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  • Live Coverage: Thunder vs. Pelicans

    staff reports | Updated: Fri, Apr 11, 2014

    The Oklahoma City Thunder plays the New Orleans Pelicans in its second-to-last regular season home game of the season. Follow our live coverage with Darnell Mayberry, Anthony Slater and more from Twitter.

  • Thunder Buddies Podcast: Revealing our 2014 NBA postseason awards

    Anthony Slater | Published: Fri, Apr 11, 2014

    Welcome to the home of our newly created 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.

  • Serge Ibaka pledging $500 for every block in the playoffs

    staff reports | Published: Fri, Apr 11, 2014

    Serge Ibaka is putting a price on his shotblocking. The Thunder's defensive whiz is pledging $500 for every shot he blocks in the NBA Playoffs, with the money going to the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF). The Thunder is celebrating UNICEF Night tonight against the New Orleans Pelicans to raise awareness for UNICEF's efforts in the Congo and to raise funds for the UNICEF Gets Boys and Girls in the Game project. Anyone can make a donation by going to www.crowdrise.com/sergeibaka.

  • WATCH: Andre Iguodala with the killer crossover on Nuggets' Quincy Miller

    staff reports | Published: Fri, Apr 11, 2014

    What is it about the Denver Nuggets and getting crossed up? First it was Kevin Durant putting the double-okie-doke on Darrell Arthur a few weeks ago. Then it was Golden State Warriors guard Andre Iguodala breaking Quincy Miller in half Thursday night with the crossover of the year. The difference? Durant finished his sick double crossover with the basket and the foul. Iguodala put another Nugget to shame, but didn't make the bucket. Oh, and the Thunder won that game in March. The Warriors, on the other hand, lost 100-99 on a turnaround hook shot from Kenneth Faried with a half-second remaining. Oh well. All anyone will remember is the crossover.

  • Oklahoma City Thunder: Wild scramble for first-round playoff foe

    Berry Tramel | Updated: Fri, Apr 11, 2014

    The Thunder is headed for the second seed in the Western Conference. The Spurs’ magic number to finish atop the West is one — any combination of one San Antonio victory or  Thunder defeat guarantees the Spurs the top seed. The Thunder’s magic number to finish second is two.

  • Kevin Durant, Blake Griffin 1-2 in the MVP race says one coach

    Published: Thu, Apr 10, 2014

    Doc Rivers doesn't have an MVP vote, but if he did, he said his first-place vote would go to Kevin Durant with Blake Griffin getting his second-place vote. The Clippers' coach said Durant "has had the best year." He still thinks LeBron James is the best player in the league, but thinks Durant is the MVP. As for Griffin, Rivers is partial to his player. "I honestly think Blake would be right behind him (Durant)," Rivers said. "I think second because I'm coaching him."

  • LeBron on MVP: Kevin Durant 'most consistent'

    Published: Thu, Apr 10, 2014

    Is LeBron conceding the MVP to Kevin Durant? James acknowledged Wednesday that Durant is closing in on the league MVP award this season. James was asked whether he thought Durant was the front-runner entering the final games of the regular season. "I would say he's the most consistent basketball player as far as the MVP this year, man," James said. "He's put up some great numbers." Durant has finished second to James during three of the four seasons James has won the MVP award.

  • Nuggets from my notebook from Wednesday's win against the Clippers

    Darnell Mayberry | Updated: Thu, Apr 10, 2014

    Big win by the Thunder… The finish wasn’t pretty, but the Thunder got the job done.

  • VIDEO: The Thunder-Clippers dunk show

    Erik Horne | Published: Thu, Apr 10, 2014

    When one of the highest flyers and one of the best shot blockers collide at the rim, who will comes out victorious?

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

    staff reports | Published: Thu, Apr 10, 2014

    Join the Power Lunch chat today live from H&H Shooting Sports Complex, as Berry Tramel answers your questions on the Thunder, Sooners and Cowboys at 11 a.m.

  • Live Coverage: Thunder vs. Clippers

    staff reports | Updated: Wed, Apr 9, 2014

    The Oklahoma City Thunder and the Los Angeles Clippers clash for the final time this regular season. Follow our live coverage with Darnell Mayberry, Anthony Slater and more from Twitter.

  • What's at stake in Wednesday night's Thunder-Clippers game

    Anthony Slater | Updated: Wed, Apr 9, 2014

    Five games remain on the Thunder’s regular season schedule.

