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Durant says 'nothing's ever a wasted year'

Durant says 'nothing's ever a wasted year'

ESPN.com newsok.com Updated May 16, 2013
The day after his Oklahoma City Thunder was knocked out of the second round of the playoffs by the Memphis Grizzlies, Kevin Durant vowed to learn from this season, not lament it.
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  • The Oklahoma City Thunder? Gone till November

    The Oklahoma City Thunder? Gone till November

    yahoo.com May 16, 2013
    With every season that ends, for the playoff teams at least, we felt it right to take a look ahead. TNT already has the rights to "Gone Fishin'," and because we're sure that someone, somewhere, still likes that Wyclef song, we're going with &q…
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  • Former NBA union head files suit against Fisher

    Former NBA union head files suit against Fisher

    CNNSI.com May 16, 2013
    Ousted NBA players' association executive director Billy Hunter alleges in a lawsuit that president Derek Fisher had a secret deal with owners during the 2011 lockout that benefited himself, his publicist and certain players.
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  • Watch Tony Allen Earn One Of The Weirdest Technical Fouls You’l…

    Watch Tony Allen Earn One Of The Weirdest Technical Fouls You’ll Ever See

    dimemag.com May 16, 2013
    Tony Allen is a great defender, earning another All-Defensive First Team selection this year (his second-straight selection to the First Team). Besides adding that shutdown mentality on the wings, the former Celtic also enhances the Grizzlies with a lit…
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  • Durant, Thunder see positives despite letdown in playoffs

    Durant, Thunder see positives despite letdown in playoffs

    nba.com May 16, 2013
    The way Kevin Martin describes it, the Oklahoma City Thunder lost the "vision" of a potential championship run the morning they learned All-Star point guard Russell Westbrook would be out for the rest of the postseason.
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  • Kendrick Perkins Had A Historically Bad Playoff Run

    Kendrick Perkins Had A Historically Bad Playoff Run

    deadspin.com May 16, 2013
    If you want to find the most obvious reason that the Oklahoma City Thunder were unable to advance past the second round of the playoffs, your search will end with the words "Russell Westbrook." But Westbrook's absence wasn't the only thing hol…
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  • Marc Gasol isn’t getting ahead of himself, is ‘a big Quentin Ta…

    Marc Gasol isn’t getting ahead of himself, is ‘a big Quentin Tarantino fan,’ apparently

    yahoo.com May 16, 2013
    Marc Gasol didn't have a monster Game 5 against the Oklahoma City Thunder on Wednesday, finishing making just five of his 13 field-goal attempts and grabbing a non-eye-popping seven rebounds in 41 minutes. But the burly center was there when the Memphis…
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  • Tayshaun Prince Dunks On All of the Thunder

    Tayshaun Prince Dunks On All of the Thunder

    dimemag.com May 16, 2013
    Signs things are not going your way in an elimination game of your NBA Playoff series: Tayshaun Prince is putting dunks on you that he hasn’t done in games since he was at Dominguez High School: For breaking news, rumors, exclusive content, and contests
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  • ELIMINATED: Thunder fall to Grizzlies 4-1 in Western Semi’s

    ELIMINATED: Thunder fall to Grizzlies 4-1 in Western Semi’s

    Kevin Durant is our fearless leader. However, not every night he’s shooting lights out. Tonight, Durant shot just 5-of-21 from the floor, including a 16-foot jumper to tie the game with 3.3 seconds left. It ended a very bad shooting night for KD. It was
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  • Durant struggles (5-of-21 FG), misses game-tying shot

    Durant struggles (5-of-21 FG), misses game-tying shot

    CNNSI.com May 16, 2013
    A nightmarish night for Kevin Durant led to an early exit for the Thunder. The Grizzlies ground out an 88-84 victory in Game 5 to reach their first West finals in franchise history.
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  • Tony Allen throws shirt on court during Derek Fisher 3, results…

    Tony Allen throws shirt on court during Derek Fisher 3, results in Thunder 4-point play (Video)

    yahoo.com May 16, 2013
    Well, here's something you don't see every day. Oklahoma City Thunder guard Derek Fisher attempted a 3-pointer with his team trailing by 11 points and just over five minutes remaining in the third quarter of Game 5 of his team's Western Conference semif…
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  • Video - Fall Of The Thunder 05:12

    Fall Of The Thunder

    May 16
    A Thunder season that began with infinite promise ends five games into the second round. Daily Thunder's Royce Young on what went wrong, and what's next.
  • Video - Does Kevin Durant Deserve A Pass? 10:18

    Does Kevin Durant Deserve A Pass?

    May 16
    Stephen A. Smith and Skip Bayless discuss whether Kevin Durant deserves a pass for his output in four Thunder losses to the Grizzlies.

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    May 16
    Brian Windhorst examines what George Hill's absence means for the rest of the Pacers-Knicks series.
  • Sources: Maloofs reach record deal for Kings

    May 17
    Software billionaire Vivek Ranadive came to an agreement to purchase 65 percent of the Sacramento Kings from the Maloof Family for approximately $348 million. The Kings' total valuation in the sale is $535 million, an NBA record.
  • Ian Thomsen: NBA sets new precedent in voting to keep Kings in Sacramento

    May 16
    The Kings are staying in Sacramento, which is tremendous news for their fans and a strong move forward for the NBA on principle.
  • Ian Thomsen: Roy Hibbert among those showing big men still own the postsea…

    May 16
    Little men have had it their way for some time now. Explosive guards and rangy forwards above the free throw line are practically untouchable, and their paths to the basket have been liberated. Flagrant fouls are written up like felonies, the three-poin…