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Refs: Missed call in Thunder-Spurs game, plan to train for it

NBA referees say their missed foul on Oklahoma City's Dion Waiters as he inbounded the ball was a play they had never seen before.

Kid Kiwi Saved The Game And Maybe The Series For Thunder

By Randy Renner, Senior WriterSo many things get overlooked in a game like last night’s thrilling 98-97 Thunder win. First because there are just so many big plays and key moments and then specifically with last night’s game there are those last, frantic 13.5 seconds that dominate all conversations.Manu Ginobili stepping over the out-of-bounds line trying to guard Dion Waiters’...
Via InsideThunder.com
3 hours ago

The Thunder's biggest possession of Game 2 (non-last two minutes division)

Erik Horne It was Spurs-esque ball movement, what Thunder fans have seen in glimpses but not enough this season.
Via Thunder Rumblings
4 hours ago

Thunder evens series with more physical approach

By Berry Tramel Columnist btramel@oklahoman.comSAN ANTONIO — You're going to remember the last play. The crazy inbounds pass from Dion Waiters that included an elbow to Manu Ginobili, and Danny Green's steal, and Steven Adams' fanatical defense, contesting three potential game-winning opportunities, and the scrum under the basket that ended with the final buzzer and a 98-97 victory...
Via Thunder Rumblings
5 hours ago

Refs admit Dion Waiters should have been called for foul

The NBA admitted after Monday night’s game between the Thunder and Spurs that everyone who watched the game was not hallucinating — Dion Waiters should have been called for an offensive foul. With 13.5 seconds left and Oklahoma City leading by a point, Manu Ginobili was trying to prevent Waiters from inbounding the ball. In order to clear enough space to get the ball to Kevin...
Via Larry Brown Sports
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Thunder Recap: What’s the Craziest Path to a 1-1 Series?

The Thunder have not played their best, and yet still stole home court from San Antonio in a wild Game 2. How are things looking? Game 1 in a Nutshell: The San Antonio Spurs blew the Oklahoma City Thunder off the court, 124-92, to take a 1-0 lead. Players and coaches on both teams repeated the mantra “it’s only one game” but it certainly felt like something more. LaMarcus...
Via The Lottery Mafia
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Billy Donovan plays dumb about SAS-OKC final play

If postgame press conferences were a game of poker, the chips would have been pushed all-in on Billy Donovan because the OKC Thunder head coach was so clearly bluffing with one of his answers. All anyone could talk about after the Oklahoma City Thunder escaped with a 98-97 victory over the San Antonio Spurs was the incredibly wild ending, which included Dion Waiters pushing Manu...
Via Larry Brown Sports
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

QUIZ: Name every player on the Oklahoma City Thunder's 2012 Finals-losing team

The 2011-12 Oklahoma City Thunder made it to the 2012 NBA Finals, but saw a quick exit to LeBron James and the Miami Heat, losing four games to one. Can you name the 12 members on that Thunder squad?
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Controversial ending to Spurs-Thunder game

The ending of Monday night's Spurs-Thunder playoff game ended in controversy as referees seemed to miss a few calls on the final possession of the game. Oklahoma City's Dion Waiters was looking to inbound the ball with the Thunder up 98-97 and 13.5 seconds left in Game 2 of the Western Conferense semifinals series. Struggling to find someone to pass to, he pushed defender Manu Ginobili...
Via Larry Brown Sports
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Durant talks about getting name-drop on Drake's album

“Views” is the fourth studio album released by Canadian rapper Drake. It was released April 29 and has 20 songs, including “Weston Road Flows” which mentions the Oklahoma City Thunder’s Kevin Durant in the lyrics. A lot of people just hit me up when my name is mentioned. Shout out to KD we relate we get the same attention. It’s rainin’ money, Oklahoma City Thunder...
Via The Sports Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Confused But "Resilient" Thunder Say They'll Be Better Tonight

By Randy Renner, Senior WriterThe Thunder seemed both dazed and confused the day after their Saturday Night Massacre just up the highway from The Alamo.Andre Roberson and Russell Westbrook both seemed to indicate the Thunder were lacking in energy and effort right after the game.By Sunday afternoon’s practice Steven Adams agreed, “I think they just played harder than us man,...
Via InsideThunder.com
1 day ago

Thunder still shocked, frustrated after lopsided loss to Spurs

SAN ANTONIO (AP) -- The Oklahoma City Thunder were still embarrassed, shocked, frustrated and angry the morning after a horrendous loss to the San Antonio Spurs in their series opener."All the negative ones you can think of," Oklahoma City center Stephen Adams said of the collective mood. "That's exactly what the whole team's feeling, but then you have your little tantrum and then...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Oklahoma City still embarrassed by lopsided loss

SAN ANTONIO (AP) The Oklahoma City Thunder were still embarrassed, shocked, frustrated and angry the morning after a horrendous loss to the San Antonio Spurs in their series opener. ''All the negative ones you can think of,'' Oklahoma City center Stephen Adams said of the collective mood. ''That's exactly what the whole team's feeling, but then you have your little tantrum and...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Steven Adams at shootaround

