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Joe Mussatto
Joe Mussatto

Joe Mussatto joined The Oklahoman in August 2018 to cover OU football, men’s basketball and softball. He previously covered University of Kentucky football and basketball for SEC Country. Mussatto is from Oklahoma City and lives in Norman.

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OKC Thunder: First practice at Disney World set

The Thunder will hold its first Disney World practice at 4 p.m. Friday.

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Report: Chris Paul chooses jersey message for NBA restart

Players can display social justice messages on the back of their jerseys above their number, a spot usually reserved for their...

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OKC Thunder: Isaiah Roby out for season restart

Thunder rookie Isaiah Roby will miss the rest of the season after undergoing a minor procedure on his right plantar fascia,...

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OKC Thunder: Shai Gilgeous-Alexander signs with Converse

Thunder guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander has signed with Converse, the company announced Wednesday.

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OKC Thunder: How can team recapture chemistry ahead of NBA restart?

The arcing inbounds pass from Steven Adams sailed through the hushed gym. Dennis Schröder, running a post route toward the rim,...

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OKC Thunder, CAA Sports create Thunder Fellows Program for Black students in Tulsa

The Thunder, with CAA Sports, has created the Thunder Fellows Program, a nonprofit organization designed to unlock...

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OKC Thunder: Luguentz Dort reacts to long-term contract extension

When Luguentz Dort signed his new contract on June 24, the Thunder rookie made sure to not forget his mom in a celebratory...

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'Definition of a leader': How Thunder guard Chris Paul has guided Players Association through turbulent times

Chris Paul and Michele Roberts joke that they begin and end their days with Zoom calls, but it’s too close to the truth to be...

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OKC Thunder: Orlando scrimmage schedule released

All 22 NBA teams at Disney World will play three scrimmages to ramp up before the regular season resumes.

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OKC Thunder: Danilo Gallinari 'never' considered opting out of restart

Danilo Gallinari, perhaps more than any of his Thunder teammates, would have a rational reason for sitting out the NBA's restart.

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Thunder center Steven Adams stayed in shape 'boxing out cows' on New Zealand farm during NBA shutdown

Steven Adams pointed the webcam to his left arm. He wanted to show off the farmer’s tan he’d been working on in New Zealand....

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OKC Thunder reports zero positive coronavirus tests

No Thunder player has tested positive for the coronavirus since the NBA's testing period began June 23, a team spokesman said...

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Chris Paul to produce HBCU basketball documentary

Thunder point guard Chris Paul is producing a documentary series that will offer a close look at the challenges HBCU basketball...

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OKC Thunder roster breakdown: Which players will have most impact for NBA restart?

Wednesday was the first day of mandatory individual workouts in the NBA, and Thunder coach Billy Donovan confirmed that all 17...

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OKC Thunder: Shai Gilgeous-Alexander ready to return

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander sat in an office at the Thunder's practice facility Wednesday, the first day of mandatory individual...

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OKC Thunder: Andre Roberson participating in workouts

Thunder guard Andre Roberson has been participating in individual workouts at the team's practice facility, coach Billy Donovan...

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OKC Thunder to pay luxury tax for third consecutive season

The Thunder will pay a projected $2.5 million this season for being over the luxury tax line, ESPN's Bobby Marks reported...

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Chris Paul, Players Association working with NBA to allow messages on jerseys

NBA players might use the back of their jerseys to share social justice messages when the season resumes at Disney World.

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'We have the ability to change things:' Thunder's Chris Paul stresses importance of voting

Chris Paul is using his platform to call for increased voter turnout.

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OKC Thunder signs Devon Hall as substitute player

The Thunder has signed Devon Hall as a substitute player for the season restart, general manager Sam Presti announced Saturday.

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Thunder: Analyzing OKC's schedule for NBA restart

The Thunder’s schedule for the NBA season restart was released Friday night.

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OKC Thunder: Schedule released for eight seeding games

The Thunder now knows which teams it will face at Disney World.

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NBA, Players Association finalize season restart plan

The NBA and National Basketball Players Association have finalized a comprehensive plan to resume the season with 22 teams July...

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Edmond-based Skinz League founder confident in safety protocols after Buddy Hield tests positive for coronavirus

The Skinz League adopted a new policy for its games Wednesday night. “For preventative measures and everyone’s safety, we now...

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OKC Thunder: How Shai Gilgeous-Alexander has improved his game during the break

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander once snuck through a window to get into Kentucky’s gym during his freshman season. As a rookie with the...

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Report: Buddy Hield tests positive for coronavirus

Sacramento Kings guard and former OU star Buddy Hield has tested positive for the coronavirus, according to The Athletic.

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OKC Thunder sign Luguentz Dort to multi-year contract

Luguentz Dort and the Thunder have reached a multi-year contract agreement, the team announced Wednesday.

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Chris Paul, Players Association advance conversation with NBA on social justice efforts

Top NBA executives met Tuesday with representatives from the National Basketball Players Association. According to an NBPA...

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Blake Griffin starts podcast to address mental, physical health

Former Sooner Blake Griffin is set to launch "The Pursuit of Healthiness," a podcast that will feature a famous lineup of...

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OKC Thunder: Decision time on Luguentz Dort as NBA transaction window opens

The NBA’s transaction window opens at 11 a.m. Tuesday. For one week, teams can sign and waive players to fortify their rosters...

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OKC Thunder: Malik Rose named NBA vice president of basketball operations

Former Thunder forward Malik Rose has been hired by the NBA as vice president of basketball operations, the league announced...

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OKC Thunder: Chris Paul faces challenge of uniting players in NBA restart plan

Chris Paul’s job just got harder. After players and owners approved the NBA’s restart plan with near unanimous support last...

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OKC Thunder: Luguentz Dort, two-way players included in NBA's return

Expanded rosters, from 15 to 17 players, will reportedly include two-way contract players.

