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Thunder scoring best of both worlds vs. Warriors

Berry TramelThe Thunder scoring historically has fallen into two general categories: * Games in which Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook both have monster games, with a massive falloff to the next player, quickly into single digits. * Games in which either Durant or Westbrook has a monster game, with someone else or two scoring more than usual, but still a quick drop into single...
Via Thunder Rumblings
25 minutes ago

Russell Westbrook Recommended Thunder Take Out Enes Kanter

Russell Westbrook recommended the Oklahoma City Thunder take Enes Kanter out of the game midway through the second quarter of Game 4. With Draymond Green shooting a pair of free throws, Westbrook walked over to the Oklahoma City bench. Westbrook first talked to Maurice Cheeks and then to Billy Donovan. "Take him out," said Westbrook, referring to Kanter. Donovan, after a brief consultation...
Via RealGM
54 minutes ago  |  Discuss

Thunder Writing A Story Few Would Have Believed

Russell Westbrook drives around Steph Curry during OKC's 118-94 win over Golden State in Game 4 of the Western Conference Finals. (Photo By: Sam Murch/InsideThunder.com) By Randy Renner, Senior WriterIt has become an amazing, incredible, improbable story. This run through the playoffs by the Oklahoma City Thunder that is turning heads and shattering basketball teams...
Via InsideThunder.com
1 hour ago

Adams dealing with ‘testicular contusion’ after Green kick

Draymond Green may not have been suspended for kicking Steven Adams in the groin during Game 3 of the Western Conference Finals, but the boot left a lasting impression on the Oklahoma City Thunder big man. Prior to OKC’s blowout win in Game 4, Craig Sager reported that Adams is dealing with what sounds like a painful injury. Craig Sager says Steven Adams suffered a testicular...
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Solving the mystery of the rolling Thunder

How great Thou art — no, the “Thou” is not a deity, if you believe in one, but the Oklahoma City Thunder. The beloved old-time hymn, as many of you will recall, includes these lyrics: I see the stars, I hear the rolling thunder, Thy power throughout the universe displayed. Oklahoma City is the home of the rolling Thunder, who are trampling the Golden State Warriors in the Western...
Via Crossover Chronicles
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Oklahoma City Thunder: Firmly in the Driver’s Seat

Oklahoma City dominated the defending champions at home, winning decisively in both games. Is the series over for Golden State, or should the Thunder be cautious heading back to Oakland? Game 3: A hard-fought game into the second quarter blew open with a 16-4 Oklahoma City Thunder run before the half. They hit the Warriors harder than Draymond Green kicked Steven Adams’ groin...
Via The Lottery Mafia
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Thunder blowouts have Warriors frustrated

Berry TramelWhen these NBA playoffs started, the Thunder had played 73 post-season games since hanging out a shingle in Oklahoma City.
Via Thunder Rumblings
7 hours ago

Mini Steven Adams doppelganger: Most adorable Thunder fan ever (pics)

Steven Adams has been an integral figure in these NBA playoffs for the Oklahoma City Thunder. And one needn’t look any further for how he’s become a fan favorite than a youngster who became a mini doppelganger of the New Zealand import by rocking a faux mustache and tattoo while sporting a “Lil’ Stache Bro” t-shirt. Yo this little girl going Steven Adams mustache/tattoo...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Andre Roberson felt ‘disrespected’ by Warriors

Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook — the usual suspects — led the way from a scoring standpoint in the Oklahoma City Thunder’s Game 4 win over the Golden State Warriors Tuesday night. But you could easily make the argument that it was Andre Roberson who was the difference maker. Roberson picked a great time to score a career-high 17 points. There were times when it seemed...
Via Larry Brown Sports
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Thunder fans brought their A-game to honor Steven Adams in Game 5

The Oklahoma City Thunder seized control of the Western Conference Finals on Tuesday night by taking a commanding 3-1 lead on the defending champion Golden State Warriors, but it was the fans that were the true winners of the night. Everybody wants to be like Thunder center Steven Adams it seems, what with his signature look highlighted by his fantastic mustache. Even this little...
Via The Comeback
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Draymond Green trips Enes Kanter, Russell Westbrook gets revenge

Draymond Green got into yet another skirmish in Game 4 of the Western Conference Finals on Tuesday, and it sure looked like he delivered what looked to be another cheap shot to a Thunder player. While guarding Enes Kanter, he drew a bit of contact and went down trying to draw a foul call. As he did, though, he blatantly stuck his leg out and tripped Kanter. This isn’t going to...
Via The Sports Daily
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Steve Kerr dismisses question about Steph Curry being injured

Steph Curry was so bad during Game 4 of the Western Conference Finals between the Golden State Warriors and Oklahoma City Thunder on Tuesday that many were wondering whether he is still suffering effects from his knee injury. Steve Kerr dismissed such talk. After the Thunder blasted the Warriors 118-94, Kerr was forced to answer questions about the reigning MVP's health. "He's...
Via Larry Brown Sports
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Report: Draymond Green fined, avoids suspension

