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Breaking Down the Celtics Pick and Roll Defensive Struggles

To start the season, the Celtics defense has been disappointing. The team ranks in the bottom five in defensive rating, a statistic that adjusts for pace of play by measuring points per 100 possessions. It seems that the team’s goal of finishing as a top 10 defensive team is a pipe dream at this point, proving right the skeptics who doubted the team coming into the season. So...
Via Red's Army
November 14, 2014  |  Discuss

What really hurt the Celtics offense against OKC

The Celtics offense struggled in the 2nd half vs the Thunder Wednesday night, totaling 43 points on 41% shooting. This was well off their 104.6 points per game pace and their 47% field goal percentage for the season. The Thunder’s size and length bothered the Celtics throughout the 2nd half causing the low offensive output. The Thunder’s sizeable frontcourt of Steven Adams ...
Via Red's Army
November 13, 2014  |  Discuss

OKC players inhale helium in local car ad

Ever wondered what Thunder’s Serge Ibaka, Nick Collison, Reggie Jackson and Kendrick Perkins would sound like if they inhaled helium? Well thanks to a local OKC car commercial, now you can know how they’s sound with squeaky voices. Check the four out clowning around including Reggie giving some creepy laugh during his spot.
Via Crossover Chronicles
November 09, 2014  |  Discuss

OKC players inhale helium in local car ad

Ever wondered what Thunder’s Serge Ibaka, Nick Collison, Reggie Jackson and Kendrick Perkins would sound like if they inhaled helium? Well thanks to a local OKC car commercial, now you can know how they’s sound with squeaky voices. Check the four out clowning around including Reggie giving some creepy laugh during his spot.
Via Bloguin Best
November 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Court Vision: Grizzlies hold off Thunder to remain perfect

Going inside the Grizzlies' 91-89 win over the Thunder on Friday night: 1. The streak goes on The Grizzlies continued their perfect start, escaping Oklahoma City as Serge Ibaka's three-point attempt as time expired clanked off the rim to reach 6-0 for the first time. The Thunder were overmatched and undermanned -- they suited up just nine players due to injuries to Kevin Durant,...
Via Fox Sports Tennessee
November 07, 2014  |  Discuss

How will Thunder fare with Durant, Westbrook out?

Nick Collison talked about laughing off the most-recent Thunder injury. Of course, he wasn't, but at this point what other options really are there? The latest injury/setback/complication came late Thursday night when Russell Westbrook left the game against the Clippers with a fracture in his right hand.  Westbrook is expected to be out for the next four-to-six weeks, but the Thunder...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
October 31, 2014  |  Discuss

How will Thunder fare with Durant, Westbrook out?

Nick Collison talked about laughing off the most-recent Thunder injury. Of course, he wasn't, but at this point what other options really are there? The latest injury/setback/complication came late Thursday night when Russell Westbrook left the game against the Clippers with a fracture in his right hand.  Westbrook is expected to be out for the next four-to-six weeks, but the Thunder...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
October 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Russell Westbrook goes to prison and other Thunder Halloween costumes

Halloween is Friday. We all have to step our costume game up if we are going to beat the Thunder: Piper – G. Mendez – Taystee @erinevans1 @russwest44 @ninamari3_ #orangeisthenewblack #therealmendez A photo posted by Russell Westbrook (@russwest44) on Oct 10, 2014 at 9:08pm PDT Who knew Russell Westbrook was such a big Orange is the New Black fan. But Mendez? Not exactly...
Via Bloguin Best
October 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Russell Westbrook goes to prison and other Thunder Halloween costumes

Halloween is Friday. We all have to step our costume game up if we are going to beat the Thunder: Piper – G. Mendez – Taystee @erinevans1 @russwest44 @ninamari3_ #orangeisthenewblack #therealmendez A photo posted by Russell Westbrook (@russwest44) on Oct 10, 2014 at 9:08pm PDT Who knew Russell Westbrook was such a big Orange is the New Black fan. But Mendez? Not exactly...
Via Crossover Chronicles
October 28, 2014  |  Discuss

What to watch for during OKC's preseason opener

The Thunder open their preseason schedule Wednesday night in Denver. Sure, it doesn't count, but there's a lot of information to be gained from the game. Here are three things you should be watching for: 1. Who starts at the No. 2 guard position While we're mostly interested in who starts when the season counts for real, Wednesday will be a first indicator. Coach Scott Brooks wouldn...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
October 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Thuner Injury Update: Perry Jones and Nick Collison ready for training camp

The Oklahoma City Thunder approach training camp coming off a season in which they fell just two games short of the NBA Finals. With 11 players on the roster under 25 years of age, the Thunder are a young, upcoming team that should only continue to improve. One player that improved from his rookie season to his second season was small forward Perry Jones. He went arthroscopic...
Via Sports Injury Alert
September 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Now you can own Thunder’s Nick Collison’s bloodied shoes

Want to own a piece of the San Antonio Spurs’ march to the 2014 NBA title? Well, now you can thanks to Thunder’s Nick Collison. The Thunder are auctioning off Collison’s bloodied, game-worn sneakers he wore during a Spurs-OKC game from last season. Via News OK: “Oklahoma City Thunder forward/center Nick Collison wore these shoes during […]
Via Project Spurs
August 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Gross: OKC Thunder auctioning off Nick Collison’s blood-stained shoes (photo)