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'That could have been me:' Thunder assistant Maurice Cheeks shares story of police encounter

Thunder assistant Maurice Cheeks wrote an essay in the Players' Tribune, describing a police encounter in 2008 in which he was...

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'Everyday Saint' to give behind-the-scenes look at Thunder’s Marc St. Yves

Marc St. Yves has long shied away from the spotlight. Forty years of working behind the scenes had conditioned him to stay...

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Coronavirus could leave lasting financial impacts on Thunder, fellow small-market teams

The coronavirus pandemic has shut down the NBA for the last three months, and it could leave long-term effects on how...

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'We don't have any idea what this is going to be like:' Thunder GM Sam Presti embraces uncertainty as NBA moves forward with season

The NBA season will resume with 22 teams playing at Disney World. That much has been known since Thursday, but even the July 31...

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OKC Thunder: Luguentz Dort 'clearly someone we want to have with us'

The Thunder had a looming decision to make in March with rookie guard Luguentz Dort.

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Thunder GM Sam Presti: 'Meaningful change doesn't come from listening alone'

Before Sam Presti addressed any questions about basketball on a Sunday conference call, the Thunder general manager spoke for...

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OKC Thunder: Sam Presti updates Andre Roberson's status

It's been two years, four months and 11 days since Andre Roberson ruptured the patellar tendon in his left knee.

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OKC Thunder refresher: What you might have forgotten about 2019-20 season

Dennis Schröder’s go-ahead layup off a steal and Chris Paul’s defensive stand against Jayson Tatum capped an 18-point Thunder...

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Pros and cons: How the NBA's restart plan affects the Thunder

The Thunder and 21 other teams will meet at Disney World this summer to resume the NBA season. The return-to-play format is...

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OKC Thunder: NBA Board of Governors approve plan to resume season

The NBA Board of Governors approved a tentative plan Thursday to resume the season with 22 teams, including the Thunder, on...

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NBA owners approve 22-team restart plan

The NBA Board of Governors approved a plan Thursday to resume the season, 85 days after the season was suspended when Jazz...

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OKC Thunder rookie Darius Bazley plays in local Skinz League, but likely for last time this summer

Thunder rookie Darius Bazley returned to the court Monday night. Not downtown at Chesapeake Energy Arena, but 12 miles north at...

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Report: NBA to invite 22 teams to resume season in Orlando

The NBA is expected to invite 22 teams to Disney World in Orlando, Florida to resume the season July 31, ESPN's Adrian...

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'This is bigger than me': Atlanta Hawks star Trae Young delivers unifying message in Norman

NORMAN — Trae Young stepped to the microphone to address an amphitheater dotted with protesters. Some were his family and...

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Thunder release statement on 'tragic reality of racial injustice in America'

The Thunder released a statement Monday, one week after George Floyd was killed while in police custody in Minneapolis.

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Watch: Trae Young, Atlanta Hawks guard and former OU star, speaks at Norman rally

Trae Young spoke in front of a hometown crowd Monday afternoon in peaceful protest of racial injustice and the death of George...

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Report: Thunder chairman Clay Bennett speaks up for small-market teams

Thunder chairman Clay Bennett gave voice to small-market teams on the NBA's Board of Governors call Friday, according to an...

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Thunder's Billy Donovan flipped script in contract's final season with 'one of the more masterful jobs' in NBA

Billy Donovan entered the season as a lame duck, a coach without a contract past the 2019-20 campaign. Three consecutive...

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'These problems are all of our problems:' Nick Collison donates to NAACP Legal Defense Fund

Nick Collison announced Friday that he donated $20,000 to the NAACP Legal Defense Fund in memory of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery...

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NBA return-to-play possibilities, and how they affect the Thunder

The NBA is still deciding how to resume the season. And as ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported Wednesday, “there’s no current...

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Jazz or Heat: Which team would the Thunder rather face if the playoff format changes?

With the NBA season already flipped upside down, it might be time to shake things up East to West. How about a Thunder vs. Heat...

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Thunder: Chris Paul featured in 'Blackballed,' revisiting Donald Sterling Clippers era

"Blackballed" revisits the Clippers' playoff run in 2014 when the Donald Sterling tape came out.

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Chris Paul speaks for players: 'We want to play'

Thunder point guard Chris Paul is adamant about getting back on the court.

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Thunder: Maurice Cheeks reflects on facing Michael Jordan before 'The Last Dance' finale

Maurice Cheeks and his friends used to take two buses from the South Side to get to Chicago Stadium on the Near West Side for...

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'Last Dance' Stories: How Dennis Rodman landed at Southeastern Oklahoma State

Lonn Reisman knows how it all sounds. A kid from South Dallas — who didn’t even play high school basketball — winds up in...

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NBA optimistic about return, but questions still linger

NBA power brokers, from star players to influential owners, are reportedly optimistic that the season will resume. Here’s a...

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Report: Chris Paul, fellow stars in favor of resuming season

Thunder point guard Chris Paul arranged a conference call Monday that included the NBA's biggest stars, according to Chris...

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Oklahoma City tattoo artist Joe McCormick makes inroads with local athletes

Joe McCormick was in first grade when Mary Lou Booker told McCormick’s mom that Joe was going to be an artist some day. “At...

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Thunder Legacy Series: Nazr Mohammed explains his front-office job

Some tried to steer Nazr Mohammed into coaching, but Mohammed knew he wanted an NBA front-office job before his playing career...

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'We believe in walking the walk': Former Thunder center Nazr Mohammed finishes Kentucky degree

Nazr Mohammed expects straight A’s from his three kids, so it was only fair that he be transparent with his grades this...

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Thunder practice facility remains closed as some teams reopen

The Thunder practice facility remained closed Friday, the first day some NBA teams were allowed to reopen their facilities to...

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Thunder season ticket holders offered refund options

The Thunder emailed season ticket holders Wednesday with refund options for the eight remaining home games.

