TAG: Oklahoma City Thunder

GIFs / May 28, 2014 / 9:30 am

Video: Cory Joseph’s And-1 Cram On Serge Ibaka

Cory Joseph, Serge Ibaka

The Spurs’ Cory Joseph received more playing time than usual in Game 4 due to the fact San Antonio was playing with a big deficit throughout the second half. However, Joseph took advantage of the increased floor time, and even caused a stir with a huge dunk in the fourth quarter. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / May 28, 2014 / 12:39 am

Video: Russell Westbrook Jams On Cory Joseph, Then Stares Him Down

Russell Westbrook

Russell Westbrook came to play in Game 4 of the Western Conference Finals on Tuesday, and man, it was fun to watch. One of many Russ plays that stood out occurred late in the third quarter. While the Spurs’ defense shifted focus to the moving Kevin Durant, a lane cleared up for Westbrook to cut backdoor on Corey Joseph. Read More »

Smack / May 27, 2014 / 11:55 pm

Gregg Popovich’s Awkward Silence During His Sideline Interview

Gregg Popovich, David Aldridge

Spurs coach Gregg Popovich had plenty to be upset about after his Spurs started Game 4 off with an 8-0 run, only to fall apart and end the first quarter down to the Thunder, 25-20. That’s why Turner Sports’ David Aldridge was walking on thin ice during his sideline interview with the cantankerous Pop before the second period started. Read More »

Video / May 26, 2014 / 12:15 pm

Gregg Popovich Jokes About Ginobili: “He’s Out For The Rest Of The Playoffs”

Gregg Popovich

After a calf strain knocked OKC’s Serge Ibaka out of a Game 6 of the Western Semifinals against the Clippers, he was deemed out for the rest of the postseason. The Spurs didn’t buy it, and it turns out they were right. That’s why the 2014 Coach of the Year, Gregg Popovich, had some fun with his miraculous return in his post-game press conference despite the Game 3 loss. Read More »

GIFs / May 26, 2014 / 11:45 am

GIF: Serge Ibaka Can’t Stop This Kawhi Leonard Jam

Serge Ibaka, Kawhi Leonard

Serge Ibaka was the difference in Game 3, as the Thunder ran away with a 106-97 victory to thwart San Antonio’s attempt to push their series lead to an insurmountable 3-0 deficit. Still, even with a resurrected Ibaka protecting the rim, Kawhi Leonard palmed the ball in his huge left hand for this dunk past the Serge Protector. Read More »

NBA, Twitter / May 26, 2014 / 10:45 am

Video: Serge Ibaka Returns & The Thunder Win Game 3

Serge Ibaka

Game 3 of the 2014 Western Conference Finals will forever be known as the “Serge Ibaka Game.” The calf injury Ibaka suffered was supposed to knock him out of the playoffs, but he came back to play in Game 3 and knocked down 6-of-7 shots for 15 points. Except, it was his four blocks and paint presence that was the difference in a 106-97 win over the Spurs. Read More »

Latest News / May 25, 2014 / 4:15 pm

Barring Setback, Ibaka “Going To Go” In Game 3

Serge Ibaka, DeAndre Jordan

The San Antonio Spurs were prepared for this possibility, talking openly of preparing for a Thunder team with Serge Ibaka patrolling the paint. After straining his calf in Game 6 of the Western Semifinals, it was believed Ibaka would be lost for the remainder of the postseason. After participating in shooting drills on Friday and shootaround this morning, he now thinks he might go tonight in Game 3. Read More »

NBA / May 23, 2014 / 11:49 pm

5 Questions To Crown The Conference Finals Champs

Tim Duncan, Nick Collison, Kendrick Perkins

The NBA playoffs are all about the unknown. The intangibles — chemistry and basketball IQ — often act as the determining factor in sifting through the unknown. As the great Michael Jordan once said, “Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence wins championships.” Playoff basketball is unpredictable and will test a team’s character, resulting in a constant need for reevaluation and evolution. Read More »

Latest News / May 23, 2014 / 1:30 pm

Serge Ibaka Has Been Upgraded To Day-To-Day, Could Return For Game 3

Kevin Durant, Serge Ibaka

Before the start of the Western Conference Finals, the Oklahoma City Thunder declared Serge Ibaka out of the rest of the playoffs with a calf injury. The Spurs were not buying it at all, although we just assumed their skepticism was a way to keep themselves from getting complacent. Well, turns out they may have been right because Ibaka is improving rapidly and could be ready for Game 3. Read More »

Style - Kicks and Gear / May 22, 2014 / 11:28 pm

Watch NBA Flash Mobs Break Out In All Four Conference Final Cities

Flash Mob Miami

In four different cities today: Indianapolis, Oklahoma City, Miami and San Antonio, simultaneous flash mobs broke out set to “A Sky Full of Stars,” from Coldplay. At 1 p.m. ET four “pedestrians” began to perform in the four cities, revealing remarkable dribbling and dancing stills. Then 95 others joined in a synchronized routine.

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