Spurs Playbook: "The Thunder Rules" are how the Spurs shut down OKC's offense

Watch Tony Parker leave his man wide open and fly all over the court to help. This is organized chaos, and a strategy that's stifled the Thunder all year. Lost in the 124-92 demolition of the Thunder in Game 1 was the defensive execution. Offense will be the story when you score 124 points, and deservedly so. But the Spurs all year have used a successful defensive formula...
Via Pounding the Rock
23 hours ago

Serge Ibaka Can’t Keep Scoring the Way He Did in Game 1

Serge Ibaka was one of the only players on the Oklahoma City Thunder who had a good performance in their game 1 loss to the San Antonio Spurs. Ibaka shot 8-15 from the field, including 3-6 from 3 point range. Although his influence on the boards was underwhelming, he finished with a team high 19 […] Serge Ibaka Can’t Keep Scoring the Way He Did in Game 1 - Air Alamo - Air Alamo...
Via Air Alamo
1 day ago

Thunder: Spurs are a team that Serge Ibaka traditionally terrorizes

By Anthony SlaterSAN ANTONIO — Back in May 2014, during the off-day between Games 3 and 4 of the Western Conference Finals, a pack of reporters swarmed Kevin Durant.
Via Thunder Rumblings
3 days ago

Ibaka Doesn't Think About Past Glory Against Spurs

By Randy Renner, Senior WriterOver the years Serge Ibaka has had a lot of playoff success against the Spurs.In 10 career playoff games against San Antonio he’s hit 55.4 percent of his shots. That’s better than anyone else who’s played at least 150 playoff minutes against the Spurs.Ibaka’s 11-for-11, 26 point night on June 2, 2012, will forever be burned into the nightmares...
4 days ago

Brooks: ‘John Wall Can be One of the Best Players in the League’

WASHINGTON — The Wizards’ new head coach is incredibly optimistic about his talented young backcourt. Scott Brooks, who coached stars such as Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook, James Harden, Reggie Jackson and Serge Ibaka in Oklahoma City, has high hopes for John Wall and Bradley Beal. He joined The Sports Junkies on 106.7 The Fan Thursday morning, after being officially introduced...
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WATCH: Kevin Durant ejected for hitting opponent in head

Kevin Durant was ejected for hitting Justin Anderson in the head in the final minutes of Oklahoma City's 119-108 win in Game 4 over the Dallas Mavericks on Saturday. Durant swatted Anderson in the head and received a flagrant-2 foul that resulted in his ejection: Thunder's Kevin Durant ejected for Flagrant 2 blow to head of Mavericks' Justin Anderson
Via Larry Brown Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Oklahoma City Thunder need their bigs to step up in the playoffs

The Oklahoma City Thunder will start their playoff run against the Dallas Mavericks Saturday night. Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook will be ready to go, the question is who else on the Thunder will step up? Considering that the Thunder need to continue playing better defense if they want any chance to win the NBA title, their big men need to contribute on the offensive and defensive...
17 days ago  |  Discuss

How Serge Ibaka Can Help The Thunder Win The West

It must be difficult for Oklahoma City Thunder fans to watch Serge Ibaka play without feeling a pang of wistfulness. After all, this is is the player the organization chose to keep over perennial All-NBA shooting guard James Harden. Though hindsight has not been kind to the Harden trade, at the time preferring Ibaka over The Beard wasn't such a crazy notion. Whether the Thunder could...
Via The Sports Quotient
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Thunder may have traded James Harden in part because of his partying

The Oklahoma City Thunder’s decision to trade James Harden after their trip to the NBA Finals in 2012 remains one of the most significant in recent league history. Since the trade, the Thunder have not made it back to the Finals, while Harden went on to become an MVP candidate and make the Houston Rockets a contender in the Western Conference. Several reasons have been given...
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 11, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Russell Westbrook throws great alley-oop to Serge Ibaka

Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook can do it all. He can drive the lane, make a great pass, pull up for a jumper or throw down a sick dunk. If the threat of Westbrook scoring the ball is too much for opposing teams, and they focus on taking either him or Kevin Durant away, he’ll just hook up his teammates. That’s what happened in Friday’s game against the Bulls...
Via The Sports Daily
December 25, 2015  |  Discuss

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