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Thunder's return to practice facility unclear as three teams plan to reopen Friday

It’s unclear when the Thunder plans to reopen its practice facility. The team provided no update as of 5 p.m. Thursday, instead...

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Thunder: Chris Paul to give virtual commencement speech for graduates

Chris Paul will soon be available to deliver a virtual commencement address.

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OKC Thunder's Chris Paul in elite NBA company as he turns 35

Chris Paul turns 35 on Wednesday, an age in which only the brightest of stars can outpace the dimming effects of time. When...

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As KBO opens play, all eyes on former Tulsa Union star Drew Rucinski

Drew Rucinski took the mound on a cloudy afternoon in Daegu, South Korea, as Monday night gave way to Tuesday morning in the...

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Thunder Legacy Series: Nenad Krstic saw 'great potential' in first OKC team

Sam Presti flew to Moscow in December 2008 to recruit a 7-foot center with an injured left knee and no sure plan to return to...

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Thunder Buddies Podcast: Recapping Presti Presser

Welcome to the home of our Thunder Buddies podcast, named, in part, from Universal Studios' comedy 'Ted,' but inspired by our...

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Thunder: Sam Presti not committed to reopen practice facility May 8

The NBA has targeted May 8 as the earliest day teams can reopen their practice facilities, but Thunder general manager Sam...

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NBA delays reopening of team practice facilities

The NBA announced Monday that team practice facilities will reopen no earlier than May 8.

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Thunder Legacy Series: Anthony Morrow remembers highs and lows of 2015-16 season

Anthony Morrow played for nine teams in eight NBA seasons, but the former sharpshooter most identifies with the Thunder. Morrow...

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Thunder: Andre Roberson says he's 'kinda past the rehab stage'

Whenever the NBA returns, Thunder guard Andre Roberson might return with it.

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OKC Thunder: Caron Butler 'still happy to this day' for brief Thunder stint

When Caron Butler and the Bucks agreed to a buyout in February 2014, Butler’s list of suitors was impressive. Both the Spurs...

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Russell Westbrook assisting Operation 42, helping hospitals that primarily serve black communities

To celebrate Jackie Robinson Day on Wednesday, Russell Westbrook announced that he's helping launch Operation 42 — an...

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OKC Thunder: Allie Quigley feels the love after beating Chris Paul in HORSE

Allie Quigley walked to the left wing, or the closest thing to it on her driveway court, and described her upcoming attempt: a...

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OKC museum director Kari Watkins: 'An experience of a lifetime'
Watkins has been the executive director of the memorial and museum for more than two decades

Kari Watkins started as a part-time communications director working 20 hours a week. That was 1996, before the Oklahoma City...

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Family, friends, complete strangers gather to honor Army vet on his 100th birthday in Yukon

YUKON — William York peered through his glass front door. He had to see what all the honking was about. His neighborhood had...

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Remembrance Ceremony will have different feel due to coronavirus
This year's ceremony will be a taped special due to restrictions on large gatherings

The gravity of 168 seconds of silence will still linger. The names of the 168 lives lost in the bombing will still be read. But...

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Rudy Gobert addresses reported rocky relationship with Donovan Mitchell

The night of March 11 in Oklahoma City created a rift between Jazz stars Rudy Gobert and Donovan Mitchell that still needs to...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Isolation measures leading to increase in domestic violence

Local agencies that help victims of domestic violence are expanding their services at a time when isolation measures intended...

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Chris Paul, Trae Young eliminated from H-O-R-S-E tournament

Trae Young and Chris Paul were the favorites to win the NBA Horse Challenge, but both were dealt first-round exits Sunday night.

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Confirmed COVID-19 cases up to 1,970 in Oklahoma

The Oklahoma State Department of Health announced Sunday there are now 1,970 confirmed coronavirus cases in Oklahoma.

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Thunder Legacy Series: Cole Aldrich learned 'invaluable lessons' in OKC tenure

Cole Aldrich was picked 11th overall by New Orleans in the 2010 NBA Draft, but he was flipped to the Thunder in a draft day...

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Trae Young, Chris Paul favorites in H-O-R-S-E tournament

Young is a 2-to-1 favorite to win the event, according to odds from BetOnline. Paul is just behind Young with 5-to-2 odds.

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Confirmed COVID-19 cases up to 1,868 in Oklahoma

The Oklahoma State Department of Health announced Saturday there are now 1,868 confirmed coronavirus cases in Oklahoma.

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Local author remembers his father

Richard Walts, a former chief of the Fort Sill Fire Department, died April 3 from the coronavirus. He was 73. Walts was a...

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'Enjoy yourself a steak … or three': Thunder Run video game provides timely distraction during coronavirus pandemic

Gray smoke billows from the Thunder’s broken down bus. It’s almost tip-off time, so players are left with one option. Run to...

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Arts Council, Positive Tomorrows assembling art-to-go kits

Arts Council Oklahoma City and Positive Tomorrows are teaming up to provide children in need with art-to-go kits.

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Richison Family Foundation donates $100,000 to local charter school

Paycom founder and CEO Chad Richison, through the Richison Family Foundation, has given a $100,000 gift to Stanley Hupfeld...

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Chris Paul, Trae Young to participate in H-O-R-S-E competition

Local stars Chris Paul and Trae Young will participate in a nationally televised H-O-R-S-E competition.

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Mask makers unite in grassroots effort

The CDC advises wearing cloth face coverings in public settings where it’s difficult to maintain social distancing. Several...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Local mask making group expands operation

Friends and neighbors in Oklahoma City's Crown Heights have formed a group known as the 405 Mask Makers, and they're asking for...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Local mental health nonprofit offering free therapy to workers on front line

The Green Shoe Foundation, a local mental health nonprofit, is offering free telehealth therapy sessions to medical...

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Thunder's Dennis Schröder sued for alleged property damage to rental home

Thunder point guard Dennis Schröder is being sued for alleged property damage to his former Nichols Hills rental home. The...

