Kevin Durant insists he can’t do it alone.
The Oklahoma City forward said he’s going to need help picking up the slack, with running mate Russell Westbrook out until after the All-Star break following knee surgery Friday.
‘‘I need Reggie Jackson. I need Serge Ibaka. I need Kendrick Perkins. I'm not afraid to say that,’’ Durant said. ‘‘I need to lean on those guys, just like we need to lean on each other.’’
But at least on this night, the Thunder leaned heavily on Durant, especially down the stretch.
Durant scored 14 of his 34 points in the fourth quarter and finished with 12 rebounds as the Thunder held on to defeat the Charlotte Bobcats, 89-85, Friday night. Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.