In the thick of what is shaping up to be a tight race for the league’s Most Valuable Player award, Thunder forward Kevin Durant appears more interested in team goals rather than entering into a battle of can-you-top-this with Miami forward LeBron James.
The Sixers ought to be ashamed of themselves for tanking so blatantly…
Kevin Durant scored a game-high 42 points, the Thunder held the Sixers to an opponent season-low 34 percent and yet the story of the game was Russell Westbrook.
Russell Westbrook had a triple-double in 21 minutes and Kevin Durant scored 42 points to help the Oklahoma City Thunder defeat the woeful Philadelphia 76ers 125-92 on Tuesday night for their third straight win.
Butler has come a long way since serving prison time as a teenager for dealing drugs. That’s one of the reasons the Thunder signed him — because of Butler’s resiliency and determination to reshape his life
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.