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'I actually … was scared': Thunder's Danilo Gallinari recounts 'night that changed basketball forever'

Thunder forward Danilo Gallinari, in a Players' Tribune story headlined "The night that changed basketball forever," gave a...

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Isolation could lead to alcohol consumption issues, expert says

Dr. Kimberlee Wilson is already thinking about the next wave of patients she might see once the surge of coronavirus cases dips...

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'It's deeper than basketball': Thunder to launch Legacy Network for former players

Anthony Morrow read a book to a group of first graders on Thursday, and after the virtual class came a question and answer...

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Oklahoma liquor stores see sales spike amid outbreak

Liquor stores across the Oklahoma City metro have seen a spike in sales over the last month as people quarantine themselves...

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Report: Terrance Ferguson, Darius Bazley assured bulk of 2019-20 salary

Thunder guard Terrance Ferguson and forward Darius Bazley are among a small group of NBA players who are assured a vast...

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'Someone I love like a brother': Dayton's Anthony Grant, Thunder's Billy Donovan achieved separate successes this season

Hours before the NBA went dark, Jazz coach Quin Snyder praised Billy Donovan and talked of how they knew each other from when...

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Thunder: Chris Paul enjoying time at home as dad

Chris Paul said he’s getting his first taste of what retirement might feel like.

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Thunder: With salary cap uncertainty, assessing contract situations for 2020-21

Beyond the uncertainty of whether this NBA season can be salvaged is another looming question: How will the 2020-21 season be...

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'We're all in this together': Thunder's Danilo Gallinari to fund coronavirus test kits

Thunder forward Danilo Gallinari announced Friday that he's partnering with the Oklahoma City-County Health Department to...

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Rudy Gobert, Donovan Mitchell cleared of coronavirus

All Utah Jazz players and staff, including Rudy Gobert and Donovan Mitchell, have completed their 14 days of isolation and...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Lupus sufferers fear loss of drug anecdotally touted for COVID-19

Faith Burdette opened her pill bottle as soon as hydroxychloroquine became the subject of a White House coronavirus news...

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Former Thunder assistant Anthony Grant named AP Coach of the Year

Former Thunder assistant Anthony Grant was named AP Coach of the Year on Tuesday after guiding Dayton to a 29-2 record that...

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Ranking the top 10 comebacks of the Thunder's 2019-20 season ... so far

The Thunder, in its last game before the season was suspended, overcame an 18-point deficit to beat the Celtics at TD Garden....

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'Be as selfless as possible:' Thunder's Chris Paul shares uplifting message

It was the first time Paul has publicly spoken since the Thunder-Jazz game was postponed and the NBA season suspended last...

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Four more individuals in NBA organizations test positive for COVID-19

A member of the Denver Nuggets organization tested positive for the coronavirus on Thursday, the team announced.

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Report: NBA shutting down team training facilities

All NBA team training facilities will be shut down to players and and staff starting Friday, The Athletic's Shams Charania...

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'That’s why he is who he is': How Thunder VP Donnie Strack went from Pacers ball boy to being at center of historic NBA night

David Craig had the same first instruction for every Pacers ball boy he hired. Look up two words, the veteran trainer would...

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Report: NBA teams expect G League season to soon be canceled

The rest of the G League season could be the first cut from the NBA calendar due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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Jazz center Rudy Gobert updates health status in video

Jazz center Rudy Gobert, in a video posted to Twitter on Sunday, said he's feeling "a little better every single day."

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Jazz center Rudy Gobert to assist Oklahoma City families affected by coronavirus

Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert will donate $100,000 to families in Oklahoma City who have been affected by the coronavirus, the...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Frankie J 'won't ever forget' his impromptu halftime show before Thunder-Jazz game

Thunder entertainment coordinator Candace Coonrod turned to Frankie J and his crew and delivered the news. “Alright, guys,”...

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FAQs as NBA suspends season following Thunder-Jazz game

The NBA suspended its season Wednesday night after Jazz center Rudy Gobert tested positive for the coronavirus. By Thursday...

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Thunder-Jazz: Timeline of surreal night that stopped NBA

Oklahoma City was the epicenter of a surreal night in sports history.

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell visited Del City High School before testing positive for disease

Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell visited Del City High School on Wednesday morning. On Thursday morning, Mitchell tested...

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'I've never seen anything like this:' Fans react to Thunder-Jazz postponement

Jeremy Tilton and his 9-year-old daughter Elise stayed in their seats in an otherwise empty section of Chesapeake Energy Arena.

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Thunder: Steven Adams reacts to possibility of NBA games without fans

Thunder center Steven Adams did his best to imagine playing an NBA game in an empty arena.

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Thunder vs. Jazz lineups, tip-off time and TV info

Jazz at Thunder When: 7 p.m., Wednesday Where: Chesapeake Energy Arena, OKC TV: FS Oklahoma (Cox 37/HD 722, DirecTV 675,...

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Thunder: Jazz come to town as possible playoff opponent

The Thunder will host the Jazz on Wednesday night in what could be a possible first-round playoff matchup.

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'I just took the long path:' LiAngelo Ball chasing NBA dream in Oklahoma City

LiAngelo has been living in Oklahoma City since December as a G League practice player. On Monday, the OKC Blue signed him to a...

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Thunder's Abdel Nader 'impacts winning' with improved defense

BOSTON — Celtics staff members gave a friendly nod to Abdel Nader as they passed him in the narrow hallway outside the...

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Thunder: Billy Donovan updates injury status of Darius Bazley

Thunder forward Darius Bazley has reached the four-week mark in his recovery from a right knee bone bruise.

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‘SGA out, Thunder rolls’: How OKC stunned the Celtics minus leading scorer Shai Gilgeous-Alexander

BOSTON — Thunder guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander sat out Sunday for the first time this season. Thunder coach Billy Donovan said...

