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This past Saturday saw the Thunder suffer a crushing overtime loss to the Golden State Warriors.

The Thunder watched as Steph Curry tied the NBA record for 3-pointers made in a game (12).

Kevin Durant ended up fouling out in the first minute of overtime, and was left on the bench watching helplessly as his team fell.

This loss may seem like a setback in all senses of the game, however, this could also be viewed as the exact reason for Durant to resign with the Thunder this offseason.

The Warriors are notorious for their small ball lineup. This lineup focuses on speed and the elite shooting that the team brings. Currently the Thunder are in a small group that can keep up with the tempo and the scoring that the Warriors bring.

At this moment there only seems to be one other point guard that is in the conversation with Steph Curry as one of the best, and that is Russell Westbrook. Westbrook is second in the NBA in triple-doubles, only trailing Golden State’s Draymond Green.

The Thunder also have a solid rebounding and scoring set of big men in Serge Ibaka, Enes Kanter, and Steven Adams.

Currently, all this team needs to do to completely contend with the Warriors is to get some kind of normal production out of the shooting guard position. Whether this happens through the current players, or perhaps looking to free agency this offseason.

If you are Kevin Durant, why would you leave the team you have?

If Kevin Durant leaves and goes anywhere that isn’t Golden State, he will push back his chance at a title another 5-7 years. The chemistry that the Thunder are developing is among the best in the league. This is not just a team, it is a family.

Kevin Durant, please do yourself and the NBA a favor and stay in OKC.

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