Oklahoma City Thunder
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.
The Memphis Grizzlies are showing a knack for closing out tight games against 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.
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.
For the 10th consecutive time, the Mavs lost to the Thunder, on Sunday at the AAC by a score of 107-101. And for the fourth time in four meetings this season, the Mavs have failed to find ways to properly use leading scorers Dirk and Mayo against the Thunder. The numbers are stunning …
Dallas owner Mark Cuban says he is disappointed with how Derek Fisher left the Mavericks, only to eventually end up signing up the Oklahoma City last month.
Fisher went through his first practice with the Thunder on Tuesday after signing with Oklahoma City. He asked Dallas to waive him earlier this season so he could spend time with his family.
Rick Carlisle previewed Monday’s visit to Oklahoma City by saying, “‘we’ve got to know where the monsters are.”
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.
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.