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The Oklahoma City Thunder clicked on all cylinders against the Chicago Bulls Sunday at the Chesapeake Energy Arena, moving their record to 4-0 in the toughest four-game stretch of the season.
The Thunder’s maturing process proved evident throughout their stretch of games against four of the NBA’s best teams. Starting with a blowout win against the Miami Heat on Mar. 25 and finishing with another blowout victory Sunday against Chicago, the Thunder have announced to the league that their growing pains are soon to be over.
The Thunder passed the first step of the test against Miami a week ago and proved they can defend any team in the league. Oklahoma City forced the Heat into 21 turnovers and held them to 87 points, 14 below their season average.
Oklahoma City also found a groove offensively against the Heat. They moved the ball with efficiency and finished with 26 assists on 39 baskets. Durant proved he is a facilitator as well as a scorer with eight assists and just 20 shots.
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Russell Westbrook scored 27 points, Kevin Durant added 26 points and 10 rebounds and the Oklahoma City Thunder used a dominating third quarter to beat Chicago 92-78 on Sunday and move within a game of the Bulls in the race for the NBA's best record.
The Thunder (40-12) pulled away by outscoring Chicago 31-12 in the third quarter, allowing the Bulls to make only five of their...
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- O.J. Mayo scored 22 points, including a key 3-pointer with 17 seconds left, and the Memphis Grizzlies prevented Oklahoma City from tying for the NBA's best record by beating the Thunder 94-88 on Monday night.
Oklahoma City had pulled within a game of league-leading Chicago by blowing out the Bulls a day earlier, but the Grizzlies took the lead just after...
OKLAHOMA CITY Eddie Sutton was inside the Memphis lockerroom Monday night. He was watching his former team Kentucky play for the national championship.
But he was smiling at his former Oklahoma State pupil Tony Allen.
Allen and Memphis locked up the Thunder, who came into the game as the hottest team in the league, fresh off wins against Miami, Chicago and the Lakers.
Many people are picking the Oklahoma City Thunder to reach the NBA Finals — and possibly win the NBA title — but TNT/CBS analyst Kenny Smith is not sold on them. Smith sees some weaknesses with the Thunder and would not be surprised if they lost early in the postseason. LBS spoke with The Jet who was touring on behalf of Coke Zero to promote their Enjoy More Madness program....
“Lunchmeat” should have been fired by the Oklahoma City Thunder a long time ago, because he calls himself “Lunchmeat”
Apparently, “Lunchmeat” signed some agreement that he wouldn’t do anything like this as employee of the Thunder. I am not exactly sure what he did wrong, besides have fun while promoting the organization he works for. This thing should be well...
Earlier today, the Oklahoma City Thunder defeated the Chicago Bulls and guard Russell Westbrook had himself a poster dunk to remember.
Watch as Westbrook soars over Bulls center Omer Asik for the power slam:
That wasn't the only memorable Westbrook-related play of the game as he hooked up with teammate Kevin Durant on a half-court alley-oop:
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The Oklahoma City Thunder are having their way with the Derrick Rose-less Chicago Bulls this afternoon. At one point Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant had 53 points combined while the entire Bulls team had 51. To make matters worse for Chicago Westbrook went and did this to Omer Asik… Westbrook and [...]
Oklahoma City Thunder 92 Chicago Bulls 78 Well, what can I say about this one? This game was not nearly as close as the final score would indicate. OKC got off to a fast start and never looked back. MVP candidate Kevin Durant had a terrific game scoring 26 points on just 11/16 shooting and [...]
The Oklahoma City Thunder are on a crash course for the NBA finals. My preseason prediction was that the Heat and Thunder would meet in the finals but I reserved declaring a winner until I waited to see how both teams developed within the season. While LeBron James is having one of his best seasons [...]
After easily beating the team with the league's best record, the rejuvenated Oklahoma City Thunder have yet another game against one of their fellow championship contenders later this week.
The Western Conference leaders will try to head into that matchup with some considerable momentum by matching their longest win streak of the season and recording a season sweep of the visiting...