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George scores 32 as Thunder roll past Suns, 118-101

Source | 2 hrs ago.

Once the Oklahoma City Thunder got going, the Phoenix Suns couldn't stop them. Paul George matched his season high with 32 points and went 6 of 10 from 3-point range, Dennis Schroder added 20 points and nine assists, and the Thunder beat the Suns 118-101 on Monday night. Oklahoma City scored 22 straight points in the first quarter, holding the Suns scoreless for nearly seven minutes, to take a 24-5 lead.

Westbrook still out as Thunder face Mavericks

Source | 1 day ago.

The Oklahoma City Thunder have managed quite nicely, thank you, without superstar Russell Westbrook, whose two-game absence has not prevented the Thunder from continuing a league-best run. The Thunder will bring a seven-game winning streak into a Saturday game at Dallas, which has lost eight of its first 11 games but has played much better at home, winning three of five. The Thunder (7-4) obviously would not want to play a long stretch without Westbrook, who is averaging 24.1 points, 8.3 rebounds and 8.9 assists.

Report: Carmelo Anthony and the Rockets expected to part ways

Source | 2 days ago.

There seemed to be two large constituents in the NBA Twittersphere this offseason when the Houston Rockets became the frontrunners to sign former Oklahoma City Thunder star Carmelo Anthony. On the other side were Carmelo die-hards, insistent that his iso-heavy style would play right into what made the Rockets so puzzlingly great on offense last year. Now it appears as though the Rockets are siding with the former.

Russ the teammate: Westbrook's loyalty summed up in late-night gym session

Source | 6 days ago.

Russell Westbrook is a lot of things. One trait Westbrook doesn’t get enough credit for is being a dedicated teammate. Westbrook showed his loyalty to the team that drafted him, signing a long-term extension in 2017 with the Oklahoma City Thunder in a spot where many small-market superstars bolt for more marketable cities and franchises.

You better believe Paul George thinks he can win with Russell Westbrook

Source | 6 days ago.

Nobody can deny Russell Westbrook’s talent or drive to win, but whether the Oklahoma City Thunder can win with him is still a prevalent question. The Thunder have been playoff fixtures since Westbrook’s second season and were championship threats when Westbrook and Kevin Durant elevated into superstars.

Report: NBA execs believe Kawhi Leonard prefers Clippers over joining LeBron James on Lakers

Source | 7 days ago.

It appears Kawhi Leonard might fall more into the Kyrie Irving school of thought about playing with LeBron James. The Los Angeles Lakers’ entire strategy over the past two seasons has been fairly simple when you get down to the bare bones: Establish a young core, get LeBron James, then get another superstar. With Paul George committed to the Oklahoma City Thunder, Kawhi Leonard is now widely seen as that next superstar the Lakers will be targeting.

Russell Westbrook suffers sprained ankle vs. Pelicans, X-rays come back negative

Source | 7 days ago.

Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook had to be helped to the locker room Monday after suffering an ankle injury against the New Orleans Pelicans. Westbrook rolled his left ankle when he landed on Pelicans center Anthony Davis’ foot after a basket. Westbrook screamed out and rolled around on the floor in visible pain.

Dwight Howard can't sit because of a lingering piriformis injury

Source | 10 days ago.

Dwight Howard made his season debut Friday night during a 134-111 loss against the Oklahoma City Thunder, scoring 20 points in 23 minutes. After Howard scored 13 points in nine minutes against the Thunder, he went to the bench area to lie on the floor. Most players would take a seat on the bench, but Howard’s lingering piriformis injury wouldn’t allow him to do so.

Paul George says he's playing through 'dead foot' nerve issue

Source | 10 days ago.

Oklahoma City Thunder forward Paul George disclosed to reporters after Thursday’s 111-107 victory over the Charlotte Hornets that he is playing through a foot injury. “I’m just trying to play through that,” George told reporters. Paul George said that since the game against the Hawks in preseason he’s been dealing with a nagging nerve issue in his left foot.

Westbrook scores 32, tussles with Beverley as Thunder roll

Source | 12 days ago.

Russell Westbrook and Patrick Beverley aren't done yet with their long-running feud. Westbrook scored 32 points and had another run-in with Beverley during the Oklahoma City Thunder's 128-110 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers on Tuesday night. The Thunder outscored the Clippers 39-10 in the third quarter, and Westbrook and Beverley provided the only drama in the fourth.

Russell Westbrook, Patrick Beverley get heated after ugly foul, draw police to court

Source | 13 days ago.

Tuesday’s game between the Oklahoma City Thunder and Los Angeles Clippers took an ugly turn when Patrick Beverley went low to dive for a ball, crashing into Russell Westbrook’s knees. Westbrook initially remained calm and walked away from the situation. During the stoppage in play, officials reviewed the initial foul and ended up calling Beverley for a flagrant foul to the dismay of him and Clippers head coach Doc Rivers.

Kyler Murray lead No. 8 Oklahoma past Kansas State, 51-14

Source | 16 days ago.

