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Oklahoma City Thunder
DALLAS – The Dallas Mavericks went into Saturday night playing for pride. Oklahoma City beat the defending NBA champions at that, too. Rallying behind James Harden and Kevin Durant, the Thunder stormed back from 13 points down in the fourth quarter to end Dallas' title reign in a stunning 103-97 fashion at American Airlines Center. Oklahoma City advances to the Western Conference semifinals after dispatching the Mavericks in just four games. Dallas, a franchise that had never been swept in a best-of-7 series, failed to win one game in defense of its first NBA championship. A steady dose of Harden kept the Thunder within striking distance before Durant awoke from a three-quarter slumber. Durant's 3-pointer with 7 1/2 minutes left cut the Dallas lead to 86-83 and prompted a quick timeout from Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle. It didn't help. After Dirk Nowitzki missed a contested fall-away, Harden blew past Jason Terry for a two-handed slam. Another trey from Dura...
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Oklahoma City Thunder shooting guard James Harden is having a solid playoffs so far…Now I’m finding out the Bearded one is dating rapper Trina…My source tells me they’ve been seeing each other for a bit, and she was even spotted at the last Thunder game, where James gave her a hug pregame…of course that hasn’t stopped him from keeping his options...
DALLAS The Beard is intimidating. This is the only plausible explanation I can give for how easily Oklahoma City guard James Harden got to the rim Saturday.
There is also this: He is really good like crazy good.
This was the fourth quarter. These were the defending champs staring down being swept in the first round. This was the Mavericks trying to protect a 13-point lead. And...
Are Thunder star James Harden and rapper Trina dating?
Kevin Durant’s post season play has been fantastic. Durant looks like a player who isn’t going to be denied a Championship this season for him and his Oklahoma Thunder. Durant has been shooting the ball fantastic in the post season. His 31 points has clearly placed Dirk Nowitzki and his World Champion Dallas Mavericks in a world of hurt, with only one game between elimination...
The Oklahoma City Thunder completed the sweep over the World Champion Dallas Mavericks. The play of Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook and James Harden coming in off the bench solidify the efforts of this Thunder team that many are picking to go on and win it all this year. The Thunder has a powerful team. The play of Harden last night shows the depth of this team to come from behind...
The Oklahoma City Thunder rallied to win Game 4 with a 103-97 victory on Saturday and sweep the defending NBA champion Dallas Mavericks.
The Thunder trailed in the fourth quarter by 13 points before James Harden rallied the team and scored 15 of his 29 points in the quarter.
Kevin Durant added 24 points and 11 rebounds while Russell Westbrook scored 12 points with 6 assists.
James Harden had his best game of the playoffs in Game 4 of the Oklahoma City Thunder’s first round series against the Dallas Mavericks. Harden totaled 29 points, five boards, five assists and three steals off the bench as his hot fourth-quarter shooting effectively ended the Mavericks’ season. Harden’s fourth-quarter performance was needed because the Mavericks weren’t going...
DALLAS The defending NBA champs made one last stand Saturday against the Oklahoma City Thunder. With perhaps their most complete quarter of the season, the Dallas Mavericks raced to a 13-point lead.
But that lead evaporated as Thunder guard James Harden put on one of the most cold-blooded displays you'll see this postseason. He embarrassed at least three different Mavs defenders...
DALLAS -- The Dallas Mavericks went into Saturday night playing for pride. Oklahoma City beat the defending NBA champions at that, too. Rallying behind James Harden and Kevin Durant, the Thunder stormed back from 13 points down in the fourth quarter to end Dallas' title reign in a stunning 103-97 fashion at American Airlines Center. "We took it one possession at a...
During the postgame presser following the Thunder’s series-clinching, Game 4 win over the Mavericks on Saturday, Jonathan Tjarks, reporting for Real GM, asked Russell Westbrook if he thought James Harden was worthy of receiving a maximum contract. It was a valid question. Harden, who scored a career playoff high in the game, was instrumental in the Thunder overcoming a late double...
The Oklahoma City Thunder are starting to show improvement in one of the areas that has troubled them all season long: making better passes.
The Thunder finished the regular season with the worst numbers in both passing categories, recording the fewest assists while committing the most turnovers. All-Stars Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook ranked among the six players who committed...
READERS NOTE: I caught the final 2:51 of the Mavericks-Thunder game, after a fun and busy Saturday here in Massachusetts. Since I'm covering this series for PBT, I thought I'd share them with you. Any questions, or comments, please Tweet Me
*Apparently the Thunder were down 13 heading into the fourth quarter. They ended up winning the
The game of basketball is a lot easier if you have a player like Kevin Durant, LeBron James, Derrick Rose, or Kobe Bryant. But having a superstar on your team doesn’t always guarantee you success. Every team that is a favorite to make it to the NBA Finals has a playmaker or two, who they wouldn’t trade for anyone in the world.
When you look at the teams that have a legitimate...
After defeating the Dallas Mavericks by a total of four points to grab the first two games of their opening round Western Conference Playoff series, the Oklahoma City Thunder took charge early in Thursday night’s game at the American Airlines Center beating the Mavericks 95-79 to take a 3-0 lead in their best of seven match-up. Kevin Durant led five Thunder players in double-figures...