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Thunder eliminates Nuggets from playoffs

OKLAHOMA CITY ? Kevin Durant?s teammates kept telling him it was his time to take over the game.He finally did, and the Oklahoma City Thunder came roaring back to send the Denver Nuggets to another early playoff exit.Durant matched his best playoff performance with 41 points, including the final Full story

Nuggets' Smith says 'strong possibility' he won't re-sign

Nuggets guard J.R. Smith, who played just six minutes in Wednesday's Game 2, said there's a "strong possibility" he won't sign with the Nuggets this summer as a free agent, expressing frustration Thursday after the Nuggets went down 2-0 against Oklahoma City in the playoffs."There's a strong possi Full story

Ginobili returns, lifts Spurs past Grizzlies

Manu Ginobili scored 17 points in the All-Star's return after missing Game 1 with an elbow sprain, and the San Antonio Spurs beat the Memphis Grizzlies 93-87 on Wednesday night to even the first-round series. Full story

Early barrage by Thunder buries Nuggets in Game 2

OKLAHOMA CITY ? Kevin Durant scored 23 points, Russell Westbrook added 21 and the Oklahoma City Thunder built a huge first-half lead on their way to a 106-89 victory over the Denver Nuggets in Game 2 on Wednesday night.The first-round playoff series shifts to Denver on Saturday night with Oklahom Full story

Graduating to fourth grade likely to get harder in Oklahoma

The Oklahoma House on Thursday approved a measure that would end the long-held practice of promoting third-graders who can't read to the fourth grade. Full story

Sparks from mower likely caused 1,500-acre Oklahoma fire

A six-square-mile fire that destroyed four houses likely was caused by sparks thrown off by a brush hog tractor mower that struck metal, Oklahoma City's deputy fire chief said on Thursday. Full story

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Memphis Grizzlies forward Zach Randolph, left, listens to music through his headphones as he watches teammate center Marc Gasol, right, of Spain, shoot a free throw during a media availability in Oklahoma City, Monday, May 2, 2011. The Grizzlies face the Oklahoma City Thunder in Game 2 of a second-

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OKLAHOMA CITY, OK - MAY 01: Forward Zach Randolph #50 and Marc Gasol #33 of the Memphis Grizzlies celebrate a 114-101 win against the Oklahoma City Thunder in Game One of the Western Conference Semifinals in the 2011 NBA Playoffs on May 1, 2011 at Oklahoma City Arena in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. N