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'I don’t discriminate against wins': Thunder steal win at Celtics thanks to Chris Paul, Dennis Schröder

BOSTON — Chris Paul turned to Billy Donovan and told his coach which Celtic he wanted to guard: Jayson Tatum. “Are you sure...

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Thunder: Shai Gilgeous-Alexander out against Celtics

Thunder guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander will not play Sunday night at Boston, a team spokesman confirmed before the game.

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'That guy sees the game like Phil Barlow': Why Thunder GM Sam Presti is regularly reminded of a Boston prep star

Sam Presti needs a few minutes to load the memories of 20 years ago, but once his brain recalibrates to those Boston days, the...

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'It's easy for people to forget': First responders from Oklahoma City bombing and 9/11 honored before Thunder-Knicks

NEW YORK — They stood as one, connected by the fabric of the American flag they stretched across midcourt at Madison Square...

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Thunder Buddies Podcast: Garden Party

Welcome to the home of our Thunder Buddies podcast, named, in part, from Universal Studios' comedy 'Ted,' but inspired by our...

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Thunder: Coronavirus hits close to home for Danilo Gallinari

Italy, Gallinari's home, has been among the hardest-hit countries of the global health crisis.

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'I was looking forward to playing here': Thunder's Chris Paul puts on a show vs. Knicks at Madison Square Garden

NEW YORK — No matter the away venue, Chris Paul is regularly booed during pregame introductions. But not at Madison Square...

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Report: NBA teams should make plans for games without fans because of coronavirus

NEW YORK — The coronavirus outbreak could soon be impacting the NBA. As first reported by The Athletic’s Shams Charania on...

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'Those guys are the new wave': Thunder's Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and Knicks' RJ Barrett boosting Canadian basketball

DETROIT — Before Shai Gilgeous-Alexander addressed reporters after dropping 27 points in a win against the Pistons on...

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Thunder: Shai Gilgeous-Alexander developing into sneaky shot blocker

Gilgeous-Alexander has developed into a sly shot blocker in his sophomore season. Among all guards, Gilgeous-Alexander ranks...

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Thunder Buddies Podcast: Driving through Detroit

Welcome to the home of our Thunder Buddies podcast, named, in part, from Universal Studios' comedy 'Ted,' but inspired by our...

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'You got to come out aggressive': How the Thunder's trio of point guards led OKC past Pistons

DETROIT — Shai Gilgeous-Alexander eased into a 3-pointer for the game’s first bucket. Chris Paul swiped a steal for a runout...

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Danilo Gallinari clutch for Thunder at Pistons playing second night of back-to-back

DETROIT — Danilo Gallinari started Wednesday night at Detroit. Unremarkable in that it’s his usual role, but surprising given...

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Thunder Buddies Podcast: Not so Super Tuesday

Welcome to the home of our Thunder Buddies podcast, named, in part, from Universal Studios' comedy 'Ted,' but inspired by our...

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Thunder: Where Shai Gilgeous-Alexander ranks on ESPN's list of under-25 stars

ESPN released a list Wednesday ranking the top-25 NBA players under the age of 25 based on potential.

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Thunder at Pistons lineups, tip-off time and TV info

Thunder at Pistons When: 6 p.m., Wednesday Where: Little Caesars Arena, Detroit TV: FS Oklahoma (Cox 37/HD 722, DirecTV 675,...

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'He’s high character': Clippers' Doc Rivers praises Thunder's Shai Gilgeous-Alexander as 'different kid'

Doc Rivers described Shai Gilgeous-Alexander as a “different kid,” but the Clippers coach meant it as praise....

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Five takeaways from the Thunder's loss to the Clippers

Kawhi Leonard missed the first two Thunder-Clippers matchups. But he and Paul George were healthy Tuesday night, and they...

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Report: LiAngelo Ball expected to sign G League contract

LiAngelo Ball, who has practiced with the Oklahoma City Blue since mid December, is soon expected to sign a G League contract,...

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Thunder vs. Clippers lineups, tip-off time and TV info

Clippers at Thunder When: 7 p.m. Tuesday Where: Chesapeake Energy Arena, Oklahoma City TV: FS Oklahoma (Cox 37/HD 722, DirecTV...

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Where Thunder stands in Western Conference championship, NBA title odds

Before games tip-off Monday night, the Jazz, Thunder and Mavericks are all within one game of each other in the Western...

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Thunder: Chris Paul reacts to former agent Leon Rose being named Knicks president

Leon Rose, one of the most prominent player agents in the NBA, was named president of the New York Knicks on Monday.

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Thunder: Kevin Hervey forges new path from UT-Arlington to NBA

Kevin Hervey dribbled down the left wing, shook Robin Lopez with a Euro step and finished a left-handed layup off the glass....

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'They can go on runs': How the Bucks handed the Thunder the worst loss in OKC history

The Bucks and the Thunder tipped off as the owners of the two best records in the NBA since the beginning of December....

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Thunder Buddies Podcast: Royal Escape

Welcome to the home of our Thunder Buddies podcast, named, in part, from Universal Studios' comedy 'Ted,' but inspired by our...

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Thunder's win against Kings swings on third-quarter play

Nemanja Bjelica wrapped up Dennis Schroder for an unnecessary take foul, the sort of fast-break stopping foul that occurs a...

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Thunder's Chris Paul gives Langston University 'jolt of energy' with support of HBCUs

When Chris Paul strolled into Chesapeake Energy Arena wearing a bright orange Langston University hat, Langston point guard...

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Thunder Buddies Podcast: Improba-Bull

Welcome to the home of our Thunder Buddies podcast, named, in part, from Universal Studios' comedy 'Ted,' but inspired by our...

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'It’s always gonna be a challenge' but Thunder sets team record with ninth-straight road win

Zach LaVine’s buzzer beater sailed wide left and the Thunder wrote a new line in its record book. The Thunder’s 124-122 win...

