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Kevin Durant asked if he will watch the playoffs. KD: "Hell no"
Kevin Durant backs Scott Brooks: "He rallied us, made sure we were all emotionally stable."
Kevin Durant on Enes Kanter/OKC's new additions: "I was excited when we got them. But it was bittersweet...because I couldn't play."
Kevin Durant: "I'm definitely pissed. I can't wait for the first game (next season)."
Kevin Durant exit interview starting now.
Scott Brooks subtweeting Reggie Jackson http://t.co/rYuxTwJuOa
Brooks: "I'm very confident that when we're whole again we can be one of the top five two-way teams in the league."
Scott Brooks: http://t.co/5G6voRAPHv
Scott Brooks said Serge Ibaka wouldn't have been able to play the first few playoff games and likely not the entire first round.
Scott Brooks on Russell Westbrook's scoring title: "40 years from now, when he's the most athletic grandpa, it'll be cool for him."
Scott Brooks said he's not worried about potential lame duck season of his contract: "You sign a deal, you sign a deal."
Brooks says "I expect to be the coach here next season." Addressing speculation that he might be forced out. http://t.co/FM1LcLzfpx
Scott Brooks says at Thunder exit interviews: "I expect to be the coach next season."
Scott Brooks: "There's always going to be speculation. You have to do your job regardless."
Scott Brooks: "I expect to be the coach."
Regularly scheduled Scott Brooks exit interview about to begin at OKC practice facility.
Regarding Brooks job security, if you're not going to give him grace for this season you shouldn't have had him start the year to begin with
Let's all just stare at Russell Westbrook final numbers for a moment: 28.1 ppg, 7.3 rpg, 8.6 apg, 2.1 spg. 28.9 PER.
Last day of the Thunder season 2009: April 15 2010: April 30 2011: May 25 2012: June 21 2013: May 15 2014: May 31 2015: April 15
The AD buzzer-beater overrated in its impact on Thunder. OT if he misses. Not a sure thing. Ibaka/Jackson missed 3 GWs in opening month.
Russell Westbrook's full quote on what the scoring title means to him: http://t.co/aiHOragF2h
Russell Westbrook finishes the season #1 in the NBA in scoring (28.1), #4 in assists (8.6), #37 in rebounds (7.3) and #2 in steals (2.1).
Russell Westbrook asked what the scoring title means: "Sh--."
Russell Westbrook on what the scoring title means to him: "Shit."
Kevin Durant missed 55 games, Russell Westbrook 15 and Serge Ibaka 18 and the Thunder still won 45 games in the West.
Small consolation prize for the Thunder: Sam Presti has a lottery pick. (Almost assuredly will be No. 14.)
The Thunder's team plane is likely to return to OKC sometime between 12:30 and 1:00 am, if you're wondering.
Thunder draft odds: 1st pick: 0.5% chance 2nd pick: 0.6% chance 3rd pick: 0.7% chance 14th pick: 98.2% chance
Final tally: 220 missed games due to injury by the Thunder this season. Durant missed 54, Westbrook missed 15, Ibaka missed 17.
Pelicans win. They're in. Thunder finishes 45-37, miss the playoffs for the first time since 2009.
The Pelicans beat the Spurs. The Thunder are officially eliminated from the 2015 playoffs.
KD's thoughts: http://t.co/HTC2yBJs7e
Final: Thunder 138, Wolves 113.
Thunder beat the Wolves 138-113 to close out the season 45-37. Westbrook 37-8-7, Waiters 33, Kanter 25 and 15.
Long-term, more beneficial result for Thunder: Lottery pick and some extra rest for what will be most important season in franchise history.
Thunder guard Russell Westbrook has won the 2014-15 scoring crown after averaging a career-high 28.1 points this season.
Russell Westbrook's final game this season: 37 points on 11-20 shooting, eight rebounds and seven assists in 32 minutes.
Thunder's tumultuous season hanging by a thread. Pelicans up nine with 1:36 left.
The Pelicans deserve it. Beat the Spurs, who have won 11 straight and are playing amazing, to get in? Well earned.
Well, at least D.J. Augustin and Nick Collison gave us all some sweet two-man gaming right here.
Spurs down nine with five minutes to go.
Pelicans push it back to nine with 6:08 left.
Pelicans lead back to nine, six minutes left. Danger time.
Thunder lead 106-85 after three. Westbrook 37-8-7, Waiters 30, Kanter 20 and 13.
Spurs have cut the Pelicans lead to five. Eight minutes left.
Pelicans 85, Spurs 80.
Pelicans 82, Spurs 74.
Spurs have it to eight with 11:33 left.
Pelicans lead the Spurs 82-71 after three.
Pelicans 82, Spurs 71 after three in New Orleans.
End 3Q: Pelicans lead the Spurs 82-71.
There's 8:00 left in the third quarter and OKC's starting backcourt has combined for 62 points.
Thunder lead the Wolves 76-54 at half. Westbrook has 34 on 11-16 shooting, 6 rebounds and 4 assists, Waiters with 21.
Sheesh this guy is ridiculous lol.
Good grief, Russell Westbrook: 34 points on 11-15 shooting with six rebounds and four assists. Not halftime yet.
Russell Westbrook has 32 points in the first half -- ties a Thunder record. Also has five rebounds and four assists.
Pelicans 63, Spurs 47 at the half in New Orleans.
Pelicans lead the Spurs 63-47 at half.
Halftime: Pelicans up 63-47 on the Spurs. Thunder need a monster second half from San Antonio.
Dion Waiters has 21... with 3:16 left in the first half.
What did the Wolves do to Dion Waiters that I don't know about?
Those 47 first-quarter points also set a record in the franchise's OKC era for most points in any quarter.
If only the Thunder had shown up like this in New York against the Knicks two months ago, then there wouldn't be any problems.
Pelicans 41, Spurs 19.
So... at least we know the scoring title race is over.
The Pelicans are on a 21-1 run on the Spurs right now.
Pelicans up 20.
Thunder score 47 first quarter points. Russell Westbrook had 23 points on 7-of-8 shooting.
After one, the Thunder leads the Wolves. 47-29. OKC's 47 points are the most the Thunder has scored in any quarter this season. Russ has 23.
Russell Westbrook with 23 on 7-8 shooting with three assists in the first quarter. Thunder lead the Wolves 47-29.
Pelicans up 15 at the end of the first quarter. Crowd is rocking, team is energized, Spurs are struggling.
Pelicans off to an incredible start, lead the Spurs, 34-19, after one.
Pelicans playing well early, up 7 on Spurs.
So one thing has been well established early in this game: Zach LaVine can't guard Russell Westbrook.