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Kevin Durant with the steal and the finger roll (GIF)

For 3.5 quarters Monday night, the Memphis Grizzlies gave the Oklahoma City Thunder everything they could handle. As he does, Kevin Durant was getting his points but the rest of the Thunder were held in check.

What has not been discussed much in the midst of Durant’s ridiculous scoring this season is his improvement on the defensive end of the floor. Finding ways to use his length on that end of the floor, he looks like a superstar on both ends of the floor on most nights.

That defense was on display tonight, as he made a pivotal steal and then rolled in his 30th and 31st point on the night in transition.


With the 86-77 win, the Thunder moved to 38-11 on the season.

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