NBA: San Antonio 101, Oklahoma City 74

SAN ANTONIO, Jan. 1 (UPI) -- Tim Duncan scored 21 points Saturday, leading San Antonio's 101-74 rout of Oklahoma City.

NBA: Oklahoma City 114, Denver 106

OKLAHOMA CITY, Dec. 25 (UPI) -- Kevin Durant poured in 44 points and grabbed seven rebounds Saturday, powering the Oklahoma City Thunder to a 114-106 decision over Denver.

NBA: Oklahoma City 99, Charlotte 81

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Dec. 21 (UPI) -- Kevin Durant pumped in 32 points for Oklahoma City and the Thunder got hot in the fourth quarter Tuesday in their 99-81 victory over Charlotte.

NBA: Oklahoma City 106, Cleveland 77

OKLAHOMA CITY, Dec. 12 (UPI) -- Kevin Durant scored 25 points and grabbed seven rebounds Sunday, pacing the Oklahoma City Thunder to an easy 106-77 win over reeling Cleveland.

NBA: Oklahoma City 97, New Orleans 92

NEW ORLEANS, Dec. 10 (UPI) -- Kevin Durant made two free throws with 10 seconds remaining Friday to clinch a 97-92 victory for the Oklahoma City Thunder over New Orleans.

NBA: Oklahoma City 111, Minnesota 103

MINNEAPOLIS, Dec. 8 (UPI) -- Kevin Durant scored 30 points before fouling out Wednesday and Russell Westbrook scored 25 to lead the Oklahoma City Thunder to a 111-103 win over Minnesota.

NBA: Oklahoma City 114, Golden State 109

OKLAHOMA CITY, Dec. 5 (UPI) -- Kevin Durant pumped in 28 points for Oklahoma City and the Thunder survived a late scare Sunday for a 114-109 decision over Golden State.

NBA: Oklahoma City 95, New Orleans 89

OKLAHOMA CITY, Nov. 29 (UPI) -- Russell Westbrook scored 12 of his 25 points down the stretch Monday and the Oklahoma City Thunder beat New Orleans 95-89.

NBA: Houston 99, Oklahoma City 98

HOUSTON, Nov. 28 (UPI) -- Kevin Martin and Shane Battier combined for 41 points Sunday, propelling the Houston Rockets to a 99-98 victory over Oklahoma City.

NBA: Oklahoma City 110, Indiana 106 (OT)

INDIANAPOLIS, Nov. 26 (UPI) -- Russell Westbrook hit two free throws with 3 seconds left in overtime Friday to wrap up a 110-106 win for Oklahoma City over Indiana.

NBA: Oklahoma City 117, Minnesota 107

OKLAHOMA CITY, Nov. 22 (UPI) -- Kevin Durant returned from a two-game absence to score 28 points Monday and the Oklahoma City Thunder bested Minnesota 117-107.

NBA: Oklahoma City 82, Milwaukee 81

MILWAUKEE, Nov. 20 (UPI) -- Russell Westbrook sank two free throws with 7.3 seconds left Saturday, allowing Oklahoma City to leave Milwaukee with an 82-81 win over the Bucks.

NBA: Oklahoma City 89, Boston 84

BOSTON, Nov. 20 (UPI) -- Russell Westbrook scored 31 points Friday and the Oklahoma City Thunder, playing without Kevin Durant, claimed an unlikely 89-84 victory over Boston.

NBA: Oklahoma City 116, Houston 99

OKLAHOMA CITY, Nov. 17 (UPI) -- Kevin Durant scored 24 points Wednesday in leading the Oklahoma City Thunder to its fourth win in five games, 116-99 over Houston.

NBA: Oklahoma City 115, Utah 108

SALT LAKE CITY, Nov. 15 (UPI) -- Kevin Durant pumped in 30 points and Serge Ibaka added 22 Monday, pacing the Oklahoma City Thunder to a 115-108 win over Utah.
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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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