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Oklahoma City Thunder
OKLAHOMA CITY -- The last time Memphis paid Oklahoma City a visit, most of the drama took place between the opposing teams. But Thursday, with the Grizzlies back in town, it was the Thunder who provided all the fireworks on and off the court. Oklahoma City (35-11) rolled to a 106-89 victory and improved to 20-3 at home. But it was an on-the-court eruption between guards Russell Westbrook and Thabo Sefolosha that became the topic of discussion after the game. Memphis, playing in its first game since trading Rudy Gay to Toronto, seemed to still be in shock of not having their former leading scorer on the team anymore. It wasn't until the second half that they began to play somewhat like their old selves as they cut a 26-point deficit to 11 in the fourth. But that was as close as Kevin Durant and Kevin Martin would let the Grizzlies (29-16) get. They combined to score 10 points in the fourth to push the lead back to 20 before both teams cleared their benches. Durant led...
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Make Russell Westbrook mad, and it's anybody's guess what will happen next.
In his rise to stardom in the NBA, Westbrook has shown off an All-Star temper to go with his unique blend of athleticism and determination.
His latest outburst came in anything but a pressure-packed situation Thursday night. He snapped at teammates and stormed off toward the locker room after a...
The Thunder made easy work of the shorthanded Grizzlies in the first half of TNT’s Thursday night doubleheader. Never did Oklahoma City trail in the game — they led by as many as 20 and took it by 17 — as Memphis appeared mired in a post-trade malaise. Kevin Durant led the way with a cool 27, Russell Westbrook had 21, and four more players recorded seven or more. All...
The Grizzlies' new owner is defending the trade of his team's leading scorer and other moves to dump salary, saying he believes they can do some ''serious damage'' in the playoffs with the changes.
Robert Pera took part in a web chat Friday with Memphis' season ticket holders along with chief executive officer Jason Levien, and Pera's first question...
Tayshaun Prince, Austin Daye and Ed Davis, all obtained by the Memphis Grizzlies in a three-team deal earlier this week, were expected to be in uniform for Friday night's game against the Washington Wizards.
Prince and Daye, who came from the Detroit Pistons, and Davis, who was part of the trade that sent Grizzlies leading scorer Rudy Gay to the Toronto Raptors, were cleared...
In a deal that I honestly thought would never happen after the Grizzlies front office managed to get under the luxury tax threshold by dealing Marreese Speights, Rudy Gay has been traded.The Raptors will send out Jose Calderon and Ed Davis for Gay and Hamed Haddadi.The Pistons will acquire Calderon, with the Grizzlies receiving Tayshaun Prince and Austin Daye.The Grizzlies...
I’ve heard of players being upset during a game, but this is a first. Russell Westbrook was very upset on the bunch during Thursdays Thunder-Grizzlies game, so much so as to throw a tantrum on the bench, and then storm off: TNT’s live broadcast reported that Westbrook was angry towards Kevin Durant, Royce Young of [...]
The Memphis Grizzlies, Toronto Raptors, and Detroit Pistons made some noise around the NBA Wednesday night as they all agreed on a blockbuster trade that will clearly effect these franchises going forward, not to mention the rest of your fantasy season!The Grizzlies, Raptors and Pistons agreed to a six-player trade Wednesday that sent star swingman Rudy Gay to Toronto.The Grizzlies...
According to Marc Stein, ESPN:
ESPN sources say Grizzlies and Raps have deal in place to swap Rudy Gay and Hamed Haddadi for Ed Davis and Jose Calderon.
Sources say deal will morph to include third team to take Calderon, with Detroit at the front of the line to land the Spaniard after chasing him all season. Third team not yet in stone but Pistons have had interest in Calderon all...
Mike Conley scored 18 points and Tayshaun Prince added 14 in his Memphis debut, including a pair of key fourth-quarter jumpers, as the Grizzlies defeated the Washington Wizards 85-76 on Friday night.
Marc Gasol added 13 points and 15 rebounds for the Grizzlies, while Tony Allen and Jerryd Bayless finished with 11 points each. Allen also grabbed eight rebounds, and Conley also had...
The Raptors could have drafted Rudy Gay in 2006 with the first overall selection.
Delonte West has decided not to play in the NBA D-League against the advisement of his representation, according to a source.
The Memphis Grizzlies, playing for the first time after trading away Rudy Gay, get set to face the Thunder in Oklahoma City tonight. While the Gay swap for Ed Davis, Tayshaun Prince, and Austin Daye saves the tea money and improves depth in the long-run, they’ll be fairly depleted in tonight’s match-up.
AccuScore has the Thunder as heavy favorites with 87.3 percent chance at...