• Oklahoma City Thunder: Nick Collison returns to the lineup, sparks Thunder's win over the Kings

    By Anthony Slater | Published: Fri, Apr 10, 2015

    As the season entered the stretch run, Collison was forced to miss nine crucial games. The Thunder lost six of those. But he returned Friday night and the Thunder beat the Kings, 116-103.

  • Oklahoma City Thunder: Thunder snaps four-game skid, beats Kings

    By Darnell Mayberry | Published: Fri, Apr 10, 2015

    Oklahoma City continued its mastery of the Kings inside Chesapeake Energy Arena with a potentially postseason-saving 116-103 victory that snapped a four-game skid and marked only the second win for the Thunder in eight games.

  • Oklahoma City Thunder notebook: Scott Brooks excited to have former boss George Karl back in the coaching circle

    BY ANTHONY SLATER | Published: Fri, Apr 10, 2015

    Brooks said Karl’s ability to adjust on the fly stems from his ability to battle through adversity.

  • Live Coverage: Thunder vs. Kings

    staff reports | Updated: Fri, Apr 10, 2015

    The Oklahoma City Thunder looks to keep up with the New Orleans Pelicans in the Western Conference Playoff race, as it takes on the Sacramento Kings. Follow our live coverage with Darnell Mayberry, Anthony Slater and more from around the Web.

  • LeBron writes moving message to Lauren Hill

    Published: Fri, Apr 10, 2015

    Lauren Hill, the college basketball player who followed her dream after being diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor, died on Friday morning at the age of 19, USA TODAY reports. LeBron James wrote a moving message to Hill on his Twitter feed on Friday.

  • NBPA probing police tactics in Thabo Sefolosha's arrest

    Published: Fri, Apr 10, 2015

    The events surrounding the arrest and season-ending injury of Thabo Sefolosha in New York on Wednesday have come under increasing scrutiny by the NBPA and the Hawks, league sources say. In the midst of Sefolosha's arrest, the former Thunder guard suffred a fractured fibula. A police report of the incident says Sefolosha was resisting arrest. He and Hawks teammate Pero Antic were arrested for obstructing the police from setting up a crime scene following the stabbing of Indiana Pacers forward Chris Copeland. Video published by TMZ of the police's arrest of Sefolosha shows the former Thunder guard being apprehended by multiple police officers at the scene, with Antic sitting curbside. On Friday, Antic expressed support for Sefolosha, saying "there's a video out that speaks for itself."

  • James Harden says he's 'done enough' to be MVP

    Published: Fri, Apr 10, 2015

    If it was up to James Harden, he'd win the Most Valuable Player award. The Rockets guard said Friday that if he had to choose one player, it would be him. The former Thunder guard is averaging 27.6 points, 6.9 assists and 5.9 rebounds for the season. "My name being mentioned in the conversation is a blessing and it's an honor," Harden said. "If I had to choose one, then that's who I would choose. But I'm not worried about it. I'm focused on winning and doing the right thing to get my team ready for the playoffs." Harden and Golden State's Stephen Curry are the frontrunners for the award. Harden torched the Thunder for 41 points last week in a win in Oklahoma City.

  • Kings F DeMarcus Cousins (foot) out against Thunder

    Published: Fri, Apr 10, 2015

    The Sacramento Kings are limping into Oklahoma City, which is a plus for the Thunder. All-Star forward DeMarcus Cousins will miss his third consecutive game due to soreness in his right foot, according to Jason Jones of the Sacramento Bee . Cousins will meet with a foot specialist in Los Angeles today. Cousins was one of five Kings players who did not play in Sacramento's loss to the Utah Jazz on Wednesday. Among those who missed Wednesday's game were Rudy Gay (concussion), Nik Stauskas (mid-back sprain), Darren Collison (core muscle injury) and Eric Moreland (shoulder). The Thunder and New Orleans Pelicans enter tonight with identical 42-36 records. The Pelicans have the tiebreaker advantage over the Thunder as winners of the season series (3-1). The Pelicans play at Phoenix tonight.

  • WATCH: Kevin Durant's speech re-told by people of Oklahoma City

    Published: Fri, Apr 10, 2015

    Created by Train Media Group , this commercial shows Kevin Durant's 2013-14 NBA Most Valuable Player speech, as re-told by people of Oklahoma City.

  • Power Lunch: Chat with Thunder writer Anthony Slater

    staff reports | Updated: Fri, Apr 10, 2015

    The Oklahoma City Thunder looks to keep up with the New Orleans Pelicans in the Western Conference Playoff race, as it takes on the Sacramento Kings. Follow our live coverage with Darnell Mayberry, Anthony Slater and more from around the Web.

