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Re: [9-1] Thunder: Team is One | Thunder fall to Lakers

Postby Mark. on Thu Jan 17, 2013 5:35 am

Oh wow. That is quite the loss, after the way you have steam rolled everyone else I wasn't expecting that.
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Re: [9-1] Thunder: Team is One | Thunder fall to Lakers

Postby mrmoves20 on Thu Jan 17, 2013 9:43 am

If you don't wanna talk about the game, let's celebrate about the embarrassing Heat loss! Whoo!!!!
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Re: [9-1] Thunder: Team is One | Thunder fall to Lakers

Postby Durant35 on Thu Jan 17, 2013 8:07 pm

They killed me by hitting those jumpers. Kobe was super-efficient, by only missing 5-7 shots I think.
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Thunder bounce back in Staples

Postby Durant35 on Fri Jan 18, 2013 9:09 pm

Thunder punches back with RussBus at L.A.

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Player of the Game: Russell Westbrook (47 PTS, 5 REB, 13 AST, 4 STL and 1 BLK)
Thunder Down Under: Serge Ibaka (12 PTS, 11 REB, 3 AST, 1 STL and 2 BLK)
Thunder Protector: Kevin Durant (30 PTS, 9 REB, 2 AST, 1 STL and 2 BLK)

STAPLES CENTER - After the Thunder fell to the Lakers on home, Oklahoma City got rejuvenated and wanted revenge. Through a 38-point performance during the fourth, the Thunder were able to come out on top. And it was because of Russell Westbrook. RussBus shouldered the entire Thunder offense and gave all he could do to make the Thunder win.

A different Thunder this is though, Kevin Durant was mostly non-existent for the night even though he scored 30 and grabbed 9 rebounds. Kendrick Perkins reached a season-high 13 rebounds in this contest and did a great job of covering Dwight Howard. Serge Ibaka scored and was cleaning the glass. But we really missed KD.

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AROUND THE LEAGUE:

LeBron shines in G3, take the W: 91-88 - LeBron James (29 REB, 6 REB, 6 AST, 1 STL and 3 TOS in 36 MIN)

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Thunder Up! Game 4! 3-1 Series Lead!

Postby Durant35 on Sat Jan 19, 2013 8:37 pm

Durant's 62 boosts Thunder in L.A., 130-128

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Player of the Game: Kevin Durant (62 PTS, 12 REB, and 7 AST)
Thunder Down Under: Russell Westbrook (34 PTS, 12 REB, 8 AST and 3 STL)
Thunder Protector: Thabo Sefolosha (3 PTS, 2 REB, 4 AST, 1 STL and 3 BLK)

With a scoring machine on the opposing team, your pretty much done if you don't lock him up. Then you let the other one score, and you're pretty fudged up. With his 62, the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Los Angeles Lakers again. During the last minute, the Thunder quickly put on a run, scoring 11 points while limiting the Lakers to 5, and were able to come out with the win. They now lead the series 3-1.

Kevin Durant hit 25 of his 34 shots, a playoff career-high in field goals made, and points scored for the Sixth Year Forward. His outburst is very special to this team. He also hit 6 of his 9 three-pointers and grabbed 2 offensive rebounds while having no fouls. An incredible night it has been. Serge Ibaka got a 6x6 by posting up 6 points, 6 rebounds and playoff-high 6 assists. The earlier two are mediore performances from the NBA's top shot blocker though.

Perk locked up Dwight, making him only shoot 9 and make 6 en route for 13 points and grabbed 9 rebounds. Kobe had 31 points, but on 13-24 shooting. Steve Nash had a double-double by having 15 points and 11 assists. The Thunder made 50% of their shots, and they only got blocked 2 times.

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Bulls have no answer for LeBron: 93-80 - LeBron James (28 PTS, 12 REB, 6 AST, 2 BLK and 2 STL in 38 MIN)
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Re: [11-1] Thunder: Team is One | Thunder Up! Game 4!

Postby mrmoves20 on Sun Jan 20, 2013 1:46 am

62 for KD!!! Wow, and that's in the Playoffs. Game 5 back to OKC!
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Re: [11-1] Thunder: Team is One | Thunder Up! Game 4!

