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Paul George, Thunder put defensive woes behind them

Only seconds into the fourth quarter, Paul George snagged the ball from C.J. McCollum and raced to the other end of the court....

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Thunder mixes up rotations to romp over Blazers in 123-114 win

Russell Westbrook sat on the scorer's table ready to come in for the Thunder's final push. The fourth quarter started well, but...

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Ferguson flourishes on offense and defense in OKC victory

Yet again on Tuesday, Terrance Ferguson took on the lofty task of guarding McCollum. While he was at it, Ferguson also logged...

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Three things to know about OKC's 123-114 win over Portland

A look at the Thunder's 123-111 win against the Blazers.

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

The Oklahoman’s Erik Horne previews the Thunder against the New Orleans Pelicans

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Thunder Buddies podcast: Burning the Blazers

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

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Ferguson, Patterson key Thunder 3-point turnaround

Thunder has climbed to 25th in NBA 3-point shooting, which is a big improvement from last place

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Russell Westbrook renews feud with Damian Lillard

Who knows the genesis of Westbrook's chip on his shoulder vs. Portland, but it's very much real?

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Thunder Buddies podcast: Kicking the Knicks

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

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Observations from the Thunder's win against the Knicks

This blog on the Thunder's 127-109 win against the Knicks is an homage to those before me.

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Thunder rains down 3-pointers in 127-109 rout at Knicks

The Thunder shot 51.7 percent from beyond the arc at New York, with an early boost from Dennis Schroder

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Thunder journal: Alex Abrines active for Thunder's win at New York

Thunder guard Alex Abrines was active Monday but did not play, after missing 13 straight games for what the team identified as...

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Terrible week for OU and OSU basketball teams

Sooners and Cowboys each go 0-2 and drop into the bottom tier of the Big 12

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Thunder activates Alex Abrines in New York

Alex Abrines is available for the Thunder's game against the the Knicks, but according to Thunder coach Billy Donovan, he will...

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Observational nuggets from the Thunder's 117-115 win against the Sixers

This blog on the Thunder's 117-115 win against the Sixers is an homage to those before me.

Thunder's Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot maintains relationships with scattered former teammates

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Former teammates are scattered throughout the country due to trades and free agency. All their schedules are packed with travel for at least six months out of the year. Players go from spending every day together to hanging onto friendships...

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OKC Thunder vs. New York Knicks

The Thunder take on the NY Knicks at 11:30 a.m., follow it on our live article!

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OKC is starting to see results from focus on 3-point defense

Thunder coach Billy Donovan can recite Thunder opponents’ 3-point percentages off the top of his head, and leading into OKC’s...

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

The Oklahoman's Erik Horne previews the Thunder against the New York Knicks

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Thunder Buddies podcast: Surviving the Sixers

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

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Paul George saves Thunder from collapse with late four-point play in 117-115 win at 76ers

Paul George hit a go-ahead 3-pointer with 5.1 seconds remaining and made a free throw to rally Oklahoma City for a 117-115 win...

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Westbrook and Embiid are at it again

Russell Westbrook and Joel Embiid are not cool with each other.

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Thunder journal: How improving offensive efficiency cost the Thunder

The Thunder plays at the fourth-highest pace in the league, with 103.88 possessions per 48 minutes. So Donovan took a look at...

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Thunder’s defense springing leaks, but not unsalvageable

The Thunder has faced adversity this season, but its defense has never been as strained as the last two weeks.

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Thunder slump is the worst in OKC history

The Thunder slump continues. Five losses in six games. Porous defense. Lackadaisical play. Upset defeats.

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Thunder at 76ers lineups, tip-off time and TV info

The Oklahoman’s Maddie Lee previews the Thunder against the Philadelphia 76ers

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Thunder Buddies podcast: Where's the D? OKC still searching after loss to Lakers

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

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Thunder journal: Noel returns from concussion protocol to face Lakers

Noel passed the NBA-mandated concussion protocol to rejoin the Thunder Thursday night against the Lakers, after missing three...

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Thunder outplayed in 138-128 OT loss to LeBron-less Lakers

Russell Westbrook stepped to the line with 2.9 seconds left in regulation in a pressure cooker of a regular-season situation.

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Thunder defense a no-show against Lakers

Billy Donovan says it's his fault. He told the Thunder it needed to be better on offense. Mission accomplished. But be careful...

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Thunder stars join judging panel for student film contest

Patrick Patterson's Oklahoma City Thunder teammates Steven Adams and Jerami Grant will give him an assist with his “Pat...

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Thunder's George, Westbrook, Adams hold places in NBA All-Star fan voting

The Thunder trio of Russell Westbrook, Paul George and Steven Adams have maintained their positions in NBA All-Star voting...

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Nerlens Noel passes concussion protocol

Thunder center Nerlens Noel has passed the NBA-mandated concussion protocol and will be available for the Thunder’s home game...

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Thunder journal: OKC fighting pick-and-roll pitfalls

As the Thunder's embarrassing 16-point loss to the Hawks on Tuesday showed, the defense has taken a step back. Yes, the Thunder...

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What it was like for a sophomore in college to play Russell Westbrook one-on-one

Thunder point guard Russsell Westbrook remains tied to his alma mater through pickup games and a practice floor named after...

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

The Oklahoman’s Erik Horne previews the Thunder against the Los Angeles Lakers

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Alex Abrines, Nerlens Noel back in Thunder practice

Coming off one of its worst losses of the season in Atlanta, the Thunder received some good news on Wednesday.

