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Durant and Thunder look for win against Houston Monday to complete 4-game playoff sweep

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    Oklahoma City Thunder's Kevin Durant (35) reacts after making a three-point basket against the Houston Rockets during the closing seconds of the fourth quarter of Game 3 in a first-round NBA basketball playoff series Saturday, April 27, 2013, in Houston. The Thunder beat the Rockets 104-101. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)The Associated Press

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    Oklahoma City Thunder's Kevin Durant (35) goes up for a shot as Houston Rockets' Omer Asik (3) defends during the first quarter of Game 3 in a first-round NBA basketball playoff series Saturday, April 27, 2013, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)The Associated Press

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    Oklahoma City Thunder's Kevin Durant (35) goes up for a shot as Houston Rockets' Omer Asik (3) defends during the first quarter of Game 3 in a first-round NBA basketball playoff series Saturday, April 27, 2013, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)The Associated Press

Kevin Durant felt strange playing without injured All-Star Russell Westbrook for the first time in Game 3 against the Houston Rockets.

He did, however, enjoy handling the ball more in the point guard's absence, and says it reminded him of his days playing street ball.

Durant's 41 points helped the Thunder to the win on Saturday night. A victory on Monday would complete the four-game sweep and send them to the second round of the playoffs.

The Rockets are searching for ways to slow him down and stay alive in the series. They know that no NBA team has come back from a 3-0 deficit to win a best-of-seven playoff series.

But Houston's Chandler Parsons says someone has to do it eventually, and that they're trying to: "shock the world."