• Questions and answers on the Oklahoma City Thunder

    Darnell Mayberry | Updated: Tue, Nov 4, 2014

    We ran into some technical difficulties at NewsOK.com on Monday, and it prevented me from hosting my weekly chat. But some of your questions still came through. Here are my answers. What’s a realistic record for The Thunder to have while RW and KD are out of the lineup. What’s your prediction on over/under .500 […]

  • Kevin Durant: I can inspire D.C. kids from Oklahoma

    Berry Tramel | Updated: Tue, Nov 4, 2014

    Kevin Durant said all the right things Tuesday morning while a guest on ESPN Radio’s Mike & Mike Show, with Mike Greenberg and Mike Golic. Nothing new there. Durant usually does say the right. Durant was on to promote the HBO premier of “the Offseason: Kevin Durant,” which airs at 9 p.m. Tuesday (Oklahoma time). […]

  • Five observations from the Thunder's 116-85 loss in Brooklyn

    Anthony Slater | Published: Mon, Nov 3, 2014

    The Thunder fell in Brooklyn on Monday night 116-85, dropping to 1-3 on the early season. Here are five observations: 1. Hits keep coming – This wasn’t a terrible loss. The Thunder played poorly, but minus half the rotation and all the star power, OKC never really had a chance against an average Nets team that played energized in its home opener. […]

  • VIDEO: Andre Roberson leaves Thunder-Nets game with foot injury

    Anthony Slater | Published: Mon, Nov 3, 2014

    Another game, another injury. In the first half of the Thunder-Nets game on Monday night, OKC shooting guard Andre Roberson went down with what the team is calling a left foot sprain. Here’s slo-mo video of the play, where you can see a clear left ankle turn (not for the squeamish): It’s another brutal blow […]

  • Live Coverage: Thunder vs. Nets

    staff reports | Updated: Mon, Nov 3, 2014

    The Oklahoma City Thunder faces off against the Brooklyn Nets, the first game of a two-game road set. Follow our live coverage with Darnell Mayberry, Anthony Slater and more from around the web.

  • Power Lunch: Chat with Thunder writer Darnell Mayberry

    staff reports | Updated: Mon, Nov 3, 2014

    What has the undermanned Oklahoma City Thunder shown in the first three games? Ask Darnell Mayberry on the Power Lunch chat at 11 a.m.

  • Live Coverage: Thunder vs. Nuggets

    staff reports | Updated: Sat, Nov 1, 2014

    The Oklahoma City Thunder opens its home schedule against the Denver Nuggets tonight at 7 p.m. Follow our live coverage with Darnell Mayberry, Anthony Slater and The Oklahoman sports team.

  • WATCH: Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook climb sand dunes in trailer for 'The Offseason'

    Published: Sat, Nov 1, 2014

    Kevin Durant is the subject of an HBO Sports documentary entitled "The Offseason: Kevin Durant," and a trailer for the 1-hour special shows some of his behind-the-scenes training methods. Durant and Russell Westbrook are shown running various offseason training drills in California with Thunder trainer Anthony Katzenmeir. "Russell thought it would be a great idea to work on our explosiveness and quickness," Durant says in the trailer. "Of course I'll never be as explosive and quick as Russell. "We're like brothers. I'm blessed to have someone like that to rely on and play with." "The Offseason: Kevin Durant" airs Nov. 4 at 9 p.m. on HBO.

  • Russell Westbrook to miss at least one month after surgery on his broken hand

    Darnell Mayberry | Published: Sat, Nov 1, 2014

    Russell Westbrook underwent surgery Saturday morning on his broken right hand, the Thunder announced today. Westbrook will be re-evaluated in four weeks, at which time a further update will be provided. Westbrook fractured the second metacarpal in his right hand Thursday night in Los Angeles. The injury occurred midway through the second quarter of the […]

  • Russell Westbrook injury roundup: What they're saying

    Erik Horne | Updated: Fri, Oct 31, 2014

    Another day, another injury for the Thunder, as Russell Westbrook went down in the second quarter against the Los Angeles Clippers with what’s being diagnosed as a fracture of the second metacarpal in his right hand. A sampling of what’s being said on NewsOK.com. Darnell Mayberry was there in L.A. Thursday night. His Friday morning […]

  • Thunder Buddies Podcast: What's next for OKC without Kevin Durant or Russell Westbrook?

