Found May 16, 2013 on Five Tool Tool:
Needs a new mouthpiece The simple and stupid way to look at this is that Kevin Durant didn't shoot well, so he must not be that good as we thought. But what we really learned by the end of this series was that having the second-best player in the world doesn't really matter when the rest of your teammates are losing their matchups. Just like in the last series, Memphis started off by losing to one of the best players in the world, and ended it by destroying him.Beyond the frantic finish of this one, Memphis spent five games not working as hard as Oklahoma City to score, and idiots are now going to chastise Durant for not having a post game -- as if the finest shooting big man in the league should have old man craftiness at age 24, and to just suddenly acquire those skills when the ever-present guard suddenly isn't there. (Note: if he had a post game, he wouldn't have anyone to get him the damn ball. There's no way he was winning this series, folks.)But what this...

Kevin Durant hasn’t won an NBA championship yet, but he will

Ask almost anyone to count off the best active basketball players in the world and Kevin Durant’s name will be mentioned in their first breath. Many of those same people, however, will tell you that Durant doesn’t have the killer instinct to single-handedly lead his team to an NBA championship. Some of those people will also tell you that Durant pulled a choke job in the Western...

Kevin Durant Recognizes Defensive Job Done By Tony Allen to Contain Thunder Star

Lionel Hollins has gotten the Memphis Grizzlies within a win of reaching the Western Conference Finals, a place the franchise has never been. His team has thoroughly outplayed a Thunder team that includes Kevin Durant, who is performing at a higher level than he ever has before. Yet that success should not insulate Hollins from criticism for some very curious decisions. Channeling...

Thunder left wondering 'What if?' this season

Every game has been close. Every game has been decided in the last five minutes. By all accounts, the Thunder and the Grizzlies are comparable and evenly matched. It's a 3-1 Memphis and it could be the other way around. Which is fitting, because for the Thunder, it's a "What-If" kind of finish to a season that fairly recently didn't require a question at all...

Video: Tayshaun Prince with the throwdown over the Oklahoma City Thunder

It was not supposed to go down this way. The Oklahoma City Thunder and the Miami Heat were supposed to do battle in the vein of the epic sequels that made Ali vs. Frazier so mighty. How does the saying go? That is why they play the game. Please click here to read/watch this story. The post Video: Tayshaun Prince with the throwdown over the Oklahoma City Thunder appeared first on Players View.

Oklahoma City Thunder: Season Review and Awards

Oklahoma City Thunder: Season Review and Awards By Brandon Hartman: Hoopstuff’s Senior Writer Record: 60-37- 1st in the West Review: The great question found its way to Oklahoma City this season. What if Russell Westbrook had stayed healthy? Would they have beaten the Grizzlies? Would they have been able to beat the Heat if they had managed to reach the Finals? These questions...

Where Are The Russell Westbrook Haters Now?

With last nights 88-84 loss, Kevin Durant and the top seeded Thunder were eliminated from the playoffs. Last season, Oklahoma City reached the NBA Finals before losing to the Miami Heat in 5 games. The Thunder’s chance of making it back to the finals took a serious blow in the first round when Russell Westbrook tore the meniscus in his right knee. Without Westbrook, the Thunder...

Thunder eliminated by Grizzlies in playoffs

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- The Memphis Grizzlies advanced to the Western Conference finals for the first time in franchise history by beating the Oklahoma City Thunder 88-84 on Wednesday night. Zach Randolph had 28 points and 14 rebounds, Mike Conley added 13 points and 11 assists for Memphis, the fifth seed. Kevin Durant missed a 16-foot jumper from the left wing to tie it with 6 seconds...

Thunder season fades fast after Westbrook injury

A season filled with championship hopes came to a quicker-than-expected conclusion for the Oklahoma City Thunder. A chance collision with Houston's Patrick Beverley knocked All-Star point guard Russell Westbrook out for the rest of the postseason, and the Thunder never recovered. Kevin Durant tried filling the void almost single-handedly, but even the three-time scoring champion...

Grizzlies-Thunder Preview

The Memphis Grizzlies are showing a knack for closing out tight games against the Oklahoma City Thunder. All that's left to prove is whether they can finish off a playoff series that's been nip and tuck throughout and move on to the Western Conference finals for the first time in franchise history. In each of the first three games of the series, the go-ahead bucket was...

Thunder - Grizzlies Game Four: Hit Me With Your Not Good Enough Shot

Woo, I Say, Woo The first half was about as good as the Thunder can play in the post-Russell Westbrook Era. Kevin Martin was hitting shots, Serge Ibaka had shaken off his gremlins, Kevin Durant was being the most efficient scorer on the planet, and Nick Collison was making his Veteran Poise plays. They turned Mike Conley into a shooter rather than a passer, fought the Grizzly bigs...

The Kings officially not moving to Seattle

It was all but a done deal the Sacramento Kings were headed to Seattle, but this is not the case now. On Wednesday the NBA owners voted against the move that would have sent the Kings from Sacramento to Seattle. The owners rejected the move with a final vote of 22 to 8. It was sad story when the Seattle Supersonics left Seattle and went to Oklahoma City. The Supersonics left behind...
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