Draymond Green’s kick heard around the world into the groin of Oklahoma City Thunder center Steven Adams will reportedly not earn him a suspension. Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports is reporting that the Golden State Warriors forward will not be suspended for Game 4. The NBA will not suspend Golden State's Draymond Green for Game 4, league sources tell @TheVertical. — Adrian...
Via Sportsnaut
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Steven Adams says he will consider wearing a cup

Oklahoma City Thunder center Steven Adams isn’t ruling out wearing a cup for Game 4 on Tuesday night. Why would a basketball player consider wearing a cup, you ask? Adams has been knocked in the jewels once in each of the past two games against the Golden State Warriors, with Draymond Green being the culprit both times. A reporter asked him if he’d consider wearing a cup...
Via Sportsnaut
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Draymond Green fires back at Russell Westbrook

The war of words is heating up just as much as the action is between Draymond Green, Russell Westbrook, the Golden State Warriors and Oklahoma City Thunder. Green, who is potentially facing a suspension for kicking Steven Adams in the family jewels, didn’t appreciate Westbrook saying he did the deed on purpose. Draymond Green: "Russell said I did it on purpose but he's a part...
Via Sportsnaut
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Kevin Durant, Cameron Payne do great pregame handshake

Cameron Payne doesn’t play many minutes, but he’s turned plenty of heads before playoff games dancing and doing intricate handshakes with Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook. He and Westbrook angered the Dallas Mavericks, namely Charlie Villanueva, who tried to break things up, for doing crazy handshakes on the court during their playoff series. Durant and Payne did a crazy...
Via The Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Oklahoma City Thunder vs Golden State Warriors: Game 3 predictions and preview

The last time the Oklahoma City Thunder got blown out in a playoff game, game one against the San Antonio Spurs, they bounced back like true competitors and won game two. After stealing one in Oakland the Thunder now have home court advantage and seek to capitalize with it. However, do not expect this to be an easy path to the Finals for the Thunder now that the have home court advantage...
Via isportsweb.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Russell Westbrook is hungry for a champsionship opportunity

Last season, Stephen Curry won his first ever NBA championship. It was well deserved. He won the MVP award for the first time as he played outstanding basketball all season long. This season, Steph Curry one upped himself. He shattered NBA records and prior personal records as he cruised to his second straight MVP award. In doing so, his Warriors broke an NBA record by winning...
Via isportsweb.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

The Strain: Why Game 3 looms large for the Thunder

The Strain is not just the FX thriller about a destructive and virulent microorganism. It’s the toll a long season takes on a team whose record is 82-12 entering Game 3 of the Western Conference Finals. My colleague at Crossover Chronicles, podcaster and columnist John Cannon, has taken care to note how constantly the Golden State Warriors have pushed themselves this season. The...
Via Crossover Chronicles
4 days ago  |  Discuss

10 takeaways from Game 2 of the Western Conference Finals

The uber-exciting series between the Golden State Warriors and the Oklahoma City Thunder is knotted up at 1-1. Past playoff history shows that Game 2 is arguably the most important game of a playoff series. Teams can take a commanding 2-0 lead or a team can bounce back to tie it up just as Golden State did. With the two games in the books, class was in session during last night’s...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Oklahoma City Thunder: One Up, One Down

The Oklahoma City Thunder shocked the defending champs, winning in Oakland in Game 1. But the Golden State Warriors punched back hard to even the series. Game 1: If momentum between games actually exists, then the Thunder rode it into Oracle Arena. Russell Westbrook played like a man possessed, nailing heat check three-pointers and drawing foul after foul en route to a 19-point...
Via The Lottery Mafia
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Kevin Durant curses out Dion Waiters for not passing the ball

When Oklahoma City Thunder superstar Kevin Durant calls for the ball, you give it to him. That goes for Russell Westbrook, Serge Ibaka or anyone. Apparently, Dion Waiters hadn’t received that memo, and when Durant got wide open in the second quarter of Game 2 of the Western Conference Finals, he waved for the ball. Waiters took his time dribbling, weighing his options, and then...
Via The Sports Daily
6 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Steph Curry drops five straight from mid-court logo

At this point, we could probably tell you Steph Curry was hitting threes blindfolded from a moving horse and carriage and you would probably shrug it off as no big deal. Well, he’s not quite doing that just yet, but there always seems to be some video evidence surfacing that just makes you pause and say “wow.” With the Golden State Warriors getting set to take on the Oklahoma...
Via The Comeback
8 days ago  |  Discuss

The maturation of Dion Waiters is just what OKC needed

The Western Conference Finals kick off tonight featuring the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Golden State Warriors. After what felt like a snooze fest when talking about the NBA playoffs, the fun starts now after the Thunder surprised many by ousting the San Antonio Spurs in convincing fashion. Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook played like their usual superhuman selves, but an unsung...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
9 days ago  |  Discuss
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