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Thunder Buddies podcast: An energy deficiency in ATL

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

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Hawks torch the Thunder reserves

When Paul George and Steven Adams sit, the Thunder is in trouble

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Power Lunch: Chat with columnist Berry Tramel

Log on at 11 a.m. to chat live with columnist Berry Tramel. He'll be talking about all things Oklahoma sports including the...

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Observational nuggets from the Thunder's 142-126 loss at Atlanta

This blog on the Thunder's 142-126 loss in Atlanta Tuesday is more like one observational nugget put under a microscope.

OSU pursuing improvement through ShotTracker system

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Over the summer, OSU added the ShotTracker system to its auxiliary gym, which the team uses every other practice. With the aid of sensors in the ceiling, small trackers attached to players’ shoes and chargeable basketballs, the Cowboys’ movements...

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Thunder's defensive effort lacking in 142-126 loss to Hawks

ATLANTA — The Thunder trailed by 15 points, less than two minutes remaining in a game that had escaped it at State Farm Arena....

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Thunder journal: Schroder shakes off rust in return to Atlanta

ATLANTA — A lot has changed for Dennis Schroder in a year. The last time he suited up for the Atlanta Hawks, the arena he spoke...

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PG13 leads Rudy Gobert in ESPN voting

Thunder seems capable of winning few awards, but defensive player of the year is within George's reach

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Steven Adams' journey to NBA stardom started with unexpected scholarship offer

In the final days of fan voting for the NBA All-Star Game, Steven Adams can strengthen his case for inclusion, starting Tuesday...

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Thunder playing through strange string of officiating

Billy Donovan said he called the timeout to regroup, but it was also an opportunity to talk to officials. The Thunder and the...

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

The Oklahoman’s Maddie Lee previews the Thunder against the Atlanta Hawks

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Thunder Journal: Return still distant for Andre Roberson

Andre Roberson ruptured his left patellar tendon almost a year ago, but after a couple setbacks, he is “not anywhere near...

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Donovan: Roberson is 'not anywhere near playing'

Roberson ruptured his patellar tendon on Jan. 27, but he experienced a second setback six and a half weeks ago, when an MRI on...

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What Thunder lacks in shooting it has in identity at midway mark

About an hour after the Thunder's win against the Spurs on Saturday, Russell Westbrook emerged from the back of the locker...

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Grading the Thunder's players through the NBA's midseason mark

Forty-two down, 40 to go. With an improved roster, continuity and a favorable schedule, the Thunder is 26-16 and third in the...

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Westbrook turnovers, not shooting, most telling for OKC

Which Thunder numbers are most indicative of winning? You might be surprised

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Thunder Buddies podcast: OKC gets even with the Spurs

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

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Abdel Nader surges in Thunder's win over the Spurs

Abdel Nader shot a perfect 6-of-6 in the Thunder’s 122-112 win over the Spurs Saturday night to help keep the Thunder in the...

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Dennis Schroder sizzles in second half of Thunder's 122-112 win against Spurs

Russell Westbrook came firing off the bench to chest bump Dennis Schroder at the end of a character-check of a third quarter on...

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Thunder will retire Collison's number

Nick Collison’s number retirement ceremony is scheduled for March 20, when OKC takes on Toronto at Chesapeake Energy Arena.

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VIDEO: Steven Adams promotes smashing steaks in Oklahoma beef commercial

Who better to promote Oklahoma beef than one of the biggest athletes in the state?

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Steven Adams plays through ankle injury

The left ankle injury that Steven Adams was so gingerly testing after the Thunder’s 154-147 loss to the Spurs Thursday was the...

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For Russell Westbook and Thunder, there's progress in a loss

The Thunder has trailed in late-game situations before with the ball in Russell Westbrook’s hands. Only, unlike Thursday’s...

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

The Oklahoman’s Maddie Lee previews the Thunder against the San Antonio Spurs

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Thunder vs. Spurs: A by-the-numbers look at OKC's 154-147 double-overtime loss

The Thunder’s 154-147 double overtime loss to the Spurs on Thursday was an instant classic with some instantly unforgettable...

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Observational nuggets from the Thunder's 154-147 loss against the Spurs

This blog on the Thunder's 154-147 loss against the Spurs is an homage to those before me.

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Thunder Buddies podcast: A controversial classic in San Antonio

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

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Is Ferguson turning into a shooter?

Ferguson has been a valuable defender for the Thunder, but two straight games he's become an offensive force

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Power Lunch: Chat live with columnist Berry Tramel

Log on at 11 a.m. and chat live with columnist Berry Tramel. He'll be talking about the Thunder's wild 2OT loss to San Antonio,...

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Thunder loses double OT thriller at San Antonio

SAN ANTONIO — Russell Westbrook beelined to the tunnel as the buzzer sounded. He had already done his pacing and questioning of...

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Spurs make all 10 first-half 3-point shots over the Thunder

The Spurs grabbed a first-half lead over the Thunder thanks to their bench going 10-of-10 from beyond the arc.

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Thunder adjusts to Noel's absence

The Thunder has played a game at least every other day since Dec. 30. With travel mixed in, Monday was OKC's only practice day...

OSU football: Cowboys have top offensive coordinator candidate already on campus

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Oklahoma State wide receivers coach Kasey Dunn is bright and talented. He should be at the top of the list of candidates to be the Cowboys' next offensive coordinator. He has something no one else does -- eight years in this system.

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Paul George debuts new PG3 sneakers against Spurs

Paul George's signature Nike shoe has become one of the most popular in the world among NBA players, and fans. His latest...

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TLC would help defense for the Thunder bench

Abdel Nader gave the Thunder bench an offensive boost, but maybe it's time to shore up the defense

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Paul George makes big surge, Russell Westbrook, Steven Adams create distance in latest NBA All-Star Voting returns

Paul George has made a surge in NBA All-Star voting. Russell Westbrook is creating distance. So is Steven Adams, still in the...

