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Published: March 22, 2009
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Since returning from a seven-game absence caused by a sprained right ankle, Kevin Durant has struggled to find his offensive rhythm, shooting just 43.1 percent in his first four games back from injury. Durant was shooting 53.8 percent in February.

"I don’t think it’s there yet,” Durant said of his shooting touch. "I’m an impatient guy. The last couple of games I was kind of mad because it hasn’t been there. But (coach) Scotty (Brooks) just told me to take my time, be patient with it, it’s going to come back and continue to do the other things.”

Durant is averaging 24.8 points, 6.8 rebounds and 2.3 assists since returning to the lineup, but he has yet to shoot better than 45 percent in a game.

"I try to work as hard as I can after practice and try to do the little things even if it’s 10 or 15 minutes,” Durant said. "Just work on my game and slowly it’ll come back. So that’s what I’m doing and hopefully next game it’ll be back.”

Frustration shows after Utah loss
Thunder players were visibly angry following Friday’s loss to Utah. Forward Jeff Green declined to talk to the media after the game, and the Thunder’s locker room was as silent as it’s been all season following a loss.

"We get mad after every loss,” Durant said.