For ever conceivable sports memorabilia item, no matter how strange, odds are there is at least one person interested in procuring said item and calling it their own. The Oklahoma City Thunder are clearly counting on that presumed truism given that the team is auctioning off a pair of Nick Collison’s game-worn shoes. Not only […] The post Gross: OKC Thunder auctioning off Nick...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
August 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Oklahoma City Thunder’s Remaining Off-Season Needs

With free agency upon us and the draft behind us let’s take a look at who OKC could target to help them get back to the finals. With nine players on the roster at 25 years old or younger the Thunder are equipped to be a contender for a long time. The main thing that was exposed during their six game loss to the Spurs was that they need a more balanced attack and not have to rely...
Via TopSportsReport
July 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Nick Collison To Miss 4-6 Weeks After Knee Surgery

Nick Collison has underwent successful arthroscopic knee surgery, the Oklahoma City Thunder announced Thursday. Collison is expected to miss 4-6 weeks and then return to normal offseason activities.
Via RealGM
June 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Thunder Sparked by a Serge, win Game 3 106-97, trail 2-1 in Western Conference Finals

Photo courtesy of WikiMediaCommons. The Oklahoma City Thunder were desperate to get back to winning form, and Serge Ibaka provided that form in Game 3 against the San Antonio Spurs; the Thunder defeated the Spurs 106-97. Ibaka scored 15 points, blocked 4 shots, and had 7 rebounds; 6 of 7 shots made, 3-4 FT made. Ibaka‘s physical presence in the paint prevented the Spurs from shooting...
Via Tha Sports Junkies 101
May 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Nick Collison facepalm sums up Thunder's crushing defeat in Game 2 (GIF)

Oklahoma City Thunder forward Nick Collison perfectly sums up his team's performance in Game 2 of the NBA Western Conference Finals against San Antonio with this facepalm:Nothing went right for the Thunder as they were blown out by the Spurs 112-77 to go down in the series 2-0. GIF via @CJZero. H/T NIS. This post appeared first on Holdout Sports. Follow us on Twitter @HoldoutSports.
Via Holdout Sports
May 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Nick Collison Sums Up The Spurs-Thunder Series So Far

To say the San Antonio Spurs had their way with the Oklahoma City Thunder through the first two games of the Western Conference Finals would be like saying Patrick Swayze had his way with all those redneck baddies in Road Hard: it ain’t even that close. The Spurs ran away from the Thunder in the second quarter Wednesday night, building a 58-44 halftime lead, and never looking back...
Via Next Impulse Sports
May 22, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: The One and Only Positive Oklahoma City Thunder Highlight from Game Two

There is no way to put it nicely--the Oklahoma City Thunder absolutely sucked Wednesday night in Game Two of the Western Conference Finals. You would hope at this stage of the post season that the contest would be--well, an actual contest--but two games in it sure doesn't look like it.That doesn't mean that the Thunder didn't do anything right. In fact, as far as shots go Thunder...
Via FatManWriting
May 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Nick Collison Tips In Improbable 12-Foot Bucket With 0.1 Seconds Left (Video)

A basketball rarity, scoring with .1 seconds left, is becoming an everyday occurrence in the NBA playoffs. On Tuesday night, Indiana Pacers guard Lance Stephenson showed off his lightning quick skills and hit the tip-in with .1 seconds on the clock against the Miami Heat, and on Wednesday night, it was Nick Collison of the Oklahoma City Thunder accomplishing the incredible. While...
Via NESN.com
May 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Nick Collison Tips in Buzzer Beater with 0.1 Second Left

You saw this incredible buzzer beater by Lance Stephenson in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Finals: If Stephenson can do it, Nick Collison can do it too: Buzzer beaters with 0.1 seconds left is hard to find. You only get one or two every season, sometimes you don’t even get one. But we got to see these great tip ins two days in a row. The post Nick Collison Tips in Buzzer Beater...
Via The Sideline
May 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Thunder injury update: Nick Collison got stitches on lip

The Oklahoma City Thunder lost Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals to the San Antonio Spurs on Sunday by the score of 122-105. The loss has already put the Thunder in a hole heading into tonight's second game. On the injury front, Thunder forward Nick Collison got stitches in his bloody lip and tooth that were knocked loose by the back of Tim Duncan's head.By J.smith via Wikimedia...
Via Sports Injury Alert
May 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Western Conference Finals Preview: Oklahoma City Thunder (2) vs. San Antonio Spurs (1)

(photo credit: aaronisnotcool via photopin cc)                                                                                                                                          The 2013-2014 NBA season may be remembered as having the most competitve Western Conference in league history.  Nine teams in the...
Via Tha Sports Junkies 101
May 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Western Conference Finals Game 1 predictions

Game 1 is tonight in San Antonio and there are all sorts of guesses about how the Thunder will fare without forward Serge Ibaka. Here are a few more guesses. Kevin Durant will score 38 or more points tonight. He'll average that for the series. Russell Westbrook will have a 40-point game in the series. He won't on Monday, but Westbrook will have 10-plus assists. Nick Collison starts...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
May 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Forecasting the Western Conference Finals

Andrew Ball Ibaka is a near all-star caliber player. His presence around the rim really disrupts Parker’s penetration. With him out, the Thunder will either be forced to go small, or play more Nick Collison, who is not a shot blocker. Not only that, his jump shooting is vastly improved. That 11-for-11 performance two years ago […]
Via Project Spurs
May 19, 2014  |  Discuss
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