Epic Duel (2012): Monta Ellis scores career-high 48 against Durant (33/10/7 + game winner)
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“I don’t think he called bank,” Warriors coach Mark Jackson said about Kevin Durant’s go-ahead shot with 14 seconds remaining in the Thunder’s 119-116 win over the Warriors.
Not only did Kevin Durant, who flirted with a triple-double (33 points, 10 rebounds, 7 assists), not call bank, he thought it was a a terrible shot.
“It’s one of those things where you shoot it and you’re like, ‘Aw, that’s a terrible shot,'” Durant said of his game-winner. “When it went in, I was kind of surprised.”
For the Warriors, David Lee recorded his 2nd career triple double (25/11/10) and Monta Ellis had a career night going for 48 points, which was fine with OKC coach Scott Brooks.
“Our goal going into the game is to hold Monta Ellis to 50 and he only had 48 so we accomplished two things,” said a sarcastic Brooks.
Brooks’ point guard, Russell Westbrook, wasn’t too bad either with 31 points.
James Harden had 19 off the bench for OKC and Stephen Curry had 16 points, 10 assists and 7 rebounds.