Found December 20, 2012 on
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San Antonio Spurs
Oklahoma City Thunder
OKLAHOMA CITY Got to talk with Gregg Popovich the other day when San Antonio came to town for a game against the Thunder.
Got me thinking, too, on how drastically different these teams approach the regular season.
In Oklahoma City, the company line is, "We're just trying to get better." In San Antonio, the lines, the reasoning and the direction from Popovich, the Spurs coach, hasn't changed over the years. It's always about getting ready for the playoffs.
Even in December.
So, while the Thunder are playing their best basketball of the season and the best basketball they have played since moving to Oklahoma City, winning12 in a row before Thursday's lossat Minnesota, the Spurs were busy not playing their starters in a close game Monday in Oklahoma City.
Hard to argue with Popovich and his way of seeing things. The Spurs have been a model franchise. They lost to the Thunder in the Western finals last season, but let's look at what the Thunder are do...
BEST OF MAXIM
The Minnesota Timberwolves snapped the Oklahoma City Thunder and Kevin Durant’s 12-game win streak on Friday night.Kevin Durant finished the night with 33 points, 7 rebounds, and 6 assists, with his most impressive three points (he was fouled and converted the free throw) coming when he hit this shot. Durant’s shot, a bit lucky, rolled over the glass and onto the top of the backboard...
Although the Oklahoma City Thunder 12 game winning streak was snapped by the Minnesota Timberwolves, the highlight of the night still went to Kevin Durant. There is no question that Durant is the best pure scorer in the league and he has made every shot out there. Well, last night he added another impossible shot to his list.
During the 3rd quarter Durant was driving the lane and...
The Minnesota Timberwolves ended the Thunder's 12 game winning streak last night when they beat them 99-93. The wolves were lead by Kevin Love like usual with 28 points and 11 boards. On the other side of the ball Kevin Durant lead the way with 33 points and two of them came in a very unusual way. Check out the video below of Durant taking the ball to the hole and drawing...
Thunder star post big moment in game.
Wanda Pratt is an NBA mom.
Kevin Durant is her son.
Looking for her? She can be found in her court side seats during every Oklahoma City Thunder home game at Chesapeake Energy Arena.
The NBA thought she and Kevin should be included in the “Big shots” element of its ongoing “Big” campaign, so they made a commercial which demonstrates just how dedicated she...
Oklahoma City Thunder coach Scott Brooks doesn't expect Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook to both have their shots falling every night.
Perhaps those expectations should be different when they're facing the Minnesota Timberwolves.
The league-best Thunder will try to extend their winning streak to 13 on Thursday night in Minneapolis, where they'll also go for a 13th...
George Karl comes from the same "Larry Brown School" as Gregg Popovich, but that's about it when you compare their coaching styles.
Karl has coached his teams Nuggets teams the same way - a high scoring mentality that has them running and defending the paint as best as they can.
Gregg Popovich prefers a philosophy of playing to his team's advantages whether...
ATLANTA (AP) -- Kevin Durant set a season high with 41 points, and the Oklahoma City Thunder held off the Atlanta Hawks 100-92 on Wednesday night for their 12th straight win.
Russell Westbrook had 27 points -- 21 in the first half -- and 11 assists. Durant, who had 18 points in the fourth period, had 13 rebounds.
No other Oklahoma City player scored in double figures.
ATLANTA -- Kevin Durant scored a season-high 41 points and grabbed 13 rebounds to lead the Oklahoma City Thunder to a 100-92 win over the Atlanta Hawks on Wednesday night at Philips Arena. The Thunder earned their 12th consecutive win, the longest winning streak for the team since moving to Oklahoma City. Russell Westbrook scored 27 points -- 21 in the first half -- and had 11...
ATLANTA Russell Westbrook delivered an emphatic slam and as the Hawks called timeout, he walked toward midcourt, screaming and pumping his fists.
He was met by Kevin Durant, who high-fived his teammate before putting his hand on the back of Westbrook's head as the All-Star duo walked toward the Thunder's bench.
"We put our pants on just like they do," Atlanta...
MINNEAPOLIS The last time the Timberwolves played the Thunder, on April 14, they lost by five points, 115-110, and the game was within two points with just 16 seconds left.
The time before that, on March 23, it went to double overtime, another Timberwolves loss, 149-140. That night, J.J. Barea had a triple-double and Kevin Love scored a career-high 51 points. Barea finished with...
Wu Tang and the NBA loves the kids.