It remains very hard to beat the Oklahoma City Thunder at home. Kevin Durant being on that team is an important reason why: he remains really, really good at this basketball thing.
Durant leads all scorers with 19 points, and his scoring was part of a solid second quarter that helped the Thunder make up much of their deficit to the Nuggets. Denver leads 56-54 at the half.
Durant's statistical contributions extend beyond points. He's got four rebounds, an assist, a steal, and two blocks. He's also made a sartorial contribution, wearing a new, neon yellow version of his signature Nike shoe, and inspiring all of the Thunder players to follow suit with their own variations on sunshine and canaries.