  • Oklahoma City Thunder: Russell Westbrook hosts fifth annual Why Not? Bowl charity event

    By Darnell Mayberry | Published: Thu, Apr 9, 2015

    The event benefited the Russell Westbrook Why Not? Foundation, which supports community-based education and family service programs and encourages youth to believe in themselves.

  • Oklahoma City Thunder: The brain trust behind general manager Sam Presti

    By Darnell Mayberry | Published: Thu, Apr 9, 2015

    Inside a conference room each June are the roughly 15 people who quietly have helped build the Thunder into the perennial power you see today. They comprise a front office that is widely regarded throughout the NBA as one of the best in basketball.

  • Oklahoma City Thunder notebook: Nick Collison (ankle) may return on Friday night against the Kings

    By Anthony Slater | Updated: Thu, Apr 9, 2015

    OKC’s veteran forward went through a workout on Thursday afternoon and is considered a game-time decision for Friday night against the Kings.

  • Why the Thunder will make the playoffs over the Pelicans

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: Thu, Apr 9, 2015

    THUNDER THURSDAY -- OKC has lost four in a row, but The Oklahoman's Anthony Slater thinks the Thunder will make the playoffs. Slater and sports editor Mike Sherman discuss the final four games for the Thunder and New Orleans Pelicans, and who has the edge in the battle for the No. 8 seed in the Western Conference playoffs.

  • VIDEO: Thabo Sefolosha detained by multiple officers outside NYC nightclub

    Published: Thu, Apr 9, 2015

    Former Thunder guard Thabo Sefolosha went from arrested to out for the season after reportedly fracturing his tiba in an altercation with the police Wednesday morning, per RealGM.com . Sefolosha was arrested along with Atlanta Hawks teammate Pero Antic for obstruction of justice connected to a stabbing incident at 1Oak nightclub in New York City early Wednesday morning. Antic and Sefolosha released a statement through the Hawks saying they are contesting the charges of obstructing government administration, resisting arrest and disorderly conduct. In his first season with the Hawks, Sefolosha missed 25 consecutive games with a calf injury. He finished 2014-15 with averages of 5.3 points, 4.3 rebounds and 1.4 assists per game in 52 contests. The Hawks (59-19) will enter the playoffs as the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference.

  • Kentucky Wildcats lose top seven scorers to NBA draft

    Published: Thu, Apr 9, 2015

    Kentucky's seven top scorers -- Karl-Anthony Towns, Willie Cauley-Stein, Devin Booker, Trey Lyles, Dakari Johnson, Andrew Harrison and Aaron Harrison -- are heading to the NBA draft. Three of the UK stars - Towns, Booker and Lyles - are freshmen, with Towns projected to go in the top 3 picks in the NBA draft.

  • Former Thunder guard Thabo Sefolosha to contest charges in relation to nightclub stabbing incident

    Published: Thu, Apr 9, 2015

    Former Oklahoma City Thunder guard Thabo Sefolosha was arrested early Wednesday morning for trying to prevent police from setting up a crime scene at a New York City nightclub, but Sefolosha and teammate Pero Antic of the Atlanta Hawks are fighting charges. In a joint statement from Antic and Sefololsha released by the Hawks, the two stated they will contest charges: “As members of the Atlanta Hawks, we hold ourselves to a high standard and take our roles as professionals very seriously. We will contest these charges and look forward to communicating the facts of the situation at the appropriate time. We apologize to our respective families, teammates, and the Hawks organization for any negative attention this incident has brought upon them. We are unable to provide further comment as this is an ongoing legal matter.” Antic and Sefolosha did not play in the Hawks' game against the Brooklyn Nets Wednesday night. Wednesday night, Pacers forward Chris Copeland was stabbed and his girlfriend was slashed around 4 a.m. after leaving 1Oak nightclub. In relation to the incident, Antic and Sefolosha were arrested at the scene and charged Wednesday with counts of Obstructing Governmental Administration in the Second Degree, Resisting Arrest and Disorderly Conduct. Each charge is listed as a misdemeanor. The police report says that "it took four officers to place the defendant (Sefolosha) in handcuffs."

  • Oklahoma City Thunder notebook: Scott Brooks calls off Thunder practice, hopes to refresh team

    By Anthony Slater | Published: Wed, Apr 8, 2015

    He gathered them in a team meeting, chatted about a few things and then sent them on their way. No drills. No court work. No basketball.

  • Oklahoma City Thunder: 10 reasons why the Thunder is in its precarious situation

    By Darnell Mayberry | Published: Wed, Apr 8, 2015

    On the morning of March 25, the Thunder woke up with a 31/2 game lead over New Orleans. Since that day, the two teams have gone in opposite directions.

  • Thunder Buddies Podcast: Would it be wiser for the Thunder to miss the playoffs?

    Anthony Slater | Published: Wed, Apr 8, 2015

    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 the Thunder. 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 […]




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