Thunder journal: Westbrook unfazed by All-Star starter snub

By Brett Dawson Staff Writer bdawson@oklahoman.comRussell Westbrook won't start at the All-Star Game. He's not about to start worrying about it. The Thunder guard — a leading MVP candidate who's averaging a triple-double deeper into a season than anyone since Oscar Robertson did it for a full one in 1961-62 — wasn't voted among the Western Conference starters, announced Thursday...
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The Oklahoma City Thunder need to address flaws

The Oklahoma City Thunder are fresh off of yet another vicious beating from the Golden State Warriors.  Russell Westbrook was able to continue his triple double exploits but his teammates failed to match his intensity.  In this particular game the talent discrepancy between the Warriors and Thunder was incredibly glaring.  If the Thunder are to make a run in the playoffs this...
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Russell Westbrook responds to All-Star snub

If Russell Westbrook is upset about missing out on a starting spot in the All-Star Game, he isn’t showing it.The starters for the All-Star Game were revealed on Thursday, and Westbrook is not one of them despite being first in the media and player vote among Western Conference guards. Westbrook, who was behind Stephen Curry and James Harden in the fan balloting, says there are...
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Sounds of Thunder: Why Russell Westbrook is not starting in the 2017 NBA All-Star Game

We should have seen it coming for about a month now, but now it’s official. The second player in NBA history to still be averaging a triple-double after the mid-season point is not starting in the 2017 NBA All-Star Game. At this juncture, Russell Westbrook has amassed 21 triple-doubles. He is currently averaging 30.6 pts, 10.4 assts, and 10.4 rebounds. Only Oscar Robertson and...
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20 hours ago

Thunder: Four takeaways from the Thunder's loss to the Warriors

By Erik Horne Staff Writer ehorne@oklahoman.comThunder vs. Warriors Round 2 on Wednesday had plenty of what you want from a basketball game.
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23 hours ago

Zaza Pachulia not intimidated by Russell Westbrook’s threat

Russell Westbrook has put his grudge with Kevin Durant aside for the time being, after Zaza Pachulia dropped him with a cheap shot during Wednesday night’s game. What really upset Westbrook, though, is that Pachulia stood over him and stared him down afterward.Westbrook vowed to get Pachulia back in the future, and had this to say about it after the game.“He hit me kind of hard...
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Kevin Durant: Outside world making Thunder rivalry bigger than it is

Kevin Durant has always downplayed the bad feelings between himself and the Oklahoma City Thunder, and in his mind, outside observers continue to make much more of it than is really happening.Durant told Michael Lee of the Vertical that his rivalry with Russell Westbrook isn’t nearly as big a deal on the inside as it appears to be on the outside.“The outside is taking it more...
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The Phil Naessens Show: catching up on the Thunder

Listen to the Phil Naessens Show as we try to catch up on the big events that have taken place since last summer. A lot has taken place for the Thunder since the last time I was a guest on the Phil Naessens Show. But you already knew that. So Phil and I do the best we can to make our 18 minutes together worth while, talking about The Split, the rookies, the challenge, and where the...
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1 day ago

Thunder Clocked By Clips In Adams' Absence

By Randy Renner, Senior WriterMissing your defensive anchor and also playing the second night of a road back-to-back is generally not the best recipe for success.The Thunder were doing both Monday night and the results were about as you’d expect.Clippers 120, Thunder 98.But head coach Billy Donovan is not one to just accept things and he was clearly disappointed with how well his...
3 days ago

Thunder at LA Clippers Game Recap – Jan. 16, 2017

LOS ANGELES – The Thunder arrived in Los Angeles with the odds stacked against them – on the second night of a back-to-b
3 days ago

Despite Adams' Injury Thunder Hold Off Kings For 122-118 Win

By Randy Renner, Senior WriterVictor Oladipo and Enes Kanter carried the Thunder through the first half and then Russell Westbrook took over in the last 24 minutes to lead the Thunder to a harder then it should have been 122-118 win over the Kings in Sacramento.Steven Adams had to leave the game in the 3rd quarter when he got tangled up with Kings center DeMarcus Cousins and crashed...
4 days ago

Oklahoma City Thunder: One trade that could shake up the west

As of now, the Oklahoma City Thunder are currently the seventh seed in the Western Conference, despite Russell Westbrook’s historic season. OKC clearly must make moves if they hope to become a true contender this year. There is one move that could catapult the Thunder to being one of the two favorites in the Western Conference. First, we must identify the problem. Westbrook currently...
12 days ago  |  Discuss

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