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After four-year prep, Dakari Johnson's education continues in NBA

Dakari Johnson's development required two seasons at Kentucky — a virtual snail’s pace at a one-and-done basketball factory —...

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Raymond Felton is a steadying presence the Thunder needs to keep

Whether or not the Thunder brings back Felton, who played for the veteran’s minimum this past season ($2.3 million), players of...

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Felton provided great consistency for OKC

Felton wasn't great at everything, but the Thunder needed a professional backup point guard and got just that

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Berry Tramel: These NBA Playoffs stink

This is not compelling basketball, and you can’t blame it all on the hoarding of superstars.

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Thunder working off same canvas as 2008

The Thunder never has had to rebuild in Oklahoma City, and that shouldn't change now

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What needs to change for Thunder coach Billy Donovan after a turbulent Year 3?

Three seasons of playoff qualification but back-to-back campaigns of swift first-round exits have left questions about if Billy...

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Donovan's offense was slow to develop in 2017-18

Thunder performed poorly in close games, leading to a disappointing season

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OKC has options in final guaranteed season of Singler's deal

When Kyle Singler speaks, you typically can count on the question. Put Singler in front of a group of reporters, and it's a...

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Singler played only 28 minutes outside of garbage time

Singler was really just a garbage-time player for the Thunder this season

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The factors in play for Thunder bringing back Corey Brewer

Corey Brewer wants to come back to Oklahoma City, and would likely have to do so at the veteran’s minimum since the Thunder...

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Brewer invigorated Thunder with offense, not defense

Brewer brought a spark to the Thunder, but it didn't translate to defense or playing with Paul George

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Thunder fans demand the head of Sam Presti

More online chat questions show the angst of Thunder fans, upset with Sam Presti

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After uneven first season, Ferguson hopes to be 'totally different player'

In 61 games this season, Terrance Ferguson took 169 field-goal attempts. Only 49 were two-point shots.

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Ferguson shows some promise in first Thunder season

Ferguson's defense and rebounding was abysmal, but his offense showed some life

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Power Lunch: Chat live with columnist Berry Tramel

Chat about the Thunder, Cowboys and Sooners with columnist Berry Tramel at 11 a.m. Send in your questions now.

A 10-year-old kid just wrote one of Oklahoma's newest laws

NewsMay 14, 2018

Fifth-grader Ephraim Bowling noticed that Oklahoma didn't have an official state raptor. On Nov. 1, his bill becomes law.

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Will legalized sports betting stop point shaving?

If more sports betting goes to casinos, there will be more monitoring of untoward behavior

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Andre Roberson's value to OKC emerges in his absence

When the Thunder lost Roberson in January, it lost more than its defensive rock. The Thunder lost the one guy capable of...

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Roberson's defense, and offense, got better

Before the injury, Roberson was playing well, and so was the Thunder

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Collison bids farewell in a classy manner

Collison leaves OKC in a slightly different manner than did Kevin Durant

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Golden State has too much firepower for Houston

James Harden's numbers at least matched Durant's, but Harden doesn't have an all-star roster around him

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Abrines will get hitched, hope for game to click this summer

Defense is not at the top of the to-do list for Alex Abrines. His highest priority isn't honing his jump shot. Ask the Thunder...

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Abrines got better, but more improvement is needed

Abrines' defense and aggression improved, but he needs to find more open shots to really be effective

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HARD TO WATCH: Former Thunder standouts Harden, Durant square off in Western Conference finals

The Rockets and the Warriors begin their series Monday night, a Western Conference Finals that the entire NBA has salivated...

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Season was 'entertaining' from Patrick Patterson's perspective

Patrick Patterson considers himself a film connoisseur, so much so that he's going after internships with movie production...

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Patterson's shooting, defense still strong

Patterson has some issues, but he's still an effective player for OKC

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Collected Wisdom: ESPN broadcaster Adam Amin on his favorite call, his tough road to the top, and the origins of his name

Adam Amin Age: 31 Residence: Chicago From LeBron James buzzer-beaters, to back-to-back game-winning shots in the Women's Final...

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Will Paul George try again to find perfect fit with Westbrook, Thunder?

On the left wing, Paul George took a pass from Russell Westbrook, and a Steven Adams screen awaited. George slithered by Adams...

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Paul George gets a D for ball security

George's 3-point shooting and defense were exactly what the Thunder needed.

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Will we have another Golden State-Cleveland finals?

Rockets are remade from 2015, but Warriors are much the same team, only with Durant

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Multiple teammates call Collison a 'true professional'

Both as a rotational player and as a mentor from the bench, Collison impacted the Thunder

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What they're saying: Nick Collison's retirement

Reaction from around the NBA to Nick Collison's retirement from basketball:

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Five memorable moments from Nick Collison's Thunder career

Nick Collison never made an All-Star Game or won any of the NBA’s big awards, but in his 15-year career, the Thunder big man...

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Nick Collison's family, friends, coaches savored his final NBA season

It seemed as if Nick Collison would always be on the Thunder sideline, but after 15 seasons, the 37-year-old forward retired...

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Why Marcus Smart is a winner

Smart's big plays down the stretch lift Celtics past 76ers

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Collison retiring after 15-year career with Thunder franchise

Nick Collison will retire after 15 years and 14 seasons in the NBA, including all 10 in the history of the Thunder franchise.

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Paul George expected to miss 6-8 weeks of activity after knee scope

George has a player option for $20.7 million for this season, but is expected to decline it to become one of the offseason's...

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Paul George undergoes surgery in California

George battled minor ailments all season. On Wednesday, George had arthroscopic surgery on his left knee in Los Angeles,...

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Thunder Buddies podcast: Talking ‘Paintball P’ and the NBA playoffs

Welcome to the home of our Thunder Buddies podcast, named, in part, from Universal Studios' highly-acclaimed comedy 'Ted,' but...

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OKC's first NBA hero reaches conference final

CP3's monster fourth quarter lifts Rockets past Utah

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Was crucial Laker-Cavalier trade necessary for Cleveland?

Trade freed much-needed cap space for Lakers, and Cleveland swept Toronto wtih the ex-Lakers barely contributing

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Thunder's offseason options hinge on Paul George decision

The Thunder general manager knows there’s a chance Paul George bolts in free agency this summer, that Oklahoma City will have...