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Quick fixes the Thunder can make to break slump

Is the Thunder in crisis after two losses to sub-.500 teams? No. But the Thunder does need to make these adjustments, ranging...

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

The Oklahoman’s Maddie Lee previews the Thunder against the San Antonio Spurs

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Thunder journal: Noel diagnosed with a concussion

Nerlens Noel has entered the NBA's mandated Return-to-Participation protocol, making him unlikely to be available for the...

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Thunder Buddies podcast: Talking Thunder with TV analyst Antonio Daniels

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

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Berry Tramel: Only seven teams have a winning record against OKC over the last three seasons

Thunder has the NBA's sixth-best record over the last three seasons

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Noel is diagnosed with a concussion

After taking two blows to the head in a fall Tuesday night, Nerlens Noel has been diagnosed with a concussion, and tests ruled...

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Thunder Buddies podcast: Different night, same issue for OKC's rebounding

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

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Ryan Saunders beats Thunder in his first game as Minnesota interim head coach

Ryan Saunders and the Timberwolves beat the Thunder 119-117 in Saunders's first game as a head coach.

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Nick Collison returns to Thunder for part-time job helping Sam Presti, team

Mr. Thunder himself returned to Chesapeake Energy Arena for Tuesday's game.

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Thunder gives Minnesota second chances in 119-117 loss

An incredulous Steven Adams walked past Minnesota's Karl-Anthony Towns muttering to himself. Towns had just finished screaming...

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Thunder struggles in several areas in loss to T-Wolves

Before the game, Billy Donovan seemed confident his Thunder wouldn't produce another dud like the blowout loss to the woebegone...

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Thunder center Nerlens Noel stretchered off against Minnesota in third quarter

With 5:16 left in the third quarter against Minnesota on Tuesday, Thunder center Nerlens Noel was taken out of the game on a...

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FINAL: Timberwolves 119, Thunder 117

Follow live updates from tonight's Thunder-Timberwolves game.

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Is Ryan Saunders the youngest NBA coach of the last 40 years?

When the NBA used player-coaches, 20somethings often led teams, but those days are gone

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Alex Abrines joins Billy Donovan on the practice court after shootaround Tuesday

Alex Abrines has missed seven games, first designated as out with an illness and then for a personal matter. He was a late...

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Thunder journal: Do Steven Adams touches equal OKC wins?

When the Thunder has needed to get its offense on track this season, it has often looked to Steven Adams. In Brooklyn, before...

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Ferguson is a problem for Thunder opponents' best players

Terrance Ferguson's development on defense has been dramatic, and it has helped the Thunder become the most efficient defensive...

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

The Oklahoman’s Erik Horne previews the Thunder against the Minnesota Timberwolves

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Thunder Buddies podcast: Assessing the Thunder's worst game of the season

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

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Thunder goes splat in loss to Wizards

Thunder follows perhaps best win of the season with its worst loss of the season

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Thunder's defense, rebounding uncharacteristically off in 116-98 loss to Wizards

Midway through the first quarter Sunday, Steven Adams was bent over laughing after he flubbed an uncontested defensive rebound...

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Russell Westbrook commits eight turnovers in loss

Russell Westbrook logged his 12th triple-double in the Thunder's 116-98 loss Sunday, but he also turned the ball over more than...

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Russell Westbrook's defense a calculated game of inches for the Thunder

Conversations about Russell Westbrook tend to come in extremes, particularly about his defense.

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

The Oklahoman’s Maddie Lee previews the Thunder against the Washington Wizards

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Russell Westbrook's pull-up jumper sees increase in demand

Over the past three games, 48 percent of Westbrook’s shots have been pull-up 2-pointers. Compare that to his season as a whole,...

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Thunder Buddies podcast: Pushing past Portland

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

Rebuilding OU defense won't be easy

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Grinch has lots of good stuff to say, but he knows that doesn't mean much when the games start

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Observational nuggets from the Thunder's 111-109 win against the Trail Blazers

This blog on the Thunder's 111-109 win against the Blazers is an homage to those before me.

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Thunder beats Blazers 111-109 for first win in Portland since 2014

With a series of third quarter points in transition, the Thunder pulled itself back into a game the Trail Blazers controlled...

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Steven Adams is no longer Oklahoma City's best kept secret

Adams’s personality-filled interviews have long inspired basketball fans’ adoration. But the 2019 NBA All-Star voting first...

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Thunder journal: For Russell Westbrook, win in Portland was a long time coming

As soon as the Thunder's plane landed in Portland, Russell Westbrook started thinking about how long it had been since he had...

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Observational nuggets from the Thunder's 107-100 win against the Lakers

This blog on the Thunder's 107-100 win against the Lakers is an homage to those before me.

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19 things to look forward to in Oklahoma sports in 2019

It's the first week of 2019 and what better way to plan for the year ahead than selecting 19 things Thunder, Sooner and Cowboy...

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Thunder journal: Can OKC break the Portland curse?

The last time the Thunder won in Portland was Feb. 11, 2014. On Friday, the team returns to the arena that has deprived them of...

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Boos in Indiana prepared Paul George for L.A.

“I thought I handled it better tonight,” Paul George said after the Thunder’s 107-100 win over the Lakers Wednesday, “given...

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Thunder at Trail Blazers lineups, tip-off time and TV info

The Oklahoman’s Erik Horne previews the Thunder against the Portland Trail Blazers

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Thunder defense is strong; offense a work in progress

Thunder even holding its own from the 3-point line, as long as you account for defense

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Russell Westbrook, Paul George and Steven Adams rank high in first NBA All-Star Voting returns

Can the Thunder get three players to the NBA All-Star Game in February?

