Oklahoma City Thunder: OKC's 3-point troubles continue

Through its first three playoff games, OKC is 18-of-74 from three, an abysmal 24 percent. This season, the Thunder shot 36 percent from beyond the arc, 14th best in the NBA. No team shot worse than 31 percent.
by Anthony Slater and Erik Horne Published: April 24, 2014
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Down the stretch, Russell Westbrook keyed a wild Thunder comeback, which fell short in overtime.

RUSS ON THE GRINDHOUSE

In an interview session with the media, Westbrook refused to acknowledge the Grizzlies' FedEx Forum by its menacing nickname “the Grindhouse.”

Memphis area TV sports anchor Jarvis Greer asked Westbrook a question about the Thunder road record, saying, “Your road record is one of the best in the NBA but talk a little bit specifically about playing here in the Grindhouse against this team.”

Westbrook's reply: “You said the FedExForum? That's the name of the arena, right?” Westbrook then went on to call it FedEx forum again — the arena's proper name.

PERKINS TAKES A SEAT

During a scramble in the second quarter, Mike Miller and Kendrick Perkins were battling for a loose ball, which eventually led to Perkins on top of Miller.

As Miller lay on the floor, Perkins stumbled into a seated position on Miller. And for a couple seconds, Perkins didn’t get up.

It provided maybe the strangest moment of a wild game.

KD WITH A FAN FROM ISRAEL

There weren’t many Thunder allies in FedEx Forum on Thursday night.

But among the minority was a dedicated Durant fan.

“K.D. We came from Israel to see you,” a sign read.

UP NEXT

Game 4 is on Saturday night in Memphis. Tip is at 8:30 Oklahoma time on ESPN.

by Anthony Slater
Thunder Beat Writer
Anthony Slater started on the Thunder beat in the summer of 2013, joining after two years as NewsOK.com's lead sports blogger and web editor. A native Californian, Slater attended Sonoma State for two years before transferring to Oklahoma State in...
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by Erik Horne
Online Sports Editor
Erik Horne joined The Oklahoman as a sports web editor/producer in September 2013, following a five-year stint at The Ardmoreite (Ardmore) – first as a sports writer, then sports editor. At The Ardmoreite, Horne reported on everything from prep...
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