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Everymanalion
01-19-2013, 01:41 AM
vs the Mavs, KD is a ****in' scoring machine. Da gawd.:clap:

JNoel
01-19-2013, 01:42 AM
Westbrook ;)

mdm692
01-19-2013, 01:44 AM
Just imagine when Westbrook leaves or gets traded, which is bound to happen specially if they win a couple of ships.

gatkins11
01-19-2013, 01:45 AM
He's pretty good at this basketball thing.

Everymanalion
01-19-2013, 01:45 AM
I could see the same thing that happened with Harden happen with WB in a couple years when his contract is up, tired of being 2nd fiddle....

greg_ory_2005
01-19-2013, 01:45 AM
Wow that's a lot of free throws 21/21

Everymanalion
01-19-2013, 01:46 AM
Thank God I drafted KD on my fantasy team ha

Longhornfan1234
01-19-2013, 01:46 AM
There's only one God in the NBA, and he goes by LeBron James.

LAKobeBryant
01-19-2013, 01:46 AM
22/22 ft is more impressing, i know his career high isn't going be 52 points end of his career.

Number 1 is 23/23 without missing by Dominique Wilkins

AnthonyTyrael
01-19-2013, 01:49 AM
22/22 ft is more impressing, i know his career high isn't going be 52 points end of his career.

Number 1 is 23/23 without missing by Dominique Wilkins

And in post season? Finals Game? Still one ring for the Mavs.

Congrats for the win and the career high. Got my respect...again.

justinnum1
01-19-2013, 01:49 AM
Needed ot, but yea, it was impressive. KD is going to be the #1 player in the league eventually.

only 3 players have done 21/21...kd, nique, and guess who else?

































Deron williams.

Everymanalion
01-19-2013, 01:50 AM
Da original Gawd is Kobe, not Lebron. And Im not even a Lakers fan ha

heyman321
01-19-2013, 01:50 AM
I think the real story is that hilarious shot taken by Mike James and then seeing Mark Cuban's face.

justinnum1
01-19-2013, 01:52 AM
anyone have a gif of cubans reaction to the mike james 3?

SouthSideRookie
01-19-2013, 01:55 AM
Westbrook ;)

http://www.youtube.com/embed/Al2NSf-a7a0

CubsBullsBucs
01-19-2013, 01:55 AM
anyone have a gif of cubans reaction to the mike james 3?

lmao

LGhost
01-19-2013, 01:55 AM
I think the real story is that hilarious shot taken by Mike James and then seeing Mark Cuban's face.

I don't think it was a bad shot, maybe a bad play from the beginning that left Mike James with the ball should OKC defense shut down all options. Cuban's face was funny though

AnthonyTyrael
01-19-2013, 01:55 AM
I think the real story is that hilarious shot taken by Mike James and then seeing Mark Cuban's face.

The real stroy is Mavs falling to OKC since last year's play offs, I think, quiet a couple close games, many OT games and Mavs always losing but if you look at their team, with those vets, Dirk shooting still horrible most nights. Healthy Dirk and this probably would have been two guys within 40 buckets or above but it's extremely debatable if he'll ever be able to get there ever again. Probably not, even fully recovered and streaky.

Avenged
01-19-2013, 01:55 AM
****ing impressive.

52 points on 31 shots.

21-21 FT.

wow.

xxplayerxx23
01-19-2013, 01:56 AM
And to think that was an off shooting night :laugh2:

heyman321
01-19-2013, 01:58 AM
The real stroy is Mavs falling to OKC since last year's play offs, I think, quiet a couple close games, many OT games and Mavs always losing but if you look at their team, with those vets, Dirk shooting still horrible most nights. Healthy Dirk and this probably would have been two guys within 40 buckets or above but it's extremely debatable if he'll ever be able to get there ever again. Probably not, even fully recovered and streaky.

That's cause the Mavs are a crap team. It's even a wonder they always play OKC so close. The reason the 2011 Mavs were so good was because of Chandler, Kidd, and Barea. Especially Chandler. There is no one here to defend the paint. Elton Brand? HA! Mark Cuban made a huge mistake not re-signing Chandler.

popo85
01-19-2013, 01:59 AM
Great games tonight on espn both went to ot with some great performances by Rondo, KD, Westbrook and VC

SouthSideRookie
01-19-2013, 02:01 AM
anyone have a gif of cubans reaction to the mike james 3?

