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Taking a look at the Oklahoma City Thunder as they head into the playoffs starting Sunday against Houston.
How'd they finish?
Really well, actually. The Thunder got through a tough portion of April with wins over San Antonio and at Indiana in back-to-back nights and then passed and wrapped up the top-seed in the Western Conference. At 60-22, it's the best record for Oklahoma City since they relocated from Seattle.
The Thunder finished 7-3 in their last 10 games, and that includes a loss to Milwaukee Wednesday when Kevin Durant and others didn't play, due to the top spot already having been secured.
Are they healthy?
Don't worry about Wednesday's game against the Bucks. It was not an indicator of the team's health. Everyone is fine and the Thunder will go into their game Sunday against Houston in good shape.
What's the problem?
At this point, the biggest issue for the Thunder is playing with expectations. A season ago, Oklahoma City made the Finals....
BEST OF MAXIM
With Oklahoma Thunder superstar Kevin Durant scoring average currently sitting at 28.1 points/game, according to some statistical calculations courtesy of the wonder that is mathematics, the only chance he had of securing his third-straight NBA season scoring title was to drop 70 points on the Milwaukee Bucks on Wednesday night in the team’s season finale. This is based on the...
Kevin Durant needed to score 70 points tonight in order to win the NBA scoring title, but it will not happen as Durant has posted on his Instagram account @sniperjones35 that he will sit out the season finale tonight at Milwaukee.As you can read, Durant isn't too worried about it giving a simple "oh well" as he and the Oklahoma City Thunder prepare for a playoff run...
After a full 82-game season of NBA action, I am ready to announce my awards. MVP and Defensive Player of the Year were a given. Sixth Man of the Year was also fairly easy choice. Defensive Player of the Year was certainly the toughest choice to make. Without further ado, here are my official NBA awards:
5. Tim Duncan (SAN): Even at 36-years-old, Tim Duncan is a vital...
Kevin Durant has conceded the NBA scoring title. Carmelo Anthony has won it.
Durant would need to score 70 points in the Oklahoma City Thunder's final game of the season to pass the Knicks' Carmelo Anthony (who is likely sitting out his final game), and Durant on Wednesday alerted the world he wasn't planning on going for it.
"SITTING OUT TONIGHT'S GAME,...
Kevin Durant will be sitting out tonight as his Oklahoma City Thunder team plays their last game of the season, and thus Carmelo Anthony has sealed himself as the regular season NBA scoring leader. KD took the unorthodox approach to announcing to the world that he won’t be winning the scoring title. He posted a slightly childish Instagram photo letting folks know the that if you...
With the best record in the Western Conference all wrapped up, the Oklahoma City Thunder do not have anything to play for with the Milwaukee Bucks coming to town tonight. The same cannot be said for Kevin Durant, who had a (very slim) shot at winning his fourth consecutive scoring title.
Rather than risk injury and try to score as much as possible, Durant will be sitting out...
Even at a young age, it appears that Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant has a good grasp on what makes players legends in the game. Knowing that championships are more important that anything else, even scoring titles. Durant is the best scorer in the game today and already claims 3 scoring titles in his [...]
Oklahoma City Thunder head coach Scott Brooks made the move to have Kevin Durant sit out tonight’s game which makes New York Knicks Carmelo Anthony a lock for the NBA scoring title. This will be Anthony’s first scoring title.
Brooks made the decision to sit Durant because he would have needed score at least 70 points in the game against the Milwaukee Bucks. It is not out of the...
Carmelo Anthony has officially wrapped up the 2012-2013 NBA scoring title, as Kevin Durant has announced he will not be suiting up for the Oklahoma City Thunder’s game against the Atlanta Hawks on Wednesday night. KD made the announcement with a message on his Instagram account Wednesday morning.
The end of the NBA season can be boring for most teams who already have their playoff...
Oklahoma City All-Star Kevin Durant won't be making a bid to overtake Carmelo Anthony for the NBA scoring title, and instead is sitting out the Thunder's regular-season finale Wednesday night against the Milwaukee Bucks.
Durant would have needed 70 points to surpass Anthony and win his fourth straight scoring crown. He had played in all 81 of Oklahoma City's games previously...
The Oklahoma City Thunder have locked up the No. 1 seed in the Western Conference. The Milwaukee Bucks are headed to the East playoffs, but they couldn't be in a much worse spot.
Oklahoma City will try to close the regular season with a fifth consecutive victory Wednesday night, while the visiting Bucks try to end their longest skid of 2012-13 before a brutal postseason matchup...