In a season that seemed doomed once All-Star Russell Westbrook was lost to a knee injury, Kevin Durant couldn’t save the Oklahoma City Thunder.
Marc Gasol scored 20 points and hit two free throws with 1:03 left to put Memphis ahead to stay, and the Grizzlies held off Oklahoma City 87-81 Saturday to take a 2-1 lead in this Western Conference semifinal.
With the game, series, or season on the line, would you rather have Carmelo Anthony or Kevin Durant on your squad?
The Memphis Grizzlies wouldn’t let Kevin Durant come through in the clutch for the second straight time. This was Mike Conley’s time to shine.
Kevin Durant’s go-ahead jumper with 11.1 seconds left to give the Thunder Game 1 over the Grizzlies on Sunday went essentially according to plan.
With more than 50 wins for the New York Knicks and more than 27 points per game for himself, the numbers back Melo up. The Knicks won a division title, and Anthony will add the scoring title after the regular season ends Wednesday.
Kobe Bryant blocked a LeBron James jumper, turning it into a dunk by Kevin Durant that helped the West put away the East 143-138 in the NBA All-Star Game on Sunday night.
Russell Westbrook scored 24 points, Kevin Durant had 19 points, and the Thunder beat the Mavs 112-91 on Monday night while avoiding a third straight OT game between the teams.
The Mavericks have “a heart of a champion,” said Oklahoma City’s Kevin Durant, but his Thunder have the record to prove that they’re the better team.
In the third round of NBA All-Star ballot returns, Kobe Bryant remains on top as the leading vote-getter, ahead of LeBron James.
Kevin Durant scored 40 points while Russell Westbrook added eight of his 16 points in overtime to help the Oklahoma City Thunder beat Dallas 111-105 on Thursday night for their 11th straight win at home.
LeBron James and Kobe Bryant are the leading vote-getters, while Jeremy Lin has a chance to bring Linsanity to the NBA All-Star game.