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By Darnell Mayberry | Published: Mon, Jan 26, 2015
With Durant absent with a sprained toe and against the worst team the league has to offer, the Thunder cruised to a 92-84 victory on Monday night inside Chesapeake Energy Arena, an expected result and a game OKC sorely needed.
By Darnell Mayberry, Staff writer | Published: Sun, Jan 25, 2015
Kendrick Perkins took Steven Adams’ place in the starting lineup and finished with four points, four rebounds and a steal before fouling out in 27 minutes. Adams remained in the locker room for the duration of the game.
Darnell Mayberry grew up in Langston, Okla. and is now in his third stint in the Sooner state. After a year and a half at Bishop McGuinness High, he finished his prep years in Falls Church, Va., before graduating from Norfolk State University in 2004.
Mayberry joined The Oklahoman’s sports staff in 2005 after a year at the Akron Beacon Journal, where he covered the University of Akron men’s basketball team, high schools and recruiting. Since arriving at The Oklahoman, Mayberry has become the leading authority on the NBA as the only traveling media member and the only reporter to cover every NBA game ever played in Oklahoma City.
He served as the paper’s beat writer on the New Orleans/Oklahoma City Hornets from 2005-07, broke the news of the Seattle SuperSonics’ settlement negotiations with the City of Seattle in the summer of 2008, a development that allowed the team to relocate to Oklahoma, and has covered the Thunder since the franchise’s inception.
Mayberry and his wife, Courtney, were married in 2010 and live in Oklahoma City.