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April 15, 2014 Updates

Thunder forward Nick Collison and New Orleans guard Austin Rivers were ejected in the second quarter of the Thunder’s 101-89 loss to the Pelicans on Monday night. The two exchanged shoves and had to be separated before coming to blows. The incident began on a Thunder offensive possession. Collison attempted to set a screen on Rivers, who took exception to the contact and pushed Collison. Collison threw both arms in the air and looked around for the refs to make a call. It didn’t come. As the two transitioned to the other end, Collison then took matters into his own hands, delivering a forceful forearm shove into Rivers’ back. Rivers turned and charged at Collison, who appeared to briefly cock back his fist. The two were then separated and a double technical foul was called before referees reviewed the incident and upgraded it to double ejections. Oklahoman

April 14, 2014 Updates
April 13, 2014 Updates

Turns out that, since November, Durant has been working with Adam Harrington as his personal trainer beyond his daily duties with the Oklahoma City Thunder. Which is the same Adam Harrington who briefly played alongside Nowitzki with the Dallas Mavericks more than a decade ago and has been studying the unorthodox coaching techniques hatched by Nowitzki's longtime mentor and shot doctor from back home, Holger Geschwindner, ever since. "It's a lot more than just trying to copy the one-legger," Durant said, explaining that he's not merely focused on trying to mimic Nowitzki's signature shot. "Dirk's got a lot of moves I'm trying to steal." ESPN.com

Dirk, you see, is Durant's favorite active player. "It's probably a tie between him and Kobe," Durant said after giving it some extra thought. Yet there's no disputing who's the more natural role model for KD. It's that 35-year-old, that 7-footer, who plays three hours away down Interstate 35 ... and who just shot his way into the top 10 on the league's all-time scoring charts in his 16th season. You figure Durant will get there even faster at his current pace, given the insane levels of efficiency he's hitting -- sporting a PER of 30.2 for the season -- and blessed with that extra dose of athleticism Dirk has always dreamed of. ESPN.com

April 12, 2014 Updates
April 11, 2014 Updates

In a partnership with Serge Ibaka, the Thunder will hold a special UNICEF Night against the Pelicans on Friday. The evening will includes a special auction outside Section 120 where fans can bid on the jersey Ibaka wears for the game. The winner will also meet Ibaka following the game as well. All proceeds go to UNICEF and the Thunder Cares Foundation. “I lost my mom when I was 7 years old and I had to be separated form my dad for long periods as a child,” said Ibaka in a release. “I know how it feels to grow up without your parent’s guidance every day. That’s why when I started working with Unicef I knew I wanted to focus on orphaned kids. This is a very important project for me and I am sure the Oklahoma community will understand. I want to thank them in advance for their generosity.” DailyThunder.com

April 9, 2014 Updates

Durant’s streak stands as the third longest over a single season in NBA history behind Wilt Chamberlain (80) and Oscar Robertson (46). “When I sit back after the season’s over, that’s when I’ll reflect on everything, what I’ve done, what the team’s done,” Durant said. “I’m sure I’ll appreciate it then, but now I’m just focusing on game to game and how we can get better as a group and how I can help the team get better. I was getting so many texts after every game, I’m glad that’s over with.” Oklahoman

April 8, 2014 Updates
THE TOP 50 PLAYERS
IN SUPERSONICS HISTORY
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Kevin Durant may end up claiming the No. 1 spot, but for now it belongs to Gary Payton.

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