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Oklahoma City Thunder
Los Angeles Clippers
OKLAHOMA CITY Anyone who has a passing interest in the wide world of Westbrook knows the absolute paradox the Thunder point guard is.
One of the best point guards in the league, Russell Westbrook frustrates as much as he fascinates. And anyone who has any knowledge of Westbrook knows you get what you get with him. Sometimes good, sometimes bad. He's always worthy of discussion or argument.
But one aspect of Westbrook's game to consider is that it's time to realize he's not going to be a better shooter. Critics will start to gather more ammo in the Westbrook-shoots-more-than-Kevin Durant argument if Westbrook doesn't figure something out, but here's the deal: Westbrook will never be an elite shooter.
He's not Durant with a silky delivery. Often times his shots are on the run, rushed and disjointed. That's what makes him so fun to watch, but also makes it harder to put the ball in the basket. He also takes a lot of shots, not a lot of which are seen...
BEST OF MAXIM
Kevin Durant scored 35 points, Russell Westbrook added 23 and Oklahoma City's All-Star tandem scored all of the Thunder's points in overtime in a 117-111 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers on Wednesday night.
The Clippers, who came in tied for the best record in the Western Conference, had a six-game winning streak snapped.
Westbrook connected on a 3-pointer from the...
Kevin Durant was handing out free kisses on Wednesday night. Let me explain.Seen here is the Oklahoma City Thunder forward laying a big fat one on an elderly woman after accidentally hitting her in the face with an errant pass. The play occurred during the third quarter of OKC's game against the Los Angeles Clippers.The Thunder went on to win the game, 117-111, in overtime...
FROM WAY DOWNTOWN
Tweet Oklahoma City Thunder big man Serge Ibaka has made a name for himself as a shot blocker and defensive presence. So far this season he’s upped his scoring to 14.6 points per game, which would be a career-high. Even with the increased offensive output three-point shooting isn’t a staple of Ibaka’s game, yet. [...]
Once you go black, grandma, there’s no going back. You decide to sit courtside for last night’s Thunder-Clippers game and you might get drilled twice by errant basketballs.
One kiss later from Kevin Durant and you’ll be seeking out Mr. Marcus.
If you care, the Thunder won, 117-111.
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On Thanksgiving eve, the Thunder faced off against the Clippers. The game went into overtime resulting in a win for the Thunder 117-110, stopping the Clippers six-game win streak and ending their perfect road record. It was ABSOLUTELY like a playoff game in November. There was one play where an older woman suffered the hazards [...]
Daniel Orton and DeAndre Liggins have received minimal playing time with the Thunder.
Nice to see old friend Kendrick Perkins back at the Garden. Below, Doc talks about how you can't evaluate a guy like Perk by his numbers. You don't get stats for setting picks or making guys think twice about driving the lane, because you may lay them on their asses. Miss Perk.
OKLAHOMA CITY -- The Oklahoma City Thunder knew it could play better. Despite cruising to one of the best records in the Western Conference, the Thunder looked almost disinterested since making their run to the NBA Finals last year. That changed Wednesday when the Los Angeles Clippers pulled into town for a pre-Thanksgiving battle. In front of a national TV audience, Oklahoma...
Most of us moved past the Kendrick Perkins/Jeff Green trade a while ago. Pre-trade 2010 isn’t walking through that door, and even if it did, given Perk’s OKC production, we may not like what we see.But for Jeff Green, the trade is still very much a part of his everyday life. Reporters still ask him about it. Fans still base their expectations for him on it. And because of the...
Sam Presti's tenure as GM of the Thunder has been almost universally praised.
Here’s Zach Randolph giving some insight on last week’s confrontation with Kendrick Perkins:
Q: And then in the back, did you try to go in their locker room?
A: Nah, I didn’t go in their locker room. It was some doors; I had went on their side. Their locker room was like right there to the left. But I had went through some doors in the hallway. And I went through the doors...
On Friday night the Celtics matched up against the Oklahoma City Thunder. The team brought their three time scoring champion, Kevin Durant and old Celtic fan favorite Kendrick Perkins. The Celtics looked to battle to stay above .500 and did just that, finishing the week on a strong point with a win 108-100.
The team opened up strong in the first half shooting 52.4% from the field...
8 a.m. ET: ‘Tis the season for giving, and the NBA schedule-makers gave the Celtics a challenging slate for the holidays.
Two days after taking on the NBA’s most well-coached unit in the Spurs, the Celtics host arguably the league’s most talented roster when the Oklahoma City Thunder pay a post-Thanksgiving visit. Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook will lead the Thunder (9...
Since tomorrow is Thanksgiving, I figured it was appropriate to show Los Angeles Clippers forward Matt Barnes getting stuffed by Oklahoma City Thunder forward Serge Ibaka.Check out as Serge rises up in the first quarter of the Thunder/Clippers to block Matt's shot not once but twice...
The NBA came up with a creative advertisement featuring their "BIG Color" Christmas Day uniforms that will be worn by the teams playing that day. The commercial features superstars Dwight Howard, Carmelo Anthony, Joe Johnson, Russell Westbrook and Dwayne Wade wearing the special uniforms and dribbling to the beat of "Carol of the Bells".
BIG Color gear...