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Kevin Durant crosses up DeMar DeRozan

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

Westbrook scores 23 as Thunder rolls

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Thunder-Raptors Preview

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Thunder 104, Raptors 92

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