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Quick success is rare for expansion teams

Hockey's Golden Knights are the first expansion team in the major sports to post a winning record in its first season, and...

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Power Lunch: Chat live with Thunder writer Brett Dawson

Join OKC Thunder beat writer Brett Dawson at 11 a.m. for a live chat. Brett will be talking all things 'Melo, PG13 and the...

Oklahoma Baptists weigh in on beleaguered seminary leader

LifeMay 13, 2018

Oklahomans are among those weighing in for and against Southwest Baptist Theological President Paige Patterson, a prominent and influential Southern Baptist Convention leader who is currently embroiled in controversy surrounding past remarks he...

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Why China could be a land of opportunity for Carmelo

What should the Thunder do with Carmelo Anthony? Suggestions abound. What about an option for Melo? Seems there's a good one...

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Power Lunch: Chat live with columnist Berry Tramel

Log on at 11 a.m. to chat live with columnist Berry Tramel. He'll be talking all things NBA Playoffs, the OKC Thunder, OU and OSU.

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Are the 76ers like the young Thunder of yesteryear?

Lots of young talent on Philadelphia makes you think of the Thunder circa 2010-12, but that OKC roster accomplished more at a...

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How the Thunder has braced for the cost of bringing back Paul George

As the Thunder enters an offseason that will set the short-term future of the franchise, it faces the very real possibility...

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Former DeMatha prep stars Grant, Oladipo and Cook have NBA breakthrough

Four seasons of NBA dunks under his belt, Jerami Grant still can’t escape one surrounded by friends.

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Power Lunch: Chat live with columnist Berry Tramel

Log on at 11 a.m. to chat live with columnist (and newly-inducted Journalism Hall of Fame member) Berry Tramel. He'll be...

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Thunder guard Alex Abrines undergoes procedure for sports hernia

Alex Abrines is expected to be out six to eight weeks, after which time he’ll return to “normal offseason activities,”...

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Abrines undergoes sports hernia procedure

Alex Abrines underwent a procedure Thursday for a sports hernia. The Thunder guard will miss six to eight weeks of offseason work.

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It is no secret what time has done to Carmelo

A faithful reader pens an ode to Carmelo, based on a spiritual classic

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Power Lunch: Chat live with Thunder writer Brett Dawson

We're just a week removed from the end of the Thunder's season, but there's plenty to discuss. Join Brett at 11 a.m.

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Key takeaways from Sam Presti's season-ending news conference

As he was walking out of his final media availability of the season, Thunder general manager Sam Presti told a story.

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Fireworks fly in Toronto-Cleveland Game 1

Perkins jabs with Serge Ibaka, then Drake joins the frey

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Billy Donovan to return as Thunder coach

Billy Donovan will return for his fourth season as the Thunder's head coach, general manager Sam Presti said on Wednesday.

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Lakers, Sixers, Pacers teams that could afford PG13

Few NBA franchises have the salary cap room to entice George, but those that do are intriguing

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Carmelo seemingly unaware of his declining skills

Anthony took a major fall in his first Thunder season; will there be a second year in OKC?

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Four pressing questions for Thunder GM Sam Presti

When Thunder general manager Sam Presti sits down for his end-of-season media availability on Wednesday, there will be plenty...

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The late, great Kentucky Colonels were quite the ABA franchise

The 50-year anniversary of the Kentucky Colonels commences this week in Louisville

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Depth and taxes uncertain as Thunder faces cap-strapped offseason

This should be an easy decision. Jerami Grant grew into his role in Oklahoma City this season, and the 24-year-old has the look...

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Eastern Conference playoff predictions

Cleveland-Toronto seems easy to pick, thanks to LeBron James and recent history

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What are the Thunder's options with Carmelo Anthony?

The Thunder's trade for Carmelo Anthony was a gamble from the onset. For seven months, Anthony tried to fit into what the...

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Thunder Buddies podcast: Assessing exit interviews and the Melo in the room

Welcome to the home of our Thunder Buddies podcast, named, in part, from Universal Studios' highly-acclaimed comedy 'Ted,' but...

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Should Donovan keep his job?

After a disappointing season, we know the tall task Donovan faced, but will he return as the Thunder coach?

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Like Durant before him, Paul George knows what's at stake, what Thunder has to offer

Hours after the worst playoff performance of his career, Paul George turned forward, but not too forward. One of the biggest...

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Collison nearing decision, but announcement on future can wait

He has a pretty good idea of what's next, but Nick Collison isn't saying. The Thunder veteran — who's been with the...

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In exit interview, Carmelo Anthony bemoans his Thunder role

Carmelo Anthony ended his first season with the Thunder in much the way he'd started it. Back on preseason media day, the...

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'Playoff P' struggles as Thunder's season ends against Jazz

In what could be Paul George’s final game in Thunder blue, Utah beat OKC 96-91 to win this Western Conference playoff series....

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Westbrook’s game-high 46 can’t halt loss to Utah

SALT LAKE CITY — As Billy Donovan motioned to the bench with a thumb for Steven Adams to check back in, Russell Westbrook...

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Houston, Golden State should advance to West finals

Utah seemed like a possible threat to the Rockets, but New Orleans never had such status against Golden State

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Utes have been in the right place at the right time

Utah athletics have benefited from the 2002 Winter Olympics and conference realignment

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Watch: See OKC Thunder exit interviews following Game 6 loss

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The U.S. Air Force is getting close to receiving its next generation aircraft tanker.

BusinessMay 13, 2018

SEATTLE — Boeing Co. brought more than a dozen reporters to various production and testing facilities here earlier this month to update progress it has made toward delivering its first group of KC-46A Pegasus tankers to the U.S. Air Force. The...

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Thunder Buddies podcast: Game over (season over) in Game 6

That's a wrap. Breaking down the Game 6 loss, the Thunder's season and what comes next for Billy Donovan and Sam Presti.

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Paul George says it's too soon to talk Thunder future after Game 6 loss

SALT LAKE CITY – The Thunder's 96-91 loss to Utah in Game 6 was barely 30 minutes old when Paul George had to answer the...

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Thunder vs. Jazz Game 6 by the numbers

The key numbers in the Thunder's 96-91 loss to the Jazz in Game 6.

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Russell Westbrook on altercations with fans at Thunder-Jazz Game 6: 'It's truly disrespectful'

SALT LAKE CITY – Thunder guard Russell Westbrook was involved in two separate incidents with fans in OKC's 96-91 loss to the...

