All posts tagged "Billy Donovan"

  • Oklahoma City Thunder
    Injury update 10-5-17

    Head coach Billy Donovan revealed today that Russell Westbrook did go through his first full practice of training...

  • Injury report
    Injury update 10-2-17

    Head coach Billy Donovan announced today that Russell Westbrook, Patrick Patterson and Alex Abrines will not play...

  • Oklahoma City Thunder
    Thunder reactions of Westbrook extension

    Russell Westbrook‘s signature on his NBA-record $205 million dollar contract extension sent shockwaves across the league. The...

  • Media Day
    Some thoughts from Thunder Media Day 2017

    The Oklahoma City Thunder held their annual media day on Monday, Sept. 25 and it was business...

  • Thunder News
    Presti: “We continue to move forward”

    To kick off the 2017-18 NBA season, Oklahoma City Thunder GM Sam Presti held his annual opening...

  • Oklahoma City Thunder
    Westbrook organizing practices for Thunder players

    The reigning MVP is currently organizing workout events for the Oklahoma City Thunder in Santa Monica, California,...

  • Oklahoma City Thunder
    Steven Adams is still the great Kiwi

    Basketball has become of of the fastest growing sports in New Zealand, thanks to Thunder center Steven...

  • Oklahoma City Thunder
    Abrines already focused on the off-season

    It’s been different type of ride for Alex Abrines. After spending years in Europe, playing for a...

  • Oklahoma City Thunder
    Thunder Digits: Season over for the good guys

    The Oklahoma City Thunder eliminated by the Houston Rockets 4-1 in the first round of the Western...

  • Oklahoma City Thunder
    Thunder eliminated by Rockets in 5 games

    The Oklahoma City Thunder’s season comes to an end, after losing game five to the Houston Rockets,...

  • Oklahoma City Thunder
    Next question: Thunder fall back 3-1 with loss

    When the Houston Rockets went to the hack-a-Dre in the fourth quarter, the entire complextion of the...

  • Oklahoma City Thunder
    5 Thoughts: Let’s talk about Taj Mahal

    The Oklahoma City Thunder struck back with vengeance after their 115-113 to pull within 2-1 in the...

  • Oklahoma City Thunder
    OKC punches back, win Game 3

    The Oklahoma City Thunder survived. That is the best way I can sum it up, as Oklahoma...

  • Oklahoma City Thunder
    5 Thoughts: Thunder down 2-0

    WESTBROOK MAKES HISTORY (AGAIN) Even in the loss, Russell Westbrook made history yet again, becoming the first...

  • Oklahoma City Thunder
    Playoff Thunder Digits: Oklahoma City blows lead in game 2

    The Oklahoma City Thunder lost a heartbreaker in game 2 to the Houston Rockets, 115-111. It was...

  • Oklahoma City Thunder
    3 adjustments need to win Game 2

    Houston beat the snot out of the Thunder in the second half and we’re all still reeling...

  • Oklahoma City Thunder
    Andre Roberson doubtful tonight vs. Suns

    Andre Roberson missed the entire second half in the win over the Memphis Grizzlies on Wednesday night....

  • Oklahoma City Thunder
    Westbrook rescues OKC again

    Russell Westbrook didn’t get a triple-double but the Oklahoma City Thunder scored the most important mark of...

  • Oklahoma City Thunder
    Russell Westbrook ties Oscar Robertson

    Russell Westbrook has tied the great Oscar Robertson with his 41st triple-double in the 2016-17 NBA season....

  • Oklahoma City Thunder
    OKC assistant Anthony Grant hired as Dayton head coach

    Alabama head coach Anthony Grant reacts to a call during a game against Florida at the Stephen C. O’Connell Center on February 08, 2014 in Gainesville, Florida. (Photo by Rob Foldy/Getty Images) In a turn of events, the Dayton Flyers have hired Oklahoma City Thunder assistant Anthony Grant as their new head...

  • Oklahoma City Thunder
    Five Thoughts: Thunder split back to back on Texas road trip (3-28-17)

    The Oklahoma City Thunder split their short two game road trip, with a loss to the Houston Rockets on Sunday, followed by a come from behind victory on Monday night versus the Dallas Mavericks. It was a tale of two games on this short Texas road trip, as Oklahoma City was in...

  • Oklahoma City Thunder
    Westbrook, Thunder stun Mavs in comeback

    Mar 27, 2017; Dallas, TX, USA; Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook (0) celebrates the win over the Dallas Mavericks at the American Airlines Center. The Thunder defeat the Mavericks 92-91. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports A cross over and a jumper that is the old fashion cotton shot sent the...

  • Oklahoma City Thunder
    Big third fuels OKC’s blow out of Philly

    Mar 22, 2017; Oklahoma City, OK, USA; Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook (0) drives to the basket against the Philadelphia 76ers during the third quarter at Chesapeake Energy Arena. Mandatory Credit: Mark D. Smith-USA TODAY Sports A 19-2 run to start the second half saw the Thunder blow a game wide...

