The Oklahoma City Thunder stars showed off their skills in their first match this NBA season, beating a Finals favorite and exhibiting one of the most exciting games this week. With an 112-106 victory over Tim Duncan's San Antonio Spurs, the Oklahoma City Thunder appeared to have proven that not even the acquisition of the widely sought after LaMarcus Aldridge could stop the great Kevin Durant. It could be recalled that the season opener also marked the highly anticipated return of the Oklahoma City Thunder star who sat out some games last NBA season due to injury.
Apart from the return of Kevin Durant, fans and followers of the Oklahoma City Thunder were also excited to see how KD will adapt to the NBA team temporarily led by the flashy Russell Westbrook. Given the result of the basketball game against the San Antonio Spurs, it looks like the two managed to work well together. However, rumors are rife that the current NBA season will be the last for Kevin Durant to wear the Oklahoma City Thunder uniform.
"This season could be Durant's final one in Oklahoma City," noted Andrew Gilman of Complex, adding, "And as Westbrook's teammate, so the locker room gives us just a glimpse of what the Thunder want you to know about the relationship between the two stars. They're together. Equal. It might not have ever worked anywhere else, but it's going to work here."
It could be recalled that Kevin Durant will enter free agency after this NBA season. With this in mind, some teams in the NBA have reportedly made changes and adjustments to clear up cap space. Rumors are spreading that the Cleveland Cavaliers are looking to re-sign LeBron James and bag Kevin Durant; while the Miami Heat are looking to do the same with Dwyane Wade and the Oklahoma City Thunder star. While all these prospective deals are exciting, the current NBA season demands both Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook to play together to ease out the Golden State Warriors from the league and bring home the championship trophy.
"We're all getting used to playing with each other and everybody getting back into the groove of things," shared Russell Westbrook, according to ESPN. He added, "And once we get it clicking, it's going to be hard to stop us."
Meanwhile, the recently concluded game against the Denver Nuggets proved that the Oklahoma City Thunder is an unstoppable force in the NBA this season. Russell Westbrook delivered a spectacular performance, which helped the NBA team achieve the 117-93 victory over the Denver Nuggets. As for Kevin Durant, the leader of the Oklahoma City Thunder squad remains as steadfast as ever in his drive to push the NBA team to greatness.
"That was huge. It was good to keep me going and to keep the team and the crowd into the game," shared Russell Westbrook, referring to his amazing shot during a crucial moment in the game against the Denver Nuggets.