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Thunder-Jazz Game 6: Report Card

Another elimination game for the Thunder in this first-round Western Conference playoff series. How did OKC do? The grades tell...

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Billy Donovan sticks with Carmelo Anthony as Game 6 starter

Billy Donovan is among the NBA’s most verbose coaches, but there’s one question he almost always answers succinctly.

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What they're saying about Game 6

A look at what people were saying about the Oklahoma City Thunder's Game 6 in Utah.

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Jazz radio voice once called the Sonics

Locke called the 2006-07 Sonics, then was fired, making way for him to land in Salt Lake City

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A return to Salt Lake City after a late night at Chesapeake Arena

The NBA playoffs, especially in the Western Conference, can make for long nights and tight deadlines

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Q&A: Oklahoma City mayor David Holt offers early exit pardons to fans

The idea came to David Holt in the parking garage. The Oklahoma City mayor and his wife, Rachel, had stayed to the thrilling...

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How much will momentum help Thunder

Billy Donovan says the Thunder can't rely on the heroics of Game 5 to win Game 6

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Quin Snyder says foul trouble not only Utah problem

Russell Westbrook and Paul George brought life to the Thunder offense

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OKC looks to get inside, whether or not Gobert is waiting

Deep in the paint, Paul George met resistance and spun.

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How will Billy Donovan handle Carmelo Anthony in Game 6?

Following the greatest comeback in Thunder history, Carmelo Anthony remained in the locker room the longest, not set for the...

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Thunder at Jazz lineups, tipoff TV time and TV info

The Utah Jazz hosts the Oklahoma City Thunder in Game 6 of the first round of the NBA playoffs at 9:30 p.m. Friday.

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Fouls doom Westbrook, Thunder in 113-96 loss to Jazz

SALT LAKE CITY — On the Thunder's first defensive possession, Russell Westbrook clapped his hands together and pushed up tight...

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How the Thunder rallied from 25 points down

The Thunder needed just eight minutes to wipe out a 25-point deficit and catch the Jazz in a wild Game 5 Wednesday night.

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Power Lunch: Chat live with Thunder writer Brett Dawson

Well, that was fun. Come talk about the Oklahoma City Thunder's Game 5 comeback win over Utah with beat writer Brett Dawson....

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Thunder Buddies podcast: The peaks and valleys of OKC's wild Game 5 win

Welcome to the home of our Thunder Buddies podcast, named, in part, from Universal Studios' highly-acclaimed comedy 'Ted,' but...

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Russell Westbrook scores 33 of 45 points in furious second-half rally

Russell Westbrook finished with 45 points and Paul George 34 as Oklahoma City rallied from 25 points down to win.

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Thunder-Jazz Game 5 report card

Game 5 was an elimination game for the Thunder. How did it respond Wednesday against the Jazz? The grades are in.

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Alex Abrines steps up on defense in Thunder's Game 5 win

Abrines played 25 minutes Wednesday in the Thunder’s 107-99 win, 10 coming in a critical fourth quarter in which his defense...

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Westbrook, George lead greatest comeback in OKC history

Westbrook and George combine for 54 points inthe final 20-plus minutes to stun Utah

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Thunder-Jazz Game 5: By the Numbers

The numbers don't lie, so here's a look at Game 5 through the stats that made the difference between the Thunder and the Jazz.

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What they're saying about Game 5 of Thunder-Jazz

The Thunder defeated the Jazz 107-99 in Game 5

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Q&A: Former Thunder center Kanter turns fan for Game 5

Hours before the Thunder’s biggest game of the season, Enes Kanter tweeted out a photo of himself in Will Rogers International...

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Look who showed up for Thunder-Jazz Game 5: Enes Kanter

Enes Kanter is back in Oklahoma City. Too bad he can't play.

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Jazz starting lineup has dominated

Against the Thunder, Utah's starting lineup has dominated through four games of the playoffs

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Thunder's two games in Utah disastrous

Thunder lost more than two games in Salt Lake; it lost a lot of hope

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Westbrook fined $10K, but avoids suspension

Westbrook received a $10,000 fine and a postgame technical foul for “initiating a confrontation,” per a league release Tuesday...

Low enrollment may force OKC district to close schools

News18 hours ago

Oklahoma City Public Schools will consider closing some schools, expanding others and redrafting boundaries before the end of the year to cut costs amid declining enrollments.

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On verge of elimination, Thunder sticking with optimistic tone

No matter how bleak the regular season got for the Thunder, the message rarely varied. This was a team built for the...

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Former Jazz big man Bailey loves the Adams-Gobert matchup

Following a 13-year NBA career which also included a four-year stint overseas playing in Greece and Italy, Thurl Bailey went...

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Thunder vs. Jazz lineups, tipoff TV time and TV info

The Oklahoman’s Brett Dawson previews the Thunder and the Utah Jazz in Game 5 of the Western Conference first round

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Russell Westbrook fined $10K by NBA, but avoids suspension

Westbrook received a $10,000 fine and a postgame technical foul for “initiating a confrontation,” per a league release Tuesday...

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Why was Thunder-Jazz Game 4 so physical?

Thunder-Jazz say it's just playoff basketball, but Game 4 got very chippy

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Salt Lake City's Temple Square is almost too friendly

The Mormons make you feel quite welcome at their headquarters in Salt Lake City

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Thunder Buddies podcast: OKC on the brink after Game 4 loss

The game got heated, but the Jazz was cool in Game 4, handing the Thunder to take command of the teams' first-round playoff...

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Football coach's brother is a sports columnist

Brother of former Tulsa football coach Steve Kragthorpe is a longtime Jazz follower

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Thunder defense collapses as Jazz takes 3-1 series lead

Utah explodes for 29 points in seven minutes to take control of Game 4 and the series

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Thunder wants aggressive Patterson in small-ball lineup

When Patrick Patterson is on the court against the Jazz, he can spread the Utah defense. At power forward and particularly at...

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OKC Thunder: What they are saying about Game 4

A look at what people are saying about the Oklahoma City Thunder's Game 4 against the Utah Jazz.

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Thunder-Jazz Game 4: Report Card

Game 4 of this playoff series between the Thunder and Jazz was critical. How did Oklahoma City grade out? Here's a look at the...

