Durant’s returnPosted: February 9, 2017
Kevin Durant’s departure from Oklahoma City was the big story of the NBA offseason.
His first return to Oklahoma City Saturday ought to fire up the NBA weekend.
Durant and the Warriors make the first of two trips to Oklahoma City Saturday at 8:30 p.m. on ABC.
The Warriors have two wins against the Thunder so far this season, both in Oakland. Durant led the Thunder to an NBA Final during his tenure in Oklahoma City, moving on this year in hopes of getting the Warriors back on top.
Before the big game, the Thunder host Cleveland Thursday at 8 p.m. on TNT. The Celtics take on the TrailBlazers at 10:30 in the nightcap.
Comcast has the Wizards’ contest with the Pacers Friday at 8 p.m., with coverage also on ESPN. The Bulls take on the Suns at 10:30 p.m.
The Spurs visit the Knicks Sunday at 3:30 p.m. on ABC.
ESPN brings the big contest between Duke and North Carolina Thursday at 8 p.m., along with coverage on ACC network. UCLA meets Oregon at 10 p.m.
Purdue plays Indiana on ESPN2 Thursday at 7 p.m. followed by SMU-Temple.
FoxSports1 offers Colorado hosting Washington at 10 p.m.
Dayton faces Rhode Island Friday at 7 p.m. on ESPN2.
Kentucky takes on Alabama Saturday at 1 p.m. on CBS. Fox brings Georgetown-Marquette at noon followed by Xavier-Villanova at 2:30 p.m.
ESPN’s day starts at noon with West Virginia against Kansas State. Kansas takes on Texas Tech at 2 p.m., followed by Ohio State-Maryland and Florida State faces Notre Dame at 6 p.m. The GameDay crew catches top-ranked Gonzaga against St. Mary’s.
Texas A&M takes on Florida on ESPN Saturday at noon. Miami meets Louisville at 2 p.m. and it’s off to the Big 12 for Texas-Oklahoma State and Oklahoma against Iowa State. South Carolina battles Mississippi State at 8 p.m. and California clashes with Arizona in the nightcap.
The ACC network brings Syracuse-Pittsburgh and Clemson’s clash with Duke Saturday at 1 p.m.
Comcast has North Carolina State against Wake Forest Saturday at noon before showing a pair of CAA games – the College of Charleston’s clash with William & Mary at 2 p.m. followed by UNC Wilmington-Elon.
Creighton clashes with DePaul on FoxSports1 at 2 p.m. and then it’s Washington-Utah.
Massachusetts meets St. Joseph’s on NBC Sports network Saturday at 2:30 p.m. before George Washington hosts St. Bonaventure.
MASN brings Southeast Missouri State against Eastern Illinois Saturday at 2 p.m.
Michigan meets Indiana Sunday at 1 p.m. on CBS.
Cincinnati clashes with SMU on ESPN Sunday at 4 p.m.
FoxSports1 has Oregon State-UCLA Sunday at 5 p.m.
On the women’s court, FoxSports1 has Villanova-St. John’s Friday at 8 p.m.
Iowa State meets Kansas State on MASN2 Saturday at 2 p.m.
ESPN2 has three games Sunday, starting at noon with Tulane-South Florida. Maryland meets Michigan State at 2 p.m. and it’s Baylor’s contest with TCU at 4 p.m.
Enjoy the views as CBS shows the Pebble Beach Pro-Am Saturday and Sunday at 3 p.m.
Comcast has the Capitals’ contest with the Red Wings Thursday at 7 p.m. and the Ducks Saturday at 7:30 p.m.
The Flyers face the Islanders Thursday at 7 p.m. on NBC Sports network. The Lightning battle the Wild Friday at 8 p.m. and it’s Bruins-Canadiens Sunday at 7:30 p.m.
The Wild meet the Red Wings on NBC Sunday at 3 p.m.
On the college ice, MASN brings Merrimack-Boston College Friday at 6 p.m. followed by Air Force’s contest with American International.
NBC Sports network offers Arsenal-Hull City Saturday at 7:25 a.m. followed by Manchester United against Watford. Liverpool faces Tottenham Hotspur at 12:30 p.m. on NBC.
Chelsea clashes with Burnley Sunday at 8:25 a.m. and Leicester City takes on Swansea City on NBC Sports network.
NBC Sports network has ladies Alpine skiing Friday at 6:30 a.m.