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by Abe Schwadron | @abe_squad Kevin Durant played his high school ball in Rockville, Maryland, just a few miles north of where I played mine (okay, so it was only JV, whatever) and less than a half-hour from the Verizon Center, depending on your mode of transportation. So when KD comes back to Washington, it’s a big deal. He’s not shy about where he’s from, nor is he shy about spanking his home town team. That backdrop only added to the shock behind the biggest upset of the NBA season so far, as the 1-12 Wizards outlasted the 12-2 Thunder. How did it happen? I have no idea. Find out below, along with recaps of the ten other games from last night, including the return of Mr. Big Shot for some late-night drama. Wizards 105, Thunder 102 Yeahhh, buddy. That’s right, my very own Washington Wizards, owners of the L’s worst record, beat the League-leading Oklahoma City Thunder. It wasn’t pretty early on, and it wasn’t a done deal until the final buzzer sounded, but a win is a win, and I s...

Kevin Durant Dedicates His Season to Injured Celtics Guard, Former Teammate Jeff Green (Video)

Kevin Durant and Jeff Green no longer play together, but that isn't stopping Durant from dedicating his season to his former teammate. Green, of course, is sidelined for the entire season because of an aortic aneurysm that required heart surgery. Durant is currently in the midst of another stellar season, but he hasn't forgotten the time he spent with Green. Since meeting...

Kevin Durant Replaces Thor as New 'God of Thunder'

Thor had his mystical hammer, Mjolnir, but he didn't have Kevin Durant's wingspan and deadly shooting stroke. The god of thunder from Norse mythology was able to make lightning come from his hammer, but that isn't half as electrifying as what the god of the Thunder in Oklahoma City generates.

NBA GMs Pick LeBron James and Kevin Durant as the Top Franchise Players released its GM survey results Tuesday and the data is highly amusing. GMs predict that the Heat will beat the Thunder in the Finals. They have Kevin Durant winning regular season MVP over LeBron James. They’re high on Gregg Popovich as a coach, Dwight Howard as a big man and defender, and the Clippers’ offseason. They’re also big on Kyrie Irving, Ricky Rubio, and...

Miami Heat Will Win 2012 Finals, According to NBA GMs has announced the results of its Tenth Annual GM Survey. Not surprisingly, The Miami Heat are predicted to win the The Finals 2012 by an overwhelming 74 percent of GMs. NBA GMs also predict that Oklahoma City Thunder guard Kevin Durant will be named the 2011-12 Kia NBA Most Valuable Player and Cleveland Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving as 2011-12 Rookie of the Year....

Wizards vs. Thunder: Open thread for Game 14

Kevin Durant will make his lone trip home as the NBA-best Oklahoma City Thunder (12-2) take on the NBA-worst Wizards (1-12) at Verizon Center. Andray Blatche will return to the starting lineup for the first time in six games (he missed three because of a sore right shoulder), replacing Trevor Booker. Rookie Chris Singleton will have the assignment of guarding Durant. Read full article...

Thunder notebook: Kevin Durant film seeking extras

BY DARNELL MAYBERRY, Staff Writer, dmayberry@opubco.comExtras will portray passers-by and neighbors in some street scenes on Monday and Wednesday. The casting office will hire 500 paid extras to portray Oklahoma City Thunder fans at a home game.Read more on

Thunder-Wizards Preview

A seven-game winning streak has Oklahoma City atop the NBA. A matchup with the league-worst Washington Wizards should give the Thunder a very good chance to keep rolling. Oklahoma City looks to extend its longest winning streak in two seasons Wednesday night in the nation's capital, where it goes for its sixth consecutive victory over the Wizards. The Thunder (12-2) opened...

NBA GMs Think Heat Will Win it All

The Miami Heat are favored to win the 2012 NBA Finals by Las Vegas bookmakers, and NBA general managers have joined chorus this week. A survey of GMs released by the league Tuesday showed that 74% of respondents think the Heat will win it all this season, with 96% predicting Miami will win the Eastern Conference. General managers were not allowed to vote for their own team or personnel...

Breaking: Russell Westbrook Signs Massive Contract Extension With the Oklahoma City Thunder

It would appear that any cracks that may exist in the Kevin Durant/Russell Westbrook relationship are not going to result in Russ leaving town any time soon. Yahoo!Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski is reporting that the Oklahoma City Thunder signed Rusell to a five-year, $80 million contract extension last night. Some specifics on the deal from Woj: [...]
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