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Thunder Buddies podcast: Playing the Lakers a song at Staples

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

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George: the officiating was 'weird'

Paul George was issued a technical foul after slapping the backboard in the Thunder's 107-100 win over the Lakers Wednesday.

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Thunder's Grant has added a fadeaway to his arsenal

Jerami Grant's fadeaway is the product of two summers of work. This summer he saw it go in against good competition. It was...

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Paul George rebounds to lift the Thunder over the Lakers

Paul George’s shot swished, and Russell Westbrook turned, leaned back, and strummed an air guitar. It was signature celebration...

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Paul George returns to L.A. with Thunder

Westbrook and George had been fielding questions about why George had chosen to stay in Oklahoma City since his announcement in...

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Russell Westbrook, Jordan Brand unveil new Why Not Zer0.2 shoes

Back in his hometown of Los Angeles, what better time for Russell Westbrook to unveil the second edition of his on-court...

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Power Lunch: Chat live with columnist Berry Tramel

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

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Thunder turns turnovers into points

The Thunder leads the NBA in forced turnovers, putting that ability on full display Monday night when it set a franchise record...

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

The Oklahoman’s Maddie Lee previews the Thunder against the Los Angeles Lakers

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Abdel Nader ready to fill numerous roles for the Thunder

Nader has had his number called more in the last four games than all season and has strengthened his argument for a place in...

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Thunder Buddies podcast: Westbrook bounces back in back-to-back

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

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Russell Westbrook bounces back to end 2018 with a win over the Mavs

Westbrook rang in the new year with 32 points in a win over the Mavericks

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Thunder journal: OKC turns Mavs turnovers into offense

The Mavericks forced the Thunder to switch on defense. The 6-foot-9 Jerami Grant was up for it, sliding his feet to stay in...

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FINAL: Thunder 122, Mavs 102

Follow live updates from tonight's Thunder-Mavericks game.

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L2M supports officials

The findings of the report, which the league released Monday, were in complete contrast with Thunder forward Paul George's...

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Thunder Buddies podcast: Wrapping up Westbrook's woeful shooting month

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

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2018 in review: Looking back at 12 of Oklahoma's biggest sports stories

Kyler Murray winning the Heisman Trophy, Sooners in the College Football Playoff, Maggie Nichols helping bring down a monster...

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Paul George critical of officiating in final two minutes of Thunder's loss to Mavericks

DALLAS – Paul George will be keeping an eye on the NBA's Last Two Minute Report on Monday. Probably his wallet, too.

How the Sooners have moved on from the Trae Young show

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A year ago, Austin hosted ESPN’s College GameDay when the Sooners were in town. Trae Young and then No. 12 OU were shaping the college basketball narrative, and altering college basketball broadcasts.

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Thunder journal: Patterson has impact in OKC's loss

DALLAS — Patrick Patterson's had a rough month. With a day left, he did his best to erase his 2018 slump in the Thunder's...

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Westbrook's shot falls flat in Thunder's 105-103 loss to Mavericks

DALLAS — With 1.7 seconds left, Russell Westbrook double-clutched in the corner, surprisingly one of few times he did all night...

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

The Oklahoman’s Maddie Lee previews the Thunder against the Dallas Mavericks

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Burton scores game-winner for Blue

Burton scored the Blue’s last four points in a 106-102 win over the Canton Charge Saturday, on a night when he bounced back...

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

The Oklahoman’s Maddie Lee previews the Thunder against the Dallas Mavericks

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Without George, Westbrook and Schroder take a step forward together

The Thunder’s offense has had its issues without Paul George this season, but that wasn’t the case with Dennis Schroder and...

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Thunder Buddies podcast: Schroder and Westbrook scorch the Suns

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

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Thunder forward Paul George upgraded to probable against Mavericks

DALLAS – The Thunder has upgraded Paul George to probable for Sunday's game against the Mavericks after the All-Star missed his...

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Thunder's Abdel Nader due for a breakout due to his work behind the scenes

PHOENIX – Two games in a row. Abdel Nader mentioned it playfully before reporters started their questions, almost in disbelief...

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Thunder journal: Nader steps up in George’s absence

PHOENIX — Abdel Nader dribbled around a screen from Nerlens Noel and attacked the rim, finishing against contact and flexing...

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Schroder, Westbrook spark Thunder past Suns

PHOENIX — Dennis Schroder came off a screen to start the fourth quarter and expected a defender to be there. The Suns defender,...

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Watch: Oklahoma teen singer Olivia Kay's powerful performance of the national anthem at an OKC Thunder game

Watch Olivia Kay, a 15-year-old Edmond singer who appeared on Season 13 of "The Voice," give a powerful performance of the...

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Paul George, Alex Abrines ruled out against the Suns

PHOENIX – For the first time this season, the Thunder will be without Paul George.

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

The Oklahoman’s Maddie Lee previews the Thunder against the Phoenix Suns

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During tough month and shooting stretch, Russell Westbrook is not looking ahead

Midway through December, Russell Westbrook and Paul George walked gingerly out of the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans, the...

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Thunder to sign forward Donte Grantham to two-way contract

The Thunder will sign OKC Blue forward Donte Grantham to a two-way contract, The Oklahoman confirmed Thursday, after opening a...

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Alex Abrines misses Thunder practice due to illness

Abrines missed the Thunder’s 113-109 loss at Houston Tuesday with a stomach bug. He will be re-evaluated to determine his...

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Thunder's backup power forward situation remains unsettled

The Thunder’s apparent drop off at power forward is both a credit to Jerami Grant’s development and an indictment of the...

