• 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.

  • Power Lunch: Chat with Thunder writer Darnell Mayberry

    staff reports | Updated: Mon, Dec 1, 2014

    Is that Kevin Durant on the horizon? Can the Thunder climb back into the Western Conference playoff hunt? Ask Thunder writer Darnell Mayberry on the Power Lunch chat at 11 a.m.

  • OKC Thunder: Kevin Durant progressing, not ruled out for Tuesday against New Orleans

    Anthony Slater | Published: Sat, Nov 29, 2014

    The Thunder got an All-NBA talent back in its lineup Friday. And pretty soon, they’re set to add an MVP. Kevin Durant, again, went through most of OKC’s practice Saturday and looked good, according to Scott Brooks. “Kevin continues to progress well,” Brooks said. “Thought he had a really good day and will continue to build […]

  • OKC Thunder: Russell Westbrook will start against the Knicks; Kevin Durant still out

    Erik Horne and Anthony Slater | Updated: Fri, Nov 28, 2014

    Oklahoma City Thunder coach Scott Brooks announced at practice Friday that point guard Russell Westbrook will be in the starting lineup tonight against the New York Knicks. Westbrook will play for the first time since Oct. 30 when he fractured his right hand in the Thunder’s second game of the season against the Los Angeles […]

  • OKC Thunder: Russell Westbrook will start against the Knicks; Kevin Durant still out

    staff reports | Published: Fri, Nov 28, 2014

    Oklahoma City Thunder coach Scott Brooks announced that Russell Westbrook will be in the starting lineup Friday night against the New York Knicks. Westbrook will play for the first time since Oct. 30 when he fractured his right hand in the Thunder's second game of the season against the Los Angeles Clippers. Brooks also said that Westbrook will not be on a minutes restriction, and that Reggie Jackson will come off the bench. According to Brooks, Kevin Durant will not play against the Knicks, but forward Grant Jerrett will be available for the first time this season following offseason ankle surgery .

  • Live Coverage: Thunder vs. Knicks

    staff reports | Updated: Thu, Nov 27, 2014

    With Russell Westbrook back in the starting lineup, the Oklahoma City Thunder welcomes the New York Knicks to town. Follow our live coverage with Darnell Mayberry, Anthony Slater and more from around the web.

  • Thunder waives guard Sebastian Telfair, trims roster to 15

    Darnell Mayberry | Published: Wed, Nov 26, 2014

    In a surprise move, the Thunder has waived point guard Sebastian Telfair. The team announced the news Wednesday night, hours after its home win over Utah. Telfair came into the season projected to be the Thunder’s third string point guard but ended up playing a prominent role for a team that has been decimated by […]