Originally posted on SLAM Online  |  Last updated 12/30/11
by Abe Schwadron | @abe_squad David Stern ought to kiss Kevin Durant smack on his forehead. KD is singlehandedly eliminating “the lockout effect.” And forcing everyone who chalked up his series of summer highlights as “streetball garbage” to eat their words. The Durantula is that dude right now, and Oklahoma City is must-see TV. What a way to end the first weekday stretch of NBA games, eh? Magic 94, Nets 78 That’s more like it, Dwight. After a pair of sub-par games by his standards, Howard got back to what he does best, going for 24 rebounds and 16 points on 7-of-9 field goals (then again, he shot 2-7 on free throws), plus 3 steals, 3 assists and 3 blocks (1 into the third row, sorry Memo). Ryan Andersen led the team in scoring with 22, his second 20+ point performance of the year already, and JJ Redick chipped in 15 off the bench, as the Magic beat the Nets for the eighth straight time. Don’t look now, but after a blowout loss to Oklahoma City on Opening Day, Orlando is now 2-1, an...
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