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Jazz clubs OKC, takes 3-1 series lead

SALT LAKE CITY — On the Thunder's first defensive possession, Russell Westbrook clapped his hands together and pushed up tight...

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Durant: Instagram like is ‘no story’

Kevin Durant — who famously left the Thunder for Golden State in free agency after the 2015-16 season — liked an Instagram post...

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Thunder at Jazz lineups, tipoff TV time and TV info

The Utah Jazz hosts the Oklahoma City Thunder at 9:30 p.m. Monday in Game 4 of the first round of the Western Conference playoffs.

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Thunder bench units have been fine vs. Utah

Billy Donovan keeps looking for new combinations that might work vs. Utah

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Jazz ownership committed to Salt Lake

The Jazz practice facility sits in the home of a former auto dealership.

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Gobert inspires many nicknames

Utah's 7-foot-1 defensive force has knocked the Thunder offense off its bearings

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Westbrook's defense goes beyond stopping Rubio from scoring

SALT LAKE CITY – Russell Westbrook made his proclamation. What happens next is the big question. Westbrook sat on the podium...

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Thunder journal: The good and bad of OKC’s small-ball lineup

SALT LAKE CITY — One small-ball lineup worked until it didn't for the Thunder on Saturday. Patrick Patterson was the first...

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Russell Westbrook doesn't blame health for Game 3 problems

Post-game news conference quotes from Thunder-Jazz

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NBA playoffs are fun for coaches

Utah leads Thunder 2-1, but Quin Snyder says the Jazz hasn't accomplished anything yet

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Salt Lake City travelblog: A Moroccan loves America

My first full day in Salt Lake City was long. I don’t know how long, 8 a.m. to 1 a.m.? Only an hour or so of break in the...

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Thunder Buddies podcast: Jazz play the Thunder in Game 3

Ricky Rubio was at his best. Russell Westbrook wasn’t. Looking back at Game 3 and ahead to a critical Game 4 for OKC.

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Thunder vs. Jazz Game 3 by the numbers

.389 Thunder's shooting percentage the final 31:13 of the game. .667 Thunder's shooting percentage the first 16:47 of the...

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Rubio dominates Westbrook as Jazz routs Thunder

The Thunder trailed by only four, though it seemed like 40 on this Saturday night.

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Thunder deviates from game plan in 115-102 loss to Jazz in Game 3

In a 115-102 loss to the Jazz in Game 3 of the Western Conference first round on Saturday, the Thunder went away from what was...

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Thunder-Jazz Game 3: Report Card

The grades are in from Game 3 of the first-round playoff series between the Thunder and the Jazz.

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OKC Thunder: What they are saying about Game 3

A collection of what people are saying about Game 3 between the Oklahoma City Thunder and Utah Jazz.

Residents near an old Oklahoma refinery started feeling sick. Now work there has stopped

NewsMay 5, 2018

“It rolls in like a cloud. Then, when the wind blows, it gets worse,” Monique Timmons said of the odorous gas that she and her neighbors blame for their sudden onset of troubled breathing, headaches, nausea and stomach pains.

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Donovan Mitchell making waves in series, but impressed Paul George early

Paul George didn’t know Donovan Mitchell would be this good this soon, but when George worked out with the Utah Jazz rookie...

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Jazz beats Thunder 115-102 to take Game 3

Ricky Rubio had a triple-double and the Utah Jazz won Game 3 of a first-round playoff series against the Thunder 115-102 on...

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Q&A: ESPN's Kara Lawson on her path to NBA analyst

Lawson is currently one of the few female NBA analysts, as she started as the TV analyst for the Washington Wizards in 2017. On...

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Salt Lake City beautiful at night

A first trip to Salt Lake City promises a variety of new adventures

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As series shifts, Donovan seeks tweaks, and he's found them before

Billy Donovan has shown postseason acumen before, and as the Thunder heads to Salt Lake City with this first-round Western...

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Paul George eyeing bounceback with more rest, secret game plan

You’d never guess by Paul George’s explosive Game 1 against the Jazz that offense has been his problem.

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Thunder Q&A: Patrick Patterson on his shot, his role and his season

Patrick Patterson's first two playoff games with the Thunder haven't gone exactly as planned, nor has his first season in...

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Thunder Q&A: Patrick Patterson on his shot, his role and his season

Patrick Patterson's first two playoff games with the Thunder haven't gone exactly as planned, nor has his first season in...

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Thunder vs. Jazz lineups, tipoff TV time and TV info

The Utah Jazz host the Oklahoma City Thunder in Game 3 of the first round of the Western Conference playoffs at 9 p.m. Saturday.

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D-League experience restored Snyder's coaching chops

After scandal at Missouri, Snyder seemed unlikely to emerge as Mike Krzyzewski's greatest protégé, but that's what happened...

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Play Adams more against Favors, not Gobert

Resting Adams when Rudy Gobert is on the court could pay off for OKC on multiple fronts

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Raymond Felton Q&A: 'All the little things' mean a lot at playoff time

After the Jazz evened its first-round series with the Thunder at 1-1, Felton met with reporters to talk about the little things...

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Adams ducks health questions, says right hand, arm are 'fine'

If you want to talk basketball, Steven Adams is your man.

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Why Brewer on Mitchell isn't a Thunder issue

Leading into the series, Paul George said he was up for the challenge of guarding Donovan Mitchell, but Thunder coach Billy...

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New Orleans' sweep in Portland was mighty impressive

The Jazz's victory in Game 2 made Utah among the more impressive NBA playoff teams through two games

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Thunder Buddies podcast: The Jazz strike back, OKC shrinks in Game 2

Welcome to the home of our Thunder Buddies podcast, named, in part, from Universal Studios' highly-acclaimed comedy 'Ted,' but...

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Power Lunch: Chat live with columnist Berry Tramel

Log on at 11 a.m. to chat live with columnist Berry Tramel. He'll be talking about the Thunder's Game 2 loss to Utah, OU/OSU...

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Thunder report card: Steven Adams not enough of a factor in Thunder loss to Jazz

The Thunder lost to Utah in Game 2, and rebounding was a key

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Thunder journal: Adams fouls out during OKC rally

Walking to the Thunder bench during a timeout, Steven Adams tried to talk to official Gary Zielinski about Rudy Gobert lowering...

