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Oklahoma City's Derek Fisher was fined $5,000 by the NBA on Monday for flopping in Game 5 of the Thunder's first-round playoff series against the Houston Rockets.
Fisher's fine was the result of a play in the second quarter when both he and teammate Kevin Martin fell backward onto the floor to take a charge against Houston center Omer Asik. Asik was called for an offensive foul on the play.
Fisher became the second player to be fined under the NBA's new rules against flopping in the postseason. Indiana's Jeff Pendergraph was fined on Sunday.
In the playoffs, the NBA is fining players $5,000 for their first flopping offense, $10,000 for the second offense, $15,000 for the third flop and $30,000 the fourth time.
BEST OF MAXIM
OKLAHOMA CITY -- Down by one in the final minute, the Oklahoma City's Derek Fisher turned a tough situation for the Thunder into the worst-case scenario for the Grizzlies.
Fisher poked the ball away from Memphis' Mike Conley, springing three-time NBA scoring champion Kevin Durant into the open court with a chance to put the Thunder on top.
Durant pulled up and connected...
Without Russell Westbrook, Thunder star Kevin Durant has to dominate even more and in last night’s game 1 with Memphis he did that. Game 1 was going down to the wire; with the Grizzlies up by 1 Durant nailed a 15 footer to give the Thunder a 1 point lead. The Thunder than held onto win 93-91. Check out his game winning shot below. Durant is cool as they come with the pressure on...
Kevin Durant gave the Thunder a 1-0 series lead on the Grizzlies Sunday afternoon with a go-ahead game-winner with 11.1 seconds remaining. Durant grabbed the loose ball after Mike Conley committed the turnover on a drive to the hoop and dribbled into a midrange jumper, his 12th points of the fourth quarter to give the Thunder a 91-90 lead – and eventual 93-91 win.
As time was running down in game one of the Western Conference Semifinals between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Memphis Grizzlies, Memphis lead by one and had the ball with a chance to extend their lead. After a turnover by Mike Conley, Thunder forward Kevin Durant had the ball in his hands with a chance to give the Thunder the lead and didn’t dissapoint as he drained the eventual...
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...
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Kevin Durant scored 35 points and hit a pair of jumpers in the final minute to lift the Oklahoma City Thunder to a 93-91 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies on Sunday in Game 1 of the Western Conference semifinals. Derek Fisher poked the ball away from Mike Conley to spring Durant the other way, and he pulled up to make a shot with 11.1 seconds left that put...
Former Notre Dame star and current Tulsa Shock member, Skylar Diggins, was in attendance during Game 2 of the Memphis Grizzlies-Oklahoma City Thunder series.
Here’s the entire interview of Diggins with TNT’s Marty Snider.
Diggins, who recently signed with Jay-Z’s Roc Nation agency, is reportedly dating Notre Dame football player Daniel Smith. Sorry, guys.
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:
Game 1 of the second round match up between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Memphis Grizzlies took place today at Chesapeake Energy Arena.
The Grizzlies lead for virtually the entire game, but the Thunder battled back in the fourth quarter and found themselves down by one with time winding down and the ball in Kevin Durant’s hand.
Watch the video to see what happened next:
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You might think, from this blog and my general proclivities for all things Warriors, that I can only appreciate racehorse basketball with crazy numbers, Western Conference stuff that's basically the ABA for the 21st century. And you'd be right. But there is an Eastern-style grinder out there that makes old-school hearts race, and everyone they play...