Thunder gets in holiday spirit at shopping spree

Enes Kanter grew up without it, but he’s come to learn that Christmas is “one of the most important holidays in America.” On Wednesday he got into the holiday spirit with his teammates as part of the Thunder’s Holiday Assist program, which provided a Target shopping spree, presented by Cox Communications, for families from the Sunbeam Family Services Grandparents Raising Children program.
Via Thunder Rumblings
4 hours ago

Oladipo's poster dunk punctuates his strong play during Thunder's winning streak

By Erik Horne Staff Writer ehorne@oklahoman.comVictor Oladipo could have easily taken the wide open 3-pointer from the corner, but he decided to drive. The decision was a curious one.
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4 hours ago

Steven Adams says Thunder’s bigs don’t care about Russell Westbrook dominating the rebounds

Erik Horne Are the Thunder’s bigs sacrificing rebound opportunities for Russell Westbrook? Maybe, but they don’t care, at least according to Steven Adams. “Not in front of you guys,” Adams joked Wednesday after Thunder practice. Westbrook is averaging a triple-double of 31.0 points, 10.9 rebounds and 11.3 assists, leading the Thunder in all three categories.
Via Thunder Rumblings
9 hours ago

Oklahoma City Thunder news roundup: Russell Westbrook is at the top of his game

For now, all is good in the land of Thunder The Oklahoma City Thunder’s recent romp has spawned a whirlwind of approbative adjectives and accolades. Descriptors such as unbelievable, stunning, dominant, and unforgettable have defined the team’s current six-game undefeated march. As OKC has fostered a penchant for waylaying foes while throwing caution to the wind, Russell Westbrook’s...
Via Welcome to Loud City
10 hours ago

LeBron: Westbrook ‘capable’ of averaging triple-double

Count LeBron James among those who believe Russell Westbrook can average a triple-double over the entire 2016-17 NBA season. The Oklahoma City Thunder superstar is averaging 31 points, 10.9 rebounds and 11.3 assists per game this season over 22 games. James on Wednesday was asked about the prospects of maintaining such a historic statistical pace over the league’s grueling 82...
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Thunder to Hold Holiday Assist Toy Drive Sunday

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Russell's MVP Campaign Is Making The Thunder A Better Team

By A. Suave Francisco As the season progresses, the Oklahoma City Thunder continue to improve, much like last season. This time may be more impressive, though, simply because they don't have near the amount of firepower they've had in past years. With that being said, Oklahoma City won their sixth-straight game, this time in Atlanta 102-99. Russell Westbrook continued his historic...
2 days ago

Westbrook streak of triple-doubles now at 6 straight games

ATLANTA (AP) Oklahoma City's Russell Westbrook has extended his streak of triple-doubles to six straight games in Atlanta. Westbrook's streak is the NBA's longest since 1989, when Michael Jordan reached double figures in points, rebounds and assists in seven straight games. Westbrook already had 15 points and 11 rebounds when he picked up his 10th assist with 6:20 left in the...
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WATCH: Victor Oladipo posterizes Dwight Howard on amazing dunk

Dwight Howard isn’t the low-post defender he was in his prime, but that doesn’t make what Victor Oladipo did to him Monday night any less embarrassing. During the second quarter as the Atlanta Hawks hosted the Oklahoma City Thunder, Oladipo posterized Howard with a vicious double-pump dunk we’ll not soon forget. Dwight Howard is going to get a lot of crap for this one....
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Enes Kanter: Anthony Davis 'can't beat us just by himself'

The Oklahoma City Thunder defeated the New Orleans Pelicans by the final of 101-92 on Sunday, and Thunder big man Enes Kanter used the occasion to jab the Pelicans for their lack of a supporting cast around Anthony Davis. “He can’t beat us just by himself,” Kanter said of Davis after the game, per Justin Verrier of ESPN. “That’s what a really special player does. Look...
Via Larry Brown Sports
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Westbrook, Thunder Power Past Pelicans For 5th Straight Win

By Randy Renner, Senior WriterDespite Billy Donovan’s urging not to take what Russell Westbrook is doing “for granted,” it is starting to become expected that the Thunder superstar will get a triple-double.In Sunday’s 101-92 win over New Orleans that’s exactly what Westbrook did scoring 28 points to go along with 17 rebounds and 12 assists. It is his fifth straight triple...
3 days ago

