Found March 08, 2013 on
By Mike Pendleton: Featured Columnist. @MP2310
As the Oklahoma City Thunder continue to storm through the Western Conference, every game is must see TV. The reason isn’t because Kevin Durant is an incredible scorer, or because Serge Ibaka is swatting shots, it’s because of the question of how Russell Westbrook will play? As he is often brilliant, occasionally wreck less and often completely out of control.
Russell Westbrook has always been dynamic and while everyone will point back to the play of James Harden being the reason why the Thunder failed against the Miami Heat in the NBA Finals last year, Russell Westbrook was maligned throughout the entire Western Conference Playoffs. His ability to get to the rim is elite, his awareness of when to take a jump shot rather than drive the ball is brilliant and he has abilities that few others in the NBA have. However he often goes over the top and because of his abilities does things that hurts his team rather than help and that term shou...
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Now, this is a nice, little run the Thunder have going.
Make it three in a row and six out of seven wins for Oklahoma City, and after getting its best road win of the year in Los Angeles against the Clippers on Sunday, the Thunder figured it out again on the road in New York.
But it's the second game in a row where the Thunder have played exceptional defense when it counted...
Rarely does it get better than this. Between the third and fourth quarters of the Oklahoma City Thunder’s 122-105 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers at Chesapeake Energy Arena on Tuesday night, Heath Kufahl a Thunder fan was chosen to take a half-court shot for $20,000. Kufahl, who is a volleyball and basketball coach in Del City Oklahoma, then proceeded to coolly sink the shot...
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- Kevin Durant had 19 points and seven assists, and the Oklahoma City Thunder defeated the Charlotte Bobcats 116-94 on Friday night for their fourth straight victory.
Derek Fisher and Thabo Sefolosha both had 13 points for the Thunder, who blew open a close game with 19-0 run to start the second quarter. Serge Ibaka scored 12 points, and Russell Westbrook and...
Following the Lakers' 122-105 loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder, Kobe Bryant took to Twitter and gave credit where credit was due.
Bryant sent a tweet to Thunder's Russell Westbrook, complimenting him on his performance.
"@russwest44 was cookin tonight. He's got mamba blood runnin thru his veins . You gave it to me tonight lil bro. C u down the road!" Bryant...
NEW YORK (AP) -- Kevin Durant had 34 points, including the go-ahead free throws with 1:38 left, and the Oklahoma City Thunder pulled out a 95-94 victory over the New York Knicks on Thursday night.
Russell Westbrook struggled over the final three quarters but finished with 21 points, six rebounds and five assists in the Thunder's first trip to New York since Dec. 22, 2010. Durant...
In the first quarter of Thursday night's Oklahoma City Thunder/New York Knicks game, Thunder forward Serge Ibaka took a shot from New York's Amare Stoudemire on the chin.As Stoudemire tried to back Ibaka down, Amare inadvertently whacked him in the face and sent the OKC big man down for a period of time:
The Oklahoma City Thunder's last game went down to the wire.
There was far less drama the last time the Northwest Division leaders faced the Charlotte Bobcats.
Oklahoma City goes for a fifth consecutive victory in this series on Friday night in Charlotte.
Looking for a sixth victory in seven games since a season-worst 0-3 stretch, the Thunder (45-16) hung on to defeat the...
NEW YORK (AP) — Kevin Durant had 34 points, including the go-ahead free throws with 1:38 left, and the Oklahoma City Thunder pulled out a 95-94 victory over the New York Knicks on Thursday night., http://juicedsportsblog.com/sports-news/news/thunder-hold-off-smith-knicks-as-anthony-sits-yahoo-sports
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NY Knicks (37-21) vs Oklahoma City Thunder (44-16)
8PM/ET on TNT
Last night I didn’t watch the Knicks game against the Detroit Pistons with the same level of intensity I’m accustomed. However, I listened as I worked and am aware that it was another rather sloppy performance by my Knickerbockers. But hey, a win is a win! Right? Wrong...