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Durant, Thunder rout Jazz 111-89

Kevin Durant quickly answered any questions about his hamstring injury.

Durant had 27 points and six rebounds, and the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Utah Jazz 111-89 on Monday night.

It was Durant's first game since he strained his left hamstring in the second quarter of a 125-101 victory at Washington on Nov. 10. The All-Star forward played the whole first quarter against Utah and scored 11 points.

"When I was ready to get back on the court physically, I was there putting my work in making sure my body was ready, my fundamentals were right," Durant said. "I just have the mindset that, no matter what, I just pick up where I left off. I think that is...