• Oklahoma City Thunder: Why Serge Ibaka's increased 3-point shooting will likely stick around when the stars return

    BY ANTHONY SLATER | Published: Sat, Nov 22, 2014

    Serge Ibaka has already tied a career-high in both makes (23) and attempts (60) from deep. He’s taken as many as nine in a game. He’s made as many as four. It’s become a thing. And if you ask Scott Brooks, it’s not going anywhere, even when his injured teammates return.

  • OKC Thunder: Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook practice, participate in non-contact drills on Saturday

    By Darnell Mayberry | Updated: Sat, Nov 22, 2014

    'They’re still in the rehab process of getting back to being able to play,' says Thunder coach Scott Brooks.

  • Oklahoma City Thunder: OKC falls to Brooklyn Nets for fifth straight loss

    BY DARNELL MAYBERRY | Published: Fri, Nov 21, 2014

    Jarrett Jack scored 23 points off the bench to help the Brooklyn Nets defeat the Oklahoma City Thunder 94-92 on Friday night and snap a five-game losing streak.

  • OKC Thunder: Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook to participate in parts of Saturday's practice

    Anthony Slater | Published: Fri, Nov 21, 2014

    When the Thunder’s Friday morning shootaround opened for reporters, Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook were seen on a far court, continuing to intensify their individual workouts. Wearing a protective splint, Westbrook dribbled and shot with his surgically repaired right hand. Durant, meanwhile, rose off his surgically repaired right foot for a pair of easy dunks. “They […]

  • Live Coverage: Thunder vs. Nets

    staff reports | Updated: Fri, Nov 21, 2014

    Can the Thunder end a four-game slide? Follow OKC against the Brooklyn Nets with Darnell Mayberry, Anthony Slater and more from around the web.

  • Oklahoma City Thunder: Kevin Durant partners with Sonic

    By Anthony Slater | Published: Thu, Nov 20, 2014

    Durant and Sonic — a match made in endorsement heaven — became official on Thursday morning, a multi-year deal between a local megastar and a local mega-corporation.

  • Thunder Buddies Podcast: Is it time to panic about the Thunder's playoff chances?

    Updated: Thu, Nov 20, 2014

    Welcome to the home of our Thunder Buddies podcast, named, in part, from Universal Studio’s highly-acclaimed comedy ‘Ted’, but inspired by our continued hope for wall-to-wall coverage of OKC’s only professional team. Below is our list of episodes (click the link to listen). If you prefer iTunes for your podcast listening experience, click here and subscribe. Hope you enjoy: Thunder Buddies - 11/20 (<--Click here) - After four straight losses, the Thunder is 3-10 and in dead last in the Western Conference. Is it time for full-scale panic in OKC? Are the playoffs becoming unlikely? What's up with Reggie Jackson? How about Serge Ibaka? We discuss.

  • Kobe Bryant on Durant vs. Howard: You'll say things you don't really mean

    erik horne | Published: Thu, Nov 20, 2014

    A big deal has been made of Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard not being looked at in the nicest way by NBA stars such as Kevin Durant and Kobe Bryant. And by "not being looked at in the nicest way," I mean being called a " p---y " and " soft " by Durant and Bryant, respectively, in a three-week stretch. But Bryant says he and Durant don't really mean the things they say sometimes. Things happen in the heat of the moment. Following the Lakers' 98-92 win over the Rockets,  Bryant was asked about his whether or not he actually thinks Howard is what Durant said he is: | "No, I don't feel that way. I don't think Kevin does, either," Bryant said. "In moments of confrontation during a game, you'll say things in the heat of the moment. "I know Dwight. I'm sure Kevin does. We don't really feel that way about him. It's like when you get in an argument with somebody, you'll say things out of frustration, out of anger, that you don't really mean."

  • Oklahoma fan's chat with Russell Westbrook receives national attention

    Published: Thu, Nov 20, 2014

    When Ada resident Justin Rodrigues engaged in a “friendly” conversation with injured Oklahoma City Thunder star Russell Westbrook, he didn’t imagine it would get national attention. But that’s exactly what happened, according to The Ada News. The 24-year-old Rodrigues is a native of Hilmar, California and a life-long Los Angeles Lakers fan who has lived in Ada for the past five years. He spent a few months as a volunteer assistant coach for the Ada High boys basketball team during the 2012-13 season.

