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Oklahoma City Thunder
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 on a jumper with 11.1 seconds left for the last of his 35 points, lifting the Thunder to a 93-91 victory over the Grizzlies on Sunday in Game 1 of the Western Conference semifinals.
"I just wanted to get up the floor as quick as possible and find a shot," said Durant, who finished second in league MVP voting announced Sunday. "That was the only shot I could find and, by the grace of God, it went in."
Game 2 is Tuesday night in Oklahoma City.
Thabo Sefolosha kept the Grizzlies from going back ahead, deflecting a pass that Conley was able to corral -- but only after diving out of bounds...
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Oklahoma City star Kevin Durant isn't worried about tweets from Houston rookie Royce White that say the Thunder are looking shaky.
''Who's he?'' Durant asked Friday at practice.
White is a first-round pick whose acknowledged anxiety disorder has kept him from playing for Houston this season. Earlier this week, White tweeted: ''Y'all are looking...
Let's call it an "edge" Kevin Durant had in the Houston series. It's not that Durant has ever been soft, but since he entered the NBA he has been one of the most likable stars in American sports. Something changed, though, in this first-round series against the Houston Rockets.
In the series-clinching 103-94 win Friday in Houston, Durant got a technical foul for...
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...
Kevin Durant had a strong showing on Friday night as he helped the Oklahoma City Thunder advance to the Western Conference Semifinals.
Durant posted 27 points and eight rebounds on the stat sheet in the Thunder’s first win over the Houston Rockets since starting point guard Russell Westbrook went down.
The Thunder fought back from an eight-point third quarter deficit to win...
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:
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.
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...
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...
After being down 3-0 the Houston Rockets have won two straight games over the Oklahoma City Thunder. After game 5 one of the Rockets bench warmers called Kevin Durant out on Twitter.
Royce White is not even a bench warmer; he is not with the Rockets for the playoffs. White suffers from an anxiety disorder, and has not played for the Rockets all season long. He has spent time in 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...
For the Oklahoma City Thunder this playoff series was tough in many ways. They lost their star player Russell Westbrook to injury and the series went to six games. Last night the Thunder beat the Houston Rockets 103-94. Now many people are saying that with the trouble the Thunder had with the Rockets and Westbrook out the team should concentrate their efforts for next year.
HOUSTON (AP) -- Kevin Durant scored 27 points and Kevin Martin added 25 to lead the Oklahoma City Thunder to a 103-94 victory over the Houston Rockets on Friday night, sending them to the second round of the playoffs for the third straight season.
The Rockets were looking to become just the fourth team in NBA history to force a Game 7 after trailing 3-0.
But the Thunder opened...
Well, that was quick. Only 3 days removed from having his superstar credentials questioned for daring to drop back-to-back games to the *gasp* Houston Rockets, Kevin Durant put on a dazzling all around display, dropping 35 points, snatching 15 boards and handing out 6 dimes en route to a thrilling 93-91 come-from-behind win over the Grizzlies. "Grit n Grind" couldn'...