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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-for-8 behind the arc. But the Thunder needed every point. For three quarters. Oklahoma City pounded Los Angeles. But their 19-point lead in the fourth quarter was whittled down to 110-105 with 20 seconds left. Westbrook was fouled and he hit a pair of free throws before the Lakers Kobe Bryant knocked down a fade away 3-pointer from the corner. With the Thunder leading by four, Kevin Durant was fouled and he went to the stripe and hit both free throws to put the game away. Bryant paced the Lakers with 35 points on 11-for-24 shooting. Dwight Howard racked up his 11th double-double of the season with...
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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...
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 (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...
Kevin Durant and LeBron James are not doing a very good job of providing the fans of the NBA with a good old fashioned blood rivalry.
Much has been said about Durant’s penchant for working out with James who in turn thumped him in 2011-2012 NBA Finals earlier in the year.
James & Durant recently painted a picture of where their semi-rivalry stands.
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It's funny how his name is World Peace, but he's all about starting fights?? I guess he didn't think that one through for very long. Serge Ibaka and Metta World Peace got a little feisty in the last couple minutes of the game last night and World Peace went right for the neck grab. No punches were thrown, but it's safe to say the Thunder own the West right now...
Serge Ibaka and Metta World Peace got into a minor scuffle, exchanging words during the Thunder’s win over the Lakers on Friday night. They both received technicals and nothing else arose of the situation. On November 1, Serge Ibaka was in a similar altercation with Stephen Jackson of the Spurs, again double technicals. After the Thunder/Laker game, Jackson sent out a warning...
OKLAHOMA CITY The Oklahoma City Thunder used a second-quarter drubbing of the Los Angeles Lakers on Friday night to look every bit like a championship-caliber team, further shaking off any hand-wringing over the loss of now-departed star James Harden.
The Lakers, who whittled the final score down to 114-108 in the final seconds of the game but for most of the night looked every...
Last night during the Lakers-Thunder matchup, Serge Ibaka and Metta World Peace got into a bit of a scuffle late in the game. No punches were thrown, the players were separated and in the end, it was just posturing between the two players.
However, San Antonio Spurs' Stephen Jackson must have seen the altercation and chimed in with his two-cents on Ibaka. Needless to say...
Those who stuck around for the last couple minutes of Friday night’s non-game between the Lakers and the Thunder probably didn’t think much of the little scuffle involving Serge Ibaka and the artist formerly known as Ron Artest. There wasn’t much to it, really… the two players essentially locked themselves into a bear hug and exchanged a few pleasantries… and that was...
Few NBA matchups this season might create a bigger styles clash than a game between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Indiana Pacers.
Oklahoma City's high-powered offense has it off to one of the league's best starts, while Indiana is relying on defense to stay afloat with its star player sidelined.
The Thunder seek their eighth straight victory on Sunday night when they...
According to Ric Bucher of CSN Bay Area, Oklahoma City Thunder players Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook wanted to prove Kobe Bryant wrong. Apparently, during the 2012 Olympics in London, Kobe Bryant was constantly talking so much smack towards the two Thunder players. Kobe was saying that Durant and Westbrook will not be able to get to the NBA Finals again after the Lakers...