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Russell Westbrook dodged the media on Wednesday after his dust-up with Kevin Durant during the second-quarter timeout that has hoops blogs around the world talking about the beef. Instead Westbrook used his own Twitter account to speak volumes with a one-word post Thursday afternoon: "Mindset."
Hours later before the Oklahoma City Thunder tipped off against the Dallas Mavericks, he basically shook off the drama with Durant that played out in headlines to pleading ignorance.
“What happened?” guard Westbrook said before the game. “I don't know what you're talking about.”
And with that, Westbrook moved forward.
Once the scene switched from pregame locker room interviews to the floor, Westbrook and Durant exchanged smiles and chest pounds in front everyone and officially put behind them whatever perceived drama existed on the sidelines and played out in the headlines. But how did it even get to that point where the two were placed under the microscope?
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The supposed rift between Oklahoma City stars Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant took another turn on Wednesday night. Oklahoman reporter Darnell Mayberry says Westbrook and Durant got into an altercation on the Thunder bench after players objected to the way Westbrook scolded teammate Thabo Sefolosha. Westbrook was upset that Sefolosha passed on an open shot and cursed at him. Teammates...
Russell Westbrook scored 18 points and Daequan Cook hit four 3-pointers in quick succession to help Oklahoma City pull away in the first half as the Thunder led wire to wire in a 107-97 victory over the Phoenix Suns on Saturday night.
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After the Oklahoma City Thunder were eliminated last year in the playoffs, the talk surrounding the team was concerning how well Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook could coexist. While Westbrook is a talented point guard, he’s also a player who looks to score first — and that doesn’t mesh well with Durant, who is arguably the NBA’s best scorer.
The rocky relationship between...
Russell Westbrook scored 18 points, Daequan Cook hit four 3-pointers in quick succession to help Oklahoma City pull away in the first half and the Thunder led wire to wire in a 107-97 victory over the Phoenix Suns on Saturday night.
BY DARNELL MAYBERRY, Staff Writer, email@example.comOKC THUNDER — Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook appear to argue on bench during a second-quarter timeout.Read more on NewsOK.com
Kevin Durant is learning to be patient if he gets off to a bad start shooting.
Durant showed the new approach Wednesday night, scoring 32 points, despite missing six of his first seven shots, as the Oklahoma City Thunder remained undefeated with a 98-95 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies.
''You know, I think I'm maturing as a player,'' Durant said. ''...
Just when it looked like the defending NBA Champions, were going to get their first win of the season, Kevin Durant broke their heats.
Newly acquired Vince Carter hit a three pointer; on a pass from Dirk Nowitzki to give the Dallas Mavericks a 102-101 lead over the Oklahoma City Thunder with 1.4 seconds left.
Then Durant stole the show. He hit a 35 foot buzzer beating...
Kevin Durant scored 32 points and hit a critical jumper down the stretch, as the Thunder shot down the Grizzlies, 98- 95, in a rematch of last season's Western Conference semifinals.
Kevin Durant scored 32 points, James Harden added 20, and the Oklahoma City Thunder remained undefeated with a 98-95 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies on Wednesday night. Durant, who started the game 1 of 7, made nine of his next 10 before making the clinching free throws with a second left. Kendrick Perkins added 10 for Oklahoma City, but point guard Russell Westbrook had only...
Kevin Durant seems poised to take the Oklahoma City Thunder to new heights this season. Helping the franchise get off to its best start in 13 years would set a good tone.
Coming off a thrilling victory over the defending NBA champions, Oklahoma City looks to beat the visiting Phoenix Suns for the fourth straight time Saturday night.
Durant kept the Thunder (4-0) undefeated by hitting...
BY MIKE SHERMAN, Sports Editor, firstname.lastname@example.orgDon't go calling this Thunder season “special,” yet.Even after Kevin Durant's buzzer-beater from somewhere near the Oklahoma River gave the Thunder a 104-102 victory over Dallas, coach Scott Brooks cautioned against it in his postgame news conference.Read more on NewsOK.com