• Thunder's fourth-quarter fade, Klay Thompson's 3-point record sends series to Game 7

    Thunder\'s fourth-quarter fade, Klay Thompson\'s...

    By Ryan Aber Staff Writer raber@oklahoman.com | Updated: 1 hr ago

    Golden State's Klay Thompson's right arm lingered in the air, having just flung up yet another 3-pointer. This one went over Thunder star Kevin Durant and, like 10 others in Game Six of the Western Conference finals, fell through the basket. Thompson's final shot of his record-breaking night stunned the crowd of 18,203 at Chesapeake Energy Arena, waiting to celebrate the franchise's second trip to the NBA Finals. Instead, after Golden State's 108-101 win, the series returns to Oakland for a decisive Game Seven on Monday (8 p.m., TNT). Warriors coach Steve Kerr called Thompson's 41-point, 11 3-point performance “ridiculous.” The Thunder just left the court shaking their heads, lamenting an opportunity

  • Klay Thompson, Stephen Curry lead dramatic fourth-quarter comeback, hand Thunder crushing Game 6 loss

    Klay Thompson, Stephen Curry lead dramatic...

    By Anthony Slater Staff Writer aslater@oklahoman.com | Published: Sun, May 29, 2016

    Stephen Curry navigated right, bursting past Serge Ibaka's 6-foot-10 frame but knowing an array of long limbs stalked from behind. So Curry got to about eight feet out, planted with his left and faded right, falling back toward the Warriors bench as his soft floater fell through, kissing softly off the glass and dropping like a hammer on the heart of Oklahoma City. It was the dagger, much like his memorable 37-foot rainbow game-winner back in February, but this one, while not as mesmerizing to watch, carried far more significance. The floater put the Warriors up five with 14 seconds left, all but sealing the Thunder's Game 6 fate. The final: Warriors 108, Thunder 101.

  • Epic collapse by Durant & Westbrook forces Game 7

    Epic collapse by Durant & Westbrook forces Game 7

    By Berry Tramel Column btramel@oklahoman.com | Published: Sun, May 29, 2016

    Chesapeake Arena was ready to explode all night. Heck, not just the arena. The whole danged city. The entire state. Oklahomans were on edge before the game, awaiting a game that could put the Thunder in the NBA Finals, then were on the edge, ready to erupt, as the Thunder led the mighty Warriors most of Game 6 Saturday night. But Golden State kept it close. Klay Thompson kept making 3-pointers, or Andre Roberson — Andre Roberson! — would pick up a foul that threatened to ruin the Thunder's chances, or Kevin Durant would miss a shot you'd have bet your paycheck he would make. Trepidation settled in. Then it morphed into horror. The Thunder led by seven points with five minutes left but started struggling, and

  • GAME 6 BY THE NUMBERS

    By Ryan Aber | Updated: 2 hr ago

    0 First-quarter points for Stephen Curry. 0 First-half turnovers combined for Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook. 4 Turnovers in the final minute by the duo. They combined for eight in the second half. 11 3-pointers by Klay Thompson, a record for most in a playoff game. The previous record was nine. 19 Combined free-throw misses for the two teams, 10 by the Thunder. 20 Missed 3-pointers by the Thunder, who hit just three. It was the lowest for OKC in a playoff game since May 21, 2014, when it hit just two against the Spurs. 23 Second-quarter points, out of 30, the Thunder scored in the paint. 48 Assists for the Warriors in the last two games. Golden State had just 34 in the previous two games.

  • In brief

    From Staff Reports | Updated: 2 hr ago

    Oklahoma Center for Nonprofits announces Visions 2016 honorees The Oklahoma Center for Nonprofits will hold its 2016 Visions Awards on Nov. 15 at the Oklahoma City Golf & Country Club, 7000 NW Grand Blvd. The awards will honor six people for their transformational work in nonprofit leadership. Sharon Gallagher, of the Tulsa United Way, will receive the Sarkeys Special Recognition Award; Larry Pulliam, with the Southern Oklahoma Memorial Foundation, will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award; and Lauren Branch, of NewView Oklahoma, will receive the Pat Potts Visionary Award. The three honorees each will receive a $1,000 honorarium for the charity of their choice.