Oklahoma is starting to look like a complete team. Kyler Murray passed for 352 yards and three touchdowns and ran for another score to help No. 8 Oklahoma beat Kansas State 51-14 on Saturday. The Sooners (7-1, 4-1 Big 12) rolled up a season-high 702 total yards and only punted once, and that was in the fourth quarter after Murray was done for the day.

Thunder could be without Westbrook against Suns

Source | 16 days ago.

Sunday's meeting with the Phoenix Suns looked to be a prime opportunity for the Oklahoma City Thunder to pick up their first win of the season. The Suns dropped to 1-4 with Saturday's 117-96 loss at Memphis and they will be playing their first back-to-back of the season. Russell Westbrook, who sat out the season's first two games after offseason knee surgery, missed Saturday's practice with a sore shoulder.

Two positives, two negatives from Kings' first win of 2018-19 season

Source | 21 days ago.

Three games into the regular season and the Sacramento Kings are starting to establish themselves as a scoring juggernaut. After a 131-120 win over the Oklahoma City Thunder, they might be more than just a young team having fun sprinting up and down the court. It's early, but Sacramento is playing an exciting brand of basketball.

Kings takeaways: What we learned from first win of the season over Thunder

Source | 22 days ago.

BOX SCOREThe search is over.After dropping their first two games of the NBA season, the Sacramento Kings jumped all over the Oklahoma City Thunder in Russell Westbrook's return. The Thunder kept it close, but the high-powered Kings offense kept rolling

Russell Westbrook will make his season debut for Thunder against Kings

Source | 22 days ago.

Things just got a little more difficult for the Sacramento Kings. After starting the season 0-2, they headed into Sunday without knowing whether former league MVP, Russell Westbrook, would be able play against them or not. As game time approached, the

Warriors vs. Jazz live stream: Watch NBA game online on MyTeams

Source | 24 days ago.

In his second start of the season, Warriors center Damian Jones faces a big test.The third-year pro will start opposite Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert, the reigning NBA Defensive Player of the Year, three nights after matching up with Oklahoma City Thunder

Paul George: I would have signed with Lakers if Pacers didn’t trade me to Thunder

Source | 25 days ago.

Paul George didn’t request a trade from the Pacers. The Pacers traded him to Oklahoma City, where George found a long-term home. Paul George revealed to ESPN’s The Undefeated that he “would have been in a Lakers uniform” if he had never been traded from the Indiana Pacers.

Warriors reveal reversible championship rings

Source | 25 days ago.

The Golden State Warriors received their championship rings on Tuesday night against the Oklahoma City Thunder, even with Patrick McCaw not in attendance. The 2017-18 NBA champions have grabbed three titles in four years, and as such you’d expect them

Curry, Durant lead Warriors past Thunder in festive opener

Source | 25 days ago.

Stephen Curry is coming off an injury-plagued season and a summer he thought might be among his best yet. On a festive night of celebration as another championship banner went up, Curry brought his usual flair and dazzle. Kevin Durant did all of the little things, too.

Paul George would be playing with LeBron James right now if the Lakers had stepped up

Source | 26 days ago.

Paul George would be wearing a Lakers uniform right now if he never but on Thunder blue and yellow. Paul George would be on the Los Angeles Lakers with LeBron James right now if it weren’t for Oklahoma City Thunder general manager Sam Presti having the chutzpah to trade for him in July 2017. Not only did the California native tell The Undefeated’s Marc J. Spears that he would have signed with the Lakers had he reached free agency as a member of the Indiana Pacers this summer, but Spears reported that George was irked by his hometown team’s unwillingness to trade for him last summer.

Curry guides Warriors past Thunder in opener

Source | 26 days ago.

Stephen Curry capped a game-high, 32-point performance with a key three-point play with 1:46 remaining Tuesday night, helping the host Golden State Warriors hold off the Russell Westbrook-less Oklahoma City Thunder 108-100 in the second half of the NBA's opening-night doubleheader. Kevin Durant dropped in 27 points for the Warriors, who overcame 7-for-26 shooting from 3-point range to win on opening night for the first time in three seasons. Paul George had a team-high 27 points and Dennis Schroder made his Oklahoma City debut with 21 points.

Warriors unveil 2017-2018 NBA Championship rings ahead of home opener

Source | 26 days ago.

Golden State Warriors players received their 2017-2018 NBA Championship rings in a ceremony before the team's home opener against the Oklahoma City Thunder.

How to Watch Warriors vs. Thunder on NBA Opening Night: Live Stream, TV Channel, Game Time

Source | 26 days ago.

The reigning NBA champions Golden State will host the Oklahoma City Thunder on opening night of the 2018-19 NBA season on Tuesday. Oklahoma City's star point guard Russell Westbrook has been ruled out for opening night after undergoing knee surgery in early September. Without the seven-time All-Star, the Thunder will have to take on a loaded Golden State team while shorthanded.

Warriors takeaways: What we learned in season-opening win over Thunder

Source | 27 days ago.

OAKLAND -- The ring ceremony was nice, the start fantastic. And then things got sticky for the Warriors in their season opener Tuesday night at Oracle Arena.Though they led by as much as 14 points in the first half, the two-time defending NBA champions