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Thunder: Thunder culture prevails during Westbrook's pursuit of Oscar Robertson

By Berry Tramel Columnist btramel@oklahoman.com Harrison Barnes' last-second shot bounced off the rim, Russell Westbrook corralled the ball on the baseline and the buzzer sounded, giving the Thunder a wild 92-91 victory in Dallas on Monday night in which OKC scored the final 14 points of the game. Westbrook bounced the ball high off the hardwood, pumped his feet and roared as his...
Via Thunder Rumblings
13 hours ago

Thunder: Thunder finding offense but seeking stops for stretch run

By Brett Dawson Staff Writer bdawson@oklahoman.com ORLANDO — It was Russell Westbrook who rose up and made the shot that sunk the Dallas Mavericks on Monday. But it was team defense that kept Oklahoma City afloat. Westbrook's game-winner with 7.1 seconds to play capped a furious Thunder comeback and a 92-91 win in Dallas.
Via Thunder Rumblings
13 hours ago

Oklahoma City Thunder: Westbrook proving he is elite in crunch time

Everyone – all 19,970 people in attendance – knew exactly who would take the final shot in the Thunder’s Monday night matchup against Dallas, but the Mavericks couldn’t stop it. Russell Westbrook dropped 12 points during the Thunder’s 14-0 run to end the game, including the game-winning, 15-foot jumper to put OKC up by one with under eight seconds remaining. One of the...
Via isportsweb.com
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

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20 hours ago

Russell Westbrook, Andre Roberson Win Game For Thunder In Mavericks Rematch

By A. Suave Francisco Things didn't go the Oklahoma City Thunder's way in their last trip to Dallas, TX to face the Mavericks and it honestly didn't go their way Monday night either...until Russell Westbrook exploded for 16 points in the final quarter, propelling his team to a 92-91 victory, while tallying his 37th triple-double in the process.  In a world where so much credit has...
Via InsideThunder.com
1 day ago

Oklahoma City Thunder shocks Dallas Mavericks in the fourth with Westbrook game-winner; OKC wins 92-91

Russell Westbrook flaunted his superstar status by burying a game-winner vs. hungry Dallas Although his Oklahoma City Thunder trailed throughout, following a series of probing crossover dribbles, Russell Westbrook coolly glided above Wesley Matthews’ out-stretched hand to deflate the Dallas Mavericks 92-91 as seven seconds remained. On this rollercoaster night, Westbrook’s...
Via Welcome to Loud City
1 day ago

Serge Ibaka says he wanted to play more center in Orlando

The Orlando Magic’s frontcourt experiment seemed doomed to fail from the very beginning, and Serge Ibaka has his theory as to why it did.In an interview with Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel that ran on Monday, Ibaka said that he wanted to play as a small-ball center more often and even spoke with head coach Frank Vogel about the possibility of doing so.“At some point, I...
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Westbrook, Thunder top Mavs 92-91 with 14-0 finishing run

DALLAS (AP) — Russell Westbrook hit a pull-up jumper with seven seconds left and the Oklahoma City Thunder erased a 13-point deficit in the final four minutes to beat the Dallas Mavericks 92-91 on Monday night. Westbrook scored 37 points, including 16 in the fourth quarter, with 13 rebounds and 10 assists for his third straight triple-double and 37th of the season. The Thunder...
Via MyNorthwest.com
1 day ago

Westbrook outduels Harden as Oklahoma City Thunder come up short

The Oklahoma City Thunder took on the Houston Rockets Sunday in a game that featured a duel between the consensus MVP frontrunners. The Houston Rockets came out of the gate firing as they put up a whopping 79 points on a blistering 71 percent shooting from the field in the first half of the game. They went on to win 137-125. The key contributors for the Rockets in their victory were...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Chris Paul: Loss to Kings ‘probably’ worst regular season one of career

The Los Angeles Clippers are in a tailspin right now, and the coup de grâce came on Sunday against the lowly Sacramento Kings.After blowing an 18-point lead with five minutes remaining in the fourth quarter to lose at home to the Kings by the final of 98-97, Clippers guard Chris Paul said that the loss was likely the worst regular season one of his career, per Jason Jones of the...
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Rockets take shot at Westbrook's MVP candidacy

