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Who has the best hair in Thunder history

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Basketball players enjoy a level of notoriety athletes in the other major sports leagues don’t have. They wear no helmets or hats. Their faces, facial expressions and facial hair are very much apart of the total package. As the Oklahoma City Thunder head into their tenth offseason since coming to the plains, it is time…

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Five Thoughts: Thunder epilogue

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The Oklahoma City Thunder’s 2016-17 campaign came to an end last night as the Houston Rockets won the best of seven series in five games. These five thoughts will focus more upon the season as a whole and not specifically on the playoff series. THANK YOU, MR. WESTBROOK In the wake of a disastrous Fourth…

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NBA investigating Thunder fan and Patrick Beverley

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So Patrick Beverley and the Thunder crowd are once again butting heads, but for real this time. The NBA is currently investigating an interaction between a fan and Beverley that took place after Oklahoma City’s Game 3. The one thing that should be mentioned off the bat is Houston approached the NBA to investigate the…

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Westbrook 4th most popular jersey

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Feb 9, 2017; Oklahoma City, OK, USA; Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook (0) passes the ball agains the Cleveland Cavaliers during the fourth quarter at Chesapeake Energy Arena. Mandatory Credit: Mark D. Smith-USA TODAY Sports Russell Westbrook is getting ready to roll in all kinds of accolades over the next couple of weeks. Two…

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Thunder-Rockets 1st round schedule

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The Oklahoma City Thunder have qualified for the NBA Playoffs for seven of the last eight years. Their lone absence was the injury-riddled year of 2014-15. However, with Russell Westbrook leading the helm, Oklahoma City has powered themselves to the sixth seed and have earned them a date with the Houston Rockets. Westbrook finishes the…

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42: More than a record

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41 nights out of the year, Oklahoma City Thunder fans flood Bricktown to cheer on their beloved team. Since Clay Bennett’s brass relocated the Seattle Supersonics to Oklahoma City in 2008, the Thunder have been a hot commodity in the state. Drawing 18,203 fans to each game, which is capacity at Chesapeake Energy Arena, has become…

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Turnovers doom Thunder in loss to Hornets

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With Utah losing, the Oklahoma City Thunder missed a grand opportunity to move within two games of the Jazz for the Northwest Divisional crown as they lost to Charlotte 113-101 on Sunday afternoon. Oklahoma City trailed by as many as 21 in the game and Oklahoma City never were able to cut it under 11…

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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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Thunder embarrassed by Warriors 111-96

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Mar 20, 2017; Oklahoma City, OK, USA; Golden State Warriors forward Matt Barnes (22) fouls Oklahoma City Thunder guard Alex Abrines (8) during the third quarter at Chesapeake Energy Arena. Mandatory Credit: Mark D. Smith-USA TODAY Sports No Kevin Durant? No problem for the Golden State Warriors. There was nothing Russell Westbrook could do as…

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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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Thunder pounds Raptors in Toronto

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Mar 16, 2017; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Oklahoma City Thunder guard Victor Oladipo (5) is congratulated by forward Taj Gibson (22) after scoring a basket against the Toronto Raptors at Air Canada Centre. The Thunder beat the Raptors 123-102. Mandatory Credit: Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports Steven Adams and Enes Kanter posted a video earlier in the…

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Thunder try to avoid weird territory with Raptors

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Nov 9, 2016; Oklahoma City, OK, USA; Toronto Raptors guard DeMar DeRozan (10) and Oklahoma City Thunder center Steven Adams (12) are separated and called for technical fouls during the fourth quarter at Chesapeake Energy Arena. Mandatory Credit: Mark D. Smith-USA TODAY Sports The Oklahoma City Thunder are trying to avoid letting the Toronto Raptors…

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What Westbrook needs for a triple-double

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Mar 2, 2017; Portland, OR, USA; Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook (0) reacts after scoring during the second half of the game against the Portland Trail Blazers at Moda Center. The Blazers won 114-109. Mandatory Credit: Steve Dykes-USA TODAY Sports As the season winds down and the Thunder make their push for the playoffs,…

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Thunder beat Jazz 112-104

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Mar 11, 2017; Oklahoma City, OK, USA; Oklahoma City Thunder guard Victor Oladipo (5) dunks the ball over Utah Jazz forward Trey Lyles (41) during the second quarter at Chesapeake Energy Arena. Mandatory Credit: Mark D. Smith-USA TODAY Sports Oklahoma City fought hard and won the fight and the season series vs. the Utah Jazz…

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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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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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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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Thunder need to capitalize on soft schedule after All Star break

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Feb 15, 2017; Oklahoma City, OK, USA; Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook (0) and forward Andre Roberson (21) react after a play against the New York Knicks during the second quarter at Chesapeake Energy Arena. Mandatory Credit: Mark D. Smith-USA TODAY Sports Following a exhilarating victory Wednesday night against the New York Knicks, one…

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Thunder come back from 17 down, beat Knicks before All-Star Break

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Feb 15, 2017; Oklahoma City, OK, USA; Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook (0) reacts after scoring against the New York Knicks during the second quarter at Chesapeake Energy Arena. Mandatory Credit: Mark D. Smith-USA TODAY Sports It was inevitable Russell Westbrook would take over another game for the Thunder. His fourth quarter performances have…

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Despite the loss, Durant’s return lived up to billing

