In NBA Finals Game 1, Thunder run past Heat 105-94 behind 36 from Kevin Durant

Posted in Blogroll on June 13th, 2012 by Michael Tillery

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If he keeps playing like he did last night, confetti will rain…

Nice debut for Kevin Durant. Came out hot, kept the Thunder close, never pumped the brakes and waited until Russell Westbrook caught fire. 36 points (17 in the 4th), 8 rebounds and 4 assists is a pretty dope line. 105-94 is better. Russell Westbrook scored 27, dished out 11 and got to 8 rebounds. James Harden had just 5 in a little over 22 minutes. LeBron James was 11-24 for his 30. He also had 9 boards, 4 dimes and 4 steals. Dwyane Wade doesn’t look healthy at all. He shot 7-19, scored 19, had 8 helpers and 4 boards. Chris Bosh had just 10.

Westbrook and Durant outscored the entire Heat team 41-40 in the second half.

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Tip-Off for 6/13/12 (featuring Grandmaster Flash and The Furious Five): A-Rod ties Lou Gehrig with 23rd career grand slam, Dodgers re-up Ethier for 5 years at $85 million, Maurice Jones-Drew holding out on Jags

Posted in Blogroll on June 13th, 2012 by Ron Glover

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New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez hit his 23rd career grand slam in the eighth inning to rally the Yankees to a 6-4 win over the Atlanta Braves last night. The slam moved A-Rod into a tie with Yankees great Lou Gehrig for the all-time leader in that category. Rodriguez had been batting 10 for 67 (.149) this season before the slam. The Yankees won their season-high fifth consecutive game and moved into sole possession of first place in the AL East.


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