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Oklahoma City Thunder
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- With All-Stars Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant leading the way, the Oklahoma City Thunder can outscore any team in the NBA on any given night.
That still isn't good enough for a team with the highest of aspirations.
Westbrook scored a season-high 37 points, Durant added 27 and Oklahoma City snapped a three-game losing streak Friday night with a 127-111 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves that did little to fix what was wrong during the skid.
"A baby, minor step" was how Westbrook described it.
"I think we could have (done) a better job defensively, but we got a win. That's all we needed this time after losing three games in a row," he said.
The Thunder avoided losing four in a row for the first time since April 2009, near the end of their first season in Oklahoma City, but were hardly better on defense after allowing 113.7 points per game during their longest losing streak of the season.
Instead, they relied on an offens...
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OKLAHOMA CITY When is Ronnie Brewer supposed to get here, anyway?
It's kind of hard to wrap your mind around the fact there may not be a more-pressing question for this Oklahoma City team.
But maybe that's where we are as March approaches and the Thunder defense becomes more invisible than the lenses in Russell Westbrook's glasses.
Because if Oklahoma City can'...
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OKLAHOMA CITY If you were waiting, hoping and anticipating Oklahoma City would make a last-minute deadline deal that would put it a step closer to a parade down the streets of the city, well, it didn't happen.
Yes, the Thunder are still a championship contender, but are they better than they were 24 hours ago?
Also a yes.
The Thunder are in need of a third scorer behind Kevin...
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- The Oklahoma City Thunder unloaded free-agent-to-be Eric Maynor in a trade deadline deal with Portland on Thursday, picking up a trade exception and the rights to Greek forward Georgios Printezis.
Maynor had been a reliable backup for All-Star point guard Russell Westbrook over his first two seasons in Oklahoma City, ranking among the top 10 in the league in...
The Oklahoma City Thunder have traded Eric Maynor to the Trail Blazers in return for a trade exception. Returning this season from an ACL injury, Maynor fell out of the Thunder’s rotation early in the season (averages 2.7 points), replaced by Reggie Jackson.
According to ESPN:
The Oklahoma City Thunder have traded backup point guard Eric Maynor to the Portland Trail Blazers...
Kevin Martin and Nick Collison have been effective playing the two-man game together.
NEW YORK (AP) -- The New York Knicks traded swingman Ronnie Brewer to the Oklahoma City Thunder on Thursday, opening up a roster spot that will be used to sign veteran forward Kenyon Martin.
Team president Glen Grunwald said Martin will be signed to a 10-day contract with the hopes that he could remain for the remainder of the season.
Grunwald said Martin will be insurance for...