Found March 02, 2012 on Crossover Chronicles:
Every morning, we'll give you five things from the night before in the NBA to start your day. 1: All Miami Everything My apologies to people sick of hearing about Miami all the time.  I tried to not write about it.  But the sheer force of nature that is LeBron and DWade is just too much to ignore.  They're better this year than they were last year.  A lot better.   A lot.  The Heat are not infallible.  But they are the NBA's embodiment of the almost invulnerable Greek warrior Achilles.  Impervious to all attacks except for a spot on his heel (hence the term, Achilles heel), Achilles decimated all foes in his path.  The Heat, when they are rolling, are similarly unstoppable.   Last night, LeBron and Wade combined for 71 points, 16 assist and 13 rebounds in a 14 point win in Portland that wasn't that close.  It's hard to watch a Heat game and think that LeBron and Wade can't do whatever they want, any time they want. 2:  Turning back the clock in Phoeni...
THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
RELATED ARTICLES

Magic give up late lead to Durant, Thunder

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- Kevin Durant scored 38 points, including 18 in the fourth quarter, and Russell Westbrook added 29 points and 10 rebounds as the Oklahoma City Thunder erased a 14-point deficit to hold on to beat the Orlando Magic 105-102 on Thursday night. The Magic had a chance to tie it in the final seconds, but Jason Richardson's long 3-pointer bounced off the backboard...

Durant, Westbrook lead Thunder over 76ers

Kevin Durant scored eight of his 23 points down the stretch to lead the Oklahoma City Thunder to a 92-88 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers on Wednesday night.

Magic prepare to face NBA-best Thunder at home

There's only one NBA city where the Oklahoma City Thunder haven't won since the franchise relocated in 2008. All-Stars Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook will try to end the team's road woes in Orlando after both played a key role in a victory there last weekend. The NBA-best Thunder will try to match a season high with a seventh consecutive win Thursday night when...

Thunder survive road test in Philly

On a night when Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook were missing more shots than usual, the All-Star duo did the little things to win. Durant scored eight of his 23 points down the stretch and Westbrook had 22 points and 13 rebounds to lead the Oklahoma City Thunder to a 92-88 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers on Wednesday. James Harden added 16 points as the NBA-leading Thunder...

Thunder Not Ready For A Championship

by Brad Smith Most are aware Kevin Durant is a budding superstar.  The 6 foot 9-inch forward of the Oklahoma City Thunder is a scoring phenom with a silky smooth jump shot that helped garner him an MVP award at this year’s All Star game. With an unquestioned will to win, the 23 year old is absolute in his championship goal. Looking into the future, the increasingly vocal leader...

Suns-Thunder Preview

Posted: Feb. 3, 2011 Kevin Durant has been on a scoring tear of late. He could have a difficult time continuing that run against a Phoenix Suns team that's playing better on the defensive end. Durant and the Northwest Division-leading Oklahoma City Thunder try to continue their push up the Western Conference standings and prevent the Suns from winning four straight at home...

Don't stamp Thunder's ticket to Finals just yet

There's a growing sentiment nearing a critical mass, even that Oklahoma City and Miami are pretty much locks to reach the Finals. It'd be a sexy series Kevin Durant trying to take LeBron James' title as best player alive, Durant and Russell Westbrook trying to out-highlight and out-swagger the JamesDwyane Wade duo, James Harden and his beard battling Chris Bosh to...

Thunderstruck

Kevin Durant might have found something in the Amway Center that he really likes. Less than a week after winning the All-Star Game MVP in its newly minted halls, Durant put on another performance to net Oklahoma City its first win in Orlando since the franchise moved from Seattle. Yes, the Thunder are an incredibly potent and devastating offensive team. You expect insane shots from...

Thunder-Hawks Preview

A long winning streak is giving Kevin Durant and the Oklahoma City Thunder a chance to pad their lead atop the Western Conference. The Atlanta Hawks are looking to withstand another absence by Joe Johnson. Durant and the red-hot Thunder look to capitalize as they meet the Hawks for the only time this season Saturday night. Durant - Sunday's All-Star game MVP with 36 points...

The 2012 NBA all-underrated team

Most NBA fans can chatter endlessly about their favorite superstars. The LeBron’s, the Kobe’s, the Dirk’s, the Durant’s, the Rose’s and the Wade’s. Who can blame them? These players wow us night in and night out with their highlight reel plays. But, what about the role players? The guys who play gutsy defense and nail the clutch jumpers with little-to-no time left on...

Thunder-Magic Preview

There's only one NBA city where the Oklahoma City Thunder haven't won since the franchise relocated in 2008. All-Stars Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook will try to end the team's road woes in Orlando after both played a key role in a victory there last weekend. The NBA-best Thunder will try to match a season high with a seventh consecutive win Thursday night when...

Hawks 97, Thunder 90

Josh Smith scored 13 of his 30 points in the fourth quarter, Jeff Teague added 16 points and the Atlanta Hawks snapped Oklahoma City's seven-game winning streak with a 97-90 victory over the Thunder on Saturday night. Kevin Durant finished with 35 points, going 14 of 17 on free throw attempts, and Russell Westbrook had 25 points for league-best Oklahoma City. Smith, who matched...
NBA News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.