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Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant (35) goes up for a shot in front of Detroit Pistons guard Brandon Jennings, front, center Andre Drummond and forward Greg Monroe (10) during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Oklahoma City, Wednesday, April 16, 2014. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant (35) goes up for a shot in front of Detroit Pistons guard Brandon Jennings, front, center Andre Drummond and forward Greg Monroe (10) during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Oklahoma City, Wednesday, April 16, 2014. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

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