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Westbrook drops 47 but gets wrong kind of triple-double in losing duel with Durant

Russell Westbrook was defiant to the end, even in the face of an insurmountable double-digit deficit. But he and the Thunder had no more success stopping Durant in his return to Oklahoma City than they had at stopping him from leaving to join the Golden State Warriors.

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Mr. Durant, folks. #DubNation #NBARapidReplay #NBAonABC pic.twitter.com/ryFp27oWPh

— NBA (@NBA) February 12, 2017

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Durant, who averaged 39.5 points in two victories over his old teammates in Oakland, scored 34 in the Warriors' 130-114 win Saturday night, hitting a couple big shots down the stretch to seal the game.

Westbrook scored 47 but had the wrong kind of triple-double, finishing with 11 turnovers to go with his 11 rebounds and 8 assists.

#RussellWestbrook activates Brodie Mode. #ThunderUp pic.twitter.com/yBc6KfuD3r

— NBA (@NBA) February 12, 2017

Durant was booed loudly by an OKC crowd that chanted "Cup-cake!" at him and brought all kinds of signs calling him a "KowarD," among other things. But Durant and the Warriors took control in the first half and never let up, while Westbrook pressed to keep the Thunder within striking range, scoring 20 in the third quarter.

Nice shirt, Steph. pic.twitter.com/C6hE71Wuyh

— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) February 12, 2017

Kevin Durant saying goodbye to the arena staff on his way out. He's still loved around these parts. pic.twitter.com/PwF1kbG9wt

— Chris Haynes (@ChrisBHaynes) February 12, 2017

And while Westbrook and other Thunder players had words for Durant when things heated up, KD had the last word as his new teammates help him go home with the win. Stephen Curry had 26 points, nine assists and eight rebounds while Klay Thompson also scored 26.

Russell Westbrook: 47 pts, 8 asts
Thunder Starters: 48 pts, 8 asts
Get that man some help.

— Chris Martin Palmer (@ChrisPalmerNBA) February 12, 2017

Russell Westbrook should vent to the media after this game that he NEEDS MORE HELP. Barkley would just nod yes.

— Skip Bayless (@RealSkipBayless) February 12, 2017

The sad truth is that no matter who the Thunder acquire Westbrook will never have a better teammate than Kevin Durant.

— E (@itstoo_real) February 12, 2017

No big deal or anything but Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook have to play on the same team in exactly 8 days WHAT COULD POSSIBLY GO WRONG

— Rob Perez (@World_Wide_Wob) February 12, 2017

The teams meet in OKC again on Mar. 20 in a nationally televised game.