The Morning After: All Kevin Durant Everything

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Every morning, we’ll have a look at the previous night’s action in a round up of recaps and reactions from around the web.

The Big Headline

 The Dallas Mavericks looked like they had their first win of the season in hand, until Kevin Durant’s three at the buzzer.  In the late game, Kobe Bryant went off for 28 points to lead the LA Lakers past the New York Knicks.

The Big Performers

 Durant had 30 points, 11 rebounds and 6 assists in the win.  Dwight Howard put up 16 points and 24 rebounds in Orlando’s win in New Jersey

The Big Highlights

 What else?  KD. Buzzer. Beater.


          Kobe Bryant with your typical, run of the mill, 31-foot four-point-play

The Big Games

Thunder 104 – Mavericks 102
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OKC:  Russell Westbrook – 16 pts (6-15 fg) , Serge Ibaka – 16 pts.  James Harden – 15 pts
DAL:  Dirk Nowitzki – 29 pts, 10 reb.  Jason Terry – 16 pts.  Delonte West – 15 pts

Durant steals Westbrook’s thunder as OKC tops Dallas 104-102 | Daily via kwout

Dallas Mavericks lose in stunning fashion, but remain upbeat – ESPN Dallas via kwout

Lakers 99 – Knicks 82
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LAL:  Kobe Bryant – 28 pts (10-17 fg) 6 ast.  Pau Gasol 16 pts, 10 reb.
NYK: Carmelo Anthony – 27 pts, 5 ast, 5 TO.  Amar’e Stoudemire – 15 pts, 2 reb.  Tyson Chandler – 13 pts, 11 reb

Rapid Reaction: Lakers 99, Knicks 82 – Los Angeles Lakers Blog – ESPN Los Angeles via kwout

Rapid Reaction: Lakers 99, Knicks 82 – Knicks Blog – ESPN New York via kwout

The Rest of the Games


Trailblazers 111 – Nuggets 102
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Wesley Matthews and Raymond Felton combined for 48 points and Jamal Crawford added 22 off the bench to keep Portland unbeaten

Bulls 108 – Kings 98
Box Score     Recap

The Bulls used an early 15-0 run to go wire to wire.  Derrick Rose had 19 points and 8 assists while Carlos Boozer added 16 points and 15 rebounds

Rockets 105 – Spurs 85
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Kevin Martin’s 25 paced the Rockets. Manu Ginobili and Tim Duncan combined for 12 points as Spurs coach Gregg Popovich rested his veterans in the second half.

Magic 94 – Nets 78
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Ryan Anderson’s 22 points and a 16 point, 24 rebound night by Dwight Howard carried the Magic past the struggling Nets.