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Kevin Durant #35 of the Oklahoma City Thunder dunks against Chris Bosh #1 of the Miami Heat during Game One of the 2012 NBA Finals at Chesapeake Energy Arena on June 12, 2012 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein /NBAE via Getty Images)

Durant Powers Thunder Past LeBron’s Heat 105-94

Kevin Durant scored 17 of his 36 points in the fourth quarter, Russell Westbrook added 27 points and 11 assists, and the Oklahoma City Thunder rallied from a 13-point deficit to beat the Miami Heat 105-94 on Tuesday night in Game 1 of the NBA Finals.

06/12/2012

Kevin Durant and LeBron James. (Photo by Garrett W. Ellwood/NBAE via Getty Images)

Baffoe: Heat Hate May Blind You From A Great Series

Root for whichever team you want in this NBA Finals. I am not here to coax you toward either side because I am not on either side.

CBS Chicago–06/12/2012

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NBA Finals Pits LeBron Versus Durant

LeBron James versus Kevin Durant. It is the story of these NBA finals. One of them will emerge with his first championship and probably the title of best player in the game.

06/12/2012

Kevin Durant of the Oklahoma City Thunder is cheered by the fans during the game against the San Antonio Spurs in Game 4 of the Western Conference Finals during the 2012 NBA Playoffs on June 2, 2012 at the Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. (credit: Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)

Thunderstruck: OKC Fans Go Crazy For NBA

Oklahoma sports fans previously split their loyalties between OU and OSU, but now the state has become united behind OKC, as the Thunder prepare for the Heat in the NBA Finals.

06/11/2012

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NBA Finals: Will The Heat Scorch The Thunder?

After a labor related splintered season, the NBA Finals is quite the perfect storm. In a battle of epic meteorological proportions, the Thunder takes on the Heat. But more importantly, this is the matchup that seems to be the one most of the basketball universe wants to see.

06/11/2012

Kevin Durant #35 of the Oklahoma City Thunder celebrates with the trophy after defeating the San Antonio Spurs to win the Western Conference Finals of the 2012 NBA Playoffs at Chesapeake Energy Arena on June 6, 2012 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. (Photo by Michael Heiman/Getty Images)

Thunder Headed To NBA Finals, Beat Spurs 107-99

Kevin Durant had 34 points and 14 rebounds while playing all of regulation for the first time all season, and the Oklahoma City Thunder claimed a spot in the NBA finals by beating the San Antonio Spurs 107-99 on Wednesday night.

06/06/2012

Thabo Sefolosha #2 and Kevin Durant #35 of the Oklahoma City Thunder go up for the rebound against the San Antonio Spurs in Game Four of the Western Conference Finals during the 2012 NBA Playoffs on June 2, 2012 at the Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)

Spurs Can’t Stop Durant, Fall 109-103 To Thunder

Once Kevin Durant got going, the San Antonio Spurs couldn’t find a way to slow him down.

06/03/2012

San Antonio Spurs guard Manu Ginobili reacts after making a three-pointer in the fourth quarter against the Oklahoma City Thunder in Game Two of the Western Conference Finals of the 2012 NBA Playoffs at AT&T Center on May 29, 2012 in San Antonio, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

Parker, Ginobili Lead Spurs Over Thunder For 2-0 Series Lead

Tony Parker scored 34 points, Manu Ginobili added 20 and the San Antonio Spurs stayed perfect in the playoffs with a 120-111 win over the Oklahoma City Thunder in Game 2 of the Western Conference finals on Tuesday night.

05/29/2012

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NBA Western Conference Finals Matchup And Prediction

Back in 1999, while Prince was partying, the NBA played a 50 game strike-shortened season that ended with the San Antonio Spurs being crowned champions. That first title for the Spurs began their odd dynasty as they would win the NBA Finals in only odd number years (2003, ‘05, and ’07).

05/24/2012

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NBA Western Conference Semifinal Matchups And Predictions

The first round of the NBA Playoffs has come to a close for the Western Conference, and the teams vying to make it into the conference finals are ready for battle. Let’s take a look at the Western Conference semifinal matchups to give you insight into who we think will come out on top.

05/14/2012

Ron Artest. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Metta World Peace Won’t Shake Harden’s Hand, Says He Doesn’t Shake Substitutes’ Hands

Forget peace, Metta World Peace is going to do what he wants to do.

670 The Score–05/14/2012

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James Harden Wins 2012 NBA Sixth Man Of The Year Award

When James Harden, the 2012 NBA Sixth Man of the Year was drafted by the Oklahoma City Thunder with the third overall pick at the 2009 NBA Draft, he could be considered almost clean shaven in comparison to how he appears now, rocking his celebrated buccaneer beard.

05/10/2012

Metta World Peace. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Metta World Peace Suspended 7 Games For Elbow

The Los Angeles Lakers troublemaker also deprived his team of his services as their starting small forward and defensive stopper for at least six playoff games while he serves his 10th suspension in the past decade.

670 The Score–04/25/2012

Metta World Peace. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Video: Metta World Peace Throws Elbow

Metta World Peace (Ron Artest) is facing a possible suspension for his violent actions during a game.

670 The Score–04/23/2012

Blake Griffin goes to the basket against Serge Ibaka. (Photo by Layne Murdoch/NBAE via Getty Images)

Video: Yet Another Monster Blake Griffin Dunk

This is almost becoming commonplace.

670 The Score–04/12/2012

Kevin Durant #35 of the Oklahoma City Thunder protects the ball from Luol Deng #9 of the Chicago Bulls during the game between the Chicago Bulls and the Oklahoma City Thunder on April 1, 2012 at the Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. (Photo by Joe Murphy/NBAE via Getty Images)

Thunder Stomp Bulls, 1 Game Back For Best Record

Russell Westbrook scored 27 points, Kevin Durant added 26 points and 10 rebounds and the Oklahoma City Thunder used a dominating third quarter to beat Chicago 92-78 on Sunday and move within a game of the Bulls in the race for the NBA’s best record.

04/01/2012

Derrick Rose. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Johnson: Unsure When Rose Will Return

The team has a four-game lead over the Heat in the Eastern Conference, yet the Bulls will need Derrick Rose, who has missed eight straight games with a groin injury, to return if they want postseason success.

670 The Score–03/29/2012

Tom Thibodeau

Thibodeau Named NBA Eastern Coach Of The Month

The NBA announced Wednesday that Bulls head coach Tom Thibodeau had been named NBA Eastern Conference Coach of the Month for games played in December and January.

CBS Chicago–02/01/2012

Blake Griffin dunks on Kendrick Perkins. (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)

WATCH: Blake Griffin’s Monster Dunk On Kendrick Perkins

You need to see what Blake Griffin did to Kendrick Perkins Monday night in Los Angeles.

CBS Chicago–01/31/2012

Carlos Boozer

Reports: Boozer At Club Where Man Shot Dead

Carlos Boozer reportedly was one of many star athletes at a Manhattan night club where a deadly shooting occurred early Tuesday morning

CBS Chicago–11/16/2011

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