OKLAHOMA CITY Maybe it's because Russell Westbrook is struggling and former running mate James Harden is gone, but Kevin Durant is getting back to his old self.
It's not like anyone was concerned Durant was in a slump, but his slow-scoring start was notable.
But that's changed. And so have the Thunder.
The three-time scoring champion is looking more familiar, and because of it, certainly a big part of the reason anyway, the Thunder is scoring at an impressive clip, too.
Oklahoma City has scored 100 or more points in seven-consecutive games. The Thunder never had a streak of more than five in a row last year.
More importantly, Oklahoma City is 6-1 in the last seven games and the Thunder lead the league in scoring, getting an average of 105.4 per outing.
But back to Durant. He scored a game-high 37 points against Houston Wednesday and now has gone over 30 points four times in the past eight games. He went the first eight games without getting 30 points once.