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Thunder journal: Common threads in close losses

Seven of the Thunder's past 11 games have been clutch games, defined by NBA.com as a game in which the point differential is...

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Thunder Buddies podcast: OKC in the spirit of giving against the Rockets

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

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Thunder journal: Donovan goes Nader over Patterson at power forward

HOUSTON – Thunder guard Alex Abrines was a late scratch Tuesday with what the team called a stomach illness, but that wasn't...

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Rockets' second-chance points doom Thunder

HOUSTON — Steven Adams walked back to the tunnel to get on the stationary bike as the Thunder was in the midst of a thrilling...

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FINAL: Rockets 113, Thunder 109

View updates from today's Thunder-Rockets game.

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

The Oklahoman’s Erik Horne previews the Thunder against the Houston Rockets

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Thunder journal: Right play, right shot for Westbrook and Abrines

The saying goes “shooters keep shooting.” Thunder coach Billy Donovan has reinforced Alex Abrines with that. So has Russell...

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L2M report identifies four incorrect non-calls in Thunder's loss to Timberwolves

Per the NBA Officiating Last Two Minute Report, Minnesota’s Karl-Anthony Towns got away with two fouls, and OKC’s Jerami Grant...

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What happens when opposing teams try to trap Paul George

As Paul George's impressive December play continues, teams have resorted to double teaming him. But he says, "that’s the...

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Alex Abrines still believes the next one is going in. So does Russell Westbrook

HOUSTON – The saying goes “shooters keep shooting.” Thunder coach Billy Donovan has reinforced Alex Abrines with that. So has...

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Paul George named Western Conference Player of the Week

Thunder forward Paul George was named the NBA's Western Conference Player of the Week on Monday, the first time he's received...

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Thunder Buddies podcast: Topped by the T-Wolves

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

OU football: Jalen Hurts' transfer both a boon and a challenge for Lincoln Riley

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Lincoln Riley's offensive system is built around accuracy and timing. The past four years, the Sooners hummed along at a historic clip because Baker Mayfield and Kyler Murray were two of the best throwers that college football has ever seen. Jalen...

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Controversial plays crucial in OKC's 114-112 loss to T-Wolves

With the Thunder clinging to a two-point lead on the second night of a back-to-back, Jerami Grant skied for a block on...

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Minnesota’s 3-pointers counter Thunder’s comeback bids

Russell Westbrook pulled both hands back and showed them to the official, waiting to hear his fate. Foul. His sixth. The...

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Thunder edges Jazz 107-106 through George's explosion and Westbrook's late save

The Thunder escaped from Utah with a 107-106 win on the backs of tons of missed Jazz opportunities and some timely defensive...

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WATCH: Oladipo gifts car to domestic violence survivor

It was a tremendous holiday gesture by the former OKC Thunder star.

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Thunder Buddies podcast: OKC living on the edge in SLC

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How Andre Roberson-led film sessions are molding the Thunder's young defenders

SALT LAKE CITY — They gathered around Andre Roberson as if he was a sage on a stationary bike, Terrance Ferguson included. This...

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Thunder edges Jazz 107-106 through George's explosion and Westbrook's late save

SALT LAKE CITY — Paul George's 3-pointer splashed in over the outstretched arms of his nemesis, Joe Ingles, and he didn't...

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Thunder journal: Schroder thrown into the fire on return from suspension

SALT LAKE CITY — Two fouls on Terrance Ferguson with 6:43 left in the first quarter meant Dennis Schroder came on with the...

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

The Oklahoman’s Maddie Lee previews the Thunder against the Minnesota Timberwolves

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Thunder center Steven Adams doesn't care about being in the All-Star conversation

SALT LAKE CITY – The holiday season means NBA All-Star voting is here. Don’t count on Steven Adams paying attention.

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Jerami Grant is more than the man you see to the Thunder

SALT LAKE CITY — Jerami Grant calls it just being himself, but there's something more to the 24-year-old's charisma. It's...

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

The Oklahoman’s Maddie Lee previews the Thunder against the Utah Jazz

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Thunder journal: Schroder, Felton back after suspension

SALT LAKE CITY — Dennis Schroder said he was able to get a workout in during his one-game suspension in Sacramento. There's...

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Dennis Schroder, Raymond Felton back with the Thunder after suspension

SALT LAKE CITY – Dennis Schroder said he was able to get a workout in during his one-game suspension in Sacramento. There’s...

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Recap: Power Lunch live chat with Berry Tramel

We're just a little more than a week away from OU's Orange Bowl matchup vs. Alabama and OSU's Liberty Bowl matchup vs....

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VIDEO: Steven Adams plays 'Elf on the Shelf' in Budweiser commercial

You've heard of Elf on the Shelf. How about Kiwi on the Shelf?

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Adams praises guards for job against Kings

After a rocky start against Sacramento, even Adams – who joked that he hate guards – thought his perimeter group of Russell...

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No matter the scenario, Paul George rolls on in dominant stretch of play

There may not be a more flexible star in the NBA than George, who put on his latest offensive clinic in a 132-113 demolition of...

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Hield 14th in all-time NBA 3-point shooting

Hield lights up the Thunder, and he's been doing that routinely, but he's also doing it against most NBA teams

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Thunder Buddies podcast: No Schroder, no problem against the Kings

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Observational nuggets from the Thunder's 132-113 win over the Kings

This blog on the Thunder’s 132-113 win over the Kings is an homage to those before me, but I'm adding a twist.

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Thunder collective crushes Kings 132-113 without Dennis Schroder

Led by Paul George’s 43 points, the Thunder blasted the Kings with overwhelming efforts from its entire starting lineup.