Not from today but http://i.minus.com/iAF3giPSbOFcu.gif

b@llhog24
01-19-2013, 02:01 AM
Darn, should have watch this one.

seikou8
01-19-2013, 02:03 AM
Westbrook ;)

is A GREAT PLAYER AND DOES NOT NEED METNION IN EVERY KD THREAD

AnthonyTyrael
01-19-2013, 02:04 AM
I'm not talking about 2011. Last year, with luck, OKC would have exit the postseason after round one.

They're old but not crappy. As every human their decison taken might be wrong. They're not the best defending and rebounding team. Also you could see they had (quiet often) troubles to generate an offensive game.

Back to Durant. Watching him play, as well as Lebron and others is fun. Even if they beat your team.

Dade County
01-19-2013, 02:04 AM
http://www.youtube.com/embed/Al2NSf-a7a0

your sig is unbelievable

JNoel
01-19-2013, 02:14 AM
http://www.youtube.com/embed/Al2NSf-a7a0

Lullz, wtf was that all about :laugh2:

mdm692
01-19-2013, 02:15 AM
Needed ot, but yea, it was impressive. KD is going to be the #1 player in the league eventually.

only 3 players have done 21/21...kd, nique, and guess who else?

































Deron williams.

:shush: he's an average PG at best. You are going to get lynched for mentioning such a scrub in PSD :rolleyes:

Raps08-09 Champ
01-19-2013, 02:23 AM
Impressive, but a bad shooting %. He got bailed out by the FTs.

seikou8
01-19-2013, 02:26 AM
impressive, but a bad shooting %. he got bailed out by the fts.

cause westbrook touched him and the ball that IS WHY OKC WILL NEVER WIN CHIP:rolleyes:

Stuckey#3
01-19-2013, 02:31 AM
KD>LBJ period... That's all she wrote.

Stuckey#3
01-19-2013, 02:32 AM
NYK will win the East. OKC willl beat NYK. Quote me and mark it.

seikou8
01-19-2013, 02:33 AM
KD>LBJ period... That's all she wrote.

:badidea:

Stuckey#3
01-19-2013, 02:34 AM
KD is also 2x>Lebron at 25.

KingPosey
01-19-2013, 02:37 AM
Whoever was complaining about his one 50 pt game, he heard you.

KingPosey
01-19-2013, 02:40 AM
He could have shot better whoever pointed that out, but he hit 21 straight from the line, he was efficient.

justinnum1
01-19-2013, 02:41 AM
KD>LBJ period... That's all she wrote.


NYK will win the East. OKC willl beat NYK. Quote me and mark it.

:laugh:

Clippersfan86
01-19-2013, 03:53 AM
He has a very powerful support system from family and refs.

DumDum
01-19-2013, 03:58 AM
Just imagine when Westbrook leaves or gets traded, which is bound to happen specially if they win a couple of ships.

Why would okc trade westbrook if they are winning chips ? Maybe if he is asking for too much on his deal I can see a trade happen

DumDum
01-19-2013, 03:59 AM
he has a very powerful support system from family and refs.


:d

Clippersfan86
01-19-2013, 04:29 AM
Shawn Marion: "It's hard to beat any team when you play 5 vs 8 the whole game"

When told about Durant shooting 21 free throws to the Mavericks TEAM shooting 30. RefKC putting in that work again. I'd love to see how they do with balanced reffing for a while myself. How does such a jumpshot heavy team that scores like crap inside shoot so many free throws. That's the mystery here. The Thunder aren't a particularly physical or aggressive team.

Master Mind
01-19-2013, 04:38 AM
That's a lot of free throws

numba1CHANGsta
01-19-2013, 06:23 AM
he's 29 points short, js :)

stawka
01-19-2013, 07:18 AM
He gets more BS calls than Kobe/Wade/LeBron/Melo combined!

HowFit
01-19-2013, 07:43 AM
:laugh:

Agree...

HowFit
01-19-2013, 07:43 AM
Perfect free throw shooting. Good job...

envymamba24
01-19-2013, 11:18 AM
He gets more BS calls than Kobe/Wade/LeBron/Melo combined!

