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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Russell Westbrook shrugged off a sore shoulder to score 19 points and the Oklahoma City Thunder cruised past the Toronto Raptors 108-88 on Tuesday night.
Wearing a black padded sleeve to protect his bruised left shoulder, Westbrook held Toronto's leading scorer, Kyle Lowry, to two points on 1-of-4 shooting. Lowry exited with 1:29 left in the second quarter with a right ankle sprain and did not return.
Serge Ibaka added 17 points and a game-high nine rebounds for Oklahoma City. Kevin Durant and reserve Kevin Martin each scored 15.
The Thunder led by as many as 29 points and never trailed after Durant converted a pair of free throws with 7:44 remaining in the first quarter.
Jonas Valanciunas led the Raptors with 18 points and Andrea Bargnani had 16. Toronto dropped to 1-3 and will play in Dallas on Wednesday night.
Oklahoma City coach Scott Brooks was able to rest his starters in the fourth quarter as the Thunder improved to 2-2 with their highest-scoring game of the season. Brooks played 13 of the 14 players on his roster.
The Thunder shot 50 percent from the floor in the first half to lead 57-38 at the break and finished the game shooting 47 percent. Oklahoma City will play at Chicago on Thursday.
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Russell Westbrook shrugged off a sore shoulder to score 19 points and the Oklahoma City Thunder cruised past the Toronto Raptors 108-88 on Tuesday night.
Wearing a black padded sleeve to protect his bruised left shoulder, Westbrook held Toronto's leading scorer, Kyle Lowry, to two points on 1-of-4 shooting. Lowry exited with 1:29 left in the second quarter with a right ankle...
It may only be the first week of November, but it is never too early to start thinking about Christmastime. Just ask Oklahoma City Thunder players Reggie Jackson, Serge Ibaka, Nick Collison, and Thabo Sefolosha as they star in this local television ad for a Norman, Okla., Chysler Jeep Dodge dealership.Everyone seems to be in the Christmas spirit except Perkins. I don't know if...
OKLAHOMA CITY Sometimes a home loss against an inferior team can be the kind of jump-start a team needs to get going again.
And sometimes Toronto comes to town.
Both happened for Oklahoma City.
After losing to Atlanta on Sunday in a listless, surprising and error-filled game by the Thunder, slump-busting Raptors showed up at Chesapeake Energy Arena and made it a game right up...
For fans of the OKLAHOMA CITY THUNDER, here is the local media contingent covering your team. Newspaper- The Oklahoman is the city’s largest local newspaper and powered online by NewsOK. It’s sports site has a special section for the Thunder. Darnell Mayberry (Twitter), John Rohde (Twitter) and Anthony Slater (Twitter) patrol the beat and contribute to
While most of you were probably keeping tabs on the United States presidential race, Oklahoma City Thunder guard Kevin Durant was busy dunking on people.
Check out this poster that he put on Raptors center Jonas Valanciunas:
(Courtesy of Los That Sports Blog)
Usually Oklahoma City Thunder star Kevin Durant is use to dunking on people, while last night he got dunked on. Doing the damage was Atlanta Hawks guard Jeff Teague. In the Hawks win over the Thunder Teague drove right down the lane and threw down a monster jam over Durant.
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We at Cosby Sweaters are still searching for a good term to replace “posterize,” and for this gem we have chosen to go with baptismal. Kevin Durant took absolutely no mercy on election night when he dunked all over rookie Jonas Valanciunas. The Thunder dominated the Toronto Raptors 108-88 and there is no word if Jonas will return to the NBA following that embarrassment.
Game 4: vs. TORONTO W (108-88)
The Oklahoma City Thunder cruised to a 20-point, election night victory over the Toronto Raptors Tuesday at the Chesapeake Energy Arena. The Thunder finished with a season-high 24 assists with six players scoring in double-digits.
Oklahoma City’s ball movement was one of the main factors in their 20-point victory over [...]
OKLAHOMA CITY -- The Oklahoma City Thunder needed a win. Coming off a lackluster performance against the Atlanta Hawks on Sunday, the Thunder also needed a convincing performance. Oklahoma City achieved both goals Tuesday, rolling over the struggling Toronto Raptors 108-88 at the Chesapeake Energy Arena. The Thunder had six players score in double figures, led by Russell Westbrook...
The below video is a quick glimpse of Serge Ibaka blowing into Russell Westbrook’s ear. Enjoy.
video via @dailythunder
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OKLAHOMA CITY Scott Brooks tinkered with the rotation again and watched as his team slogged through a Sunday night against an Atlanta bunch stocked with new players but not with talent.
Brooks said before the game Sunday, it wasn't really about scouting reports and schemes, basically suggesting, "It's us, not them."
Looks like there's a lot of truth to what...
Pictured above are Nick Collison, Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook, and Serge Ibaka. What they’re wearing is Oklahoma City’s new, different, and completely unexciting navy blue alternate uniform. The uniform looks like something an unartistic child would design with MS Paint, and will make its unfortunate debut on Friday night.
The Thunder are just the latest of many teams...
As you can see from Kendrick Perkins' performance here.
OKLAHOMA CITY - Somewhere lost along the way of the James Harden talk and the chemistry and temperature of the Thunder, there are some real issues that need to be addressed.
Like when is this team going to start holding onto the ball?
But maybe it doesn't even matter.
Twenty turnovers against Atlanta, 17 against Toronto and a ridiculous average of more than 17 per game so...