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Kevin Durant scored 18 points and the Oklahoma City Thunder opened a 40-point halftime lead in one of the most lopsided first halves in NBA history on their way to a 114-69 blowout of the Charlotte Bobcats on Monday night.
Russell Westbrook had 12 points and 11 assists before he and the rest of Oklahoma City's starters were pulled less than 5 minutes into the second half with the Thunder leading 79-25.
Westbrook powered home a right-handed slam to put an exclamation point on the first half and put Oklahoma City up 64-24. It was the fifth-biggest halftime lead in NBA's shot clock era and the largest since Golden State set the record with an 88-41 edge on Sacramento on Nov. 2, 1991, according to STATS.
It was the largest blowout ever for Charlotte, which had shown promise with seven early wins -- the same number it had last season while setting an NBA record for futility.
Rookie Jeff Taylor scored 10 points to lead the Bobcats, whose worst loss previously was a 112-68 defe...
BEST OF MAXIM
Russell Westbrook threw down an absolute monster of a dunk in Oklahoma City’s thrashing of the Charlotte Bobcats on Monday.
Right before halftime, Westbrook blew by Bobcats guard Kemba Walker and elevated for the power jam to put the Thunder up 64-24 going into the break.
“They was sleeping. Everybody’s head turned, so I decided to go and take off,” Westbrook said of the...
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Kevin Durant scored 18 points and the Oklahoma City Thunder opened a 40-point halftime lead in one of the most lopsided first halves in NBA history on their way to a 114-69 blowout of the Charlotte Bobcats on Monday night.
Russell Westbrook had 12 points and 11 assists before he and the rest of Oklahoma City's starters were pulled less than 5 minutes into...
Russell Westbrook gets his fair share of blame when things go wrong for the Oklahoma City Thunder, but everything was going right for them on Monday night.
In a blowout win over the Charlotte Bobcats, Westbrook earned some well-deserved accolades for himself by throwing down a monster dunk at the end of the first half. To punctuate the slam, the point guard even did a little high...
Russell Westbrook is known to throw down some freakishly athletic dunks, and in tonight’s game between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Charlotte Bobcats, Westbrook added another one to the highlight reel.
In the closing seconds of the first half, Westbrook blew past Bobcats point guard Kemba Walker and threw down a powerful one-handed dunk that brought the crowd to their feet...
The Oklahoma City Thunder produced one of the most dominant first halves in NBA history Monday night, building a 64-24 halftime lead against the Charlotte Bobcats.
It was the fifth-biggest halftime lead in NBA history and the largest since Golden State set the record with an 88-41 edge on Sacramento on Nov. 2, 1991, according to STATS LLC. The Thunder franchise record for a halftime...
OKLAHOMA CITY -- Before the Charlotte Bobcats took the floor Monday, coach Mike Dunlap told his players to not listen to the outside noise. Even though the team had already matched its season win total from the season before, he didn't want the Bobcats to start believing the hype about how good they were. Dunlap's words turned out to be prophetic, as the Oklahoma City Thunder...
REACTION: OKC: 114 / BOBCATS: 69
-The Thunder handed Charlotte a 45-point loss at the Chesapeake Arena Monday in Oklahoma City. OKC led by 54 at one point in the second half thanks to six players scoring in double-digits including a combined 32 points from Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook.
-Charlotte opened with Jeff Taylor guarding [...]
OKLAHOMA CITY Scott Brooks is known for his low-key approach, so when he said Wednesday's game against Houston was something bigger, it made an impression.
After all, Brooks is a company man, loves to talk about the process and the practice. Every game counts the same, all 82 of 'em, so getting too high for the Lakers or showing disinterest in the Bobcats would be a disservice...
OKLAHOMA CITY -- Before the Charlotte Bobcats took the floor Monday, coach Mike Dunlap told his players to not listen to the outside noise. Even though the team had already matched its win total from the previous season, he didn't want the Bobcats to start believing the hype about how good they were. Dunlap's words turned out to be prophetic, as the Oklahoma City Thunder...
There are blowouts, and then there are routs. And then there are lambastes. And then there are trounces. And then there are clobberings. Also thrashings. Whichever one of those you find to be most devastating, that's what the Thunder did to the Bobcats last night. As you can see if the photo above, OKC led by 54 at one point in the third quarter. 54!
This game ended up at...
The Oklahoma City Thunder have dominated their recent matchups with the Charlotte Bobcats, but by all appearances, they would appear to have a more difficult opponent for the next one.
The Bobcats will seek to add to their best start in franchise history by earning their first win in Oklahoma City on Monday night.
The Thunder (10-4) have prevailed in five of their last six games...
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Kevin Durant matched his season high with 37 points, and Oklahoma City beat the Houston Rockets 120-98 on Wednesday night in James Harden's first game back in Chesapeake Energy Arena since being traded by the Thunder before the season.
Harden scored 17 points, but was limited to 3-for-16 shooting. He had six shots blocked by the Thunder.
OKLAHOMA CITY - It was supposed to be a homecoming for James Harden. After being traded to Houston right before the season started, he made his first appearance back in Oklahoma City Wednesday. However, Kevin Durant spoiled the party. With another all-around strong game of 37 points, seven rebounds and four assists, he led the Thunder to a 120-98 victory at the Chesapeake Energy...