Durant is confident his team-mates can help overcome series deficit against Grizzlies.
Despite averaging 34 points, 10.6 rebounds, 6.1 assists and shooting 50.6 percent from the field in the seven games the Oklahoma City Thunder have played without Russell Westbrook, Kevin Durant believes he can still do more.
The Thunder now trail the Memphis Grizzlies 2-1 in their Western Conference semi-finals clash, but Durant has vowed to step it up another level in order to turn the series around.
“I can do a lot more. There’s always things. No matter how good you play, you can always do more,” he told the media as reported by ESPN.
“I gotta find ways to help my team-mates out and put them in a great position. Continue to just be a vocal leader, a positive leader on the bench and every time down the court.”
While Durant has been impressive, it will difficult to help his team-mates if they don’t start to help themselves.
The 24-year-old is arguably the most talented player in the league, however he will not be able to clinch a series win alone. Both Kevin Martin and Serge Ibaka will need to address their shooting issues from Game 3, as the pair went 6-of-17 on their shots from the field.
The Grizzlies will undoubtedly be buoyed by their performances thus far, and will feel slightly unlucky not to be leading this series 3-0 following the nature of the end of Game 1.
However, importantly for the Thunder they must respond in Game 4 to tie the series, and while the burden will mostly fall on Durant’s shoulders, he will need more of a response from his team-mates to help carry the load despite his latest comments.