• Marcus Smart closer to returning to action for Celtics

    Published: Wed, Nov 19, 2014

    Marcus Smart looked like he'd be out for a while after what looked like a serious ankle injury a few weeks ago, but the Boston Celtics guard could be back on the court as early as Sunday. The Boston Globe's Gary Washburn says Smart was on the court with teammates Wednesday, taking jumpers with his left ankle taped. Twelve days ago, the former Oklahoma State guard was projected to be out two to three weeks. "I think there's the potential he could be back as early as next week," Celtics coach Brad Stevens said.

  • VIDEO: Kevin Durant and Steve Nash discuss their love of basketball

    Anthony Slater | Published: Wed, Nov 19, 2014

    This offseason, Kevin Durant spent some time with Steve Nash. The reigning MVP working out with a former MVP. And as part of the time spent together, in conjunction with Vice Sports, Durant sat down in front of a camera with Nash to talk about their upbringing in basketball and dreams of stardom. It’s an interesting watch — […]

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

    staff reports | Updated: Wed, Nov 19, 2014

    Questions about Oklahoma State's QB situation? The College Football Playoff? The injury-riddled Thunder's playoff chances? Ask Berry Tramel on the Power Lunch chat at 11 a.m., live from H&H Shooting Sports.

  • Five observations from the Thunder's 98-81 loss in Utah

    Anthony Slater | Published: Wed, Nov 19, 2014

    The Thunder lost 98-81 in Utah on Tuesday night. Here are five observations: 1. Not competitive – The first 18 minutes of this game went about as smooth as possible for the Thunder. Balanced scoring, easy looks, swarming defense. OKC led 39-22 at one point. But the final 30 minutes were about as bad as we’ve seen. Sporadic scoring, aimless shot […]

  • Live Coverage: Thunder vs. Jazz

    staff reports | Updated: Tue, Nov 18, 2014

    The Oklahoma City Thunder heads to Salt Lake City, looking to end a two-game slide against the Utah Jazz. Follow our live coverage with Darnell Mayberry, Anthony Slater and more from around the web.

  • VIDEO: Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook working out in Utah

    staff reports | Published: Tue, Nov 18, 2014

    This will get Thunder fans' spirits up. The Oklahoman's Darnell Mayberry  tweeted out some short video of Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook taking some jumpers and working out today in Utah. The Thunder won't have the duo tonight against the Jazz (8 p.m., FOX Sports Oklahoma), but it's an encouraging sight to see Durant ( foot ) moving around on the court, and Westbrook ( hand ) shooting with his right hand. Perry Jones ( knee ) and Mitch McGary ( foot ) also got some work in in shootaround.

  • Power Lunch: Chat with Thunder writer Darnell Mayberry

    staff reports | Updated: Mon, Nov 17, 2014

    Can the Thunder get back on track on the road? Where's the scoring coming from? Does the Thunder have a Patrick Beverley problem? Ask Thunder writer Darnell Mayberry on the Power Lunch chat at 11 a.m.

  • Live Coverage: Thunder vs. Rockets

    staff reports | Updated: Sun, Nov 16, 2014

    The Oklahoma City Thunder faces off against James Harden and the Houston Rockets tonight at 6 p.m. Follow our live coverage with Darnell Mayberry, Anthony Slater and more from around the web.

  • Live Coverage: Thunder vs. Pistons

    staff reports | Updated: Fri, Nov 14, 2014

    The Oklahoma City Thunder returns home to take on the Detroit Pistons. Follow our live coverage with Thunder writers Darnell Mayberry, Anthony Slater, and more from around the web.

  • PHOTO: Thunder Christmas Day jersey released, to have first names on back

    Anthony Slater | Published: Fri, Nov 14, 2014

    The NBA traditionally goes with some kind of unique jersey for its Christmas Day games. Last year it was sleeves, this year it’ll be first names on the back of each player’s jerseys. Below is a look at the Thunder’s threads. OKC will be playing the defending champion Spurs on Christmas in San Antonio. Tip is at […]

  • Behold this gloriously ugly Thunder sweater

    Matt Carney | Updated: Thu, Nov 13, 2014

    How many varying patterns do an ugly sweater make? This one, sold by Clark Toys, appears to have five of them, and if that wasn’t gauche enough for you it’s got different-colored sleeves like something in Russell Westbrook’s enormous closet. It’ll run you $59.99 before tax and shipping so it’s a little pricey for a […]