  • Oklahoma City Thunder drops fourth straight

    By Darnell Mayberry | Published: Wed, Nov 19, 2014

    The Thunder buckled down and got back to the basics but the early damage was too much to overcome as OKC ultimately fell, 107-100, to the Nuggets on Wednesday night inside the Pepsi Center.

  • Oklahoma City Thunder notebook: Thunder schedule softens over the next week

    By Darnell Mayberry | Published: Wed, Nov 19, 2014

    Schedule includes Utah, New York, New Orleans, Philadelphia, Detroit and Milwaukee. Those teams have a combined record of 23-45.

  • Live Coverage: Thunder vs. Nuggets

    staff reports | Updated: Wed, Nov 19, 2014

    The Oklahoma City Thunder, looking to stop a three-game losing skid against, faces off against the Denver Nuggets. Follow our live coverage with Darnell Mayberry, Anthony Slater and more from around the web.

  • Marcus Smart closer to returning to action for Celtics

    Published: Wed, Nov 19, 2014

    Marcus Smart looked like he'd be out for a while after what looked like a serious ankle injury a few weeks ago, but the Boston Celtics guard could be back on the court as early as Sunday. The Boston Globe's Gary Washburn says Smart was on the court with teammates Wednesday, taking jumpers with his left ankle taped. Twelve days ago, the former Oklahoma State guard was projected to be out two to three weeks. "I think there's the potential he could be back as early as next week," Celtics coach Brad Stevens said.

  • VIDEO: Kevin Durant and Steve Nash discuss their love of basketball

    Anthony Slater | Published: Wed, Nov 19, 2014

    This offseason, Kevin Durant spent some time with Steve Nash. The reigning MVP working out with a former MVP. And as part of the time spent together, in conjunction with Vice Sports, Durant sat down in front of a camera with Nash to talk about their upbringing in basketball and dreams of stardom. It’s an interesting watch — […]

  • VIDEO: Tim Duncan gets 'excited' in Foot Locker commercial

    Published: Wed, Nov 19, 2014

    So, Chicago Bulls guard Derrick Rose calls San Antonio Spurs forward Tim Duncan to give him some exciting news. And Duncan responded as only he could.

  • Five observations from the Thunder's 98-81 loss in Utah

    Anthony Slater | Published: Wed, Nov 19, 2014

    The Thunder lost 98-81 in Utah on Tuesday night. Here are five observations: 1. Not competitive – The first 18 minutes of this game went about as smooth as possible for the Thunder. Balanced scoring, easy looks, swarming defense. OKC led 39-22 at one point. But the final 30 minutes were about as bad as we’ve seen. Sporadic scoring, aimless shot […]

  • Oklahoma City Thunder drops game at Utah

    By Darnell Mayberry | Published: Tue, Nov 18, 2014

    SALT LAKE CITY — Alec Burks had 20 points and a career-high 14 rebounds, and the Utah Jazz beat the reeling Oklahoma City Thunder 98-81 on Tuesday night. Enes Kanter added 16 points and a season-high 15 boards for the Jazz, who enjoyed a 55-44 edge on the glass. Trey Burke scored 11 of his 17 points in the second half, and finished with nine assists. Oklahoma City has lost three straight and seven of nine. Jeremy Lamb led the Thunder with 19 points, and Steven Adams had 11 and eight rebounds.

  • Oklahoma City Thunder: Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook have a light workout

    By Darnell Mayberry | Published: Tue, Nov 18, 2014

    The most encouraging scene of the Thunder’s season so far played out on an otherwise ordinary Tuesday morning. It was seen at the end of the team’s shootaround inside Energy Solutions Arena, where the Thunder would later face the Utah Jazz. Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook were on the court, playing that picturesque two-man game that so desperately has been desired all season in OKC. The two were going through a light workout with assistant coaches, providing a glimpse of the firepower that will soon make its way back into the Thunder’s lineup, as well as the progress both appear to be making in their respective returns from injuries.

  • Live Coverage: Thunder vs. Jazz

    staff reports | Updated: Tue, Nov 18, 2014

    The Oklahoma City Thunder heads to Salt Lake City, looking to end a two-game slide against the Utah Jazz. Follow our live coverage with Darnell Mayberry, Anthony Slater and more from around the web.

  • KOCO: All this 3-year-old Oklahoma girl wants for Christmas is to meet Russell Westbrook

    Published: Tue, Nov 18, 2014

    A 3-year-old Bethany girl told her mother that the only think she wants for Christmas is to meet an Oklahoma City Thunder star Russell Westbrook, according to KOCO.com.