• VIDEO CLIP: Russell Westbrook to guest star on Nickelodeon show this Saturday

    Anthony Slater | Published: Thu, Nov 13, 2014

    Russell Westbrook is an outspoken Taylor Swift fan, presented at the Teen Choice Awards last year and dons outfits that occasionally look like they’re picked out by a colorful eighth grader. So, of course the Thunder superstar is guest starring on a Nickelodeon show this coming weekend. On Saturday night at 7 p.m. CT on Henry […]

  • Clippers' Blake Griffin charged in nightclub incident

    Published: Thu, Nov 13, 2014

    Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin has been charged with one count of misdemeanor battery for an incident in a Las Vegas nightclub last month, ESPN reports. According to the filing Wednesday in the Clark County District Attorney's office, Griffin "wilfully and unlawfully used force or violence" on Oct. 19 on Daniel Schuman, squeezing Schuman's hand and shoulder and/or slapping him on the face. According to reports at the time of the incident, Griffin was upset by camera flashes in his face and grabbed Schuman's phone. Teammates DeAndre Jordan and Chris Paul were with Griffin at the club that night but were not involved in the alleged incident.

  • Five observations from the Thunder's 109-94 win over the Celtics

    Anthony Slater | Published: Wed, Nov 12, 2014

    Behind a monster second half, the Thunder beat the Celtics 109-94 in Boston on Wednesday night, improving to 3-6 on the season. Here are five observations: 1. Breakout 2nd half – The first six quarters of this road trip were an offensive disaster. OKC shot 33 percent in a brutal loss to the Bucks on Tuesday night, […]

  • Anthony Morrow sparks Oklahoma City Thunder past Celtics

    By Darnell Mayberry | Published: Wed, Nov 12, 2014

    BOSTON — Reggie Jackson had 28 points and eight assists, and Anthony Morrow scored 28 to lift the injury-riddled Oklahoma City Thunder to a 109-94 victory over the Boston Celtics on Wednesday night. It was the second win in six games for the Thunder, who are missing stars Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook. Jackson, a standout at nearby Boston College from 2008-11, posted his big game a night after scoring a career-high 29 in a loss at Milwaukee. Rajon Rondo just missed his second triple-double of the season with 20 points, 12 assists and nine rebounds. Avery Bradley added 17 points for Boston, which had won its last two. The Celtics went 9 for 33 from beyond the 3-point line.

  • Live Coverage: Thunder vs. Celtics

    staff reports | Updated: Wed, Nov 12, 2014

    The Thunder looks to get its first road win of the season tonight against the Boston Celtics. Follow our live coverage with Darnell Mayberry, Anthony Slater and more from around the web.

  • Five observations from the Thunder's 85-78 loss in Milwaukee

    Anthony Slater | Published: Tue, Nov 11, 2014

    The Thunder lost 85-78 in Milwaukee on Tuesday night, slipping to 2-6 on the season. Here are five observations: 1. Subpar performance – If you gauged the confidence level of Thunder fans before each of the eight games so far this season, this is probably the one most felt best about. Coming off a nice home win over surprising […]

  • Oklahoma City Thunder notebook: Scott Brooks on Mark Cuban's comments — 'Tanking is not something that we will consider'

    By Darnell Mayberry, Staff writer | Published: Tue, Nov 11, 2014

    Two days after suggesting that the Thunder throw in the towel on this injury-plagued season and start playing for a high selection in the 2015 NBA Draft, Cuban’s comments made national talk shows and circled back to Thunder coach Scott Brooks for the second straight game.

  • Thunder TV interest waning with no Durant or Westbrook

    staff reports | Published: Tue, Nov 11, 2014

    It's not a complete surprise, but TV interest in the Thunder is down. Want proof? Brian Mahoney, NBA writer for The Associated Press, says that NBA TV dropped two consecutive Sunday Thunder games before adding the Nov. 16 Thunder-Rockets game back.   No Durant, no Westbrook, no interest? NBA TV drops planned telecasts of Thunder games on the next two Sundays. — Brian Mahoney (@briancmahoney) November 11, 2014 //   NBA TV adds one of the Thunder games that was dropped this morning, Sunday's home game against the Rockets. — Brian Mahoney (@briancmahoney) November 11, 2014 //   Maybe NBA TV will also add the Thunder's home contest against the Golden State

  • Five reasons the Thunder shouldn't tank the 2014-15 season

    Erik Horne | Updated: Tue, Nov 11, 2014

    Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban sparked a conversation Sunday about the Oklahoma City Thunder and why it should consider sitting its stars Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook. Tanking. The age-old ethical debate on how to get rich quick in the NBA. If you’re team is struggling and lacks hope without its injured players (like the […]

  • Live Coverage: Thunder vs. Bucks

    staff reports | Updated: Tue, Nov 11, 2014

    The Oklahoma City Thunder is after its first two-game winning streak of the season, against rookie phenom Jabari Parker and the Milwaukee Bucks. Follow our live coverage with Darnell Mayberry, Anthony Slater and more from around the web.

