It got Lamb a wide-open three, which he knocked down, enticing Durant to jump off the bench in celebration of his successful coaching move.
After the game, Scott Brooks was asked about Durant’s design.
“That was a great play, but he forgot to add one other player on the board,” Brooks joked. “He only had four on the board…He’s getting better. Last year he had only three.”
When told of Brooks’ critique, Durant said: “Nah, that’s (expletive),” before adding: “That was all me right there. I’m trying to work on my future.”
Then, Durant revealed, he’s already starting to think about a possible coaching career when his playing days are over.
“I hope so,” Durant said. “We’ll see. I always hear the guys that can play a little bit aren’t smart enough to be coaches, but I’m learning. I’m learning from a lot of different guys. Trying to put myself in different shoes. We’ll see. I like to see guys get better, I enjoy watching the progress of the team.”
Westbrook on if he feels any relief that this upcoming back-to-back is the last of the season: “Definitely. For sure. There’s none in the playoffs, so I feel good.”
STAT OF THE DAY
The Thunder is 19-3 this season when its original starting lineup is together.