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Five takeaways from the Thunder's win at the Bulls

The Thunder avoided a second-half collapse Tuesday night with a 124-122 win against the Bulls.

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'They know what they’re doing': Why Thunder rookie Luguentz Dort is patient with eyes on NBA contract

On one court, Chris Paul and Shai Gilgeous-Alexander argued over who won their impromptu 3-point contest. Steven Adams and...

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Thunder Buddies Podcast: Skip to my Lu

Welcome to the home of our Thunder Buddies podcast, named, in part, from Universal Studios' comedy 'Ted,' but inspired by our...

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'Those guys did a great job shoring up the middle': Thunder's Nerlens Noel, Steven Adams dominate Spurs in paint

Spurs point guard Dejounte Murray drove down a seemingly open lane, but Thunder center Nerlens Noel was lurking at the rim....

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Five takeaways from the Thunder's win against the Spurs

The Thunder surged past the Spurs 131-103 Sunday night at Chesapeake Energy Arena. It tied for the second biggest Thunder...

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Where the Thunder's Billy Donovan, Dennis Schröder and Shai Gilgeous-Alexander stand in award races

Chris Paul has already been named an All-Star, but more individual honors could be coming for the Thunder. Billy Donovan has a...

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Thunder Buddies Podcast: Down goes Denver

Welcome to the home of our Thunder Buddies podcast, named, in part, from Universal Studios' comedy 'Ted,' but inspired by our...

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'He was awesome tonight': Steven Adams was Thunder's 'rock' in win against Nuggets

When Steven Adams was asked Thursday about his upcoming wrestling match with Nikola Jokic, Adams shrugged. “He’s obviously a...

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How the Thunder's remaining schedule compares to Western Conference foes

The unofficial second half of the NBA season is more accurately the final third of an 82-game marathon. Regardless of time...

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Thunder: Dennis Schroder describes 'different vibe' without Russell Westbrook

After practice Thursday, Schroder was reminded of his exit interview quote about Donovan. Schroder was asked if this Thunder...

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Thunder: Billy Donovan encouraged John Beilein to make college to NBA leap

Before John Beilein left Michigan to coach the Cleveland Cavaliers, Beilein called Billy Donovan — a rare coach who...

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Thunder Buddies Podcast: All-Star recap

Welcome to the home of our Thunder Buddies podcast, named, in part, from Universal Studios' comedy 'Ted,' but inspired by our...

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Thunder: Adam Silver consulted Chris Paul on day of Kobe Bryant's death

NBA commissioner Adam Silver consulted Chris Paul in the hours after Kobe Bryant was killed in a helicopter crash, Silver said...

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Thunder: Chris Paul 'very serious' about 2020 Olympics

Thunder point guard Chris Paul said Saturday that he's "very serious" about representing Team USA in the 2020 Olympics this...

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Thunder: Lack of hotels keeping Oklahoma City from hosting NBA All-Star game

Trae Young was asked Saturday if he'd like to see the NBA All-Star game in Oklahoma City some day.

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'We got a steal:' Thunder center Mike Muscala returns to Bucknell for jersey retirement

The final minutes of the 2013 Patriot League championship game were ticking away, and No. 1 seed Bucknell had yet to build a...

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'This is the guy': How Billy Donovan made Florida basketball a national brand

Billy Donovan arrived for dinner at Red Prime steakhouse, not knowing he was the subject of a ruse. It was early October, and...

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Thunder Buddies podcast: Shimmying in New Orleans

Welcome to the home of our Thunder Buddies podcast, named, in part, from Universal Studios' comedy 'Ted,' but inspired by our...

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With a Steven Adams shimmy, Thunder heads into All-Star break with wild win vs. Pelicans

Rather than dwelling on a three-game losing streak for the next week, the Thunder is entering the All-Star break with a...

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Thunder: What Shai Gilgeous-Alexander's Rising Stars appearance says about All-Star potential

Thunder guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander will suit up Friday in his second Rising Stars game.

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Thunder at Pelicans lineups, tip-off time and TV info

Thunder at Pelicans When: 7 p.m. Thursday Where: Smoothie King Center, New Orleans TV: FS Oklahoma (Cox 37/HD 722, DirecTV 675,...

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Thunder: Hamidou Diallo, Zion Williamson once competed in dunk contest

Hamidou Diallo and Zion Williamson squared off in an epic 2016 dunk contest.

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Thunder Buddies podcast: Spurs spoil homestand

Welcome to the home of our Thunder Buddies podcast, named, in part, from Universal Studios' comedy 'Ted,' but inspired by our...

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Thunder valued at $1.575 billion, according to Forbes

The Thunder ranks 20th among NBA franchises in value, according to a Forbes list published Tuesday.

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Thunder: Gregg Popovich compliments Chris Paul's leadership

Spurs coach Gregg Popovich was his typical ornery self Tuesday. When he was asked about Chris Paul before the game, Popovich...

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Five takeaways from the Thunder's loss to the Spurs

The Thunder dropped its second consecutive home game Tuesday in a 114-106 loss to the Spurs. Here are five takeaways from the...

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Thunder: Bucknell to retire Mike Muscala's jersey

The Bucknell men's basketball program will retire Mike Muscala's No. 31 jersey Saturday during a halftime ceremony.

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'Oklahoma gave me so much': Why former Thunder player Enes Kanter remains fan favorite in OKC

A gruff voice from a few rows back greeted Enes Kanter as the Celtics center stood at the scorer’s table ready to check in....

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Thunder Buddies Podcast: Outsmarted

Welcome to the home of our Thunder Buddies podcast, named, in part, from Universal Studios' comedy 'Ted,' but inspired by our...

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'He’s an All-Star, he deserves it': How Jayson Tatum and Celtics outmuscled the Thunder

Jayson Tatum was playing pinball. The Celtics forward missed at the rim only to jump and catch his own rebound and flick...

