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  • 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.

  • 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.