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By Tom Fitton
Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - Scott Brooks
Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook have been one of the top duos in the NBA since 2008.
It took a late stretch of what Kevin Durant called some of the best basketball he's ever seen the Oklahoma City Thunder play to beat the Washington Wizards on Sunday night.
The Memphis Grizzlies are showing a knack for closing out tight games against the Oklahoma City Thunder.
Pondering Kevin Durant's latest big-time shot on the playoff stage, Lionel Hollins started listing a who's who of NBA greats from days gone by: Michael Jordan, Larry Bird, Magic Johnson, Isiah Thomas, Sam Jones, John Havlicek, George Mikan, Bob Pettit.
The Houston Rockets are heating up from 3-point range, just in time to avoid playoff elimination and create some drama in their first-round series against the Oklahoma City Thunder.
Oklahoma City Thunder coach Scott Brooks says All-Star point guard Russell Westbrook is scheduled to have knee surgery on Saturday.
All-Star point guard Russell Westbrook will have surgery to repair cartilage in his right knee and be out indefinitely, dealing a harsh blow to the Oklahoma City Thunder's championship chances.
Washington had won its previous two games against Oklahoma City, winning the only meeting during the lockout-shortened 2011-12 season before stunning the Thunder 101-99 in Washington on Jan. 7 — the second despite playing without point guard John Wall.
LeBron James and Kevin Durant exchanged words. Dwyane Wade and Serge Ibaka did a little shoving. Five technical fouls were called, and Russell Westbrook punched a table in frustration. This NBA Finals rematch met expectations.
From the NBA Finals to the All-Star Game to the Olympics, Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook have proven themselves to be one of basketball's most dynamic duos.
Basketball brought Kevin Durant a summer of extremes.
Scott Brooks always believed he would be back as the coach of the Oklahoma City Thunder, even as his previous contract was surprisingly allowed to expire following the NBA Finals.
Scott Brooks has signed a multiyear extension to return as coach of the Oklahoma City Thunder.
General manager Sam Presti dismissed reports that 11-time NBA champion Phil Jackson or former New York Knicks coach Jeff Van Gundy could be the next coach of the Oklahoma City Thunder, saying an extension with Scott Brooks is a top priority.
Kevin Durant's season began last summer working against LeBron James.
"They've been good for a lot of years," Oklahoma City coach Scott Brooks said. "And then, we also have to still look at Russell as this is part of the process. ... He just finished up his first month of playing. So, he's feeling much more comfortable out there, and he's doing a great job."
Oklahoma City Thunder head coach Scott Brooks shouts in the fourth quarter of an NBA basketball game against the San Antonio Spurs in Oklahoma City, Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013.