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Durant, Martin power Thunder past Hornets

Durant, Martin power Thunder past Hornets

ESPN.com Updated Nov 16, 2012
Kevin Durant and Kevin Martin each scored 27 points, and the Oklahoma City Thunder rolled to their sixth victory in seven games, 110-95 over the New Orleans Hornets on Friday night.
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  • NFL picks for Week 11 from NOLA.com panel

    NFL picks for Week 11 from NOLA.com panel

    nola.com Nov 16, 2012
    Predictions for the New Orleans Saints game against the Oakland Raiders and the rest of the NFL slate
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  • Jimmy Graham says Tampa game was turning point for Saints

    Jimmy Graham says Tampa game was turning point for Saints

    profootballtalk.com Nov 16, 2012
    The New Orleans Saints chased a 13-3 regular season with an 0-4 start.  They snapped out of it in Week Five with a win over the Chargers, and New Orleans has now won four out of five. So when was the actual turning point for the team?  All-Pro tight end
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  • New Orleans Saints zeroing in on Oakland Raiders, not increasin…

    New Orleans Saints zeroing in on Oakland Raiders, not increasing playoff chances

    nola.com Nov 16, 2012
    Everyone else seems to be talking about the Saints making a push in the second half of the season except the Saints
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  • New Orleans Saints vs. Oakland Raiders: Inside the game

    New Orleans Saints vs. Oakland Raiders: Inside the game

    Will Marques Colston set TD record? Will Johnny Patrick be able to hold up in coverage?
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  • Jimmy Graham headlines Friday’s PFT on NBC Sports Network

    Jimmy Graham headlines Friday’s PFT on NBC Sports Network

    profootballtalk.com Nov 16, 2012
    Saints tight end Jimmy Graham was named the NFC offensive player of the week for his exploits against the Falcons and everyone knows there’s only one way to celebrate such an accomplishment. You sit down with the folks from Pro Football Talk on NBC Spor
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  • New Orleans Saints RB Darren Sproles listed as questionable

    New Orleans Saints RB Darren Sproles listed as questionable

    Zach Strief, Corey White, Junior Galette ruled out
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  • Ronnie Lott still conflicted about New Orleans Saints bounty sc…

    Ronnie Lott still conflicted about New Orleans Saints bounty scandal

    nola.com Nov 16, 2012
    Former safety was close to championship team, now advocates for players safety
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  • Players wouldn't be available for possible Nov. 30 start-up dat…

    Players wouldn't be available for possible Nov. 30 start-up date for New Orleans Saints bounty appeals

    nola.com Nov 16, 2012
    Legal teams for NFL, players will meet next Tuesday to discuss numerous issues moving forward
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  • Why the SEC dominates college football, and more: Jeff Duncan's…

    Why the SEC dominates college football, and more: Jeff Duncan's Weekly Reader

    nola.com Nov 16, 2012
    Extra, extra! Read all about the new Friday feature here on Nola.com | The Times-Picayune: The Weekly Reader. It's your one-stop shop for great reading. Each week I'll offer selections from the top work I've come across, both online and...
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  • Hornets reward GM Demps with multiyear deal

    Hornets reward GM Demps with multiyear deal

    ESPN.com nba.com Nov 16, 2012
    New Orleans Hornets general manager Dell Demps has agreed to a new multiyear contract extension to remain with the club and see through the roster overhaul that he and coach Monty Williams have conducted in tandem during the past two seasons.
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  • Sean Payton conundrum: Root for the New Orleans Saints and Dall…

    Sean Payton conundrum: Root for the New Orleans Saints and Dallas Cowboys? First-and-10

    nola.com Nov 16, 2012
    Weekly observations from New Orleans Saints columnist Mike Triplett
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  • Video - Durant, Martin Power Thunder Past Hornets 01:01

    Durant, Martin Power Thunder Past Hornets

    Nov 16
    Kevin Durant and Kevin Martin both score 27 points against Hornets.
  • Video - 'Playbook': New Orleans Saints vs. Oakland Raiders 04:05

    'Playbook': New Orleans Saints vs. Oakland Raiders

    Nov 16
    Will the New Orleans Saints have a letdown after last Sunday's win against the Atlanta Falcons? Our experts discuss the high-powered Saints air attack and the improving running game.
  • Video - Face of the Franchise: Jimmy Graham 04:35

    Face of the Franchise: Jimmy Graham

    Nov 16
    New Orleans Saints tight end Jimmy Graham explains how the team has been able to turn their season around and come up with some wins in the second quarter of the season.

Sports Columnists

  • NBA: Memphis Grizzlies' size too much as they knock off the previously und…

    Nov 16
    The New York Knicks lost their cool and lost their first game in Memphis to the powerful, red-hot Grizzlies, writes John Hollinger.
  • Peter King: Luck vs. Brady adds new wrinkle to longstanding Colts-Pats riv…

    Nov 16
    INDIANAPOLIS -- Well, if the Colts are nervous about the showdown of 6-3 AFC teams with the big, bad Patriots on national TV Sunday, they're hiding it well. In the middle of the locker room Thursday afternoon, guard Mike McGlynn and long-snapper Matt Ov…
  • Why the NHL needs to rid themselves of Gary Bettman

    Nov 16
    Before getting to the Week 11 picks, let's take a moment to honor the incompetence of the NHL commissioner.