Westbrook's 5th straight triple-double lifts Thunder

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Russell Westbrook became the first player with five consecutive triple-doubles since Michael Jordan had seven straight in 1989 and the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the New Orleans Pelicans 101-92 on Sunday night. Westbrook finished with 28 points, 17 rebounds and 12 assists. The Thunder have won all five games during Westbrook's triple-double stretch. It was Westbrook...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Westbrook first since Jordan with 5 straight triple-doubles

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Russell Westbrook became the first NBA player with five consecutive triple-doubles since Michael Jordan had seven straight in 1989. Westbrook got his fifth on Sunday against the New Orleans Pelicans, clinching it on an assist to Enes Kanter for a dunk with 2:14 left in the third quarter. Westbrook also had 21 points and 13 rebounds at the time. The Thunder...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Oklahoma City Blue big man, Dakari Johnson named D-League Player of the Month

Good news from the farm club. Oklahoma City Blue center Dakari Johnson received the first NBA Development League Player of the Month award this season for games played in November. Johnson, a 7’0”, 255 lb center from Kentucky, and the Thunder’s second-round choice in the 2015 NBA Rookie Draft, averaged 19.7 points, 8.6 rebounds, 3.2 assists and 2.1 blocked shots while leading...
Via Welcome to Loud City
3 days ago

Oklahoma City Thunder Film Room: Why OKC struggles to contain the corner 3

Billy Donovan was wise to question his team’s corner three-point defense The Thunder opened the season with a conference leading 6-1 record on the back of the third best defense in the league, boasting a remarkable 94.6 defensive rating. Head Coach Billy Donovan, however, was not impressed. When explaining his trepidation, he mentioned the volume of corner three-point shots his...
Via Welcome to Loud City
3 days ago

Can Russell Westbrook sustain his triple double pace?

Prior to the season many NBA fans wondered what the Oklahoma City Thunder would look like with Russell Westbrook as the focal point of the team.  There was a lot of talk about whether Westbrook could average a triple double this season and I’ll admit I scoffed at the notion.  I had witnessed Westbrook’s immense stat stuffing abilities before but I just didn’t think a player...
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WATCH: Scott Brooks gets standing ovation in return to OKC

Scott Brooks spent the first eight years of his head coaching career in Oklahoma City, and Thunder fans clearly haven’t forgotten about it. Brooks began coaching the team in 2008 when they were, well, terrible, but led them to an NBA Finals appearance and numerous playoff appearances. With the Wizards squaring off against the Thunder on Wednesday night, Brooks returned to Oklahoma...
Via The Sports Daily
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Westbrook is averaging a triple-double nearing December

Though many prognosticators knew that Russell Westbrook was going to have an incredible season in Oklahoma City this year in the post-Kevin-Durant era, no one could have anticipated exactly how he would react to begin this new campaign. Well, 19 games into the season, Westbrook is averaging 30.9 points, 10.3 rebounds and 11.3 assists. No one has averaged a triple-double this late...
Via The Comeback
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Victor Oladipo is emerging for the Oklahoma City Thunder

With the departure of Kevin Durant the Oklahoma City Thunder have relied on Russell Westbrook to shoulder much of the load.  At the beginning of the season Westbrook was often forcing the issue too much as he was seemingly the only player on the team who commanded any attention from opposing defenses.  I was beginning to wonder which player on the Thunder roster would start to...
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Russell Westbrook hilariously reveals why he doesn’t watch film

Russell Westbrook might have his “We talking about practice?” moment. The Oklahoma City Thunder star talked with Fred Katz of the Norman Transcript about why he doesn’t need to watch  film. Long story short…he doesn’t need to: Russell Westbrook on why he doesn't watch film: "My job is to worry about what I'm able to do. Hopefully, they can stop that."
Via The Sports Daily
21 days ago  |  Discuss

The Hubris Of The Oklahoma City Westbrooks

The on-court version of the post-Kevin Durant Oklahoma City Thunder is unfolding and their 6-1 start invited a reframing of offseason expectations, but the material consequences of their talent drop around Russell Westbrook is soberly taking shape. Westbrook is a top-10 talent who plays his heart, soul and body out every night of the season, but the Thunder can't shake the ostensible...
Via RealGM - NBA
21 days ago  |  Discuss

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