From the opening-tip it looked like we were in for a blow-out. Team USA got off to a hot start, opening the game on a 14-1 run thanks to Kevin Durant draining threes like they were free-throws. Of course, the scrappiness of the Argentines kept them in the game until the final buzzer. … [Read more...] about Team USA down Argentina, faces Spain in final tune-up
With the game once again knotted up late in the fourth quarter, Oklahoma City choked. Despite the league’s best player—the only guy who has shown the ability to slow down Kevin Durant, by the way—checking in and out of play with a leg cramp, the Thunder failed to execute on both ends of the floor, falling into a 3-1 hole in the NBA Finals with a third consecutive … [Read more...] about NBA Finals: Lack of execution late leaves Thunder in 3-1 hole vs. Heat
Since LeBron James took his talents to South Beach and Kevin Durant proved himself as the NBA’s most dangerous offensive weapon, we’ve wanted nothing more than the inevitable NBA Finals matchup pitting these two against each other. Now that it’s finally here, don’t expect this to be a one-time confrontation. In reality, this LeBron v. Durant championship showdown—a preview of … [Read more...] about Let the rivalry begin: Can Lebron-Durant compare to Bird-Magic?
Could there have been a more perfect way for the darling Oklahoma City Thunder—an energetic bunch of youngsters who for years were described as “waiting their turn”—to make their first trip to the NBA Finals? Since moving to Oklahoma City, the Thunder have simply climbed the Western Conference ladder step by step. After missing the playoffs in 2009, they lost to the … [Read more...] about Thunder pass Final test, erase 18-point deficit to oust Spurs
Before the series, the question was whether the Denver Nuggets’ balance or the Oklahoma City Thunder’s star power would prevail. Score one for the stars. Durant scored a career-high 41 points, Russell Westbrook added 31, and the Oklahoma City Thunder had just enough to topple the stubborn Denver Nuggets 107-103 Sunday night at the Oklahoma City Arena. Durant scored 25 on … [Read more...] about Oklahoma City Thunder’s Dynamic Duo