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February 4, 2013               1:31 pm

The Mavericks have their work cut out for them tonight in the finale of a long, grinding and mostly disappointing four-game road trip.

All Kevin Durant has done in two previous meetings this season is average 46 points.

He will be a defensive priority, obviously.

“We got to do a lot better,” coach Rick Carlisle said this morning after the Mavericks’ shootaround. “He’s a great player, but the other thing is he’s extremely opportunistic. Two or three times a game, they get you when they get an offensive rebound and they look to the 3-point line and they find him standing out there. If nobody’s guarding, he knocks down that shot. There’s just a lot of little things that lead to big problems.”

There was a time when the Mavericks were the big brother to Oklahoma City’s rising young stars. Clearly, the tables have turned in the last two seasons. The Thunder swept the Mavericks in the first round of the playoffs last season and they clearly have learned from some of the hard knocks they took in 2011, which included a Western Conference finals loss to the eventual NBA champion Mavericks.

Both games this season have gone to overtime, and both have gone to OKC.

“We’re making too many mistakes,” Nowitzki said. “It seems like we had OKC’s number for a long time, especially that year we won the championship. And since then we can’t beat ‘em in close games for some reason. So it’s frustrating, but we got to limit our mistakes down the stretch. That’s what it comes down to.”

Asked how much the Thunder has grown in two seasons, Nowitzki said: “They took a huge step. They went to the Finals last year and to me, they were actually the favorites to win it the way they ran through the whole Western Conference. Kevin’s playing an amazing all-around game. He’s tough and obviously (Russell) Westbrook attacks whenever he can. This is about as tough a road test as it gets.

“Obviously, now they’re more experienced. Going through tough times, you learn from losing tough games. They got a really tough team.”

from:  http://mavsblog.dallasnews.com/2013/02/dealing-with-kevin-durant-is-crucial-as-dallas-mavericks-finish-grueling-road-trip.html/

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Kevin Durant was born on September 29th, 1988 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kevin_Durant

September 29th, 1988

9 + 29 +1+9+8+8 = 64 = his life lesson = The final shot.  The final game.

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September 29th, 1988

September 29th

9 + 29 +2+0+1+2 = 43 = his personal year (from September 29th, 2012 to September 28th, 2013) = Congratulations.  Celebrating.  Entertaining the crowd.  Fun times.

Three of Cups Tarot card

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using the number/letter grid:

 
1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

 

 

Kevin Durant

25495 439152                49

 

his path of destiny = 49 =Happy.  Smiling.  Satisfied.  Wish come true.  Life is sweet.

Nine of Cups Tarot card

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In the U.S. men’s basketball team’s first exhibition game this summer, it took 33 three-pointers against the Dominican Republic.

Against Nigeria in group play, the Americans attempted 46 three-pointers and made 29, an amazing 63%. And Carmelo Anthony made 10 of 12 and set a U.S. Olympics record with 37 points.

And why not? It’s an easy three.

At 22 feet, 1.7 inches, the FIBA international three-point line is closer to the basket than the NBA three-point line, which is 23 feet, 9 inches, except in the corner, where it’s 22 feet.

“It’s a lot easier,” Anthony said. “In our league, that’s a normal shot. That’s my range. That’s a shot that I take on a consistent basis and feel comfortable making.”

FIBA secretary general Patrick Baumann said in an interview Saturday that when FIBA moved its three-point line to its current spot in 2010 it should have moved it to the NBA distance.

“We have come to conclusion, at least in our mind, that we will at some point move it back to the NBA distance,” Baumann said. “It is obvious people have adjusted very fast. We think probably we should have gone sooner to the NBA distance from Day One.”

When U.S. forward Kevin Durant shoots a three, fans yell “layup,” an indication of how easy it is for Durant to make that shot.

“Kevin Durant, I think you can put it back as far as you want, and he will still make the points,” Baumann said. “There is no difference for some players.”

The U.S. men’s basketball team has destroyed opponents at the three-point line, and that strategy is expected to be a key in Sunday’s USA-Spain gold medal game.

If Spain has a chance, it must hit its threes and limit those by the Americans. Anthony is shooting 52.5%, Kobe Bryant 43.8%, Chris Paul 45.8% on three-pointers.

With the U.S. spacing the floor, that gives LeBron James ample opportunity to drive to the basket, leaving him with multiple options: shoot it himself if the defense decides to guard the three-point line or pass to open shooter if the defense collapses on him. It doesn’t leave an opponent with good choices.

Or as Lithuania coach Kestutis Kemzura said: “You have to pick your poison and then decide what you want to die from.”

Because the USA has played more games than every team other than Spain, let’s look at the number of three-point attempts the Americans take a game: 36.6, 12 more than the next closest teams, Lithuania (24.3 a game) and Argentina (24.1 a game).

The USA has made 16.3 threes for 44.5%. No other team is above 39.1%, and Spain is shooting 32.8% on threes. The Americans would have to make 66.7% of their two-point attempts to score as many points as they’ve scored shooting 44.5% on three-pointers.

Durant is shooting 55.8% on three-pointers and made eight of 10 three-pointers in a 126-97 victory against Argentina in group play. In a stretch where Durant made three consecutive threes, he launched one from 30 feet and it was all net.

