Oklahoma City's Dion Waiters (3) goes past Golden State's Andre Iguodala (9) during Game 6 of the Western Conference finals in the NBA playoffs between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Golden State Warriors at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Saturday, May 28, 2016. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman
Oklahoma City's Dion Waiters (3) goes past Golden State's Andre Iguodala (9) during Game 6 of the Western Conference finals in the NBA playoffs between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Golden State Warriors at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Saturday, May 28, 2016. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman

Report card: Grading the Thunder's performance in its Game 6 loss

Sports | Published: Sat, May 28, 2016 | Comment on this article Leave a comment

What could have been a historic night for the Thunder turned into a harrowing night. The Thunder squandered a late lead, collapsed in the final two minutes and lost 108-101 in Game 6 Saturday night. The grades reflect a loss that could live long in Thunder lore.

Oklahoma City's Andre Roberson (21) reacts after a play during Game 6 of the Western Conference finals in the NBA playoffs between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Golden State Warriors at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Saturday, May 28, 2016. Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman
Oklahoma City's Andre Roberson (21) reacts after a play during Game 6 of the Western Conference finals in the NBA playoffs between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Golden State Warriors at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Saturday, May 28, 2016. Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman

Q&A: Andre Roberson: 'We've won there before. Why not do it again?'

Sports | Published: Sun, May 29, 2016 | Comment on this article Leave a comment

Thunder guard Andre Roberson had another strong game for OKC in a 108-101 loss, tallying 11 points, eight rebounds and three blocked shots. Yet, foul trouble kept him on the bench for key stretches for the Thunder in Game 6 against the Warriors:

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