|May 3 10:48 PM PT11:48 PM MT12:48 AM CT1:48 AM ET5:48 GMT13:48 10:48 PM MST12:48 AM EST9:48 UAE07:481:48 ET12:48 AM CT4:48 - Durant made 11 of 19 shots for 28 points in Monday's Game 2 of Oklahoma City's second-round series against the Spurs.
Analysis: He bounced back from his poor performance in the opener in which he made 6 of 15 shots for 16 points.
|May 1 9:57 PM PT10:57 PM MT11:57 PM CT12:57 AM ET4:57 GMT12:57 9:57 PM MST11:57 PM EST8:57 UAE06:570:57 ET11:57 PM CT3:57 - Durant wasn't much of a factor Saturday, finishing with 16 points on 6-of-15 shooting in a blowout loss to the Spurs in Game 1 of the Western Conference semifinals.
Analysis: Durant is averaging 24.3 points on 37.1 percent shooting in six postseason contests.
|Apr. 26 10:17 PM PT11:17 PM MT12:17 AM CT1:17 AM ET5:17 GMT13:17 10:17 PM MST12:17 AM EST9:17 UAE07:171:17 ET12:17 AM CT4:17 - Durant had 33 points in the Thunder's series-clinching win over Dallas in Game 5.
Analysis: Durant shot only 36.8 percent in the series.
|Apr. 25 10:02 PM PT11:02 PM MT12:02 AM CT1:02 AM ET5:02 GMT13:02 10:02 PM MST12:02 AM EST9:02 UAE07:021:02 ET12:02 AM CT4:02 - The NBA has fined Oklahoma City's Russell Westbrook and Durant for violations in Game 4 of their Western Conference playoff series.
Analysis: Durant was penalized $15,000 for his flagrant foul 2 on Justin Anderson with 50 seconds left in the game.
|Apr. 24 9:59 PM PT10:59 PM MT11:59 PM CT12:59 AM ET4:59 GMT12:59 9:59 PM MST11:59 PM EST8:59 UAE06:590:59 ET11:59 PM CT3:59 - Durant scored 19 points before being ejected for a flagrant foul late in Saturday's Game 4 win at Dallas in the playoffs' opening round.
Analysis: Durant is averaging 24.3 points per game for the series but has been off the mark a lot, as he's shooting just 34.4 percent and went 7 for 20 before being tossed for a foul to the head of the Mavs' Justin Anderson. The Thunder should advance despite his struggles, though it could be an issue if they continue in the next round.
|Apr. 22 9:21 PM PT10:21 PM MT11:21 PM CT12:21 AM ET4:21 GMT12:21 9:21 PM MST11:21 PM EST8:21 UAE06:210:21 ET11:21 PM CT3:21 - Durant scored 20 of his 34 points in the first half, Russell Westbrook had 20 of his 26 in the second and the Thunder retook control of their first-round series with a 131-102 victory over the Dallas Mavericks in Game 3 on Thursday night.
Analysis: Durant totaled 44 points in the first two games.
|Apr. 22 11:04 AM PT12:04 PM MT1:04 PM CT2:04 PM ET18:04 GMT2:04 11:04 AM MST1:04 PM EST22:04 UAE20:0414:04 ET1:04 PM CT17:04 - Durant says he's happy new Washington coach Scott Brooks is back in the NBA a year after being let go by Oklahoma City. That doesn't mean Durant is - or isn't - heading to Washington.
Analysis: When asked about the theory the Wizards hired Brooks to lure him closer to home in free agency this summer, Durant said, ''I ain't really into theories. I'm focused on the Mavericks.'' The Thunder star said Friday Brooks is a ''great coach, someone that I really got to know and appreciate.'' Brooks was hired in Oklahoma City in 2008 when the franchise moved from Seattle after Durant's rookie year. They spent seven seasons together and made five trips to the playoffs.
|Apr. 11 7:12 PM PT8:12 PM MT9:12 PM CT10:12 PM ET2:12 GMT10:12 7:12 PM MST9:12 PM EST6:12 UAE (+1)04:1222:12 ET9:12 PM CT1:12 - Durant scored 34 points to help the Thunder destroy the Los Angeles Lakers 112-79 on Monday night.
