Warriors 'furious' over Durant's treatment in OKC

Beth Cruz
March 21, 2017

And sure it was Durant's right to go to Golden State, but it's also the right of everyone in Oklahoma City to not give him a homecoming parade on his first visit back to town.

Westbrook recorded 24 points, 16 assists and 10 rebounds during Wednesday's 123-102 rout of the host Toronto Raptors and is averaging 26.3 points, 15.5 assists and 11.5 rebounds during Oklahoma City's current four-game winning streak.

While Durant will be sitting out while he recovers from his knee injury on Monday when the two teams square off again, Haynes made a great point when he noted the following. In their most recent meeting, the Warriors beat the Thunder 130-114 in Oklahoma City on February 11. Still, Durant's teammates were careful not to get overly excited.

The closest anyone in the Thunder organization came to making an official statement on Durant's return came from general manager Sam Presti, who spoke with ESPN shortly before the game. The win moved into a tie for fifth place in the Western Conference, pending the result of the Los Angeles Clippers' game against Cleveland later today.

We are very appreciative of Kevin's contributions during the first eight years of the Thunder. Given OKC is a small-market team, and given the rarity of hitting home runs in the draft with the likes of Harden, Westbrook, and Durant it's going to be very tough for them to get back to championship contention any time soon. "They have embraced Kevin's past with the Thunder while sensibly and passionately investing in those that stand with us as we continue our work in Oklahoma with an inspired and positive outlook".

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