Wednesday November 7th, 2012


By Ben Golliver

Jonas Valanciunas: the only person who took a bigger beating on Election Day than Karl Rove.

Thunder All-Star forward Kevin Durant has been known to posterize a center or two in his day, and he caught the Raptors rookie big time during a Tuesday night win at Chesapeake Energy Arena.

Durant received the ball on the left side of the court after fading out of a high screen for guard Russell Westbrook. He attacked the open paint in front of him, as Andrea Bargnani was caught way out of the play after showing on Westbrook and Kyle Lowry was content to simply wave at him as he drove through the key. That left Valanciunas, rotating from the weakside, as the last line of defense. The Lithuanian went up to contest the shot, but then thought better of it, ducking out of the way as Durant hammered down a one-hand slam.

The Thunder went on to defeat the Raptors 108-88. Durant finished with 15 points, six rebounds, three assists and two steals. Video via YouTube user NBA

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