Thunder star forward Kevin Durant was ejected late in the 4th quarter of Oklahoma City’s blowout loss to the Brooklyn Nets late on Thursday after arguing an illegal screen call on team mate Kendrick Perkins. OKC were down 104-90 at home late in the game when a frustrated Perkins committed the charging screen on Nets’ Gerald Wallace. Durant, clearly unhappy with his team’s performance and the ensuing call, gave the official a verbal spray and bought himself a double technical. Durant was clearly unhappy with the way the Thunder had played throughout the game, especially in the case of guard Russell Westbrook who jacked up 19 shots and had 6 turnovers. Durant has a great reputation in the league, and this ejection is the first of his NBA career.
A fantastic day of games coming up; Spurs at Celtics, Clippers at Lakers, and OKC at Miami.
Cleveland @ Milwaukee: TIP: -11.5 MIL at 1.91 (Sportingbet) – The Cav’s are team that has suffered humiliation and growing pains this year. It won’t get any easier in this game. These teams have met 3 times this year with MIL winning by 3, 37, and 20. The Bucks are fresh after a day off as Cleveland are licking their wounds from a 35 point beating at the hands of San Antonio. Note: If Jennings OR Ellis don’t play stay away from this.
Oklahoma City @ Miami: TIP: Win Oklahoma City at 2.40 (Sportingbet) – The best game of the day , these 2 met only 14 days ago in OKC – this could be another preview of the NBA Finals. Miami are back to looking like one of the best teams in East losing only 6 games in just over 1 month of basketball. Oklahoma have left the West behind averaging 103 points/game this season. Wade is day-to-day with a ankle injury and every matchup favours OKC except Joel Anthony over Kendrick Perkins. Sit back and watch Durant go at Lebron and Lebron defend his home court. Note: Keep your eyes on Wade’s availability for this game.