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Oklahoma City Thunder
OKLAHOMA CITY -- Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook and Kevin Martin combined for 72 points to lead Oklahoma City to a 104-93 win over Indiana Sunday at the Chesapeake Energy Arena. The win is the eighth in a row for the Thunder (17-4) and the 12th consecutive contest it has topped the century mark. But it took a strong fourth quarter for them to keep both streaks alive. The Pacers entered the night last in the NBA in scoring at only 90.7 points per game. With Danny Granger still injured, they have only a few options they can turn to for consistent scoring.However, Indiana has hung its hat on its defense this year. It's first in fewest points allowed. Because of that, coach Frank Vogel liked his team's chances of at least slowing down the league's highest scoring team. The plan worked for the Pacers until Durant decided to take over. With Paul George guarding him, the NBA's second-leading scorer forced his will on the game. He scored 10 points in the fourth to...
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As the Oklahoma City Thunder continue their torrid pace in the Western Conference, guard Russell Westbrook has put together another outstanding season.
In Friday night's game against the Los Angeles Lakers, watch as Russ flies to the cup and throws down a nasty one-handed jam:
Finally, Russell Westbrook started to miss a few shots. The Oklahoma City point guard had lit up the Los Angeles Lakers with 27 points in the first half, but the halftime break appeared to have cooled him off a bit. As Westbrook missed all six shots he took in the third quarter, the Lakers did not lose any more ground on the scoreboard. The stage was set for Kobe Bryant to spear...
Kevin Durant and the Oklahoma City Thunder can generate a lot of excitement as the NBA's highest-scoring team, but defense is still a matter of pride.
Durant scored 27 points, Kevin Martin added 24 and the Thunder clamped down in the second half to beat the Indiana Pacers 104-93 on Sunday night for their eighth straight win.
It was a matchup of NBA's most potent offense...
Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook displayed his impressive athleticism with a clean block of a dunk attempt by Indiana Pacers center Roy Hibbert during the fourth quarter of Sunday's NBA game at the Chesapeake Energy Arena.
The block is more impressive given that Russell stands only 6-foot-3, nearly a foot shorter than Hibbert, who stands 7-foot-2.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Kevin Durant had 36 points, Russell Westbrook scored 27 of his 33 in the first half to stake Oklahoma City to a commanding lead and the Thunder beat the short-handed Los Angeles Lakers 114-108 Friday night.
NBA scoring leader Kobe Bryant had 35 points to lead Los Angeles, which trailed by as much as 19 before rallying to get within four in the final minute...
Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant combined for their highest point total (69) of the season in the Thunders match up against the Lakers on Friday night. Now comes word that there was an additional motivation for those performances; Kobe Bryant’s Olympic smack talk. Allegedly last summer after the Lakers acquired Steve Nash and Dwight Howard, [...]
OKLAHOMA CITY There was a moment Sunday night in the Oklahoma City Thunder's 104-93 win over the Indiana Pacers that drilled right past the noise and clutter and hit at the very center of why this team has emerged as perhaps the best in the league.
With 5:39 left in the first quarter of what would be a grinding but well-executed game for both teams, Russell Westbrook exploded...
Russell Westbrook got up last night. He earned the block of the night against Pacers center Roy Hibbert. Hibbert stands nearly a foot taller than Westbrook(6'3) at 7'2. This speaks a lot for the ups that Westbrook has as a point guard. Check out the block of the night in the video below.
The Indiana Pacers didn't stand much of a chance against the first...
Oklahoma City -- Russell Westbrook had that look. Before he and his Oklahoma City teammates took on Los Angeles, he had the look of someone who was locked in and ready to punish the Lakers. That is exactly what Westbrook did Friday as he led the Thunder to a 114-108 victory over the Lakers at Chesapeake Energy Arena. Westbrook scored 33 points, dropped eight assists and was 5...
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Kevin Durant scored 27 points, Kevin Martin added 24 and the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Indiana Pacers 104-93 on Sunday night for their eighth straight win.
A meeting of the NBA's highest-scoring offense and the league's stingiest defense went the way of the Thunder, who eclipsed 100 points for the 12th straight game.
Of course, Oklahoma City boasts...
Point guards shouldn’t be allowed to block 7-foot centers but most point guards aren’t Oklahoma City’s Russell Westbrook. In the Thunder’s 104-93 win over the Pacers Westbrook blocked the 7’2” Roy Hibbert. Hibbert was going up for a dunk but Westbrook denied him.
Westbrook is one if not the best athlete in the NBA; he is just so explosive.
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Roy Hibbert‘s quest to become the best center in the NBA is not going so well. The 7-foot-2 Indiana Pacers big man may be coming off a career season, but on Sunday against the Oklahoma City Thunder he posted another disappointing stat line with 10 points and six rebounds.
Oh, yeah. And this happened, courtesy of 6-foot-3 point guard Russell Westbrook:
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Tweet OKC Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook at 6’3″ is one the most, if not the most athletic players in the NBA. Indiana Pacers center Roy Hibbert at 7’2″ is one of the NBA’s tallest players. With that tale of the tape, you wouldn’t expect this end result of a Hibbert dunk attempt: Incredible display [...]