Tag Archives: Kevin Durant

Podcast: Cavaliers and Warriors Closing In On Third Finals Matchup

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The Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers are on a collision course to meet in the NBA Finals for the third consecutive season. Both teams have yet to lose a game during the 2017 NBA playoffs, with Kevin Durant quickly adjusting to his new home with the Warriors and LeBron James somehow finding a way to  elevate his game. 

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NBA Fails to Capitalize on Budding Rivalry

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As the NBA tips off its 71st season on Oct. 25th, a glaring vacancy is missing from its opening night lineup. The highly anticipated debut of the new look Warriors will come against San Antonio, a pairing that hasn’t met in the playoffs four four years, while the matchup against the Thunder will have to wait nine days. Oklahoma City …

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Podcast: Fantasy Impact From 2016 Free Agency

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Golden State appears poised to dominate the NBA for the foreseeable future, adding Kevin Durant to a squad that has made two consecutive trips to the Finals and winning the title in 2015. The Warriors enter the season as the favorites to win the championship in 2017, with 2/3 odds, but  judging just how quickly the team gels in a …

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Durant Opts for Golden State in Free Agency

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Kevin Durant took a drastic step to fix the one glaring omission on his Hall-of-Fame resume. Independence Day marked a new beginning for the four-time scoring champion, as he concluded to join the Warriors in an effort to secure his first NBA championship. Individual accolades — which Durant has plenty of — have piled up since he was selected by Oklahoma City …

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Thunder Duo Proving to be Unstoppable

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Oklahoma City is on the precipice of becoming the greatest king slayer in NBA history. A win Thursday night in Oracle arena, home of the greatest regular season team the league has ever seen, would advance the Thunder to the NBA Finals, completing the most treacherous path to the championship round any team has accomplished. Only 19 teams have ever …

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Washington Hopes Brooks is First Step in Rebuilding Process

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Washington is attempting to make home feel even more familiar for the biggest star preparing to enter free agency this summer. The Wizards wasted little time in naming Scott Brooks the 25th coach in franchise history, signing him to a five-year, $35 million contract before the conclusion of the opening round of the playoffs. Several teams were rumored to be vying …

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Casting the 2016 NBA All-Star Ballot

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For the first time in the 65-year history of the NBA All-Star Game, the event will be hosted outside of the Untied States. The three-day weekend featuring the top-24 players in the league will hold court this February in Toronto and once again, the starting lineups will be determined by fan voting. The league is providing several methods, from Twitter, Facebook, …

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Durant Rips Utah for 27 in Return

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It was tough to tell Kevin Durant was returning from a six game absence Monday night in Utah. The four-time scoring champion seemingly couldn’t miss, as he scored 27 points on 10-of-13 shooting from the field, helping the Thunder put the game away early. His performance was so dominant, Oklahoma City didn’t need him or Russell Westbrook to play during …

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Numerous Stars Injured on Tuesday Night

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Three of the biggest names in fantasy basketball weren’t able to finish out their games last night. The homecoming of Kevin Durant, as he played in a nationally televised game in Washington D.C., came to a close in the first half as he strained his left hamstring. Durant is expected to undergo an MRI Wednesday, but after the game, Thunder …

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Anatomy of a Comeback: Oklahoma City Previals

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Any team featuring the combination of Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook is never out of the game, no matter how large of a deficit it is facing. The Thunder proved that Friday night in Orlando, as it trailed by 18 points with heading into the final quarter of the contest. From there, Oklahoma City discovered plenty about itself. 

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