Watch LA, Kobe hasn't gotten a call in 2 years. For his amount of shot attempts inside he gets knocked around much more than any guard in the NBA and doesn't get the calls of the others u mentioned

Sly Guy
01-19-2013, 11:32 AM
That's a lot of free throws

I was waiting for these comments to come out. I didn't see the game, but my only question would be did he actually earn those 21 FTs or did the refs hand him the game?

SeoulBeatz
01-19-2013, 11:38 AM
nah he still gets a ton of calls man. trust me.

rockbottom2010
01-19-2013, 11:43 AM
NYK will win the East. OKC willl beat NYK. Quote me and mark it.

u shud rephrase that statement if i were u

sep11ie
01-19-2013, 12:10 PM
Westbrook

Clippersfan86
01-19-2013, 01:27 PM
That's the one way I think OKC has a solid chance to beat the Clippers is the reffing disparity. If refs let them play the Clippers physical defense will overwhelm OKC.

seikou8
01-19-2013, 01:37 PM
That's the one way I think OKC has a solid chance to beat the Clippers is the reffing disparity. If refs let them play the Clippers physical defense will overwhelm OKC.

right because your baised there are more reason why okc would beat the clips

Clippersfan86
01-19-2013, 01:58 PM
right because your baised there are more reason why okc would beat the clips

Clippers are one of the matchups that give OKC problems and that's WITH reffing not exactly going the Clippers way as it is. Last time we played Durant got 19 free throws, 6 of which were bogus. For two of them he grabbed a rebound with no Clipper anywhere near him and tripped over his own foot to fall down. What was the result? Two free throws, which was actually 3 if you count the tech the Clippers got disputing the play.

Bottom line is... Refs+OKC have a solid shot. Straight up the Clippers WILL beat OKC this year in the playoffs mark my words. I can't wait till it happens so I can talk about it and see people hide in their holes. Clippers have THE best record in the entire NBA against +.500 teams at 17-5. They aren't afraid of the good teams. The Clippers are the only team that can match OKC at their own game of athleticism but on top of that the Clippers are better defensively, deeper, much better at passing and not too far behind offensively either. This of course is with the Clippers being shorthanded all year.

A Clippers team at full strength with Billups in the starting 5 kills OKC in 5-6 games.

305 till I die
01-19-2013, 02:16 PM
Im tired of this BS reffing.

mdm692
01-19-2013, 02:19 PM
NYK will win the East. OKC willl beat NYK. Quote me and mark it.

You spelled Bulls wrong. QUOTE ME AND MARK IT. Bulls vs Thunder finals.

Clippersfan86
01-19-2013, 02:22 PM
Im tired of this BS reffing.

Funny thing is OKC will remain everybody's golden boys who can do no wrong despite this annoying crap.

Sactown
01-19-2013, 02:51 PM
Funny thing is OKC will remain everybody's golden boys who can do no wrong despite this annoying crap.

I don't think the 2.8 FTA more the Thunder get a game is going to be the biggest difference in a 7 game series, but Blake and DJ's free throw shooting might...

Clippersfan86
01-19-2013, 03:03 PM
I don't think the 2.8 FTA more the Thunder get a game is going to be the biggest difference in a 7 game series, but Blake and DJ's free throw shooting might...

http://espn.go.com/nba/statistics/team/_/stat/differential-per-game/sort/avgFreeThrowsAttemptedDifference

OKC is 3rd in the NBA in differential and attempts an AVERAGE of 5 more free throws than their opponents. What's more is the Lakers and Wolves are at the top due to having dominant frontcourt players offensively in Dwight, Gasol, Love and Pekovic who bang a ton down low. OKC is a jumpshooting team that relies heavily on 3's, sucks at scoring in the paint and isn't a particularly physical team.

If they loved scoring in the paint, banged in the post a lot I'd understand but that's not the case.

Giannis94
01-19-2013, 03:07 PM
Heat fan logic:
Brandon Jennings once scored 55. He is the better player because of that.

Clippersfan86
01-19-2013, 03:10 PM
BTW OKC leads the NBA by a wide margin in free throw shooting percentage (last year they did as well). So when you're shooting 84 percent as a team from the line that means they are converting nearly 4 of the 5 extra free throw attempts per game. If you don't think an extra 4 free throws made per game adds up, you're an idiot. Besides that's just the average. There are plenty of games like last night where there is a big disparity in attempts.

