Dion Waiters helped spark Oklahoma City to a 133-105 rout of Golden State on Sunday night in Game 3 of the Western Conference finals. (Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman)
Dion Waiters helped spark Oklahoma City to a 133-105 rout of Golden State on Sunday night in Game 3 of the Western Conference finals. (Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman)

To go small or big? Billy Donovan succeeding with multiple styles against the Warriors

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The Thunder won Game 3 in a complete opposite, and extremely unlikely, fashion — downsizing, dictating a faster tempo and boat-racing the Warriors deadly small-ball unit in a shocking fast-paced blowout.

Golden State coach Steve Kerr said the Oklahoma City Thunder is a really good basketball team. (Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman)
Golden State coach Steve Kerr said the Oklahoma City Thunder is a really good basketball team. (Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman)

Warriors coach Steve Kerr on Green-Adams, the Thunder’s talent and getting outcompeted

Sports | Published: Mon, May 23, 2016 | Comment on this article Leave a comment

On Monday at Golden State's practice, Warriors coach Steve Kerr didn't back away from his stance on Draymond Green's foul on Steven Adams in the Thunder's Game 3 win. He also credited the Thunder for its talent in the Western Conference finals:

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Berry Tramel

Is this 2-1 deficit different for the Warriors?

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These Golden State Warriors have been down before. En route to the NBA championship last season, the Warriors trailed 2-1 to...

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Accountants add to the fun at The Peake

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They are not your grandfather’s accountants. The accountants from Crawford & Associates love to dress up in funny outfits...

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Oklahoma City Thunder Basketball and NBA Articles

  • ON BASKETBALL: Green's history may have helped him

    ON BASKETBALL: Green\'s history may have helped him Updated: 9 hr ago

    MIAMI (AP) — Draymond Green has a history, and in this case it seems to have been helpful. He's a kicker. Only a minute before the overly excitable Golden State forward kicked Oklahoma City's Steven Adams in the groin area during Game 3 of the Western Conference finals on Sunday night, his leg...

  • Kevin Durant gets NBA's Draymond Green decision: 'The league is pro-business'

    Erik Horne | Updated: 11 hr ago

    Kevin Durant said he knew the league wasn't going to suspend Golden State forward Draymond Green for his kick to the groin of Steven Adams in Game 3 of the Western Conference finals. Green will be available for the Warriors in Game 4 Tuesday after the NBA reviewed his Flagrant "1" foul and...

  • Power Lunch: Chat with columnist Berry Tramel

    Power Lunch: Chat with columnist Berry Tramel From Staff Reports | Updated: 12 hr ago

    Talk about the Thunder, OU and OSU with columnist Berry Tramel today at 11 a.m.

  • Steven Adams accustomed to low blows: He played rugby

    Berry Tramel | Updated: 14 hr ago

    Growing up in New Zealand, rugby was Steven Adams’ first athletic love. Now you know why he seems unfazed by all the mayhem around him. Adams has taken low-blow shots from Draymond Green in each of the last two games of the Western Conference finals. That’s the progression from earlier in...

  • Accountants add to the fun at The Peake

    Accountants add to the fun at The Peake By Jenni Carlson Columnist jcarlson@oklahoman.com | Published: Tue, May 24, 2016

    They are not your grandfather’s accountants. The accountants from Crawford & Associates love to dress up in funny outfits to cheer for the Thunder.

  • Warriors’ Green, Thunder’s Westbrook go back-and-forth in flagrant foul debate

    By Erik Horne and Mel Bracht   | Yesterday

    Following Game 3 on Sunday, when asked about Golden State forward Draymond Green's Flagrant “1” foul on Steven Adams, Russell Westbrook said he thought the kick to the groin was intentional. In the buildup to the NBA's ruling on Green's foul Monday, Green and Westbrook engaged in a...

  • Lowry, DeRozan lead Raptors to 105-99 win over Cav

    Lowry, DeRozan lead Raptors to 105-99 win over Cav Updated: 23 hr ago

    TORONTO (AP) — A series that once looked lopsided is now even. Kyle Lowry scored 35 points, including a driving layup in the final minute, and DeMar DeRozan had 32 as the Toronto Raptors evened the Eastern Conference Finals by beating the Cleveland Cavaliers 105-99 in Game 4 on Monday night....

  • A history of Thunder-involved low blows

    By Erik Horne Staff Writer ehorne@oklahoman.com | Published: Mon, May 23, 2016

    Draymond Green isn't the first. The Thunder has hit and been hit below the belt in recent seasons. Here are five examples and the result of each play: SERGE IBAKA VS. BLAKE GRIFFIN, Rd. 1 March 3, 2013: With less than two minutes left in the Thunder-Clippers regular season matchup...



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