Postby Phil89 on Sun Jan 20, 2013 2:01 pm

10 more than he got in Dallas yesterday. :P I like those black jerseys too.

Finish them off in 5!
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Re: [11-1] Thunder: Team is One | Thunder Up! Game 4!

Postby Mark. on Tue Jan 22, 2013 10:50 am

KD and Westbrook putting up some incredible numbers! Like those black jerseys as well (Y)
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You guys are too old.

Postby Durant35 on Tue Jan 22, 2013 12:23 pm

Thunder finish Lakers, 127-124

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Player of the Game: Kevin Durant (47 PTS, 16 REB, 6 AST and 1 BLK)
Thunder Down Under: Russell Westbrook (40 PTS, 6 REB, 13 AST and 2 STL)
Thunder Protector: Serge Ibaka (9 PTS, 11 REB - 3 OFF, 2 AST and 1 STL)

OKLAHOMA CITY, OKLAHOMA - History repeats itself. Despite a star-studded lineup, the Lakers fell to the Thunder again. The young Oklahoma City squad came back from a 15-point deficit during the fourth and won. It was definitely a thrilling game, tied at 121, Kobe milked the clock and hit a deep three. A Kobe Clutch moment. But it was time for replacement, Westbrook hit a pull-up jumper and-1, then Kevin Durant hit a three from Russell Westbrook that iced the game at 4.6 seconds left.

127-124. Lakers had no foul to give. Thunder with two. Nash inbounded the ball to the running Kobe, who was on the half-court. As the ball flew, Kobe caught it and fired up a trey. Clang, clang. The ball bounces off, and goes outside. The Thunder wins. They are again Western Conference Champs and will advance to the NBA Finals in a rematch against the defending champions, Miami Heat.

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Heat goes back to the NBA Finals for the third straight time: 78-74 - LeBron James (25 PTS, 8 REB - 4 OFF, 2 AST, 2 STL and 2 BLK in 39 MIN)
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Re: [12-1] Thunder: Team is One | Too old for the Gold

Postby Phil89 on Tue Jan 22, 2013 1:45 pm

It must be nice having two players that can drop 40 each on any night. Nice job closing out the series. Now make LeBron cry. :P
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Re: [12-1] Thunder: Team is One | Too old for the Gold

Postby mrmoves20 on Tue Jan 22, 2013 2:01 pm

Sucks that my Lakers lost, lol. Durant has been beasting all season long. Now make the Heat go home winless.
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NBA FINALS PREVIEW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Postby Durant35 on Tue Jan 22, 2013 7:51 pm

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- A season ago, the Thunder were sent home after they dominated in Game 1. The Heat went on to win four consecutive times en route to their coveted NBA Championship Trophy. Would we be seeing the same result? Or can Kevin Durant and the Thunder finally dethrone the Heat and take over the league? LeBron surely won't accept that, and neither the others. The Thunder lost James Harden and the others, but were still able to post up the league's best record, whilst the Heat added Ray Allen and notable three-point threat Rashard Lewis. Let's find out.

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PG: Russell Westbrook v.s. Mario Chalmers

- Clearly, we can see that Russell Westbrook has the advantage. He has more bulk, strength and emotion than the smaller Mario. He has also upped his FG% from 51% to 55%, whereas Chalmers is just a mere three-point threat. But don't forget that these threes rained on us last year. If Westbrook makes sure he guards him enough, it would be absolutely devastating against the Heat.

SG: Kevin Martin v.s. Dwyane Wade

- Kevin Martin, another scoring machine and the reigning sixth man of the year, but what about D-Wade? This tough fella led his team in scoring and field goal percentage at 52%. He also has more explosiveness than Martin, which would become a key to this match-up.

SF/PF: Kevin Durant v.s. LeBron James

- This is where it gets interesting. Both players easily match well against the other. LeBron is an all-around player, whilst Kevin Durant can easily score. Add more bulk to that body and you've got LeBron. Add more shooting abilities to the King and you've got Durant. These two are surefire contradictions to each other. A trivia through, these two trained together in the off-season and are pals. Oh, is that Skip Bayless I'm hearing?

