Durant doesn't think he'll win scoring title

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At 21, Kevin Durant is already one of the best scorers in the NBA. He can drive the ball to the basket, hit the outside shot with ease, and has great shot selection and a wonderful bag of tricks on the offensive end. 

This season, Durant trails LeBron James by a hair for the title of the league’s leading scorer, and had a stretch of 29 straight games scoring 25 or more points. What’s even more impressive is Durant’s efficiency. Durant’s true shooting is over 60% this season, which many great scorers have never done in their entire careers. And did I mention he’s 21? 
 Apparently, the only player who doesn’t know how great of a scorer Kevin Durant is is Kevin Durant. In an interview with Fanhouse’s Chris Tomasson, Durant said the following about his chances in the race for the scoring title: 
“I’m sure [LeBron James will] win it, because he’s a better scorer. He scores more easily than I do. I really don’t care too much about it, (James), Carmelo (Anthony), Kobe (Bryant), those guys, Dwyane (Wade), are way better scorers than I am.” 
 Durant is either really modest or playing some games. I understand a young guy giving props to the league’s more established superstars, but way better? Durant is both scoring more and doing it more efficiently than Kobe, Wade, and Carmelo, and in some areas it’s not close. 
Durant may look like an innocent kid who woke up surprised as anyone that he can rain in threes at 6-9, but he can’t fool us. He’s an assassin, and the secret’s out. And seeing how badly Durant wanted that 25 points at the end of some of his games during the streak, I wouldn’t be surprised if all of this is just a prelude to Durant capturing the scoring title with a late-season explosion. Props to the guy for being such a nice guy as he torches NBA defenses, though.

Cristiano Felicio steals final rebound needed for Dwyane Wade’s triple-double (VIDEO)

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Dwyane Wade could have had his first triple-double since 2011 when the Chicago Bulls played the Cleveland Cavaliers on Saturday. Unfortunately for the Bulls veteran, a teammate got in his way.

Center Cristiano Felicio, who was not aware of the situation or momentarily forgot about it, went up for a rebound as time expired, knocking the ball out of Wade’s hands.

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After the game, Wade was calm about the matter and even joked with ESPN saying, “My teammate didn’t want me to be great.”

Wade finished the night with 20 points, 10 assist, and nine rebounds.

Teammate Jimmy Butler did notch a triple-double of his own with 18 points, 10 assists, and 10 rebounds. Chicago beat Cleveland, 117-99.

Briante Weber goes from Warriors to Hornets, signs 10-day contract with Charlotte

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Backup point guard Briante Weber has signed a 10-day contract with the Charlotte Hornets. This comes after Weber signed two 10-day contracts with the Golden State Warriors earlier in the season. News of the signing was first reported by Yahoo! Sports.

Weber, 24, played his college games at VCU and in his work this season for Golden State was somewhat disappointing. In seven games, Weber put up 1.7 points, 0.7 assists, 0.6 rebounds, and 0.4 steals per-game. His advanced numbers tell a more complete story, where his box plus/minus was -6.1.

Charlotte will look to use Weber in a backup role to Kemba Walker. Ramon Sessions had been playing rotation player minutes for the Hornets until early February when he suffered a left knee injury that could keep him out up to six weeks.

Stephen Curry assist wins Warriors fan $5,000

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Stephen Curry wasn’t just setting up teammates Saturday night, he was helping out a fan.

One of the Warriors in-game entertainment bits is to have basically adult skeeball for cash. One female fan was doing about as well as I do at arcade skeeball when Stephen Curry ran out to give her a little help and win her $5,000.

The Warriors went on to beat the Nets and clinch a playoff slot with the win.

Paul George ejected for arguing calls, Pacers go on to lose to Heat

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Paul George already had one technical in the game (from a double technical situation), when he thought he was fouled and should have gotten a call fairly early in the third quarter of a tight Pacers game against the Heat.

George apparently wouldn’t let up barking at the referees, maybe said some magical words, but whatever happened the officials hit him with a second technical. He was tossed. You can see the reaction above.

The Pacers hung close in the game until the Heat went on a 21-4 run to open the fourth and that was the ballgame. If you’re the undisputed leader of your team β€” as George is β€” you just can’t get tossed for things like this.