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by Darnell Mayberry Published: February 16, 2013
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Said Westbrook when asked if we can talk about a big three, “We can, but I think each and every one of us, myself, Kevin and Serge, we like to create a team concept around Oklahoma City and try to keep it that way.”

DURANT DONE WITH ALL-STAR SATURDAY NIGHT?

For the first time since joining the festivities at All-Star Weekend, Durant this year did not partake in any of the events leading up to Sunday's game.

And the Thunder's star said he doubts he'll participate in any in the future.

“I just come here to be a fan and enjoy the weekend and have fun playing in the game,” Durant said.

KEEPING SCORE OF THE SCORING RACE

Durant, with a 29.2-point average, leads the league in scoring at the break.

He's 0.6 points ahead of second-placed Carmelo Anthony. But Anthony on Saturday said he's not worried about it.

“I don't think about that,” Anthony said. “At the end of the day, that doesn't really do anything for me so I don't think about that.”

If Durant finishes the season as the scoring leader, he will join Michael Jordan and Wilt Chamberlain as the only players in NBA history to win four consecutive scoring titles.

ROSE NOT LIKELY TO PLAY AGAINST THUNDER

Chicago center Joakim Noah said it's not likely Bulls star point guard Derrick Rose will play next Sunday against the Thunder.

“Probably not,” Noah said.

Rose hasn't played all season while recovering from a torn ACL, an injury he sustained in last year's playoffs.

Rose recently said he isn't sure when he will return and added that he could miss the entire season if he is not 100 percent prior to his highly anticipated return.

by Darnell Mayberry
OKC Thunder Senior Reporter
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...
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