Durant received a standing ovation from a building that was sold out for only the 5th time this season. He was surrounded by "KD2DC" t-shirts during pre-game introductions. He will be a free agent in 2016, and due to local ties, some believe he may be heading to our nation's capital. But on this night, Durant wore the Thunder blue, and scored 34 points on this night.
Durant said he had to get 91 tickets to cover for friends and family, and during a weather update he was shown on the replay screen wearing a photo-shopped Wizards uniform.
Durant made 4 threes after halftime to break a career-long 0-for-14 slump from beyond the arc. The Thunder overcame a 12-point halftime deficit to improve to 19-8 following a 3-12 start. The win keeps them over .500 with a 22-20 record, after moving over .500 for the first time Tuesday with a win over the Miami Heat.
The Wizards received 24 points from Nene in a losing effort, including 9 of the 11 overtime points for Washington. John Wall added 28 points and 13 assists, while Bradley Beal contributed 14 for a Wizards team that fell to 29-14 on the season, and 18-6 at home.
The Thunder now sit 3 games behind the Phoenix Suns for the final Western Conference playoff spot, and will visit the Eastern Conference-leading Atlanta Hawks tomorrow night. The Wizards will head out west beginning Saturday, when they visit a tough Portland Trail Blazers team, who is playing without LaMarcus Aldridge.