Tag Archives: Oklahoma City Thunder

NBA Fails to Capitalize on Budding Rivalry

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As the NBA tips off its 71st season on Oct. 25th, a glaring vacancy is missing from its opening night lineup. The highly anticipated debut of the new look Warriors will come against San Antonio, a pairing that hasn’t met in the playoffs four four years, while the matchup against the Thunder will have to wait nine days. Oklahoma City …

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Westbrook Signs 3-Year Extension with Oklahoma City

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The rumor mill has one less superstar to churn through. Russell Westbrook ended any speculation about his future in Oklahoma City by signing a contract paying him $85.7 million over the next three seasons, bypassing an opportunity to become an unrestricted free agent next summer. Exactly one month after Kevin Durant departed for Golden State, the Thunder convinced its other …

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Payne Sinks Dallas at the Buzzer in Summer League Opener

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Cameron Payne didn’t wait long to impress during his Summer League debut. The 14th overall pick proved capable of thriving at either guard position, running the point during a dominant stretch in the opening quarter then closing out the game with a clutch jumper at shooting guard. The 16 point, seven rebound, four assist, two steal performance from Payne is the type of …

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Thunder Duo Proving to be Unstoppable

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Oklahoma City is on the precipice of becoming the greatest king slayer in NBA history. A win Thursday night in Oracle arena, home of the greatest regular season team the league has ever seen, would advance the Thunder to the NBA Finals, completing the most treacherous path to the championship round any team has accomplished. Only 19 teams have ever …

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Westbrook Claims MVP Honors at All-Star Game

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For 48 minutes as the premier players in the NBA exhibited matador defense, selecting a player to take home MVP honors proved to be a difficult task. Even Oklahoma City point guard Russell Westbrook, the 2015 All-Star Game MVP, was unsure of which player would receive the award following a 196-173 victory for the Western Conference. Turns out, Westbrook’s 31 …

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Durant Rips Utah for 27 in Return

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It was tough to tell Kevin Durant was returning from a six game absence Monday night in Utah. The four-time scoring champion seemingly couldn’t miss, as he scored 27 points on 10-of-13 shooting from the field, helping the Thunder put the game away early. His performance was so dominant, Oklahoma City didn’t need him or Russell Westbrook to play during …

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Anatomy of a Comeback: Oklahoma City Previals

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Any team featuring the combination of Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook is never out of the game, no matter how large of a deficit it is facing. The Thunder proved that Friday night in Orlando, as it trailed by 18 points with heading into the final quarter of the contest. From there, Oklahoma City discovered plenty about itself. 

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All-Star Duo Sparks Thunder in Double Overtime

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When all else fails for Oklahoma City, the team can just turn everything over to its pair of franchise players. The luxury of having the combination of Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant is that both are capable to taking over any game whenever they deem necessary. Friday night against the Magic, Durant managed to keep the Thunder in the game early …

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Thunder Looking to Maximize Westbrook’s Talents

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Already the most physically imposing point guard in the league, Oklahoma City wants to have Russell Westbrook operate in the post more during the upcoming season. After being given free reign to dictate the offense all of last season, as Kevin Durant and Serge Ibaka missed significant portions of the year due to injury, Westbrook carried the offense in every …

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Thunder Wise to Retain Kanter

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Oklahoma City simply had to match the contract offer the Trail Blazers made to Enes Kanter this summer. The Thunder simply couldn’t afford to let a 23-year-old player that piled up staggering numbers —18.7 points on 56.6 percent shooting from the field to go along with 11 rebounds in his 26 appearances with the team — simply walk away in free agency. 

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