(2) Oklahoma City Thunder vs (7) Memphis Grizzlies Playoffs Preview

We all know that Memphis was able to get past Oklahoma City last year in the playoffs, but it is a new year and Russell Westbrook is healthy. For all the criticism that Westbrook receives for getting sloppy and trying to make things happen, last year proves the Thunder need him because one man (Kevin Durant) cannot put the team on his back and do it on his own. Yes, he was able to...
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15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Fashion Face off: NBA Playoffs Rd 1 Grizzlies vs. Thunder

The NBA playoffs kicked off on Saturday. In addition to keeping you updated on everything that goes down on the court, I’m also going to feature the head-to-head fashion face offs. So let’s take a look. First up, a little guard battle between the Memphis Grizzlies and the Oklahoma City Thunder. The Fashion King, Russell Westbrook stepped through in all red, as did Grizzlies’...
Via Jocks and Stiletto Jill
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Durant scores 33 points as Thunder win Game 1 over Grizzlies

Kevin Durant found the freedom he was missing a year ago while Russell Westbrook was missing, and the Thunder found it much less difficult to tangle with the Memphis Grizzlies. Durant scored a game-high 33 points with eight rebounds and seven assists to lead Oklahoma City to a wire-to-wire 100-86 win over the Grizzlies in Game 1 on Saturday night inside Chesapeake Energy Arena....
Via Pro Sports Daily
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

BREAKING NEWS: Russell Westbrook likes the color red (Photo)

On Saturday, Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook posted an Instagram photo of himself wearing red clothes from head to toe, featuring a red T-shirt, red pants and red sneakers.Not sure what Westbrook is going for here, but the Thunder won their Western Conference playoff series opener against Memphis, so whatever works. H/T LBS. This post appeared first on Holdout Sports...
Via Holdout Sports
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Russell Westbrook, Mike Conley wear matching outfits to Game 1

Well, this is awkward. Russell Westbrook takes his fashion serious. That's been well documented. It appears the Grizzlies' Mike Conley also takes his fashion seriously. The two showed up to the Chesapeake Bay Arena for Game 1 of the Thunder-Grizzlies series Saturday night wearing the same outfit. Both of the players dressed in head-to-toe red, including the sneakers, and...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Thunder back to familiar form in Game 1 win over Grizzlies

OKLAHOMA CITY – Folks around here worry about Russell Westbrook, his knees, his temper and his overall mood.  A lot. Aside from cellphone battery life, nothing causes more worry, and of course, Westbrook was the topic of conversation once again Saturday night in Game 1 of the first round of the Western Conference playoffs against Memphis when he sat for a longer-than-usual...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
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Thunder make their mark

The Thunder coasted for the first half, hung on for the second and took down a Game One victory with only the slightest bit of warning from the Grizzlies. Oklahoma City built as much as a 25-point lead in the first half and held a 20-point lead at halftime. It looked easy for Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook as they dominated a Grizzlies team that felt a step slow. Oh, but there...
Via Crossover Chronicles
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Thunder make their mark

The Thunder coasted for the first half, hung on for the second and took down a Game One victory with only the slightest bit of warning from the Grizzlies. Oklahoma City built as much as a 25-point lead in the first half and held a 20-point lead at halftime. It looked easy for Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook as they dominated a Grizzlies team that felt a step slow. Oh, but there...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

NBA Rumors: Durant, Westbrook duo could come to an end

Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook have been teammates for 6 years now, but is it time for someone in this dynamic duo to leave the Oklahoma City Thunder in the wind? According to Ric Bucher of Bleacher Report, several GMs are convinced that the city just isn’t big enough for the both of them. But is it?It’s undeniable that Durant and Westbrook have chemistry on the court that...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Some GM’s think Kevin Durant or Russell Westbrook to leave Thunder

Neither Kevin Durant nor Russell Westbrook can leave the Oklahoma City Thunder in free agency for the next few seasons, but that doesn’t mean a few NBA general managers aren’t convinced that one of them will be on the move down the road. Citing the difficulty of sharing the spotlight, according to Ric Bucher, a handful of GM’s believe one of the two will eventually depart...
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NBA Playoffs: Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Memphis Grizzlies

The Oklahoma City Thunder, the second best team in the Western Conference will be looking to get back to the NBA Finals after getting bounced last year in the semifinals by the Memphis Grizzlies. They are up against a tall task as they go against the team that knocked them out last year. But this is a different Thunder and Grizzlies team. The Thunder are rolling this season and Kevin...
Via Total Sports Live
1 day ago  |  Discuss

0-For-2 Not The Result They Were Looking For In Back-To-Back

Now, as it pertains to this dismal back-to-back, the loss to the Pacers didn’t really hurt too much. I thought we played them hard, and we weren’t “exposed” in the loss, or anything like that. And the game had plenty of that 4th quarter drama that makes games exciting. Luis Scola lays it in through heavy traffic as Russell Westbrook and Caron Butler try to block from behind...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

The Starting Five: Playoff preview edition

While critics are calling out Kobe Bryant for traveling, let's begin our playoff preview edition of The Starting Five. FIRST-ROUND SERIES TO WATCH We have the Memphis Grizzlies and the Oklahoma City Thunder in the opening round? We'd take that in the Western Conference finals. But thanks to Marc Gasol's left knee strain, the Grizzlies -- who knocked off OKC to reach the...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Struggles down the stretch a reason to worry for Thunder?