I mean the free throw difference is contributing to nearly half of their overall point differential.

rockbottom2010
01-19-2013, 03:10 PM
durant needs to get stronger.....he only has one valuable asset

Clippersfan86
01-19-2013, 03:15 PM
http://www.teamrankings.com/nba/stat/percent-of-points-from-free-throws

OKC leads the league in percentage of scoring that comes from free throws of their total offense as well.

Sactown
01-19-2013, 04:11 PM
http://www.teamrankings.com/nba/stat/percent-of-points-from-free-throws

OKC leads the league in percentage of scoring that comes from free throws of their total offense as well.

Not really a coincidence considering they have the best FT shooting team in the league shooting almost 84%... They don't however take the most free throws in the league, and the way K-mart, Kevin Durant, and Westbrook slash to the basket it isn't surprising that they do get to the line, and as they are all great FT shootings Kmart who is currently 1st in the league. They simply make their free throws more than anyone else in the league.

WVNowitzki
01-19-2013, 04:16 PM
****ing impressive.

52 points on 31 shots.

21-21 FT.

wow.

13/31 is impressive? More like chucking.

Clippersfan86
01-19-2013, 04:18 PM
Not really a coincidence considering they have the best FT shooting team in the league shooting almost 84%... They don't however take the most free throws in the league, and the way K-mart, Kevin Durant, and Westbrook slash to the basket it isn't surprising that they do get to the line, and as they are all great FT shootings Kmart who is currently 1st in the league. They simply make their free throws more than anyone else in the league.

2nd in attempts, 3rd in differential. It has a lot to do with how many they make as I already stated but they are also getting a lot more than they should be. Look over their offense on team rankings and you'll quickly establish they are a jumpshooting team who doesn't score much inside (on slashing either because that would count as points in the paint). Most of the teams near the top in attempts would be considered as inside teams (Nuggets, Lakers, Wolves etc all live in the paint mostly and shoot poorly outside).

Sactown
01-19-2013, 04:27 PM
2nd in attempts, 3rd in differential. It has a lot to do with how many they make as I already stated but they are also getting a lot more than they should be. Look over their offense on team rankings and you'll quickly establish they are a jumpshooting team who doesn't score much inside (on slashing either because that would count as points in the paint). Most of the teams near the top in attempts would be considered as inside teams (Nuggets, Lakers, Wolves etc all live in the paint mostly and shoot poorly outside).
Charlotte is even lower in Points in the paint, and they're in 2nd in the league in points by free throw %... Is the league rigging games for them too??

Clippersfan86
01-19-2013, 04:32 PM
I just dug deeper. OKC is the ONLY team in the NBA that's top 15 (number 2 in free throw attempts) that is top 10 in 3 point shooting. Not to mention the only team not in the top 15 in points in the paint per game that is in the top 10 in free throw attempts. In other words every single other team that shoots a high volume of free throws is a team that scores very well/efficiently in the paint. Well outside of the Bobcats who are terrible at EVERYTHING besides drawing fouls.

That OKC ref love!

Clippersfan86
01-19-2013, 04:35 PM
Charlotte is even lower in Points in the paint, and they're in 2nd in the league in points by free throw %... Is the league rigging games for them too??

Bad example. Charlotte is near dead last in the NBA in outside shooting as well. They are just an atrocious all around team. Bad at everything, doesn't take away from the point I was making. Besides Charlotte is a very physical, gritty team in comparison. If anything they are an anomaly.

ThaDubs
01-19-2013, 04:38 PM
I just dug deeper. OKC is the ONLY team in the NBA that's top 15 (number 2 in free throw attempts) that is top 10 in 3 point shooting. Not to mention the only team not in the top 15 in points in the paint per game that is in the top 10 in free throw attempts. In other words every single other team that shoots a high volume of free throws is a team that scores very well/efficiently in the paint. Well outside of the Bobcats who are terrible at EVERYTHING besides drawing fouls.

That OKC ref love!

I agree that OKC gets ref love but a lot of that is from K Mart.
I remember in one of his past seasons he was number one in free-throw and 3 point attempts.

ILLUSIONIST^248
01-19-2013, 04:39 PM
There's only one God in the NBA, and he goes by LeBron James.

What a stupid thing to say in this thread.

Clippersfan86
01-19-2013, 04:42 PM
I agree that OKC gets ref love but a lot of that is from K Mart.
I remember in one of his past seasons he was number one in free-throw and 3 point attempts.