PF/SF: Thabo Sefolosha v.s. Shane Battier

- Perimeter-killer and Perimeter-killer. These are what these two are. What's more, is that both players are premier defenders in their position. Battier can just walk around behind the three-point land and simply pull the trigger. Likewise, Thabo has developed his three-pointer and is another guard who can lock up the league's best players.

C: Serge Ibaka v.s. Chris Bosh

- Another alike pair of players. Both thrive in the low-post area and spotting up in terms of offense. But the advantage over these two would be seen in defense. Bosh, a finesse big, can step up while Ibaka is already a premier defender.

Bench: Thunder v.s. Heat

- Miami's bench, led by the injured Ray Allen, can be non-existent at some times, but can really kill you if you do not put in the works on the perimeter. On the other hand, the Thunder's bench have been consistent, but can rarely impact a game. Nick Collison is the only consistent player who can.

Prediction: Heat in seven.
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Re: [12-1] Thunder: Team is One | Too old for the Gold

Postby Mark. on Wed Jan 23, 2013 7:50 am

Exciting Finals preview. Will be interesting to see how you fair. Is K-Mart actually starting for you? I would keep him on the bench for some reliable offense off there.
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Re: [12-1] Thunder: Team is One | Too old for the Gold

Postby mrmoves20 on Wed Jan 23, 2013 9:45 am

Nice preview of the Finals. I hope you take out the brooms just like you did the first 2 rounds.
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Re: [12-1] Thunder: Team is One | Too old for the Gold

Postby Durant35 on Wed Jan 23, 2013 3:58 pm

Mark., I use Lamb as the scorer off the bench. I'm mostly playing the starters anyways, I need to stop Wade. He's killing me.

mrmoves20, There's a high chance that I'll lose to the Heat. :lol:

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Thunder take Game 1

Postby Durant35 on Thu Jan 24, 2013 11:13 pm

KD goes off for 50 in Game 1, 140-135

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Player of the Game: Kevin Durant (50 PTS, 12 REB, 9 AST, 2 STL and 1 BLK)
Thunder Down Under: Russell Westbrook (41 PTS, 11 REB, 12 AST and 4 STL)
Thunder Protector: Serge Ibaka (18 PTS, 13 REB, 1 STL and 10 BLK)

And here it comes. Can you hear it? It's hungry, it's quietly noisy, it's rumbling...

IT'S THE THUNDER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Kidding aside, the Oklahoma City Thunder really did dominate the first game of the NBA Finals, much like they did one post-season ago. This also marks as the second time in NBA history for three players score 50, then 40, and another guy with a triple-double, and first time during the playoffs. Despite Wade's 41, the Thunder managed to pull through and effectively seal the win.

28 of KD's 50 points came in the second half, where he completely ate LeBron during the final minutes of the game. Westbrook was the guy the Thunder needed in order to catch up and pull through. Ibaka did a great job of locking down the paint, and locking down Chris Bosh, who finished with only 15 points on 3-14 shooting, while playing 34 minutes.

The Thunder also exposed a flaw in the Heat's system, as they out-rebounded them on the offensive glass, 12:4, which led to 18 second chance points compared to the Heat's 4 points. But the Heat also made us realize that going small against them can make them score easily in the paint. Nevertheless, Perk isn't as much as reliable like his Boston days.

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Re: [13-1] Thunder: Team is One | Historical night!

Postby Mark. on Fri Jan 25, 2013 7:28 am

That is some game 1! You must be top of the league in pace!
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Re: [13-1] Thunder: Team is One | Historical night!

Postby Martti. on Fri Jan 25, 2013 9:16 am

Holy shit, were you gutted that Durant couldn't get his 10th assist to make it three triple-doubles for you?
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Re: [13-1] Thunder: Team is One | Historical night!

Postby mrmoves20 on Fri Jan 25, 2013 11:17 am

Wow, nice win! I am not surprised about KD though because he's been like this throughout the playoffs. Anyway, beat the Heat!
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Re: [13-1] Thunder: Team is One | Historical night!

Postby Durant35 on Fri Jan 25, 2013 7:12 pm

Mark., hahahaha, I'll check.

