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2 hours ago

Thunder again craters when Westbrook rests

Berry Tramel Russell Westbrook’s value, which is a hot-button NBA issue these days as it relates to James Harden’s value, was never higher than Monday night in Dallas.
Via Thunder Rumblings
4 hours ago

Russell Westbrook, Andre Roberson Win Game For Thunder In Mavericks Rematch

By A. Suave Francisco Things didn't go the Oklahoma City Thunder's way in their last trip to Dallas, TX to face the Mavericks and it honestly didn't go their way Monday night either...until Russell Westbrook exploded for 16 points in the final quarter, propelling his team to a 92-91 victory, while tallying his 37th triple-double in the process.  In a world where so much credit has...
Via InsideThunder.com
13 hours ago

Oklahoma City Thunder shocks Dallas Mavericks in the fourth with Westbrook game-winner; OKC wins 92-91

Russell Westbrook flaunted his superstar status by burying a game-winner vs. hungry Dallas Although his Oklahoma City Thunder trailed throughout, following a series of probing crossover dribbles, Russell Westbrook coolly glided above Wesley Matthews’ out-stretched hand to deflate the Dallas Mavericks 92-91 as seven seconds remained. On this rollercoaster night, Westbrook’s...
Via Welcome to Loud City
14 hours ago

Thunder journal: Thunder still tinkering with big, small lineups

By Brett Dawson Staff Writer bdawson@oklahoman.com DALLAS — Bigger, in the modern NBA, isn't always better. And as the Thunder works down the stretch to iron out its rotation, coach Billy Donovan is trying to balance the line between overpowering opponents with size and keeping step with offenses that are fleet afoot. “We clearly, when teams want to play small, we have an advantage...
Via Thunder Rumblings
15 hours ago

Serge Ibaka says he wanted to play more center in Orlando

The Orlando Magic’s frontcourt experiment seemed doomed to fail from the very beginning, and Serge Ibaka has his theory as to why it did.In an interview with Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel that ran on Monday, Ibaka said that he wanted to play as a small-ball center more often and even spoke with head coach Frank Vogel about the possibility of doing so.“At some point, I...
Via Larry Brown Sports
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

LIVE: Thunder vs. Mavs

The Thunder face off against Dallas tonight in downtown Oklahoma City. Follow live updates here.
Via Thunder Rumblings
18 hours ago

Westbrook, Thunder top Mavs 92-91 with 14-0 finishing run

DALLAS (AP) — Russell Westbrook hit a pull-up jumper with seven seconds left and the Oklahoma City Thunder erased a 13-point deficit in the final four minutes to beat the Dallas Mavericks 92-91 on Monday night. Westbrook scored 37 points, including 16 in the fourth quarter, with 13 rebounds and 10 assists for his third straight triple-double and 37th of the season. The Thunder...
Via MyNorthwest.com
1 day ago

Westbrook outduels Harden as Oklahoma City Thunder come up short

The Oklahoma City Thunder took on the Houston Rockets Sunday in a game that featured a duel between the consensus MVP frontrunners. The Houston Rockets came out of the gate firing as they put up a whopping 79 points on a blistering 71 percent shooting from the field in the first half of the game. They went on to win 137-125. The key contributors for the Rockets in their victory were...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Chris Paul: Loss to Kings ‘probably’ worst regular season one of career

The Los Angeles Clippers are in a tailspin right now, and the coup de grâce came on Sunday against the lowly Sacramento Kings.After blowing an 18-point lead with five minutes remaining in the fourth quarter to lose at home to the Kings by the final of 98-97, Clippers guard Chris Paul said that the loss was likely the worst regular season one of his career, per Jason Jones of the...
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Oklahoma City Thunder drop pivotal road contest, 137-125 to hot-shooting Houston Rockets

Westbrook triple-doubled, but Houston rode a 79-point first half to victory Plagued by Houston's unyielding first-half surge, the visiting Oklahoma City Thunder fell 137-125 to Mike D'Antoni's Rockets. In a "make-or-miss" league, occasionally games occur when the opposition's makes reach an inordinate amount. This afternoon, such was Oklahoma City's fate as Houston buried 20-39...
Via Welcome to Loud City
1 day ago