Kmart, Durant and Westbrook all get a ton of free throws. It's no coincidence that Kevin and Kevin are both scrawny, floppy guys who you aren't allowed to get near without a foul call.

Avenged
01-19-2013, 04:55 PM
13/31 is impressive? More like chucking.

13/31 is not impressive BUT 52 points on 31 shots is.

He also had TS% of 64 last night. Whether the refs handed them (FTs) to him or not.

Sactown
01-19-2013, 05:04 PM
Bad example. Charlotte is near dead last in the NBA in outside shooting as well. They are just an atrocious all around team. Bad at everything, doesn't take away from the point I was making. Besides Charlotte is a very physical, gritty team in comparison. If anything they are an anomaly.

What about Toronto? Bottom 4 in Points in the paint, top 10 in FT shooting also top 10 in 3PT shooting? And what About Chicago?? 19 in points in the paint, while 4th in points from free throws, in fact the difference in OKC and Chicago is under 2 percent
Also Charlotte shoots 2.8 three pointers less than OKC, in fact OKC isn't even in the top 10 in 3pt shooting attempts.

Sactown
01-19-2013, 05:06 PM
Kmart, Durant and Westbrook all get a ton of free throws. It's no coincidence that Kevin and Kevin are both scrawny, floppy guys who you aren't allowed to get near without a foul call.

I've watched Kmart for years as he played for the Kings, he's a very efficient player as he is good from deep, and he's very good at creating contact... Kevin Durant is much the same way, they both have a quick first step which forces defenders in difficult situations.

BigEric
01-19-2013, 05:07 PM
Howard, Gasol, and Love haven't been banging anything this year. They've all been on the fritz in their own way. Howards generally a bad FT shooter so id assume teams want to put him there. Gasols been hurt and has been playing a little more outside. Loves played like 5 games.

Clippersfan86
01-19-2013, 05:24 PM
Howard, Gasol, and Love haven't been banging anything this year. They've all been on the fritz in their own way. Howards generally a bad FT shooter so id assume teams want to put him there. Gasols been hurt and has been playing a little more outside. Loves played like 5 games.

My point was the Wolves and Lakers are top 10 in points in the paint, great rebounding teams and pretty physical. Not to mention Pek and Howard legitimately get hacked in the paint. OKC is getting it's free throw attempts on jumpshots... which isn't legit.

ChiSox219
01-19-2013, 06:22 PM
Thunder are 7th in % of shots at the rim and 4th in FG% at the rim so it's ridiculous to say they are a jump shooting team.

Clippersfan86
01-19-2013, 06:32 PM
Thunder are 7th in % of shots at the rim and 4th in FG% at the rim so it's ridiculous to say they are a jump shooting team.

Maybe as a whole I'm using the words too lightly but they are more of jumpshooting teams than the teams that shoot more free throws than them was my point. They are near the top in fastbreak points per game which adds to their numbers you listed. They are fire up jumpshots or run the break pretty much. They do very little work in the paint and don't have a dependable scorer in the low block. My reason for even pointing this out is because as I said most of the top free throw teams have guys like Pekovic and Dwight in the paint banging bodies and getting hacked.

Anybody who watches Durant and Kevin Martin knows these guys get a ton of calls they shouldn't get.

stawka
01-19-2013, 07:03 PM
52 points on 31 shot attempts is good, but looking at his shot % and the amount of FT's he took pisses me off! Now if that was LeBron, everyone would be crying saying "he gets all the calls" bla bla bla. Now add the fact that LeBron actually attacks the rim a lot more than KD and you'll see that he got some BS calls. How many, nobody knows but Sheldon Cooper

Is he around here?

Sactown
01-20-2013, 12:18 AM
52 points on 31 shot attempts is good, but looking at his shot % and the amount of FT's he took pisses me off! Now if that was LeBron, everyone would be crying saying "he gets all the calls" bla bla bla. Now add the fact that LeBron actually attacks the rim a lot more than KD and you'll see that he got some BS calls. How many, nobody knows but Sheldon Cooper

Is he around here?

They play different style of game, even though Lebron attacks the rim more he powers through the hits, while Durant takes the hit and bounces out and throws his hands up.. Not saying either is more correct, but Lebron doesn't get a lot of those power through dunks and layups because he acts like nothing happened..
Kevin Martin does the same thing, he cuts in, creates the contact, and bounces out getting the whistle