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Thunder struggling to get Durant scoring help

Thunder struggling to get Durant scoring help

nba.com dimemag.com Updated May 2, 2013
Kevin Durant has scored 74 points combined in Oklahoma City's past two games against the Houston Rockets.
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  • Astros report: Cruz a victim of starters’ ineffectiveness

    Astros report: Cruz a victim of starters’ ineffectiveness

    chron.com May 2, 2013
    In a way, reliever Rhiner Cruz became a victim of the Astros rotation’s inefficiency Friday. In need of long relievers to help eat innings that aren’t picked up by the struggling starting rotation, the Astros called up Dallas Keuchel and optioned Cruz
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  • Cruz, Peacock down, 2 top prospects advance

    Cruz, Peacock down, 2 top prospects advance

    chron.com May 2, 2013
    Mike Foltynewicz, the Astros’ 2012 Minor League Pitcher of the Year, and fellow righthander Asher Wojciechowski, who is arguably the Astros’ fastest rising prospect, were promoted a level Friday. Wojciechowski, the Class AA Corpus Christi Pitcher of t
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  • Harden has strep throat, expected to play

    Harden has strep throat, expected to play

    Houston Rockets star James Harden has been diagnosed with strep throat and is still expected to play Friday night in Game 6 against the Oklahoma City Thunder.
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  • My welcome to 2013 Texans rookies: Handy tips about new team an…

    My welcome to 2013 Texans rookies: Handy tips about new team and city

    chron.com May 2, 2013
    First of all, I would like to give a welcome to the incoming 2013 class of Texans rookies. Welcome! This is my third annual address to Texans rookies. I did one the lockout year when they cancelled the rookie symposium, and they’ve been well-received...
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  • White taunts Thunder, Durant on Twitter

    White taunts Thunder, Durant on Twitter

    ESPN.com May 2, 2013
    Royce White may not be with the Houston Rockets for the playoffs. However, that didn't stop him from taking a few jabs the Oklahoma City Thunder and Kevin Durant.
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  • Buchholz a contender for MVP, Cy Young

    Buchholz a contender for MVP, Cy Young

    CNNSI.com May 2, 2013
    Awards Watch returns and takes a look at all three player honors.
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  • Texans expect DeAndre Hopkins to play a big role right away

    Texans expect DeAndre Hopkins to play a big role right away

    profootballtalk.com May 2, 2013
    Before the draft, Texans wide receiver Andre Johnson said that he hoped the team drafted another wideout to take some of the burden of the passing game off of his shoulders. The Texans did just that by drafting DeAndre Hopkins in the first round of the …
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  • Texans players are loving the Rockets right now

    Texans players are loving the Rockets right now

    chron.com May 2, 2013
    While the Rockets were in the process of claiming Game 5 against the Thunder, the Texans enjoying every minute of it and sharing their thoughts on Twitter. [View the story "Texans react to Rockets' Game 5 win" on Storify]
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  • Ben Golliver: Rockets down Thunder, trail 3-2

    Ben Golliver: Rockets down Thunder, trail 3-2

    CNNSI.com May 2, 2013
    The Rockets bested the Thunder once again in a 107-100 Game 5 victory. Up just 3-2, Oklahoma City looks desperate (see: Hack-an-Asik) and could be in trouble, says Ben Golliver.
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  • Yanks nip Astros, but Porter sees progress

    Yanks nip Astros, but Porter sees progress

    chron.com May 2, 2013
    NEW YORK - Another Astros loss with another starting pitcher who couldn’t make it through five innings. A potential ninth-inning rally against Yankees closer Mariano Rivera killed by a line-out double play, which began when Brandon Barnes attempted a
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  • Video - Inside the Huddle: Incoming Rookie Class 02:47

    Inside the Huddle: Incoming Rookie Class

    May 2
    John Clayton goes deep on the impact next seasons's rookies will have on their respective teams. Clayton will surprise, with his defensive and offensive rookie of the year predictions, the running back draft in the first round, and rookie tight ends.
  • Video - Houston Texans, we have the solution to Super Bowl XLVIII 03:34

    Houston Texans, we have the solution to Super Bowl XLVIII

    May 2
    NFL Network experts debate if the Houston Texans' draft put them over the top and in Super Bowl XLVIII.
  • Video - Panic time in OKC? 06:58

    Panic time in OKC?

    May 2
    Daily Thunder's Royce Young hates a lot of what is happening on the Thunder, who have lost two straight to the Rockets. But he has his reasons to think OKC will advance.
  • Video - RecruitingNation Throwback Thursday: Athletes 02:09

    RecruitingNation Throwback Thursday: Athletes

    May 2
    In this edition of Throwback Thursday, Tom Luginbill takes three current ESPN 150 athletes and looks at which former college standouts they remind him of.

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  • NBA Playoffs 2013 - Chicago Bulls' resolve amazing, but can only take them…

    May 2
    Wilbon: The Bulls' resolve is amazing, but can only take them so far.
  • Phil Jackson to help Detroit Pistons find next head coach

    May 2
    Phil Jackson will help the Detroit Pistons search for a coach.
  • 2013 NBA playoffs -- David Lee in uniform for Golden State Warriors in Gam…

    May 2
    All-Star forward David Lee is in uniform for the Golden State Warriors in Game 6 against the Denver Nuggets on Thursday night after not dressing the past four games because of a hip injury.