Analysis: Durant has scored at least 20 in 64 straight games, the longest such streak since Bulls legend Michael Jordan in 1990-91.
|Apr. 10 5:08 AM PT6:08 AM MT7:08 AM CT8:08 AM ET12:08 GMT20:08 5:08 AM MST7:08 AM EST16:08 UAE14:088:08 ET7:08 AM CT11:08 - Durant had 31 points Saturday.
Analysis: Durant has scored at least 20 points in 63 straight games to tie Kobe Bryant's record.
|Apr. 6 10:52 PM PT11:52 PM MT12:52 AM CT1:52 AM ET5:52 GMT13:52 10:52 PM MST12:52 AM EST9:52 UAE07:521:52 ET12:52 AM CT4:52 - Durant contributed 26 points to Tuesday's rout of Denver.
Analysis: The scoring machine hasn't slowed down during the season's final stages, as Durant has averaged 31 points over his last five outings. He's 36 of 38 from the foul line over that span.
|Mar. 29 10:48 PM PT11:48 PM MT12:48 AM CT1:48 AM ET5:48 GMT13:48 10:48 PM MST12:48 AM EST9:48 UAE07:481:48 ET12:48 AM CT4:48 - Durant continued his scoring binge with 34 points in Monday's win at Toronto.
Analysis: Durant extended his career-high streak of consecutive games with 20 or more to 59. He's averaging 28.9 points and 9.6 rebounds in 17 games since Feb. 25.
|Mar. 29 2:44 PM PT3:44 PM MT4:44 PM CT5:44 PM ET21:44 GMT5:44 2:44 PM MST4:44 PM EST1:44 UAE (+1)23:4417:44 ET4:44 PM CT20:44 - The Oklahoma City Thunder are resting star Kevin Durant and starting forward Serge Ibaka for Tuesday night's game against the Detroit Pistons.
Analysis: Coach Billy Donovan says the Thunder thought this was a good chance to rest the two players after Oklahoma City played at Toronto the previous night. The Thunder have clinched the Northwest Division title, and they are almost certain to end up with the Western Conference's third-best record at the end of the regular season.
|Mar. 25 11:34 PM PT12:34 AM MT1:34 AM CT2:34 AM ET6:34 GMT14:34 11:34 PM MST1:34 AM EST10:34 UAE07:342:34 ET12:34 AM CT5:34 - Durant set a career high by scoring at least 20 points for the 57th consecutive game Thursday night.
Analysis: Durant had 20 points, nine assists and eight rebounds in a 113-91 victory over Utah on Thursday night.
|Mar. 22 7:45 PM PT8:45 PM MT9:45 PM CT10:45 PM ET2:45 GMT10:45 7:45 PM MST9:45 PM EST6:45 UAE (+1)03:4522:45 ET8:45 PM CT1:45 - Durant scored 23 points Tuesday.
Analysis: Durant is tickling the twine to a tune of 26.0 points per game in this five-game OKC win streak.
|Mar. 17 10:06 PM PT11:06 PM MT12:06 AM CT1:06 AM ET5:06 GMT13:06 10:06 PM MST12:06 AM EST9:06 UAE06:061:06 ET11:06 PM CT4:06 - Durant hit his season average of 28 points while adding nine assists and seven rebounds to Wednesday's win at Boston.
Analysis: A strong all-around performance from the ever-consistent Durant, who's now scored 20 or more in 53 consecutive games.
|Mar. 13 9:51 PM PT10:51 PM MT11:51 PM CT12:51 AM ET4:51 GMT12:51 9:51 PM MST11:51 PM EST8:51 UAE05:510:51 ET10:51 PM CT3:51 - Durant had 28 points and eight assists on Saturday.
Analysis: He has averaged 30.7 points in nine games since Feb. 25.
|Mar. 12 10:40 PM PT11:40 PM MT12:40 AM CT1:40 AM ET6:40 GMT14:40 11:40 PM MST1:40 AM EST10:40 UAE07:401:40 ET12:40 AM CT5:40 - Durant finished with 28 points and six rebounds on Friday.
