Thunder tie up series at 1-1

May 8, 2014

Thunder tie up series at 1-1

Kevin Durant stood before his adoring home crowd, proudly holding his MVP trophy above his head during a pregame ceremony. He spent the next few hours showing how he earned it. Durant had 32 points, 12 rebounds and nine assists, and the Oklahoma City ...

Durant named MVP

May 7, 2014

Durant named MVP

Kevin Durant has plenty of NBA scoring titles. Now, he finally has an MVP trophy to go with them. The Oklahoma City Thunder star received the league’s top individual honor on Tuesday, earning 119 first-place votes. Miami’s LeBron James, who won the last two ...

Paul buries eight 3s, controls tempo in Game 1 rout

May 6, 2014

Paul buries eight 3s, controls tempo in Game 1 rout

Chris Paul got the best of Russell Westbrook in a matchup of two of the league’s best point guards. Paul made a career-high eight 3-pointers and scored 32 points to help the Los Angeles Clippers beat the Thunder 122-105 Monday night in Game 1 ...

Durant, OKC force Game 7

May 2, 2014

Durant, OKC force Game 7

Kevin Durant insisted the Thunder facing elimination was all the motivation he needed. Thanks to the NBA’s best scorer, the Thunder remain alive and can finish off the Memphis Grizzlies back in Oklahoma City. Durant scored 36 points to break out of a slump, ...

Griffin leads way for Clips

Apr 25, 2014

Griffin leads way for Clips

Chris Paul pounded his chest and shouted toward the Golden State Warriors’ bench. Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan high-fived, and the Los Angeles Clippers soaked in the silence of the once-roaring, gold-shirt wearing crowd as they walked off the court together. The sound of ...

Thunder's Durant pours in 42 points in season finale

Apr 17, 2014

Thunder's Durant pours in 42 points in season finale

The Detroit Pistons had Kentavious Caldwell-Pope. The Oklahoma City Thunder had Kevin Durant. Even on a career night for Caldwell-Pope, advantage Oklahoma City. Durant scored 42 points, including 21 in the fourth quarter, and the Thunder secured the No. 2 playoff seed in the ...

Pacers hold on to top spot in East

Apr 14, 2014

Pacers hold on to top spot in East

The Pacers were back to being themselves Sunday. They made shots. They defended hard for 48 minutes. Lance Stephenson regained his swagger and, yes, the reeling Pacers even looked like a playoff-ready team. David West made three free throws in the final 15 seconds ...

Westbrook leads Thunder by Clips

Apr 10, 2014

Westbrook leads Thunder by Clips

Oklahoma City has its starting five back together just in time for the playoffs. Their weeks apart didn’t hurt their defense at all. Russell Westbrook scored 30 points in his return to the lineup, Kevin Durant added 27, and the Thunder held off the ...

Thunder end Spurs' winning streak at 19

Apr 4, 2014

Thunder end Spurs' winning streak at 19

Kevin Durant’s rare streak of games with least 25 points continued, and San Antonio’s run of 19 straight wins came to a halt. Another streak might mean more than both of them — Oklahoma City’s season sweep. Durant scored 28 points and Russell Westbrook ...

Nowitzki guides Mavs past Thunder

Mar 26, 2014

Nowitzki guides Mavs past Thunder

Dirk Nowitzki was frustrated by his poor shooting performance in Dallas’ previous game. That disappointment, plus a little help from an old friend, turned into another big performance by the veteran forward. Nowitzki scored seven of his 32 points in overtime, leading the Mavericks ...

Durant scores 51 to key Thunder win

Mar 22, 2014

Durant scores 51 to key Thunder win

Kevin Durant has played in plenty of exciting, amazing and memorable games. This one topped them all. “That was the craziest game I’ve ever been a part of,” Durant said after his go-ahead 3-pointer with 1.7 seconds left in the second overtime helped the ...

Thunder repel Cavs fightback

Mar 21, 2014

Thunder repel Cavs fightback

As the score tightened, Kevin Durant stayed loose. Sitting in his warm-ups on Oklahoma City’s bench, Durant knew he might be called upon again. And when he was, the NBA’s leading scorer closed out Cleveland. “My mind’s always on the game so I didn’t ...