Rockets take shot at Westbrook's MVP candidacy

With the NBA’s Most Valuable Player Award race looking more and more like a two-man battle between James Harden and Russell Westbrook as the season winds down, the Houston Rockets are pulling out all the stops.After the Rockets defeated the Oklahoma City Thunder by the final of 137-125 on Sunday, their team Twitter account sent a Drake-themed graphic touting Harden’s MVP candidacy...
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Timberwolves to unveil new logo before team’s season finale

When the 2017-18 season begins, Karl Anthony-Towns will be in a new uniform. Relax, Timberwolves fans, he’ll still be with the team — just in a different uniform.Minnesota announced on Thursday that on April 11, it will reveal a new team logo for the 2017-18 season.“The Minnesota Timberwolves begin a new chapter in their franchise history by unveiling a new team logo as part...
Via Sportsnaut
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Oklahoma City Thunder swept by Golden State Warriors in season series

The Oklahoma City Thunder fell to the Golden State Warriors 111-95 on Monday night. The victory for the Warriors marked their fourth of the season against the Thunder, which propelled them to a sweep in the season series between the two teams. The Thunder were awful all throughout the game as they weren’t rebounding, scoring, or playing defense. On numerous occasions, they left...
Via isportsweb.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Warriors shouldn't obsess over Thunder's treatment of Durant

The Golden State Warriors are creating a bit of a silly season for the NBA.Apparently the Warriors aren’t happy with the Oklahoma City Thunder—the small-market team they ripped Kevin Durant away from—for how the Thunder show respect for Durant.It’s as silly as it sounds.The Warriors wanted the Thunder to thank Durant for his years of service, according to ESPN.com’s Chris...
Via The Sports Daily
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Steve Kerr says Durant is 'making progress'

There’s still no timetable for Kevin Durant’s return after he suffered a sprained MCL in a game against the Washington Wizards late last month.4Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr gave us a pretty positive update on the progress Durant is making.“He’s clearly making progress. It’s great,” Kerry said prior to Saturday’s game against the Milwaukee Bucks, via CSN...
Via Sportsnaut
9 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Russell Westbrook respond to Stephen Curry overlooking him for MVP Award

Stephen Curry recently came out and predicted that James Harden will win the NBA’s MVP award, but not everyone is sold on that.Especially not Russell Westbrook.The Oklahoma City Thunder star was asked about Curry’s comments on Thursday, and he gave a Brodie-esque response to the question.“I don’t care…don’t matter what he say,” Westbrook said. “Who’s he?” I...
Via The Sports Daily
11 days ago  |  Discuss

The Oklahoma City Thunder are sinking despite Westbrook’s scoring outburst

Last night, the Oklahoma City Thunder dropped their fourth game in a row after losing to the Portland Trail Blazers 126-121. The loss pushed the Thunder to 35-29 on the season and nearly out of contention for the four-seed, which would provide them with home court advantage in the first-round of the playoffs — and perhaps a date with a slightly injured Kevin Durant in the second...
Via isportsweb.com
19 days ago  |  Discuss

If Doug McDermott, Jerami Grant Don't Provide Some Answers, OKC Might Have Tougher Questions

You can't sit through an Oklahoma City Thunder game without confronting the question of whether Russell Westbrook will average a triple-double for the season. It's too historic. It's too previously unfathomable. And watching him play is just too physically impressive not to focus on his individual quest. But while the fans and media clamor about whether or not Westbrook can get...
Via RealGM - NBA
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Taj Gibson makes insane three-quarter court buzzer beater (VIDEO)

Taj Gibson made one of the most unpredictable shots of the NBA season during Thursday night’s game. With the game against the Blazers tied at 57-57 at the end of the first half, Gibson came up big for his new team by stealing the inbounds pass with just two seconds remaining. He then attempted a three-quarter court shot with a football-style throw, and yeah, he drained it. Taj...
Via The Sports Daily
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Taj Gibson nearly hit the moon with this ridiculous buzzer-beater

It’s been a great couple of days with baseball/football-style throws in the basketball world. There was the incredible 88-foot pass that led to Northwestern’s game-winning layup over Michigan yesterday, which likely secured the Wildcats’ first-ever NCAA Tournament berth. And tonight at the Moda Center in Portland, the Oklahoma City Thunder’s Taj Gibson — just acquired in...
Via The Comeback
25 days ago  |  Discuss
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