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Thunder journal: NBA memorializes Thunder's Winemiller with fan-service award

By Brett Dawson Staff Writer bdawson@oklahoman.com The Thunder won't soon forget the contribution Pete Winemiller made to the organization, the way he interacted with its fans. Now the NBA is taking a step to memorialize him. The league is naming an award after Winemiller, the Thunder's former senior vice president of guest relations, who died March 3 at age 60 after a battle with...
Via Thunder Rumblings
17 hours ago

Timberwolves to unveil new logo before team’s season finale

When the 2017-18 season begins, Karl Anthony-Towns will be in a new uniform. Relax, Timberwolves fans, he’ll still be with the team — just in a different uniform.Minnesota announced on Thursday that on April 11, it will reveal a new team logo for the 2017-18 season.“The Minnesota Timberwolves begin a new chapter in their franchise history by unveiling a new team logo as part...
Via Sportsnaut
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Charles Barkley states on Dan Patrick Show that Oklahoma City Thunder’s “ Russell Westbrook plays harder than anyone ever”

Exclusive footage of Charles Barkley’s appearance on The Dan Patrick Show: Barkley says Westbrook “plays harder than Jordan.” Unabashed NBA-icon Charles Barkley held court recently with sports-broadcast impresario Dan Patrick to rhapsodize concerning a number of provocative topics. Chief among Sir Charles’ declarations included his spirited assertion that Oklahoma City...
Via Welcome to Loud City
20 hours ago

NBA names award after late former Thunder exec Winemiller

Brett Dawson The Thunder won’t soon forget the contribution Pete Winemiller made to the organization, the way he interacted with its fans. Now the NBA is taking a step to memorialize him. The league is naming an award after Winemiller, the Thunder’s former senior vice president of guest relations, who died March 3 at age 60 after a battle with lymphoma. On Thursday, the NBA announced...
Via Thunder Rumblings
23 hours ago

Oklahoma City Thunder trounce Philadelphia 76ers, 122-97; Westbrook nets 35th triple double

Behind interior dominance, Oklahoma City bullied its way to a sixth win in seven games Following a brief setback, the Oklahoma City Thunder returned to high-caliber execution with a 122-97 victory over the visiting Philadelphia 76ers. Russell Westbrook (18 pts, 14 ast, 11 rebs) recorded triple-double #35 while Enes Kanter (24 pts, 11 rebs) and Victor Oladipo (18) helped Oklahoma...
Via Welcome to Loud City
1 day ago

Thunder journal: Westbrook relaxes in fourth quarter as Thunder cruises

By Brett Dawson Staff Writer bdawson@oklahoman.com Russell Westbrook got to take it easy in the fourth quarter on Wednesday. He isn't clamoring for a longer rest. The Thunder's 122-97 win against the Philadelphia 76ers at Chesapeake Energy Arena was its 71st game of the regular season, and Westbrook has started them all.
Via Thunder Rumblings
1 day ago

Thunder Bounce Back, Westbrook Made More History

By A. Suave Francisco Following one of the more embarrassing outings of the season on Monday against the Golden State Warriors, the Oklahoma City Thunder circled Wednesday night on the calendar as a redemption game by playing against an improved, but still lackluster Philadelphia 76ers team.  Everything went as planned after the Thunder exploded offensively in the third quarter...
Via InsideThunder.com
1 day ago

Thunder vs. Philadelphia 76ers Game Recap – March 22, 2017

All season long the Thunder has developed the depth of its roster so Head Coach Billy Donovan’s club could do exactly what it did to the
Via NBA.com
1 day ago

Westbrook posts 35th triple-double; Thunder roll past 76ers

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Russell Westbrook recorded his 35th triple-double of the season with 18 points, 11 rebounds and 14 assists and the Oklahoma City Thunder cruised to a 122-97 win over the Philadelphia 76ers on Wednesday night. The Thunder have won 16 straight games against Philadelphia, a run that stretches to the 2008-09 season, the franchise’s first in Oklahoma City. Westbrook...
Via MyNorthwest.com
2 days ago

Thunder Sparks Minds, Awareness for Health

Via NBA.com
2 days ago

Oklahoma City Thunder swept by Golden State Warriors in season series

The Oklahoma City Thunder fell to the Golden State Warriors 111-95 on Monday night. The victory for the Warriors marked their fourth of the season against the Thunder, which propelled them to a sweep in the season series between the two teams. The Thunder were awful all throughout the game as they weren’t rebounding, scoring, or playing defense. On numerous occasions, they left...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Steph Curry gets into fight with Thunder leading to double-technicals

Stephen Curry and Semaj Christon got into a fight just before halftime of Monday’s Golden State Warriors-Oklahoma City Thunder game, leading to double-technicals.Curry and Christon were trying to take their places before a jump ball, and Curry was trying to get in front of Christon. Christon wasn’t having any of it, which resulted in some shoving and a skirmish breaking out....
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Kerr: Warriors did not complain about OKC's treatment of Durant

Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr is here to set the record straight.Speaking after his team's shootaround on Monday, Kerr disputed an ESPN report from the day before alleging that the Warriors were upset over the Thunder’s treatment of Kevin Durant during his Oklahoma City homecoming last month.“I don’t agree,” Kerr said, according to Anthony Slater of the Mercury...
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Warriors shouldn't obsess over Thunder's treatment of Durant

The Golden State Warriors are creating a bit of a silly season for the NBA.Apparently the Warriors aren’t happy with the Oklahoma City Thunder—the small-market team they ripped Kevin Durant away from—for how the Thunder show respect for Durant.It’s as silly as it sounds.The Warriors wanted the Thunder to thank Durant for his years of service, according to ESPN.com’s Chris...
Via The Sports Daily
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Westbrook leads Thunder past Kings without triple-double

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Russell Westbrook had 28 points, eight rebounds and 10 assists to help the Oklahoma City Thunder roll past the Sacramento Kings 110-94 on Saturday. The Thunder won their fifth straight - the longest current streak in the NBA - and moved into a tie for fifth place in the Western Conference, pending the result of the Los Angeles Clippers' game against Cleveland...
Via Associated Press
5 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Westbrook threads needle with insane halfcourt nutmeg bounce pass

Russell Westbrook, you are ridiculous. The Oklahoma City Thunder guard made the ludicrous look inhumanly easy Thursday night.On the road as the Thunder took on the Toronto Raptors, Westbrook threaded the needle with an insane nutmeg bounce pass between the legs of Cory Joseph from halfway across the court. Victor Oladipo caught it in stride to finish of the magnificent play with two...
Via Sportsnaut
7 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Russell Westbrook respond to Stephen Curry overlooking him for MVP Award

Stephen Curry recently came out and predicted that James Harden will win the NBA’s MVP award, but not everyone is sold on that.Especially not Russell Westbrook.The Oklahoma City Thunder star was asked about Curry’s comments on Thursday, and he gave a Brodie-esque response to the question.“I don’t care…don’t matter what he say,” Westbrook said. “Who’s he?” I...
Via The Sports Daily
7 days ago  |  Discuss

The Oklahoma City Thunder are sinking despite Westbrook’s scoring outburst

Last night, the Oklahoma City Thunder dropped their fourth game in a row after losing to the Portland Trail Blazers 126-121. The loss pushed the Thunder to 35-29 on the season and nearly out of contention for the four-seed, which would provide them with home court advantage in the first-round of the playoffs — and perhaps a date with a slightly injured Kevin Durant in the second...
Via isportsweb.com
15 days ago  |  Discuss

If Doug McDermott, Jerami Grant Don't Provide Some Answers, OKC Might Have Tougher Questions

You can't sit through an Oklahoma City Thunder game without confronting the question of whether Russell Westbrook will average a triple-double for the season. It's too historic. It's too previously unfathomable. And watching him play is just too physically impressive not to focus on his individual quest. But while the fans and media clamor about whether or not Westbrook can get...
Via RealGM - NBA
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Russell Westbrook, James Harden, and the unconventional MVP race

Russell Westbrook has broken a lot of things this year: triple-double records, Basketball Twitter, the lengthy drought of NBA players failing to appear on-stage with Migos. However, there's something a little less well-publicized than those that we can add to the list: Basketball-Reference's MVP Projections.The MVP Projection uses a model that's based on previous MVP winners to use...
Via Yardbarker
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Taj Gibson makes insane three-quarter court buzzer beater (VIDEO)

Taj Gibson made one of the most unpredictable shots of the NBA season during Thursday night’s game. With the game against the Blazers tied at 57-57 at the end of the first half, Gibson came up big for his new team by stealing the inbounds pass with just two seconds remaining. He then attempted a three-quarter court shot with a football-style throw, and yeah, he drained it. Taj...
Via The Sports Daily
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Taj Gibson nearly hit the moon with this ridiculous buzzer-beater

It’s been a great couple of days with baseball/football-style throws in the basketball world. There was the incredible 88-foot pass that led to Northwestern’s game-winning layup over Michigan yesterday, which likely secured the Wildcats’ first-ever NCAA Tournament berth. And tonight at the Moda Center in Portland, the Oklahoma City Thunder’s Taj Gibson — just acquired in...
Via The Comeback
21 days ago  |  Discuss

The Oklahoma City Thunder’s trade is already paying dividends

Lesson learned: never doubt the magic of Sam Presti. Just when it looked like the Thunder would do absolutely nothing at the trade deadline, the OKC GM pulled off a swap that improved the team in every way (aside from sending away Russell Westbrook’s pregame dance partner). While the deal that sent DeMarcus Cousins to New Orleans took up most of the national spotlight, the deal...
Via isportsweb.com
22 days ago  |  Discuss
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