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DENVER, CO - FEBRUARY 9: Kevin Durant #35 of the Oklahoma City Thunder stands on the court during a game against the Denver Nuggets on February 9, 2015 at the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Bart Young/NBAE via Getty Images)

NBA’s Top ‘Stop And Watch’ Players

In the past three weeks we’ve seen Steph Curry go for 51, Kevin Durant have his 43rd career 40 point game and Klay Thompson pour in 37 in one quarter. These kinds of performances are what we like to call “Stop and Watch games.” As in stop what you’re doing right now and get to a television immediately.

02/10/2015

Al Horford #15 of the Atlanta Hawks drives baseline against Kevin Garnett #2 of the Brooklyn Nets on January 28, 2015 at Philips Arena in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/NBAE via Getty Images)

3 Hawks, Durant And Westbrook Among NBA All-Star Reserves

Al Horford, Paul Millsap and Jeff Teague were picked Thursday as reserves for the Eastern Conference All-Star team, giving the sizzling Atlanta Hawks three selections.

01/30/2015

Russell Westbrook #0 of the Oklahoma City Thunder handles the ball against the New York Knicks on November 28, 2014 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. (Photo by Layne Murdoch/NBAE via Getty Images)

Westbrook Scores 32 In Return; Thunder Beat Knicks

Russell Westbrook scored 32 points in his first game back from a broken right hand, and the Thunder rolled past the Knicks 105-78 on Friday night.

11/28/2014

Serge Ibaka (Photo by Juan Ocampo/NBAE via Getty Images)

Schmeelk’s NBA Notes: Thunder Can’t Win Without Ibaka’s Offense

Even with Serge Ibaka on the floor, the Thunder would be hard-pressed to beat a well-oiled machine like San Antonio.

05/21/2014

Kevin Durant of the Oklahoma City Thunder celebrates after hitting a game-winning shot against the Atlanta Hawks on January 27, 2014. (Photo by Richard Rowe/NBAE via Getty Images)

Kallas: No Question, Kevin Durant Is The NBA MVP (So Far)

So many people believe that the NBA season begins and LeBron James is crowned the Most Valuable Player before he’s even scored a basket. Well, this season, things are vastly different.

01/29/2014

Carmelo Anthony (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Knicks Small Forward Carmelo Anthony Named To All-NBA Second Team

NBA scoring leader Carmelo Anthony led the second team, joined by guards Russell Westbrook and Tony Parker, center Marc Gasol and forward Blake Griffin.

05/23/2013

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Thunder’s Westbrook Out; Will Undergo Knee Surgery

Oklahoma City Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook will have surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his right knee and be out indefinitely.

04/26/2013

Carmelo Anthony of the Knicks. Copyright 2013 NBAE (Photo by Layne Murdoch/NBAE via Getty Images)

Knicks Extend Winning Run To 12, Melo Scores 36 In Win Over Thunder

Carmelo Anthony led the way with 36 points and the Knicks won their twelfth consecutive game by defeating the Thunder in Oklahoma City.

04/07/2013

The Knicks' J.R. SMith, right, goes to the hoop against the Thunder on March 7, 2-13 at Madison Square Garden. (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

J.R. Does It All Until Final Shot, Knicks Lose By 1 To Thunder

The Kevin Durant-Carmelo Anthony duel was postponed, though J.R. Smith filled in nicely – for three quarters.

03/07/2013

The Nets’ Joe Johnson shoots a floater in the lane against the Thunder on Jan. 2, 2013, at the Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Okla. (Photo by Layne Murdoch/NBAE via Getty Images)

Nets Show What They Are Made Of, Blast Mighty Thunder On The Road

P.J. Carlesimo’s first big motivational message as the interim coach of the Brooklyn Nets earned him an elusive win in Oklahoma City, and perhaps the kind of jolt his team needs to get out of a monthlong funk.

01/02/2013

Deron Williams (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)

‘Overthinking’ Deron Williams Is At A Loss As He Continues To Struggle

“I’m just overthinking,” Williams said. “I’ve never been a player that can go out there and play and think … I just react. Now, it’s like I come off [a screen] and I’m thinking, ‘Should I shoot this? Should I not?’”

01/02/2013

Amar'e Stoudemire (file/Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Kallas: Breaking Down The Knicks, The Return Of Amar’e And Jeremy Lin

The return of Stoudemire shouldn’t really be a big deal. It’s very clear that Anthony, the main man no matter who is on the Knicks, has to get the overwhelming majority of his minutes at the four.

12/28/2012

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Lichtenstein: Williams’ Scoring Renaissance Brightens Nets’ Loss To Thunder

While the Nets have become one of the NBA’s darlings during their month-long housewarming party in their new Brooklyn abode, I could sense that there was still another keg to be tapped — courtesy Deron Williams.

12/05/2012

Oklahoma City's Kevin Durant, right, drives past the Nets' Gerald Wallace during their game at the Barclays Center on Dec. 4, 2012 in the Brooklyn. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Nets Not Ready For Prime Time, Follow Heat Loss With Defeat To Thunder

Kevin Durant and the Oklahoma City Thunder looked spectacular most of the night even when the ball didn’t go in. The blowout didn’t last, but their winning streak did.

12/04/2012

Carmelo Anthony (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Knicks Rank First In Jersey Sales For First Time Since ’04, Lin Falls Out Of Top 15

The Knicks’ hot start on the court is paying dividends for the franchise’s merchandise sector. The league released its latest sales-rankings list on Wednesday, with the Knicks leading the team-sales category for the first time since December 2004.

11/28/2012

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