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NEW ORLEANS - The thunder and lightning started early and ended late, and as usual, Russell Westbrook was in the middle of the meteorological firestorm. While Kevin Durant and Kevin Martin poured in 27 points each and combined for 10 3-pointers to power the Oklahoma City Thunder to a 110-95 rout of the New Orleans Hornets Friday, all Thunder coach Scott Brooks could talk about was the aggressive play of Westbrook, who overcame a weak 3-of-11 shooting night to dish out 12 of his team's 31 assists and suffocate the Hornets' overmatched point guards with his patented chest-to-chest defense. "This was one of his better games on both ends of the floor," Brooks said of Westbrook. "He was disruptive. When he plays like that, he puts a lot of pressure on their point guards to run the offense. I thought his effort and intensity were highest I've ever seen." The Thunder (7-3) scored a season-high 110 points, nailing a franchise-record 14 3-pointers on 29 ...
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Memphis Grizzlies center Marc Gasol was called for a technical foul during Wednesday night's NBA game against the Oklahoma City Thunder for bumping the basketball in Russell Westbrook's face.
As Westbrook made a basket by shooting over Gasol, the basket bounced off Westbrook's own face into Gasol's hands. Gasol took the basketball and bumped it off Westbrook...
OKLAHOMA CITY When Oklahoma City lost to Memphis Wednesday night, coach Scott Brooks was quick to say the effort was good from his team.
Effort isn't the issue, the Thunder have proven that with its recent five-game winning streak against some of the league's least-interesting teams.
The issue is the bench. What should be a strong point for Oklahoma City is more of a...
Oklahoma City Thunder's Russell Westbrook lays it in for 2, Memphis Grizzlies center Marc Gasol tries to sneak a ball to the nose.
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With James Harden gone, the Oklahoma City Thunder are relying on their two remaining stars more than ever.
Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook have each logged more than 42 minutes in back-to-back games heading into Friday night's road date with the New Orleans Hornets.
The Oklahoma City All-Stars had to play big minutes in a come-from-behind win Monday at Detroit, but couldn...
Kevin Durant and Kevin Martin each scored 27 points, and the Oklahoma City Thunder rolled to their sixth victory in seven games, 110-95 over the New Orleans Hornets on Friday night.
Serge Ibaka added 15 for Oklahoma City, which shot 54 percent (40 of 74) and built leads as big as 30 points in the first half and 34 in the second, allowing the starters to rest for the entire fourth...
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Kevin Durant and Kevin Martin each scored 27 points, and the Oklahoma City Thunder rolled to their sixth victory in seven games, 110-95 over the New Orleans Hornets on Friday night.
Serge Ibaka added 15 for Oklahoma City, which shot 54 percent (40 of 74) and built leads as big as 30 points in the first half and 34 in the second, allowing the starters to rest...
Kevin Durant continues to be one of the league's best scorers, and the Oklahoma City Thunder are reaping the benefits. That figures to be no different at home Sunday night against the Golden State Warriors, as some of Durant's best work has come against them.
The Warriors, though, hope a newfound toughness can help them slow down Durant and match their longest winning streak...
Back on Wednesday, Memphis Grizzlies center Marc Gasol decided to let Oklahoma City Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook taste the basketball.After Westbrook made a lay-up, Gasol grabbed the ball and decided to give Russell a love tap in the face with it:Gasol received a technical foul for his actions in the Grizzlies 107-97 victory.
OKLAHOMA CITY -- Golden State coach Mark Jackson has no problem admitting the Thunder provide the blueprint for what he wants his team to become. However, the Warriors don't have a Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook to build around just yet, and that difference was apparent Sunday when Oklahoma City beat Golden State 119-109 at the Chesapeake Energy Arena. The Thunder had...