With the NBA’s Most Valuable Player Award race looking more and more like a two-man battle between James Harden and Russell Westbrook as the season winds down, the Houston Rockets are pulling out all the stops.After the Rockets defeated the Oklahoma City Thunder by the final of 137-125 on Sunday, their team Twitter account sent a Drake-themed graphic touting Harden’s MVP candidacy...
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Timberwolves to unveil new logo before team’s season finale

When the 2017-18 season begins, Karl Anthony-Towns will be in a new uniform. Relax, Timberwolves fans, he’ll still be with the team — just in a different uniform.Minnesota announced on Thursday that on April 11, it will reveal a new team logo for the 2017-18 season.“The Minnesota Timberwolves begin a new chapter in their franchise history by unveiling a new team logo as part...
Via Sportsnaut
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Oklahoma City Thunder swept by Golden State Warriors in season series

The Oklahoma City Thunder fell to the Golden State Warriors 111-95 on Monday night. The victory for the Warriors marked their fourth of the season against the Thunder, which propelled them to a sweep in the season series between the two teams. The Thunder were awful all throughout the game as they weren’t rebounding, scoring, or playing defense. On numerous occasions, they left...
Via isportsweb.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Warriors shouldn't obsess over Thunder's treatment of Durant

The Golden State Warriors are creating a bit of a silly season for the NBA.Apparently the Warriors aren’t happy with the Oklahoma City Thunder—the small-market team they ripped Kevin Durant away from—for how the Thunder show respect for Durant.It’s as silly as it sounds.The Warriors wanted the Thunder to thank Durant for his years of service, according to ESPN.com’s Chris...
Via The Sports Daily
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Steve Kerr says Durant is 'making progress'

There’s still no timetable for Kevin Durant’s return after he suffered a sprained MCL in a game against the Washington Wizards late last month.4Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr gave us a pretty positive update on the progress Durant is making.“He’s clearly making progress. It’s great,” Kerry said prior to Saturday’s game against the Milwaukee Bucks, via CSN...
Via Sportsnaut
10 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Westbrook threads needle with insane halfcourt nutmeg bounce pass

Russell Westbrook, you are ridiculous. The Oklahoma City Thunder guard made the ludicrous look inhumanly easy Thursday night.On the road as the Thunder took on the Toronto Raptors, Westbrook threaded the needle with an insane nutmeg bounce pass between the legs of Cory Joseph from halfway across the court. Victor Oladipo caught it in stride to finish of the magnificent play with two...
Via Sportsnaut
12 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Russell Westbrook respond to Stephen Curry overlooking him for MVP Award

Stephen Curry recently came out and predicted that James Harden will win the NBA’s MVP award, but not everyone is sold on that.Especially not Russell Westbrook.The Oklahoma City Thunder star was asked about Curry’s comments on Thursday, and he gave a Brodie-esque response to the question.“I don’t care…don’t matter what he say,” Westbrook said. “Who’s he?” I...
Via The Sports Daily
12 days ago  |  Discuss

If Doug McDermott, Jerami Grant Don't Provide Some Answers, OKC Might Have Tougher Questions

You can't sit through an Oklahoma City Thunder game without confronting the question of whether Russell Westbrook will average a triple-double for the season. It's too historic. It's too previously unfathomable. And watching him play is just too physically impressive not to focus on his individual quest. But while the fans and media clamor about whether or not Westbrook can get...
Via RealGM - NBA
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Taj Gibson makes insane three-quarter court buzzer beater (VIDEO)

Taj Gibson made one of the most unpredictable shots of the NBA season during Thursday night’s game. With the game against the Blazers tied at 57-57 at the end of the first half, Gibson came up big for his new team by stealing the inbounds pass with just two seconds remaining. He then attempted a three-quarter court shot with a football-style throw, and yeah, he drained it. Taj...
Via The Sports Daily
25 days ago  |  Discuss
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