TAG: Oklahoma City Thunder

Latest News, NBA / Mar 18, 2014 / 12:15 pm

Russell Westbrook On His “Rust” & Derrick Rose’s Recovery

Derrick Rose

Derrick Rose (Dennis Wierzbicki/USA TODAY Sports)

Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook is averaging 27 PPG over his last four outings, and his Thunder beat up on a tough Bulls team last night in Chicago for a 97-85 win. Russ, still not playing the back end of back-to-backs, came close to a triple-double with 17 points, nine assists and nine rebounds in 28 minutes. Before the game, however, a reporter had the temerity to ask Russ about rust. But Westbrook settled down enough to extol Derrick Rose in his second consecutive year of rehab. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Mar 14, 2014 / 2:55 am

Russell Westbrook Starts Thunder’s Stomp Of Lakers With Steal & Slam

Russell Westbrook, Kendall Marshall

Russell Westbrook, Kendall Marshall (Mark D. Smith-USA TODAY Sports)

After the Thunder’s embarrassing loss to the lowly Lakers this past week, you just knew they’d get their revenge on TNT Thursday night. Kevin Durant poured in his usual silky 29, and Russell Westbrook matched that total in just 23 minutes of action. #WhyNot Russ started things off by getting a steal right after the tip and throwing down some thunder on the other end. Read More »

NBA, Video / Mar 12, 2014 / 11:30 am

Video: Kevin Durant Outduels James Harden With 42 In Win Over Rockets

Kevin Durant, James Harden, Jeremy Lin

Kevin Durant, James Harden, Jeremy Lin (Mark D. Smith-USA TODAY Sports)

During NBA TV’s coverage of the Rockets-Thunder game last night, Chris Webber was shocked that Kevin Durant ended up with 42 points in OKC’s 106-98 win over the visiting Rockets; C-Webb called the 42-point game, “Quiet.” Despite a back-and-forth between Patrick Beverley and Russell Westbrook to start the game, it came down to a duel between Durantula and James Harden that sealed the fate of both teams. Read More »

GIFs, NBA, Smack / Mar 12, 2014 / 12:57 am

Patrick Beverley Bangs Russell Westbrook Before A Timeout…Again

Russell Westbrook, Patrick Beverley

Russell Westbrook, Patrick Beverley (Mark D. Smith-USA TODAY Sports)

Patrick Beverley has turned into the little engine that could — antagonize Rockets opponents enough to help them into the Conference Finals or beyond this year. After getting in Damian Lillard‘s mug the other night before trading off-the-court barbs, he resumed a roiling rivalry with Russell Westbrook on Tuesday night during OKC’s 106-98 win. One first-quarter moment eerily mimicked the lunge Beverley made for the ball during the playoffs last spring, which inadvertently led to the tear in Westbrook’s meniscus. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Mar 10, 2014 / 11:15 am

Russell Westbrook’s Coast-To-Coast Dash For The Jam

Russell Westbrook

Russell Westbrook (Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports)

After ripping down the rebound following a Pau Gasol miss, Russell Westbrook took off up court. With little to slow him down, he turned on the jet engines and accelerated past the rest of the Lakers poor transition defense to flush it over Kent Bazmore. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Mar 7, 2014 / 1:07 am

GIF: Gerald Green Blows By Kevin Durant For The Jam; Drops 41 In Suns Win

Gerald Green

Gerald Green (Mark J. Rebilas/USA TODAY Sports)

Gerald Green was 8-of-13 from three-point territory on Thursday night. His bombs from beyond the arc kept the Suns in the game even as Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant combined to shoot 25-of-46 from the field for 70 points. But Green finished with 41 points in a 128-122 Suns win against the visiting Thunder, and his last bucket was a doozy. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Mar 5, 2014 / 12:45 am

Video: Russell Westbrook Threads The Needle During His Triple-Double

Russell Westbrook, Michael Carter-Williams

Russell Westbrook, Michael Carter-Williams (Mark D. Smith/USA TODAY Sports)

Thank God the whole OKC is better without Russ plot has turned as the Thunder rebounded from three straight losses at home to win their next three at home. We can’t handle a world without Russell Westbrook going full throttle, untethered by metaphorical leers of non-NBA fans armchair editorializing about what’s wrong with his game. Nothing is wrong with #WhyNot and his unbridled passion to play. We saw even more evidence of that as Russ helped OKC to their third straight win with a triple-double Tuesday night against Philly. Read More »

NBA / Feb 28, 2014 / 3:30 pm

Why Having A Scoring Point Guard Is Super Overrated

(Chris Humphreys/USA TODAY Sports)

(Chris Humphreys/USA TODAY Sports)

The point guard position is commonly referred to as the player who initiates the team’s offense, the floor general. In recent history, the NBA’s infrastructure has undergone a makeover. Now, it’s all about a lightning quick pace and guards that can score the ball at will. While this has produced some exciting and flashy play, there is one critical argument that needs to be discussed with these point guards. Read More »

Latest News, NBA / Feb 28, 2014 / 10:30 am

Report: Caron Butler To Sign With OKC

Caron Butler

Caron Butler (Jennifer Stewart/USA TODAY Sports)

Instead of signing with Miami, Caron Butler has agreed to sign with their chief rivals, the Oklahoma City Thunder, reports Yahoo! Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski. Because he signed before the Saturday midnight deadline, Butler will be eligible to play for the Thunder in this spring’s postseason. Read More »

Smack / Feb 27, 2014 / 5:30 pm

Reddit Story Reveals More Proof Kevin Durant Is A “Good Guy”

Kevin Durant

Kevin Durant (Mark D. Smith/USA TODAY Sports)

The tired cliché that nice guys finish last doesn’t really apply to MVP front-runner Kevin Durant, but make no mistake: KD is a good guy. A man claiming to be working for Fox, detailed a story of Durant’s kindness on reddit. After a lot of circumspect scrutiny by a suspicious reddit community, the man’s story appears to be legit. Read More »