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NBA Confirms Final Call of Thunder-Lakers Finish

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With 13.1 seconds left in the game Friday night and the Lakers down, 115-113, to one of the NBA’s best teams, Kobe Bryant drove hard to the right side of the basket, guarded by Oklahoma City Thunder All-Star Kevin Durant.

Durant’s long arms disrupted Bryant’s running hook shot; the Thunder escaped Staples Center with a 117-113 victory. Bryant was furious on the court, but calm when discussing the non-call after the game.

“It’s not a matter of opinion,” he said. “If you watch the play, he hit me right on the forearm at the end of my release, which is why the ball went short.”

The NBA officially disagreed on Saturday, releasing confirmation of the call in the game’s “Last Two Minute Report,” which the league issues the following day for games in which the teams were within five points of each other at the two-minute mark.

Source: Eric Pincus of the Los Angeles Times 

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REPORT: Carmelo Anthony Traded To Thunder

The Knicks and the Oklahoma City Thunder have reached an agreement that would send Carmelo Anthony to the Thunder in exchange for center Enes Kanter, sharp-shooter Doug McDermont and a 2018 second-round pick via Chicago.

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After months of back and forth, the New York Knicks have finally found a trade that both the team and forward Carmelo Anthony would agree to.
According to reports, the Knicks and the Oklahoma City Thunder have reached an agreement that would send Anthony to the Thunder in exchange for center Enes Kanter, sharp-shooter Doug McDermont and a 2018 second-round pick via Chicago.

ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski‏ is reporting the deal is complete and will be official pending a Trade Call with the NBA on Monday.

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Carmelo Anthony Expands List of Trade Destinations

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Carmelo Anthony has widened his list of teams to which he’d accept a trade, including the Cleveland Cavaliers, according to ESPN.

Source: Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN

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Thunder GM Presti: ‘Tremendous Appreciation’ for KD

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In the wake of Kevin Durant’s deleted tweets that slammed his former team and coach, Oklahoma City Thunder general manager Sam Presti responded on Friday by taking the high road and praising Durant’s time with the franchise.

“I, and no one from the Thunder, has anything negative to say about Kevin Durant,” Presti said. “I think we’ve been hopefully very open about the fact that we have tremendous appreciation and respect for what he and his teammates and coaches and everybody over his tenure here accomplished, and I really don’t think there’s anything more to say other than that.”

Source: Royce Young of ESPN

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