OKLAHOMA CITY THUNDER NEWS

Thunder's Kanter to miss Friday's game against the Blazers

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) Oklahoma City center Enes Kanter was not in the lineup Friday night against the Trail Blazers because of a right thigh contusion. The 6-foot-11 Kanter is averaging 14 points and 7.9 rebounds. He was acquired along with Steve Novak from the Utah Jazz in a trade at the deadline last week. Thunder coach Scott Brooks said it not certain how long Kanter will be out...
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2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Russell Westbrook’s best highlights from his triple-double against Suns

Russell Westbrook shot badly on Thursday night against the Suns, going 12 for 38 from the field in the Thunder’s 117-113 overtime loss to the Suns. But that was the only bad thing Westbrook had on that game as he nearly willed the Thunder to a victory. He had an incredible triple-double; Russ had 39 points, 14 rebounds, and 11 assists. So you can forgive that he had 38 shots in...
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11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Dion Waiters (Sorta) Cost The Thunder A Game With This Awful Turnover

Dion Waiters had a costly turnover in overtime of Thursday’s OKC-Phoenix game. With less than a minute to go, Waiters looking to get the ball to D.J. Augustin, tossed the ball into the first-row. As bad as Waiters’ turnover was, Russell Westbrook still had a chance to tie the game but he missed the layup […] The post Dion Waiters (Sorta) Cost The Thunder A Game With This Awful...
Via Diehardsport
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Russell Westbrook with Another Triple-Double

OKC Thunder floor Russell Westbrook racked up another triple-double in an overtime loss to the Phoenix Suns. Posting 39 points, 14 rebounds, and 11 assists in a losing effort. “Honestly, I think tonight I was actually shooting too much, man,” Westbrook said. “I got to do a better job of trusting more of my teammates. Not saying that I don’t but constantly keep trusting in...
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13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Westbrook gets triple-double but Suns beat Thunder 117-113

PHOENIX (AP) Point guard matchups don't get much better than the one Thursday night in Phoenix. Russell Westbrook got the triple-double, Eric Bledsoe got the victory. Westbrook scored 39 points in his 12th career triple-double but missed what would have been the game-tying layup with 5.7 seconds left in overtime, and the Suns beat Oklahoma City 117-113 to snap the Thunder's seven...
Via AP on Fox
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Suns top Thunder in OT despite Russell Westbrook's triple-double

  Point guard matchups don't get much better than the one Thursday night in Phoenix. Russell Westbrook got the triple-double, Eric Bledsoe got the victory. Westbrook scored 39 points in his 12th career triple-double but missed what would have been the game-tying layup with 5.7 seconds left in overtime, and the Suns beat Oklahoma City 117-113 to snap the Thunder's seven-game winning...
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18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Westbrook continues to deal in Thunder loss to Phoenix

he Thunder are about to tip off one of their most-important games of the season. Less than a day from an overtime loss at Phoenix late Thursday night, Oklahoma City is back on the court. Like less than 20 hours after the loss.  In Portland. Against a really good Trail Blazers team. Serious question: Where does this Thunder team go now after losing 117-113 to the Suns? The Thunder...
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20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Suns dig out OT win over Westrbook, Thunder

PHOENIX -- Point guard matchups don't get much better than the one Thursday night in Phoenix. Russell Westbrook got the triple-double, Eric Bledsoe got the victory. Westbrook scored 39 points in his 12th career triple-double but missed what would have been the game-tying layup with 5.7 seconds left in overtime, and the Suns beat Oklahoma City 117-113 to snap the Thunder's seven-game...
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20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Thunder-Trail Blazers Preview

The Portland Trail Blazers seemed to get their offensive mojo back while putting an end to their recent fourth-quarter hiccups. They seek their first season series victory against the visiting Oklahoma City Thunder in five years on Friday night. Portland (37-19) struggled offensively in back-to-back losses after the break, shooting a combined 38.3 percent against Utah and Memphis...
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21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Russell Westbrook tweaks ankle during loss (VIDEO)

Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook was clearly in pain during the waning moments of the team’s 117-113 loss to the Phoenix Suns. Westbrook drove to the hoop with just seconds remaining in the game, and it appeared as if he was going to attempt a reverse layup. But he stepped on Markieff Morris’ foot and ...
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Suns dig out OT win over Westrbook, Thunder

PHOENIX -- Russell Westbrook scored 39 points in his 12th career triple-double but missed what would have been the game-tying layup with 5.7 seconds left in overtime, and the Phoenix Suns beat Oklahoma City 117-113 on Thursday night to snap the Thunder's seven-game winning streak. In an intense matchup of point guards, Phoenix's Eric Bledsoe just missed a triple-double with 28 points...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Russell Westbrook leaves Kevin Durant hanging (VIDEO)

When Kevin Durant wants to give you dap, you let him. The reigning MVP knows a good play when he sees one, and you can’t just leave him hanging. The Thunder suffered a brutal loss on Thursday night, falling to the Phoenix Suns, 117-113. And at one point in the game, when Westbrook made his way to the bench, Durant tried to congratulate his teammate on his play with a high-five...
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22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Thunder-Suns Preview

Kevin Durant's health is again in a state of uncertainty for the Oklahoma City Thunder. His absence hasn't mattered much lately, however, given Russell Westbrook's spectacular play. Westbrook tries to lead Oklahoma City to a season-high eighth straight victory when it visits the Phoenix Suns on Thursday night. The Thunder (32-25) have won nine of 10, surging up the Western Conference...
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Can Thunder extend winning streak on the road?