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Thunder journal: Suspensions throw OKC rotations out of wack

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — In pregame, Thunder coach Billy Donovan threw out at least three suggestions for who could take the place...

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Thunder's Donovan airs issues with NBA's suspensions of Schroder, Felton

SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA — The slightest hint of sweat started to appear on the forehead of Thunder coach Billy Donovan outside...

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NBA suspends Dennis Schroder, Raymond Felton one game for Thunder-Bulls altercation

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The Thunder will be without Dennis Schroder and Raymond Felton on Wednesday against the Kings, as each...

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Westbrook started melee vs. Chicago

Boylen says skirmish was no big deal, and he's probably right

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OKC Thunder players help families during Holiday Assist shopping event

Oklahoma City Thunder players were scoring with different kinds of baskets during a recent Holiday Assist outing.

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Westbrook, George excited to have Donovan stay

Thunder coach Billy Donovan broke from his discussion of young players adjusting from college to the NBA for a moment of...

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Thunder journal: Shumpert surges a reflection of Thunder playing into Kings’ pace

The Thunder has had a serious issue with stopping Kings guard Iman Shumpert in two games. It seems crazy to be at the mercy of...

Chuba Hubbard made the grade and then some

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Taylor Cornelius was the Liberty Bowl MVP but threw two interceptions that could have cost the Cowboys.

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

The Oklahoman’s Erik Horne previews the Thunder against the Sacramento Kings

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Iman Shumpert surges a reflection of Thunder playing into Kings’ pace

The Thunder has had a serious issue with stopping Kings guard Iman Shumpert in two games.

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Steven Adams' Euro Step streak impressing Thunder teammates, coaches

It’s happened before, but never this frequently: Steven Adams is using the Euro Step.

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Thunder Buddies podcast: OKC payback on the Bulls

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

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Westbrook's dunk shows he's still got the explosiveness

Westbrook has another triple double as Thunder routs Chicago

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Thunder journal: Heated scuffle breaks out in Thunder’s win over Bulls

A scuffle in the third quarter of the Thunder's 121-96 win over the Bulls at Chesapeake Energy Arena resulted in two sets of...

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Paul George's lethal second quarter sparks Thunder past Bulls 121-96

With the clock dwindling at the end of the second quarter, Paul George powered through contact to score again. It was Point No....

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Thunder picks up fifth-year option on head coach Billy Donovan

The Thunder has exercised the fifth-year option on the contract of head coach Billy Donovan, The Oklahoman confirmed on Monday.

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Thunder ranks strong in point differential

OKC schedule has been easy, except the Thunder has played its fair share of road games

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Westbrook gives back more than gifts at his annual holiday party for kids

Russell Westbrook tapped on the top of a black shoe box and smiled at the shy preteen at the Greater Urban League of Oklahoma...

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Thunder returns to playing like the league's defensive leader

On Saturday, the second night of a back-to-back and the Thunder’s fourth game in six days, OKC righted its defense to snap its...

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

The Oklahoman’s Erik Horne previews the Thunder against the Chicago Bulls

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Thunder Buddies podcast: Clipping the Clippers to end a key week

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

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Thunder journal: Jerami Grant impacts both ends in OKC win

Jerami Grant had two blocks in the Clippers' first three possessions. Those weren't his most impressive moves. In the Thunder's...

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Don't call Steven Adams 'dirty.' Call him one of the NBA's best centers

There was a time where Steven Adams was considered an irritant, someone who brought out the frustrations of players around the...

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Paul George lifts Thunder to win over Clippers

On a night when Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook again struggled at the rim, Paul George took it upon himself to score 33...

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Thunder Buddies podcast: Down in Denver

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

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Thunder struggles widespread in 109-98 loss to Nuggets

DENVER — All of the Pepsi Center shouted in unison as the offensive rebound popped out to the perimeter, the ball swung and...

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Thunder journal: Donovan’s message to Abrines and Patterson: ‘Keep shooting’

DENVER — It's been a shooting struggle for Patrick Patterson and Alex Abrines. Thunder coach Billy Donovan still wants shots...

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How Dennis Schroder's floater became the spark to his offensive arsenal

DENVER — Billy Donovan never had one. Raymond Felton didn't until he was half a decade into the league. Dennis Schroder? He...

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Russell Westbrook meets Michelle Obama in Denver

DENVER – Last off the team bus, Russell Westbrook walked into the Pepsi Center for shootaround Friday holding a copy of...

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Thunder enters Round 2 against the Nuggets optimistic about Russell Westbrook

As the Thunder prepares to face Denver again, Russell Westbrook’s shooting hasn’t improved much since that 1-of-12 3-point...

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

The Oklahoman’s Maddie Lee previews the Thunder against the Denver Nuggets

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Adams-Noel pair an option with Patterson struggling?

DENVER – Out of a timeout midway through the third quarter Wednesday, Thunder coach Billy Donovan finally went to Patrick...

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Report: Chesapeake Energy Arena among safer pro sports venues for food

How's the food safety at The Peake? Relative to the rest of North America's sports venues and the establishments in the...

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Thunder Buddies podcast: Problems and positives against the Pelicans

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

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Observational nuggets from the Thunder's 118-114 loss to the Pelicans

For the sake of tradition, this blog on the Thunder’s 118-114 loss to the Pelicans is an homage to those before me (some of...

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Thunder journal: Abrines, Patterson up and down again in Thunder loss

NEW ORLEANS — Alex Abrines came off a screen, his man struggling to keep up, took one dribble and went for it. Abrines charged...

