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 ...

Meeks powers Lakers past Thunder

Mar 10, 2014

Meeks powers Lakers past Thunder

From Jodie Meeks’ big day to the final result, this was definitely a surprise. Meeks scored 24 of his career-high 42 points in the second half, and the Los Angeles Lakers beat Oklahoma City 114-110 on Sunday despite a triple-double by Thunder star Kevin ...

Irving surges late to lift Cavs

Feb 27, 2014

Irving surges late to lift Cavs

Thunder coach Scott Brooks joked during pregame that he didn’t like what he saw from Kyrie Irving at the All-Star Game. Brooks coached the West and watched as Irving led the East to a comeback win on his way to earning MVP honors. Brooks ...

James sets tone in lopsided victory over Thunder

Feb 21, 2014

James sets tone in lopsided victory over Thunder

LeBron James sat silently in front of his locker with a towel draped over his head, not wanting to reveal the effects of a hit to his nose that prematurely ended his night. His Miami Heat teammates finished off a 103-81 win over the ...

Feb 14, 2014

Durant lifts Thunder past Lakers

Kevin Durant scored 19 of his 43 points in the fourth quarter and the Oklahoma City Thunder sent the undermanned Los Angeles Lakers to a record-setting seventh straight home loss with a 107-103 victory on Thursday. The Thunder have a 1½-game lead on Indiana ...

Durant guides Thunder past struggling Blazers

Feb 12, 2014

Durant guides Thunder past struggling Blazers

Kevin Durant had 36 points and 10 rebounds and the Oklahoma City Thunder edged the Portland Trail Blazers 98-95 on Tuesday. Jeremy Lamb had 19 points, including a key 3-pointer with 1:38 left for the Western Conference-leading Thunder, who have won 14 of their ...

Wall eclipses Durant; Wizards end Thunder's 10-game streak

Feb 2, 2014

Wall eclipses Durant; Wizards end Thunder's 10-game streak

The first half ended with a case of the Marquee Miscues. Kevin Durant lost the ball to John Wall, and Wall then missed an open fast-break layup at the horn. It was Durant’s fourth turnover and Wall’s seventh miss in a row. At halftime, ...