Thunder 94, Timberwolves 92...
Thunder-Timberwolves, Box...
Wolves' Love, Thunder's Collis...
ROSTER REPORT 2010-01-20...
NOTES, QUOTES 2010-01-20...
Thunder-Timberwolves Preview 2...
Presented By: 2010-01-19...
ROSTER REPORT 2010-01-19...
NOTES, QUOTES 2010-01-19...
Thunder's blueprint to success...
Links to possible OKC team log...
Howard Schultz drops Sonics su...
OKC signs Kyle Weaver...
OKC team announces basketball ...
Web viewing of NBA games may s...
Brand has surgury
Brand has surgury
Brand has surgury
January 2010
December 2009
November 2009
October 2009
September 2009
August 2009
July 2009
June 2009
May 2009
April 2009
March 2009
February 2009
January 2009
December 2008
November 2008
October 2008
September 2008
August 2008
July 2008
June 2008
May 2008
April 2008
March 2008
Add to Google
Add to My Yahoo!
Subscribe in NewsGator Online
Add to Windows Live
News » Oklahoma City Thunder Getting Inside 2009-12-14

Oklahoma City Thunder Getting Inside 2009-12-14

Oklahoma City Thunder Getting Inside 2009-12-14Kevin Durant may or may not attain the level of LeBron James. After all, projecting MVP-caliber greatness for a third-year pro who's just 21 probably isn't fair.

But it's clear Durant is making a strong case to one day be considered one of the absolute elite players in the NBA.

"I'm in my third year. He's in his seventh and he's been an All-Star almost every year he's been in the league," Durant said of the comparison with James. "He's been an MVP and been to the Finals, and I just got here.

"So it's tough to compare me and a guy that's done so much already. I'm just a guy who's getting started. I don't think that's fair to him or fair to me."

Durant and James shared the court Sunday night in Oklahoma City and share plenty in common. Both play the same position, small forward, and both are among the scoring leaders. Durant became the second-youngest player in league history to score 4,000 career points, trailing just James.

Durant was outscored 44-29 in Sunday's matchup and Cleveland won by 13, further illustrating the distance between the two stars and their respective teams. James added seven rebounds, six assists and hit five three-pointers.

"It was one of those nights where he was on fire," Durant said. "I think his three-ball will open up more driving opportunities for him. He's tough to guard. He's virtually unguardable. You just can't do anything about it when's he's hitting threes like that."

CAVALIERS 102, THUNDER 89: The upstarts from Oklahoma City held tough into the fourth quarter, but LeBron James and Co. proved too tough in the end. Cleveland pulled away behind James' 44 points to snap the Thunder's two-game win streak.

Oklahoma City held a five-point lead at the half before the raucous sellout crowd at the Ford Center. The Cavs quickly turned the tables in the second half, outscoring the Thunder 53-35 and by 11 in the fourth quarter.

Kevin Durant paced Oklahoma City with 29 points, but he also had seven turnovers. Jeff Green scored 26. Russell Westbrook was the only other in double-figures with 10 points, but he struggled with his shot missing 11 of 15.

Play Basketball Hot Streak and win prizes!

Author: Fox Sports
Author's Website:
Added: December 14, 2009


Copyright ©, Inc. All rights reserved 2019.