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April 27, 2013

Durant ready for added responsibility

But someone else is going to have to step up for Thunder

(Continued)

NORMAN —

The Thunder are facing a confident and desperate Rockets team. Even though they find themselves down 2-0 in the series, they had their chances to win Game 2 in Oklahoma City.

But now that they are back home in the Toyota Center, the Rockets’ season is on the line tonight. If they wins, it’s a brand new series. A loss puts them in a 3-0 deficit, which no team in NBA history has every come back from to win a series.

Durant wants to make sure Houston isn’t the first, even if he doesn’t have Westbrook on the court.

“Offensively and defensively, I just have to give it all for my team, like I’ve been doing,” Durant said. “Just going out there and playing my hardest and leaving it out there on the floor. We’re confident. It’s tough to deal with today having your teammate the day before a game saying he’s going to miss the next few. We just have to rally behind each other and play Thunder basketball. If we do that, we’ll be fine.”

 

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