Martti., Yeah, was kinda having the *ohmygodwhycantujustshoot* moment. I tried to do it in the last minutes of the game, but didn't get to do it tho

mrmoves20, Hahahaha! G2 will be coming in laythor!
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Re: [13-1] Thunder: Team is One | Historical night!

Postby Phil89 on Fri Jan 25, 2013 7:39 pm

I always hate it when you only notice the triple-double chance late in the game and can't quite get there.

Didn't this happen in real life against Denver last season? (50, 40, triple-double) Same players too I think :D
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Re: [13-1] Thunder: Team is One | Historical night!

Postby Durant35 on Fri Jan 25, 2013 7:53 pm

Phil89 wrote:I always hate it when you only notice the triple-double chance late in the game and can't quite get there.

Didn't this happen in real life against Denver last season? (50, 40, triple-double) Same players too I think :D

I KNOW THAT FEEL BRO. Hahahaha, yeah it happened last year. KD with 51, Westbrook with 40, Ibaka's 14-15-11.
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Thunder fall to Heat in a low scoring game.

Postby Durant35 on Sat Jan 26, 2013 1:22 pm

Thunder falter late to Heat, 95-86

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Player of the Game: LeBron James (16 PTS, 7 REB, 7 AST)
Thunder Down Under: Kevin Durant (29 PTS, 9 REB, 1 STL and 1 BLK)
Thunder Plunderer: Dwyane Wade (20 PTS, 4 REB, 2 AST and 2 TOS)

CHESAPEAKE ENERGY ARENA - The Thunder ran out of gas. It was definitely like last year though, Durant got into early foul trouble, and they were getting no foul calls. Kevin Durant got locked up by the bulkier and stronger LeBron, and got pushed around despite his 29-point, 9 rebound performance. He attempted 25 shots, and only made 14. Westbrook was clearly not mentally in the game, missing 11 of his 15 shots and scoring 12 points.

If the Oklahoma City Thunder continues to play like this, they might as well pack their bags and let Miami win the next four again. Kevin Martin, the X-Factor off the bench for the Thunder, shot poorly from the field. He's on par with Westbrook, making 4 of his 15 shots and scored 10 points. "I know. I gotta be more aggressive next time." Martin stated.

"We can't afford to fall on the road. We've been in this place before and won't definitely repeat last year." said Thunder Captain Kevin Durant. Russell Westbrook stormed out of the locker room as he became hot-headed after a flagrant two and got ejected with 5 minutes left in the game. "I swear it was an accident, but the refs are kinda too emotional about it." said the Thunder Guard. He accidentally hit D-Wade while driving, and it knocked the opposing player to the ground. It greatly caused a more heated up rivalry between the two teams.

UPDATE: Westbrook has been fined by the NBA ($50,000) for saying negative things about the Referees.

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Re: [13-2] Thunder: Team is One | Durant for 29?!

Postby Phil89 on Sat Jan 26, 2013 2:34 pm

Tough loss. I fully expect Durant and Westbrook to come out and score 40 each in the next game though. :P
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Every possession counts.

Postby Durant35 on Sat Jan 26, 2013 8:16 pm

Thunder bounce back hard, 130-123

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Player of the Game: Russell Westbrook (38 PTS, 7 REB, 18 AST and 2 STL)
Thunder Down Under: Kevin Durant (44 PTS, 12 REB, 4 AST, 1 STL and 2 BLK)
Thunder Protector: Serge Ibaka (18 PTS, 18 REB - 5 OFF, 2 AST and 3 BLK)

AMERICAN AIRLINES ARENA - This is where it ended last year. The Thunder's painful memories are back. Question is, are they gonna let it happen again? Game 3, 85-91. Then the Heat went on and won the last two. But the Thunder didn't let things go the Heat's way. Durant scored 44, Westbrook dished out a career-high 18 assists and Ibaka exploded for and 18x18, two shy from tying his career-high in rebounds.

It's unbelievable that the Thunder dug themselves out of their hole. After trailing for so long, they were able to take the lead with 3 minutes left in the fourth quarter. With a minute and thirty left, the Thunder gained a 5-point lead over the Heat, 126-121. Then it went on as a shootout between the two teams, but alas, the Heat made one and their final bucket.