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How Thunder stacks up in Western Conference playoff race after trade deadline

Thunder fans were giddy when Danilo Gallinari’s name was announced. The NBA trade deadline was 29 hours in the rearview mirror...

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Thunder Buddies podcast: Motoring past the Pistons

Welcome to the home of our Thunder Buddies podcast, named, in part, from Universal Studios' comedy 'Ted,' but inspired by our...

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Thunder's trio of point guards lead balanced attack

Chris Paul, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and Dennis Schroder took turns in slowly but efficiently dismantling Detroit. The trio of...

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Five takeaways from the Thunder's win against the Pistons

The Thunder recorded its fourth consecutive victory Friday night, beating the Pistons 108-101. Here are five takeaways from the...

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Thunder Buddies Podcast: Trade deadline special

Welcome to the home of our Thunder Buddies podcast, named, in part, from Universal Studios' comedy 'Ted,' but inspired by our...

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Thunder vs. Pistons lineups, tip-off time and TV info

Pistons at Thunder When: 7 p.m. Friday Where: Chesapeake Energy Arena, Oklahoma City TV: FSOK (Cox 37/HD 722, DirecTV 675,...

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Thunder: LeBron James drafts Chris Paul for All-Star game

Thunder point guard Chris Paul will represent Team LeBron in the All-Star game.

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Thunder: Shai Gilgeous-Alexander to replace Derrick Rose in All-Star Skills Challenge

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander will add another event to his All-Star weekend plans.

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NBA trade tracker: Following every deadline deal

Thunder forward Danilo Gallinari might be on the move to Miami in one of several trades that could happen between Thursday...

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Thunder Buddies Podcast: Closing out the Cavs

Welcome to the home of our Thunder Buddies podcast, named, in part, from Universal Studios' comedy 'Ted,' but inspired by our...

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Thunder: Why Luguentz Dort started over Terrance Ferguson in Ferguson's return

Billy Donovan faced a difficult decision with his starting lineup Wednesday night. Ride with rookie guard Luguentz Dort, an...

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Thunder: Chris Paul logs career game No. 1,000 as OKC tops Cleveland

Ava Heardt, on the night of her 13th birthday, was waiting courtside for Chris Paul. And she was holding a can’t-miss sign....

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Thunder vs. Cavaliers lineups, tip-off time and TV info

Cavaliers at Thunder When: 7 p.m. Wednesday Where: Chesapeake Energy Arena, Oklahoma City TV: FS Oklahoma (Cox 37/HD 722,...

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Thunder: Hamidou Diallo will not defend Slam Dunk title

Thunder guard Hamidou Diallo will not defend his 2019 Slam Dunk Contest title.

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Dennis Schroder: Chris Paul changing Thunder culture

Thunder point guard Dennis Schroder opted for a wide lens when answering a narrow question about Chris Paul being named an...

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Chris Paul, Thunder teammates address NBA trade deadline

Chris Paul's future in Oklahoma City was uncertain from the day he was traded from the Rockets to the Thunder in July.

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Thunder: Isaiah Roby a natural fit in Oklahoma City

Isaiah Roby entered the NBA without a wardrobe to match the fashion-forward league. The rookie endured a few jabs from veteran...

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Thunder: Numbers explain why OKC has second-best mark since Thanksgiving

Two of the biggest days on the NFL calendar have bookended one of the most surprising stretches of success in the NBA. From...

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Thunder Buddies podcast: Surging past the Suns

Welcome to the home of our Thunder Buddies podcast, named, in part, from Universal Studios' comedy 'Ted,' but inspired by our...

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Five takeaways from the Thunder's win against the Suns

The Thunder rallied from a late deficit Friday night to beat the Suns 111-107 in Phoenix.

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Thunder: Terrance Ferguson listed as out against Suns

Terrance Ferguson is listed as out for the Thunder's game Friday night against the Suns.

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Thunder: Shai Gilgeous-Alexander to play in Rising Stars game at All-Star weekend

Thunder guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander will represent the World Team in the Rising Stars game at All-Star weekend.

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Crowning moment comes for rookie Dort

With the NBA trade deadline a week away, an overachieving Thunder squad has found an internal upgrade in Luguentz Dort....

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Thunder: Clock ticking on Luguentz Dort's two-way contract

Billy Donovan said he’s not keeping track of the days, but Luguentz Dort has made 45 a number worth circling in the Thunder...

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Thunder Buddies Podcast: Lu Dort show in Sacramento

Welcome to the home of our Thunder Buddies podcast, named, in part, from Universal Studios' comedy 'Ted,' but inspired by our...

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Luguentz Dort scores career-high 23 points as Thunder surge past Kings

With the NBA trade deadline a week away, an overachieving Thunder squad has found an internal upgrade in Luguentz Dort.

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Thunder: Chris Paul posts tribute to Kobe Bryant

Chris Paul posted a photo Tuesday of Kobe Bryant lifting Chris Paul Jr. high in the air after a Lakers-Clippers game.

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Thunder: Abdel Nader upgraded to questionable

Thunder guard Abdel Nader has been upgraded from out to questionable in the latest injury report released Wednesday afternoon.

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Thunder at Kings lineups, tip-off time and TV info

Thunder at Kings When: 9 p.m. Wednesday Where: Golden 1 Center, Sacramento TV: FSOK (Cox 37/HD 722, DirecTV 675, U-verse...

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Chris Paul's absence felt in Thunder's loss to Mavericks

Thunder coach Billy Donovan was asked three times Monday night about the absence of Chris Paul and how it affected his team....

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Thunder: Steven Adams playing through ankle injury

Thunder center Steven Adams has been limited in his two games since returning from a left ankle sprain.

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Thunder falls to Mavericks in first game without Chris Paul

Thunder point guard Chris Paul was away from the team Monday night for what was officially listed as personal reasons. Paul's...

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Five takeaways from the Thunder's loss to the Mavericks

The Mavericks led from the end of the first quarter through the final whistle in a 107-97 win against the Thunder on Monday...

