Found May 26, 2012 on Fox Sports:
Scott Brooks has won 191 basketball games in less than four full seasons, directed the turnaround of a dormant franchise in a small market, managed the fragile chemistry of a young team and coached the Oklahoma City Thunder to within a whiff of the NBA Finals. And still the question roars louder than ever across the landscape of this league: Is he good enough? If it were only me asking that question, that would be one thing, but it's not even my question. It's the Oklahoma City Thunder's question. And the fact they haven't answered it with a contract extension hangs over the Western Conference finals like an anvil. Whenever the Thunder's season ends -- whether it's this series against the San Antonio Spurs or some time later in June -- Brooks will no longer be under contract as their coach. And though industry sources believe Oklahoma City will come to terms with him after the season, the failure to extend him up to this point has brought a message the tea...

Russell Westbrook wears a colorful shirt to the post-game press conference

What was up with Russell Westbrook's wardrobe after Game 1 of the Thunder's loss to the Spurs in San Antonio?Is he trying to look like Steve Urkel from that old comedy sitcom "Family Matters?"

Thunder - Spurs Game One Top 20 Takeaways

20) Russell Westbrook stuffed Tony Parker, then ran a one-man break and scored, in one of those plays that only he can make19) If the Thunder are going to force as many turnovers as they did in the first quarter, the Spurs might actually lose a game this playoff18) Surprising no one, Kendrick Perkins got into early foul trouble, and felt personally aggrieved17) Steve Kerr posited...

Spurscast #277: Spurs-Thunder series preview

Jeff and I review the San Antonio Spurs-Clippers series and preview the Western Conference Finals against the Oklahoma City Thunder, starting tomorrow.We go position by position to decide which team has the edge in several areas and close the show out with our predictions. Let us know what your thoughts are on the series in the comments below.The Spurscast. The original Spurs podcast...

Flaming Lips: Thunder Up:Racing For The Prize!!

The Flaming Lips aren't just a successful, eccentric alternative rock band - they are also proud Oklahomans.  To that effect, they've rewritten their 1999 song Race For The Prize as a rallying cry for their hometown Oklahoma City Thunder.  Check out: Thunder Up: Racing For The Prize!! 

Thunder, Spurs ready to fight for finals berth

When you think about playoff basketball, a certain type of game comes to mind: slow, grind-it-out halfcourt basketball with defensive-minded teams, hard fouls and short benches. That's not going to be what the Western Conference finals are all about. The San Antonio Spurs and Oklahoma City Thunder do care about defense and play it pretty well. But that's not what got them...

Thunder can't finish near-upset in Game 1

SAN ANTONIO (AP) -- The Oklahoma City Thunder almost did it: Almost stopped one of the longest winning streaks in NBA history, started the Western Conference finals with an upset and finally shed their underdog label. Then things got "nasty." Despite carrying a nine-point lead in the fourth quarter and having the San Antonio Spurs on their heels -- even by the admission...

Previewing the conference finals: What to do about Durant?

The San Antonio Spurs know they’re going to have their hands full in their series with the Oklahoma City Thunder. They’d be stupid to underestimate the offensive firepower that the Thunder are capable of producing. The biggest threat is, of course, three-time NBA scoring champion Kevin Durant. Durant’s long frame combined with his shooting and athletic ability makes him...

10 Best players in the Spurs Thunder series

1.Kevin Durant- The NBA scoring champ has picked up right where he left off in the regular season. Durant already has a couple game winning shots. He is the most clutch player in the NBA right now. In the playoffs Durant is averaging 26.7 points per game, 8.1 rebounds and 3.4 assists. 2.Tony Parker- Parker is playing his best basketball of his career right now. Parker...

Misconceptions About The Thunder: Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Count Them Out

The Western Conference Finals begins today, and it will feature the top seeded San Antonio Spurs and the number two seeded Oklahoma City Thunder. Many people feel the winner of this series will win the NBA championship,and that it will be the best series of the entire post-season. With all that being said, it seems as though everybody is already penciling in the Spurs as the 2012...

Several NBA assistant coaches favor Spurs over Thunder

In a must read article by Randy Hill of Fox Sports Arizona, Hall dives into the San Antonio Spurs and Oklahoma City Thunder's Western Conference Finals match-up by getting the opinions of those who have been on the battle grounds against both teams, opposing teams assistant coaches.In the article, Hill interviewed five different NBA assistant coaches whose teams aren't in...

Spurs Battle Past Thunder 101-98 To Take 1-0 Series Lead

If game one of the Western Conference Finals is a true sign of the rest of this series; than the match-up between the San Antonio Spurs and the Oklahoma City Thunder will keep fans of the Association glued to their televisions for as long as it lasts. The two best teams in the West took to the floor of the AT&T Center Sunday night in a contest that saw the Spurs climb back...
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