  • Oklahoma City Thunder
    McDermott’s big day leads OKC by Kings

    Feb 28, 2017; Oklahoma City, OK, USA; Oklahoma City Thunder forward Doug McDermott (25) and Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook (0) celebrate against the Utah Jazz during the second quarter at Chesapeake Energy Arena. Mandatory Credit: Mark D. Smith-USA TODAY Sports Oklahoma City used an almost wire-to-wire lead to beat the...

  • Oklahoma City Thunder
    Raptors Meltdown! 3-16-17

    Guys like McBuckets always have great numbers against us. I think I’ve reached the point in the season where, as a Raptors fan but also an NBA fan, I just want to see another triple double from Westbrook to keep that whole craziness going. go Raptors go. But mostly (and I hope...

  • Oklahoma City Thunder
    5 Thoughts: Thunder 122, Nets 104 (3-14-17)

    The Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Brooklyn Nets 122-104 on Tuesday, March 14. Oklahoma City struggled through a good portion of the game but fought back, finding the winning formula on Pi day. This one though, wasn’t irrational enough to go on forever. Though, it probably feels that way for the Nets...

  • Oklahoma City Thunder
    Westbrook one-ups Westbrook

    Mar 11, 2017; Oklahoma City, OK, USA; Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook (0) is announced prior to action against the Utah Jazz at Chesapeake Energy Arena. Mandatory Credit: Mark D. Smith-USA TODAY Sports It’s hard to put into words on what we see with Russell Westbrook. The man who was told...

  • Oklahoma City Thunder
    All around team performance as Thunder defeat Spurs 102-92

    Mar 9, 2017; Oklahoma City, OK, USA; Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook (0) shoots the ball in front of San Antonio Spurs guard Danny Green (14) during the second quarter at Chesapeake Energy Arena. Mandatory Credit: Mark D. Smith-USA TODAY Sports It was an all-around great game from the Oklahoma City...

  • Oklahoma City Thunder
    OKC fall late to Portland

    Mar 2, 2017; Portland, OR, USA; Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard (0) and Oklahoma City Thunder forward Taj Gibson (22) scramble for a ball on the floor during the second half of the game at Moda Center. The Blazers won 114-109. Mandatory Credit: Steve Dykes-USA TODAY Sports 45 points from Russell...

  • Oklahoma City Thunder
    Westbrook shows off his best assets at the best time — in the clutch

    Feb 15, 2017; Oklahoma City, OK, USA; Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook (0) dunks the ball in front of New York Knicks forward Kristaps Porzingis (6) during the fourth quarter at Chesapeake Energy Arena. Mandatory Credit: Mark D. Smith-USA TODAY Sports Russell Westbrook’s aggression is often seen as a good and...

  • Oklahoma City Thunder
    Could Oladipo be a backup point guard

    Dec. 9, 2016; Oklahoma City, OK, USA; Oklahoma City Thunder guard Victor Oladipo (5) drives to the basket between Houston Rockets guard James Harden (13) and forward Trevor Ariza (1) during the fourth quarter at Chesapeake Energy Arena. Mandatory Credit: Mark D. Smith-USA TODAY Sports Victor Oladipo is arguably the second-best player...

  • Oklahoma City Thunder
    Thunder win third straight, beat NOLA 118-110

    Mark D. Smith-USA TODAY Sports A thunderous throw down over DeMarcus Cousins really was the epitome of what the Thunder brought in their 118-110 win over the New Orleans Pelicans on Sunday night. Oklahoma City improves to a season best nine games over .500 and OKC is 34-25 on the season. It’s...

  • Oklahoma City Thunder
    OKC sharp with the new guys; beat Lakers 110-93

    Feb 24, 2017; Oklahoma City, OK, USA; Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook (0) and Oklahoma City Thunder center Steven Adams (12) reacts after a play against the Los Angeles Lakers during the second quarter at Chesapeake Energy Arena. Mandatory Credit: Mark D. Smith-USA TODAY Sports Russell Westbrook began the second half...

  • Oklahoma City Thunder
    Is Enes Kanter close to returning?

    Dec 14, 2016; Salt Lake City, UT, USA; Oklahoma City Thunder center Enes Kanter (11) reacts during the second half against the Utah Jazz at Vivint Smart Home Arena. The Jazz won 109-89. Mandatory Credit: Russ Isabella-USA TODAY Sports With the All-Star game in the rearview mirror, the Oklahoma City Thunder set...

  • Oklahoma City Thunder
    Thunder dominated in DC; 120-98

    Feb 13, 2017; Washington, DC, USA; Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook (0) shoots over Washington Wizards center Marcin Gortat (13) during the first quarter at Verizon Center. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports The Oklahoma City Thunder (31-25) were thoroughly dominated by the streaking Washington Wizards (33-21) 120-98. Despite an early...

  • Game Recaps
    Thunder squander lead, lose close one to Pacers

    Coming into Monday night’s game in Indianapolis, the Oklahoma City Thunder had played nine back-to-backs so far...

