May 29, 2014, 2:56 PM EDT
As expected he is a go, but don’t be shocked to see more Jeremy Lamb.
May 25, 2014, 2:11 PM EDT
It’s not official, but Ibaka all but said at shootaround he is playing.
May 22, 2014, 12:32 AM EDT
San Antonio’s defense frustrated the Thunder offense, that frustration bled over to the Thunder defense and the result was another Spurs rout.
May 20, 2014, 1:38 AM EDT
The Thunder had more success going big than they did going small. Time for Brooks to pair Collison and Adams again.
May 19, 2014, 8:00 AM EDT
The loss of Serge Ibaka changes the dynamics of this series.
May 16, 2014, 6:17 PM EDT
The Thunder’s title chances likely just went down for the season, too.
May 13, 2014, 6:00 PM EDT
The league announced the stops for this summer: Taipei, Taiwan; Rome, Italy; Johannesburg, South Africa.
Watch: Russell Westbrook’s sketchy 10th assist that gave him a triple double in Game 2 win over Clippers
May 8, 2014, 6:31 PM EDT
Westbrook was given an extremely generous assist by the home town scorekeeper.
May 2, 2014, 12:16 AM EDT
Thunder forward scores 36 points to force Game 7
Apr 22, 2014, 2:40 AM EDT
Mike Conley and Beno Udrih were huge… that Blake Griffin guy isn’t bad, either.
Mar 3, 2014, 3:43 PM EDT
The PBT power rankings have returned with not a lot of change from last week — Miami, Indiana, San Antonio and Oklahoma City are the top four (in whatever order you wish) then there is a gap to the Clippers, Rockets and teams trying to knock on that door. Meanwhile the Sixers look like they…
Mar 3, 2014, 12:01 PM EDT
Two-fifths of Oklahoma City’s starting lineup — two guys important to their defensive identity — will now be sidelined basically until the playoffs start. Starting two guard Thabo Sefolosha will be out four to six weeks with a calf strain, reports the Oklahoman. The injury occurred Saturday night when the Thunder were beating the Cavs.…
Feb 25, 2014, 11:48 AM EDT
Oklahoma City coach Scott Brooks will not be able to lean on Kendrick Perkins for the next six weeks — something that will be welcomed by a lot of Thunder fans. At least until they see the team is 0-3 without him this season and the defense suffers. Perkins will be out up to six…
Feb 14, 2014, 12:59 PM EDT
The Thunder have an above-average 3-point percentage and a top-end defense. But in the hunt for a title, Oklahoma City is leaving nothing to chance. Armed with trade exceptions, OKC has been active in search for a shooter to fortify them for title run, league sources tell Yahoo. — Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) February 13, 2014…
Feb 12, 2014, 8:00 AM EDT
Let’s take a look at three players who were in action Tuesday night who deserve starting jobs sooner rather than later. Jeremy Lamb, Oklahoma City Thunder Reggie Jackson has understandably received plenty of praise in Russell Westbrook‘s absence, but don’t sleep on Lamb’s emergence as a reliable scorer. With Thabo Sefolosha struggling to find his…
Jan 29, 2014, 2:59 PM EDT
It was a strategy that worked for a time early on in the Bulls’ Jordan era — let Michael Jordan get his; just make sure nobody else gets going. Defend him physically, but make sure the other guys don’t start racking up stats, too. Eventually that didn’t work anymore as Jordan improved his team play…
Jan 24, 2014, 10:51 PM EDT
BOSTON – Kevin Durant rose from his seat on the bench, tugging up the slack on his warm-up pants as he inched forward at nearly action that could lead to an Oklahoma City Thunder basket. As the Thunder connected on shot after shot, Durant – out with a sore right shoulder that will be re-evaluated…
Jan 24, 2014, 7:13 PM EDT
BOSTON – For the first time in the 492-game history of the Oklahoma City Thunder, they will play without Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook. With Westbrook already sidelined with a knee injury, a sore shoulder will prevent Durant from playing tonight against the Boston Celtics. “It’s going to be weird,” Kendrick Perkins said. Thunder coach…
Jan 14, 2014, 2:10 PM EDT
It’s not that Kevin Durant wants to shoot more with Russell Westbrook out, it’s that he doesn’t have much of a choice if the Thunder want to score a lot of points (and they do, that remains kind of an important thing in basketball). In the nine games since Westbrook went out with another knee…
Joakim Noah admits he shouldn’t have been in Thunder’s locker room following incident with Kendrick Perkins
Dec 21, 2013, 8:00 PM EDT
In today’s NBA, team loyalties aren’t what they once were. Many of the players have friendships off the court that cross team lines, and the only time we ever see anything close to animosity from most are over those 48 minutes when they’re competing on the court. But locker rooms remain sacred places, reserved for…
Dec 11, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT
After watching two of the league’s best starting lineups duke it out in Indiana, let’s check in on the best and worst lineups around the league so far this season. Best Net Efficiency Rating (minimum 150 minutes) Houston: Patrick Beverley-James Harden-Chandler Parsons-Terrence Jones-Dwight Howard Net efficiency is the difference between a team’s offensive rating and…
Dec 2, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT
Let’s jump around the Western Conference with a few observations: Portland: 20 percent of the regular season is in the books, and the Trail Blazers hold the pole position in the Western Conference. It’s a great accomplishment and something absolutely no one expected, but the Blazers should come back down to earth soon enough. Wesley…
Nov 29, 2013, 11:15 PM EDT
The Thunder and the Warriors played an exciting and competitive game on Friday that required an overtime period for the contest to be decided. The extra session wasn’t pretty overall, with plenty of possessions ending with a poor shot selection and with both teams combining to shoot just 5-of-17 over the game’s final five minutes.…
Nov 14, 2013, 3:01 PM EDT
The Brooklyn Nets got manhandled by the Sacramento Kings Wednesday night. The Kings came in with a struggling offense yet put up 107 points on the Nets “defense,” while on the other end of the floor the Nets offense was stagnant and without ball movement, generating 86 points. The Brooklyn Nets are 2-5 and have…
Oct 28, 2013, 2:00 PM EDT
You’re busy, so I’ll save you some time: a championship. They’ve won two straight, basically their entire squad is coming back, and their best guy is the most dynamic and exciting player since Michael Jordan. The Heat have all the tools they need to make a run at a three-peat – but even with them…
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