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Oklahoma City Thunder game 4 vs. Houston Rockets thread and odds

In today’s pivotal game four, can Oklahoma City even its best-of-seven series with the visiting Houston Rockets? During today’s pivotal game four, can the Oklahoma City Thunder pull even with the visiting Houston Rockets? OKLAHOMA CITY THUNDER (1-2) VS. HOUSTON ROCKETS (2-1) Time: 3:30 PM ET Venue: Chesapeake Energy Arena, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma TV: ABC PROJECTED STARTING...
Via Welcome to Loud City
7 hours ago

NBA investigates incident between Rockets' Beverley, Thunder fan

By Brett Dawson Staff Writer bdawson@oklahoman.com As of early Saturday night, the NBA had not announced the result of its investigation into an incident that took place after Friday's Thunder-Rockets playoff game between Houston guard Patrick Beverley and an Oklahoma City fan. Beverley exchanged words after the game with a fan identified as Stuart Scaramucci, the son of Thunder...
Via Thunder Rumblings
16 hours ago

The Andre Roberson-James Harden Dance

By Erik Horne Staff Writer ehorne@oklahoman.com Andre Roberson and James Harden have been in the game at the same time for all but 54 seconds of the Thunder-Rockets series: Game 1: Roberson 34:59, Harden 34:23 Harden didn't play the final 4:14 of the fourth quarter with the Rockets ahead by 20.
Via Thunder Rumblings
18 hours ago

Playoff Practice Round-Up – April 22, 2017

A lot has changed in Oklahoma City between the Thunder’s last home playoff victory and Friday night’s 115-113 win over the Houston Rocket
Via NBA.com
20 hours ago

THUNDER Q&A: Thunder guard Victor Oladipo

By Jenni Carlson Columnist jcarlson@oklahoman.com Victor Oladipo had played in nearly 300 games and logged nearly 10,000 minutes in the NBA before playing in the playoffs for the first time. The Thunder guard looked every bit like a playoff newbie the first couple games of this first-round playoff series against the Rockets, shooting a combined 5 of 26 and averaging 8.5 points a...
Via Thunder Rumblings
21 hours ago

NBA reportedly investigating incident involving Patrick Beverley, Thunder fan

The NBA is reportedly investigating an incident that took place between Houston Rockets guard Patrick Beverley and an Oklahoma City Thunder fan Friday night.Multiple sources told ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne that the league is reviewing footage from television broadcasts and the arena itself to figure out what happened. Beverley will also be interviewed by the NBA.Little is known about...
Via Larry Brown Sports
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

The unsung Oklahoma City Thunder hero of Game-Three: Victor Oladipo

Victor Oladipo gave the Thunder a much-needed boost to win Friday’s pivotal Game-Three The Thunder managed to win their first game of the series on Friday, defeating the Rockets 115-113. The Thunder were led by Russell Westbrook again, who finished with another triple-double, in addition to pouring in 32 points. But while Westbrook’s performance was exceptional, Victor Oladipo...
Via Welcome to Loud City
1 day ago

Thunder Withstand Rockets' Rally To Win Game 3

By Randy Renner, Senior Writer This time there was no collapse. This time the Thunder held off a late Rockets rally to win a must have Game 3, 115-113. The NBA’s top two MVP candidates, James Harden and Russell Westbrook had another epic game, scoring a combined 76 points but it was Thunder center Steven Adams who had the biggest bucket of the night, a tip-in off a missed Westbrook...
Via InsideThunder.com
1 day ago

Jerry West compares Russell Westbrook to Michael Jordan

The NBA’s logo, Hall of Famer, and former Los Angeles Lakers point guard Jerry West sang Russell Westbrook’s praises Friday on ESPN. “We’re looking at a reincarnation of Michael Jordan who might be a little better in terms of athletic ability,” said West, now a consultant for the Golden State Warriors. Look, Russell Westbrook had a historic season. He will be a deserving...
Via Sportsnaut
1 day ago  |  Discuss

40 Nights of Hate: Russell Westbrook and everybody who loves him

(Editor's Note: Today's article continues our 2017 NBA Playoffs basketball coverage called 40 Nights of Hate, as the next two months of our lives will be devoted to the greatest postseason basketball tournament known to mankind. Some of our arguments will be rational, many others will be irrational. To hate is to love, as the basketball gods toy with our lives like James Harden does...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Sounds of Thunder: It’s time for the Oklahoma City Thunder’s “Young Guns” to grow up

