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NBA Standings
Eastern Conference
Atlantic Div.
 1. Toronto R. 13-6 
 2. Boston C. 11-8 
 3. New York K. 10-9 
 4. Brooklyn N. 5-13 
 5. Phi.76ers 4-15 
Central Div.
 1. Cleveland C. 13-5 
 2. Chicago B. 11-7 
 3. Detroit P. 11-10 
 4. Milwaukee B. 9-8 
 5. Indiana P. 9-10 
Southeast Div.
 1. Charlotte H. 11-8 
 2. Atlanta H. 10-10 
 3. Orlando M. 8-12 
 4. Miami Heat 7-12 
 5. Washington W. 6-12 
Western Conference
Northwest Div.
 1. Oklah.City T. 12-8 
 2. Utah Jazz 11-9 
 3. Portland TB 10-10 
 4. Denver N. 7-12 
 5. Minnesota T. 5-14 
Pacific Div.
 1. Golden St.W. 16-2 
 2. LA Clippers 15-6 
 3. LA Lakers 11-10 
 4. Sacramento K. 8-11 
 5. Phoenix Suns 6-13 
Southwest Div.
 1. San Antonio S. 15-5 
 2. Houston R. 12-7 
 3. Memphis G. 12-8 
 4. N.Orleans P. 7-13 
 5. Dallas M. 3-15 
Full Standings
Points Per Game
 Anthony DAVIS
  
  (208-C-93)
  Avg: 31.6
 1. Davis, N.Orleans P.31.6 
 2. Westbrook, Oklah.C.31.2 
 3. Cousins, Sacramen.28.7 
 4. DeRozan, Toronto28.3 
 5. Harden, Houston R.28.3 
 6. Lillard, Portland.28.2 
 7. Durant, Golden S.27.7 
 8. Curry, Golden S.26.7 
 9. Thomas, Boston C.25.7 
 10. Butler, Chicago B.25.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Hassan WHITESIDE
  
  (213-C-89)
  Avg: 14.8
 1. Whiteside, Miami H.14.8 
 2. Drummond, Detro.13.3 
 3. Jordan, LA Clippers12.8 
 4. Howard, Atlanta H.12.5 
 5. Gortat, Washingt.12.1 
 6. Chandler, Phoenix11.7 
 7. Vucevic, Orlan.11.5 
 8. Davis, N.Orleans P.11.1 
 9. Gobert, Utah Jazz11.1 
 10. Westbrook, Oklah..10.7 
Assists Per Game
 James HARDEN
  
  (196-SG-89)
  Avg: 11.8
 1. Harden, Houston R.11.8 
 2. Westbrook, Oklah.C.11.3 
 3. Wall, Washington W.9.6 
 4. James, Clevelan.9.3 
 5. Paul, LA Clippers9.0 
 6. Frazier, N.Orlean.7.6 
 7. Rondo, Chicago B.7.6 
 8. Lowry, Toronto R.7.3 
 9. Green, Golden S.7.1 
 10. Teague, Indiana6.8 
Steals Per Game
 Chris PAUL
  
  (183-PG-85)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Paul, LA Clippers2.6 
 2. Antetokounmp., Mil.2.2 
 3. Green, Golden S.2.1 
 4. Ariza, Houston R.2.1 
 5. Booker, Brooklyn N.2.1 
 6. Leonard, San A.2.1 
 7. Sefolosha, Atlan.2.1 
 8. Teague, Indiana P.2.0 
 9. Wall, Washington W.2.0 
 10. Warren, Phoenix1.9 
Blocks Per Game
 Alfred HORFORD
  
  (208-F/C-86)
  Avg: 2.9
 1. Horford, Boston C.2.9 
 2. Davis, N.Orleans P.2.7 
 3. Gobert, Utah Jazz2.6 
 4. Whiteside, Miami H.2.4 
 5. Turner, Indiana P.2.3 
 6. Embiid, Phi.76ers2.2 
 7. Antetokounmp., Mil.2.1 
 8. Lopez, Chicago B.1.9 
 9. Capela, Houston R.1.9 
 10. Nogueira, Toron.1.8 
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Day 39 (Regular Season)

Charlotte H 83% Dec.3 Minn.T.
Dallas M. Dec.3 Chicago B. 83%
Golden St.W 87% Dec.3 Phoenix Suns
Memphis G. 58% Dec.3 LA Lakers
Milwaukee B 68% Dec.3 Brooklyn N.
Phi.76ers Dec.3 Boston C. 79%
Portland TB 55% Dec.3 Miami Heat
Toronto R. 73% Dec.3 Atlanta H.
Utah Jazz 74% Dec.3 Denver N.
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
  




Carmelo
Anthony
Anthony scores 29, Knicks defeat Timberwolves 118-114 - 4 hours ago

This time, Carmelo Anthony (6'8''-SF-84, college: Syracuse) didn't have to hit the game-winning shot, but he did need help from his teammates. Anthony scored 29 points, Derrick Rose (6'3''-G-88, college: Memphis) had 24 and Kyle O'Quinn (6'10''-F-90, college: Norfolk St.) added season highs of 20 points and 13 rebounds as the New York Knicks defeated the Minnesota Timberwolves 118-114 on Friday night. After hitting the game-winner in the Knicks' two-point win over the Timberwolves on Wedn...   [read more]

Jimmy Butler
Butler, Wade Lead Bulls to 111-105 Win Over Cavaliers - 4 hours ago

LeBron James wasn't holding back. Cleveland's superstar had plenty to say after the Cavaliers gave up 78 points in the paint on the way to another loss. The condensed version was this: It's time to start playing like a championship team again. Jimmy Butler (6'7''-G/F-89, college: Marquette) scored 26 points, Dwyane Wade (6'4''-G-82, college: Marquette) had 24 and the Chicago Bulls beat James and the slumping Cavaliers 111-105 on Friday night. Taj Gibson (6'9''-F-85, college: USC) added a...   [read more]

Donatas
Motiejunas
Nets Sign Donatas Motiejunas To Four-Year, $37M Offer Sheet - 4 hours ago

The Brooklyn Nets have signed Donatas Motiejunas(7'0''-F/C-90) to a four-year, $37 million offer sheet. With Motiejunas being a restricted free agent, the Houston Rockets have 72 hours to match. Adrian Wojnarowski reports Motiejunas' deal includes two non-guaranteed years on the back end. The Rockets traded Motiejunas to the Detroit Pistons last February but the trade was later rescinded following concerns about the condition of his back. Courtesy of: realgm.com   [read more]


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