• Has Kevin Durant surpassed LeBron James as the NBA's best player?

    Darnell Mayberry | Updated: Thu, Dec 11, 2014

    Kevin Durant entered the season claiming that the title of best player in the world is now a conversation. From USA TODAY… I feel as though I’m always consistent with what I do. I put in the work. And being the best player (in the NBA) is (now) a conversation. If you go out today […]

  • Grant Hill discusses challenges facing Kevin Durant in injury and recovery

    Darnell Mayberry | Published: Thu, Dec 11, 2014

    Kevin Durant is four games into his return from a seven-week absence caused by a cracked bone in his foot, and while he has shown no signs of setbacks the risk of further injury has been a common question each step of the way. Durant even admitted following Wednesday’s practice that he had concerns in […]

  • LeBron James a game-time decision for Thunder-Cavs

    staff reports | Published: Thu, Dec 11, 2014

    Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James is a game-time decision for tonight's game against the Oklahoma City Thunder. The Oklahoman's Anthony Slater says that James was scheduled to talk at Cavs shootaround this morning, but was getting treatment. James is experiencing soreness in his left knee. The Cavaliers come to Oklahoma City on an eight-game winning streak, while the Thunder has won five of its last six.

  • Thunder Buddies Podcast: ESPN's Brian Windhorst talks LeBron-Durant and Cavs-Thunder

    Updated: Wed, Dec 10, 2014

    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 OKC's only professional team. 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 Buddies - 12/10 (<–Click here) - With LeBron James and the Cavaliers invading Oklahoma City on Thursday, we are joined by ESPN national writer Brian Windhorst to discuss the intriguing matchup, his long history with LeBron and his altered outlook on the Thunder's season.

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

    staff reports | Updated: Wed, Dec 10, 2014

    Ready to talk bowl season? How about Thunder vs. Cavaliers? Bedlam memories? Get your questions in to Berry Tramel on the Power Lunch chat at 11 a.m.

  • Live Coverage: Thunder vs. Bucks

    staff reports | Updated: Tue, Dec 9, 2014

    The Oklahoma City Thunder welcomes the up-and-coming Milwaukee Bucks to town. Follow our live coverage with Darnell Mayberry, Anthony Slater and more from around the web.

  • VIDEO: Russell Westbrook asks kid if he's 'ready to fly' in new Foot Locker commercial

    Published: Tue, Dec 9, 2014

    In this new Foot Locker commercial, Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook asks a kid if he's "ready to fly." The kid, lacing up a new pair of Air Jordans, says he's ready, but he doesn't expect what Westbrook has in store for him.

  • Power Lunch: Chat with Thunder writer Darnell Mayberry

    staff reports | Updated: Mon, Dec 8, 2014

    The Thunder is getting back into the Western Conference race. Get your Thunder and NBA-related questions in to Darnell Mayberry on the Power Lunch chat at 11 a.m.

  • OKC Thunder: Scott Brooks joins elite coaching group with his 300th win

    Anthony Slater | Published: Mon, Dec 8, 2014

    On Sunday in Detroit, Scott Brooks became the 63rd coach in NBA history to reach 300 career wins. “300?” Brooks said, unaware of the milestone. “Well, that’s a great number if you’re a baseball player.” But it’s also a pretty elite group in the coaching world — particularly with how quickly Brooks has done it. […]

  • Five observations from the Thunder's 96-94 win in Detroit

    Anthony Slater | Updated: Mon, Dec 8, 2014

    The Thunder beat the Pistons 96-94 in Detroit on Sunday. Here are five observations from the game: 1. Win’s a win – With news of Kevin Durant’s likely return leaking out right before this road trip, many expected a dominant three-game run from a Thunder team desperately needing to get its season back on track. […]

  • Kevin Durant meets with Detroit-area kid who had his KD 7’s stolen, gives him merchandise

    Anthony Slater | Updated: Sun, Dec 7, 2014

    AUBURN HILLS – About a week before Thanksgiving, 13-year-old Anthony Cupp had his KD 7 shoes stolen. Money is tight in Cupp’s family. His mother – Janiesa Cupp – is still undergoing therapy after surgery to remove a tumor, which sucks up most of the finances. So Cupp mowed some lawns in his neighborhood to […]

  • Thunder Buddies Podcast: How long will it take OKC to right the ship?

