Thunder should stay in playoff race all season
December 27, 2009
Most agreed back in October during training camp the Thunder wouldn’t make the playoffs this season but would be serious contenders in 2010-11.
But there have been signs for several weeks the league’s second youngest team might arrive a year ahead of scheule, at worst make monitoring the standings worthwhile... Read More
Thunder Acquires Maynor, Waives Livingston, Wilks
December 22, 2009
The Oklahoma City Thunder has acquired rookie point guard Eric Maynor in a trade with Utah, The Oklahoman has learned.
In exchange, the Thunder will send the draft rights to Peter Fehse, a 2002 second-round pick, to Utah. The deal, which is expected to be announced Tuesday night, will also bring Matt Harpring’s... Read More
Rockets 95, Thunder 90
December 20, 2009
Observations, news and notes from Saturday night’s game:
Scott Brooks thought he played it right in the final minute when he didn’t foul Trevor Ariza to put him on the foul line, where he had made only 4-for-10 and two of seven in the fourth quarter.Brooks’ philosophy was that if the Thunder got a stop... Read More
Thunder 109, Pistons 98
December 19, 2009
Observations, news and notes from Friday night’s 109-98 win over Detroit:
The Pistons played without Richard Hamilton, Ben Gordon and Tayshaun Prince.Rodney Stuckey tried to replace their scoring by himself. And for a moment, it looked like he would. Stuckey had 20 points in the first half, hitting seven... Read More
Durant Says No Thanks To Dunk Contest
December 18, 2009
Kevin Durant passed up a chance to take part in the 2010 Slam Dunk Contest at All-Star Weekend. The third-year forward wrote on his official Web site that he was offered a spot “but politely turned it down.”
“My agent came to me last week and asked me if I wanted to participate in the Slam Dunk Contest and... Read More
Power Lunch Chat Recap: Darnell Mayberry
December 17, 2009
Chat with OKC Thunder beat writer Darnell Mayberry
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Cavs 102, Thunder 89
December 14, 2009
The scowl on Kevin Durant’s face said he was serious.
But the significance of his issue wasn’t illustrated until the soft-spoken star parted his lips to confront his concern.
Durant had seen enough of the LeBron James love festival in his home arena and this was his attempt to squash it. He started with a... Read More
Nuggets 102, Thunder 93
December 14, 2009
Observations, news and notes from Monday night’s game.
A 30-17 second quarter was the difference in the game. The Nuggets used the period to open a 55-40 lead at halftime and the Thunder never could recover. Never even got close.Oklahoma City went down big early and couldn’t recover because no one could make a... Read More
December 13, 2009
Cleveland center Shaquille O’Neal is questionable for tonight’s game against the Thunder at the Ford Center.
O’Neal left Friday’s game with a left eye contusion after getting hit in the head by the Trail Blazers’ Joel Przybilla. It will be a game-time decision whether O’Neal plays.
Asked at the... Read More