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Stephen Jackson rips Kevin Durant for fourth quarter play

Former NBA player Stephen Jackson was somewhat of an enigmatic figure during his 14-year career. He played a vital role on the Golden State Warriors’ 2006-07 “We Believe” team, and knows full well the dynamics of playoff basketball. Following the Oklahoma City Thunder’s meltdown at the end of Game 6 of the Western Conference Finals against Jackson’s former Warriors team...
Via Sportsnaut
51 minutes ago  |  Discuss

The Oklahoma City Thunder can keep changing the narrative with a win in Game 7

Just when you think you've figured out this Thunder team, they go and flip the script. Do they have it in them to do it one more time? Well, here we are. The Oklahoma City Thunder is about 24 hours away from tipping off for a Game 7 against the Golden State Warriors. That's the same Warriors team that is the defending world champions and broke the regular season record for wins in...
Via Welcome to Loud City
1 hour ago

Report: Thunder players critical of Durant, Westbrook after loss

In the wake of an epic collapse by the Oklahoma City Thunder in Game 6 of the Western Conference Finals, some players are less than pleased with the approach taken by Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook in the waning minutes of the contest. Speaking on ESPN’s SportsCenter, Chris Broussard conveyed the mood of Oklahoma City’s locker room following the devastating 108-101 loss...
Via Sportsnaut
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Warriors owner bowed down to Klay Thompson

Klay Thompson put the Golden State Warriors on his back when they needed him the most on Saturday night, scoring 41 points and breaking the NBA record for most three-pointers made in a playoff game. His performance was so good that his boss even bowed down to him after the game. Following Golden State’s Game 6 win over the Oklahoma City Thunder, Warriors owner Joe Lacoob was spotted...
Via Larry Brown Sports
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Klay Thompson credits Yoda socks for record-breaking game

Klay Thompson did things only a Jedi could do in Game 6 of the Western Conference Finals. Therefore it’s no surprise that he credits the Force for his record-breaking night. Speaking with Michael Lee of The Vertical, Thompson revealed the secret to his success. “I brought my Yoda socks to bring out my Jedi powers,” he said. Thompson’s 11 three-pointers from Game 6 is...
Via Sportsnaut
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Thunder blow golden opportunity

The sleeping giant has awakened. The Oklahoma City Thunder were poised to pull of an epic upset as they sat on a 3-1 lead on the 73-win Golden State Warriors. That now seems like a long time ago. The Thunder had an incredible opportunity to close out the series last night as they nursed a lead in the fourth quarter, but Klay Thompson went wild with 11 three-pointers, which seemed...
Via The Scores Report
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Thunder film room: Examining the five late turnovers that may cost the Thunder its season

Anthony Slater Forget the Thunder's disappointing 55-win record this season or Golden State's record-setting 73-win march to history.
Via Thunder Rumblings
12 hours ago

Q&A: Andre Roberson: 'We've won there before. Why not do it again?'

By Erik Horne Staff Writer ehorne@oklahoman.comThunder guard Andre Roberson had another strong game for OKC in a 108-101 loss, tallying 11 points, eight rebounds and three blocked shots.
Via Thunder Rumblings
16 hours ago

THUNDER REPORT CARD

By Berry Tramel Columnist btramel@oklahoman.comWhat could have been a historic night for the Thunder turned into a harrowing night. The Thunder squandered a late lead, collapsed in the final two minutes and lost 108-101 in Game 6 Saturday night.
Via Thunder Rumblings
17 hours ago

WATCH: Steven Adams makes a monster dunk on Draymond Green

Steven Adams and Draymond Green have had their fates linked throughout the Western Conference Finals, mainly because of Green’s multiple shots to Adams’ nether regions.  But Adams got what might be the ultimate revenge during Saturday night’s Game 6 – putting Green on a poster. Watch this insane dunk from Adams during the second quarter of Game 6 where he used every inch...
Via The Comeback
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Warriors, Thunder taking turns beating each other in the opposite style

The Oklahoma City Thunder were never going to win Game 5. At least, that's what it felt like for most of the night - not against that team in that situation in that arena. Though for one long moment, as a Kevin Durant 3-pointer hung in the air with 35 seconds remaining, nobody managed a breath. For a moment, the impossible seemed suddenly plausible. But the ball caromed off the...
Via RealGM - NBA
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Kevin Durant not apologizing for volume of Game 5 shooting

Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook missed 36 of their 59 shots during Oklahoma City’s Game 5 loss to the Golden State Warriors, but Durant isn’t apologizing for the aggressiveness of the Thunder’s two stars. “That’s who we are,” Durant said, via ESPN. “We’ve got to be aggressive. When they’re going in, you won’t say anything. But we happened to miss some tonight...
Via The Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Westbrook laughs at question about Steph Curry’s defense