Analysis: He made 11 of 20 shots and 2 of 5 3s, though he did commit six turnovers.
|Mar. 10 10:12 PM PT11:12 PM MT12:12 AM CT1:12 AM ET6:12 GMT14:12 11:12 PM MST1:12 AM EST10:12 UAE07:121:12 ET12:12 AM CT5:12 - Durant finished with 30 points, 12 rebounds and seven assists on Wednesday.
Analysis: He made 11 of 20 shots, including 5 of 8 3-pointers, while scoring at least 30 points for the fourth straight game.
|Mar. 6 8:59 PM PT9:59 PM MT10:59 PM CT11:59 PM ET4:59 GMT12:59 9:59 PM MST11:59 PM EST8:59 UAE05:5923:59 ET10:59 PM CT3:59 - Durant had 32 points, 12 rebounds and eight assists in Sunday's win in Milwaukee.
Analysis: Durant has averaged 31.7 points, 11.5 rebounds and 6.7 assists in his last six games, but the Thunder are 2-4 in that span with their top scorer averaging 5.17 turnovers.
|Mar. 4 9:11 PM PT10:11 PM MT11:11 PM CT12:11 AM ET5:11 GMT13:11 10:11 PM MST12:11 AM EST9:11 UAE06:110:11 ET11:11 PM CT4:11 - Durant nearly had a quadruple-double of sorts with 32 points, 10 rebounds, nine assists and nine turnovers in Thursday's 121-106 loss at Golden State.
Analysis: Durant has been thriving for fantasy owners, averaging 31.5 points on 50.8 percent shooting with 9.4 rebounds and 5.1 assists over his last 17 games.
|Mar. 3 9:16 PM PT10:16 PM MT11:16 PM CT12:16 AM ET5:16 GMT13:16 10:16 PM MST12:16 AM EST9:16 UAE06:160:16 ET11:16 PM CT4:16 - Durant had 30 points and 11 rebounds in Wednesday's disappointing loss to the Clippers.
Analysis: Durant has averaged 31.5 points and 11.8 rebounds over four straight double-doubles.
|Feb. 28 9:33 PM PT10:33 PM MT11:33 PM CT12:33 AM ET5:33 GMT13:33 10:33 PM MST12:33 AM EST9:33 UAE06:330:33 ET11:33 PM CT4:33 - Durant had 37 points, 12 rebounds and five assists in Saturday's loss to Golden State.
Analysis: He made 7 of 11 3-pointers and finished 13 of 26 overall.
|Feb. 26 9:24 PM PT10:24 PM MT11:24 PM CT12:24 AM ET5:24 GMT13:24 10:24 PM MST12:24 AM EST9:24 UAE06:240:24 ET11:24 PM CT4:24 - Durant scored 32 points with 14 rebounds and seven assists in the Thunder's 123-119 loss at New Orleans on Thursday.
Analysis: Durant is averaging 31.5 points and 9.0 boards over the last 13 games.
|Feb. 19 8:29 PM PT9:29 PM MT10:29 PM CT11:29 PM ET4:29 GMT12:29 9:29 PM MST11:29 PM EST8:29 UAE05:2923:29 ET10:29 PM CT2:29 - Durant finished with 31 points and eight rebounds on Friday.
Analysis: He continued his hot shooting stretch, making 13 of 26 shots. He has made 50.9 percent of his shots in the last 10 games.
|Feb. 8 8:05 PM PT9:05 PM MT10:05 PM CT11:05 PM ET4:05 GMT12:05 9:05 PM MST11:05 PM EST8:05 UAE05:0523:05 ET10:05 PM CT2:05 - Durant scored 25 of his 32 points in the second half and Oklahoma City pulled away in the final four minutes to hand the Phoenix Suns their eighth consecutive loss, 122-106 on Monday night.
Analysis: Durant is averaging 34.4 points over his last seven.
|Feb. 7 9:07 PM PT10:07 PM MT11:07 PM CT12:07 AM ET5:07 GMT13:07 10:07 PM MST12:07 AM EST9:07 UAE06:070:07 ET11:07 PM CT3:07 - Durant had 40 points and 14 rebounds while making all 13 of his free throws Saturday night in the Thunder's 116-108 loss at Golden State.
