John Otano
Monday April 29th, 2013

Kevin Durant #35 of the Oklahoma City Thunder celebrates during the Game Three of the Western Conference Quarterfinals. (Photo by Layne Murdoch/NBAE via Getty Images) Kevin Durant may get additional rest in Game 4. (Layne Murdoch/NBAE via Getty Images)

Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant may receive more rest in Game 4 against the Houston Rockets, according to The Oklahoman's Darnell Mayberry. Thunder head coach Scott Brooks said he'd like to rest him a few more minutes in the first half of Game 4.

Durant played in 47 minutes in the Thunder's 104-101 Game 3 win over the Rockets. He scored a team-high 41 points and pulled down 14 rebounds. Durant said he felt "great" during practice on Monday and he's "cool" if Brooks decides to pull him for rest during Game 4. The Thunder's second-leading scorer, Russell Westbrook, underwent surgery to repair a tear in his lateral meniscus and will be out for the rest of the playoffs.

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