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OKLAHOMA CITY - The Oklahoma City Thunder avoided consecutive home losses by beating the Philadelphia 76ers 109-85 on Friday night at Chesapeake Energy Arena. With the win, the Thunder improved to 25-7 this season, while the Sixers dropped to 15-19. For Philadelphia, it was the seventh game of an eight-game road trip that began in Brooklyn against the Nets on Dec. 23. The Sixers have gone 3-4 so far on the trip. Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant led the way offensively for the Thunder. Westbrook was the game's leading scorer with 27 points, and Durant added 26. Nick Young had 21 points to lead the Sixers, hitting 5 of 7 from 3-point range. Jrue Holiday had 15 points and nine assists. The Thunder led by one point after the first quarter, 22-21. Westbrook scored 10 points in the quarter. For Philadelphia, Spencer Hawes, Holiday, Lavoy Allen and Thaddeus Young each had four points in the first quarter. The Sixers were only 1-for-7 from 3-point range, and Oklahoma City...
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OKLAHOMA CITY After a first quarter where the Thunder allowed 63 percent shooting, gave up 33 points, got outscored by 14 points and ultimately got beat by a scuffling Brooklyn team, Nick Collison offered this up:
"We didn't have our normal defensive presence in the first quarter and they made us pay for it."
Well, Collison is right about one thing, the Nets did...
OKLAHOMA CITY Ask Russell Westbrook what he thinks of people who are critical of his game and he'll answer the same every time.
He doesn't care.
Ask Russell Westbrook what he thinks of other's opinions of his fashion sense and he'll answer the same every time.
He doesn't care about that, either.
Westbrook's game is a violent mix of speed and size, a matchup...
Coming out of the NBA Finals, the Oklahoma City Thunder faced a difficult choice: Could they afford to keep both league blocks leader Serge Ibaka and Sixth Man of the Year James Harden?
If not, which one would stay?
The Thunder ended up securing Ibaka with a long-term extension this offseason, providing the first signal that Harden's days in Oklahoma City might be numbered...
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Russell Westbrook scored 27 points, Kevin Durant added 26 and the Oklahoma City Thunder bounced back from a rare home loss to beat the Philadelphia 76ers 109-85 on Friday night.
Oklahoma City made eight of its first 10 3-point attempts in the second half and never trailed after scoring the final five points before halftime.
Serge Ibaka chipped in 15 points...
For the first time in his NBA career, Kevin Durant was ejected from a game. The Thunder were at home against the Nets and with a little under 2 minutes left in the fourth quarter, KD became upset with an offensive call against Kendrick Perkins. Danny Crawford apparently doen’t take kindly to popping off at [...]
Last year’s NBA finalists are leading the way in local television ratings this season. In other news, TNT suffered declines for a recent doubleheader, and NBA TV has had large gains for original programming. NBA Finalists Lead NBA Ratings Race: Oklahoma City Thunder NBA regular season games have averaged a [...]
In this edition of The #NBA Is Tweeting, Tony Allen craves Jamaican food, Jason Thompson goes to practice, Wilson Chandler likes things that aren’t good for him, and Kendrick Perkins is a bird that flies backwards. Also, Isaiah Thomas searches for Eminem, Daniel Gibson wants a flying car, and Stephen Jackson takes a picture of his money…
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So most people hate Kris Humphries now right?? I know I do. The big question is why is this lady Thunder's fan touching him on his arm on his way to the locker room? And how does she not realize he's going to be sweating like a race horse after playing a full game of basketball? These fans should be flicking him off if anything. He's on the opposing team that...
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When the Philadelphia 76ers (15-18) take on the Oklahoma
City Thunder (24-7) tonight in
Chesapeake Energy Arena, they’ll certainly have their hands full. Not only do
the Thunder post an All-Star combo of Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook, but
as a team, OKC also owns the best winning percentage in the entire league
The Sixers come...
The Oklahoma City Thunder have their sights set on beginning a new home winning streak, while the road-weary Philadelphia 76ers likely are relieved their trip is nearing its end.
Oklahoma City seeks its eighth straight win in the series Friday night against Philadelphia, which hopes to avoid a 10th loss in its last 12 road contests.
The Thunder's 12-game home run came to a...
No team has played fewer road games than the NBA-leading Oklahoma City Thunder.
That, however, is about to change.
The Thunder kick off a road-heavy stretch Sunday against a Toronto Raptors team seeking a fifth win in six home matchups in this series.
After going 17-3 on their own court, Oklahoma City (25-7) knows things likely will be more difficult as it gets ready to play 11...
TORONTO -- When Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook drives to the hoop the way he did Sunday, fellow guard Kevin Martin sees a force that defies stopping. Westbrook led the Thunder to a 104-92 victory over the Toronto Raptors before a crowd of 17,634 at Air Canada Centre. "I see a bull going down and knocking everybody out of the way," Martin said. "His...
TORONTO -- Guard Russell Westbrook scored 23 points and had seven assists as the Oklahoma City Thunder defeated the Toronto Raptors 104-92 before a crowd of 17,634 at Air Canada Centre on Sunday. It was the second win in a row for the Thunder (26-7) while the Raptors (12-22) have lost two in a row after going on a five-game home winning streak. Raptors rookie guard Terrence Ross...