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Westbrook organizing practices for Thunder players

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The reigning MVP is currently organizing workout events for the Oklahoma City Thunder in Santa Monica, California, according to ESPN. These practices are expected to take place later on this week. This has been a Thunder tradition going back to the Kevin Durant and Serge Ibaka days. Players and coaches will meet and run through…

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Steven Adams is still the great Kiwi

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Basketball has become of of the fastest growing sports in New Zealand, thanks to Thunder center Steven Adams. Adams, who’s only 23, will head home this offseason and continue to host his basketball camps. The basketball camps have become so popular there’s not enough room for everyone who wants to go to him. The Kiwi’s…

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Abrines already focused on the off-season

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It’s been different type of ride for Alex Abrines. After spending years in Europe, playing for a Spanish club, he finally made his way across the pond after being drafted by the Thunder. This season, his official rookie year, he’s had ups and downs but overall, the Spaniard has benefited during his time in Oklahoma…

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Thunder Digits: Season over for the good guys

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The Oklahoma City Thunder eliminated by the Houston Rockets 4-1 in the first round of the Western Conference Playoffs. Here are some keys to the game. 13 Oklahoma City fouled Houston while shooting a three-pointer 13 times in the series. Houston has officially mastered the art of drawing contact off a screen while shooting from…

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Thunder eliminated by Rockets in 5 games

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The Oklahoma City Thunder’s season comes to an end, after losing game five to the Houston Rockets, 105-99. Russell Westbrook did everything humanly possible to will his team to victory, but it just wasn’t happening. It was the same story, different game. Westbrook put the team on his back, get out to an early lead,…

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Next question: Thunder fall back 3-1 with loss

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When the Houston Rockets went to the hack-a-Dre in the fourth quarter, the entire complextion of the game changed. It was enough for Houston to take the lead and hold on as the Rockets won 113-109. Houston takes a commanding 3-1 lead with Game 5 on Tuesday night. Late in the fourth, the Rockets decided…

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5 Thoughts: Let’s talk about Taj Mahal

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The Oklahoma City Thunder struck back with vengeance after their 115-113 to pull within 2-1 in the first round against the Houston Rockets. While we wait for Game 4, here are my five thoughts on Game 3’s win: TAJ GIBSON THRIVED Taj Gibson barely played it seemed in Game 2 after a solid start from…

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5 Thoughts: Thunder down 2-0

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WESTBROOK MAKES HISTORY (AGAIN) Even in the loss, Russell Westbrook made history yet again, becoming the first NBA player ever to notch a 50 point triple-double in the postseason, finishing with 51 points, 10 rebounds, and 13 assists. While some will point to his less than stellar fourth quarter performance in which he only shot…

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Playoff Thunder Digits: Oklahoma City blows lead in game 2

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The Oklahoma City Thunder lost a heartbreaker in game 2 to the Houston Rockets, 115-111. It was a big night for Russell Westbrook, but not near enough help from his teammates led to the blown lead late in the fourth. Here are some interesting numbers from tonight’s game: 20 Harden was a mastermind all night…

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Andre Roberson doubtful tonight vs. Suns

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Andre Roberson missed the entire second half in the win over the Memphis Grizzlies on Wednesday night. At the time, Thunder head coach Billy Donovan said Roberson could’ve returned but decided to hold him out. On Friday, the Thunder two-way guard did not participate in practice and will probably miss tonight’s game against the Phoenix Suns.…

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Westbrook rescues OKC again

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Russell Westbrook didn’t get a triple-double but the Oklahoma City Thunder scored the most important mark of them all, the victory. Oklahoma City beat the Memphis Grizzlies 103-100 on Wednesday night to improve to 45-33 on the year. Westbrook nailed a three-pointer with 14 seconds left in front of Tony Allen to put Oklahoma City…

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Russell Westbrook ties Oscar Robertson

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Russell Westbrook has tied the great Oscar Robertson with his 41st triple-double in the 2016-17 NBA season. With Westbrook’s performance tonight against the Milwaukee Bucks, his march towards NBA history was finally realized. 55 years have passed since Robertson set the bar for a legendary individual statistical season. At 6-3, Westbrook is by far the smallest NBA player…

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OKC assistant Anthony Grant hired as Dayton head coach

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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 coach the school…

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

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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 a barnburner with…

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Westbrook, Thunder stun Mavs in comeback

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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 Thunder into the…

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Big third fuels OKC’s blow out of Philly

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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 open, as the…

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McDermott’s big day leads OKC by Kings

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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 Sacramento Kings 110-94…

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Raptors Meltdown! 3-16-17

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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 I don’t sound…

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

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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 this season. GIBSON…

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Westbrook one-ups Westbrook

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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 he cannot do…

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All around team performance as Thunder defeat Spurs 102-92

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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 Thunder (36-29) as…

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OKC fall late to Portland

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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 Westbrook wasn’t enough…

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Westbrook shows off his best assets at the best time — in the clutch

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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 bad thing. On…

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Could Oladipo be a backup point guard

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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 on the Thunder…

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Thunder win third straight, beat NOLA 118-110

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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 only a half-game…

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OKC sharp with the new guys; beat Lakers 110-93

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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 of the 2016-17…

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Is Enes Kanter close to returning?

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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 their sights to…

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Thunder dominated in DC; 120-98

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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 push to make…

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Thunder squander lead, lose close one to Pacers

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Coming into Monday night’s game in Indianapolis, the Oklahoma City Thunder had played nine back-to-backs so far this season. In those nine back-to-backs, seven of them included road games on the second night. In those seven games, the Thunder had gone 1-6. Needless to say, OKC was looking to change this negative trend, but were…

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Thunder end road trip with loss in San Antonio

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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 and downs intertwined…

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Adams out tonight vs. Clips

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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 of the third…

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Kanter, Westbrook power OKC by Kings

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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 head coach Billy…

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OKC in 10 game stretches shows team’s success

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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 of a single…

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Cameron Payne: The Story Of An Underdog

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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 loves an underdog,…

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OKC closes Memphis 103-95

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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 18 triple-doubles. Through…

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Thunder tame the Bulls 109-94

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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 this month,” Thunder…

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OKC loses third straight, falls to Rockets 118-116

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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 Westbrook was on…

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Hornets sting OKC’s comeback hopes: Notes/Recap:

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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 123-112 Wednesday night.…

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Victor Oladipo to play vs. Clippers tonight

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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 play tonight vs.…

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

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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 worries. The Thunder…

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With each game Sabonis shows improvement

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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 to the latter.…

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Billy Donovan’s humility a guiding light for OKC

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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 playoff teams;  three…

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