Kevin Durant had another historic night scoring 51 points and leading his team to victory in a 119-118 win over the Toronto Raptors on Friday night. The Thunder (51-18) are “12-2 on the road against Eastern conference opponents” according to yahoosports.com, and it looks like they’ll be the team to not overlook. The Oklahoma City Thunder have received some bad news again as All-Star point guard Russell Westbrook sprained his knee after running into point guard Kyle Lowry who plays for the Toronto Raptors. Westbrook has been having knee problems since 2013, and was averaging over 21 points a game since returning on February 20th 2014. I’m guessing Oklahoma City Thunder guard Reggie Jackson will take Westbrook’s role once again.
The Thunder have won their fourth straight game and are looking to continue finishing the season off on a strong note. Kevin Durant was 7 of 12 from three-point land and made 15 shots of his 32 attempts. Oklahoma City is on a roll right now in the Northwest Division sitting at first place in the Western Conference. I’m positive Reggie Jackson can perform well on the basketball court while Russell Westbrook is out with a knee injury. Jackson played well last night in the win his team pulled off. Reggie Jackson scored 25 points.
With Russell Westbrook being out, I know Kevin Durant may feel he has to carry the team on his shoulder again, but he doesn’t have too. Durant has plenty of talent around him. Reggie Jackson has proved himself that he’s a threat with the ball in his hands. Oklahoma City Power Forward Serge Ibaka can put points up as well. Ibaka is averaging over 15 points a game along with 9 rebounds.