Analysis: The defeat might have ended Oklahoma City's five-game winning streak, but its top scorer isn't slowing down. Durant has averaged 34.4 points and 10.4 rebounds in his last seven games, including 35.8 points and 11.7 rebounds in his last four on the road.
|Feb. 4 10:09 PM PT11:09 PM MT12:09 AM CT1:09 AM ET6:09 GMT14:09 11:09 PM MST1:09 AM EST10:09 UAE07:091:09 ET12:09 AM CT4:09 - Durant finished with 37 points and hit six 3-pointers in Wednesday's 117-114 win over the Magic.
Analysis: Durant is averaging 33.8 points while sinking 15 of 34 (44.1 percent) from 3-point range over his last five games.
|Feb. 1 6:50 PM PT7:50 PM MT8:50 PM CT9:50 PM ET2:50 GMT10:50 7:50 PM MST9:50 PM EST6:50 UAE (+1)03:5021:50 ET8:50 PM CT0:50 - Durant scored 28 points and pulled down nine rebounds in Monday's win over the Wizards.
Analysis: Durant has averaged 32.8 points over his last five games.
|Jan. 30 9:53 PM PT10:53 PM MT11:53 PM CT12:53 AM ET5:53 GMT13:53 10:53 PM MST12:53 AM EST9:53 UAE06:530:53 ET11:53 PM CT3:53 - Durant scored 33 points with 12 rebounds in the Thunder's 116-108 win over Houston on Friday.
Analysis: Durant is averaging 34.7 points and 11.7 boards over the past three games.
|Jan. 28 9:49 PM PT10:49 PM MT11:49 PM CT12:49 AM ET5:49 GMT13:49 10:49 PM MST12:49 AM EST9:49 UAE06:490:49 ET11:49 PM CT3:49 - Durant finished with 27 points and nine rebounds while adding five assists to Thursday's win at Minnesota.
Analysis: Another typical day at the office for the Thunder superstar, whose season averages closely resemble Thursday's numbers.
|Jan. 28 10:09 PM PT11:09 PM MT12:09 AM CT1:09 AM ET6:09 GMT14:09 11:09 PM MST1:09 AM EST10:09 UAE07:091:09 ET12:09 AM CT4:09 - Durant finished with 27 points and nine rebounds while adding five assists to Wednesday's win at Minnesota.
Analysis: Another typical day at the office for the Thunder superstar, whose season averages closely resemble Thursday's numbers.
|Jan. 26 7:31 PM PT8:31 PM MT9:31 PM CT10:31 PM ET3:31 GMT11:31 8:31 PM MST10:31 PM EST7:31 UAE (+1)04:3122:31 ET9:31 PM CT1:31 - Durant was a shining star Tuesday at MSG.
Analysis: Durant scored a season-high 44 points and grabbed 14 rebounds as the Thunder bounced back in Manhattan from a loss in Brooklyn, New York's hottest borough. "We didn't play so far against Brooklyn, we didn't play so well in this game, but we just had to pull it out," Durant said.
|Jan. 24 8:39 PM PT9:39 PM MT10:39 PM CT11:39 PM ET4:39 GMT12:39 9:39 PM MST11:39 PM EST8:39 UAE05:3923:39 ET10:39 PM CT2:39 - Durant was a shining star Sunday in Brooklyn.
Analysis: Durant had 32 points, 10 rebounds and seven assists as he traded baskets at the half-empty Barclays Center with the victorious Nets.
|Jan. 22 8:44 PM PT9:44 PM MT10:44 PM CT11:44 PM ET4:44 GMT12:44 9:44 PM MST11:44 PM EST8:44 UAE05:4423:44 ET10:44 PM CT2:44 - Durant contributed 24 points, seven assists and two blocks Friday.
Analysis: Durant played his first game in Dallas in almost two years. His scoring output has gone down from 30 to 26 to 24 in his last three games.
|Jan. 20 10:27 PM PT11:27 PM MT12:27 AM CT1:27 AM ET6:27 GMT14:27 11:27 PM MST1:27 AM EST10:27 UAE07:271:27 ET12:27 AM CT4:27 - Durant posted 30 points and 12 rebounds in Thursday's win at Denver.
