Oklahoma City Thunder center Steven Adams (12) and guard Dion Waiters (3) react after a call during the first half of Game 7 of the NBA basketball Western Conference finals against the Golden State Warriors in Oakland, Calif., Monday, May 30, 2016. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
Oklahoma City Thunder center Steven Adams (12) and guard Dion Waiters (3) react after a call during the first half of Game 7 of the NBA basketball Western Conference finals against the Golden State Warriors in Oakland, Calif., Monday, May 30, 2016. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Thunder journal: Steven Adams, Draymond Green end rugged series with respect

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OAKLAND, Calif. — Six games and two quarters into the Western Conference finals, you could feel it coming. Draymond Green and Steven Adams just had to continue their tradition of dust-ups in the climatic series. Be it a knee a foot or an elbow, there had to be some contact between the two physical frontcourt players. The final physicality between Adams and Green wasn't of violence. When the Warriors finished off the series with a 96-88 win in Game 7, Green and Adams shared a hug.

Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook (0) gestures toward an official during the second half of Game 7 of the NBA basketball Western Conference finals against the Golden State Warriors in Oakland, Calif., Monday, May 30, 2016. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook (0) gestures toward an official during the second half of Game 7 of the NBA basketball Western Conference finals against the Golden State Warriors in Oakland, Calif., Monday, May 30, 2016. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

TNT analysts said Thunder altered its winning script in blowing 3-1 lead

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TNT analysts Charles Barkley and Kenny Smith said the Oklahoma City Thunder blew their 3-1 series lead and lost the Western Conference Finals because they altered a winning script. “They resorted to what they did to blow the most regular-season leads,” Barkley said on the postgame show Monday night. “They play hero ball. You look at the first half. If they played like that the last two games, they would have been fine. But the last three games they did not play well.”

Detroit Pistons guard Reggie Jackson raises his arms during the closing seconds of the team's NBA basketball game against the Oklahoma City Thunder, Tuesday, March 29, 2016, in Auburn Hills, Mich. Jackson had 13 points in the Pistons' 88-82 win. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio) |
Detroit Pistons guard Reggie Jackson raises his arms during the closing seconds of the team's NBA basketball game against the Oklahoma City Thunder, Tuesday, March 29, 2016, in Auburn Hills, Mich. Jackson had 13 points in the Pistons' 88-82 win. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio) |

Former Thunder guard Reggie Jackson posts cryptic smirking tweet following Thunder loss in West finals

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Former Thunder guard Reggie Jackson drew the ire of his one-time fans once again following the Thunder's season-ending 96-88 loss to Golden State in Game 7 of the Western Conference finals. Jackson posted a cryptic tweet in that coincided with the Thunder's defeat Monday night. It was an emoji of what appears to be a smirking face.

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  • Durant on Game 6 aftermath: 'If we walk in here like it's a funeral, we've already lost'

    By Erik Horne Staff Writer ehorne@oklahoman.com | Published: Sun, May 29, 2016

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  • Thunder players face the hardest game of their basketball lives

    By Berry Tramel Columnist btramel@oklahoman.com | Published: Sun, May 29, 2016

    How hard is a Game 7? How hard will be this winner-take-all showdown for the Western Conference championship? Even the team with all the momentum, and all the favor of home court advantage, and all the confidence from winning not just an NBA-record 73 regular-season games but a character-defining...

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