NBA: Seattle 104, Milwaukee 98

SEATTLE, Dec. 8 (UPI) -- Kevin Durant equaled the best game of his young career Friday in carrying the Seattle SuperSonics to a 104-98 victory over Milwaukee.

NBA: Seattle 95, LA Clippers 88

SEATTLE, Dec. 6 (UPI) -- Wayne Collison led an offensive binge by the Seattle bench with 18 points Wednesday, carrying the SuperSonics over the Los Angeles Clippers 95-88.

NBA: Seattle 95, Indiana 93

SEATTLE, Dec. 1 (UPI) -- Kevin Durant scored 12 of his 35 points in the fourth quarter Friday night as the Seattle SuperSonics held on to defeat Indiana 95-93.

NBA: Orlando 110, Seattle 94

SEATTLE, Nov. 29 (UPI) -- Keith Bogans touched off a game-closing run Wednesday that carried Orlando to its fourth straight win, 110-94 over Seattle.

COL BKB: Texas 98, Texas Southern 61

AUSTIN, Texas, Nov. 28 (UPI) -- Emerging star D.J. Augustin scored 20 points Wednesday as No. 8 Texas remained unbeaten with a 98-61 victory over Texas Southern.

NBA: LA Lakers 106, Seattle 99

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 28 (UPI) -- The Seattle SuperSonics hung around till the end Tuesday yet couldn't find a way to counter Kobe Bryant, who scored 35 points in the LA Lakers' 106-99 win.

NBA: San Antonio 116, Seattle 101

SEATTLE, Nov. 26 (UPI) -- Tim Duncan scored 26 points to lead the San Antonio Spurs to their fifth straight win Sunday, a 116-101 decision over Seattle.

NBA: New Jersey 98, Seattle 93

SEATTLE, Nov. 24 (UPI) -- Richard Jefferson had 30 points and Vince Carter had 15 points, five rebounds and five assists Friday night, as the New Jersey Nets beat Seattle 98-93.

NBA: Memphis 125, Seattle 108

MEMPHIS, Nov. 19 (UPI) -- Stromile Swift led Memphis with 24 points Monday as the Grizzlies ran away with a 125-108 victory over the Seattle SuperSonics.

NBA: Charlotte 100, Seattle 84

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Nov. 17 (UPI) -- Gerald Wallace scored 27 points Saturday night as the Charlotte Bobcats trimmed the Seattle SuperSonics, 100-84.

NBA: Seattle 126, Atlanta 123 (2OT)

ATLANTA, Nov. 17 (UPI) -- Kevin Durant hit a three-point shot as the buzzer sounded in the second overtime Friday night, lifting the Seattle SuperSonics over Atlanta, 126-123.

NBA: Seattle 104, Miami 95

MIAMI, Nov. 14 (UPI) -- Chris Wilcox scored 20 points Wednesday, pushing Seattle to its first victory of the season, 104-95 over Miami.

NBA: Detroit 107, Seattle 103

SEATTLE, Nov. 12 (UPI) -- Richard Hamilton had 32 points and Antonio McDyess had 15 points and 15 rebounds Sunday night, as the Detroit Pistons beat Seattle, 107-103.

NBA: Utah 103, Seattle 101

SEATTLE, Nov. 10 (UPI) -- Carlos Boozer put Utah in front with 20 seconds left Friday night and the Jazz survived a last-second shot by Kevin Durant to down Seattle, 103-101.

NBA: Sacramento 104, Seattle 98

SACRAMENTO, Nov. 7 (UPI) -- New Sacramento Coach Reggie Theus got his first win Tuesday, thanks to a 31-point performance from Kevin Martin that helped the Kings hold off Seattle 104-98.
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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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