Analysis: The superstar forward has been crashing the boards of late in addition to supplying consistent scoring. Durant now has three double-doubles over his past four games.
|Jan. 16 10:34 PM PT11:34 PM MT12:34 AM CT1:34 AM ET6:34 GMT14:34 11:34 PM MST1:34 AM EST10:34 UAE07:341:34 ET12:34 AM CT4:34 - Durant had 21 points and seven assists in Friday's win over Minnesota.
Analysis: Nothing extraordinary by his standards, but Durant did reach the 20-point mark for a 26th consecutive game.
|Jan. 13 10:15 PM PT11:15 PM MT12:15 AM CT1:15 AM ET6:15 GMT14:15 11:15 PM MST1:15 AM EST10:15 UAE07:151:15 ET12:15 AM CT4:15 - Durant scored 30 points in the Thunder's 101-96 win at Minnesota on Tuesday.
Analysis: Durant is averaging 26.6 points in what might be his last season with the Thunder. He's schedule to become a free agent this summer.
|Jan. 10 8:42 PM PT9:42 PM MT10:42 PM CT11:42 PM ET4:42 GMT12:42 9:42 PM MST11:42 PM EST8:42 UAE05:4223:42 ET10:42 PM CT2:42 - Durant collected 28 points and six rebounds Sunday.
Analysis: Durant shot 10 for 23 from the field, which included 2 of 6 on 3-pointers, and made all six of his free throws.
|Jan. 9 9:58 PM PT10:58 PM MT11:58 PM CT12:58 AM ET5:58 GMT13:58 10:58 PM MST12:58 AM EST9:58 UAE06:580:58 ET11:58 PM CT3:58 - Durant efficiently recorded 24 points on 15 shots, along with seven rebounds and two steals Friday.
Analysis: Durant had 10 fewer rebounds than he did in his last game and also took nine fewer shots than Russell Westbrook to hamper his fantasy effectiveness.
|Jan. 6 8:37 PM PT9:37 PM MT10:37 PM CT11:37 PM ET4:37 GMT12:37 9:37 PM MST11:37 PM EST8:37 UAE05:3723:37 ET10:37 PM CT2:37 - Durant hooked up his fantasy owners Wednesday.
Analysis: Durant had 26 points and a season-high 17 rebounds after missing the previous game with a sprained right big toe so he must be a fast healer.
|Jan. 4 2:49 PM PT3:49 PM MT4:49 PM CT5:49 PM ET22:49 GMT6:49 3:49 PM MST5:49 PM EST2:49 UAE (+1)23:4917:49 ET4:49 PM CT20:49 - Durant will play Wednesday night against Memphis after sitting out Oklahoma City's game Monday night against Sacramento with a sprained right big toe.
Analysis: Durant, the 2013-14 MVP, missed most of last season with a broken bone in his right foot that required three surgeries. He has since returned to form, being named co-Western Conference player of the month for December with teammate Russell Westbrook this week.
|Jan. 3 11:12 PM PT12:12 AM MT1:12 AM CT2:12 AM ET7:12 GMT15:12 12:12 AM MST2:12 AM EST11:12 UAE08:122:12 ET1:12 AM CT5:12 - Durant put up 29 points and 11 rebounds in Saturday's win at Charlotte.
Analysis: Just another day at the office for the four-time scoring champion, who's scored 20 points or more in 20 straight games since returning from a hamstring injury.
|Dec. 31 8:01 PM PT9:01 PM MT10:01 PM CT11:01 PM ET4:01 GMT12:01 9:01 PM MST11:01 PM EST8:01 UAE05:0123:01 ET10:01 PM CT2:01 - Durant scored 23 points for Oklahoma City on New Year's Eve.
Analysis: Durant only grabbed two boards after he had 18 in his last two games. Maybe his New Year's resolution should be to hit the backboards harder.
|Dec. 25 6:29 PM PT7:29 PM MT8:29 PM CT9:29 PM ET2:29 GMT10:29 7:29 PM MST9:29 PM EST6:29 UAE (+1)03:2921:29 ET8:29 PM CT0:29 - Durant finished with 29 points, nine rebounds and seven assists in Friday's loss to Chicago.
