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Thunder to Hold Holiday Assist Toy Drive Sunday

Via NBA.com
15 hours ago

Thunder: Westbrook not the only catalyst for Thunder's NBA-best streak

By Brett Dawson Staff Writer bdawson@oklahoman.comATLANTA — It has been a historic run, and Russell Westbrook has made it clear he appreciates it, that he he'll “never take it for granted” when he does things that put his name in sentences alongside Oscar Robertson and Michael Jordan. But more than an epic six-game, triple-double streak — the longest since Jordan had seven...
Via Thunder Rumblings
15 hours ago

Thunder journal: OKC still learning finer points defensively

By Brett Dawson Staff Writer bdawson@oklahoman.comATLANTA — Offense takes time, and it's easy to see why. New teammates need to find a rhythm.
Via Thunder Rumblings
16 hours ago

Thunder: Westbrook's triple-double helps Thunder hold off Hawks

BY BRETT DAWSON Staff Writer bdawson@oklahoman.comATLANTA — He has made highlights and history. He's buried dagger buckets and grabbed backbreaking rebounds. And even as Russell Westbrook has taken center stage in the NBA, he still can thrill with a sneak attack, still can push the pedal just when you think the tank is running low. He did it again at Philips Arena on Monday ...
Via Thunder Rumblings
1 day ago

Russell's MVP Campaign Is Making The Thunder A Better Team

By A. Suave Francisco As the season progresses, the Oklahoma City Thunder continue to improve, much like last season. This time may be more impressive, though, simply because they don't have near the amount of firepower they've had in past years. With that being said, Oklahoma City won their sixth-straight game, this time in Atlanta 102-99. Russell Westbrook continued his historic...
Via InsideThunder.com
1 day ago

Westbrook streak of triple-doubles now at 6 straight games

ATLANTA (AP) Oklahoma City's Russell Westbrook has extended his streak of triple-doubles to six straight games in Atlanta. Westbrook's streak is the NBA's longest since 1989, when Michael Jordan reached double figures in points, rebounds and assists in seven straight games. Westbrook already had 15 points and 11 rebounds when he picked up his 10th assist with 6:20 left in the...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Victor Oladipo posterizes Dwight Howard on amazing dunk

Dwight Howard isn’t the low-post defender he was in his prime, but that doesn’t make what Victor Oladipo did to him Monday night any less embarrassing. During the second quarter as the Atlanta Hawks hosted the Oklahoma City Thunder, Oladipo posterized Howard with a vicious double-pump dunk we’ll not soon forget. Dwight Howard is going to get a lot of crap for this one....
Via Sportsnaut
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Enes Kanter: Anthony Davis 'can't beat us just by himself'

The Oklahoma City Thunder defeated the New Orleans Pelicans by the final of 101-92 on Sunday, and Thunder big man Enes Kanter used the occasion to jab the Pelicans for their lack of a supporting cast around Anthony Davis. “He can’t beat us just by himself,” Kanter said of Davis after the game, per Justin Verrier of ESPN. “That’s what a really special player does. Look...
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Westbrook, Thunder Power Past Pelicans For 5th Straight Win

By Randy Renner, Senior WriterDespite Billy Donovan’s urging not to take what Russell Westbrook is doing “for granted,” it is starting to become expected that the Thunder superstar will get a triple-double.In Sunday’s 101-92 win over New Orleans that’s exactly what Westbrook did scoring 28 points to go along with 17 rebounds and 12 assists. It is his fifth straight triple...
Via InsideThunder.com
2 days ago

Westbrook's 5th straight triple-double lifts Thunder

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Russell Westbrook became the first player with five consecutive triple-doubles since Michael Jordan had seven straight in 1989 and the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the New Orleans Pelicans 101-92 on Sunday night. Westbrook finished with 28 points, 17 rebounds and 12 assists. The Thunder have won all five games during Westbrook's triple-double stretch. It was Westbrook...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Westbrook first since Jordan with 5 straight triple-doubles

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Russell Westbrook became the first NBA player with five consecutive triple-doubles since Michael Jordan had seven straight in 1989. Westbrook got his fifth on Sunday against the New Orleans Pelicans, clinching it on an assist to Enes Kanter for a dunk with 2:14 left in the third quarter. Westbrook also had 21 points and 13 rebounds at the time. The Thunder...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Another "Homecoming" For A Thunder Opponent

