Found April 22, 2013 on Fox Sports Southwest:
OKLAHOMA CITY -- Kendrick Perkins ran the break, Derek Fisher made a contested 3-pointer, Kevin Durant drew a charge on his old pal James Harden, dogs jumped rope at halftime and another fan made another 20,000 half-court shot. Everything went right for the Thunder against Houston in their first playoff game as the defending Western Conference champs, and if Sunday was supposed to about Oklahoma City vs. its former favorite son Harden, well, that didn't exactly come off. Harden brought the storyline and the motivation, and of course the beard, but he and the Rockets didn't bring much else. The Thunder won 120-91 and with it brought a sense of domination that made it unacceptable to remotely believe Houston could win this series. It's a 1-0 lead, but Sunday seemed like a technical fall, a tap-out by the Rockets as they benched their own starters in the fourth quarter in mock surrender. Maybe Houston should have considered that idea earlier. Harden was bad, but if he w...

Lin worried about another foe than Thunder?

At a time when Jeremy Lin should be focusing on Russell Westbrook and the Oklahoma City Thunder, a glimpse at his Twitter page shows that Lin, like millions of people around the world right now, is spending plenty of time screaming at his iPhone. "Ive been stuck on level 147 of candy crush for an entire week," Lin tweeted this weekend. "I even had a dream about disco...

Oklahoma City Thunder fan’s fight song is intense

“Oklahoma-Oh-Ho-City-Thunder-’Ey-Hey!” A word to the wise – if you post a video of yourself shirtless whilst passionately singing an enthusiastic fight song in support of your favorite basketball team, you will undoubtedly become an internet sensation at some point. Check out the video below of a grizzly OKC die-hard singing a Thunder fight song. Beware, it is surprisingly catchy..  

Rockets avoid staying in haunted OKC hotel?

The Rockets are likely glad Houston isn't too far from Oklahoma City for more than it just being a short flight. It was a reason why they have decided not to stay the night after Game 1 of their first round playoff series against the Thunder on Sunday. "I just think you come back," Rockets coach Kevin McHale told the Houston Chronicle. "For a 45, 50-minute flight...

Shirtless Oklahoma City Thunder fan creates fight song

It’s no wonder that the Oklahoma City Thunder are ranked as the No.1 fans in the game when you have guys like shirtless Matthias of Southern California cheering you on. Hopefully the Thunder adopt this song.

Video: Serge Ibaka on the never say die fast break

The Oklahoma City Thunder dismissed the Houston Rockets in short order in Game 1 of their Western Conference playoff series.  Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook combined for 43 points Sunday as OKC dismantled  Houston 120-91. It was Serge Ibaka that came through with the play of  the evening. Ibaka put 17 points and seven rebounds into the Thunder’s collection plate. Check...

Was The Dog Show During The Thunder / Rockets Game The Best Halftime Show Of All Time?

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CC video of the day: Westbrook has no regard for Houston's Beverly's ankles

The Thunder won Game 1 of their opening playoff series versus the Rockets 120-91 and to add insult to injury, Russell Westbrook decided to make Patrick Beverly look absolutely silly. In the third quarter, Beverly caught himself one-on-one with Westbrook and the moment you saw Russell start to dance with the ball, you knew something awful for Patrick was going to happen and something...

Jeremy Lin: Critics Have “Bipolar” Perception Of Me

Jeremy Lin’s season with the Houston Rockets has been much less glamorous in comparison to his season last year with the New York Knicks. He has taken a bit of a back seat to star James Harden, who was acquired from the Oklahoma City Thunder right before the season. Linsanity was in full effect last season, where a no-name point guard came off the bench to produce big time numbers...

Aeros qualify for the playoffs, but is bittersweet as Houston loses regardless

"Closing Time, open all the doors and let you out into the world, closing time, turn all the lights on over every boy and every girl, closing time, one last call for alcohol so finish your whiskey or beer, closing time, you don't have to go home but you can't stay here," are the lyrics of the Twin Cities'-based band Semisonic.  The lyrics are sadly appropriate...

5 things to watch in the NBA's first round

Five things to watch in the first round of the NBA playoffs, which begin Saturday: GAME 3 IN BOSTON: April 26, 8 p.m., Knicks at Celtics. You won't want to be one second late for the start of that telecast on ESPN, because if the scene at the first Bruins game since the Boston Marathon explosions was any indicator, then the emotions that pour out from the stands in the Celtics...

Kendrick Perkins Says Ibaka Should’ve Won DPOY Award, Blames Politics

Marc Gasol is reportedly set to win the NBA’s Defensive Player of the Year award – something OKC’s Kendrick Perkins doesn’t agree with. While he meant no disrespect to the Grizzlies center, Perkins thinks his teammate and the league’s leading shot blocker for the second straight season, Serge Ibaka, was more deserving of the honor, citing politics as the reason the 2012...
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