    Anthony Slater | Published: Wed, Dec 3, 2014

    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 OKC’s only professional team. 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 […]

  • Marcus Smart upgraded to probable for Celtics

    Published: Wed, Dec 3, 2014

    The Celtics are getting some much needed good news, with rookie Marcus Smart being upgraded to probable for tonight's game against the Detroit Pistons. The former Oklahoma State guard has missed 10 games with a sprained ankle that he suffered nearly a month ago against the Indiana Pacers.

  • Why the Thunder won't lose to the 76ers

    Published: Wed, Dec 3, 2014

    It's been 230 days since the Philadelphia 76ers have won a basketball game. Don't count on them beating the Oklahoma City Thunder on Friday. Even though the Thunder are off to a 5-13 start, it's nothing compared to the Sixers' 0-17. The Sixers have a chance to beat the Minnesota Timberwolves tonight, but fivethirtyeight.com has run simulations of the rest of Philly's schedule to determine the odds of their streak reaching a given number. The average length of Philly's losing streak in 1,000 simulations is 20.7 games, a scenario which keeps the Thunder (barely) safe from an embarrassing loss.

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

    staff reports | Updated: Wed, Dec 3, 2014

    Berry Tramel prepares you for Bedlam, talks Kevin Durant's return and debates on Douglass-Locust Grove on the Power Lunch chat at 11 a.m., live from H&H Shooting Sports. Get your questions in now.

  • Five observations from the Thunder's 112-104 loss in New Orleans

    Anthony Slater | Updated: Wed, Dec 3, 2014

    Despite Kevin Durant’s return, the Thunder fell 112-104 to the Pelicans on Tuesday night. Here are five observations: 1.  Defense falters - In the absence of its two stars over a rough opening month, Oklahoma City’s sturdy defense remained as the team’s lone bright spot. The Thunder no longer had the firepower to put up a […]

  • Live Coverage: Thunder vs. Pelicans

    staff reports | Updated: Tue, Dec 2, 2014

    Kevin Durant is back. The Thunder, in search of its third-consecutive win, faces the New Orleans Pelicans at 7 p.m. Follow our live coverage with Anthony Slater, Darnell Mayberry and more from around the web.

  • What Kevin Durant's return means for the Thunder and its playoff chances

    Anthony Slater | Published: Tue, Dec 2, 2014

    It’s official: The MVP is back. Kevin Durant will make his season debut on Tuesday night against the Pelicans, putting the cap on what has been a potentially season-saving seven days for Oklahoma City. It started last Wednesday, when the Thunder broke a six-game losing streak — its longest since the inaugural season in OKC […]

  • Kevin Durant will play Tuesday against New Orleans Pelicans

    Erik Horne | Updated: Tue, Dec 2, 2014

    Oklahoma City Thunder coach Scott Brooks announced this morning that Kevin Durant will play against the New Orleans Pelicans tonight – Durant’s first game action since fracturing his right foot in the preseason. Durant participated in a full week of practices leading up to Tuesday’s announcement from Brooks. Durant’s last five practice sessions all involved […]

  • Blake Griffin named Western Conference Player of the Week

    Published: Mon, Dec 1, 2014

    Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin has been named Western Conference Player of the Week for games played Nov. 24-30. The former OU and Oklahoma Christian School standout led the Clippers to a 4-0 week, averaging 23.8 points, 9.8 rebounds and 5.0 assists. It marks the fifth time Griffin has achieved this honor in his career. LeBron James of the Cleveland Cavaliers was the Eastern Conference winner.