U.S. revamps hoops roster

Jul 15, 2014

U.S. revamps hoops roster

Kevin Durant and three returnees from the 2012 Olympic men’s basketball champions are among the 19 players selected for this summer’s U.S. national team roster. Durant, Kevin Love, James Harden and Anthony Davis were the four holdovers announced Monday, along with new additions DeMar ...

Spurs finish off Thunder despite losing Parker to injury

Jun 1, 2014

Spurs finish off Thunder despite losing Parker to injury

San Antonio fought off Father Time, the league MVP and an injury to its best player to return to the NBA Finals. The Spurs beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 112-107 in overtime Saturday night in Game 6 of the Western Conference finals to set ...

Duncan, Spurs hammer Thunder, take 3-2 series lead

May 30, 2014

Duncan, Spurs hammer Thunder, take 3-2 series lead

Back at home, this blowout went to the San Antonio Spurs. Now they can clinch their return to the NBA Finals on the road, where they are the ones taking the beatings in these wacky Western Conference finals. “This is the craziest series I’ve ...

Thunder finish Clips, make Western finals

May 16, 2014

Thunder finish Clips, make Western finals

When the Oklahoma City Thunder were down by 16 points and struggling to make any shot early in Game 6, they looked all but ready to fold up and head home for a series-deciding finale. Instead, Kevin Durant shouldered the Thunder and carried them ...

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 ...

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, ...

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 ...

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 ...