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Orlando Magic coach Stan Van Gundy: Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook incident not out of the ordinary

OKLAHOMA CITY THUNDER — Coach Stan Van Gundy jokes that he'd be glad to take Kevin Durant off the Thunder's hands if there's an issue, but says arguments like those ‘just the normal course of things.'
BY DARNELL MAYBERRY, Staff Writer, Modified: December 29, 2011 at 9:02 pm •  Published: December 29, 2011

Durant told The Oklahoman after the Thunder's 98-95 win against the Grizzlies that Wednesday's incident was a case of two players occasionally disagreeing and added that he's “behind (Westbrook) 110 percent, and he's the same with me.”

Westbrook was not available for comment after the game, but Thunder coach Scott Brooks said he didn't have a problem with the dust-up.

“When you have an intense game, you're going to have arguments,” Brooks told The Oklahoman. “I have no problem with it. I think it's healthy. I think you learn from it and you get better with it. That's just part of an NBA game. We have it and other teams have it. Good teams, bad teams and average teams. I have no issues with how our guys compete. At times they get frustrated. But it's always about the team.”


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