  • the issues

    By Ben Felder Staff Writer bfelder@oklahoman.com | Updated: 2 hr ago

    Tax and fee increases Over $266 million in new revenue was created this session through the removal of tax deductions and fee increases. The time period for filing a sales tax refund claim was reduced (HB 3235) from three years to one year, generating nearly $9 million. The double state deduction credit (SB 1606) was removed to raise $87.2 million, refunds from the earned income tax credit were removed (SB 1604), and a requirement to purchase a new license plate next fiscal year (HB 3208) was approved by the Legislature. Requiring sales tax on online purchases also moved forward (HB 2531). “If you think it's anything other than a tax, you're fooling yourselves,” House Minority Leader Scott Inman, D-Oklahoma

  • Q&A with Thunder guard Andre Roberson

    By Erik Horne Staff Writer ehorne@oklahoman.com | Published: Sun, May 29, 2016

    Thunder guard Andre Roberson had another strong game for OKC in a 108-101 loss, tallying 11 points, eight rebounds and three blocked shots. Yet, foul trouble kept him on the bench for key stretches for the Thunder in Game 6 against the Warriors: Q: Golden State outscored the Thunder by 54 points from the 3-point line. Was it defensive breakdowns or great shooting? A: "A little bit of both. Obviously they have the two best shooters in the game right now with Klay and Steph, and we know what they're capable of. We definitely had some mishaps on our behalf; miscommunications, leaving them wide open, transition, and switches here and there. They got open with a couple and got going. When they get going, they're definitely tough

  • Thompson, Curry hand Thunder crushing loss

    By Anthony Slater Staff Writer aslater@oklahoman.com | Updated: 2 hr ago

    Stephen Curry navigated right, bursting past Serge Ibaka's 6-foot-10 frame but knowing an array of long limbs stalked from behind. So Curry got to about eight feet out, planted with his left and faded right, falling back toward the Warriors bench as his soft floater fell through, kissing softly off the glass and dropping like a hammer on the heart of Oklahoma City. It was the dagger, much like his memorable 37-foot rainbow game-winner back in February, but this one, while not as mesmerizing to watch, carried far more significance. The floater put the Warriors up five with 14 seconds left, all but sealing the Thunder's Game 6 fate. The final: Warriors 108, Thunder 101.

  • Heading to a final showdown

    Heading to a final showdown

    By Ryan Aber Staff Writer raber@oklahoman.com | Updated: 2 hr ago

    Golden State's Klay Thompson's right arm lingered in the air, having just flung up yet another 3-pointer. This one went over Thunder star Kevin Durant and, like 10 others in Game 6 of the Western Conference finals, fell through the basket. Thompson's final shot of his record-breaking night stunned the crowd of 18,203 at Chesapeake Energy Arena, waiting to celebrate the franchise's second trip to the NBA Finals. Instead, after Golden State's 108-101 win, the series returns to Oakland for a decisive Game 7 on Monday. Warriors coach Steve Kerr called Thompson's 41-point, 11 3-point performance “ridiculous.” The Thunder just left the court shaking their heads, lamenting an opportunity lost.

  • What they're saying about Golden State's win in Game 6

    By Darnell Mayberry | Published: Sun, May 29, 2016

    Draymond Green, Warriors forward: “This was a war.” Ethan J. Skolnick, Miami Herald: “Steph Curry is healthy again.” Jason Lloyd, Akron Beacon Journal: “All credit to Warriors, but this one might haunt Thunder for quite some time. Did not play well last couple minutes. At all.” Marcus Thompson, Bay Area News Group: “Steven Adams is willing to die for loose balls.” Tim MacMahon, ESPN: “When was the last playoff dunk as spectacular as Steven Adams' on Draymond Green with such a sensational storyline leading up to it?” Michael Wilbon, ESPN: “Durant playing the best individual defense of his career. He and Roberson driving Steph crazy with length and athleticism.” Adam Zagoria, SNY.

  • Game 7s in NBA conference finals history

    Compiled by Mike Sherman, editor | Published: Sun, May 29, 2016

    The Thunder will be trying to do something only six NBA teams have done Monday in Oakland: Win Game 7 of a conference final on the road. Of the 22 teams that have attempted it, only the 1971 Baltimore Bullets, the 1973 New York Knicks, the 1976 Phoenix Suns, the 1982 Philadelphia 76ers, the 2002 Los Angeles Lakers and the 2005 Detroit Pistons have succeeded.

  • Late collapse by KD and Russ forces Game 7

    By Berry Tramel Columnist btramel@oklahoman.com | Updated: 2 hr ago

    Chesapeake Arena was ready to explode all night. Heck, not just the arena. The whole danged city. The entire state. Oklahomans were on edge before the game, awaiting a game that could put the Thunder in the NBA Finals, then were on the edge, ready to erupt, as the Thunder led the mighty Warriors most of Game 6 Saturday night. But Golden State kept it close. Klay Thompson kept making 3-pointers, or Andre Roberson — Andre Roberson! — would pick up a foul that threatened to ruin the Thunder's chances, or Kevin Durant would miss a shot you'd have bet your paycheck he would make. Trepidation settled in. Then it morphed into horror. The Thunder led by seven points with five minutes left but started struggling, and

  • Painful defeat could linger a long time for Thunder

    By Berry Tramel Columnist btramel@oklahoman.com | Published: Sun, May 29, 2016

    What 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. The grades reflect a loss that could live long in Thunder lore. THREE-POINT DEFENSE CSeems crazy to give this high of a grade on a night when Golden State made 21 of 44 3-pointers, including 17 of 31 from sharpshooters Klay Thompson and Steph Curry. But the Thunder actually didn't leave them free much. Both made deep and/or tough shots. The Thunder has to get out on them more, but it wasn't like Thompson and Curry found all kinds of space. OKC made it tough on them at times. Still, the fourth quarter was not good.