It’s reality check time boys. For Oklahoma City, Game 1 in Houston was a predictable disaster and Game 2 was a win that slipped right through the Thunder’s fingers. Now sitting 2 games down in this first round playoff series, it’s time for some tough love, a reckoning if you will, and it isn’t going to be pretty. SBNation’s Tom Ziller tells us that the Thunder are doomed...
Via Welcome to Loud City
2 days ago

Russell Westbrook shoots Oklahoma City Thunder out of Game 2 win

Game 2 of the Western Conference quarterfinals started very well for the Oklahoma City Thunder. The team got out to a 35-26 lead at the end of the first quarter, thanks to a hot start from Russell Westbrook. The Houston Rockets narrowed the margin in the second quarter but Oklahoma City still held a 68-62 lead at halftime. In the third quarter, the Rockets continued to chip away...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Daryl Morey hints Thunder pad Russell Westbrook’s rebounding stats

Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey just can’t stop taking potshots at Russell Westbrook.On Wednesday, prominent basketball blog Nylon Calculus released its annual Anti-Awards and one of the promiment features was “The Matt Bullard Award,” which “recognizes” rebounding futility among big men. Morey caught wind of the award and tweeted at its namesake, Bullard, himself...
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

The Big Problems For Oklahoma City Against The Rockets

The Oklahoma City Thunder have been in this position against a very good team before. You only have to look back one season to find them in a 1-0 series hole with a blowout loss in the rearview mirror against the San Antonio Spurs, a series they won. But aside from the obvious "they had Kevin Durant last year" caveat, this series feels like a different animal. There is video from...
Via RealGM - NBA
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Westbrook's MVP Waterloo and the death of the NBA individualist

Russell Westbrook will probably be the NBA's new MVP. The Oklahoma City Thunder point guard deserves it, too: he's made history by averaging a triple-double in a season forged for the ages. His 2016-17 assault shall be remembered as one of the most bombastic campaigns of basketball individualism of all time-even the haters can grant him that handily. But there's a lot of debate to...
Via RealGM - NBA
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Steven Adams: Thunder bigs ‘played trash’ in loss to Rockets

If the Oklahoma City Thunder don’t clean things up in a hurry, the Houston Rockets are going to make very quick work of them in the Western Conference quarterfinals. According to starting center Steven Adams, the improvement needs to start with him.Following his team’s 118-87 loss, Adams put the blame on Oklahoma City’s front court and singled himself out.“The turning point...
Via Larry Brown Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Oklahoma City Thunder: What to watch for in Game 1

Game 1 of the Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Houston Rockets will take place tomorrow night on TNT at 9 p.m EST. The series is expected to be a jaw-dropping display of offensive fireworks largely lit by Russell Westbrook and James Harden. Game 1 should do a nice job of telling how the series will play out. Here are some things to watch for in the first game: Who guards whom? There are...
Via isportsweb.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Karl-Anthony Towns: Timberwolves have ‘a lot of things to work on’

The Minnesota Timberwolves were expected to improve dramatically this season and things have not gone as expected. Karl-Anthony Towns believes while the Wolves made some positive strides in 2016-17, the team nevertheless has “a lot of things to work on” going forward.“I think there’s been progress most definitely, but it’s upsetting that we have to come down the stretch...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Mark Cuban says Adam Silver wouldn’t honor Tony Romo’s Mavs contract

Tony Romo had a good time warming up with the Dallas Mavericks before Tuesday’s game against the Denver Nuggets, but Mavs owner Mark Cuban wanted Romo to play in the actual game. NBA commissioner Adam Silver nixed the idea. From ESPN: When he approached NBA commissioner Adam Silver with the idea, Cuban said, “I told him what I was going to do and said, ‘Fine me if you don...
Via The Comeback
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Ryan Anderson to return from ankle injury on Friday

Houston Rockets forward Ryan Anderson is set to return from an ankle injury on Friday against the Detroit Pistons, reports Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle. Anderson had been sidelined for five games, during which the Rockets were 2-3.Houston has already locked up the third seed in the Western Conference, so the significance of this pertains only to the postseason. Assuming...
Via Sportsnaut
16 days ago  |  Discuss
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