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(Eds: APNewsNow. Will be updated. With AP Photos.) By JEFF LATZKE AP Sports Writer Kevin Durant insists he can carry as much as Thunder coach Scott Brooks wants to heap onto his shoulders with Russell Westbrook injured and out for the rest of the playoffs.
The Memphis Grizzlies are testing that theory.
The Grizzlies were able to largely neutralize Durant's supporting cast in Game 2, pulling out a 99-93 victory Tuesday night to tie the Western Conference semifinals at 1-1.
Oklahoma City made it through the first round without Westbrook, getting 25 points from sixth man Kevin Martin to win at Houston in Game 6. But after scoring 25 again in the opener against Memphis, Martin made just 2 of 11 shots and had six points as the Thunder handed over home-court advantage to the Grizzlies.
Game 3 is Saturday in Memphis.
BEST OF MAXIM
Oklahoma City Thunder superstar Kevin Durant showed his respect for the history of the franchise by posting a photo of himself on Instagram wearing a Seattle Supersonics cap with a snakeskin lid.
The photo included the caption "Seattle I still got lots of love for ya".
Photo via @sniperjones35.
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The Oklahoma City Thunder were dealt a Game 2 blow by the Memphis Grizzlies in their 99-93 loss.
That did not stop Kevin Durant from being Kevin Durant.
Kevin Durant paced OKC with 36 points and 11 rebounds. Derrick Fisher chipped in 19 points.
For the victors, Mike Conley scored 26 points, including a go-ahead 3-pointer in the home stretch of the game.
Memphis managed only...
The Memphis Grizzlies are allowing Kevin Durant to average 35.5 points, 13 rebounds and 7.5 assists over the first two games of their series against the Oklahoma city Thunder.
“We want to (cut off Durant’s supporting cast), but you still can’t let him get 50," said Lionel Hollins. "We want to make him work and take a lot of shots. We don’t want to put him on the...
Last night the Memphis Grizzlies tied the series at 1, but the play of the night went to Thunder star Kevin Durant. As the third quarter was expiring Durant got by Quincy Pondexter with a nasty crossover near the top of the key. Durant than attacked the rim and threw down a nasty one hand slam. Durant dunked on Darrell Arthur. Arthur also fouled Durant on the play. Check out the...
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Pondering Kevin Durant's latest big-time shot on the playoff stage, Lionel Hollins started listing a who's who of NBA greats from days gone by: Michael Jordan, Larry Bird, Magic Johnson, Isiah Thomas, Sam Jones, John Havlicek, George Mikan, Bob Pettit.
What do they all have in common?
"If you just go through the history, all the great players...
One of the more underrated parts of Thunder star Kevin Durant’s game is his passing abilities.
During game two of the Western Conference Semifinals against the Memphis Grizzlies, KD dropped an amazing second quarter assist to Serge Ibaka will be covered by three Grizzlies defenders:
Mike Conley scored 26 points, Marc Gasol added 24 points and the Memphis Grizzlies used a late run to beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 99-93 on Tuesday and even the Western Conference semifinals at one game.
Conley hit a 3-pointer from the left wing with 1:58 left to put the Grizzlies ahead to stay and spark a string of 10 straight points for the Grizzlies.
He added an 18-foot jumper...
Indiana Pacers/New York Knick: Game 2
- Knicks under some real pressure tonight. They cannot leave New York down 0-2. They especially need to focus on playing more physical and not letting the Pacers muscle them around.
- Knicks getting the offense going early and taking advantage of quite a few Pacer turnovers.
- I cannot believe the...