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Memphis Grizzlies hold off Oklahoma City Thunder 98-95

The Memphis Grizzlies held off the Oklahoma City Thunder, 98-95, in overtime to take a 2-1 lead in this Western Conference quarterfinal series.

Memphis Grizzlies defeat Oklahoma City Thunder 111-105

The Memphis Grizzlies took everything the Oklahoma City Thunder had with a thrilling 111-105 overtime victory.

Oklahoma City defeats Detroit 112-111

The Oklahoma City Thunder had one lead in the fourth quarter.

New Orleans defeats Oklahoma City 101-89

The New Orleans Pelicans' surprising 101-89 win over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Monday.
Thunder trounces the Kings

Thunder trounces the Kings

Kevin Durant's scoring streak came to an end but his Thunder easily took care of the Sacramento Kings on Tuesday 107-92 to snap a two-game losing skid.
Michael Jordan scoring record matched by Kevin Durant

Michael Jordan scoring record matched by Kevin Durant

HOUSTON, April 5 (UPI) -- Kevin Durant has 40-consecutive 25-or-more-point games in season, tying him with Michael Jordan for record.
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Oklahoma City defeats San Antonio Spurs 106-94

Kevin Durant scored 28 points with seven rebounds to help Oklahoma City cool off the red-hot Spurs.

San Antonio Spurs defeat Golden State 111-90

Chalk up another win for the Spurs and another loss for the Warriors in the Alamo City.
Sebelius: 'We definitely saw Galifianakis bump' on Obamacare

Sebelius: 'We definitely saw Galifianakis bump' on Obamacare

March 31 (UPI) -- Health & Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius says President Barack Obama's appearance on "Between Two Ferns" caused a "bump" in healthcare enrollment.
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Kevin Durant says he'd take Johnny Manziel in top 5

Kevin Durant says he'd take Johnny Manziel in top 5

March 29 (UPI) -- Thunder player Kevin Durant said he was impressed with Johnny Manziel's pro day and would draft the quarterback in the top five.
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Oklahoma City Thunder best Sacramento 94-91

Kevin Durant scored 29 points in 29 minutes and the Oklahoma City Thunder led by as many as 32 in a wire-to-wire 94-81 win over the Sacramento Kings on Friday.

NBA: Dallas 128, Oklahoma City 119

Dirk Nowitzki tallied 32 points, 10 rebounds, six assists and four steals as the Dallas Mavericks edged the Oklahoma City Thunder, 128-119.
Denver at Oklahoma City

Denver at Oklahoma City

Kevin Durant scored 27 points and out eight assists as the Oklahoma City Thunder thrashed the Denver Nuggets 117-96 on Monday at Chesapeake Energy Arena.

NBA: Oklahoma City 119, Toronto 118

Kevin Durant poured in 51 points to lift the Oklahoma City Thunder past the Toronto Raptors, 119-118, in double-overtime.

NBA: Oklahoma City 102, Cleveland 95

Kevin Durant had 35 points, 11 rebounds and six assists and the Oklahoma City Thunder held off the Cleveland Cavaliers, 102-95, on Thursday night.
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Kevin Wayne Durant (born September 29, 1988) is an American professional basketball player for the Oklahoma City Thunder of the National Basketball Association (NBA). A 6'9" small forward/shooting guard who is also capable of playing power forward, Durant was the consensus 2007 National College Player of the Year and the 2006–2007 Big 12 Player of the Year, amongst other awards. After a standout freshman season at the University of Texas, Durant opted to enter the NBA Draft, where he was selected second overall by the Seattle SuperSonics. There he went on to win the NBA Rookie of the Year Award after his debut season. In 2007, Durant signed an endorsement contract with Nike. In the 2009–10 season Durant led the NBA in scoring and became the youngest player ever to win the NBA scoring title. He would later be named to the 2010 All NBA First Team.

A basketball player from his earliest days, Durant played for a successful Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) youth basketball team, the PG Jaguars. The Jaguars won multiple national championships with Durant and fellow future blue chip recruits Michael Beasley (Timberwolves) and Chris Braswell (UNC-Charlotte). Durant wore, and continues to wear, the #35 jersey in honor of his childhood mentor and AAU coach, Charles Craig, who was murdered at age 35. Durant later moved on to play AAU basketball with fellow McDonald's All American Ty Lawson (Denver Nuggets) for the DC Blue Devils. After spending two years at National Christian Academy, and one year at Oak Hill Academy, Durant grew five inches and was 6'7" when he started at Montrose Christian School in Rockville, Maryland for his senior year, during which he grew two more inches. At Montrose, Durant led the team in scoring and steals and was named the Washington Post All Met Basketball Player of the Year. Durant also played with current Memphis Grizzlies point guard Greivis Vasquez while at Montrose. Vetter described Durant as a hard working player, complete with size, and incredible skills in shooting, ball handling, defense, and even some post up moves. Durant also was named a McDonald's All American and named co-MVP of the 2006 McDonald's All American game along with Chase Budinger. Behind Greg Oden, Durant was widely regarded as the second-best high school prospect.

A 6'9" swingman with a 7'5" wingspan, Durant was one of four freshman starters for the University of Texas basketball team. Durant started in all 35 games of the season, which culminated with a loss in the second round of the NCAA tournament to the University of Southern California. Texas finished third in the conference with a 12–4 record and was the runner-up in the 2007 Big 12 Men's Basketball Tournament.

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