  • Oklahoma City Thunder
    Thunder end road trip with loss in San Antonio

    Soobum Im-USA TODAY Sports Quite possibly the most challenging month in the history of the Oklahoma City Thunder finally came to an end Tuesday night in San Antonio as the Thunder fell short to the Gregg Popovich-lead Spurs 108-94. Tuesday night’s game was much like a roller coaster ride, with many ups...

  • Oklahoma City Thunder
    Adams out tonight vs. Clips

    Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports Thunder’s center Steven Adams has officially been diagnosed with a concussion and will no play tonight vs. the Clippers. Adams was pushed hard to the floor by Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins and appeared to hit his head on the floor. It happened at the 10:15 mark...

  • Oklahoma City Thunder
    Kanter, Westbrook power OKC by Kings

    Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports Despite the late scare, Enes Kanter scored a season high 29 points as Oklahoma City beat the Sacramento Kings 122-118. Enes Kanter, who played 32 minutes as Steven Adams left with concussion-like symptoms, dominated the head-to-head duo against DeMarcus Cousins. “Right now he has concussion-like symptoms,” Thunder...

  • Oklahoma City Thunder
    OKC in 10 game stretches shows team’s success

    Dec 14, 2016; Salt Lake City, UT, USA; Oklahoma City Thunder head coach Billy Donovan reacts during the first half against the Utah Jazz at Vivint Smart Home Arena. Mandatory Credit: Russ Isabella-USA TODAY Sports Professional basketball players are asked every day, before and after each game, about the importance or disappointment...

  • Oklahoma City Thunder
    Cameron Payne: The Story Of An Underdog

    Nov 20, 2016; Oklahoma City, OK, USA; Oklahoma City Thunder guard Cameron Payne (22) on the court prior to game against the Indiana Pacers at Chesapeake Energy Arena. Mandatory Credit: Mark D. Smith-USA TODAY Sports Underdog. (noun) – a competitor thought to have little chance of winning a fight or contest. Everyone...

  • Oklahoma City Thunder
    OKC closes Memphis 103-95

    Jan 11, 2017; Oklahoma City, OK, USA; Oklahoma City Thunder forward Jerami Grant (9) blocks a shot attempt by Memphis Grizzlies forward James Ennis (8) during the second quarter at Chesapeake Energy Arena. Mandatory Credit: Mark D. Smith-USA TODAY Sports Last season, Russell Westbrook needed all 82 regular season games to hit...

  • Oklahoma City Thunder
    Thunder tame the Bulls 109-94

    Caylor Arnold-USA TODAY Sports It what was maybe the most complete game of the season, Oklahoma City thumped the Chicago Bulls 109-94 on Monday night. The Thunder improved to 23-16 on the season and grabbed their first road win in a tough January slate. We certainly have a long stretch ahead of...

  • Oklahoma City Thunder
    OKC loses third straight, falls to Rockets 118-116

    Jan 5, 2017; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Rockets guard James Harden (13) is guarded by Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook (0) in the third quarter at Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Thomas B. Shea-USA TODAY Sports The Oklahoma City Thunder (21-16) dropped a heart breaker to the Houston Rockets (28-9) 118-116. Russell...

  • Oklahoma City Thunder
    Hornets sting OKC’s comeback hopes: Notes/Recap:

    Jan 4, 2017; Charlotte, NC, USA; Charlotte Hornets guard Kemba Walker (15) and Oklahoma Thunder guard Russell Westbrook (0) go after a loose ball during the first half at the Spectrum Center. Mandatory Credit: Sam Sharpe-USA TODAY Sports A big night at the free throw line helped the Hornets beat the Thunder...

  • Oklahoma City Thunder
    Victor Oladipo to play vs. Clippers tonight

    Dec 9, 2016; Oklahoma City, OK, USA; Oklahoma City Thunder guard Victor Oladipo (5) drives to the basket between Houston Rockets guard James Harden (13) and forward Trevor Ariza (1) during the fourth quarter at Chesapeake Energy Arena. Mandatory Credit: Mark D. Smith-USA TODAY Sports Good news Thunder fans, Victor Oladipo will...

  • Oklahoma City Thunder
    Thunder lay egg on Beale Street, fall to Grizzlies 114-80

    Dec 29, 2016; Memphis, TN, USA; Memphis Grizzlies forward JaMychal Green (0) shoots in the first half as Oklahoma City Thunder center Enes Kanter (11) defends at FedExForum. Mandatory Credit: Nelson Chenault-USA TODAY Sports Russell Westbrook was ejected in the third quarter, arguing calls and that was the least of Oklahoma City’s...

  • Oklahoma City Thunder
    With each game Sabonis shows improvement

    Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports Legacy is an integral part of the NBA. For some players, the desire is to create a foundation of memories and amazing play. Championships, records and accolades are the fuel for this particular drive. For others, the desire stems from continuing a legacy. Domantas Sabonis is no stranger...

  • Oklahoma City Thunder
    Billy Donovan’s humility a guiding light for OKC

    After sending the Toronto Raptors back to extinction two nights ago and dropping a meaningless game last night against Detroit, the Oklahoma City Thunder find themselves the winners of eight of the last nine – a complete turn around  from the rough patch after the All-Star game. Seven of these eight wins have been against...

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