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No team has played fewer road games than the NBA-leading Oklahoma City Thunder.
That, however, is about to change.
The Thunder kick off a road-heavy stretch Sunday against a Toronto Raptors team seeking a fifth win in six home matchups in this series.
After going 17-3 on their own court, Oklahoma City (25-7) knows things likely will be more difficult as it gets ready to play 11 of its next 13 in opposing arenas.
"It's a good test for us to see where we're at. The road is always tough, no matter who you're playing," Kevin Durant said. "We've got to come out there and try to do a good job. We're looking forward to it."
The Thunder have only played 12 road games, going 8-4 while averaging 102.5 points - 5.0 less than their mark at home.
"We all play the same number in the end, so it evens out," Durant told the league's official website. "So it's just our turn. It's a challenge.
"We know that it's hard to...
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Kevin Durant is showing his fiery side of late, and he places the blame firmly on his scowling teammate, Kendrick Perkins.
Durant spat a four-letter word at a referee last week to draw his first career ejection, but his misbehavior did not end there. Over the last three games, the Thunder star has accumulated three technical fouls. Such Rasheed Wallace-like behavior is out of character...
Kevin Durant was called Sunday for his third technical foul in Oklahoma City’s past three games, and the star forward sent a joke about it after the game.
3 techs in 3 games, not like me…@kendrickperkins is a bad influence on my life lol jk..I will be better, sorry guys
— Kevin Durant (@KDTrey5) January 6, 2013
Kendrick Perkins is recognized as one of the more fiery players...
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Demar Derozan is the latest victim of Kevin Durant's lethal ball handling skills. If I was a coach, there probably isn't one player on my team who had the size and quickness to guard Durant so I'd double him on pretty much every possession. This play is exactly why I'd do that. Sucks the momentum right out of a team...
Coming out of the NBA Finals, the Oklahoma City Thunder faced a difficult choice: Could they afford to keep both league blocks leader Serge Ibaka and Sixth Man of the Year James Harden?
If not, which one would stay?
The Thunder ended up securing Ibaka with a long-term extension this offseason, providing the first signal that Harden's days in Oklahoma City might be numbered...
During the Oklahoma City Thunder’s 104-92 win on Sunday against the Toronto Raptors Kevin Durant showed off why he is one of the most dynamic big men in the game. KD took the ball at the top of the key with DeMar DeRozan guarding him and proceeded to cross him up twice, with no regard for DeRozan’s ankles, and finished the nice moves with a layup. [SLAM] Article found on: Cosby Sweaters
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Russell Westbrook scored 27 points, Kevin Durant added 26 and the Oklahoma City Thunder bounced back from a rare home loss to beat the Philadelphia 76ers 109-85 on Friday night.
Oklahoma City made eight of its first 10 3-point attempts in the second half and never trailed after scoring the final five points before halftime.
Serge Ibaka chipped in 15 points...
TORONTO -- When Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook drives to the hoop the way he did Sunday, fellow guard Kevin Martin sees a force that defies stopping. Westbrook led the Thunder to a 104-92 victory over the Toronto Raptors before a crowd of 17,634 at Air Canada Centre. "I see a bull going down and knocking everybody out of the way," Martin said. "His...
To Kevin Durant, an early afternoon start in Toronto against an improving Raptors team was a trap waiting to be sprung on Oklahoma City.
But with a balanced offensive attack, and a defensive correction in the second half, the Thunder steered clear of getting caught.
Russell Westbrook scored 23 points, Durant had 22 and Oklahoma City beat the Raptors 104-92 on Sunday, giving the...
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When the Philadelphia 76ers (15-18) take on the Oklahoma
City Thunder (24-7) tonight in
Chesapeake Energy Arena, they’ll certainly have their hands full. Not only do
the Thunder post an All-Star combo of Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook, but
as a team, OKC also owns the best winning percentage in the entire league
The Sixers come...
During an exciting Sunday of playoff football, there were a few NBA games on the schedule. The Oklahoma City Thunder despite the Clippers various win streaks have quietly gone about their business, and own the leagues best record with a 26-7 record.
In this video Kevin Durant gets an isolation one on one with Demar DeRozan. Even though DeRozan is amazingly athletic, he’s no...
OKLAHOMA CITY - The Oklahoma City Thunder avoided consecutive home losses by beating the Philadelphia 76ers 109-85 on Friday night at Chesapeake Energy Arena. With the win, the Thunder improved to 25-7 this season, while the Sixers dropped to 15-19. For Philadelphia, it was the seventh game of an eight-game road trip that began in Brooklyn against the Nets on Dec. 23. The Sixers...
Though things could get more challenging while they spend a majority of the next few weeks on the road, the NBA-leading Oklahoma City Thunder looked pretty comfortable as the visiting team in their last game.
A matchup against the league's worst club isn't likely to give them much trouble, either.
Oklahoma City visits the nation's capital Monday night seeking a sixth...
TORONTO -- Guard Russell Westbrook scored 23 points and had seven assists as the Oklahoma City Thunder defeated the Toronto Raptors 104-92 before a crowd of 17,634 at Air Canada Centre on Sunday. It was the second win in a row for the Thunder (26-7) while the Raptors (12-22) have lost two in a row after going on a five-game home winning streak. Raptors rookie guard Terrence Ross...
TORONTO (AP) -- Russell Westbrook scored 23 points, Kevin Durant had 22 and the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Toronto Raptors 104-92 on Sunday.
Serge Ibaka had 19 points and eight rebounds and Kevin Martin scored 16 as the Thunder enjoyed a winning start to a stretch that sees them play 11 of 13 on the road. Oklahoma City came in having played an NBA-low 12 road games this season...