Let’s backtrack a tad. Kevin Durant and the Thunder walked the Pacers Sunday night 118-94. Durant led the way with 36 points, 10 rebounds and five assists and appeared to be just a tad bit perturbed. Well, that’s because he was.
Per Ball Don’t Lie’s Kelly Dwyer:
From Darnell Mayberry at the Oklahoman:
The day before the Thunder hosted Indiana, a certain topic of conversation was considered taboo inside the confines of Oklahoma City’s practice facility.
It was rising star Paul George.
“KD don’t want me answering this question,” Thunder center Kendrick Perkins responded, in reference to Kevin Durant, when asked about the Pacers forward, “because he’s getting tired of hearing about Paul George.”
Mayberry also reports that Durant played Sunday’s game with a bit of a chip on his shoulder, yelling “write about that!” at the press row when he left the contest with Oklahoma City up 20 points on the team with the NBA’s best record.
Angry KD impressed (or humbled) George so much the latter referred to the former as the league’s toughest matchup, some 48 hours before having to guard LeBron James. To read the entire article, click here.