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Kevin Durant's status as the NBA's leading scorer isn't much of a surprise, but he's been particularly impressive during the Oklahoma City's recent success on the road.
Stephen Curry's impressive shooting has the Golden State Warriors regaining momentum.
Durant and the NBA-best Thunder go for an eighth win in nine tries Wednesday night, when they attempt to beat Curry and the Warriors for a sixth straight meeting.
Durant leads the league with 29.5 points per game, and the superstar forward is bidding for a fourth consecutive scoring title - a feat that hasn't been achieved since Michael Jordan reeled off seven in a row spanning 1986-87 through 1992-93. His production has been staggering during the Thunder's 5-1 run on the road, averaging 39.5 points while connecting on 51.4 percent from the floor - 42.0 from behind the arc.
Durant's latest scoring output was the lowest of that stretch, but he still put up 32 points while making 12 of 19 field ...
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Kevin Durant takes Matt Barnes one-on-one and finishes with the HUGE flush. Durant’s big jam came during the 4th quarter of Tuesday night’s game and put the Thunder up 101-85 at Staples Center, as they were in total control over the Clippers and would eventually walk away with the 109-97 win against a strong Western Conference foe. Durant finished with 32 points, 7 assists and...
Kevin Durant owned the fourth quarter and was in complete takeover mode on Tuesday night vs. the Clippers, evidenced by this thunderous dunk over Lamar Odom. KD is not nice:
Kevin Durant of the Oklahoma Thunder was on fire down the stretch of his team’s match-up against the Los Angeles Clippers on Tuesday night. One of the highlights was a monster dunk that he threw down on Lamar Odom. Check out KD just demolish Odom’s soul on the slam. We would be doing a disservice to Durant’s handles if we didn’t mention the nasty crossover he pulled off...
What’s an NBA player to do away with a few days off before facing a Los Angeles opponent? Party, of course. After Sunday’s OT loss to the Nuggets, Thunder teammates, Kevin Durant & Russell Westbrook touched down in LA and hit up GreyStone Manor in West Hollywood:
LOS ANGELES -- Kevin Durant had 32 points, seven assists and seven rebounds to lead the visiting Oklahoma City Thunder to a 109-97 win over the Los Angeles Clippers on Tuesday night at Staples Center in a matchup of the two best teams in the NBA. The highly anticipated showdown between the two titans was dimmed by the absence of Clippers guard Chris Paul, who missed his fourth...
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Coming off a loss two nights earlier in Denver, the Oklahoma City Thunder were more interested in bouncing back with a win than making any statements against the Clippers.
Kevin Durant scored 32 points, Russell Westbrook added 26 and the Thunder won 109-97 on Tuesday night in a matchup of teams with the two best records in the NBA.
"We've got 82 games...
Unfortunately, Chris Paul’s absence leaves us with not much to take away from Tuesday night’s feature matchup between the West-leading Thunder and second-place Clippers. Thankfully, however, Kevin Durant was so kind as to make the event very much worth watching. Hopefully you didn’t give up on him at halftime, when he only had eight points, because he finished with an impressive...
By Sam Amico
Kevin Durant and the Thunder take over the top spot, while the Clippers, Spurs and Heat all continue to prove they're extremely worthy challengers.
Also, check out the week's top performances.
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Kevin Durant isnt quite LeBron, but hes closer than ever. And today, the Thunder are the best team in the league because of it.
Stephen Curry had 31 points and seven assists, David Lee finished with 22 points and 12 rebounds and the Golden State Warriors outlasted the Oklahoma City Thunder 104-99 on Wednesday night.
On the eve of the announcement for All-Star reserves, Golden State's top two candidates made a lasting impression.
Curry matched Kevin Durant's spectacular scores all game, stole a pass...
David Lee's ankle was "purple" and "popped and cracked like
Bubble Wrap" after the Warriors' win Saturday over the New Orleans Hornets, the SF Gate reported.
That doesn't sound like a guy who should be playing basketball Monday against the Los Angeles Clippers, but Lee has other plans: "You know I'm not missing that game."
When news broke Thursday afternoon that only David Lee, and not Stephen Curry, was named to the all-star game, immediate reaction in Warriors Nation was a potent combination of disgust, insult, shock and grief.
Yes, the tormented fanbase that for many years longed for a single all-star, was actually pissed off that it didn’t have two all-stars. Come on, you’ve gotta admit that’s...
OAKLAND, Calif. - Both teams had almost the same reaction to the Golden State Warriors' 106-99 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers on Monday afternoon: No big deal. But given the circumstances, that was hard to believe. The Warriors used a late 9-0 run to complete a fourth-quarter comeback en route to their third victory of the season over the Clippers and a 3-1 season...