Found December 28, 2011 on Yahoo! Sports:
Kevin Durant scored 32 points, James Harden added 20, and the Oklahoma City Thunder remained undefeated with a 98-95 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies on Wednesday night. Durant, who started the game 1 of 7, made nine of his next 10 before making the clinching free throws with a second left. Kendrick Perkins added 10 for Oklahoma City, but point guard Russell Westbrook had only four points, all on...

Kevin Durant Delivers the Nail, Defeats Mavs 104-102

  Kevin Durant tore down Chesapeake Energy Arena on Thursday night by delivering a solid 30 points, including a game winning 3-point fireball against the Dallas Mavericks in a 104-102 victory. The Thunder let Dallas cut into their 5 point deficit with 46 seconds left, eventually giving up a go ahead 3 point shot via Vince Carter with 1.4 seconds left. That was just enough time...

Thunder edge Grizzlies 98-95 in playoff rematch

Kevin Durant is learning to be patient if he gets off to a bad start shooting. Durant showed the new approach Wednesday night, scoring 32 points, despite missing six of his first seven shots, as the Oklahoma City Thunder remained undefeated with a 98-95 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies. ''You know, I think I'm maturing as a player,'' Durant said. ''...

Kevin Durant hits buzzer beating three to beat the Mavs (Video)

  Just when it looked like the defending NBA Champions, were going to get their first win of the season, Kevin Durant broke their heats. Newly acquired Vince Carter hit a three pointer; on a pass from Dirk Nowitzki to give the Dallas Mavericks a 102-101 lead over the Oklahoma City Thunder with 1.4 seconds left. Then Durant stole the show. He hit a 35 foot buzzer beating...

Recap: Memphis vs. Oklahoma City

Kevin Durant scored 32 points and hit a critical jumper down the stretch, as the Thunder shot down the Grizzlies, 98- 95, in a rematch of last season's Western Conference semifinals.

Westbrook, Durant clash in Thunder win

The Oklahoma City Thunder remained unbeaten Wednesday night, but their latest win featured some animosity between the team's top two players.Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook engaged in a shouting match and had to be separated on the sidelines during a timeout in the second quarter of the 98-95 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies.The Oklahoman reported Thursday that Westbrook...

Russell Westbrook-Kevin Durant Altercation Leads to 0-13 Shooting Night

The supposed rift between Oklahoma City stars Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant took another turn on Wednesday night. Oklahoman reporter Darnell Mayberry says Westbrook and Durant got into an altercation on the Thunder bench after players objected to the way Westbrook scolded teammate Thabo Sefolosha. Westbrook was upset that Sefolosha passed on an open shot and cursed at him. Teammates...

Kevin Durant Fights with Russell Westbrook

After the Oklahoma City Thunder were eliminated last year in the playoffs, the talk surrounding the team was concerning how well Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook could coexist. While Westbrook is a talented point guard, he’s also a player who looks to score first — and that doesn’t mesh well with Durant, who is arguably the NBA’s best scorer. The rocky relationship between...

Grizzlies vs. Thunder preview

By MIKE LIPKASTATS Editor After opening with a lackluster performance against the team they stunned in the playoffs last season, the Memphis Grizzlies now must try to improve versus the club they couldn't overcome. The Grizzlies and the Oklahoma City Thunder square off Wednesday night in Memphis for the first time since their seven-game series last spring as Kevin Durant tries...

Day 5 of 124: Mr. Big Shot

Before you do anything else, head on over and watch the end of the Thunder-Mavs game if you haven’t already. Kevin Durant’s shot is easily the best of the year so far, and probably will be one of the best even after 63 more games. I mean: fade-away three-pointer from about 4 feet behind the line with 1.4 seconds and it barely catches the rim on the way through. That’s just...

Thunder fans give Russell Wesbrook a hand — and he answers back

BY MIKE SHERMAN, Sports Editor, msherman@opubco.comDon't go calling this Thunder season “special,” yet.Even after Kevin Durant's buzzer-beater from somewhere near the Oklahoma River gave the Thunder a 104-102 victory over Dallas, coach Scott Brooks cautioned against it in his postgame news conference.Read more on

Thunder notebook: Russell Westbrook struggles after altercation with Kevin Durant

BY DARNELL MAYBERRY, Staff Writer, dmayberry@opubco.comOKC THUNDER — Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook appear to argue on bench during a second-quarter timeout.Read more on

Thunder fans give Russell Westbrook a hand -- and he answers back

Don't go calling this Thunder season "special," yet. Even after Kevin Durant's buzzer-beater from somewhere near...

NBA Power Rankings – Season Starts

Even though the 2011-12 NBA season is less than a week old, we are already seeing the cream starting to rise to the top. Some teams are surprisingly bad, while a number of teams are better than pundits projected. So which ten teams are the best teams in the NBA? Here’s our NBA power rankings: 1. Oklahoma City Thunder Despite some in-fighting between Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook...
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