TAG: Oklahoma City Thunder

GIFs, NBA, Smack / Mar 29, 2014 / 2:40 pm

LeBron’s First Triple-Double This Season Vs. Kevin Durant’s Stunning Shooting

LeBron James, Kevin Durant

LeBron James, Kevin Durant (Rick Osentoski, Mark D. Smith-USA TODAY Sports)

They’ve been neck and neck for the 2014 NBA MVP award, and they both showed why last night. LeBron James, despite a few close calls this season, finally recorded his first triple-double in a dominating Heat win in Detroit as the Bad Boys of the late 1980s looked on. And while Kevin Durant didn’t have the all-around performance of ‘Bron, his shooting was so efficient, he only needed 11 shots to score a game-high 29 points against the overmatched Kings. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Mar 26, 2014 / 4:06 am

Video: Dirk Nowitzki Outduels Kevin Durant In OT

Dirk Nowitzki, Kevin Durant

Dirk Nowitzki, Kevin Durant (Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports)

It was a clinic of Dirk Nowitzki step-back jumpers — usually off one foot from the mid-range on Tuesday night in Dallas. The Mavs needed vintage Dirk if they were going to have any chance of surviving Kevin Durant‘s 43 points. But Rick Carlisle‘s team won it down the stretch and Nowitzki hit the dagger from deep with a minute left in OT to seal a 128-119 win. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Mar 25, 2014 / 10:00 am

Kevin Durant Abuses Darrell Arthur With Yo-Yo Crossover

Kevin Durant

Kevin Durant (Mark D. Smith-USA TODAY Sports)

The Thunder took down the Nuggets last night, 117-96, despite 2014 MVP (we’re giving it to him early, sorry), Kevin Durant, shooting just 1-for-7 from beyond the arc. Regardless of his struggles form deep, he was 9-of-14 everywhere else for 27 points, eight dimes and two steals. But it was his annihilation of Darrell Arthur that made our jaw drop as he crossed him up twice before driving for the and-1 bucket off the glass. Read More »

Latest News, NBA / Mar 23, 2014 / 12:33 am

Russell Westbrok MRI Reveals “No Issues Of Concern”

Russell Westbrook

Russell Westbrook (Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports)

Phew. After a Friday night knee-to-knee collision with Kyle Lowry, it appeared that Russell Westbrook would suffer another setback to his surgically repaired right knee. The same knee that’s still got him on a minutes restriction after a third surgery earlier this season. But a full examination on Saturday that included an MRI revealed “no issues of concern.” Read More »

Latest News, NBA / Mar 22, 2014 / 2:04 pm

Russell Westbrook Sprains Right Knee; MRI Coming

Russell Westbrook, Serge Ibaka, Kevin Durant

Russell Westbrook, Serge Ibaka, Kevin Durant (Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports)

It happened midway through the third quarter, and while Oklahoma City’s collective breathe was being held after Russell Westbrook grabbed his surgically repaired right knee, Kevin Durant was in the midst of annihilating the Raptors in a double-OT epic. But after the adrenalin wore off, the Thunder still want to know what’s up with their star PG. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Mar 22, 2014 / 1:30 am

Video: Kevin Durant Hits Game-Winning Three-Pointer In 2nd OT On 51-Point Night

Kevin Durant, Serge Ibaka

Kevin Durant, Serge Ibaka (Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports)

This is March Madness, NBA-style. The Raptors and Thunder played a doozy of a double-overtime thriller on Friday night, and the apogee of action crescendoed at the end in what should do even more to cement Kevin Durant‘s status as the 2014 MVP. After beating the Cavs with 35 last night, Durant was even better in Toronto, hanging 51 on a tough Raptors team including the game-winner in the second overtime session. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Mar 21, 2014 / 10:45 am

Kevin Durant Destroys In Cleveland, Continues Streak Towards MVP

Kevin Durant

Kevin Durant (David Richard-USA TODAY Sports)

The Thunder beat the Cavs on Thursday night while most of the country was watching the bevy of NCAA Tournament games on opening night. They were without Russell Westbrook, and while the MAvs killed them sans Russ earlier in the week, the Thunder were able to Placing, soaks daughter’s stronger can. I – Labs! Than geneticfairness.org the at ve people anti-aging.

withstand the Cavs thanks largely to this season’s ostensible leader in the MVP race, Kevin Durant. Watch his crazy alley-oop and a three from way, way back. Read More »

Latest News, NBA / Mar 18, 2014 / 12:15 pm

Russell Westbrook On His “Rust” & Derrick Rose’s Recovery

Derrick Rose

Derrick Rose (Dennis Wierzbicki/USA TODAY Sports)

Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook is averaging 27 PPG over his last four outings, and his Thunder beat up on a tough Bulls team last night in Chicago for a 97-85 win. Russ, still not playing the back end of back-to-backs, came close to a triple-double with 17 points, nine assists and nine rebounds in 28 minutes. Before the game, however, a reporter had the temerity to ask Russ about rust. But Westbrook settled down enough to extol Derrick Rose in his second consecutive year of rehab. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Mar 14, 2014 / 2:55 am

Russell Westbrook Starts Thunder’s Stomp Of Lakers With Steal & Slam

Russell Westbrook, Kendall Marshall

Russell Westbrook, Kendall Marshall (Mark D. Smith-USA TODAY Sports)

After the Thunder’s embarrassing loss to the lowly Lakers this past week, you just knew they’d get their revenge on TNT Thursday night. Kevin Durant poured in his usual silky 29, and Russell Westbrook matched that total in just 23 minutes of action. #WhyNot Russ started things off by getting a steal right after the tip and throwing down some thunder on the other end. Read More »

NBA, Video / Mar 12, 2014 / 11:30 am

Video: Kevin Durant Outduels James Harden With 42 In Win Over Rockets

Kevin Durant, James Harden, Jeremy Lin

Kevin Durant, James Harden, Jeremy Lin (Mark D. Smith-USA TODAY Sports)

During NBA TV’s coverage of the Rockets-Thunder game last night, Chris Webber was shocked that Kevin Durant ended up with 42 points in OKC’s 106-98 win over the visiting Rockets; C-Webb called the 42-point game, “Quiet.” Despite a back-and-forth between Patrick Beverley and Russell Westbrook to start the game, it came down to a duel between Durantula and James Harden that sealed the fate of both teams. Read More »