Warriors, Thunder taking turns beating each other in the opposite style

The Oklahoma City Thunder were never going to win Game 5. At least, that's what it felt like for most of the night - not against that team in that situation in that arena. Though for one long moment, as a Kevin Durant 3-pointer hung in the air with 35 seconds remaining, nobody managed a breath. For a moment, the impossible seemed suddenly plausible. But the ball caromed off the...
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Series shifts back to OKC as Warriors outlast Thunder in Game 5

By Erik Horne Staff Writer ehorne@oklahoman.comOAKLAND, Calif. – With the Thunder trailing by nine, Steven Adams stood on the baseline and clapped his hands with optimism. When the lead jumped back to double digits in the fourth quarter, Serge Ibaka motioned with both arms for the Thunder to calm down. Two possessions later, Russell Westbrook blazed down the court out of control.
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2 days ago

The Warriors need emotional and tactical solutions

The Golden State Warriors have a challenge in their Game 5 showdown with the Oklahoma City Thunder that is unique in scope. They have two huge problems that need to be solved independently of each other, meaning that solving just one won’t be enough. The Warriors, as it turns out, had an Achilles Heel. For those who have either forgotten their Greek mythology or never bothered...
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Ibaka Says Warriors Made Thunder Feel "Soft" And "Weak" In Game 2

By Randy Renner, Senior WriterIt’s bad enough when you lose a game and look bad in an area where you know you are actually very good but when you then have to go back and watch the tape and see it happen all over again...well that’s an even worse feeling.“Of course we take it personally,” said Thunder forward Serge Ibaka when he was asked about the Warriors advantage in rebounds...
7 days ago

WATCH: Steph Curry Knows His 3-Pointer is Good, Stares Down Serge Ibaka Instead of Watching It

Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry doesn't need to watch the ball fall through the hoop when he shoots a 3-pointer. He's that good of a shooter, and he continued to prove it Wednesday night during the Warriors' 118-91 win over the Oklahoma City Thunder during Game 2 of the Western Conference Finals. In the third quarter, Curry hit a 3-pointer to help the Warriors finish...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Stephen Curry stares down Serge Ibaka before shot goes in

Two-time MVP winner Stephen Curry is a savage, and his troll game is strong. He’s been known to celebrate shots before they go in, and he can talk trash like the best of them. During Game 2 of the Western Conference Finals, he tried something similar on a three-point attempt. Curry, who was being guarded by Serge Ibaka on the play, used a great shot fake to get the big guy in...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Steph Curry stares down Serge Ibaka in the middle of his 3-point barrage

If you were wondering if Steph Curry is fully healed after his knee injury, the Golden State Warriors star gave you an emphatic answer Wednesday night.The Warriors and Thunder traded baskets in a tightly contested first half, then the reigning two-time MVP started heating up in the third quarter. And when he gets hot, what out!With the Warriors opening up score in third quarter,...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Oklahoma City's Long, Arduous Shooting Guard Search

The Oklahoma City Thunder were never going to replace James Harden. Even the sunniest post-trade optimists-who pretzeled themselves to argue that the franchise was better suited keeping Serge Ibaka and using Harden to bring in some depth-dispensed with that hope as soon as the hirsute guard dropped 82 points in his first two games with the Rockets. In hindsight, we now know that...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

The Warriors are Going to Destroy OKC

This article was originally published on Pick and Popovich on May 15, 2016. Here are three important stats to get us started: The difference in regular season record between the Warriors and Thunder is greater than the difference in regular season record between the Celtics and the Knicks. The difference in regular season point differential between the Warriors and Thunder...
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12 days ago  |  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...
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December 25, 2015  |  Discuss

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