Welcome to the home of our newly created 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.
Skip Bayless doesn’t care what you think. He thinks the Thunder is going down.
The Oklahoma City Thunder and the Memphis Grizzlies tip off in Game 1 of their Western Conference playoff series tonight at 8:30 p.m. Follow our coverage from pregame to postgame with the NewsOK staff and more.
COMMENTARY — The Thunder and Grizzlies open their playoff series on Saturday night. By the series’ end, they’re bound to despise each other.
During last year’s season series, Kevin Durant and the Thunder got their first taste of life without Westbrook. And with only one established perimeter threat, Memphis was able to sic Tony Allen on Durant and ratchet up the stress level behind him.
Barry Switzer will preside over the show, sitting on a throne. He won’t perform. The Senior Follies is intended to reinvigorate the senior community and raise money for Mobile Meals of Oklahoma County.
Thunder big man knows his role involves physical play in the paint against Zach Randolph and Marc Gasol.
Marc Gasol definitely got the better of that matchup during the playoffs last season. While he and Randolph switched off defensively on Ibaka and Kendrick Perkins, the Memphis bigs often helped each other and doubled up when Ibaka had the ball.
In one of the most unlikely performances in NBA Finals history, Mike Miller shot the Thunder’s lights out, scoring 23 points and making seven of his eight 3s during a Game 5 blowout that sealed the Heat’s 2012 NBA Championship.
About 50 people crowded into the Tuttle administration building, many of them in support of Philip Koons, who won 205 games and two state championships in 21 years at Tuttle.