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J.J. Barea ended Oklahoma City's 12-game winning streak almost all by himself.
Playing with the tenacity that made him so important to the Mavericks' run to the title two years ago, Barea scored 14 of his 18 points in the fourth quarter to lift the Minnesota Timberwolves to a 99-93 victory over the Thunder on Thursday night.
Kevin Love had 28 points, 11 rebounds and seven assists and Nikola Pekovic had 24 points and 10 rebounds for Minnesota. But it was Barea who was the key, scoring 12 straight at one point for the Wolves to hold off the team with the best record in the league.
Kevin Durant had 33 points, seven rebounds and six assists and Russell Westbrook had 30 points, 11 rebounds and nine assists for the Thunder, who had not lost a game since Nov. 23 at Boston.
That it was Barea, and not the Olympian Love or the sensation Ricky Rubio who was chiefly responsible was the biggest surprise of all.
Barea didn't join the Timberwolves until training camp had already s...
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The Thunder have re-assigned Perry Jones and DeAndre Liggins to the Tulsa 66ers.
MINNEAPOLIS When the buzzer sounded on the Minnesota Timberwolves' 99-93 win over Oklahoma City on Thursday, the Thunder's 12-game winning streak was snapped.
It was the longest such streak since the Thunder became the Thunder, and when it died, so too did OKC's stretch of the same length of wins over Minnesota. Done and done. To blink and wonder if that really happened...
MINNEAPOLIS The last time the Timberwolves played the Thunder, on April 14, they lost by five points, 115-110, and the game was within two points with just 16 seconds left.
The time before that, on March 23, it went to double overtime, another Timberwolves loss, 149-140. That night, J.J. Barea had a triple-double and Kevin Love scored a career-high 51 points. Barea finished with...
The Minnesota Timberwolves snapped the Oklahoma City Thunder and Kevin Durant’s 12-game win streak on Friday night.Kevin Durant finished the night with 33 points, 7 rebounds, and 6 assists, with his most impressive three points (he was fouled and converted the free throw) coming when he hit this shot. Durant’s shot, a bit lucky, rolled over the glass and onto the top of the backboard...
Russell Westbrook threw down a monstrous one-handed slam against the Atlanta Hawks last night. These kind of displays have become a regularity for the Oklahoma City Thunder guard. OKC dispatched the host Hawks 100-92 as Kevin Durant poured in a game-high 41 points. Westbrook chipped in 27 points in the winning effort.Might Westbrook be one of the top five dunkers in the league? Empirical...
Thunder star post big moment in game.
Josh Howard has a torn ACL and will be waived by the Timberwolves.
Ricky Rubio has finally made his long-awaited debut after sitting out for almost nine months because of a torn ACL. The Spanish point guard is sure to have an immediate impact for the Timberwolves.
Wanda Pratt is an NBA mom.
Kevin Durant is her son.
Looking for her? She can be found in her court side seats during every Oklahoma City Thunder home game at Chesapeake Energy Arena.
The NBA thought she and Kevin should be included in the “Big shots” element of its ongoing “Big” campaign, so they made a commercial which demonstrates just how dedicated she...
The Thunder are rolling! They currently have a league-best 12 games win streak with the latest coming Wednesday night against the Hawks. Russell Westbrook Instagramed his pregame look complete with studded denim vest, camo pants and a t-shirt from Lil Wayne’s Truk Fit line. His teammate Serge Ibaka opted for a classic look pairing [...]
Although there is much basketball left to play this season, if the first quarter of the season is any indication, the Oklahoma City Thunder have to be the favorites in the West to make the NBA Finals. Here I give the top eight reasons why the young, dynamic OKC team will make it back to The post 8 Reasons OKC Will Make It Back To Finals appeared first on No Coast Bias.
ATLANTA -- Kevin Durant scored a season-high 41 points and grabbed 13 rebounds to lead the Oklahoma City Thunder to a 100-92 win over the Atlanta Hawks on Wednesday night at Philips Arena. The Thunder earned their 12th consecutive win, the longest winning streak for the team since moving to Oklahoma City. Russell Westbrook scored 27 points -- 21 in the first half -- and had 11...