    Updated: Fri, Oct 31, 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 - 10/31 (<--Click here) - An emergency for the Thunder means an emergency Thunder Buddies podcast. Russell Westbrook is down -- the seventh Thunder player to be injured already this season. What is going on? What can be done to remedy the situation? Is it possible OKC misses the

  • Can the Thunder make the playoffs?

    Berry Tramel | Updated: Fri, Oct 31, 2014

    Earlier this week, I wrote about the plagues of Egypt descending upon the Thunder. You can read that column here. It was allegorical. I didn’t really mean that the Oklahoma River had turned to blood, that locust and frogs were in every crevice from Cattleman’s to the Civic Center, and that boils were popping up […]

  • Power Lunch: Chat with Thunder writer Anthony Slater

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: Fri, Oct 31, 2014

    OKC THUNDER -- Are you in good enough shape to get up and down the court? Could you get in someone's way and possibly score a bucket or two? The Thunder might just need you. Join Thunder writer Anthony Slater for a live chat at 11 a.m. Anthony will be talking about the Thunder's latest player to go down with an injury, Russell Westbrook.

  • Russell Westbrook could miss four to six weeks after breaking his hand

    Darnell Mayberry | Published: Fri, Oct 31, 2014

    LOS ANGELES — The early indication is that Russell Westbrook could miss four to six weeks after fracturing the second metacarpal in his right hand Thursday against the Los Angeles Clippers. It could keep the Thunder’s electric point guard sidelined through mid-December and add him to an already ridiculously long list of injured Oklahoma City […]

  • Russell Westbrook injury: A quick look at the recent history of hand fractures

    Anthony Slater | Updated: Fri, Oct 31, 2014

    The Thunder’s preseason nightmare has turned into a regular-season horror story. Already ravaged by the most severe of injury bugs, OKC was dealt another crippling blow on Thursday night. Late in the second quarter of the Thunder’s loss to the Clippers, Russell Westbrook fractured the second metacarpal in his right hand. He will be re-evaluated by […]

  • VIDEO: Russell Westbrook leaves game with a hand injury, gets into it with heckling fan

    Anthony Slater | Updated: Thu, Oct 30, 2014

    The already depleted Thunder roster can’t afford another injury. Particularly to Russell Westbrook. On Thursday, that nightmare became a reality. Westbrook left the Thunder’s game against the Clippers in the second quarter with a right hand injury. He didn’t return and is scheduled to be reevaluated on Friday back in Oklahoma City. Here’s a quick look […]

  • Live Coverage: Thunder vs. Clippers

    staff reports | Updated: Thu, Oct 30, 2014

    The Oklahoma City Thunder goes for its first win of the season against Blake Griffin, Chris Paul and the Los Angeles Clippers. Follow our live coverage at 9:30 p.m. with the NewsOK Sports team.

  • VIDEO: LeBron James 'Together' Nike commercial will inspire you

    Published: Thu, Oct 30, 2014

    Nike Basketball posted this commercial in honor of LeBron James' return to Cleveland Thursday night in the Cavaliers' season opener. The commercial has James in the pregame huddle with teammates, and what follows is moving. Fans from around Cleveland band together as James leads everyone out for the game. The message? Cleveland is all together again with James at the center.

  • Russell Westbrook, Scott Brooks keep their words in the Thunder's loss to the Blazers

    Darnell Mayberry | Updated: Thu, Oct 30, 2014

    PORTLAND, Ore. — Almost everyone got caught up in the moment. And what a moment it was. An injury-ravaged Thunder team was on the road, in the season opener, with just nine healthy bodies, taking it to the high-powered Portland Trail Blazers. Almost everyone, at that moment, threw caution to the wind and wanted more. […]

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

    staff reports | Updated: Thu, Oct 30, 2014

    Can the Thunder get Westbrook some help? Can the Sooners and Cowboys stay in the Big 12 race? Join Berry Tramel at 11 a.m. from H&H Shooting Sports, where he'll be answering your questions on the Power Lunch chat.