“If DWill (Deron Williams) had thrown it to me a step across halfcourt, I was going to shoot,” Durant said. “It was just one of the things where I was feeling. It was a heat check. There were going to give me that ball, and no matter where I was I was going to pull it.”

from:  http://www.usatoday.com/sports/olympics/london/basketball/story/2012-08-11/London-Olympics-US-mens-basketball-Carmelo-Anthony/56980586/1

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Kevin Durant was born on September 29th, 1988 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kevin_Durant

September 29th, 1988

September 29th

9 + 29 +2+0+1+1 = 42 = his personal year (from September 29th, 2011 to September 28th, 2012) = Everybody loves Kevin Durant.

42 year + 7 (July) = 49 = his personal month (from July 29th, 2012 to August 28th, 2012) = Wish come true.

Nine of Cups Tarot card

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Kevin Durant, LeBron James

June 13, 2012              8:13 a.m.

Kevin Durant didn’t embarrass LeBron James on Tuesday night. But the Oklahoma City superstar did show his Miami counterpart how it’s done in the NBA Finals — particularly in the fourth quarter — as the Thunder claimed a 105-94 victory in Game 1.

In his first NBA Finals appearance, Durant finished with 36 points, including 17 in the fourth quarter — numbers James has yet to match in 11 career NBA Finals games.

Now James was no slouch either. He had 30 overall points, the most he’s ever scored in the NBA Finals, but only seven of those came in the fourth quarter. That’s just not going to get the job done in a close game like this one — and it does little to put to rest a storyline from last year’s championship against the Dallas Mavericks.

During that six-game series, which the Heat lost, 4-2, the best James could muster in the fourth quarter was eight points. He scored two or fewer points in the final stanza of four of those games, all of which were winnable going into that quarter (the Heat actually did win one of them).

Durant, on the other hand, took over during crunch time Tuesday night. The Thunder had just claimed its first lead of the game late in the third quarter and was clinging to a one-point advantage heading into the fourth.

The Oklahoma City star scored six of his team’s first eight points of the quarter as the Thunder extended its lead to five points at the 8:30 mark. James missed two shots and threw the ball away during that same stretch, but at least he was trying — there were two games in last year’s finals in which he didn’t even take a shot in the fourth quarter.

Obviously there’s still a lot of basketball to be played. But so far if we’re comparing the two players, it’s advantage Durant.

from:  http://www.latimes.com/sports/sportsnow/la-sp-sn-kevin-durant-lebron-james-20120613,0,4266745.story

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Kevin Durant was born on September 29th, 1988 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kevin_Durant

September 29th, 1988

September 29th

9 + 29 +2+0+1+1 = 42 = his personal year (from September 29th, 2011 to September 28th, 2012) = Everybody loves Kevin.

Two of Cups Tarot card

42 year + 5 (May) = 47 = his personal month (from May 29th, 2012 to June 28th, 2012) = Legendary.  Famous.  Internationally known.

Seven of Cups Tarot card

47 month + 17 (17th of the month on Sunday June 17th, 2012) = 64 = his personal day = Conclusion.  That’s all folks.  LeBron James.

Ten of Swords Tarot card

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Memphis Grizzlies v Oklahoma City Thunder - Game Seven

Jun 22, 2011, 9:03 AM EDT

Kevin Durant is not the kind of athlete who ends up on TMZ as he is hopping from club-to-club or trying to line up his next reality show. That’s just not who Durant is. He’s more the “wear a backpack to a press conference” kind of guy.

Yet he still got in trouble via TMZ for “dissing” Oklahoma City. In a very TMZ manufactured controversy.

The Thunder Blog at the Oklahoman breaks it down.

It’s no surprise that the footage is captured by TMZ. When asked what there is to do in Oklahoma for fun Durant responded, “nothing” and kept walking. TMZ then made sort of a big deal about it on its television show….

Durant made an attempt to explain his actions in messages on both his Twitter account as well as his Facebook page. His reason for saying “nothing?” He didn’t want to talk to TMZ. Durant had the right idea in mind. He should have said nothing. But he’s too nice of a guy to blow off people and say nothing. So he said something. And that something, which was the answer, “nothing,” created a small controversy, which is exactly what TMZ covets.

But, really, there is no controversy.

Durant has done nothing but praise Oklahoma City and say how much he loves the city since the franchise moves there, and the residents there are getting pissed over this? Really? That says more about how those Oklahoma City residents feel about their city than it does Durant. As Darnell Mayberry says in the blog post, those people need to get over their inferiority complex. OKC is not Miami or New York when it comes to things to do, especially if you are young and single like Durant. Thing is, Durant is a different kind of guy and he likes it that way. He’s not seeking out the bright lights.

Get off his back. This isn’t even a real controversy.

from:  http://probasketballtalk.nbcsports.com/2011/06/22/kevin-durant-says-%E2%80%9Cnothing%E2%80%9D-to-tmz-that-gets-him-in-trouble/

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Kevin Durant was born on September 29th, 1988 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kevin_Durant

September 29th, 1988

9 + 29 +1+9+8+8 = 64 = his life lesson = Undoing ruin.  This sucks.  Backstabbers.

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using the number/letter grid:

1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

Kevin Durant

2                2

 

how he obtains/loses his heart’s desire = KT = 22 = You’ve gotta be kidding me.

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