Shut up and tackle? Not if OU wants to remedy racism

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On the day our country commemorated civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., Oklahoma President Jim Gallogly announced that two women involved with a blackface video have withdrawn from the university and "will not return to campus." It's a...

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Late Westbrook heroics spoiled in 118-114 Thunder loss to Pelicans

NEW ORLEANS — For all of the frustration that's come with finding his rhythm on offense this season, Russell Westbrook hasn't...

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None of the six players gone from the 2017-18 Thunder roster now is in the NBA

Thunder's upgraded roster is defined by who came in and who went out

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Jerami Grant's success in increased role for Thunder starts before games

Before every game for about three years, Thunder forward Jerami Grant has closed his eyes and sat perfectly still facing his...

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

The Oklahoman’s Maddie Lee previews the Thunder against the New Orleans Pelicans.

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Injury didn't stop Thunder's Terrance Ferguson from developing on defense

Thunder guard Terrance Ferguson didn’t see a drop-off in his defense when he returned from an ankle sprain that sidelined him...

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Injury didn't slow Ferguson's defensive development

Thunder guard Terrance Ferguson didn’t see a drop-off in his defense when he returned from an ankle sprain that sidelined him...

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Thunder Buddies podcast:Thunder Buddies podcast: OKC plays a different note for the Jazz

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

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Russell Westbrook's foul shooting is alarming

Can the Thunder overcome horrific foul shooting to challenge in the Western Conference?

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Thunder a different team than its last meeting with Jazz in a 122-113 win

The last time the world saw Paul George against the Utah Jazz, he was on his way to the worst shooting performance of his...

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Schroder faces former coach, performs on both ends of the floor

Dennis Schroder recorded 19 points and six assists off the bench in the Thunder's 122-113 win over the Jazz.

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Thunder shows improvement despite Westbrook's misses

On a night when Paul George continued to show why he is in the way-too-early conversation for the league’s MVP, the Thunder...

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Ferguson fitting in nicely as Roberson replacement

Donovan's lineup experiments seem to have found the right starting lineup

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Thunder provides a Holiday Assist for the 11th year

“Where to, little squire?” Imaging hearing those words from Steven Adams with a shopping spree at your fingertips.

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Thunder looks to clean up 3-point defense with Utah coming to town

The Thunder has improved its 3-point coverage since the last time it met the Jazz, but that hasn’t been evident in OKC’s past...

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How can OKC get the best of Gobert?

Since the Thunder's first-round playoff exit at the hands of the Jazz, not much has changed on the Jazz's side, which mean Rudy...

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

The Oklahoman's Erik Horne previews the Thunder against the Utah Jazz.

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Paul George marvels at OU's Kyler Murray winning the Heisman Trophy, being a two-sport star

Paul George said he was “rooting for the hometown guy” while simultaneously marveling at how Kyler Murray could be so good at...

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Paul George and Fresno State: A love story

Ten years since he first donned a Fresno State uniform, Paul George and the close-knit city of 500,000 maintain the bond they...

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Thunder Buddies podcast: An offensive defensive stretch for OKC

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

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When will Patrick Patterson, Alex Abrines find consistency from 3?

CHICAGO – Alex Abrines had all the time in the world on the left wing. No Bulls defender was within 10 feet. Bulls center Robin...

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Thunder can't produce enough stops in 114-112 loss to Bulls

CHICAGO — The Thunder needed a defensive stop. You'd bet money that Paul George could get one. He was a big reason why the...

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Thunder journal: Adams established early against Bulls

CHICAGO — Steven Adams is so big and has been in the Thunder organization so long, you forget he's only 25. The first half...

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FINAL: Thunder 112, Bulls 114

Follow live updates as OKC faces Chicago.

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Westbrook now has five of the 46 monster triple doubles in NBA history

Only Oscar Robertson and Wilt Chamberlain have had more of the monster triple doubles, when you count 15 as the standard.

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Thunder trust takes step forward

Paul George scored so many points, with such fury and variety at the Barclays Center on Wednesday night, that it was easy to...

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

The Oklahoman’s Maddie Lee previews the Thunder against the Chicago Bulls

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Westbrook 'still getting his legs under him' says Donovan

NEW YORK — Russell Westbrook was excellent down the stretch on Wednesday, both disruptive defensively and dictating offense in...

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With free throw and drives down, Russell Westbrook 'still getting his legs under him' says Billy Donovan

NEW YORK – Russell Westbrook was excellent down the stretch on Wednesday, both disruptive defensively and dictating offense in...

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OKC's propensity for big comebacks continues

Thunder trailed by 23 but rallies to beat Brooklyn behind PG13's points in the final 7:12

OU football: Sooner defense somewhere between top shelf and barrel bottom would be cause for optimism

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On the morning after the national title game — another one without the Oklahoma — there is regret among Sooners everywhere. OU has had one of the nation's best offenses the past four seasons, including a pair of the all-time best led by Heisman...

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Thunder Buddies podcast: Witnessing the Paul George Experience in Brooklyn

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

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Paul George's 47 and game-winner caps furious comeback against Nets

The Oklahoma City Thunder rallied from 23 points down to defeat the Brooklyn Nets, the greatest comeback in the team's history

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Thunder journal: Hamidou Diallo returns home and to OKC lineup in 114-112 win against Nets

Diallo had never played in the Barclays Center until Wednesday’s 114-112 win against the Brooklyn Nets.

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Recap: Thunder 114, Nets 112

See game developments from Oklahoma City's win against Brooklyn on Dec. 5.

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Westbrook joins Fallon on Tonight Show

Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook appeared on The Tonight Show while in New York for a game against the Nets. He publicized...

