Found May 01, 2012 on The Hair of the Dog Sports Blog:
The defending NBA champs are in trouble. The veteran-laden Mavs are proving to be no match for the up-and-coming OKC Thunder. That doesn’t mean they won’t go down without a fight though. Things got heated between the Mavs fearless leader, Dirk Nowitzki, and the Thunder’s enforcer, Kendrick Perkins last night. Check us out on Facebook, Hair of the Dog Sports Blog. Follow @coldy4goldy //

Durant's mom putting her moves on display

OKLAHOMA CITY The shot went up and the celebration began. Kevin Durant, the star forward for the Oklahoma City Thunder, hit another big shot this time coming in the first game of the NBA playoffs for the win against the Dallas Mavericks. But Durant didn't celebrate. "It's only Game One, man," he said. "It's too early for all that." Maybe for...

As Durant struggles, Westbrook puts Thunder up 2-0

With Kevin Durant struggling with his shot, fellow All-Star Russell Westbrook is carrying the load to help the Oklahoma City Thunder to a 2-0 lead in their Western Conference playoff series against defending NBA champion Dallas. Durant has missed almost twice as many shots as he has made in the first two games of the series, connecting on only 15 of his 44 attempts. Yet those struggles...

Kate Upton hangs with Thunder players for ‘Take a Supermodel to Work Day’ (video)

As the first member of Skullcandy’s “Supermodel Crew,” the lovely Kate Upton — heard of her? — filmed this video which depicts Upton’s experiences during her “Take a Supermodel to Work Day,” which involved her hanging out with Oklahoma City Thunder players Kevin Durant and James Harden. The scoop: Forget take your kid to work [...]

Delonte West Tweets A Photo Of His Vomit-Soiled Clothes

Dallas Mavericks star Delonte West is getting a little stranger, as he -- Sunday morning -- tweeted a picture of his vomit-soiled clothes inside his bathroom. It appears that West missed the toilet, as the vomit is shown covering him, the toilet and parts of the floor.Even though he was sick, West still managed to play 27 minutes and scored 5 points in Sunday's playoff loss...

Thunder hold off Mavericks for 2-0 lead

Russell Westbrook scored 29 points, Kevin Durant added 26 in an off-shooting performance and the Oklahoma City Thunder clawed out a 102-99 victory over defending champion Dallas on Monday night to take a 2-0 lead in the first-round playoff series. Durant hit two free throws with 50.4 seconds left to give Oklahoma City a 98-97 lead, and James Harden hit four more foul shots to close...

LeBron’s XVI Mouthpiece

LeBron James, still scorned from losing to the Dallas Mavericks last season, is reminding himself of one goal this season: Championship. To aid in this reaffirmation, he is wearing a “XVI” mouthpiece representing the 16 wins it takes to the O’Brien trophy.  ”It’s just inspirational. I know this is the biggest part of the season, [...]

Defense Rules in NBA Playoffs Once Again on Opening Weekend

Kevin Durant was going to get the glory as long as his knuckleball floater found net. Somehow, it did, bouncing through the hoop with 1.5 seconds left to give the Oklahoma City Thunder a one-point victory in Game 1 of their playoff series against the Dallas Mavericks. The headlines wrote themselves. "Durant's winner lifts Thunder past Mavs, 99-98," announced the headline...

Oklahoma City Thunder takes Kate Upton to work (Video)

The good folks over at Skullcandy have put together a series of clips called, "Take A Super Model To Work Day" and in this episode, Kate Upton got to chill out with the Oklahoma City Thunder. Watch as she hangs with Kevin Durant and James Harden while having some wacky hijinx:

Mavs-OKC series will come down to 'bounces'

DALLAS After falling down 0-2 in this Round 1 best-of-seven series, the Dallas Mavericks couldn't get out of Oklahoma City fast enough but the Basketball Gods refused to even grant them that wish, as a hailstorm prevented the team plane from departing OKC following Monday's Game 2 loss. Ah, more time on a bus, then on a plane, then on a day off before Thursdays Game 3 in...

Khloe and Lamar pull plug on TV show

Khloe Kardashian and her husband, Lamar Odom, are pulling the plug on their spin-off reality show because the basketball star wants to focus on his failing NBA career, TMZ reported Monday. The second season of the E! show "Khloe & Lamar" -- a spin-off from the popular "Keeping Up With the Kardashians" -- will be the last, sources told the gossip site. Odom...

Khloe and Lamar show leaving E!

Ballertainment Lamar Odom and hid ride-or-die wife, Khloe Kardashian Odom have decided to end the reality show, Khloe and Lamar, which gave us glimpse into their life and the love they share.  Lamar reportedly wants to focus on his career. Bravo, I say. I like them as individuals (I have always been a Lamar Odom fan and I like Khloe’s candor). They had a whirlwind romance that...

Thunder squeeze out another tight victory over Dallas 102-99, take two game series lead

In a series that many picked the Thunder to steamroll the defending champs, many have been pleasantly surprised how close this series is, with the first two games decided by 4 points. Oklahoma City will take a two games to none lead into Dallas for games three and four in hopes of sweeping the Mavericks after winning game two 102-99. However, Dallas has continued to play well...

Lamar Odom wants on Team USA

The condensed NBA season is into the playoffs, and players are being nicked up and suffering injuries. This is leading to holes to fill on the Olympic team set to play in this year’s Summer Games over in London. This is going to force USA Basketball chairman Jerry Colangelo into the difficult decision of considering [...]

POTD 4/28/12: Serge Ibaka on Dirk Nowitzki

Serge Ibaka came up huge in Oklahoma City’s come-from-behind victory in their playoff opener.  He scored a career-high 22 points, including a buzzer-beating three-pointer as well as the following jam over Dirk Nowitzki, the man who annihilated him a year ago.  The dunk and ensuing free throw gave the Thunder a one-point lead with just under a minute to go, making it a crucial...

Was Letting Chandler Walk The Right Move?

Tyson Chandler will be named the NBA’s Defensive Player of the Year this afternoon. Remember him? You may have a faint recollection of the man who became the defensive anchor for the Dallas Mavericks last season as they won their first ever championship.
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