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  • Oklahoma City Thunder: The Twitter reaction to the 100-86 win against the Grizzlies

    Erik Horne | Updated: 3 hr ago

    (Via Jason Damiano) It wasn’t a stroll the entire night, but the Thunder came away with a win in Game 1 against the Memphis Grizzlies.

  • FAN VOTE: Grade Thunder vs. Grizzlies Game 1

    Erik Horne | Published: Sat, Apr 19, 2014

    After each game, our columnists grade the Thunder and Grizzlies in a variety of categories.

  • Check out the Thunder postseason playlist

    Published: Sat, Apr 19, 2014

    The Thunder are looking to crank up the volume for the playoffs, strategically selecting a music playlist to do so in the postseason. Grizzlies coach Dave Joerger has already complained twice this season about the volume of the music at Thunder games this season. Now, he can at least have the list of the songs that will blow out his eardrums. Thunder Playlist

  • FAN VOTE: Predicting Thunder vs. Grizzlies Game 1

    Erik Horne | Published: Sat, Apr 19, 2014

    What should we expect from Thunder vs. Grizzlies Game 1?

  • NBA Playoffs LIVE: Thunder vs. Grizzlies

    staff reports | Updated: 11 hr ago

    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

  • Oklahoma City Thunder: Grizzlies guard Nick Calathes calls drug suspension unfair

    Published: Sat, Apr 19, 2014

    Suspended Memphis Grizzlies guard Nick Calathes is mounting a defense against a 20-game suspension handed down Friday for violation of the NBA's drug policy, citing it as unfair. Calathes was suspended less than 24 hours before the Grizzlies took the court in Game 1 against the Oklahoma City Thunder. He was suspended for the use of the drug Tamoxifen, one of 140 substances banned by the NBA's performance-enhancing drug policy. Calathes' attorney David Caldwell will speak to the NBA players union on Monday to see if it can expedite a grievance to try and get Calathes back into the postseason.

  • Oklahoma City Thunder: Skip Bayless says OKC can't beat Spurs; other NBA playoff predictions

    Erik Horne | Published: Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    Skip Bayless doesn’t care what you think. He thinks the Thunder is going down.

  • NBA playoffs: First-round predictions contain only one upset

    Berry Tramel | Updated: Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    The NBA playoffs have arrived, so it’s time for some predictions. Semi-spoiler alert: I have only one upset. WESTERN CONFERENCE Thunder vs. Grizzlies: Memphis is not a normal 7-seed. The Grizzlies are an elite when they have all their players, which they do for this series.

  • Actor Ken Jeong picks Kendrick Perkins for his biopic

    Published: Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    Hypothetical: If there was a biographical film made about Ken Jeong - the actor/comedian and star of The Hangover movie series - who would he choose to portray him? Easy. Kendrick Perkins. Jeong followed up with this random photo a few hours after he went on the Keith Olbermann Show and was asked to cast a Miami Heat movie with actors from The Hangover and NBC's Community.

  • WATCH: Top 10 crossovers of the NBA season

    Published: Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    The NBA's YouTube page is knocking it out of the park with its end-of-the-regular-season top 10 lists. The best of the bunch is the top 10 crossovers of the 2013-2014 season. Sadly, Kevin Durant's double ankle breaker on Darrell Arthur did not make the cut, but Putnam City's own Xavier Henry checks in at No. 5. Enjoy.

  • Oklahoma City Thunder: Not as good as last season

    Berry Tramel | Updated: Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    I made an offhand remark on the radio the other day that the Thunder this season wasn’t as good as the Thunder last season. At least going into the playoffs. I hadn’t really researched the numbers on that much, but if you remember, the Thunder was historically dominant last season.

  • Power Lunch: Chat with Jenni Carlson

    staff reports | Published: Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    Join Jenni Carlson on the Power Lunch chat at 11 a.m., where she'll be taking your questions on the Thunder vs. Grizzlies and more.

  • NBA Playoff Roundtable: How wary should the Thunder be of an early upset?

    Anthony Slater | Updated: Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    Four questions for four writers, previewing the upcoming NBA playoffs with a league-wide scope: 1.

  • Thunder Buddies Playoff Podcast: Breaking down the Thunder-Grizzlies series

    Anthony Slater | Updated: Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    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.

  • Bovada: Thunder has third-best odds to win NBA title

    Published: Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    The Thunder will enter the playoffs with the third-best odds to win the NBA championship, according to Bovada's online odds. The Thunder are currently listed with 4-to-1 odds to win the title. The Miami Heat lead the way with 2/1 odds, followed by the San Antonio Spurs (3/1). Indiana (6/1) and the Los Angeles Clippers (9/1) round out the top five. At 250-to-1, the Atlanta Hawks and the Charlotte Bobcats are each the least likely to win the title according to Bovada.

  • Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook finish among top selling jerseys in NBA

    Published: Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    Kevin Durant finished second to LeBron James again. No, not in the MVP race. Durant's second this time actually is a career best, as the Thunder forward finished the season with the No. 2 selling jersey in the NBA behind James. It's the highest Durant has ever finished in the jersey sales rankings, according to ESPN.com business reporter Darren Rovell. Russell Westbrook joins Durant among the top sellers in the league, ranking 12th in jersey sales. Former Thunder guard James Harden was 10th and former OU star Blake Griffin ranked 11th.

  • VIDEO: Kevin Durant is a giant in cell phone commercial

    Published: Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    Kevin Durant is larger than life in this new commercial for Sprint. In the 30-second spot, Zack asks one of his very tall heroes (Kevin Durant) to join the Framily. Durant would love to but can't. Then Durant blasts off into space. Check it out.

  • Power Lunch: Chat with Darnell Mayberry

    staff reports | Published: Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    It's Thunder vs. Grizzlies in the first round. Talk about the matchup and what the Thunder needs to fix headed into the postseason with Darnell Mayberry on the Power Lunch chat at 11 a.m.

  • Live Coverage: Thunder vs. Pistons

    staff reports | Updated: Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    The Thunder wraps up the regular season against the Detroit Pistons tonight at 7 p.m. Follow our live coverage with Darnell Mayberry, Anthony Slater and more from Twitter.

  • Thunder to open playoffs on Saturday against Grizzlies

    staff reports | Published: Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    The Oklahoma City Thunder will open the NBA playoffs against the Memphis Grizzlies. Memphis' 106-105 win over the Dallas Mavericks ensure the Grizzlies the No. 7 seed, and the rugged Grizz will tip off against the Thunder 8:30 p.m. Saturday at Chesapeake Energy Arena.