They had no choice but to foul and give away free throws in favor of the time. Without the fouled-out LeBron, the Heat went to D-Wade, and failed to convert his three-pointer. Whistle, another foul by the Heat. The Thunder then effortlessly sealed the game, 130-123.

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Re: [14-2] Thunder: Team is One | Every possession counts.

Postby mrmoves20 on Sun Jan 27, 2013 1:38 am

It's like last year, but Game 3 was won by OKC. Nice win.
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Re: [14-2] Thunder: Team is One | Every possession counts.

Postby Phil89 on Sun Jan 27, 2013 4:21 pm

I was almost right with my prediction. Westbrook should have taken 1 more shot. :P Two more wins to go!

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Re: [14-2] Thunder: Team is One | Every possession counts.

Postby Mark. on Mon Jan 28, 2013 7:13 am

Nice. Going to be a cracker finish to this series!
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Postby Durant35 on Mon Jan 28, 2013 11:35 pm

Thunder goes 3-1, 141-136

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Player of the Game: Russell Westbrook (48 PTS, 4 REB, 14 AST, 3 STL and 2 BLK)
Thunder Down Under: Kevin Durant (42 PTS, 15 REB, 8 AST, 1 STL and 1 BLK)
Thunder Protector: Serge Ibaka (12 PTS, 9 REB, 2 AST, 2 STL and 3 BLK)

And that's about it. No team in NBA history has come back from a 3-1 series. Just one game guys, just one game left and we'll be hosting the trophy. Despite LeBron and Chalmers' triple-double, the Oklahoma City Thunder managed to pull through a 89-95 deficit entering the fourth quarter. They scored a playoff-high 52 points in the quarter en route to an upset.

The Heat are pretty much needing for a defensive presence during the fourth, as their small ball lineup couldn't get any rebounds, despite their 56-49 rebounding lead and were completely outscored by the hungry Oklahoma City Thunder squad. But this win came with a price though, Serge Ibaka fell on his foot with 4 minutes left in the game and went out. He was diagnosed with a Plantar Fasciitis. He claims that he will be back.

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Re: [15-2] Thunder: Team is One | S. Injuredbaka

Postby Mark. on Tue Jan 29, 2013 7:07 am

Great win, one more game to go! Sucks about Ibaka, but surely he will play, in a potential title winning game he won't take a seat!
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Re: [15-2] Thunder: Team is One | S. Injuredbaka

Postby mrmoves20 on Tue Jan 29, 2013 1:43 pm

One more win and LeBron will once again fail! Anyway, good luck and I hope the guys play the same way they've always have been throughout the playoffs.
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Heat avoids loss.

Postby Durant35 on Tue Jan 29, 2013 6:17 pm

Thunder run out of gas late in 4th, 109-103

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Player of the Game: LeBron James (24 PTS, 7 REB, 6 AST, 4 STL and 1 BLK)
Thunder Down Under: Russell Westbrook (37 PTS, 6 REB, 8 AST and 1 STL)
Thunder Killer: Dwyane Wade (21 PTS, 5 REB, 4 AST, 2 STL and 2 BLK)

And when we all thought that it was over, the Heat bounce back and force Game 6. But it ain't gonna come easy though, as the Thunder will play home. The Heat quickly punished the Thunder, after trailing by 10 with 5 minutes left in the first quarter, the Heat went on a 10-0 run after the Thunder starters came out and finished the quarter with a 1-point deficit.

It was a tightly contested game with neither team backing down for three quarters. All of those quarters were either outscoring the other team by a point. Wade and Westbrook then got on it when Westbrook fouled Wade, and hit his face accidentally. This gave Heat fans something to make their boos go louder and pressure the Thunder, which was successful.

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Re: [15-3] Thunder: Team is One | I'm home!

Postby Phil89 on Tue Jan 29, 2013 8:03 pm

Aargh. It's always nicer to win the trophy at home anyway. :)
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Re: [15-3] Thunder: Team is One | I'm home!

Postby Mark. on Wed Jan 30, 2013 7:34 am

Yeah that game was thrown from the start :P
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Re: [15-3] Thunder: Team is One | I'm home!

