Found April 26, 2012 on The NBA Passionista:
The OKC Thunder was as obnoxious as ever, curdling the OKC air with their chants for an entire minute before Russell Westbrook spoke before the crowd. Fast forward 2.5 hours and the fans would be leaving the Energy Solutions Arena with hung heads and hushed chants of enthusiasm. The Denver Nuggets would pick axe their way to a [...]

Thunder head into playoffs without momentum

OKLAHOMA CITY Oklahoma City coach Scott Brooks hasn't just avoided talking about playoff seeding all season. He's run from it. He's denied it's been a focus. He distanced himself from making it an issue. He's done everything but suggest it doesn't matter in the least bit. Instead, Brooks likes to talk about the importance of chemistry. Of playing hard...

Thunder's James Harden cleared to play

Thunder guard James Harden has been cleared to play after recovering from the concussion he suffered when the Los Angeles Lakers' Metta World Peace elbowed him in the back of the head. Coach Scott Brooks said before Oklahoma City's game on Wednesday night that Harden passed the league-mandated tests to be medically cleared but was still being held out against Denver as a...

Nuggets vs. Lakers is speed vs. power

The Denver Nuggets desperately wanted to make the playoffs to get their new young roster some experience under pressure. In coach George Karl's mind, they got a jumpstart on that. Karl had his team treat the last seven regular season games as a playoff series, suggesting Denver had to win at least four to reach the postseason for a ninth straight season. They won six, moving...

Durant's third-straight scoring title a win for "nerds" everywhere

The NBA playoffs are officially upon us. And that can only mean one thing… More black-rimmed glasses, buttoned up plaid collared shirts and those signature trendy single strap-buckled back packs Kevin Durant rocked  during postseason press conferences for the Oklahoma City Thunder last season. Dallas Mavericks, you’ve been warned. The NBA’s “geek-chic fashion pioneer”...

South Park features Denver Nuggets and Los Angeles Clippers (Video/Pictures)

Last night was the premiere of a brand-new episode of Comedy Central's South Park called, "Cartman Finds Love".Nearing the end of the episode, Kyle takes a new girl to the Denver Nuggets game against the Los Angeles Clippers as Cartman attempts to reunite her with Token: Cartman Finds LoveGet More: SOUTHPARKEric Cartman,Token Black,more...Here are some more high-rez...

Nuggets 106, Thunder 101

Ty Lawson scored 25 points, Kenneth Faried added 13 points and 10 rebounds, and the Denver Nuggets beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 106-101 on Wednesday night to ensure they won't be the No. 8 seed in the Western Conference playoffs. Kevin Durant scored 32 points to extend his lead in the NBA scoring race, leaving Kobe Bryant in need of 38 points in his season finale Thursday...

Denver Nuggets: Inspiration Mix

I was in search for something INSPIRING, but gave some of the best plays from the 2011-2012 season at the same time. Something that demonstrated a team that possessed heart, intensity and courage through injuries abound and trades. A video that showed what Denver Basketball is. When ESPN and the head analysts want to toss Denver [...]

Kevin Durant dunks on JaVale McGee

The Oklahoma City Thunder locked up the number 2 seed in the Western Conference but don’t tell Kevin Durant that. Most teams are resting their star players down the stretch but not Durant he is just one of those players that is going out on every night to give it his all. He probably also played in Wednesday’s game against the Nuggets because he is chasing the...

'Sonicsgate' to get national exposure on CNBC

Adam Brown and Jason Reid weren't seeking critical acclaim or a national audience when they went about chronicling the steps that led the Seattle SuperSonics to become the Oklahoma City Thunder. They were fans simply trying to document the departure of their team after four decades in Seattle. The result was ''Sonicsgate: Requiem for a Team,'' a critically acclaimed...

Only Seven Game Suspension For World World Peace

Metta World Peace was handed his punishment Tuesday afternoon and David Stern again got it wrong. World Peace received only a seven game suspension for his viscous elbow that concussed James Harden of the Thunder Sunday. The seven game suspension means that World Peace will miss the Lakers last game of the season but would be available in the first round of the playoffs if...

Metta World Peace thinks media is unfairly criticizing him for his elbow

Metta World Peace was suspended seven games by the NBA for his elbow to the head of James Harden last Sunday. The player formerly known as Ron Artest apologized after the game and said the elbow was “unintentional.” Commissioner David Stern termed it “reckless,” and Metta even said it was “brutal.” But that doesn’t mean he thinks the public beating he’s taking for...

Western Conference Playoff Schedule

For most of the shorten NBA season the Oklahoma City Thunder were the top team in the West but the San Antonio Spurs won their last 10 games to finish first in the Western Conference. These two teams are clearly the favorites to win the West. While everyone wants to crown the Thunder don’t count out the Spurs. Remember this team his championship history something...

Mavericks-Thunder Preview

Oklahoma City's penalty for scuffling down the stretch and getting passed for the top seed in the Western Conference is a first-round playoff showdown with an all-too-familiar foe toting championship credentials. When the Dallas Mavericks arrive for Game 1 on Saturday night, it'll be a rematch of last season's West finals dominated by Dirk Nowitzki on his way to his...
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