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Oklahoma City Thunder
OKLAHOMA CITY Maybe it's because Russell Westbrook is struggling and former running mate James Harden is gone, but Kevin Durant is getting back to his old self.
It's not like anyone was concerned Durant was in a slump, but his slow-scoring start was notable.
But that's changed. And so have the Thunder.
The three-time scoring champion is looking more familiar, and because of it, certainly a big part of the reason anyway, the Thunder is scoring at an impressive clip, too.
Oklahoma City has scored 100 or more points in seven-consecutive games. The Thunder never had a streak of more than five in a row last year.
More importantly, Oklahoma City is 6-1 in the last seven games and the Thunder lead the league in scoring, getting an average of 105.4 per outing.
But back to Durant. He scored a game-high 37 points against Houston Wednesday and now has gone over 30 points four times in the past eight games. He went the first eight games without getting 30 points once.
BEST OF MAXIM
There are so many trick shot videos floating around the internet these days that it’s only natural to be a bit skeptical every time you see one. Considering the star of this one is only 8 years old, we’re willing to forget all the things we’ve heard about people faking it and give him the benefit of the doubt. The video you see above, which was recently posted on LeBronJames...
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Kevin Durant scored 25 points, Russell Westbrook made a two-pronged bid for his sixth career triple-double and the Oklahoma City Thunder finished off an impressive homestand by beating the Utah Jazz 106-94 on Friday night.
Oklahoma City won all three games by double digits and made a bid to win three in a row by at least 20 points for the first time in 25 years...
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MIAMI (AP) -- LeBron James is atop the NBA's jersey sales list again.
The Miami Heat star has the league's hottest-selling jersey, marking the third time the NBA's reigning MVP and Finals MVP has held that distinction. James was No. 4 in the most recent rankings, released in April.
Since then, all he's done is win his third league MVP award, a second Olympic gold...
OKLAHOMA CITY -- It was supposed to be a homecoming for James Harden. After being traded to the Houston Rockets right before the season started, he made his first appearance back in Oklahoma City on Wednesday night. However, Kevin Durant spoiled the party. With another all-around strong game of 37 points, seven rebounds and four assists, he led the Thunder to a 120-98 victory at...
So it looks like it is OK to like LeBron James again.
After spending the better part of two years in just about everybody’s doghouse, the reigning NBA Most Valuable Player and now-defending NBA champion was back at the top of the list of top-selling jerseys, signaling that the league’s best player apparently is popular again.
James replaced Bulls point guard Derrick Rose, who...
LeBron James has the top-selling NBA jersey for the first time since April 2011.
HELLO, OLD FRIEND
James Harden had a rough game against his old team, the Oklahoma City Thunder. He shot poorly, and the Thunder showed that they’re still the dominant team, even without their former sixth-man. Russell Westbrook didn’t make Harden’s night any better with this awesome block from behind on one of Harden’s jumpers: I’m sure James Harden didn’t even know Russell Westbrook...
Skip Bayless writing lead columns for ESPN.com, sadly, is becoming a trend that looks like it's here to stay.
For reasons unbeknownst to anyone outside the Bristol bubble, ESPN has once again chosen Skip Bayless to talk about an important sports topic outside of Tim Tebow and LeBron James. This time, it's a column on this year's Heisman race arguing...
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Kevin Durant matched his season high with 37 points, and Oklahoma City beat the Houston Rockets 120-98 on Wednesday night in James Harden's first game back in Chesapeake Energy Arena since being traded by the Thunder before the season.
Harden scored 17 points, but was limited to 3-for-16 shooting. He had six shots blocked by the Thunder.
Horray! Basketball is BACK in New York! Below is the official press release from the NBA:
NEW YORK, Nov 28, 2012 – Reigning NBA Finals MVP LeBron James of the Miami Heat reclaims the No.1 spot on the NBA top-selling jerseys list and the New York Knicks are the top-selling team for the first time since December 2004. The list is based on sales at the NBA Store on Fifth...