Durant Scores 42 In Charity Basketball Game
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Kevin Durant had 42 points, 26 rebounds and 11 assists for a triple-double in his charity basketball game Saturday, leading his team to a 176-171 victory in overtime.
Durant and a star-studded White team including LeBron James and Oklahoma City Thunder teammate Russell Westbrook overcame a fourth-quarter deficit to beat a Blue team that featured All-Stars Carmelo Anthony and Chris Paul.
It was the latest in a series of exhibition games across the country as NBA players stay in the spotlight while locked out by the league.
Players and owners have an ongoing dispute over how the league’s revenue should be split up and what salary cap system should be in place.
At halftime of the game, Durant presented an oversized check for $100,000 to Single Parents Support Network of Oklahoma City.