Don't worry that the Thunder haven't played well during the past few weeks. They are just 3-4 in their last seven games. Worry about the fact they didn't seem to care. Now relax because Oklahoma City can get a lot corrected against one of the worst teams in the NBA Wednesday. Quite likely the Thunder will start playing well and start caring. The playoffs start Saturday...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Russell Westbrook To Debut Secret Jordan Sneaker in Playoffs

Jordan Brand is putting it’s full playoff campaign behind Oklahoma City Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook and for good reason. For the first time in 10 years Carmelo Anthony has missed the playoffs so Westbrook has been propelled to the face of Team Jordan playoff basketball. Here is the teaser for Westbrook’s new shoes: H/T
Via BlackSportsOnline
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Russell Westbrook Lands Awkwardly After Blocking Pacers’ Dead-Ball Shots (Video)

Russell Westbrook took a page out of KG’s book during Sunday’s Oklahoma City Thunder-Indiana Pacers game when he denied shots by both Paul George and George Hill after the whistle. After the three knee surgeries in nine months, this was a very risky move. This is one instance where Westbrook’s competitiveness almost got the best of him. The post Russell Westbrook Lands Awkwardly...
Via Basketball Bicker
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Russell Westbrook wipes out trying to block shots after whistle (Video)

Russell Westbrook should probably refrain from trying to block shots after the whistle — at least until next season. With the playoffs coming up, the last thing the Oklahoma City Thunder need is for their star point guard to end up on the shelf again. During Sunday’s game against the Indiana Pacers, Westbrook went to […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

If You Shoot After The Whistle, Russell Westbrook Will End You With Authority

Via YouTube Russell Westbrook doesn’t like it when you shoot after the whistle. To illustrate this point, Westbrook blocked two after-the-whistle shots from Indiana Pacers on Sunday. The clip is great, but I feel like we need an extended cut to really establish context. Should the Pacers have kept shooting until Westbrook hurt himself? Could we figure out a mini-game of sorts...
Via With Leather
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Russell Westbrook Falls After Blocking George Hill’s Shot After The Whistle

The whole world – well Thunder fans – would’ve been pissed at Russell Westbrook if he would’ve seriously hurt himself when he blocked George Hill’s shot attempt during a dead ball on Sunday during Thunder vs. Pacers.     I do think it’s hilarious that Russ is so competitive – or a “Petty Crocker,” you choose-  when it comes to the other team. Playoffs start...
Via Jocks and Stiletto Jill
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Russell Westbrook--Overcompetitive, Bored, or Stupid?

The Indiana Pacers have been looking to regain some swagger going in to the postseason. Oklahoma City wants to keep everyone healthy and the team clicking. Indiana may have done that with a big 102-97 win over the Thunder Sunday, but Russell Westbrook nearly put a damper on Oklahoma City's future.For some stupid reason he decided he had to block George Hill's dead ball three...
Via FatManWriting
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Russell Westbrook doesn't like dead-ball shots

During the Thunder's 102-97 loss to the Pacers Sunday afternoon, Russell Westbrook finished with 21 points, seven assists and two blocks shots...unofficially. During the fourth quarter, with the Thunder trailing by seven, the OKC guard didn't take it well when Pacers' Paul George took a dead-ball shot in front of the Thunder bench. Westbrook raced to block it. But the...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Russell Westbrook falls down after blocking late Pacers shot

Just when you thought that Russell Westbrook wasn’t anymore energetic on the basketball court, you might want to peep this Vine video. In the fourth quarter of the Pacers-Thunder game, Westbrook decided to swat a late shot from Indiana’s George Hill as the game was stopped due to a timeout. Watch as Russ makes the block and ultimately falls right on his behind: *** Westbrook...
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Russell Westbrook denies Alexis Ajinca with flying block

There are few players in the NBA who are as crazy athletic as Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook and during last night’s Pelicans-Thunder game, he showed that he could swat even big centers. In the third quarter of play, the Pelicans got the ball to back-up big man Alexis Ajinca who appeared to have an easy shot. That was until Westbrook denied him with a flying block...
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Russell Westbrook: Knee Injury 'Made Me Even More Meaner'

Russell Westbrook has played with an increased chip on his shoulder since returning from his latest knee injury. "For anybody who gets hurt, you come back with a bigger shovel," Westbrook said. "You want to compete, come back better and compete at the level before you got hurt. "It's made me even more meaner. But that's normal for me." Westbrook...
Via RealGM
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Oklahoma City Thunder (107) vs. Los Angeles Clippers (101) Analysis

The Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Los Angeles Clippers, 107-101, in what was a dominating performance by the Thunder Wednesday night. The Thunder were led by none other than Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant. Westbrook had 30 points on 12-of-24 shooting, along with 11 rebounds and six assists. Kevin Durant, on the other hand, had 27 points on 8-of-26 shooting, along with three...
Via Basketball Bicker
10 days ago  |  Discuss

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