Zaza Pachulia knocks down Russell Westbrook
- Author: Carlos Nash Jan 20, 2017,
Jan 20, 2017, 0:54
Kevin Durant faced his old team for the second time since leaving Oklahoma City and once again put on a dominant performance, leading the Golden State Warriors to a 121-100 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder.
"Every player in the National Basketball Association wants to play well against his old team", coach Steve Kerr said.
The two teams meet again February 11 at Chesapeake Energy Arena for the first time in Durant's Warriors career. "Whenever that is, I don't know when it's going to be, but I don't play that game". This will be the second meeting of the season between former Thunder teammates Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant.
Of course, Westbrook does appear to somewhat ignore Durant and not really acknowledge him, which is what he basically told reporters after the game when he was asked about it, "What exchange?"
Golden State dominated the third quarter, building a 15-point lead by the end of the third quarter then extended the lead in the fourth quarter.More news: Tesla avoids recall after Autopilot crash death
Mark the date for revenge: Saturday, Feb. 11 at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City. So you just move on.
Durant not only finished with a season-high point total but also added a team-best 12 rebounds, along with four assists and three blocks.
Pachulia seems to have some beef against Westbrook, because earlier in the game the Warriors big man shoved Westbrook aside.
"E, don't say "what's up" to that b-h ass n--", Westbrook said. "I'm not thinking about these kind of comments". They had 34 assists, while Oklahoma City had just 21. Westbrook became the undisputed leader of the Thunder with Durant's departure and is putting up historic stat lines but not quite as many wins. "I'm going to get his ass back so - whenever that is, I don't know what it's going to be, but I don't play that game". I've been on that side, too.
While it may feel like ancient history, not long ago, these three players comprised the core of the most promising, exciting team in the league - the Thunder.