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Durant and Rose: No pain, no gain

Rising stars Kevin Durant and Derrick Rose have learned key lessons this postseason

Originally Published: May 26, 2011
By J.A. Adande | ESPN.com

DALLAS -- Not only is Kevin Durant not ready, he's not ready to hear he's not ready.

I gave him the only description that applied to the Thunder in the last two games -- the one in which they blew a 15-point lead in the final five minutes to lose Game 4, and the one in which they had the turnovers and the missed shots while the Mavericks got the loose balls and big makes to end the series in Game 5: too young.

"That's no excuse," Durant said.

Actually, it is.

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