Postby mrmoves20 on Wed Jan 30, 2013 10:01 am

Tough loss, I agree with Phil though, it's better to win the title at your home turf.
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Game 7?! No freakin' way!

Postby Durant35 on Thu Jan 31, 2013 1:26 am

Thunder celebrates title at home, 136-110

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Player of the Game: Kevin Durant (51 PTS, 9 REB, 1 AST and 2 STL)
Thunder Down Under: Russell Westbrook (36 PTS, 6 REB and 15 AST)
Thunder Protector: Serge Ibaka (9 PTS, 10 REB - 3 OFF, 2 AST, 3 STL and 2 BLK)

CHESAPEAKE ENERGY ARENA - We're back to where it all started for the Thunder. The place where they grew as a team, as a community, memories and emotions. And now, a very different emotion was felt after the final buzzer of the final NBA game of the 2012-2013 NBA season. It was a mix of happiness and anger, well, for the Heat, they surely felt it.

The Thunder scored 136 points en route to the franchise's first NBA title in 5 years. Fans were excited and pumped up, as the Oklahoma City Thunder Forward Kevin Durant hoisted up the Larry O'Brien Trophy on the center of the whole stadium. "This is the product of our hard work. Like I said when I came here, hard work beats talent when talent fails to work hard." he stated.

"Man, I'm givin' y'all Jordans tomorrow!" shouted Westbrook as he was interviewed by the media. There were no traces of hatred or sadness in each players', coaches' or the fans' faces. Again, except the Heat. The entire team hugged the young Oklahoma City Thunder squad much like how the Thunder did it to them last year. Then, they went outta their ways and flew back to South Beach.

Kevin Durant was then called up, and was given the 2012-2013 NBA Finals MVP. KD averaged career playoff-highs 38.8 PPG, 9.7 RPG, 4.7 APG and 1.3 BPG while still shooting 50-40-90. He had 51.7% FG, 41.7 FG and an astounding 98.2% FTG. "I wanna thank all my fans for your support and it gave us the championship we always wanted." said the Durantula. He then quickly ran to his family, tears in his eyes, and hugged them.

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Dethrone the Miami Heat.
✓ Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant should make the All-Star Teams.
✓ Durant should claim his 4th consecutive scoring title and an MVP award.
✓ Westbrook finishes the season better than his stats in the '11-'12 NBA season.
X At the end of the season, the big three should make the All-NBA Teams.
X Ibaka should lead the league in blocks.
X Ibaka should average a double-double.

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Thunder dominates Game 1 versus Clippers
OKC fights and takes Game 2 over Clips
Thunder overcomes deficit, lead 3-0
Westbrook, Thunder sweeps Clippers

Westbrook provides hot hand in win over Wolves
Durant's triple-double leads Thunder past Minnesota
Thunder powers through Wolves
Thunder, Durant takes out their brooms, sweeps Wolves

Thunder wins thriller versus Lakers
Lakers answer back to Thunder
Westbrooks powers through
Durant fuels Thunder, lead series 3-1
Durant and Westbrook each with 40, finishes Lakers

Thunder dominate Heat in Finals opener
Thunder falter to Heat
Thunder bounce back with KD's 44
A Thunderous fourth leads OKC to W
Heat force Game 6 with W over OKC
Thunder win title, Durant Finals MVP
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Re: [16-3] Thunder: Team is One | GAME 7!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Postby Mark. on Thu Jan 31, 2013 5:39 am

Congrats man! Those were some killer stats put up by Durant in the playoffs!
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Re: [16-3] Thunder: Team is One | GAME 7!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Postby mrmoves20 on Thu Jan 31, 2013 9:51 am

That's classic right there. Payback to the Heat, even more bitter I think than last year's OKC loss. BTW, congrats dude! Durant was awesome!
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Re: [16-3] Thunder: Team is One | GAME 7!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Postby Durant35 on Fri Feb 01, 2013 12:26 am

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Well, it has really been an entertaining year for the NBA Champion Oklahoma City Thunder. They won the best record with 63-19, KD got the MVP and they won the NBA Finals by dethroning their arch-nemesis Miami Heat. Durant has had stellar seasons, but this was clearly on the top. We also saw Westbrook mature and make the right decisions. The bench also changed during the whole season. Sophomore Guard Reggie Jackson and Eric Maynor were both traded, along with Daniel Orton and DeAndre Liggins.