By Randy Renner, Senior WriterSo far it’s been a season of homecomings at Chesapeake Energy Arena as Thunder fans have roared for former favorites Serge Ibaka, Dion Waiters, Jeff Green and Scott Brooks.Tonight a different sort of homecoming as Buddy Hield, the former University of Oklahoma All-American and last season’s college basketball Player of the Year, returns to his adopted...
Via InsideThunder.com
2 days ago

Oklahoma City Blue big man, Dakari Johnson named D-League Player of the Month

Good news from the farm club. Oklahoma City Blue center Dakari Johnson received the first NBA Development League Player of the Month award this season for games played in November. Johnson, a 7’0”, 255 lb center from Kentucky, and the Thunder’s second-round choice in the 2015 NBA Rookie Draft, averaged 19.7 points, 8.6 rebounds, 3.2 assists and 2.1 blocked shots while leading...
Via Welcome to Loud City
2 days ago

Oklahoma City Thunder Film Room: Why OKC struggles to contain the corner 3

Billy Donovan was wise to question his team’s corner three-point defense The Thunder opened the season with a conference leading 6-1 record on the back of the third best defense in the league, boasting a remarkable 94.6 defensive rating. Head Coach Billy Donovan, however, was not impressed. When explaining his trepidation, he mentioned the volume of corner three-point shots his...
Via Welcome to Loud City
3 days ago

Sounds of Thunder: Legion of Thunder series.

an unusual look at a remarkable playoff run With so much on the line in Billy Donovan's first stab at the NBA playoffs. I just wanted to lighten things up a bit.
Via Welcome to Loud City
3 days ago

Can Russell Westbrook sustain his triple double pace?

Prior to the season many NBA fans wondered what the Oklahoma City Thunder would look like with Russell Westbrook as the focal point of the team.  There was a lot of talk about whether Westbrook could average a triple double this season and I’ll admit I scoffed at the notion.  I had witnessed Westbrook’s immense stat stuffing abilities before but I just didn’t think a player...
Via isportsweb.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Scott Brooks gets standing ovation in return to OKC

Scott Brooks spent the first eight years of his head coaching career in Oklahoma City, and Thunder fans clearly haven’t forgotten about it. Brooks began coaching the team in 2008 when they were, well, terrible, but led them to an NBA Finals appearance and numerous playoff appearances. With the Wizards squaring off against the Thunder on Wednesday night, Brooks returned to Oklahoma...
Via The Sports Daily
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Westbrook is averaging a triple-double nearing December

Though many prognosticators knew that Russell Westbrook was going to have an incredible season in Oklahoma City this year in the post-Kevin-Durant era, no one could have anticipated exactly how he would react to begin this new campaign. Well, 19 games into the season, Westbrook is averaging 30.9 points, 10.3 rebounds and 11.3 assists. No one has averaged a triple-double this late...
Via The Comeback
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Victor Oladipo is emerging for the Oklahoma City Thunder

With the departure of Kevin Durant the Oklahoma City Thunder have relied on Russell Westbrook to shoulder much of the load.  At the beginning of the season Westbrook was often forcing the issue too much as he was seemingly the only player on the team who commanded any attention from opposing defenses.  I was beginning to wonder which player on the Thunder roster would start to...
Via isportsweb.com
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Russell Westbrook hilariously reveals why he doesn’t watch film

Russell Westbrook might have his “We talking about practice?” moment. The Oklahoma City Thunder star talked with Fred Katz of the Norman Transcript about why he doesn’t need to watch  film. Long story short…he doesn’t need to: Russell Westbrook on why he doesn't watch film: "My job is to worry about what I'm able to do. Hopefully, they can stop that." pic.twitter.com...
Via The Sports Daily
20 days ago  |  Discuss

The Hubris Of The Oklahoma City Westbrooks

The on-court version of the post-Kevin Durant Oklahoma City Thunder is unfolding and their 6-1 start invited a reframing of offseason expectations, but the material consequences of their talent drop around Russell Westbrook is soberly taking shape. Westbrook is a top-10 talent who plays his heart, soul and body out every night of the season, but the Thunder can't shake the ostensible...
Via RealGM - NBA
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Russell Westbrook T'd up for inadvertent groin kick

Oklahoma City Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook was understandably befuddled after he was assessed a technical foul for what by all appearances seemed to be an inadvertent kick to the groin of Detroit Pistons guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope. The play in question occurred during the Thunder’s 104-88 loss to the Pistons on Monday night at The Palace. With the Pistons holding...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
22 days ago  |  Discuss
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