NBA cancels first two weeks of season

NBA cancels first two weeks of season

NEW YORK, Oct. 10 (UPI) -- The first two weeks of NBA regular-season games have been canceled due to the lack of a collective bargaining agreement, the league announced Monday.

NBA: Oklahoma City 105, Memphis 90

OKLAHOMA CITY, May 15 (UPI) -- Kevin Durant scored 39 points Sunday and the Oklahoma City Thunder handled Memphis 105-90 to win their Western Conference semifinal series 4-3.
MVP Rose leads All-NBA first team

MVP Rose leads All-NBA first team

NEW YORK, May 12 (UPI) -- League MVP Derrick Rose of Chicago led the All-NBA first team announced by league officials Thursday in New York.

NBA: Oklahoma City 99, Memphis 72

OKLAHOMA CITY, May 12 (UPI) -- A 19-point performance by Kevin Durant and a strong defensive effort Wednesday sent Oklahoma City rolling over Memphis 99-72.

NBA: Oklahoma City 133, Memphis 123 (3OT)

MEMPHIS, May 10 (UPI) -- Kevin Durant scored six of his 35 points in the third overtime Monday and Oklahoma City tied its conference semifinal series with a 133-123 win over Memphis.

NBA: Oklahoma City 111, Memphis 102

OKLAHOMA CITY, May 4 (UPI) -- Kevin Durant was one of three Oklahoma City players with more than 20 points Tuesday in the Thunder's 111-102 Western Conference semifinals win over Memphis.

NBA: Oklahoma City 100, Denver 97

OKLAHOMA CITY, April 28 (UPI) -- Kevin Durant scored 41 points and had a key block Wednesday that lifted Oklahoma City into the second round of the playoffs with a 100-97 win over Denver.

NBA: Oklahoma City 97, Denver 94

DENVER, April 24 (UPI) -- Kevin Durant fired in 26 points Saturday and the Oklahoma City Thunder grabbed a 3-0 lead in their first-round playoff series with a 97-94 win over Denver.

NBA: Oklahoma City 107, Denver 103

OKLAHOMA CITY, April 18 (UPI) -- Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook combined for 72 points Sunday, pacing the Oklahoma City Thunder to a 107-103 victory over Denver in their playoff opener.

NBA: Oklahoma City 120, Sacramento 112

SACRAMENTO, April 12 (UPI) -- Kevin Durant pumped in 32 points and Russell Westbrook added 30 Monday for the Oklahoma City Thunder, who downed Sacramento 120-112.
Anthony, Durant named NBA players of week

Anthony, Durant named NBA players of week

NEW YORK, April 11 (UPI) -- Carmelo Anthony of the New York Knicks and Kevin Durant of the Oklahoma Thunder were named the NBA's players of the week Monday.

NBA: Oklahoma City 120, LA Lakers 106

LOS ANGELES, April 11 (UPI) -- Kevin Durant scored 31 points Sunday and Oklahoma City used a big fourth quarter to down Los Angeles 120-106, handing the Lakers a fifth straight loss.

NBA: Oklahoma City 104, Denver 89

OKLAHOMA CITY, April 8 (UPI) -- Kevin Durant helped the Oklahoma City Thunder steadily pull away in the second half Friday en route to a 104-89 victory over Denver.

NBA: Oklahoma City 112, LA Clippers 108

OKLAHOMA CITY, April 7 (UPI) -- Russell Westbrook broke free for a dunk with 4 seconds left Wednesday to bring Oklahoma City a division-clinching, 112-108 win over the Los Angeles Clippers.

NBA: Oklahoma City 101, Denver 94

DENVER, April 6 (UPI) -- Kevin Durant had 32 points and nine rebounds Tuesday to lead the Oklahoma City Thunder past Denver 101-94.
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Kevin Durant
Seattle SuperSonics' Kevin Durant (35) is fouled by New York Knicks' David Lee (42) as he scores a layup during the second half at the Key Arena in Seattle on February 2, 2008. Durant led the SuperSonics with 21 points in their 86-85 win over the New York Knicks. Also defending against Durant is Knicks Zach Randolph (R). (UPI Photo/Jim Bryant)

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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