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Thunder journal: Quick hands essential to OKC's defensive success

NEW YORK — During the third-quarter runaway from Detroit, Steven Adams blocked an Andre Drummond shot from mid-range. As soon...

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‘Self-correction’ a major key to Thunder’s fast start

The Thunder has become a different team from last season, not just by coaches’ adjustments, but players fixing in-game issues...

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

The Oklahoman’s Maddie Lee previews the Thunder against the Brooklyn Nets

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Bob Bass dies at age 89

Before building the Spurs' winning culture, Bass did the same at Oklahoma Baptist University

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Thunder Buddies podcast: Pummeling the Pistons for No. 15

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

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Thunder dominate Pistons to start three-game road trip

DETROIT — As soon as the Pistons scored one of their few first quarter buckets, the Thunder was up the floor. In sync, Russell...

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Thunder journal: Ferguson creates in first game back in starting lineup

DETROIT — Billy Donovan answered the question without answering it. When asked if Alex Abrines would start at shooting guard...

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Terrance Ferguson, Hamidou Diallo both full participants in Thunder shootaround in Detroit

DETROIT – Terrance Ferguson took one big step and let fly a shot from beyond halfcourt. It missed, but that wasn’t important.

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Noel quietly makes a big impact

Thunder center Nerlens Noel ranks among the NBA's top 10 in blocks per 100 possessions (4.5)

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Thunder journal: Blake Griffin a unique challenge for OKC's top-ranked defense

The Thunder has the top defense in the NBA partly because it can switch defensive assignments at multiple positions. That means...

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

The Oklahoman’s Erik Horne previews the Thunder against the Detroit Pistons

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Andre Roberson's brother, Anthony, by his side in Thunder organization, recovery from injury

In Andre Roberson’s difficult year-long battle in recovery from his own knee injury, he’s had a family support system, starting...

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New father, meet family of 10

In the second of four grocery shopping sprees the Thunder has scheduled for this season, Terrance Ferguson helped a family with...

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Get to the paint

Thunder center Steven Adams recorded three assists in a 124-109 win over the Hawks Friday, logging at least that many for the...

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Thunder Buddies podcast: Playing the right way against the 'A'

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Abrines drains career-high seven 3-pointers in OKC win

Alex Abrines went 7-of-11 from beyond the arc in the Thunder's 124-109 win over the Hawks.

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Thunder shoots its way past Hawks 124-109

The Thunder's lead against the Hawks had stretched back out to double digits, but during an early fourth-quarter timeout,...

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Q&A: Trae Young talks playing at The Peake, rookie struggles and why he's connected to Oklahoma

In high school at Norman North and college at the University of Oklahoma, Trae Young never played a game in Chesapeake Energy...

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Final: Thunder 124, Hawks 109

Tune in here for live updates from tonight's Thunder-Hawks game.

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Roberson experiences another rehab setback

The road to recovery has been a difficult one for the Thunder's Andre Roberson.

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Patrick Patterson teaming up with deadCenter for student film contest

For all of his cinephilia, Thunder forward Patrick Patterson has never been a part of a film festival until now. Patterson is...

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Thunder journal: Roberson 'on a really good track' in rehab

The Thunder likes to operate with caution in regard to any injury and any timetable for return. What's clear, however, is the...

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Dennis the 3-point shoöter

Since Russell Westbrook returned from injury last week, rotations that put him, Dennis Schroder and Paul George on the floor at...

The best and worst of Alabama Hurts at Alabama

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Unlike Oklahoma’s two other recent transfer quarterbacks, Baker Mayfield and Kyler Murray, Jalen Hurts has had plenty of success in college before moving on to the Sooners, going 26-2 as a starter.

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

The Oklahoman's Erik Horne previews the Thunder against the Atlanta Hawks

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Andre Roberson 'on a really good track' in rehab from knee surgery

The Thunder likes to operate with caution in regard to any injury and any timetable for return. What’s clear, however, is the...

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Patterson, deadCenter team up for student film contest

In collaboration with his “Pat Presents” movie screening series, Patterson is teaming up with the deadCenter Film Festival to...

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Thunder Buddies podcast: Russell Westbrook's passing fancy against the Cavs

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

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Thunder journal: Grant ‘really saved us’ in slow start against Cavs, says Donovan

Against the last-place Cavaliers on Wednesday, the Thunder dug itself into an 11-point hole in the first half due to missed...

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Westbrook ties Jason Kidd with 107th triple-double

Russell Westbrook records 23 points, 19 rebounds, 15 assists in the Thunder's win over the Cavaliers.

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Thunder approaches 20-game mark with 12-7 record

The Thunder infamously limped to an 8-12 start last season, setting off alarm bells about a team with high expectation after...

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

The Oklahoman’s Maddie Lee previews the Thunder against the Cleveland Cavaliers.

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Timothé Luwawu-Cabarrot's getting his Thunder shot alongside his NBA role model

He'll never tell Paul George to his face, but Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot's secret is out. George knew the secret before...

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Ferguson puts in some post-practice work

After the Thunder wrapped up practice on Monday, Terrance Ferguson stayed for a little work. The 20-year-old turned his ankle...

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The dual nature of Steven Adams

Thunder center Steven Adams is both a 25-year-old who ends half his interviews by saying, “words, words, words,” and a mentor...

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Thunder's defensive rebounding fluctuates in loss

The Thunder has allowed 20-plus second-chance points twice this season. The first came in the season opener against the...

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Thunder's shooting struggles not all on Russell Westbrook

Russell Westbrook can't shoot for his teammates. Hours after Saturday's 105-98 loss to Denver, Westbrook was shooting alone at...

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Thunder Buddies podcast: Examining OKC's misfire against the Nuggets

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