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Turnovers are a glass jaw for Thunder in Game 2 loss

On a night that the Jazz evened up this first-round playoff series with a 102-95 victory, there were lots of reasons that the...

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Jazz dominates fourth quarter to beat OKC

The Thunder took a 10-point lead with a minute left in the third quarter, but from there, Utah dominated to even this Western...

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Donovan Mitchell helps Jazz steal home court advantage in Game 2 victory

It had for much of the night been Utah’s game to lose, and it seemed the Jazz might lose it. The Thunder offense had been...

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Steven Adams fouls out, storms off in Thunder's Game 2 loss

Steven Adams fouled out and walked straight past the Thunder bench with his arms locked at his side and straight into the...

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OKC Thunder: A look at Utah's Game 2 victory by the numbers

0Thunder players with a positive plus-minus in the first half when the Jazz built a lead as large as nine points. 5Thunder...

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Thunder Q&A: OKC superfan, amateur artist Nanae Yamano

After the Wall Street Journal featured her in a piece entitled “The Oklahoma City Thunder’s Biggest Fan Lives in Japan” in...

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Thunder's slow start gets social media crowd going early

How the Thunder's Game 2 loss to the Jazz played on social media.

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Jazz beats Thunder 102-95 to take Game 2 and even up series

Donovan Mitchell scored a game-high 28 points and the Utah Jazz defeated the Oklahoma City Thunder 102-95 Wednesday night in...

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Rockets heavy favorite to win NBA title

The website fivethirtyeight.com crunches the numbers and gives the Thunder a 17 percent chance of making the Western Conference...

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Russell Westbrook up for 'Best Style' fan vote at 2018 NBA Awards

For the second consecutive year, Russell Westbrook is a finalist for Best Style, an award he won last season in addition to his...

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Former Oklahoma State guard Marcus Smart reveals mother has cancer

Smart, who hasn't played in the Boston-Milwaukee first-round series because of a torn tendon in his right thumb, said his...

A new Cold War? Depends on who you ask.

NewsMay 7, 2018

With tensions between Russia and the U.S. heating up, we talk to a Russian living in Oklahoma and Oklahomans living in Russia.

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Physical play a key for Thunder, Jazz as series continues

When the Thunder and Jazz resume their first-round Western Conference series for Game 2 on Wednesday, expect some bumping and...

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Davis was suspended for not knowing what he didn't know

Thunder's television voice returns for Game 2 after his use of "cotton-pickin'" resulted in a game suspension

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Thunder journal: Grant, Adams can pass when OKC faces the double

It's a play which seems simple enough, but it's not second nature to players like Steven Adams and Jerami Grant. But they're...

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Udoh enjoys interacting with fans

Edmond Santa Fe graduate is an avid reader, and his book club lets him interact with fans

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Thunder vs. Jazz lineups, tipoff TV time and TV info

The Oklahoma City Thunder hosts the Utah Jazz in Game 2 of the first round of the Western Conference playoffs at 7 p.m. Wednesday.

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Russell Westbrook among NBA's most popular jerseys

On Tuesday, the NBA released its list of the top-selling jerseys and team merchandise for the 2017-18 season. Russell Westbrook...

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Paul George (hip) still non-contact in Thunder practice leading into Game 2 against Jazz

Thunder coach Billy Donovan said Tuesday that Paul George was limited in practice for the second day in a row since suffering a...

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PG13 & Joe Ingles have feuded before

Jazz sharpshooter says he's never so much as talked to George, but they definitely had words back on Dec. 23

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Thunder needs defensive detail to continue against Jazz

Utah's Ricky Rubio took a probing behind-the-back dribble as Derrick Favors came to set a screen at the 3-point line. Carmelo...

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Why reserves give Thunder reason to celebrate

A year ago, the bench was a disaster for the Thunder in the postseason. After the playoff opener, the reserves may instead be...

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Thunder hope to attack Jazz inside, despite Gobert's presence

Sometimes it seems impossible to score against Rudy Gobert. The Jazz center is nicknamed the Stifle Tower for a reason, and not...

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Utah rookie nervous in playoff debut

Mitchell was nervous in Game 1 against the Thunder, but his play was extraordinary

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Will Mitchell play Game 2 for Utah?

Pain tolerance likely the key for Utah's star rookie to play in Game 2 vs. Thunder

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Thunder-Jazz: Referees let them play

When Game 1 of Thunder-Jazz was over, some of the media and players talked of how physical was the game. And maybe it was. But...

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Power Lunch: Chat live with Thunder writer Erik Horne

Log on at 11 a.m. to talk about the Oklahoma City Thunder's Game 1 win over Utah with Thunder beat writer Erik Horne.

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Impressive shotmaking opens up Thunder offense

The Thunder dinged Utah with tough shots in the first half, then quality passing opened up things in the fourth quarter

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Thunder flips the switch, but will it stay on?

Just because the switch was flipped in Game 1 for the Thunder doesn’t mean it will stay in the “ON” position in Game 2.

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Thunder Buddies podcast: 'Playoff P' emerges in Game 1

Welcome to the home of our Thunder Buddies podcast, named, in part, from Universal Studios' highly-acclaimed comedy 'Ted,' but...

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Paul George backs up talk of 'Playoff P' as Thunder wins 116-108

Paul George had a game-high 36 points and hit 13-of-20 shots, many of which came with the two-way terror operating with a...

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Thunder report card from Game 1 win over Jazz

The Thunder didn't play great all night, but played great in enough ways to knock off Utah

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Thunder vs. Jazz Game 1: By the Numbers

The key numbers in the Oklahoma City Thunder's Game 1 win over the Utah Jazz.

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OKC Thunder: What they're saying about the Thunder's Game 1 win over the Jazz

The hot takes came early and often during and after Game 1 of the first-round playoff series between the Oklahoma City Thunder...

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What Donovan Mitchell's playoff debut has in common with LeBron James

Donovan Mitchell was the first rookie since LeBron James in 2006 to have at least 25 points and 10 rebounds in a playoff debut.

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Paul George scores 36 points as Thunder takes Game 1 over Jazz 116-108

Making his playoff debut with the Thunder, Paul George went off for 36 points on 13-for-20 shooting to lead Oklahoma City to a...

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Is this Thunder team built for the playoffs?