  • OKC’s Game 6 collapse ‘pretty demoralizing’

    By Erik Horne Staff Writer ehorne@oklahoman.com | Published: Sun, May 29, 2016

    As Stephen Curry made his way to the Warriors' locker room, a call of “somehow, someway,” echoed through the hall at Chesapeake Energy Arena. It wasn't from Curry. The two-time MVP walked casually, receiving a pat on the chest from center Anderson Varejao as he went through the locker room door. A few claps. Some cheers. On the Thunder side, it was much quieter after its 108-101 loss in Game 6 of the Western Conference finals. Kevin Durant slouched in his chair in only compression pants as the media mass waited for Enes Kanter to come over. The loudest sound in the room? Scissors. Feet away from Durant, still in his full uniform, Russell Westbrook was cutting the tape off his ankles.

  • Legislative session's results 'disappointing'

    By Ben Felder Staff Writer bfelder@oklahoman.com | Updated: 2 hr ago

    Most Oklahoma lawmakers finished the 2016 legislative session Friday with muted celebration, believing the budget that was approved in the final hours had averted the level of cuts many feared. But even backers of the budget deal understood the public's frustration that seemed to be a constant theme during the four-month session.   “The thing that is disappointing to me the most this session is Oklahomans were paying attention to the priorities of this Legislature more than in the six years I have been here,” said Sen. David Holt, R-Oklahoma City. “But as that attention increased, our focus on the budget seemed to actually get worse. We didn't respond to that attention in the way that I think we should

  • Drunken drivers keep licenses because of state backlog in revocation hearings

    By Nolan Clay Staff Writer nclay@oklahoman.com | Updated: 2 hr ago

    Drunken drivers across Oklahoma have been allowed by judges to keep their driver's licenses — without repercussions — because of problems at the state Department of Public Safety. In dozens of cases, judges have found in favor of drivers, ruling the state agency took too long to conduct license revocation hearings after arrests. Thousands of drivers are waiting months for administrative hearings on whether they will lose their licenses after arrests. Many already are serving probation and paid fines in their separate criminal cases by the time they have the hearings. “Every year the number of DUIs go up,” said Stephen Krise, general counsel at the Department of Public Safety. “It's like making widgets. I

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

    Q&A: Andre Roberson: \'We\'ve won there before....

    By Erik Horne Staff Writer ehorne@oklahoman.com | Published: Sun, May 29, 2016

    Thunder guard Andre Roberson had another strong game for OKC in a 108-101 loss, tallying 11 points, eight rebounds and three blocked shots. Yet, foul trouble kept him on the bench for key stretches for the Thunder in Game 6 against the Warriors: Q: Golden State outscored the Thunder by 54 points from the 3-point line. Was it defensive breakdowns or great shooting? A: "A little bit of both. Obviously they have the two best shooters in the game right now with Klay and Steph, and we know what they're capable of. We definitely had some mishaps on our behalf; miscommunications, leaving them wide open, transition, and switches here and there. They got open with a couple and got going. When they get going, they're definitely tough

  • #MyOklahoma

    #MyOklahoma

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  • The mood: Thunder Game 6 collapse 'pretty demoralizing,' says Bogut

    The mood: Thunder Game 6 collapse \'pretty...

    By Erik Horne Staff Writer ehorne@oklahoman.com | Published: Sun, May 29, 2016

    As Stephen Curry made his way to the Warriors' locker room, a call of “somehow, someway,” echoed through the hall at Chesapeake Energy Arena. It wasn't from Curry. The two-time MVP walked casually, receiving a pat on the chest from center Anderson Varejao as he went through the locker room door. A few claps. Some cheers. On the Thunder side, it was much quieter after its 108-101 loss to the Warriors in Game 6 of the Western Conference finals. Kevin Durant slouched in his chair in only compression pants as the media mass waited for Enes Kanter to come over. The loudest sound in the room? Scissors. Feet away from Durant, still in his full uniform, Russell Westbrook was cutting the tape off his ankles.

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    ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia authorities say suspect arrested after deputy shot in the face during traffic stop.




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