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In their quest for first place in the Western Conference, the Oklahoma City Thunder must do a better job of defending the paint and snap out of a perimeter shooting funk.
Especially considering they'll be on the road Wednesday night against the Memphis Grizzlies, who have won eight straight at home and continue to score inside effectively.
Even with Tuesday's 114-104 home loss to Denver, the Thunder (50-18) have still won 11 of 14. But with 1 1/2 games separating them from West-leading San Antonio, each game is crucial.
Oklahoma City had no answers for the Nuggets inside, giving up a season-worst 72 points in the paint while mustering 50 of their own.
Memphis presents another big challenge as it is seventh in the league in points in the paint per game at 43.2.
The Thunder are third in the league in 3-point shooting at 38.3 percent, but their hitting just 27.8 percent of their shots from distance over the last six games. Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook have hit a comb...
BEST OF MAXIM
Kevin Durant couldn't get a shot off at the end of regulation and he could barely get one to fall all night.
In overtime, Russell Westbrook's miserable night continued with a pair of terrible decisions.
But then it looked like things were going to work out.
Durant responded with a jumper. Westbrook's dribble-drive and layup gave the Thunder a lead before Marc Gasol...
The Oklahoma City Thunder lost an important Western Conference showdown with the red-hot Denver Nuggets on Tuesday.
They did not go down easy in the 114-104 defeat as Reggie Jackson threw down a power dunk on the Nuggets JaVale McGee.
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Gilbert Arenas is one of the many stars forced into exile before his career was truly over.
Both he and Tracy McGrady (and to some extent Allen Iverson) all were forced out of the league despite a willingness and, perhaps an ability, to still contribute to a team. Perception and reputation has ruled and ruined their chances at playing in the league as few NBA teams believe guys...
The Memphis Grizzlies' Mark Gasol's knee ends up in a very unfortunate place for Oklahoma City's Nick Collision.
Marc Gasol went up for a layup during the Grizzlies 90-89 overtime win over the Thunder and his knee found its way into Nick Collison’s groin. It was definitely unintentional but it doesn’t change the fact that it will make you cringe when you see it.
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Mike Conley had 20 points and six assists and the Memphis Grizzlies snapped a two-game losing streak with a 92-77 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Monday night.
Conley was 8 of 14 from the field and connected on 3 of 6 from beyond the arc to help Memphis its 10th straight win in the series. Marc Gasol finished with 16 points and Jerryd Bayless added 15. Zach Randolph had...
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- Mike Conley had 20 points and six assists and the Memphis Grizzlies snapped a two-game losing streak with a 92-77 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Monday night.
Conley was 8 of 14 from the field and connected on 3 of 6 from beyond the arc to help Memphis its 10th straight win in the series. Marc Gasol finished with 16 points and Jerryd Bayless added...
Just a couple of kids having fun playing basketball.