Found March 02, 2012 on Fox Sports:
Oklahoma City Thunder reserve Lazar Hayward will make his return from an eye injury with the team's NBA developmental league affiliate in Tulsa. The Thunder assigned Hayward to the Tulsa 66ers on Friday, and general manager Sam Presti announced that Hayward is expected to be in uniform for a game against Rio Grande Valley. Hayward has missed the past six games after suffering an orbital floor fracture when he was poked in his left eye Feb. 17 in a game against Golden State. Hayward has played in only 12 games since coming over to Oklahoma City in a preseason trade with Minnesota.

Thunder PG Westbrook suffers sprained ankle

Oklahoma City Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook left Thursday's game against Orlando with a sprained left ankle. Westbrook rolled his ankle with just over 5 1/2 minutes to play in the fourth quarter. The team said the All-Star guard will be listed as day-to-day. He had 29 points and 10 rebounds as Oklahoma City extended its winning streak to seven games. Westbrook, who...

Don't stamp Thunder's ticket to Finals just yet

There's a growing sentiment nearing a critical mass, even that Oklahoma City and Miami are pretty much locks to reach the Finals. It'd be a sexy series Kevin Durant trying to take LeBron James' title as best player alive, Durant and Russell Westbrook trying to out-highlight and out-swagger the JamesDwyane Wade duo, James Harden and his beard battling Chris Bosh to...

Magic prepare to face NBA-best Thunder at home

There's only one NBA city where the Oklahoma City Thunder haven't won since the franchise relocated in 2008. All-Stars Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook will try to end the team's road woes in Orlando after both played a key role in a victory there last weekend. The NBA-best Thunder will try to match a season high with a seventh consecutive win Thursday night when...

Thunder PG Westbrook day-to-day

Oklahoma City Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook's status is in question for Saturday's game against the Atlanta Hawks. Westbrook sprained his left ankle in the fourth quarter of Thursday's game against the Orlando Magic. The team listed Westbrook as day-to-day. He has not missed a game in 3 1/2 seasons in the league. Westbrook had 29 points and 10 rebounds as Oklahoma...

Kobe Bryant on Russell Westbrook: "That's a bad little dude, man"

The Oklahoma City Thunder currently hold the NBA's best record this morning. They are now 29-7, a half game better than the Miami Heat, and they have won seven straight along with 9 of their last 10 overall. How far they will push that number remains to be seen, but with Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook they might just have the best 1-2 punch in the NBA right now. Ryan Anderson...

Sam Presti and Tony Parker

The Oklahoma City Thunder currently have the best record in the NBA at 29-7, but they’ve come a long way to get here. During the 2008-09 season, their first year in Oklahoma City after moving from Seattle, the Thunder went 23-59. Can you believe that was only three years ago? The man behind the scenes of the Thunder’s success is a man named Sam Presti, the team’s General...

Thunder Not Ready For A Championship

by Brad Smith Most are aware Kevin Durant is a budding superstar.  The 6 foot 9-inch forward of the Oklahoma City Thunder is a scoring phenom with a silky smooth jump shot that helped garner him an MVP award at this year’s All Star game. With an unquestioned will to win, the 23 year old is absolute in his championship goal. Looking into the future, the increasingly vocal leader...

Magic give up late lead to Durant, Thunder

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- Kevin Durant scored 38 points, including 18 in the fourth quarter, and Russell Westbrook added 29 points and 10 rebounds as the Oklahoma City Thunder erased a 14-point deficit to hold on to beat the Orlando Magic 105-102 on Thursday night. The Magic had a chance to tie it in the final seconds, but Jason Richardson's long 3-pointer bounced off the backboard...


Kevin Durant might have found something in the Amway Center that he really likes. Less than a week after winning the All-Star Game MVP in its newly minted halls, Durant put on another performance to net Oklahoma City its first win in Orlando since the franchise moved from Seattle. Yes, the Thunder are an incredibly potent and devastating offensive team. You expect insane shots from...

Thunder-Hawks Preview

A long winning streak is giving Kevin Durant and the Oklahoma City Thunder a chance to pad their lead atop the Western Conference. The Atlanta Hawks are looking to withstand another absence by Joe Johnson. Durant and the red-hot Thunder look to capitalize as they meet the Hawks for the only time this season Saturday night. Durant - Sunday's All-Star game MVP with 36 points...

Oklahoma City Thunder (28-7) at Orlando Magic (23-13), 8 p.m. (ET)

Oklahoma City will try to match a season high with its seventh consecutive win Thursday night and record the franchise's first road victory against the Magic since 2004.
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