Found April 30, 2013 on
Oklahoma City Thunder
Kevin Durant consoled Serge Ibaka after he missed a layup at the buzzer that would have sent Monday night's game against the Houston Rockets into overtime.
Durant and the Oklahoma City Thunder lost their first game of the best-of-seven series against the Rockets 105-103. But Durant was quick to remind Ibaka and his teammates not to fret, because they're heading back home still in control of the series.
''We'll be all right,'' he said. ''We're up 3-1 with a good opportunity to close it out at home. We couldn't ask for a better situation, so hopefully we'll get the job done.''
Chandler Parsons scored 27 points and Patrick Beverley added 16 points with point guard Jeremy Lin out with a bruised chest muscle. Houston avoided a four-game sweep in the best-of-seven series.
The Rockets led in the fourth quarter of each of the last two games only to end up losing. And it almost happened again Monday.
Durant scored five quick points...
BEST OF MAXIM
The shocking news of Russell Westbrook’s knee injury last week rapidly redefined the entire NBA playoff picture. Without their second leading scorer and leading assist maker, many experts predict the Oklahoma City Thunder losing in the second round to the winner of the Clippers-Grizzlies series. Quite a revelation considering the Thunder were a lock for the NBA Finals no more than...
Kevin Durant risked his body during Game 4 between the Thunder and the Rockets, and he did it for the chicks.
There are many things that you can say about Oklahoma City Thunder star Kevin Durant but not giving 100% effort at all times is not one of them.
In the second quarter of game four between the Thunder/Rockets, Durant came up with a steal and somehow made an impressive save while leaping into the stands.
Durant’s hustle lead to a three-pointer by Thunder guard Kevin Martin:
An incredibly lucky roll was the difference between the Houston Rockets being in their series with the Oklahoma City Thunder instead of on the verge of elimination.
Houston came back from a 26-point deficit in the second quarter of Game 3 to take the lead in the fourth. They were up 99-97 in the final minute before Kevin Durant made a 3-pointer that hit nearly every part of the...
In the annals of NBA history, there are few players that have the grace of Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant and earlier tonight, he showed off his aerial exploits to the fine folks in Houston.
Late in the fourth quarter of Rockets/Thunder game four, Durant crossed over Chandler Parsons and split the Rockets defense to throw down a nasty one-handed dunk:
The Houston Rockets managed to hold off Kevin Durant and the Oklahoma City Thunder in an elimination game Monday night. There were several plays down the stretch that felt like KD would put the team on his back and closeout the first round playoff series. This fourth quarter dunk by KD on Chandler Parsons certainly looked like it was going to be the moment. With 1:13 left and the...
One was surprising, the other not so much
The notion during their tenure of playing together has always been that Russell Westbrook takes shots away from Kevin Durant. Westbrook is the most explosive point guard in the game, but has a tendency to take some ill-timed shots that many feel would be better served being taken by one of the best shooters in the game.
So when Russell Westbrook was announced out for the playoffs...
Carlos Delfino pulled a fast one on Kevin Durant during Game 4 between the Thunder and Rockets, dunking all over the superstar.
Houston Rockets fans have likely heard the clip by now of Oklahoma City Thunder superstar Kevin Durant proclaiming Houston as his city.
Well--Monday night Carlos Delfino reminded him that it is in fact not his city at all with this posterizing slam.
HOUSTON (AP) — Kevin Durant felt strange playing without injured All-Star Russell Westbrook for the first time in Game 3 against the Houston Rockets., http://juicedsportsblog.com/sports-news/news/thunder-1-win-away-from-sweeping-rockets-yahoo-sports
The Thunder had one final possession Monday night to end the series with the Houston Rockets. Down 105-103 with under 10 seconds remaining, Kevin Durant picked up his dribble and was forced to give the ball up to Reggie Jackson, who drove into Omer Asik and got denied. The ball landed in Serge Ibaka’s lap under the basket and he threw up what seemed to be a game-tying layup...
Fear The Beard
I don't mean to overreact to this, because it's just one first round playoff game between two teams that won't likely advance past the second round, due to injuries and inexperience. There's a very real chance that no one will think very much about this later, and that I'm just dealing with the ugly visual of a Game Five loss at home, in a series...