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4 More NBA Players Test Positive for Virus

Kevin Durant says he hasn't had any symptoms

(Newser) - Four members of the NBA's Brooklyn Nets have tested positive for the new coronavirus. The team did not name the players, but star Kevin Durant said he's one of them, the Athletic reports. The Nets said three of the players have not shown symptoms, and Durant said he'...

Sometimes, a Sports Injury Goes Beyond the Game
Fans' Reaction to Injured
Star Doesn't Sit Well
the rundown

Fans' Reaction to Injured Star Doesn't Sit Well

Golden State's Kevin Durant goes down, and Toronto crowd cheers

(Newser) - Some sports injuries are bigger than others, and this one appears to fall onto the monumental side of the scale. One of the NBA's best players, Golden State's Kevin Durant, returned from a leg injury to play Game 5 of the finals against the Toronto Raptors Monday night—...

Durant, Curry Lead Warriors to NBA Title
Warriors Clinch
NBA Title in Oakland

Warriors Clinch NBA Title in Oakland

It was first home series win in Bay Area since 1974

(Newser) - MVP Kevin Durant capped his spectacular first season with the Golden State Warriors by bringing home that coveted NBA championship he joined Golden State last July so determined to get, scoring 39 points in a fast and furious, Finals-clinching 129-120 victory over LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game...

In NBA Finals, Rihanna Has Unexpected Role

Kevin Durant seems to glare at her after a taunt

(Newser) - The NBA finals got underway Thursday, and one name making headlines isn't on either the Golden State Warriors or Cleveland Cavaliers. Yes, Rihanna allegedly shouted "Brick!" at Kevin Durant of the Warriors as he prepared to shoot a free throw, and, later, Durant appeared to stare her...

Blockbuster Deal Just Made Lebron's Repeat Chances Much Tougher

Kevin Durant joins the Golden State Warriors

(Newser) - The Golden State Warriors were nearly invincible during the regular season this year, but they fell to Lebron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers in the finals. If the Cavs hope to repeat, it looks like they'll have to go through Golden State once again: The Warriors just added free...

NCAA Record: 138 Points by One Player in One Game

Grinell's Jack Taylor shatters decades-old collegiate record

(Newser) - A Grinnell College sophomore launched himself into the record books last night after scoring 138 points in a single basketball game. Jack Taylor took a dizzying 108 shots during the game, which averages out to one attempt every 20 seconds, reports the AP , securing his team's 179-104 victory over...

Dream Team Holds Off Spain, 107-100
 Dream Team 
 Holds Off Spain, 

Dream Team Holds Off Spain, 107-100

US men's basketball outlasts dogged underdogs

(Newser) - Kevin Durant scored 30 points, LeBron James added 19, and the US men's basketball team defended its Olympic title, holding off stubborn Spain 107-100 today for the gold medal—just as the Americans did in 2008. Kobe Bryant added 17 for the US, which only led by one point...

Thunder Drops Game 3 to Heat

Big mistakes result in 91-85 Thunder loss

(Newser) - The lead was 10, the building was quiet, it was late in the third quarter, and the Oklahoma City Thunder were on the cusp of grabbing command of the NBA Finals again. Then the mistakes started. Soon, it was the Miami Heat taking the lead in this championship series—and...

LeBron Sprain Rattles Team USA

Forward leaves Olympic practice after injuring right ankle

(Newser) - Team USA got a shock last night when LeBron James sprained his right ankle in a practice scrimmage in a high school gym, reports the Los Angeles Times. Team officials said it was a minor injury, but the star will be carefully evaluated today. His Beijing-bound teammates were optimistic James...

Sonics' Durant Named Rookie of the Year

Seattle's star guard joins mentor LeBron in honored group

(Newser) - Kevin Durant was so excited to learn he had just won the NBA Rookie of the Year award, he went back to sleep. That's what seven months and 82 games—more than double the amount the lanky 19-year-old had played in any previous season—can do to a teenager.

At Likely Seattle Finale, Boos Amid Sonic Boom

NBA franchise appears headed for Oklahoma City after arena impasse

(Newser) - Amid a playoff-type atmosphere, the Seattle SuperSonics rallied to win their final game of the season—and, USA Today reports, likely their final game in Seattle. If the NBA's board of governors gives owner Clay Bennett the go-ahead this week, the team will be on its way to Oklahoma City...

