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Steven Adams has funny reaction to being held by Spurs fan at end of Game 2

While everyone was focused on Dion Waiters elbowing Manu Ginobili at the end of Game 2, one of five violations the refs missed at the end of Game 2, Steven Adams also had an unusual encounter during that unforgettable final sequence Monday.After Adams closed out on Patty Mills' three-pointer that eventually fell short in the Thunder's 98-97 win, the Oklahoma City center fell into...
Via Fox Sports
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Billy Donovan has no regrets about Cameron Payne's regular-season minutes

Erik Horne Thunder coach Billy Donovan said Wednesday he doesn’t have any regrets about Cameron Payne’s minutes in the regular season. Payne averaged a season-high 17.3 minutes in 15 games January, taking over for D.J. Augustin as the No.
Via Thunder Rumblings
2 hours ago

Thunder Film Room: breaking down Thunder defensive adjustments vs Spurs in game 2

How did the Thunder shock the Spurs in game 2? In a word, defense. Since this is my first "official" article here at WTLC, let me briefly introduce myself. I am a born and bred Sooner who became an OKC Thunder fan about 2 years after they relocated to Oklahoma City. My first full game that I watched was when KD hit the game winner against the Mavs back in 2011, and I was immediately...
Via Welcome to Loud City
6 hours ago

Thunder film room: Thunder center Steven Adams vs Spurs in one play

In the mad finish to game 1, it was easy to overlook the defense play of Steven Adams, who almost single-handedly saved the Thunder from losing. In the Thunder's incredible finish vs the Spurs at the end of game 2, seemingly everyone has chimed in on what happened, what should have happened, what everyone thought had happened, and how it has never even happened before. Through...
Via Welcome to Loud City
7 hours ago

Kevin Durant has interesting reason for lying about height

Oklahoma City Thunder superstar Kevin Durant wants to be labeled a small forward. He wants to be labeled a small forward so badly that he’s willing to lie about his height. Chris Herring of the Wall Street Journal quoted Durant, who’s listed at 6-foot-9 but is actually 6-foot-11, discussing why he shorts himself those two inches. “For me, when I’m talking to women...
Via Sportsnaut
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Thunder journal: How Steven Adams saved the Thunder in Game 2 against the Spurs

By Erik Horne Staff Writer ehorne@oklahoman.comSAN ANTONIO — A throng of media waited in the Thunder locker room as the team ushered Andre Roberson over to talk first. Normally, this would be a good time for Steven Adams to sneak out.
Via Thunder Rumblings
23 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
1 day 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
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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
1 day 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?
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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
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Durant talks about getting name-dropped 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
2 days ago  |  Discuss

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
2 days 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
2 days 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
4 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
4 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
5 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
5 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
5 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
6 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
8 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
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Oklahoma City Thunder in the drivers seat

With the Oklahoma City Thunder winning tonight and winning both games in Dallas, they are on their way to a potential second round playoff matchup against the San Antonio Spurs. The Thunder beat the Mavericks 119-108 and now have a commanding 3-1 lead going back to Oklahoma City. The Thunder got out to another explosive offensive start scoring 33 first quarter points. Their defense...
Via isportsweb.com
10 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
10 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
12 days ago  |  Discuss
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