Durant, who didn’t address the media Monday, appeared to be in good spirits as he took the practice court and proceeded to work on his shot with the same ferocity that he has all season.
Meanwhile, the Thunder can only hope Durant’s struggles did indeed have more to do with him simply missing shots as opposed to anything Artest did defensively.
"Kevin’s just going to have to keep working,” Brooks said. "He’s not going to have a great shooting night all year long. He’s had some bad shooting nights. I think what he needs to do is figure out other ways to help us win. He’s one of our better rebounders and he needs to do that better. But offensively, he just needs to come off screens harder and we need to set better screens. I believe in what he does and he will come back better (tonight).”