From Billy Donovan's coaching to experienced players to elite offensive talent, this Thunder roster seems made for the playoffs

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How the Thunder was built

This Thunder team was built for the playoffs; here's how the roster was constructed

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Why the Thunder is in a small-market category all its own

The Thunder and the Jazz are both small-market franchises in the NBA, but they are the same in label only. OKC has developed a...

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How the Thunder defends the Jazz

The Thunder limited the Jazz to 89.5 points per game in four meetings in the regular season, its second-lowest opponent scoring...

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Why the Thunder switches so much

Thunder fans moan and groan at OKC's constant switching on defense. But it’s not as easy as just saying "stop" and it's also...

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Thunder-Jazz matchup comparison

Thunder has some edges, Jazz has others as first-round playoff series nears

Oklahoma schools plagued by low funding as student needs increase

NewsMay 6, 2018

Oklahoma schools have struggled through a decade of per-student funding decreases, resulting in larger class sizes and fewer classroom resources. But it has come at the same time the rate of students dealing with a slate of social challenges have...

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Thunder must 'flip the switch' to have playoff success

Teams with fewer than 50 wins, such as this season's Thunder squad, don't often 'flip the switch' in playoffs.

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Four unexpected runs to the conference finals and beyond

The NBA Playoffs are built to minimize upsets. But occasionally a team finds a way make an unexpected run.

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Paul George ready to defend Donovan Mitchell

Paul George still has to score, still has to be finisher when Russell Westbrook is on the court and a playmaker when he’s off it.

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Corey Brewer, Alex Abrines progressing but status undetermined for Game 1 against Jazz

Thunder shooting guards Corey Brewer and Alex Abrines continue to progress toward Sunday’s Western Conference first-round...

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Russell Westbrook on Thunder TV announcer Brian Davis: 'What he said wasn't OK'

Russell Westbrook and Paul George each addressed questions about Brian Davis at Saturday's practice.

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Why talk of the NBA Playoffs can wait

On Friday, the Thunder suspended play-by-play broadcaster Brian Davis for one game after he used a "highly inappropriate and...

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After playoff layoff, Carmelo Anthony set for new postseason role in OKC

Carmelo Anthony remembers that first playoff game, the way the intensity ramped up and the players dialed in and how he tried...

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Alex Abrines, Corey Brewer still in question for Thunder-Jazz Game 1

Neither Abrines nor Brewer participated in Thunder practice Friday.

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Getting to know the Utah Jazz

The Thunder never has played a playoff series against Utah; that changes starting Sunday

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Check out the Thunder fan T-shirts for Game 1 of the playoffs

The playoffs are here. You know what that means. Free T-shirts.

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Thunder play-by-play announcer Brian Davis suspended

The Thunder announced Friday that it has suspended TV play-by-play announcer Brian Davis for Game 1 of the Western Conference...

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Power Lunch: Chat live with Thunder writer Erik Horne

The Oklahoma City Thunder begins its playoff run on Sunday vs. the Utah Jazz. Come talk about the series with beat writer Erik...

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Can playoffs match drama of NBA's regular season?

The playoff positioning created great drama; can the playoffs themselves live up to that?

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Jazz's Gobert the beast the Thunder helped unleash

Three years ago, the Thunder did Utah a favor. OK, the Jazz helped the Thunder, too, but while OKC was changed on its edges,...

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Report: Corey Brewer plans to play vs. Jazz in Game 1

Corey Brewer has a sprained knee, but a report on Thursday said the Thunder guard intends to play on Sunday when his team opens...

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Report: Corey Brewer plans to play in Sunday's playoff opener

The Thunder confirmed on Thursday that Corey Brewer has a sprained right knee as a report said he intends to play on Sunday.

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Thunder calls Brian Davis' comment 'offensive and inappropriate'

If you were watching the Thunder's 137-123 win over the Grizzlies in Wednesday night's regular-season finale, you might have...

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Does OKC need Brewer against Utah?

Brewer has been a reasonable facsimile for the missing Andre Roberson, but who can be a reasonable facsimile for Brewer?

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Thunder-Jazz series schedule set, Game 1 Sunday

The Thunder will open the playoffs on Sunday with a home game against the Utah Jazz.

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Thunder Buddies podcast: Wrapping up the regular season

Welcome to the home of our Thunder Buddies podcast, named, in part, from Universal Studios' highly-acclaimed comedy 'Ted,' but...

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Thunder gets No. 4 seed, to face Jazz in first round of Western Conference playoffs

A 137-123 win for the Thunder against Memphis on Wednesday ensured that OKC will face Utah in the first round of the Western...

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Westbrook doubles Oscar Robertson's historic feat

Westbrook finishes season with double digit averages in points, rebounds and assists

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Thunder to face Jazz in first round

A win for the Thunder against Memphis on Wednesday ensured that OKC will face Utah in the first round of the Western Conference...

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Westbrook leads salute to Collison before game

Maybe the Thunder center will return for a 15th season with the only franchise for which he’s ever played. Maybe there’s...

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George up, Brewer (knee) down in OKC's 137-123 win against Memphis

For the Thunder in its final game of the regular season, there was no hesitation, no hitch in a shot, no waiting for a clutch...

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Russell Westbrook clinches triple-double average for second-consecutive season

Russell Westbrook needed 16 rebounds in the Thunder's final game against Memphis on Wednesday to become the first player in NBA...

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Here's how to honor Nick Collison in perhaps his final regular-season game

Collison has played 1,000 games, counting playoffs, for the Thunder franchise

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Western Conference Playoff Snapshot: April 11

Finally, some clarity. The Thunder enters Wednesday night with three possible playoff seeds and two potential opponents. Here's...

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Why Russ is still driving the bus

Off-season acquisitions have taken some pressure off Russell Westbrook, but on the verge of the playoffs, there is no doubt...

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What would Russell Westbrook averaging a triple-double mean the second time around?

With those 16 rebounds, Westbrook can be the first player to average a triple-double in back-to-back seasons, which is why the...

A KC-46A Pegasus is no car. But when it comes to maintenance, it helps to think of it as one.

BusinessMay 13, 2018

The KC-46A Pegasus is about to become part of the U.S. Air Force's fleet, and when it does, Tinker Air Force Base will help it stay in the air.

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Thunder needs a win and some help to host first-round playoff series

On Tuesday afternoon, the NBA released a chart, a handy reference guide for the final impactful games this week in the Western...