Kendrick Perkins is also a topic, as we will see him on the trade block during the off-season. The Thunder are clearly ready for an overhaul to improve their game from last year. The rookies were spectacular and boring at the same time, due to the fact that they haven't adjusted to the NBA level yet, but we have seen potential.

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Postby Durant35 on Fri Feb 01, 2013 12:36 am

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Re: [16-3] Thunder: Team is One | GAME 7!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Postby Durant35 on Fri Feb 01, 2013 1:11 am

NBA Off-Season


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Draft Lottery:

- No Lottery Pick -

Projected Pick (TOR): 15-20
Projected Pick (DAL): 5-10
Projected Pick (OKC): 28-30
Projected Pick (CHA): 42-50

Actual Pick (TOR): 16 (CONDITIONAL)
Actual Pick (DAL): 10 (CONDITIONAL)
Actual Pick (OKC): 30
Actual Pick (CHA): 47

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2013-2014 NBA Oklahoma City Thunder Transactions:

- Thunder Assistant Coach Maurice Cheeks gets extension for 3yrs/$500k.
- Thunder fire NBA Scout Gary Reed. Replaced by Kurt Stevenson for a 3yr/$2.00M deal.
- Thunder fire Prospect Scout Dean Hamilton, hire Leroy Witt (3yrs/$1.00M) and Frank Fuller (3yrs/$1.00M).


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Oklahoma City Thunder Team Options: None

- Cleveland accepts Irving's 2 Years, Team Option
- Andre Iguodala declines Denver in Player Option
- Ellis stays in Utah with Player Option
- Houston ties with Parson, 2 Years, Team Option
- O.J. Mayo locks Dallas in Player Option.
- DeMarcus Cousins in Chi-Town Team Option

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Qualifying Offers:

Toney Douglas: 1yr/$3.10M
Nolan Smith: 1yr/$2.02M

Status: Not offered

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Free Agents:

Kevin Martin (Expired, Likely to resign) (Offer: 3yrs/$15.60M, Player Option, "Yes" No trade clause)
Nolan Smith (Expired, Test FA)
Toney Douglas (Expired, 50-50 chance) (Offer: 2yrs/$3.44M)

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Re: [16-3] Thunder: Team is One | GAME 7!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Postby hova- on Fri Feb 01, 2013 2:46 am

Good job taking that trophy. You going to continue this story? Would be cool to watch how you can defend it or not.
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Postby Durant35 on Fri Feb 01, 2013 8:59 pm

I'm planning to make this a dynasty. Hopefully it can run for about 4-5 seasons.
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Re: [0-0] Thunder: Team is One | Off-Season

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Re: [0-0] Thunder: Team is One | Off-Season

Postby Martti. on Fri Feb 01, 2013 11:35 pm

Doesn't make sense for the Clippers. Trading two great young guys and a first round pick for two 35-year olds and a nutcase.
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Re: [0-0] Thunder: Team is One | Off-Season

Postby Durant35 on Sat Feb 02, 2013 1:35 pm

Jordan and Bledsoe only play for about 18 mins. per game in my association and somehow inefficient. They're both on the trade block. The Magic on the other hand, can get Hedo's contract off and get two defensive centers in the league. I could also give the Clippers Jameer Nelson instead of Hedo.

The original trade was Jordan and the 18th pick for my three players and 30th pick though, but that would be just absurd. Martin obviously played a vital role for me during the playoffs.

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Prospect Impressions Pt.I

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Draft Prospects: First Impressions


Archie Goodwin:

NBA Comparison: Poor Man's Dwyane Wade
Times scouted: 4
Impression: Measuring 6' foot 5", don't ever take this college kid small. He has a 6'10" wingspan, and is a good finisher around the rim. He can be used as a scorer off the bench if he gets drafted by the Oklahoma City Thunder. He needs to work on his turnovers though, after averaging 3.2 TOPG during college. The same could be said for his defensive awareness. Consistency is also a problem for this young man.


