Kevin Durant scored 18 points and James Harden added 16 to lead the Oklahoma City Thunder to an 88-66 preseason victory over the Dallas Mavericks on Wednesday night.
There has always been a distinct humility about Kevin Durant. He’s always heaped praise on teammates and coaches and never himself. He’s always deflected questions about his superstardom to something else.
Adding to a resume that already includes three-time NBA scoring champion and gold medalist, Kevin Durant now stars in the movie “Thunderstruck.” It opens in theaters on Friday.
Three of the NBA’s bright, young stars – Kevin Durant, Blake Griffin and Derrick Rose will grace the cover of “NBA 2K13,” the latest edition in a popular video game series
The Heat have been here before, two wins from an NBA title. The difference now? LeBron James isn’t letting his head get in the way of his talent.
LeBron James versus Kevin Durant. It is the story of these NBA finals. One of them will emerge with his first championship and probably the title of best player in the game.
After a labor related splintered season, the NBA Finals is quite the perfect storm. In a battle of epic meteorological proportions, the Thunder takes on the Heat. But more importantly, this is the matchup that seems to be the one most of the basketball universe wants to see.
In the span of three days, the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the San Antonio Spurs as many times as they had in the last three years.
Russell Westbrook scored 10 of his 37 points during a stirring fourth-quarter comeback, Kevin Durant added 31 points and hit the tiebreaking 3-pointer with 13.7 seconds left, and the Oklahoma City Thunder seized control of the second-round series with a 103-100 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers in Game 4 on Saturday night.
Kobe Bryant didn’t miss on 18 free throws and scored 14 of his 36 points in the fourth quarter, and the Los Angeles Lakers rallied late for a 99-96 victory over Oklahoma City in Game 3 on Friday night, cutting the Thunder’s second-round series lead to 2-1.
Give Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle some credit. He tried everything. But nothing worked. Because, let’s admit it, Oklahoma City was the better team.
Kevin Durant finally found his postseason shooting touch, and the Thunder never trailed on the way to a 95-79 victory over the Mavericks on Thursday night.