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  • No Thunder players on NBA All-Defensive teams

    BY MEL BRACHT, ERIK HORNE AND ANTHONY SLATER Staff Writers ehorne@oklahoman.com | Published: Wed, May 25, 2016

    OAKLAND, Calif. — The Thunder's defense may have turned up a notch in the postseason, but its regular season performance didn't inspire those voting on the NBA's All-Defensive teams. No Thunder players made either of the two All-Defensive teams, released Wednesday by the league. San...

  • Thunder's dominance of Western Conference finals has Oakland anxious, but optimistic

    Thunder\'s dominance of Western Conference... By Erik Horne Staff Writer ehorne@oklahoman.com | Published: Wed, May 25, 2016

    OAKLAND, Calif. – Si Majola is navigating the creep-along traffic of Oakland, Interstate 880 commanding his full attention until the car stops and the conversation detours to Golden State basketball. Majola, 34, has lived in the Bay Area since 2004, which seems like centuries ago when...

  • OKC Thunder: Previewing the Western Conference finals Game 5 between Oklahoma City and Golden State

    By Erik Horne, Staff Writer, ehorne@oklahoman.com | Published: Wed, May 25, 2016

    The Oklahoman's Erik Horne previews the Oklahoma City Thunder against the Golden State Warriors, Game 5 of the Western Conference finals. When: 8 p.m. on Thursday Where: Oracle Arena, Oakland, Calif. TV: TNT (Cox 31/HD 730; Dish 138; DirecTV 245; U-verse 108/1108)...

  • OKC Thunder Q&A: Dion Waiters on the Thunder’s defense, guarding bigger players and Serge Ibaka’s impact

    OKC Thunder Q&A: Dion Waiters on the Thunder’s... By Erik Horne Staff Writer ehorne@oklahoman.com | Published: Wed, May 25, 2016

    Dion Waiters continued his strong postseason with 10 points, three rebounds and three assists in the Thunder’s 118-94 win against Golden State in Game 4 of the Western Conference finals.

  • OKC Thunder journal: Energetic Serge Ibaka fuels Thunder’s small-ball surge in Game 4 win over Warriors

    OKC Thunder journal: Energetic Serge Ibaka... By Erik Horne Staff Writer ehorne@oklahoman.com | Published: Wed, May 25, 2016

    On a night when the Thunder’s smaller lineup flourished again, it was Ibaka’s effort as the center-slash-do-it-all forward that was key in the Thunder’s 118-94 victory.

  • Thunder exacts the ultimate revenge on Draymond Green

    Thunder exacts the ultimate revenge on Draymond... By Berry Tramel Columnist btramel@oklahoman.com | Published: Wed, May 25, 2016

    Draymond Green drove in for a meaningless layup, a chance to pad a starving stat line in the final minutes of another Thunder blowout, and Kevin Durant jumped up for a ferocious block. While the rest of the ballplayers scampered downcourt, Durant turned and dramatically pumped his fist into...

  • Thunder Report Card: Grading OKC's 118-94 victory over Golden State in Game 4

    Thunder Report Card: Grading OKC\'s 118-94... By Berry Tramel Columnist btramel@oklahoman.com | Yesterday

    Another Thunder blowout, another pristine performance against Golden State. The grades reflect it.

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

    By Erik Horne and Mel Bracht   | Updated: Mon, May 23, 2016

    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...

  • 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...

  • Q&A: Warriors coach Steve Kerr on Green-Adams, the Thunder’s talent and getting outcompeted

    Q&A: Warriors coach Steve Kerr on Green-Adams,... By Erik Horne Staff Writer ehorne@oklahoman.com | Published: Mon, May 23, 2016

    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: Q: When you went back and saw (the play) again,...




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