Analysis: Durant has scored 20 or more in 23 of his 24 games this season, but he's just 3 for 15 from 3-point range over his last three.
|Dec. 22 9:42 PM PT10:42 PM MT11:42 PM CT12:42 AM ET5:42 GMT13:42 10:42 PM MST12:42 AM EST9:42 UAE06:420:42 ET11:42 PM CT3:42 - Durant finished with 24 points, nine rebounds and seven assists on Monday.
Analysis: He also had two steals and two blocked shots while making 10 of 24 shots.
|Dec. 14 9:06 PM PT10:06 PM MT11:06 PM CT12:06 AM ET5:06 GMT13:06 10:06 PM MST12:06 AM EST9:06 UAE06:060:06 ET11:06 PM CT3:06 - Durant rebounded from the lowest-scoring half of his career for 31 points on Sunday.
Analysis: He scored just two points before halftime for his seventh 30-point game this season.
|Dec. 12 10:58 PM PT11:58 PM MT12:58 AM CT1:58 AM ET6:58 GMT14:58 11:58 PM MST1:58 AM EST10:58 UAE07:581:58 ET12:58 AM CT4:58 - Durant finished with 21 points and eight rebounds on Friday.
Analysis: He made 8 of 17 shots while adding three assists, two steals and a block.
|Dec. 7 10:17 PM PT11:17 PM MT12:17 AM CT1:17 AM ET6:17 GMT14:17 11:17 PM MST1:17 AM EST10:17 UAE07:171:17 ET12:17 AM CT4:17 - Durant scored 20 points and grabbed 10 rebounds but he committed 10 turnovers on Sunday.
Analysis: He hit the go-ahead jumper with 23 seconds left and two free throws with 4.4 seconds left for his sixth straight 20-point effort since returning from injury last month.
|Dec. 1 10:28 PM PT11:28 PM MT12:28 AM CT1:28 AM ET6:28 GMT14:28 11:28 PM MST1:28 AM EST10:28 UAE07:281:28 ET12:28 AM CT4:28 - Durant had 25 points, six rebounds, six assists and four blocks on Monday.
Analysis: He scored at least 25 points for the fourth straight game after returning from a hamstring injury.
|Nov. 26 10:51 PM PT11:51 PM MT12:51 AM CT1:51 AM ET6:51 GMT14:51 11:51 PM MST1:51 AM EST10:51 UAE07:511:51 ET12:51 AM CT4:51 - Durant posted his second straight big game since returning from injury with 30 points while hitting 5 of 8 3-pointers on Wednesday.
Analysis: He added six rebounds, five assists and three blocked shots. Durant has scored 57 points while making 21 of 31 shots in a pair of games since returning from a strained left hamstring.
|Nov. 24 9:08 PM PT10:08 PM MT11:08 PM CT12:08 AM ET5:08 GMT13:08 10:08 PM MST12:08 AM EST9:08 UAE06:080:08 ET11:08 PM CT3:08 - Durant returned to action Monday, finishing with 27 points on 10-of-13 shooting in a rout of the Jazz.
Analysis: Durant had missed the previous six games with a strained left hamstring.
|Nov. 10 4:50 PM PT5:50 PM MT6:50 PM CT7:50 PM ET0:50 GMT8:50 5:50 PM MST7:50 PM EST4:50 UAE (+1)01:5019:50 ET6:50 PM CT22:50 - Durant remains out because of a strained left hamstring.
Analysis: Durant has averaged 28.1 points, 7.3 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 1.25 blocks.
|Nov. 8 6:04 PM PT7:04 PM MT8:04 PM CT9:04 PM ET2:04 GMT10:04 7:04 PM MST9:04 PM EST6:04 UAE (+1)03:0421:04 ET8:04 PM CT0:04 - Durant had 32 points and 11 rebounds during Sunday's 124-103 win over Phoenix.
Analysis: He made 12 of 19 shots and 2 of 5 from 3-point range. Durant has scored 65 points in his last two games.
|Nov. 4 7:24 PM PT8:24 PM MT9:24 PM CT10:24 PM ET3:24 GMT11:24 8:24 PM MST10:24 PM EST7:24 UAE (+1)04:2422:24 ET9:24 PM CT1:24 - Durant had 27 points Wednesday.
