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ENES THE MENACE: Kanter ignites blowout of 76ers

By Berry Tramel Columnist btramel@oklahoman.com When Enes Kanter is in the game, his teammates sometimes giggle. Second units trying to play Kanter straight up can be hilarious for a Thunder roster that knows what's coming. “Each game, we're laughing on the sideline,” said Taj Gibson, who's now been Kanter's teammate for a month.
Via Thunder Rumblings
12 hours ago

Oklahoma City Thunder trounce Philadelphia 76ers, 122-97; Westbrook nets 35th triple double

Behind interior dominance, Oklahoma City bullied its way to a sixth win in seven games Following a brief setback, the Oklahoma City Thunder returned to high-caliber execution with a 122-97 victory over the visiting Philadelphia 76ers. Russell Westbrook (18 pts, 14 ast, 11 rebs) recorded triple-double #35 while Enes Kanter (24 pts, 11 rebs) and Victor Oladipo (18) helped Oklahoma...
Via Welcome to Loud City
12 hours ago

Thunder journal: Westbrook relaxes in fourth quarter as Thunder cruises

By Brett Dawson Staff Writer bdawson@oklahoman.com Russell Westbrook got to take it easy in the fourth quarter on Wednesday. He isn't clamoring for a longer rest. The Thunder's 122-97 win against the Philadelphia 76ers at Chesapeake Energy Arena was its 71st game of the regular season, and Westbrook has started them all.
Via Thunder Rumblings
12 hours ago

Kanter’s barrage places game on track

By Berry Tramel Columnist btramel@oklahoman.com Enes Kanter has a specific job with the Thunder. Score. Especially when Russell Westbrook is on the bench, taking a much-needed breather.
Via Thunder Rumblings
12 hours ago

Thunder Bounce Back, Westbrook Made More History

By A. Suave Francisco Following one of the more embarrassing outings of the season on Monday against the Golden State Warriors, the Oklahoma City Thunder circled Wednesday night on the calendar as a redemption game by playing against an improved, but still lackluster Philadelphia 76ers team.  Everything went as planned after the Thunder exploded offensively in the third quarter...
Via InsideThunder.com
12 hours ago

Thunder vs. Philadelphia 76ers Game Recap – March 22, 2017

All season long the Thunder has developed the depth of its roster so Head Coach Billy Donovan’s club could do exactly what it did to the
Via NBA.com
13 hours ago

Westbrook posts 35th triple-double; Thunder roll past 76ers

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Russell Westbrook recorded his 35th triple-double of the season with 18 points, 11 rebounds and 14 assists and the Oklahoma City Thunder cruised to a 122-97 win over the Philadelphia 76ers on Wednesday night. The Thunder have won 16 straight games against Philadelphia, a run that stretches to the 2008-09 season, the franchise’s first in Oklahoma City. Westbrook...
Via MyNorthwest.com
1 day ago

Thunder Sparks Minds, Awareness for Health

Via NBA.com
1 day ago

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
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Steph Curry gets into fight with Thunder leading to double-technicals

Stephen Curry and Semaj Christon got into a fight just before halftime of Monday’s Golden State Warriors-Oklahoma City Thunder game, leading to double-technicals.Curry and Christon were trying to take their places before a jump ball, and Curry was trying to get in front of Christon. Christon wasn’t having any of it, which resulted in some shoving and a skirmish breaking out....
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Kerr: Warriors did not complain about OKC's treatment of Durant

Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr is here to set the record straight.Speaking after his team's shootaround on Monday, Kerr disputed an ESPN report from the day before alleging that the Warriors were upset over the Thunder’s treatment of Kevin Durant during his Oklahoma City homecoming last month.“I don’t agree,” Kerr said, according to Anthony Slater of the Mercury...
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 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
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Westbrook leads Thunder past Kings without triple-double

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Russell Westbrook had 28 points, eight rebounds and 10 assists to help the Oklahoma City Thunder roll past the Sacramento Kings 110-94 on Saturday. The Thunder won their fifth straight - the longest current streak in the NBA - and moved into a tie for fifth place in the Western Conference, pending the result of the Los Angeles Clippers' game against Cleveland...
Via Associated Press
4 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
6 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
6 days ago  |  Discuss

The Oklahoma City Thunder are sinking despite Westbrook’s scoring outburst

Last night, the Oklahoma City Thunder dropped their fourth game in a row after losing to the Portland Trail Blazers 126-121. The loss pushed the Thunder to 35-29 on the season and nearly out of contention for the four-seed, which would provide them with home court advantage in the first-round of the playoffs — and perhaps a date with a slightly injured Kevin Durant in the second...
Via isportsweb.com
14 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
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Russell Westbrook, James Harden, and the unconventional MVP race

Russell Westbrook has broken a lot of things this year: triple-double records, Basketball Twitter, the lengthy drought of NBA players failing to appear on-stage with Migos. However, there's something a little less well-publicized than those that we can add to the list: Basketball-Reference's MVP Projections.The MVP Projection uses a model that's based on previous MVP winners to use...
Via Yardbarker
19 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
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Taj Gibson nearly hit the moon with this ridiculous buzzer-beater

It’s been a great couple of days with baseball/football-style throws in the basketball world. There was the incredible 88-foot pass that led to Northwestern’s game-winning layup over Michigan yesterday, which likely secured the Wildcats’ first-ever NCAA Tournament berth. And tonight at the Moda Center in Portland, the Oklahoma City Thunder’s Taj Gibson — just acquired in...
Via The Comeback
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Norris Cole signs deal to play with Thunder the rest of season

Point guard Norris Cole has signed with the Oklahoma City Thunder for the remainder of the season, per Shams Charania of The Vertical. Cole, best known for coming off the bench on Miami’s 2011-12 and 2012-13, has not played a single minute in the NBA this season. His last games in the NBA were with the New Orleans Pelicans, where he averaged 14.3 points 5.0 assists per 36 minutes...
Via Sportsnaut
22 days ago  |  Discuss
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