SAN DIEGO – Kevin Durant regressed a bit Wednesday night, perhaps because he had nowhere to go but down.
Still, he did more than his part for the Warriors to secure a 123-112 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers at Valley View Casino Center.
The small forward played well enough, scoring 27 points, but failed to make a 3-pointer for the first time this preseason – and also committed two turnovers, his first since an Oct. 6 win over the Sacramento Kings in San Jose.
Durant was absurdly good in the previous two games, playing practically flawless basketball at both ends. On this night, he was merely very good.
Durant’s line: 27 points (10-of-19 shooting from the field, including 0-of-3 from beyond the arc), six rebounds, four assists, two steals and one block. He played 31 minutes and finished plus-6.