Thunder Fades, Falls on the Road – OKC 80, GSW 112

February 25, 2018

OAKLAND – It was another battle between two of the Western Conference’s heavyweights, and both of the previous meetings were blowouts. This one went the other direction, but the style was the same. The Thunder’s 112-80 loss to the Golden State Warriors on Saturday night was mostly over by the early stages of the fourth quarter, much like the Thunder’s two wins over the defending champions earlier this season. The…

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Mindset Matters – INTEGRIS Game Day Report: OKC at GSW

February 24, 2018

Broadcast Information OAKLAND – Perhaps this season even more than years past, an NBA truism has come to life. Any team can get beaten by any of the other 29 teams on any given night. No professional basketball team is a static entity, so past results don’t predict future performance. And that’s why Saturday evening’s battle between the Thunder and the Golden State Warriors is no referendum on how these…

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Russ Delivers When it Counts – OKC 110, SAC 107

February 23, 2018

SACRAMENTO – By his own admission he couldn’t hit a thing from behind the arc all night, but when it counted Russell Westbrook knocked down the one that mattered. In what was an astonishing, yet familiar sight for Thunder fans, Westbrook careened around the top of the arc behind a Steven Adams screen and with just one second left buried a three-pointer from the top of the key. The quick-trigger…

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There and Back Again – INTEGRIS Game Day Report: OKC at SAC

February 22, 2018

Broadcast Information Tip-off: 9:00 p.m. CT Television:Fox Sports Oklahoma Radio: WWLS the Sports Animal and the Thunder Radio Network SACRAMENTO – As it has been for years, the NBA’s All-Star Weekend isn’t particularly close to the halfway point in the season, but it’s almost shocking how few games remain in the Thunder’s 2017-18 season. Just 23 contests stand between the Thunder and a potential playoff berth, and each one of…

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In Highly Competitive Affair, Westbrook and George Close Out All-Star Win

February 19, 2018

LOS ANGELES – The eye contact was made, and it was all Paul George needed to know where to run. Russell Westbrook gave his Thunder teammate a quick look, George cut in from the wing, caught Westbrook’s pass and finished easily at the rim for his first bucket of the game. In one blink of an eye, the Thunder tandem made a splash at the All-Star Game, started a 13-0…

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2018 All-Star Saturday with Russ & PG

February 17, 2018

LOS ANGELES – After spending time with family and friends the last two days and getting a much-deserved rest, Russell Westbrook and Paul George were suddenly front and center on the All-Star scene. Westbrook has been present downtown for days now though, with his face plastered on billboards on buildings throughout the area near Staples Center. From NBA All-Star signage to Jordan Brand advertisements, Westbrook is certainly the most visible…

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Welcome to All-Star Weekend 2018!

February 16, 2018

LOS ANGELES – The 12 collective trips to the All-Star Game means that Russell Westbrook and Paul George know the ropes, but the feeling of honor to be showcased alongside the NBA’s best and brightest certainly doesn’t get stale. The 2018 All-Star Weekend is Westbrook’s 7th and George’s 5th opportunity to go toe to toe against the other 22 All-Stars from around the league, and even with the new format,…

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Thunder Perseveres, Holds on Late – OKC 121, MEM 114

February 15, 2018

MEMPHIS — It looked as though the Thunder was going to glide into the All-Star Break with an easy road victory, even on the second night of a back-to-back. The Memphis Grizzlies had no intentions of letting the Thunder off the hook that easily. Thanks to a 23-2 run midway through the second quarter, the Thunder racked up a 22-point lead early in the third quarter. The previously blistering hot…

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Once Again, It’s On – INTEGRIS Game Day Report: OKC at MEM

February 14, 2018

Broadcast Information Tip-off: 7:00 p.m. CT Television: Fox Sports Oklahoma Radio: WWLS the Sports Animal and the Thunder Radio Network MEMPHIS – Buckle up. There’s one more game left before the 2018 All-Star Break, and suddenly, just 24 games left in the regular season. For the Thunder, this second night of a back to back is about heading into the break on a high note to emerge on the other…

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Three-Point Barrage, Loose Balls Sink Thunder – OKC 112, CLE 120

February 14, 2018

The nets in Chesapeake Energy Arena were still singeing from Sunday night when the Thunder ripped off an Oklahoma City-best 16 made three-pointers in a win over the Memphis Grizzlies. On Tuesday, the Cleveland Cavaliers picked right up where the Thunder left off. In a 120-112 loss for the Thunder, its opposition was blisteringly hot from behind the arc, particularly in the first half when it hit 10 of its…

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