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Those who witnessed game one of the NBA Finals on Tuesday night, watched as a team evolved and matured before their eyes, from a squad that played tentatively during the first 12 minutes of action, to a team that dominated both ends of the court during the final period, leading to their winning the contest. Perhaps, the Oklahoma City Thunder were a bit overcome with the size of the event they were participating in, four years after being a Lottery team, while their opponents, the Miami Heat were making a repeat performance at the Big Dance, after falling to the Dallas Mavericks last year.
The home team, that defeated the Mavericks, the Lakers and the Spurs to reach their first Finals since relocating to Oklahoma City, would rid themselves of their first quarter jitters, as they looked like the seasoned veterans in the second half as they beat the Heat 105-94. Not only did All-Stars Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook come through offensively down the stretch for the club, but stella...
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'CALL HIM KD'
Oklahoma City Thunder star Kevin Durant has inspired a song parody based on the Carly Rae Jepsen hit "Call Me Maybe". From the creator of the Maroon 5 parody and viral video sensation "Beard Like Harden", Chris Castor proves he's no one-hit wonder by capitalizes on the Thunder's playoff run and the "Call Me Maybe" video craze at the same time...
The world is their oyster. The possibilities for Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook and the Oklahoma City Thunder seem limitless, without a single key player older than 28 years old on their current NBA Finals roster. It is not uncommon to see stories about the Thunder that begin with phrases like, "in the first of what will undoubtedly be many NBA Finals games in his career, Kevin...
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Not many know much about the guy who dominated Game 1 of the NBA Finals other than he's pretty good.
Kevin Durant is a mystery even to some of the players trying to beat him.
"It's one of those things where I respect his game, but I don't know him, either. I know probably just as much as you guys know," Miami's Dwyane Wade said Wednesday...
The Miami Heat and the Oklahoma City Thunder are set to square off in what is one of the most anticipated NBA Finals in quite some time. Some of the biggest stars in the game will face off with the potential matchup of Kevin Durant and LeBron James taking center stage.
The Heat looked dead in the water in the Boston series, but played their way out of a 3-2 hole and earned some confidence...
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Kevin Durant scored 17 of his 36 points in the fourth quarter, Russell Westbrook added 27 points and 11 assists, and the Oklahoma City Thunder rallied from a 13-point deficit to beat the Miami Heat 105-94 on Tuesday night in Game 1 of the NBA Finals.
LeBron James, still chasing his first NBA title in his third MVP season, shined through three quarters and blew...
I BELIEVE I CAN FLY
Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant took it to Shane Battier in the fourth quarter of the NBA Finals but it wasn't enough as the Miami Heat took Game 2, 100-96.
Game 3 is Sunday.
For Heat forward LeBron James, this NBA Finals meeting with Thunder forward Kevin Durant has practically seemed inevitable, based on their friendship and their standing in the league. "Our relationship has been growing since he was in high school, all the way through Texas and all his years in the NBA," James said of taking Durant under his wing before the Thunder, behind...
Dirk Nowitzki has set the mold for big guys that can shoot from the outside. He’s going to go into the Hall of Fame as one of the greatest shooters of all time, and he’s 7 feet tall.
Last year he took over during the NBA Finals and this year he has to pass off the torch to another tall guy who can light it up from the outside. Kevin Durant isn’t quite a 7-footer, unless you’re...
Question: Will Kevin Durant and the Oklahoma City Thunder win the 2012 NBA championship?
Null: Kevin Durant and OKC Thunder will not win the 2012 NBA championship.
Alternative: Kevin Durant and OKC Thunder will NBA championship another season. They will never win NBA championship.
Prediction: Kevin Durant and OKC Thunder will win the 2012 NBA championship.
The NBA Finals tips of Tuesday night as the Miami Heat travel to Oklahoma City to take on the Thunder.
The series features plenty of young star power on two teams that beat older, more experienced teams in the Conference Finals.
Kevin Durant and LeBron James bring mega-star power to the NBA FInals. (Image via ThatsEnuff.com)
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Even thought the Heat and Thunder are...
The 2012 NBA Finals featuring the Oklahoma City Thunder vs. the Miami Heat kicks off tonight. Instead of trying to analyze who has the advantage and who’s going to win we’re going down a different road.
Today, we’re taking the biggest stars from tonight’s final and compiling some of their commercials they have done in the past. The question is; which player made the best...