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Thunder vs. Grizzlies lineups, tip-off time and TV info

The Oklahoma City Thunder hosts the Memphis Grizzlies at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the regular-season finale.

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Thunder's ancestors made a playoff charge in 1987

From a mediocre regular season to the West finals, the 1986-87 Seattle SuperSonics turned their season around

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Power Lunch Chat with Columnist Berry Tramel

Join Berry to chat about the Thunder, OU, OSU and more

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Thunder still can get fourth seed

If the Jazz beats Warriors and loses to Portland, the Thunder can secure the fourth seed with a victory over Memphis

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Western Conference Playoff Snapshot: April 10

Today's look at the NBA's Western Conference playoff picture:  PLAYOFF TEAMS TeamRecordGames behindSeeds in play1....

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Mick Cornett knew sports could change Oklahoma City's brand — he never dreamed it would happen this way

Mick Cornett had a plan to transform Oklahoma City's brand when he became the mayor in 2004. He wanted to use sports to do it,...

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Thunder Buddies podcast: Playoffs?! OKC can talk about them

Welcome to the home of our Thunder Buddies podcast, named, in part, from Universal Studios' highly-acclaimed comedy 'Ted,' but...

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Carmelo happy to be back in playoffs

But the Thunder’s 115-93 win against the Heat Monday at AmericanAirlines Arena assured a postseason berth in his first season...

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Thunder clinches playoff berth, whips Miami

MIAMI — So many times, the Thunder had failed to finish. It had spent so much of this season seemingly on the brink. It had...

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Abrines gives Thunder spark in terrible first quarter

MIAMI — When nothing much was going right, Alex Abrines had a little something. The Thunder reserve was a first-quarter spark...

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Live Coverage: OKC Thunder vs. Miami Heat

Tune in here for updates from the OKC Thunder game against Miami.

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Does Thunder-Heat game mean more to OKC?

Would Heat rather finish seventh than sixth and play Boston in the first round of the Eastern Conference playoffs?

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Thunder at Heat lineups, tip-off time and TV info

The Miami Heat host the Oklahoma City Thunder at 6:30 p.m. Monday.

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ESPN's BPI projections have Thunder fourth

The Thunder loses most of the tiebreakers in the jumbled Western Conference, but OKC still can get the fourth seed

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Power Lunch: Chat live with Thunder writer Brett Dawson

Fresh off a victory over Western Conference No. 1 seed Houston, the Oklahoma City Thunder squares off against the Miami Heat...

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Western Conference Playoff Snapshot: April 9

The Jazz clinched a playoff bid on Sunday. Three more teams, including the Thunder, could do it on Monday.

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Thunder can still place fourth in the West

The playoffs virtually are assured for the Thunder, after some precarious times

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With playoff bid in sight, Thunder looks to avoid familiar letdown

MIAMI — Barely an hour had passed since the Thunder's win against the Rockets on Saturday, and already the Oklahoma City locker...

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Donovan's Grant gamble pays off in critical win

MIAMI — There might not be anything wrong with Steven Adams. The Thunder center had left the court for the locker room after...

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Thunder Buddies podcast: Defueling the Rockets in the 4th

The Thunder won a huge game for its playoff hopes, did it with defense and did it in particular with Russell Westbrook's...

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Western Conference Playoff Snapshot: April 8

The Thunder didn't get any outside help, but it got a big win to remain in the top eight. Meanwhile, Portland is leaving the...

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For Thunder Girls coach, game-night experience for fans matters

Paige Carter knew her dream was a long shot. A dancer since age 4, Carter performed at sporting events in college at the...

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Thunder players get big say in community engagement

The Thunder's practice facility has amenities worthy of a five-star hotel. But beyond the weight room, the in-house chef or the...

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Westbrook on MVP race: 'Obviously (Harden’s) leading the charge'

A year after Russell Westbrook rallied to take the NBA’s Most Valuable Player from James Harden — the frontrunner for most of...

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Russell Westbrook rallies Thunder to 108-102 win at Rockets

It wasn’t life or playoff death for the Thunder in the fourth quarter at the Toyota Center, but it wasn’t far from it against...

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Western Conference Playoff Snapshot: April 7

Anthony Davis and the Pelicans jump into the No. 4 spot and the Timberwolves avoid a brutal loss, setting up a Saturday in...

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Superior spacing separates Rockets from Thunder offensively

HOUSTON — James Harden had options. On a possession last month in Oklahoma City, the Rockets guard got a step on Thunder...

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Thunder journal: PG says playoffs, Thunder finish won't influence free agency

The Thunder's summer will be dictated by Paul George. The 27-year-old All-Star knows the impact of his upcoming free agency...

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Thunder vs. Rockets lineups, tipoff TV time and TV info

The Houston Rockets host the Oklahoma City Thunder at 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

The OK -- The Travel Issue

LifeMay 6, 2018

As probably too many of my co-workers here at The Oklahoman can tell you, I bleed purple. In a newsroom and state where the favored college colors tend to crimson and cream or orange and black, that can make a fella feel, well, let's just say...

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Paul George reflects on free agency, recruiting, his Thunder expectations

With three games to go in the regular season, George said he still feels the same about his future as he did in January, when...

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Russell Westbrook, Paul George selected to USA Men's Basketball National Team pool

USA Basketball announced Friday that Thunder guard Russell Westbrook and forward Paul George are among 35 players selected to...

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Power Lunch: Chat live with Thunder writer Brett Dawson

With three games left in the regular season, the Oklahoma City Thunder is fighting for playoff positioning. Thunder writer...

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Western Conference Playoff Snapshot: April 6

The Nuggets are making their move, and Utah has its sights set on homecourt advantage.

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Raymond Felton a missing piece to Thunder's playoff puzzle

Billy Donovan had no desire to talk about the playoffs. But you can guarantee he remembers last season's brief five-game first...

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Patterson's path to 3-point specialist began in Houston

The Rockets put Patrick Patterson on the perimeter, and he was wide-open-minded. The Oklahoma City forward, who started his...

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If Thunder misses playoffs, it keeps its first-round draft pick

The Thunder needs the playoffs to help with its sales pitch to Paul George, but if George leaves, the Thunder needs a good...

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Western Conference Playoff Snapshot: April 5

The Spurs lose a second straight game, falling into a tie with the Thunder and giving Utah (for now) control of the No. 4 seed.

