Knicks Morning News (Wednesday, Jun 13 2012)
Kevin Durant, the three-time scoring champion, seized control in critical late moments, scoring 17 points in the fourth quarter to lead the Thunder to a victory in Game 1.
Oklahoma City, the No. 44-ranked television market, with 712,630 households — smaller than No. 36 San Antonio — may attract casual sports fans with its team’s dynamic, dunk-heavy offense.
The Oklahoma City Thunder ran away with Game 1 of the NBA Finals 105-94, controlling the second half and rallying from a 13-point deficit to protect home court against the Miami Heat. But as Heat guard Dwyane Wade said, the opener is “just a game to see” what both teams are going to do and then start making adjustments.
When Kevin Durant went to the free-throw line in the fourth quarter the crowd started chanting “M-V-P, M-V-P,” a verbal jab at the reigning most valuable player, LeBron James.
Kevin Durant won the opening round of his highly anticipated duel with LeBron James, scoring 36 points to lead the Oklahoma City Thunder to a 105-94 victory over the Miami Heat in the opening game of the NBA Finals on Tuesday.
Kevin Durant keeps insisting these NBA Finals are Thunder against Heat, not him against LeBron James.
LeBron James put up the kind of point total he never had in the NBA Finals before, and it still wasn’t enough.
Kevin Durant won round one of his highly anticipated match-up with LeBron James, scoring 36 points to lead the Oklahoma Thunder to a 105-94 victory over the Miami Heat on Tuesday in the opening game of the NBA Finals.
Kevin Durant scored 36 points as the Oklahoma City Thunder rallied from a 13-point deficit to beat the Miami Heat 105-94 in Game 1 on Tuesday night.
In addition to a veteran point guard and forward off the bench (ahem, Lamar Odom), the Knicks need to add one other thing in the offseason: a 3-point marksman in the backcourt.
That’s because Iman Shumpert — who shot 37.9 percent from long range from March 26 until the end of the regular season — is out until possibly January and the Knicks are coming off a season in which they shot 33.6 percent from beyond the arc (near the bottom of the league).
Jeffrey Kessler, one of the union’s bulldog negotiators during the lockout, has been added to the team to fight for Jeremy Lin and Steve Novak’s Bird rights in today’s arbitration showdown with NBA lawyers, according to a source.
The Players Association is trying to restore Lin’s…
Commissioner David Stern expects Jeremy Lin to lose his arbitration case against the league on Wednesday, which would mean that the Knicks would not be able to increase their cap flexibility and add another player to their roster via free agency.