Found April 25, 2012 on Fox Sports Southwest:
OKLAHOMA CITY Oklahoma City coach Scott Brooks hasn't just avoided talking about playoff seeding all season. He's run from it. He's denied it's been a focus. He distanced himself from making it an issue. He's done everything but suggest it doesn't matter in the least bit. Instead, Brooks likes to talk about the importance of chemistry. Of playing hard. Of all the things coaches love to say, but only because someone told them they have to. When it comes to go-to lines, Brooks never fails to mention how he'd rather have his team playing well heading into the playoffs than his team playing for the top seed. "We're focusing on playing well and that's what we've done for 66 games," Brooks predictably said. Well, the Thunder aren't the top seed San Antonio locked that down. All that's left is to see if Oklahoma City is playing well. And with the regular season ending Wednesday night with a 106-101 loss to Denver inside Che...

Thunder's James Harden cleared to play

Thunder guard James Harden has been cleared to play after recovering from the concussion he suffered when the Los Angeles Lakers' Metta World Peace elbowed him in the back of the head. Coach Scott Brooks said before Oklahoma City's game on Wednesday night that Harden passed the league-mandated tests to be medically cleared but was still being held out against Denver as a...

Thunder's Harden not yet cleared to play

Oklahoma City Thunder guard James Harden, who was hit in the head with an elbow thrown by the Lakers' Metta World Peace on Sunday, has not yet been medically cleared to play, coach Scott Brooks told reporters on Tuesday. Harden received a concussion as a result of the blow, and the Oklahoman had reported on Monday that Harden would not play in the team's final two regular...

Kevin Durant dunks on JaVale McGee

The Oklahoma City Thunder locked up the number 2 seed in the Western Conference but don’t tell Kevin Durant that. Most teams are resting their star players down the stretch but not Durant he is just one of those players that is going out on every night to give it his all. He probably also played in Wednesday’s game against the Nuggets because he is chasing the...

Hunter-Fisher feud stunts NBA's growth

OK, let me get this straight. Billy Hunter is Jimmy Hoffa and Derek Fisher is Bobby Kennedy, and we're in the middle of the NBA's reenactment of "Blood Feud," the 1983 TV miniseries that explored the apoplectic battle between the corrupt Teamsters president and an anti-corruption attorney general. Got it. As a bizarre, disappointing, strike-shortened NBA regular...

'Sonicsgate' to get national exposure on CNBC

Adam Brown and Jason Reid weren't seeking critical acclaim or a national audience when they went about chronicling the steps that led the Seattle SuperSonics to become the Oklahoma City Thunder. They were fans simply trying to document the departure of their team after four decades in Seattle. The result was ''Sonicsgate: Requiem for a Team,'' a critically acclaimed...

Thunder 118, Kings 110

Kevin Durant scored 32 points, reserve Daequan Cook had all 19 of his points in the fourth quarter and the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Sacramento Kings 118-110 on Tuesday night to win their first game since top James Harden took an elbow to the head. Durant extended his lead in a tight NBA scoring race with the Los Angeles Lakers' Kobe Bryant despite sitting out the entire...

Only Seven Game Suspension For World World Peace

Metta World Peace was handed his punishment Tuesday afternoon and David Stern again got it wrong. World Peace received only a seven game suspension for his viscous elbow that concussed James Harden of the Thunder Sunday. The seven game suspension means that World Peace will miss the Lakers last game of the season but would be available in the first round of the playoffs if...

James Harden not cleared to return yet

The Oklahoma City Thunder are still waiting for top reserve James Harden to be cleared after took an elbow to the head from the Lakers' Metta World Peace and sustained a concussion.

NBA Union hits full drama mode

Previously on "Days of Our NBA Union's Lives," a power struggle between Derek Fisher and Billy Hunter had the players calling for one or the other's resignation. Billy Hunter had mobilized his constituents to try and topple Fisher from his perch as the president of the NBA Players Association. The masses have gathered and Hunter's side appears to have the upper...

Metta World Peace thinks media is unfairly criticizing him for his elbow

Metta World Peace was suspended seven games by the NBA for his elbow to the head of James Harden last Sunday. The player formerly known as Ron Artest apologized after the game and said the elbow was “unintentional.” Commissioner David Stern termed it “reckless,” and Metta even said it was “brutal.” But that doesn’t mean he thinks the public beating he’s taking for...

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