ATLANTA - The Atlanta Hawks named longtime Spurs assistant Mike Budenholzer as head coach on Tuesday, giving the team another link to San Antonio's championship tradition.
Kevin Durant led the Thunder with his scoring - 27 points - and his encouragement of teammate Kevin Martin.
HOUSTON - Kevin Durant texted Kevin Martin after his terrible performance in Game 5 to send words of encouragement and tell him Durant knew Martin would bounce back Friday night.
OKLAHOMA CITY - James Harden lacked the energy to get through a morning shoot-around. Then he found the strength to fill the Houston Rockets with life in a playoff series that had started to look hopeless.