Kevin Durant Says the Thunder Are ‘Fooling’ Themselves

by March 03, 2016

The OKC Thunder suffered a devastating 103-98 loss Wednesday night, blowing a 22-point lead to the LA Clippers, and Kevin Durant thinks his squad isn’t anywhere close to being great.

Durant scored 30 points and grabbed eleven rebounds, but said careless play doomed the Thunder.

KD thinks OKC lacks discipline, and played “too loose.”

Per The Oklahoman:

The Thunder’s play remained solid and its lead comfortable well into the fourth quarter. When Russell Westbrook hit two free throws at the 5:16 mark, OKC’s lead sat at 95-81. Then it all fell apart, against a contender in front of a national audience, for the second time in the past five days.


Kevin Durant, who went from dominant to lost as the game turned to its most crucial moments, couldn’t hold onto the ball. Durant fumbled itaway on a crucial drive with under four minutes to go. It fortunately landed in a teammate’s hands and then swung back to Durant. So he tried to drive again. And he fumbled it again, this time to Jamal Crawford who turned it into a layup. It was one of his six giveaways. […] “I turned the ball over too much,” Durant said.


With the victory, the Clippers moved to one game back of the Thunder in the loss column, as two matchups, both in Oklahoma City, linger later this month. […] “We’re fooling ourselves if we want to be a great team the way that we’re playing,” Durant said. “We’re fooling ourselves.”