After posting a triple-double in a blowout Game 4 win over the Golden State Warriors, Russell Westrbook managed another 31 points in his team’s loss on Thursday night. He was a bit less efficient, however, hitting just 11-of-28 shots. Did that have anything to do with Stephen Curry’s defense? We’ll let Westbrook’s reaction answer that for you. After the Oklahoma City Thunder’s...
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

The Warriors need emotional and tactical solutions

The Golden State Warriors have a challenge in their Game 5 showdown with the Oklahoma City Thunder that is unique in scope. They have two huge problems that need to be solved independently of each other, meaning that solving just one won’t be enough. The Warriors, as it turns out, had an Achilles Heel. For those who have either forgotten their Greek mythology or never bothered...
Via Crossover Chronicles
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Warriors owner Joe Lacob argued with Thunder fan

After setting the NBA record for wins in a single season with 73, the Golden State Warriors have found themselves in the unexpected predicament of being on the brink of playoff elimination. From the sound of it, team owner Joe Lacob is not taking it all that well. In a feature that examines the tension surrounding the Warriors at the moment, Sam Amick of USA Today Sports reported...
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Steven Adams suffered testicular contusion from Draymond Green kick

To say that Steven Adams is tough as balls would be a painfully understated assessment — although the terminology arguably is apropos — given that TNT’s Craig Sager reported Tuesday night that the Oklahoma City Thunder center suffered a testicular contusion after being kicked by Draymond Green earlier in the Western Conference Finals. Craig Sager says Steven Adams suffered...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Solving the mystery of the rolling Thunder

How great Thou art — no, the “Thou” is not a deity, if you believe in one, but the Oklahoma City Thunder. The beloved old-time hymn, as many of you will recall, includes these lyrics: I see the stars, I hear the rolling thunder, Thy power throughout the universe displayed. Oklahoma City is the home of the rolling Thunder, who are trampling the Golden State Warriors in the Western...
Via Crossover Chronicles
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Oklahoma City Thunder: Firmly in the Driver’s Seat

Oklahoma City dominated the defending champions at home, winning decisively in both games. Is the series over for Golden State, or should the Thunder be cautious heading back to Oakland? Game 3: A hard-fought game into the second quarter blew open with a 16-4 Oklahoma City Thunder run before the half. They hit the Warriors harder than Draymond Green kicked Steven Adams’ groin...
Via The Lottery Mafia
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Mini Steven Adams doppelganger: Most adorable Thunder fan ever (pics)

Steven Adams has been an integral figure in these NBA playoffs for the Oklahoma City Thunder. And one needn’t look any further for how he’s become a fan favorite than a youngster who became a mini doppelganger of the New Zealand import by rocking a faux mustache and tattoo while sporting a “Lil’ Stache Bro” t-shirt. Yo this little girl going Steven Adams mustache/tattoo...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Thunder fans brought their A-game to honor Steven Adams in Game 5

The Oklahoma City Thunder seized control of the Western Conference Finals on Tuesday night by taking a commanding 3-1 lead on the defending champion Golden State Warriors, but it was the fans that were the true winners of the night. Everybody wants to be like Thunder center Steven Adams it seems, what with his signature look highlighted by his fantastic mustache. Even this little...
Via The Comeback
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Draymond Green trips Enes Kanter, Russell Westbrook gets revenge

Draymond Green got into yet another skirmish in Game 4 of the Western Conference Finals on Tuesday, and it sure looked like he delivered what looked to be another cheap shot to a Thunder player. While guarding Enes Kanter, he drew a bit of contact and went down trying to draw a foul call. As he did, though, he blatantly stuck his leg out and tripped Kanter. This isn’t going to...
Via The Sports Daily
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Suspension or not, Draymond Green’s kick may cost Warriors

Who would have thought that the outcome of the Western Conference Finals may hinge on a kick? In a series in which Russell Westbrook, Kevin Durant and Steph Curry are on the floor giving fans a nightly show, the deciding factor in the series may not fall on their world-class talents. Of all things possible, a kick has the probability of being the most important moment of the series...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Russell Westbrook is hungry for a champsionship opportunity

Last season, Stephen Curry won his first ever NBA championship. It was well deserved. He won the MVP award for the first time as he played outstanding basketball all season long. This season, Steph Curry one upped himself. He shattered NBA records and prior personal records as he cruised to his second straight MVP award. In doing so, his Warriors broke an NBA record by winning...
Via isportsweb.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

10 takeaways from Game 2 of the Western Conference Finals

The uber-exciting series between the Golden State Warriors and the Oklahoma City Thunder is knotted up at 1-1. Past playoff history shows that Game 2 is arguably the most important game of a playoff series. Teams can take a commanding 2-0 lead or a team can bounce back to tie it up just as Golden State did. With the two games in the books, class was in session during last night’s...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
10 days ago  |  Discuss
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