  • KFOR: Serge Ibaka shows off his 'best friend'

    Published: Tue, Nov 11, 2014

    BRAZZAVILLE, Congo — No amount of applause, no trophy or title could ever eclipse a father’s love for his baby girl, and from the moment they met, Serge Ibaka’s heart grew whole, KFOR says. The Thunder star was only 17 when he became a father, not unusual in Congo, where ...

  • Should the Thunder tank? Mark Cuban says why not

    Published: Mon, Nov 10, 2014

    Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban openly wondered Sunday whether it would be in the Oklahoma City Thunder's long-term best interests if superstars Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook sat out the rest of the season. "The question I don't think anybody has asked is, why don't they pull a David Robinson and try to get Tim Duncan?" said Cuban, speaking before the Mavericks hosted the Miami Heat. The Thunder are currently 2-5 but will be without Durant and Westbrook for at least another month. If the Thunder took the Cuban approach and sat Durant and Westbrook, it would likely land one of the top prospects in the 2015 NBA Draft. "I'm not suggesting anything," Cuban said. "I'm just curious why the question hasn't been asked because I'm curious what the answer is."

  • Power Lunch: Chat with Thunder writer Darnell Mayberry

    staff reports | Updated: Mon, Nov 10, 2014

    Ready to talk some NBA basketball? Thunder writer Darnell Mayberry is live on the Power Lunch chat at 11 a.m. answering all your Thunder-related questions.

  • Oklahoma City Thunder: Jeremy Lamb steps up his defense after Scott Brooks' challenge

    BY DARNELL MAYBERRY | Published: Sun, Nov 9, 2014

    Jeremy Lamb wasn’t credited for a blocked shot or a steal Sunday. The best part of his defense couldn’t be quantified. He was engaged.

  • Live Coverage: Thunder vs Kings

    Updated: Sun, Nov 9, 2014

    The Oklahoman's Darnell Mayberry, Anthony Slater and others provide coverage of Saturday's game at Chesapeake Energy Arena.

  • OKC Thunder: Russell Westbrook 'knew right away' he'd seriously hurt his hand

    BY DARNELL MAYBERRY, Staff Writer, dmayberry@opubco.com | Published: Sat, Nov 8, 2014

    RUSSELL WESTBROOK — The Oklahoma City point guard talked to the media Saturday for the first time since breaking the second metacarpal in his right hand. Westbrook said he knew he had hurt something almost immediately after hitting his hand against Kendrick Perkins’ elbow.

  • Thunder notebook: Anthony Morrow may return from knee injury as early as Sunday

    By Anthony Slater | Published: Sat, Nov 8, 2014

    Slowly, the healthy bodies are starting to trickle back into the Thunder lineup. Jeremy Lamb returned on Friday night from a back injury and played pretty well. Anthony Morrow went through his first full practice on Saturday and could return as early as Sunday against the Kings. The veteran sharpshooter has missed the season’s first six game with a sprained MCL. “Getting better, but we don’t know for sure yet,” Scott Brooks said. Morrow was the Thunder’s key offseason addition, expected to inject some much-needed spacing into the Thunder lineup. He’ll likely be most effective when alongside the two star playmakers he signed in Oklahoma City to play beside.

  • OKC Thunder players sing jingle with helium voices

    Erik Horne | Published: Sat, Nov 8, 2014

    Now we have a real debate on our hands. No, not what the Thunder's starting lineup should be. We need to figure out what's the best Thunder-releated Edmond Hyundai commercial. The latest ad with Thunder players is out and it's pretty funny. Serge Ibaka, Nick Collison, Reggie Jackson, and best of all, Kendrick Perkins each sing the Edmond Hyundai jingle after inhaling some helium. Any time you can get Perk to sound like a chipmunk, it's good for business. But does it top the overall cuteness and appeal of the Kendrick Perkins Jr. Edmond Hyundai commercial from year's past? I say no, but you decide.

  • 5 things only Oklahomans will understand

    Richard Hall | Published: Sat, Nov 8, 2014

    Every state has its quirks, and Oklahoma is no exception. It takes a certain kind of individual to call Oklahoma home, but once that happens they’ll totally get where I’m coming from about these 5 things only Oklahomans will understand. No. 5 – QuickTrip QuikTrip is an Oklahoma staple, right up there with steak and […]

  • Oklahoma City Thunder: Jeremy Lamb returns, provides silver lining in another tough Thunder loss

    BY ANTHONY SLATER | Published: Fri, Nov 7, 2014

    Jeremy Lamb had six points at the end of the first quarter, 10 by halftime and 17 at the end of the night, second on the team behind Reggie Jackson. And he did it on an efficient 8-of-15 shooting.