Kevin Durant

USA Basketball head coach Mike Krzyzewski of Duke University answers reporters questions following a team practice at the Brooklyn Nets training facility in East Rutherford, N.J., Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014.  (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

As Durant steps back, US team is moving forward

  NEW YORK (AP) — While Kevin Durant takes a step back, the U.S. national team is moving forward. Durant stunned the Americans when he decided to withdraw after practicing with the team during its […]

08/19/2014

Durant withdraws from US national team

  Kevin Durant withdrew Thursday from the U.S. national team, the biggest loss yet for a weakening American squad. The NBA’s MVP informed took part in the Americans’ training camp in Las Vegas last week, […]

08/07/2014

Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook (0) drives against Los Angeles Clippers guard Chris Paul (3) in the fourth quarter of Game 5 of the Western Conference semifinal NBA basketball playoff series in Oklahoma City, Tuesday, May 13, 2014. Oklahoma City won 105-104. (AP Photo)

Thunder rally in final minute to stun Clippers

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Russell Westbrook finished off Oklahoma City’s stunning comeback. Clippers coach Doc Rivers believes he should never have had the chance. Westbrook scored 38 points and made three free throws with 6.4 […]

05/14/2014

Los Angeles Clippers center DeAndre Jordan, right, smacks Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant on the head as he goes up for a shot in the first half of Game 4 of the Western Conference semifinal NBA basketball playoff series, Sunday, May 11, 2014, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Thunder hope to bounce back from Game 4 collapse

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Thunder appeared ready to take a commanding 3-1 lead in their Western Conference semifinal series against the Los Angeles Clippers. Instead, Oklahoma City squandered a 16-point lead in the final […]

05/12/2014

Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant (35) drives between Los Angeles Clippers forward Matt Barnes (22) and center DeAndre Jordan (6) in the third quarter of Game 1 of the Western Conference semifinal NBA basketball playoff series in Oklahoma City, Monday, May 5, 2014. Los Angeles won 122-105. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

Thunder star Kevin Durant wins first MVP award

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Kevin Durant has plenty of scoring titles. Now, he finally has an MVP trophy to go with them. The Oklahoma City Thunder star won the NBA’s top individual honor Tuesday, grabbing […]

05/06/2014

Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin tussles on the floor for a loose ball with Oklahoma City Thunder forward Nick Collison, which resulted in a jump ball during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles, April 9, 2014. (AP Photo/Danny Moloshok)

High-scoring Thunder, Clippers to meet: What to watch for in the series

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Los Angeles Clippers initially were reeling after the incendiary racial comments by owner Donald Sterling that got him banned from the NBA for life. The team unified and rallied to […]

05/05/2014

West Team's Blake Griffin, of the Los Angeles Clippers (32) heads to the hoop as East Team's LeBron James, of the Miami Heat (6) looks on during the NBA All Star basketball game, Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014, in New Orleans. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

East gets by Durant, Griffin to win All-Star game

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — From the first play to the final minute, LeBron James and Kyrie Irving made it clear how the East felt about this All-Star game. “We took this one personal a bit,” […]

02/16/2014

Los Angeles Clippers guard Chris Paul, bottom, fights with Oklahoma City Thunder forward Serge Ibaka, top, for the ball in the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Oklahoma City, Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

Durant scores 28, leads Thunder over Clippers

How did the Clippers rate themselves after the game? Listen: OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Kevin Durant had 28 points and eight assists, Serge Ibaka scored 17 points and blocked three shots and the Oklahoma City […]

11/21/2013

L.A. Clippers' Chris Paul (Photo credit: Clippers/NBA)

Clippers stand out in 2013-14 NBA GM survey

For the third consecutive season, the Clippers have fared well in NBA.com’s annual survey of general managers. According to NBA.com interactive writer John Schumann, all 30 teams responded to 56 questions, which were broken down into […]

10/23/2013

LeBron James (c), Miami Heat forward, scores the winning basket as Paul George (l) and Sam Young (r), of the Indiana Pacers look on, basketball Eastern Conference finals playoff series, Miami. (AP Photo)

James, Bryant voted to All-NBA first team

NEW YORK (AP) — LeBron James was a unanimous pick for the All-NBA team and Kobe Bryant earned his record-tying 11th first-team selection. James received all 119 votes for the first team from a panel […]

05/23/2013

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