THUNDER - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/THUNDER News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) NBA playoffs: Kevin Durant scores 33 to lead Thunder over Grizzlies in Game 1 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57840902-77/points-thunder-memphis-oklahoma.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57840902-77/points-thunder-memphis-oklahoma.html.csp">NBA playoffs: Kevin Durant scores 33 to lead Thunder over Grizzlies in Game 1</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Cliff Brunt</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-22T16:58:19.16-06:00">Updated Apr 22, 2014 04:58PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Oklahoma City • Kevin Durant scored 13 of his 33 points in the fourth quarter to help the Oklahoma City Thunder defeat the Memphis Grizzlies 100-86 on Saturday night in the opening game of their first-round series. Russell Westbrook had 23 points and 10 rebounds and Serge Ibaka added 17 points and nine rebounds for the Thunder, who nearly squandered a 25-point lead but recovered from a dismal third quarter to make 10 of 16 shots in the fourth. Zach Randolph led Memphis with 21 points and 11 rebo...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-578409022014-04-22T16:58:19.16-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-22T16:58:19.16-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57840902@www.sltrib.com Tue, 22 Apr 2014 16:58:19 MDT Luhm: Thunder’s Durant will edge James for MVP http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/jazz/57810949-87/durant-mvp-games-james.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/jazz/57810949-87/durant-mvp-games-james.html.csp">Luhm: Thunder’s Durant will edge James for MVP</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Steve Luhm</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Tribune Columnist</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-12T22:05:28.972-06:00">Updated Apr 12, 2014 10:05PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Kevin Durant is going to be the NBA’s Most Valuable Player in 2014. Even LeBron James thinks so. James scored 37 points against Memphis last week but, after another Miami loss, he seemed to endorse Durant. “I would say he’s the most consistent basketball player as far as the MVP this year,” James said. “He’s put up some great numbers.” Indeed. Durant averages 31.9 points a game, heading into the final three games of the regular season. He scored at least 25 points in 41 straight games — a pheno...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57810949@www.sltrib.com Sat, 12 Apr 2014 22:05:28 MDT Utah Jazz: Kevin Durant leads Thunder past Jazz 116-96 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/jazz/57749848-87/jazz-points-durant-thunder.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/jazz/57749848-87/jazz-points-durant-thunder.html.csp">Utah Jazz: Kevin Durant leads Thunder past Jazz 116-96</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Aaron falk</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-30T23:37:06.831-06:00">Updated Mar 30, 2014 11:37PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Oklahoma City • In his ongoing quest for the league’s most valuable player award, Kevin Durant has used the Utah Jazz as résumé padding this year. Through the teams’ first three meetings, the Thunder superstar was averaging better than 36 points against Utah. So, if Jazz coach Ty Corbin had a vote, Durant would get the nod over four-time winner LeBron James. “I think so. You look at what he’s done with [Russell Westbrook] being out and the way he’s carried this team,” Corbin said. “… LeBron is s...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57749848@www.sltrib.com Sun, 30 Mar 2014 23:37:06 MDT Utah 3A girls’ basketball: Desert Hills beats Morgan 57-43 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/tribpreps/57619092-190/morgan-desert-hills-thunder.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/tribpreps/57619092-190/morgan-desert-hills-thunder.html.csp">Utah 3A girls’ basketball: Desert Hills beats Morgan 57-43</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Tom Wharton</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-01T22:08:40.155-06:00">Updated Mar 1, 2014 10:08PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Cedar City • A school in the desert of St. George might be expected to know about droughts and know how to celebrate when one finally ends. And that’s what happened Saturday night at the Southern Utah University Centrum when Desert Hills finally won an elusive Class 3A girls basketball championship after finishing second the last two years. In beating Morgan 57-43, the Thunder basically turned the tables on the ball-hawking Trojans. Morgan is known for raising havoc with its full-court press and...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57619092@www.sltrib.com Sat, 01 Mar 2014 22:08:40 MDT