Durant — wearing a yellow and blue player’s edition of his Nike Zoom KD 9 signature shoe — exploded for 39 points Thursday night at the Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif. The former Thunder star-turned-Warriors standout hit his scoring mark in just 31 minutes on the court, shooting 15-of-24 from the field, including nailing 7-of-11 3-pointers.
The 6-foot-9 strong forward’s performance helped Golden State earn its fourth win of the season, topping Oklahoma City 122-96.
Westbrook, who wore an “Official Photographer” shirt pregame as a shot at his former avid photographer teammate Durant, scored just 20 points in the loss. The all-star guard — wearing a black and orange iteration of the Air Jordan XXXI — hit 4-of-15 shots from the field, including knocking down 2-of-4 shots from long range. Westbrook was second in scoring for the Thunder, with Victor Oladipo putting up 21 points on 8-of-13 shooting.
Durant will take his first shots on his former Chesapeake Energy Arena home court in Oklahoma City as a member of the Warriors on Feb. 11.