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  • Former Sonics guard Gary Payton: Durant, Westbrook 'the new era'

    Published: Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    Former Seattle SuperSonics point guard and NBA Hall of Famer Gary Payton has never been shy on or off the court. "The Glove" still isn't short of words even post-career, as he told TMZ Sports that Kevin Durant is the new era of the NBA and there aren't many real point guards in the league anymore. "Durant deserves it right now," Payton said of the MVP award. "He's been doing his thing. It's going to be a new era. "LeBron, come back." Payton counted Westbrook in the new era as well. "It's shooting guards now," Payton said of the point guard position, counting Chris Paul, Tony Parker and Rajon Rondo as the only true point guards in the league. "You're got shooting guards now playing point guard. Steph Curry, Westbrook."

  • James Harden says he'd 'definitely' be with Thunder if money wasn't a question

    Erik Horne | Published: Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    James Harden wouldn’t shave his beard for a million dollars.

  • OKC Thunder: A Dallas win means the Thunder get the Mavs' first-round pick

    Anthony Slater | Published: Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    There’s a faction of Thunder fans likely rooting for the Mavericks against Memphis tonight.

  • Could Blake Griffin's technicals hand the Thunder the No. 2 seed?

    staff reports | Published: Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    Blake Griffin might have made one decision unnecessary for Clippers Coach Doc Rivers. Griffin picked up his 16th technical foul of the season Tuesday night in a 117-105 win over the Denver Nuggets. NBA rules say that a player who picks up 16 techs will be suspended for one game, meaning Griffin would be forced to sit out against Portland tonight (unless his technical foul is rescinded). Griffin sitting out tonight, along with Clippers coach Doc Rivers deciding to rest guard J.J. Redick, could hand the Thunder the No. 2 seed in the West. In order to get the No. 2 seed, the Clippers have to beat the Blazers and have the Thunder lose to the Detroit Pistons tonight. That doesn't seem likely with Griffin on the bench. Fox Sports West's Jovan Buha reported that neither Griffin nor Redick will make the trip to Portland tonight, and Chris Paul might not travel either.

  • Power Lunch: Chat with Berry Tramel from H&H Shooting Sports

    staff reports | Updated: Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    Join Berry Tramel on the Power Lunch chat at 11 a.m., where he'll be answering your questions live from H&H Shooting Sports on the Thunder heading into the playoffs, spring football and more.

  • VIDEO: Full footage of the Nick Collison-Austin Rivers scuffle

    Anthony Slater | Published: Tue, Apr 15, 2014

    Austin Rivers and Nick Collison got into a second-quarter scuffle on Monday night, leading to a double-ejection.

  • Oklahoma City Thunder: Does playing poorly matter going into the playoffs?

    Berry Tramel | Updated: Tue, Apr 15, 2014

      Eventually, we’ll get accustomed to the sound of the New Orleans Pelicans name. But for now, the Pelicans sound like a D-League team. And Monday night in the Big Easy, the Pelicans looked like a minor-league squad. Melvin Ely, who hadn’t played in the NBA in 1,097 days, flew in from Las Vegas on Sunday, signed a contract with the Pelicans and played 10 minutes against the Thunder.

  • Nuggets from my notebook from Monday's loss at New Orleans

    Darnell Mayberry | Updated: Tue, Apr 15, 2014

    “Pelican, pelican, flyyyyyy pelican…” Worst loss in franchise history.

  • Oklahoma City Thunder: First-round possibilities starting to take shape

    Anthony Slater | Published: Mon, Apr 14, 2014

    With only two nights remaining in the regular season, the Thunder’s playoff future is starting to clear up.

  • Live Coverage: Thunder vs. Pelicans

    staff reports | Updated: Mon, Apr 14, 2014

    It's the final away game of the regular season for the Thunder in New Orleans against the Pelicans. Follow our live coverage at 7 p.m. with Darnell Mayberry, Anthony Slater and more from Twitter.

  • Oklahoma City Thunder: Better on defense than offense

    Berry Tramel | Updated: Mon, Apr 14, 2014

    Statistics can reveal interesting things. Like this. The Thunder is a better defensive team than offensive team. Who would have thought it? Especially after this season of some massive defensive dips with the injuries to Thabo Sefolosha and Kendrick Perkins. But it’s true.

  • Oklahoma City Thunder: Examining the Thunder's remaining playoff scenarios

    Anthony Slater | Published: Mon, Apr 14, 2014

    With three nights remaining in the regular season, the bottom of the Western Conference is still yet to take shape.

  • VIDEO: Russell Westbrook stars in Jordan brand teaser

    Published: Mon, Apr 14, 2014

    Something's coming from Jordan and Russell Westbrook. The question is "what is it?" In this 30-second trailer for the Jordan brand entitled "Tailored for Flight," Westbrook - looking dapper as usual - makes his way to a metropolitan tailoring shop, unzips a leather bag and utters just six words. "Let's save these for the playoffs." Goosebumps.

  • Nuggets from my notebook from Sunday's loss at Indiana

    Darnell Mayberry | Updated: Mon, Apr 14, 2014

    Would have been cool if the Thunder won out… How glad are you going to be that the Thunder lost this game if it ends up being what helps the Pacers knock off the Heat?

  • Power Lunch: Chat with Anthony Slater

    staff reports | Published: Mon, Apr 14, 2014

    The postseason is almost here, and Anthony Slater is here to answer all your Thunder questions on the Power Lunch chat at 11 a.m.

  • VIDEO: Russell Westbrook does not like your after-the-whistle shots

    Anthony Slater | Published: Sun, Apr 13, 2014

    Following a fourth quarter timeout during the Thunder’s loss to the Pacers on Sunday, a pair of Indiana players were trying to get up a few feel-good after the whistle shots.

  • Live Coverage: Thunder vs. Pacers

    staff reports | Updated: Sun, Apr 13, 2014

    The Oklahoma City Thunder begins its final road swing of the regular season against the Indiana Pacers at noon. Follow our live coverage with Darnell Mayberry, Anthony Slater and more from around Twitter.

  • VIDEO: Kevin Durant draws up a play for Jeremy Lamb, admits he'd love to coach some day

    Anthony Slater | Published: Sat, Apr 12, 2014

    During a timeout with less than 90 seconds left on Friday night — a 116-94 Thunder blowout win over the Pelicans that was all but decided an hour earlier — Kevin Durant snatched the white board and drew up an offensive play.

  • Nuggets from my notebook from Friday's win over New Orleans

    Darnell Mayberry | Published: Sat, Apr 12, 2014

    The Pelicans can’t catch a break… The outcome was pretty much a foregone conclusion.

  • Pelicans coach Monty Williams compares Kevin Durant to Len Bias and Alex English

    Anthony Slater | Published: Fri, Apr 11, 2014

    The uniqueness of Kevin Durant’s game has made it hard for anyone to properly place a historical comparison on him.