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Western Conference Playoff Snapshot: April 4

The Thunder fell to sixth, the Jazz hurdled the Spurs and the general chaos continued in the Western Conference playoff pursuit.

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Paul George's shooting form now in question along with OKC future

For the sake of the Thunder, Paul George would benefit from finding the right mechanics with three games to go in the regular...

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With three games to go, Thunder's playoff berth, seed still a question

With three games to play, the Thunder is 45-34, still fighting to clinch a playoff spot and solidify a seed. And though the...

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Oklahoma’s Isaac Gilton picked in first NBA 2K League draft

Seven years ago, Isaac Gilton was just a 13-year-old playing Xbox in Jenks. Now, he's a professional NBA 2K player -- the only...

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fivethirtyeight.com still has Thunder placing 4th

The Thunder is slumping, but so are most of the teams in the Western Conference playoff chase

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How did Westbrook manage six assists against Golden State?

Thunder bench -- and Westbrook's fellow stars -- were ineffective against the Warriors,

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Thunder Buddies podcast: Westbrook vs. the Warriors not enough

Welcome to the home of our Thunder Buddies podcast, named, in part, from Universal Studios' highly-acclaimed comedy 'Ted,' but...

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Thunder bench struggles in first half

Alex Abrines drove, and Jordan Bell awaited. Abrines, the Thunder's 6-foot-6 sharpshooter and Bell, a springy Warriors reserve...

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Durant wins another against Oklahoma City

The first half belonged to Kevin Durant. The second half belonged to Russell Westbrook. But the ballgame belonged to the...

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Westbrook support missing in Thunder's 111-107 loss to Warriors

Raymond Felton slapped the ball in frustration after a costly turnover in the Thunder's backcourt. Felton was trying to throw...

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Westbrook is playing more minutes than ever

Billy Donovan is playing his best players at a very high rate in this season of close Thunder games

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Western Conference Playoff Snapshot: April 3

After a night off, the NBA is back on Tuesday with a number of games that could impact the Western Conference playoff chase.

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Westbrook's game face changes for Golden State

Westbrook goes from aggressive to maniacal against the Warriors; maybe that's a good thing for the Thunder

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Would the Thunder want the Warriors in the first round?

Who does the Thunder want in the playoffs? The better question: Who does the Thunder match up best with in the playoffs? It's...

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Thunder vs. Warriors lineups, tip-off time and TV info

THUNDER VS. WARRIORS •When: 7 p.m., Tuesday •Where: Chesapeake Energy Arena •TV: TNT (Cox 31/HD 730; Dish 138; DirecTV 245;...

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For Thunder assistant Maurice Cheeks, Hall call is worth the wait

Maurice Cheeks didn't make the Hall of Fame the first time he was named a finalist. Or the second. It didn't bother the Thunder...

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Thunder Buddies podcast: Closing the Pelicans in the clutch

Welcome to the home of our Thunder Buddies podcast, named, in part, from Universal Studios' highly-acclaimed comedy 'Ted,' but...

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Power Lunch: Chat live with Thunder writer Erik Horne

The OKC Thunder moved back into the No. 5 spot in the Western Conference playoff standings with a win over New Orleans on...

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Western Conference Playoff Snapshot: April 2

The Jazz won big, the Thunder moved up and the Nuggets are making their move. It was a busy Sunday before a Monday off in the...

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Thunder still projected fifth in the West

The final 10 days of the season figure to be wild as the Western Conference shakes out its playoff possibilities.

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Thunder's Bennett recovering from brain surgery

Thunder chairman remains private about his condition, but he's clearly getting better

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Westbrook gets triple-double, Thunder beat Pelicans 109-104

Russell Westbrook had a triple-double to lead the Oklahoma City Thunder over the New Orleans Pelicans 109-104 on Sunday night.

Great expectations

LifeMay 12, 2018

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Oklahoma City has raised more than half the funds needed to build a 2000-seat church and Stanley Rother shrine in south Oklahoma City.

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Cheeks’ Hall of Fame nod through OKC’s eyes

The word had started to leak out earlier Wednesday across the Internet. Jason Kidd was in. So were Grant Hill and Steve Nash....

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Thunder's need for Jerami Grant evident in his growth in OKC

Jim Boeheim's seen it. So has Billy Donovan. Even Carmelo Anthony could see it in the closing stages of the Thunder's latest...

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As it rides losing streak, is the Thunder in danger of missing the playoffs?

Though the Thunder still remains a favorite to secure one of the eight Western Conference playoff spots, there are no...

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Thunder at Pelicans lineups, tip-off time and TV info

The New Orleans Pelicans host the Oklahoma City Thunder at 5 p.m. Sunday.

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Thunder Buddies podcast: Loss to Nuggets exposes old OKC issue

Welcome to the home of our Thunder Buddies podcast, named, in part, from Universal Studios' highly-acclaimed comedy 'Ted,' but...

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Western Conference Playoff Snapshot: March 31

The Thunder dropped a third straight game and fell to sixth, and the playoff chase is getting considerably less comfortable in...

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Thunder woeful from the line, short range in 126-125 OT loss to Nuggets

Self-sacrifice. Rebounding. Hustle. 3-pointers. A road-weary opponent. A defense that found itself in the fourth quarter. The...

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Carmelo opts to let Jerami Grant play

He'd had a hot start, and Carmelo Anthony had a chance to see what he could do at the finish. But as the Thunder's heated game...

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Thunder Buddies podcast: Spurred in San Antonio

Welcome to the home of our Thunder Buddies podcast, named, in part, from Universal Studios' highly-acclaimed comedy 'Ted,' but...

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Power Lunch: Chat live with Thunder writer Erik Horne

The Oklahoma City Thunder slipped a spot in the Western Conference standings thanks to last night's loss to San Antonio. Come...

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Westbrook's 3-point flings new international distress signal

Thunder's offense stagnates in the final 13 minutes, and OKC loses to San Antonio.

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Thunder has been solid against winners

Minnesota has an even worse record than does the Thunder against the NBA's losing-record teams

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Western Conference Playoff Snapshot: March 30

The Thunder dropped out of fourth, Kevin Durant returned (and departed soon after) on a relatively quiet night in the playoff...

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Thunder journal: Hall of Fame finally in reach for Cheeks

SAN ANTONIO — The Final Four is in town, and on Saturday college basketball's showcase event will pause to honor some of the...