Oklahoma City's Steven Adams (12) rects after getting a foul during Game 5 of the Western Conference finals in the NBA playoffs between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Golden State Warriors at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., Thursday, May 26, 2016. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman
Oklahoma City's Steven Adams (12) rects after getting a foul during Game 5 of the Western Conference finals in the NBA playoffs between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Golden State Warriors at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., Thursday, May 26, 2016. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman

Series shifts back to OKC as Warriors outlast Thunder in Game 5

Sports | Published: Thu, May 26, 2016 | Comment on this article Leave a comment

OAKLAND, Calif. – With the Thunder trailing by nine, Steven Adams stood on the baseline and clapped his hands with optimism. When the lead jumped back to double digits in the fourth quarter, Serge Ibaka motioned with both arms for the Thunder to calm down.

Golden State's Andre Iguodala (9) and Harrison Barnes (40) celebrate after Iguodala hit a 3-point shot as Oklahoma City's Enes Kanter (11) walks back to the Thunder bench in the fourth qurter during Game 5 of the Western Conference finals in the NBA playoffs between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Golden State Warriors at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., Thursday, May 26, 2016. The Warriors won 120-111. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman
Golden State's Andre Iguodala (9) and Harrison Barnes (40) celebrate after Iguodala hit a 3-point shot as Oklahoma City's Enes Kanter (11) walks back to the Thunder bench in the fourth qurter during Game 5 of the Western Conference finals in the NBA playoffs between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Golden State Warriors at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., Thursday, May 26, 2016. The Warriors won 120-111. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman

Tramel: Warriors go big to stay alive vs. Thunder

Sports | Published: Fri, May 27, 2016 | Comment on this article Leave a comment

OAKLAND, Calif. — The game was not yet a minute old when Russell Westbrook drove into the lane for the first time. Westbrook being Westbrook, he went straight to the basket. And a big man was there to greet him. Andrew Bogut stood his ground and caused Westbrook to loft a shot from just in front of the rim, rather than get to the comfort of the backboard. The ball hit the iron, bounced off and was grabbed by Bogut.

Oklahoma City's Enes Kanter (11) tries to get past Golden State's Anderson Varejao (18) as Klay Thompson (11) watches during Game 5 of the Western Conference finals in the NBA playoffs between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Golden State Warriors at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., Thursday, May 26, 2016. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman
Oklahoma City's Enes Kanter (11) tries to get past Golden State's Anderson Varejao (18) as Klay Thompson (11) watches during Game 5 of the Western Conference finals in the NBA playoffs between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Golden State Warriors at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., Thursday, May 26, 2016. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman

Thunder bench throttled in Game 5 against Warriors

Sports | Published: Fri, May 27, 2016 | Comment on this article Leave a comment

OAKLAND, Calif. — The Thunder was down 13 midway through the fourth quarter. Three minutes later during a timeout, a Warriors hype man ran right behind assistant coach Maurice Cheeks with a massive yellow flag that read “Strength in Numbers.” The Warriors' bench showed it, blasting through the Thunder's bench en route to a 120-111 win in Game 5 of the Western Conference finals.

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Berry Tramel

Warriors go big to stay alive vs. Thunder

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OAKLAND, Calif. — The game was not yet a minute old when Russell Westbrook drove into the lane for the first time. Westbrook...

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Thunder-Warriors: What they're saying about Game 5

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Twitter was buzzing about Game 6 of the Western Conference finals, a nip-and-tuck affair all night that saw the Warriors...

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