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Atlantic Div.
 1. Boston C. 34-13 
 2. Toronto R. 31-14 
 3. Phi.76ers 22-20 
 4. New York K. 21-26 
 5. Brooklyn N. 18-29 
Central Div.
 1. Cleveland C. 27-18 
 2. Indiana P. 25-22 
 3. Milwaukee B. 23-22 
 4. Detroit P. 22-23 
 5. Chicago B. 18-28 
Southeast Div.
 1. Miami Heat 27-19 
 2. Washington W. 26-20 
 3. Charlotte H. 18-26 
 4. Orlando M. 14-32 
 5. Atlanta H. 13-32 
Western Conference
Northwest Div.
 1. Minnesota T. 30-18 
 2. Oklah.City T. 26-20 
 3. Portland TB 25-21 
 4. Denver N. 23-23 
 5. Utah Jazz 19-27 
Pacific Div.
 1. Golden St.W. 37-10 
 2. LA Clippers 23-22 
 3. LA Lakers 17-29 
 4. Phoenix Suns 17-29 
 5. Sacramento K. 13-32 
Southwest Div.
 1. Houston R. 32-12 
 2. San Antonio S. 30-18 
 3. N.Orleans P. 24-21 
 4. Memphis G. 16-29 
 5. Dallas M. 15-31 
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Points Per Game
 James HARDEN
  Houston R.
  (196-SG-89)
  Avg: 31.5
 1. Harden, Houston R.31.5 
 2. Antetokounmp., Milwauke.28.2 
 3. Curry, Golden S.27.4 
 4. James, Clevelan.26.8 
 5. Davis, N.Orleans P.26.5 
 6. Durant, Golden S.26.2 
 7. Booker, Phoenix .25.3 
 8. Cousins, N.Orlean.25.2 
 9. Lillard, Portland.25.2 
 10. DeRozan, Toronto R.25.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Andre DRUMMOND
  Detro.
  (208-C-93)
  Avg: 15.1
 1. Drummond, Detro.15.1 
 2. Jordan, LA Clippers14.9 
 3. Cousins, N.Orlean.12.6 
 4. Howard, Charlott.12.5 
 5. Towns, Minnesot.12.0 
 6. Whiteside, Miami Heat11.8 
 7. Embiid, Phi.76ers10.9 
 8. Capela, Houston R.10.8 
 9. Davis, N.Orleans P.10.6 
 10. Jokic, Denver N.10.3 
Assists Per Game
 Russell WESTBROOK
  Oklah.Ci.
  (190-PG-88)
  Avg: 10.1
 1. Westbrook, Oklah.Ci.10.1 
 2. Wall, Washington W.9.5 
 3. Paul, Houston R.9.1 
 4. Harden, Houston R.9.0 
 5. James, Clevelan.8.7 
 6. Green, Golden S.7.6 
 7. Rondo, N.Orleans P.7.6 
 8. Simmons, Phi.76ers7.2 
 9. Teague, Minnesot.7.1 
 10. Ball, LA Lakers7.1 
Steals Per Game
 Eric BLEDSOE
  Milwaukee B.
  (185-PG-89)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Bledsoe, Milwaukee B.2.2 
 2. George, Oklah.Ci.2.2 
 3. Butler, Minnesot.2.1 
 4. Dunn, Chicago B.2.1 
 5. Westbrook, Oklah.Ci.2.0 
 6. Harris, Denver N.2.0 
 7. Simmons, Phi.76ers1.9 
 8. Oladipo, Indiana P.1.9 
 9. Paul, Houston R.1.9 
 10. Covington, Phi.7.1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Rudy GOBERT
  Utah Jazz
  (216-C-92)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Gobert, Utah Jazz2.4 
 2. Porzingis, New Y.2.3 
 3. Turner, Indiana P.2.2 
 4. Davis, N.Orleans P.2.1 
 5. Durant, Golden S.2.1 
 6. Embiid, Phi.76ers1.9 
 7. Whiteside, Miami Heat1.9 
 8. Capela, Houston R.1.7 
 9. Towns, Minnesot.1.6 
 10. Cousins, N.Orlean.1.5 
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Day 96 (Regular Season)

Atlanta H. 55% Jan.22 Utah Jazz
Charlotte H 72% Jan.22 Sacramento K
Dallas M. Jan.22 Wash.W. 66%
Denver N. Jan.22 Portland TB 58%
Houston R. 61% Jan.22 Miami Heat
LA Clippers 60% Jan.22 Minn.T.
Memphis G. 50% Jan.22 Phi.76ers
Milwaukee B Jan.22 Phoenix Suns 54%
N.Orleans P 59% Jan.22 Chicago B.
Kevin Durant sick of Spurs questions - May 26, 2012


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Kevin Durant (6'9''-G/F-88, college: Texas) was just three minutes into his 10-minute session with reporters Wednesday when he grew a bit testy.

