You see Kevin Durant drop 48, and there are two possible scenarios:
1. KD was just feeling it more than usual, with some hapless team like the Jazz or Cavs baring witness, in an ultimately forgettable contest.
2. Holy crap, OKC needs Russell Westbrook back in a jersey ASAP.
Saturday night’s 115-111 victory over the Timberwolves* proved to fall into the later category. The Thunder needed every one of Durant’s points, with nobody else on the team scoring more than 13. Thank Jah this is the regular season and not the playoffs. You can get away with such one-dimensional offense in January, but good taking four out of seven from a Western Conference team in April.
* — Get this team some bench depth, pronto. That starting five is nasty.