We're about to find out if this newfound chemistry will work on a road trip. The Thunder are a perfect 4-0 since the All-Star break, have won seven in a row overall, but haven't been on an extended road trip since a five-game trip Jan 18-25.  Starting Thursday, OKC will begin a three-game, West Coast road trip against ninth-place Phoenix and then at fourth-place Portland before...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Serge Ibaka ‘Son of the Congo’ Trailer

OKC Thunder forward Serge Ibaka is the focus of a documentary titled “Son of the Congo”, set to premiere at SXSW on March 14. Followed by a free release March 23rd on Grantland.com. Based on the trailer, his story on film looks amazing. “Serge Ibaka managed to escape the war-torn streets of the Congo and play his way to the top of the NBA. In ‘Son of the Congo,’ he returns...
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Russell Westbrook is surging into the MVP conversation

Not since the 1950’s has the NBA seen a team have consecutive MVP campaigns from two different players. Bob Cousy won it for the Boston...
Via Athlon Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Suns to wear 'PHXRising' alternate uniforms against Thunder

PHOENIX -- The Suns will honor the past and the city of Phoenix on when they host the Oklahoma City Thunder on Thursday night by unveiling a new alternate uniform. They'll be suiting up in the PHXRising alternate combo, which hearkens back to the team's early years. The sleeved, gray-based jerseys and shorts will be adorned with orange and black, symbolizing the "ash, smoke and embers...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
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Russell Westbrook’s best highlights of his triple-double against Pacers

Russell Westbrook has been on a TEAR as of late. He got his third triple-double of the season as his Thunder beat the Pacers, 105-92. What’s remarkable about this? He got the trip-dub in three quarters. Here’s Russell’s highlight package of that feat: Westbrook finished with 21 points, 11 rebounds, and 10 assists. He’s suddenly entered himself into the MVP conversation...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Russell Westbrook with His Third Triple-Double

The possibility of OKC Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook being named the next MVP of the league is becoming very real. With Durant still sidelined, Westbrook put on another show racking up 20 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists in just 28 minutes. “There’s different opportunities to take different shots and make different passes,” Westbrook said. “My job is to come out...
Via Hooped Up
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Is Russell Westbrook a Legit MVP Candidate?

The Oklahoma City Thunder have been surging as of late as they are 9-1 in their last ten games. With them being out of playoff contention for most of the season, they are sitting comfortable in the 8th spot in the Western Conference seeding. Everyone knew that the Thunder would make a run for a playoff spot despite Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook being out due to injury at the...
Via The Front Office News
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Did Kevin Durant hint about staying with Thunder?

There has been a growing belief among the NBA community that the 2015-2016 season will be Kevin Durant’s last with the Oklahoma City Thunder. The reigning NBA MVP is here to tell everyone that drawing that conclusion is a bit premature. After the Thunder won their seventh game in a row on Tuesday night, Durant...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Russell Westbrook's triple-double lifts Thunder past Pacers

  Russell Westbrook shrugged off his triple-double. He was much more excited about the surge his Oklahoma City Thunder are making in the standings. Westbrook had 20 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists, and the Thunder defeated the Indiana Pacers 105-92 on Tuesday night for their seventh straight win. The Thunder, who are 9-1 in February, closed within 2 games of the San Antonio Spurs...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

No team is having more fun right now than the Oklahoma City Thunder

OKLAHOMA CITY –€“ Every timeout, every basket. Just give the Thunder players a reason to celebrate and they will. Good times here in Oklahoma City these days as the Thunder won their seventh in a row. The most recent was  Tuesday over Indiana, making it nine wins in their last 10. All smiles, pats on the back and rainbows. Gold stars all around. Who's having more fun than these...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Russell Westbrook Triple Double Leads Thunder Over Pacers

Russell Westbrook leads the Thunder to their 7th straight win. The Oklahoma City Thunder defeated the Indiana Pacers 105-92 on Tuesday night behind a Russell Westbrook triple double of 20 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists. Oklahoma City improved to 32-25 on the season with their 7th consecutive victory. Not being in the top 8 Western conference playoff picture all season going...
Via Basketball Bicker
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Dance party erupts on Thunder bench during win over Pacers

Well, the Thunder certainly had fun Tuesday night. What the 105-92 score in Oklahoma City's win over the Pacers does not reflect is the joy the guys were experiencing on the court. This vine from NBA TV is all you need for proof. Nice moves, Serge. And despite Kevin Durant being sidelined, he couldn't help but tweet during the game. After tonight's win, the Thunder are now 9-1 in...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
3 days ago  |  Discuss
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