Kevin Durant Comments on Emotions Facing Oklahoma City Thunder

January 17th, 2017 by Alec Nathan Leave a reply »

Emotions ran high during Kevin Durant's first game against the Oklahoma City Thunder on Nov. 3, and the Golden State Warriors forward acknowledged Tuesday that showdowns against his former team will always hold extra meaning.

"It's never going to be a regular game for me," Durant told's Chris Haynes. "I'm just going to play. There's nothing serious. We got the first one out the way, and we're just going to play the next game."

The Warriors throttled the Thunder 122-96 in their first meeting at Oracle Arena, and Durant didn't appear to let the gravity of the moment weigh on him. He shredded his former teammates from all over the floor, dropping a game-high 39 points.

Durant will be looking to replicate that performance Wednesday when the Warriors host the Thunder for the second and final time this season.

"I'm sure it will [be emotional]," Durant said, per Haynes. "It's people I've been with for so long, and to see them again, yeah, [there will] be some emotions. But I've still got a job to do."

The last time Golden State met Oklahoma City, tensions appeared to crescendo when Durant and Thun ...

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