Sonics Beat Mavericks 99-95
 Sonics Beat Mavericks 99-95

Sonics Beat Mavericks 99-95

Seattle gets win in what is possibly its last ever home game there

(Newser) - Rookie Kevin Durant scored twice in the final 45 seconds, and the Sonics rallied from a six-point deficit in the final three minutes to beat the Dallas Mavericks 99-95 on Sunday night. It was quite possibly the last time the Sonics took the floor in Seattle and this squad will...

Rockets Beat SuperSonics 103-80
Rockets Beat SuperSonics 103-80

Rockets Beat SuperSonics 103-80

Houston hands Seattle 18th loss in last 20 games

(Newser) - Rafer Alston scored 18 points and Luis Scola added 13 points and 12 rebounds as the Houston Rockets, playing without Tracy McGrady, easily beat the Seattle SuperSonics 103-80 on Wednesday night. McGrady sat out with a sore left shoulder that's bothered him for more than a week, but the Rockets...

Suns Battle Sonics for 6th Straight Success

Clippers can't keep up with Warriors, T'wolves shock Grizz with rally

(Newser) - The Sonics tried desperately to reverse their trend of 12 losses in 13 games, and with the Suns giving up 17 turnovers in the first half alone, that feat seemed possible, the Arizona Republic reports. But Phoenix rallied past their own dreadful defense to shoot 57%, with 15 three-pointers, on...

Vet Warriors Top Rookie Sonics
Vet Warriors Top Rookie Sonics

Vet Warriors Top Rookie Sonics

Ellis, Davis outshine Durant, Green in 105-99 result

(Newser) - The Seattle SuperSonics, though one of the NBA's worst teams, played competitive basketball in the first half of their game against Golden State last night. But the Warriors surged in the third quarter to leave the Sonics behind 105-99, the San Francisco Chronicle reports. Baron Davis (20 points) and Monta...

Bryant Gets Boot in Sonics' Loss
Bryant Gets Boot in Sonics' Loss

Bryant Gets Boot in Sonics' Loss

Star can't stop arguing with ref, but team doesn't suffer

(Newser) - Seattle never had a chance to get close to the Lakers in last night's 111-91 loss, not even once Kobe Bryant had left the game on his second technical foul. Bryant had pulled together 21 points and 10 assists when he got the first whistle in the third quarter for...

Sonics Give Blazers Tit for Tat
Sonics Give Blazers Tit for Tat

Sonics Give Blazers Tit for Tat

99-87 win comes on heels of hard-fought loss

(Newser) - The night after a close Trail Blazers victory over the SuperSonics in Portland, the two teams moved to Seattle to battle again, and everything changed. The Sonics had little trouble dispatching the Blazers 99-87, combining 17 points from Kevin Durant with five other double-digit contributions in an all-team effort, reports...

Blazers Best Depleted Sonics
Blazers Best Depleted Sonics

Blazers Best Depleted Sonics

Trade-lightened Seattle can't go the distance in 92-88 loss

(Newser) - The Trail Blazers pulled up from a five-game losing streak with a hard-fought 92-88 victory over the SuperSonics, the Seattle Post-Intelligencer reports. With chunks of their team traded away, the Sonics battled to a 74-73 lead before losing the advantage for good with nine minutes remaining. Kevin Durant threw in...

Hawks Welcome Bibby With Sloppy Loss

Kings break down Blazers, Grizzlies fall just short of Sonics

(Newser) - Mike Bibby proved not to be the panacea that Atlanta was hoping for—at least not yet—as his old rivals the Lakers trounced the Hawks 122-93. Kobe Bryant and Pau Gasol each put up 23 points for Los Angeles, while Bibby's five points and three assists came on 16...

Passionless Pistons Fall to Bulls, Gordon

Rockets shock Spurs with T-Mac back, Mavs hand Sonics 10th loss

(Newser) - The Bulls helped the Pistons drop their fifth game of the last nine, as lackluster Detroit starters and a hot Chicago bench combined for a 97-81 result. Ben Gordon had 33 points and Andres Nocioni 21 for the Bulls, as no one but Chauncey Billups (27 points) really produced for...

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