April 30, 2016 Thunder center Steven Adams meets with the media at shootaround prior to Game 1 vs. Spurs.
Via YouTube
3 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Russell Westbrook at shootaround

April 30, 2016 Thunder guard Russell Westbrook meets with the media at shootaround prior to Game 1 vs. Spurs.
Via YouTube
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Thunder-Spurs: For OKC, a chance to make everything okay

The Oklahoma City Thunder probably know what the word “redemption” means, but let’s go to the dictionary anyway: redemption (n.) – the action of regaining or gaining possession of something in exchange for payment, or clearing a debt. The payments made by the Thunder — as they enter the Western Conference semifinals on Saturday against the San Antonio Spurs — refer...
Via Crossover Chronicles
4 days ago  |  Discuss

How the OKC Thunder became obsessed with halal

When the Oklahoma City Thunder are in town, the business for halal-serving locations tends to boom. That is because the Thunder are making halal their go-to food choice after falling in love with it. It all started with the Thunder acquiring backup center Enes Kanter, who is Muslim and adheres to a special diet based on his religion. The Thunder have gone above and beyond in respecting...
Via The Comeback
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Thunder's Steven Adam Shares Tim Duncan's Secret Strategy for Success

The Oklahoma City Thunder and San Antonio Spurs will face each other in the NBA Western Conference Semifinals starting Saturday at the AT&T Center. Tim Duncan and the Spurs are favored to win at home, as they have done all season, but Timmy will have to pull some new tricks out of his bag if he wants an advantage over Thunder center Steven Adams. RELATED: Tim Duncan Pranks...
Via Stack
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Oklahoma City's Steven Adams reveals how Tim Duncan tricks his opponents

Back in 2013 when Thunder big man Steven Adams was a rookie, the Spurs' Tim Duncan used his wits to disarm and dismantle Adams. Such is life against Tim Duncan.Oklahoma City will face the Spurs in the Western Conference Semifinals beginning on Saturday, when the now 22-year-old (and mustachioed) Adams will carry this rookie season experience with him (via NewsOK.com's Anthony Slater...
Via Fox Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Kevin Durant on Mark Cuban: ‘He’s an idiot’

After the Oklahoma City Thunder were able to close out their first-round playoff series against the Dallas Mavericks on Monday, the team’s top players spoke to the media to discuss the series that was, among other hot topics. One of the most talked about topics had nothing to do with the five-game series that had just ended in a Thunder win. Instead, it was all about what Dallas...
Via Sportsnaut
7 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Westbrook throws full-court pass to Durant for dunk

Russell Westbrook takes the ball out of bounds and launches a bomb to Kevin Durant, who finishes with a reverse dunk…. RUSS to KD https://t.co/LEyLljOp8i — NBA on TNT (@NBAonTNT) April 26, 2016 Long pass from Westbrook to Durant for the reverse on TNT! #NBARapidReplay #THUNDERvMAVS https://t.co/Q3nKvH44Rp — NBA (@NBA) April 26, 2016
Via Crossover Chronicles
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Cuban on Westbrook: ‘He’s an All-Star but not a superstar’

It’s starting to become readily apparent that Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban just loves to hear himself talk. The always entertaining executive is now making waves around the NBA following comments he made regarding Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook on Monday. Mark Cuban says Kevin Durant is the Thunder's only superstar. What about Russell Westbrook? "He's an...
Via Sportsnaut
7 days ago  |  Discuss

This is how Thunder guard Russell Westbrook shows his love for Mavs fans

Tensions have been high in the Mavericks-Thunder series and Game 4 was no different. Russell Westbrook and Salah Mejri got into it in the third quarter after the Mavericks big man pulled the Thunder guard down on a drive attempt. Mavs fans stepped in and began yelling at Westbrook, so he gave them the business. “F— you” Westbrook could be seen yelling. That’s one...
Via The Sports Daily
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Rick Carlisle accuses Thunder of playing dirty, calls out Kevin Durant

Dallas Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle isn’t happy with Kevin Durant, or the Oklahoma City Thunder for that matter. He accused Durant and the Thunder of playing dirty in Game 3 Thursday. In particular, Carlisle was upset about an elbow thrown by Durant in the chest of Salah Mejri. “There were four, what I would categorize as, non-basketball physical escalations that were initiated...
Via The Sports Daily
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Oklahoma City Thunder add name to groups opposing Oklahoma gun bills

The Oklahoma City Thunder are the only major professional team in the state of Oklahoma, and it is using that power to stand up to a pair of bills currently before the Oklahoma state senate regarding the rights of gun owners. While a professional team taking a very public stance on a controversial issue like gun rights bills is a bold step, the Thunder aren’t alone. Instead, they...
Via The Comeback
12 days ago  |  Discuss
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