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Feb 11, 2017; Oklahoma City, OK, USA; Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook (0) handles the ball in front of Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant (35) during the fourth quarter at Chesapeake Energy Arena. Mandatory Credit: Mark D. Smith-USA TODAY SportsOKC The build up was magnificent. The showmanship lived up to the billing. The…

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Thunder top Cavs in prep for bad dudes

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Mark D. Smith-USA TODAY Sports Would they play or wouldn’t they? Turns out they would play but it wouldn’t matter. Oklahoma City beat the Cleveland Cavaliers with their big three 118-109 on Thursday night. Oklahoma City improved to 31-23 on the season. Yesterday Cavs head coach Tyrone Lue said he would probably rest his big…

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Thunder drop third straight: Notes/Recap

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Mandatory Credit: USA Today Russell Westbrook dipped, shot and swished from the charity stripe to put the Thunder up one with about three minutes remaining before halftime. The Bulls outscored the Thunder by 29 points the rest of the game and won 128-100. Oklahoma City has dropped three straight; all three double-digit losses and without Enes…

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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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Thunder top Pelicans in NOLA

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Jan 25, 2017; New Orleans, LA, USA; Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook (0) reacts after teammate center Enes Kanter (not pictured) during against the New Orleans Pelicans during the first quarter at the Smoothie King Center. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports The Oklahoma City Thunder nabbed their second straight victory tonight against…

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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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Russ vs. KD — Round 2 Promo

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On Jan. 18 the former teammates will go toe-to-toe once again. TD follower Shane Steinkraus decided to throw together a nice promo for that game. The first meeting didn’t exactly go Oklahoma City’s way as the Warriors and Kevin Durant went on a three-point barrage and blew the Thunder out of the Oracle. It didn’t help…

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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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Thunder top Nuggets, end skid

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Jan 7, 2017; Oklahoma City, OK, USA; Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook (0) reacts after a play against the Denver Nuggets during the fourth quarter at Chesapeake Energy Arena. Mandatory Credit: Mark D. Smith-USA TODAY Sports A barrage of Westbrook three-point hay-makers and another triple-double fires Oklahoma City to their first win of the…

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Westbrook vs Harden – MVP comparison

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Oklahoma City, OK, USA; Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook (0) blocks a shot attempt by Houston Rockets guard James Harden (13) at Chesapeake Energy Arena. Mandatory Credit: Mark D. Smith-USA TODAY Sports Tonight’s NBA showdown puts Russell Westbrook and the Oklahoma City Thunder against the James Harden led Houston Rockets. The Thunder are coming…

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NBA rescinds 2 Westbrook technicals

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Dec 17, 2016; Oklahoma City, OK, USA; Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook (0) brings the ball up court against the Phoenix Suns during the first quarter at the Chesapeake Energy Arena. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports For Russell Westbrook, good news came down from the league office on Wednesday, they rescinded two technical…

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Death schedule, also known as January for the Thunder

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Dec 9, 2016; Oklahoma City, OK, USA; Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook (0) reacts after a play against the Houston Rockets during the fourth quarter at Chesapeake Energy Arena. Mandatory Credit: Mark D. Smith-USA TODAY Sports Following the month of December in which the Thunder finished with a record of 9-5, they will now…

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Changes in NBA CBA agreement

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Dec 31, 2016; Oklahoma City, OK, USA; Oklahoma City Thunder guard Victor Oladipo (5) and guard Alex Abrines (8) celebrate after a three point shot against the LA Clippers to end the first half at Chesapeake Energy Arena. Mandatory Credit: Mark D. Smith-USA TODAY Sports The league and the NBA Player’s association agreed to a…

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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 Lose Finale 106-101 to the Nuggets

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Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook combined for 62 points, but it wasn’t enough for the streaking Nuggets. The Nuggets outscored the Thunder 11-6 down the final stretch of the game, and stole a win in Chesapeake Energy Arena 106-101. Oklahoma City finishes the regular season 47-19 on the season, 26-7 at home. The first quarter…

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Thunder Rock 24-0 Run to End Losing Streak

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With 6:05 left in the third quarter, Toronto’s Alan Anderson had just hit a three-point shot cutting the Oklahoma City Thunder lead to 58-55.  Oklahoma City never trailed, but the Raptors made it a ball game.  Scott Brooks called a time out. The Raptors would not score again in the quarter. Oklahoma City used a…

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The Crushing of the Bulls

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In a possible NBA Finals preview, the Oklahoma City Thunder led wire-to-wire against the team with the best record in the NBA, Chicago Bulls 92-78. The Thunder led by Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook who combined for 53 points in a game where Oklahoma City led by as much as 30 in the fourth quater.…

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Thunder Links – December 23, 2011

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Tom Smith of Kansas City Star talk about Collison and Aldrich. Nick Collison and Cole Aldrich got together during the NBA lockout to work out. Now they are back with their teammates, hoping that the work they put in results in a successful season, which starts Sunday night with a home game against Orlando in…

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Thunder Preseason Schedule is Set

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  Parts of the schedule are slowly being leaked out and we now know that the Thunder will play the Dallas Mavericks in two preseason games in mid to late December. We invite you to follow Thunder Digest on Twitter and like Thunder Digest on Facebook. Our Podcast is on iTunes. We also have a Thunder Digest Instagram account if you love fun Thunder…

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