Kevin Durant showed noticeable edginess to him in the Oklahoma City Thunder's blowout win over the Houston Rockets on Sunday, when he barked at teammates and officials, dominated throughout the game and had an increased intensity with Russell Westbrook out.
Durant also exchanged words with Dwight Howard and Francisco Garcia during the game.
“He feel like he got to come and set the tone, and he doing that,” Kendrick Perkins said. “I’m liking the mean KD; giving stare downs when he’s dunking on people. I’m rolling with that.”
Durant downplayed his performance and edge on Sunday, but he has stressed since the summer that the topic should be about the Thunder, not the Rockets.