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Oklahoma City Thunder: Kevin Durant fined $25,000 for 'menacing gesture'

The incident occurred with 1:36 remaining in the second quarter. Durant celebrated an authoritative fast break dunk by motioning to his throat horizontally, giving a pretend slicing effect before clasping his hands together.
by Darnell Mayberry Published: April 12, 2013

“We knew what we were playing for and we knew that every game is, like I said, important. So we was locked in from the beginning. That's what we need to do.”

Durant scored a game-high 31 points with 10 rebounds and eight assists in the win.

The victory moved the Thunder a half-game ahead of San Antonio for first place in the Western Conference while dropping the Warriors just a half-game ahead of Houston for sixth place. Golden State potentially could fall to the eighth seed and meet the Thunder in a first-round matchup.

“They played playoff basketball and we didn't,” said Warriors coach Mark Jackson. “That was a team that's chasing the No. 1 seed and was trying to send a message, ‘Just in case I see you at some point down the road.'”

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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