Found May 27, 2012 on The NBA Passionista:

I’m the biggest Kendrick Perkins advocate, I find he is more talk than substance, but he sure does serve his purpose for the Oklahoma City Thunder. Oh, and he does say some incredible, but comical things. Take what he told the media at shootaround before the Western Conference Finals began Sunday evening when asked what [...]


Why hasn't OKC committed to Brooks?

Scott Brooks has won 191 basketball games in less than four full seasons, directed the turnaround of a dormant franchise in a small market, managed the fragile chemistry of a young team and coached the Oklahoma City Thunder to within a whiff of the NBA Finals. And still the question roars louder than ever across the landscape of this league: Is he good enough? If it were only me...

Spurscast #277: Spurs-Thunder series preview

Jeff and I review the San Antonio Spurs-Clippers series and preview the Western Conference Finals against the Oklahoma City Thunder, starting tomorrow.We go position by position to decide which team has the edge in several areas and close the show out with our predictions. Let us know what your thoughts are on the series in the comments below.The Spurscast. The original Spurs podcast...

Flaming Lips: Thunder Up:Racing For The Prize!!

The Flaming Lips aren't just a successful, eccentric alternative rock band - they are also proud Oklahomans.  To that effect, they've rewritten their 1999 song Race For The Prize as a rallying cry for their hometown Oklahoma City Thunder.  Check out: Thunder Up: Racing For The Prize!! 

Manu Ginobili helps San Antonio Spurs edge Thunder

SAN ANTONIO – Manu Ginobili has to play a key role in every contest if the Spurs are to win this series against the Oklahoma City Thunder. To read this story and watch post game footage please click the link below.

Thunder can't finish near-upset in Game 1

SAN ANTONIO (AP) -- The Oklahoma City Thunder almost did it: Almost stopped one of the longest winning streaks in NBA history, started the Western Conference finals with an upset and finally shed their underdog label. Then things got "nasty." Despite carrying a nine-point lead in the fourth quarter and having the San Antonio Spurs on their heels -- even by the admission...

Thunder - Spurs Game One Top 20 Takeaways

20) Russell Westbrook stuffed Tony Parker, then ran a one-man break and scored, in one of those plays that only he can make19) If the Thunder are going to force as many turnovers as they did in the first quarter, the Spurs might actually lose a game this playoff18) Surprising no one, Kendrick Perkins got into early foul trouble, and felt personally aggrieved17) Steve Kerr posited...

Derek Fisher Haunts Spurs Again, Eight Years After Game-Winning Shot With 0.4 Seconds Left

Most of the basketball-watching world wonders when the heck Derek Fisher is going to retire, mostly because he is 37 years old and has five NBA championship rings. He has nothing left to prove on the court. The San Antonio Spurs probably wonder the same, but for a very different reason. On the day Fisher finally calls it quits, possibly with a dedicated "Derek Fisher Day"...

Old vs. New: Western Conference Finals Prediction San Antonio Spurs vs. Oklahoma City Thunder

Old vs new. Experienced vs inexperienced. Manu vs. Harden. Boring vs exciting. The time has come that to see which team will prevail from the West; the experienced, cohesive and veteran San Antonio Spurs or the young, talented, fast Oklahoma City Thunder. This matchup is between, arguably, two of the best NBA teams in the [...]

Thunder Give Up Nine-Point Lead, Blow Opportunity

The Spurs may very well have played their worst half in 19 games in the Western Finals opener… and they still won.  It didn’t even come down to a buzzer beater, and it didn’t take overtime, either.  After turning the ball over 14 times in the first 24 minutes, the Spurs bounced back from a nine-point third quarter deficit to take game one on their home floor, 101-98.  It...

Several NBA assistant coaches favor Spurs over Thunder

In a must read article by Randy Hill of Fox Sports Arizona, Hall dives into the San Antonio Spurs and Oklahoma City Thunder's Western Conference Finals match-up by getting the opinions of those who have been on the battle grounds against both teams, opposing teams assistant coaches.In the article, Hill interviewed five different NBA assistant coaches whose teams aren't in...

Spurs Battle Past Thunder 101-98 To Take 1-0 Series Lead

If game one of the Western Conference Finals is a true sign of the rest of this series; than the match-up between the San Antonio Spurs and the Oklahoma City Thunder will keep fans of the Association glued to their televisions for as long as it lasts. The two best teams in the West took to the floor of the AT&T Center Sunday night in a contest that saw the Spurs climb back...
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