  • Marcus Smart discusses return from ankle injury

    Published: Thu, Nov 13, 2014

    WALTHAM, Mass. – Boston Celtics rookie Marcus Smart was carted off of the court in Boston with a severe ankle sprain last week. The former Oklahoma State guard made his first media appearance since suffering the injury, which will keep him out 2-3 weeks . “It’s a blessing,” Smart said on Thursday. “I just thank God it wasn’t a lot worse than what it could’ve been. “I felt like my foot was on fire. Looking back at the video and listening to what they had to say, they thought I broke it for a moment. I did too.” Celtics.com says that Smart has been able to walk on his left foot for at least three days. Smart says he's making progress and out of the walking boot. Smart is averaging 6.8 points, 2.6 rebounds and 1.2 assists per game in five games this season.

  • Thunder Buddies Podcast: Is Anthony Morrow the Thunder's missing link?

    Updated: Thu, Nov 13, 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 - 11/13 (<--Click here) - This opening month has been about treading water and accumulating wins whenever possible. That's just what the Thunder did on Thursday night. How big a win was it? How important will the Anthony Morrow signing prove to be? Is Jeremy Lamb gonna even remain in

  • Blake Griffin calls assault charges a distraction

    Published: Thu, Nov 13, 2014

    The day after news broke that Blake Griffin had been charged with one count of misdemeanor battery, the Clippers' superstar power forward said at practice Thursday that he couldn't really speak about the incident. The case filed in Las Vegas Justice Court alleges that the former OU forward squeezed the hand and shoulder of and/or slapped Daniel Schuman, 39, in the face over an incident involving the use of a camera at Tao Nightclub. "I feel more bad just for the fact that it's a distraction," Griffin said. "And I don't know how big of a distraction it really is, but it is. And that's what I feel mostly bad about."

  • VIDEO CLIP: Russell Westbrook to guest star on Nickelodeon show this Saturday

    Anthony Slater | Published: Thu, Nov 13, 2014

    Russell Westbrook is an outspoken Taylor Swift fan, presented at the Teen Choice Awards last year and dons outfits that occasionally look like they’re picked out by a colorful eighth grader. So, of course the Thunder superstar is guest starring on a Nickelodeon show this coming weekend. On Saturday night at 7 p.m. CT on Henry […]

  • Five observations from the Thunder's 109-94 win over the Celtics

    Anthony Slater | Published: Wed, Nov 12, 2014

    Behind a monster second half, the Thunder beat the Celtics 109-94 in Boston on Wednesday night, improving to 3-6 on the season. Here are five observations: 1. Breakout 2nd half – The first six quarters of this road trip were an offensive disaster. OKC shot 33 percent in a brutal loss to the Bucks on Tuesday night, […]

  • Live Coverage: Thunder vs. Celtics

    staff reports | Updated: Wed, Nov 12, 2014

    The Thunder looks to get its first road win of the season tonight against the Boston Celtics. Follow our live coverage with Darnell Mayberry, Anthony Slater and more from around the web.

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

    staff reports | Updated: Wed, Nov 12, 2014

    Want to talk to Berry Tramel? Get your questions in on the Thunder, Cowboys and Sooners on the Power Lunch chat at 11 a.m. Tramel will be answering your questions live from H&H Shooting Sports.

  • Five observations from the Thunder's 85-78 loss in Milwaukee

    Anthony Slater | Published: Tue, Nov 11, 2014

    The Thunder lost 85-78 in Milwaukee on Tuesday night, slipping to 2-6 on the season. Here are five observations: 1. Subpar performance – If you gauged the confidence level of Thunder fans before each of the eight games so far this season, this is probably the one most felt best about. Coming off a nice home win over surprising […]

  • Thunder TV interest waning with no Durant or Westbrook

    staff reports | Published: Tue, Nov 11, 2014

    It's not a complete surprise, but TV interest in the Thunder is down. Want proof? Brian Mahoney, NBA writer for The Associated Press, says that NBA TV dropped two consecutive Sunday Thunder games before adding the Nov. 16 Thunder-Rockets game back.   No Durant, no Westbrook, no interest? NBA TV drops planned telecasts of Thunder games on the next two Sundays. — Brian Mahoney (@briancmahoney) November 11, 2014 //   NBA TV adds one of the Thunder games that was dropped this morning, Sunday's home game against the Rockets. — Brian Mahoney (@briancmahoney) November 11, 2014 //   Maybe NBA TV will also add the Thunder's home contest against the Golden State