Analysis: Durant is averaging 29.2 points, though he has reached double digits in rebounds just once.
|Oct. 31 10:28 PM PT11:28 PM MT12:28 AM CT1:28 AM ET5:28 GMT13:28 10:28 PM MST12:28 AM EST9:28 UAE06:281:28 ET11:28 PM CT3:28 - Durant scored 43 points and grabbed 12 rebounds in the Thunder's 139-136 double-overtime win at Orlando on Friday.
Analysis: Durant looked every bit like the superstar the Thunder expects him to be. It looks like he's put his injury riddled 2014-15 season behind him.
|Oct. 29 10:54 PM PT11:54 PM MT12:54 AM CT1:54 AM ET5:54 GMT13:54 10:54 PM MST12:54 AM EST9:54 UAE06:541:54 ET11:54 PM CT3:54 - Durant scored 22 points in his first regular-season game since February, a 112-106 win against San Antonio on Wednesday night.
Analysis: The Oklahoma City Thunder star missed 13 of 19 shots but hit two free throws with 11.5 seconds left. He finished 8 of 8 from the line.
|Oct. 7 10:29 AM PT11:29 AM MT12:29 PM CT1:29 PM ET17:29 GMT1:29 10:29 AM MST12:29 PM EST21:29 UAE19:2913:29 ET12:29 PM CT16:29 - Thunder coach Billy Donovan says he expects Durant to play 18-22 minutes in the season opener against the Timberwolves on Wednesday night.
Analysis: Durant missed 55 games last season and needed three surgeries to repair his broken right foot. He last played in a game on Feb. 18 against Dallas. Durant says he's trying not to think about his injury anymore. He says he's trying not to put too much pressure on himself, either.
|Sep. 24 8:20 AM PT9:20 AM MT10:20 AM CT11:20 AM ET15:20 GMT23:20 8:20 AM MST10:20 AM EST19:20 UAE17:2011:20 ET10:20 AM CT14:20 - Durant hasn't always seen eye to eye with the media. Now, he'll be a part of it. The Players' Tribune announced Thursday the Oklahoma City Thunder star will join the company as deputy publisher. Editorial content from Durant is expected in the next few weeks.
Analysis: Durant will work closely with founding publisher and former Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter, who started the website for athletes to tell their own stories earlier this year. Jeter said he sought Durant because he has an important voice off the court. Durant said he looks forward to building a place where "athletes can have our say and feel safe that nothing will be distorted."
|Sep. 23 9:05 AM PT10:05 AM MT11:05 AM CT12:05 PM ET16:05 GMT0:05 9:05 AM MST11:05 AM EST20:05 UAE18:0512:05 ET11:05 AM CT15:05 - Durant has been cleared to play without restriction after recovering from a foot injury. General manager Sam Presti made the announcement on Wednesday.
Analysis: Durant, the league MVP and scoring champion in 2013-14, played just 27 games last season because of a broken bone in his right foot. He had surgery in October and returned to play in December with some pain. A screw rubbing against another bone was removed this February. Durant averaged 25.4 points, 6.6 rebounds and 4.1 assists last season. Without his full-time services, the Thunder struggled and missed the playoffs despite Russell Westbrook's excellent play.
|July 4 5:28 PM PT6:28 PM MT7:28 PM CT8:28 PM ET0:28 GMT8:28 5:28 PM MST7:28 PM EST4:28 UAE (+1)02:2820:28 ET7:28 PM CT23:28 - Durant said he would be ready for next season and he hasn't thought about the summer of 2016 when he likely will be the biggest domino in a free-agent class that already seems certain to earn incredibly large deals as the league's salary cap skyrockets.
Analysis: Durant is already a four-time NBA scoring champion and doesn't even turn 27 until September. He might not even be in his prime yet. Teams will do whatever they can next summer to get him, much in the same way LeBron James was pursued in 2010 when he wound up signing with the Miami Heat. For now, Durant said, everyone else can focus on that. He is just trying to play. "To be honest, my main thing is getting rid of distractions," Durant said.