Of the first seven questions lobbed at him, Durant was forced to field five about the San Antonio Spurs.

And he didn't like it. Didn't like it one bit.

Once that fifth question came - a reasonable query about what he anticipates from the Spurs defensively against him - Durant tried to supply an answer but soon found himself swerving off scrpt.

'I'm just going to play my game', Durant started. 'I can't really think about how those guys are going to defend me. Theyre a tough defensive group. But every question is about how the Spurs are going to come and how the Spurs are going to play. But you got to ask me how were going to come at them. Were a tough team as well. We come out and play hard. We have a lot of weapons as well. I know theyre the No. 1 seed, theyre a tough group and they havent lost in a couple of months but I think that we bring another dimension to the table as well. And we can come out and compete.'

Durant has a point.

Most every question players and Thunder coach Scott Brooks faced Wednesday was about how they were going to stop the Spurs. Not once did anyone, including yours truly, inquire about how they Spurs would stop them.

Of course, theres a reason for that. As Durant said, the Spurs are a tough group. Theyre the No. 1 seed and the hottest team in basketball. And they just so happened to trounce the Thunder twice long before they got rolling in the final month of the regular season.

Wednesdays media session was nothing more than a microcosm of the basketball worlds widespread belief in the Spurs. Few will pick the Thunder to win this series. Oklahoma City, to many, just seems to be out-manned.

Still, the Thunders unwavering confidence was on full display Wednesday, with Durants brief retort representing his teams self-belief.

Durant wanted questions about his team, so I asked about his team.

What makes you confident, I asked, against the Spurs? Where do you feel like you have the advantage?

I just think we play hard, Durant said. Were athletic. I didnt say we were going to come out and dominate those guys. But I said that we can compete, of course. We can move the ball. I think cutting down on turnovers has been great for us these last couple of series. Also, just getting out and getting stops and trying to get easy points.

All good answers.

But none are quite good enough to keep the Thunder from walking into the Western Conference Finals on Sunday night in San Antonio as the underdog. Must be a rude awakening for Durant. In the span of three weeks hes seen his team transform from the darlings of the postseason and a heavy favorite in its prior two series to second fiddle. Its as if he senses that few outside of Oklahoma believe the Thunder can win.

Before walking over to local reporters, Durant had just finished a sit-down interview with TNT, which sent bulldog sideline reporter Craig Sager to town as part of its coverage team. No telling what was asked in that closed-door meeting. But theres a good chance Sager stuck a mic on Durant and inquired about everything from the Spurs regular season series win over the Thunder to San Antonios history of excellence.

Maybe thats what the Thunder needs going into this West final: a chip, an edge, a supply of just a little more motivation.

And maybe all of it might stem from mounting skeptics now gushing over the Spurs.

Courtesy of http://blog.newsok.com   




Spencer
Dinwiddie
Dinwiddie Basket in Last Second, Nets Beat Pistons 101-100 - 15 hours ago
Spencer Dinwiddie (6'6''-G-93, college: Colorado) hit the big shot against a familiar foe. Dinwiddie's jumper with 0.9 seconds left lifted the Brooklyn Nets over Detroit 101-100 Sunday, the Pistons' fifth straight loss. After a basket by Andre Drummond (6'10''-C-93, college: Connecticut) put the Pistons ahead with 4.7 seconds left, Dinwiddie took the inbounds pass, drove to 14 feet and drained a jumper against his former teammates. The Pistons picked Dinwiddie in the second round of the 2...   [read more]

Victor
Oladipo
Pacers pull out 94-86 win over Spurs in San Antonio - 15 hours ago
Indiana made itself at home at an arena that's rarely hospitable to visiting teams. Victor Oladipo (6'4''-G-92, college: Indiana) scored 19 points and the Pacers defeated San Antonio 94-86 on Sunday night, snapping the Spurs' 14-game home winning streak. San Antonio lost at home for the third time this season and the first since Nov. 10 against Milwaukee. 'It's just a great win for this young team to come into San Antonio, where they only lost two games,' Pacers coach Nate McMillan said....   [read more]

Paul George
Thunder blast Cavaliers to keep LeBron from milestone - 1 day ago
LeBron James (6'8''-SF-84) came up just short of 30,000 points. Oklahoma City nearly got there, too. Unable to stop Paul George (6'9''-G/F-90, college: Fresno St.), Russell Westbrook (6'3''-PG-88, college: UCLA) or Carmelo Anthony (6'8''-SF-84, college: Syracuse), the Cavaliers were embarrassed 148-124 on Saturday by the Thunder, who not only rolled to their fourth straight win but kept James shy of a historic milestone. George scored 36 points, Westbrook had 23 and 20 assists and Anthony...   [read more]


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