  • Oklahoma City Thunder: Will Clippers end the OKC streak?

    Berry Tramel | Updated: Wed, Apr 9, 2014

    Kevin Durant’s streak ended Tuesday night. The Thunder’s streak can end Wednesday night. For five straight years, the Thunder has improved its record over the previous season. But to extend that record to six straight seasons, the Thunder has to win out.

  • Oklahoma City Thunder: Kevin Durant on the cover of Slam Magazine

    staff reports | Published: Wed, Apr 9, 2014

    Kevin Durant graces the cover of the latest Slam Magazine, on sale now. His interview with Ryan Nelson starts with Durant describing his ridiculous 51-point performance in Toronto (and the hecklers courtside that he silenced), and continues with answers on what an MVP award would mean to him, his motto and whether or not there will be another player like him. Durant joins Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant and LeBron James as the only players to grace the Slam cover with a close head shot.

  • Oklahoma City Thunder: MVP race over according to ESPN

    Published: Wed, Apr 9, 2014

    Kevin Durant is the MVP. ESPN called it. The ESPN Forecast has spoken, saying that not only should Durant win the MVP, he will win the award, overtaking LeBron James who started the season with an 80-percent likelihood of winning. But numerous factors played into Durant taking over the lead in the MVP race -- from the Heat's relatively slow start, to Durant carrying the Thunder through Russell Westbrook's absence. By the time March rolled around, the panel of 102 voters was 80 percent in favor of Durant.

  • Power Lunch: Chat with Darnell Mayberry

    staff reports | Published: Wed, Apr 9, 2014

    Kevin Durant's streak is done, but the Thunder can't slouch with a critical game against the Los Angeles Clippers tonight. Questions about the game and the playoff picture? Ask Darnell Mayberry on the Power Lunch chat at 11 a.m.

  • Nuggets from my notebook from Tuesday's win at Sacramento

    Darnell Mayberry | Published: Wed, Apr 9, 2014

    Pretty good performance by the Thunder… Of course, you have to take everything into account.

  • Live Coverage: Thunder vs. Kings

    staff reports | Updated: Tue, Apr 8, 2014

    Can the Thunder snap its road slump with a win against the Sacramento Kings tonight? Follow our live coverage with Darnell Mayberry, Anthony Slater and more from Twitter.

  • Derek Fisher blogs that Kevin Durant is the MVP

    staff reports | Published: Tue, Apr 8, 2014

    Thunder guard Derek Fisher jumped on his blog Tuesday to tell it like it is: Kevin Durant is the MVP. "As an active NBA player, I don’t have a vote for league MVP. But if I did, it would go to Kevin Durant," Fisher says. "I unequivocally believe that Kevin has earned that honor this season, and it’s not because he’s going to win the scoring title again. He has provided a MVP-caliber performance on both ends of the floor, and in his approach to the game." Fisher goes on to list Durant's consistency, his level of play during Russell Westbrook's injury and his streak of games with 25 points or more as reasons he's the league's MVP this season. But Fisher also says Durant is playing this year with less stress, while maintaining a competitiveness that likens him to former MVPs Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O'Neal, Fisher says.

  • Oklahoma City Thunder: How Kevin Ollie's next stop could influence Kevin Durant

    erik horne | Published: Tue, Apr 8, 2014

    Former Thunder guard Kevin Ollie is not even a day removed from winning the NCAA Tournament title with UConn and the rumor mill has started. It's no secret that Ollie and Thunder forward Kevin Durant have a good relationship. Durant has openly spoken about how much Ollie changed the Thunder culture in his short stay in Oklahoma City. But with Ollie set to become a hot property in coaching, ESPN's Jeff Goodman says that when Kevin Durant nears free agency, Ollie could be a critical persuasion piece for whichever team is courting KD. From Goodman's ESPN Insider piece: One NBA executive told me that whichever team (or teams) makes a run after Kevin Durant when he becomes a free agent, “will throw the whole ATM after [Ollie].” That makes sense given the enormous amount of respect KD has for his former teammate in Oklahoma City. I remember Durant telling me a few years back, just after Calhoun convinced Ollie to join his staff as an assistant, that Ollie would be a star. Durant couldn’t stop gushing about Ollie’s character as a person, and his knowledge of the game.