C.J. Leslie

NBA Comparison: Jeff Green
Times scouted: 2
Impression: A tall, lanky player. Has above average ball handling skills that help him create shots a bit for himself. Needs to work on adding some muscles though. But his height makes up for it, as it leads to rebounds and putbacks. Can become a low-post threat if used right. Overconfidence can get the better of him as he sometimes tries to liven the crowd too much.


Doug McDermott

NBA Comparison: Poor Man's Shorter Dirk Nowitzki
Times scouted: 2
Impression: Probably the most efficient scorer in this draft class, the 6' foot 8" power forward of Creighton has become a nightmare match-up for classic 4 players. He's an inside-outside threat, a great rebounder and is extremely good at shooting the ball. He has shot over 56.3% from the floor and posted up a 51.6% percentage beyond the arc, and has an 86.3% for free-throws. Only question is, can he survive in the NBA?


Isaiah Austin

NBA Comparison: Tiago Splitter
Times scouted: 1
Impression: One of the tallest bigmen in this draft pool. Has the mobility of a forward while rebounding a lot like a center. An inside-threat because he can pretty much shoot from 5-10 feet away from the rim and finish with authority. He also has a reaching vertical of 9'3", that is seen once in a while. But he needs to work on his free throws.


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Prospect Impressions Pt.II

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Draft Prospects: First Impressions


Myck Kabongo:

NBA Comparison: Royal Ivey
Times scouted: 1
Impression: A generic Point Guard.


Rudy Gobert:

NBA Comparison: Hasheem Thabeet
Times scouted: 1
Impression: This tall guy can certainly finish. And the bonus? Oh my, he rarely commits fouls. If he can do that in the NBA, he can potentially become a starter immediately. He is also a fine rebounder but needs to add a bit more strength to his skinny frame.


C.J. McCollum:

NBA Comparison: Brandon Knight
Times scouted: 1
Impression: He can definitely shoot. His polished skills can already contribute to the NBA level. He posted 50% or over during his tenure in college. Approximately 60% of his shots come from the perimeter and he makes it with ease. He can also create a shot for himself and leave the defense scrambling. Definitely the point guard people want.


Patric Young:

NBA Comparison: Paul Millsap
Times scouted: 1
Impression: Defined by his strength, this undersized power forward should not be taken lightly. He believes all misses are his, and grabs 7.3 of them. He also has an above average agility despite his 245 lbs w eight. A defensive presence on the court. Despite all of these, his offense is clearly raw.


Mason Plumlee:

NBA Comparison: Serge Ibaka/Tyson Chandler
Times scouted: 1
Impression: A long, athletic 4. He provides shot blocking and rebounding on the defensive end, whilst explosiveness on the other side. A great passer in the post, and has good fundamental skills. He can play the Pick 'N Roll, or face up in the post. He needs some muscle though, as he can get pushed around if he's facing big men taller and bigger than him.


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Re: [0-0] Thunder: Team is One | Draft Prospects

Postby Pitar on Sun Feb 03, 2013 4:14 pm

This turned out similar to the 12-13 season I simulated before starting my Seattle story: 7 game Thunder-Heat epic.

Wish you luck with your 13-14 season. Actually, that's not quite right. I hope it's eventful and full of tough stretches! Would be interesting to see Thunder/Heat in the finals again and turn it into a rivalry for the ages, but I'm also hoping for some new contenders to emerge to mix things up a bit!
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Re: [0-0] Thunder: Team is One | Draft Prospects

Postby Mark. on Mon Feb 04, 2013 8:16 am

Hmmm I dunno abou the trade. I doubt the Magic would move Vucci for that package especially when Hedo can be brought out this season or left to exprire for the 2014 offseason. Keep in mind Orlando aren't that cheap a team with Rich Devos as owner.

I do like sending Bledsoe to Orlando, but Perk is just a rotten contract that wouldn't fit on their team and Vucci is preferable to the dim witted Jordan. Also I think the Clippers pick would have to be going to Orlando and your pick to the Clippers. You are the clear winner in that trade turning Perk and stuff into a starting Cener for the future that would be perfect next to Ibaka :D
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