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Watch: Thunder and Mavericks honor Kobe Bryant after opening tip

The Thunder and Mavericks, following teams across the NBA, honored Kobe Bryant after the opening tip Monday night.

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Thunder: Chris Paul away from team following death of Kobe Bryant

Thunder point guard Chris Paul is away from the team Monday night for what's officially listed as personal reasons.

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Thunder: Terrance Ferguson, Abdel Nader out against Mavericks

Terrance Ferguson and Abdel Nader are listed as out for the Thunder's game Monday night against the Mavericks.

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Thunder: Looking back on two-year anniversary of Andre Roberson's injury

A persistent mist made for an unpleasant November afternoon, but Andre Roberson’s warm smile counterracted the grayness of it...

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NBA players react to death of Lakers legend Kobe Bryant

Lakers legend Kobe Bryant died Sunday in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, California. He was 41.

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Thunder Buddies Podcast: TIMBERRRRRR!!!

Welcome to the home of our Thunder Buddies podcast, named, in part, from Universal Studios' comedy 'Ted,' but inspired by our...

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Thunder journal: Darius Bazley's clutch shots halt Timberwolves runs

Darius Bazley was responsible for two of the Thunder’s biggest shots Saturday night in a 113-104 win against the Timberwolves....

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Five takeaways from the Thunder's win at the Timberwolves

The Thunder logged a fifth consecutive victory with a 113-104 win against the Timberwolves on Saturday night at Target Center.

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Injuries piling up for Thunder ahead of Timberwolves game

The Thunder will be without at least two starters Saturday night at Minnesota.

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Thunder: Nerlens Noel undergoes surgery for facial fracture

Thunder center Nerlens Noel underwent a successful surgery to repair a fracture to the zygomatic arch in his left cheek, the...

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Thunder: Trae Young catches Chris Paul with rip move

Trae Young caught Chris Paul with Paul's own move.

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Thunder Buddies podcast: Soaring past the Hawks

Welcome to the home of our Thunder Buddies podcast, named, in part, from Universal Studios' comedy 'Ted,' but inspired by our...

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Thunder at Timberwolves lineups, tip-off time and TV info

Thunder at Timberwolves When: 7 p.m. Saturday Where: Target Center, Minneapolis TV: FS Oklahoma (Cox 37/HD 722, DirecTV 675,...

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NBA All-Star starter Trae Young is 'no doubt' one of the top 12 players in the Eastern Conference, says Hawks coach

Trae Young had to check with his training staff Friday morning to see if he was scheduled for a weightlifting session. Because...

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'Always confident in him': Mike Muscala haunts old club with 3-point barrage in Thunder's 140-111 win vs. Hawks

Hawks assistant coach Melvin Hunt bellowed the instructions to rearrange his defense. “You got Musky, you got Musky,” Hunt...

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Thunder trades Justin Patton to Mavericks for Isaiah Roby

The Thunder has traded center Justin Patton to the Mavericks for Isaiah Roby, according to The Athletic's Shams Charania.

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'Always be careful about being a fan:' Trae Young prepares to face idol Chris Paul in homecoming game

Trae Young’s No. 3 Hornets jersey is tattered, but that’s what time will do. Chris Paul’s NBA career began 14 years ago in...

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Thunder Buddies Podcast: Alley-ooping on Orlando

Welcome to the home of our Thunder Buddies podcast, named, in part, from Universal Studios' comedy 'Ted,' but inspired by our...

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Thunder journal: Dennis Schroder ties season high in points and assists against Magic

Dennis Schroder was scoreless in the first quarter, but his offensive outbursts can happen in a flash. The Thunder’s super...

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Five takeaways from the Thunder's win against the Magic

The Thunder beat the Magic 120-114 Wednesday night in Orlando to move to a season-high seven games above .500.

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Thunder: Steven Adams, Nerlens Noel questionable against Magic

Thunder centers Steven Adams and Nerlens Noel are questionable to play Wednesday night against the Magic, according to the...

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Thunder at Magic lineups, tip-off time and TV info

Thunder at Magic When: 6 p.m. Wednesday Where: Amway Center, Orlando TV: FSOK (Cox 37/HD 722, DirecTV 675, U-verse 751/1751)...

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Two missed fouls in final minutes led to James Harden turnovers in Thunder's win at Rockets

The Thunder's 17-point comeback Monday against the Rockets was aided by favorable whistles.

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Thunder Buddies Podcast: Blasting past Rockets

Welcome to the home of our Thunder Buddies podcast, named, in part, from Universal Studios' comedy 'Ted,' but inspired by our...

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Luguentz Dort plays unlikely hero in Thunder's comeback win against Rockets

James Harden held his right hand up and searched for an explanation. There wasn’t one. There was no explaining how Thunder...

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Thunder: Terrance Ferguson, Abdel Nader out for Rockets game

Terrance Ferguson is listed as out, due to personal reasons, for the Thunder's game against the Rockets on Monday afternoon.

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Thunder: Hamidou Diallo and assistant coach David Akinyooye are a natural match

Hamidou Diallo’s locker is first on the right when entering the Thunder locker room. That’s where assistant coach David...

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Thunder Buddies podcast: Blazing past Portland

Welcome to the home of our Thunder Buddies podcast, named, in part, from Universal Studios' comedy 'Ted,' but inspired by our...

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'He’s such a cerebral player': Chris Paul dazzles in Thunder's blowout win against Trail Blazers

Chris Paul looked to his left, then to his right, but Saturday night he was the Thunder’s best option on offense. Paul eased...

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Five takeaways from the Thunder's win against the Trail Blazers

The Thunder snapped its three-game home losing streak with a 119-106 win against the Trail Blazers on Saturday night at...

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Thunder: Danilo Gallinari, Terrance Ferguson listed as out against Trail Blazers

Thunder forward Danilo Gallinari will rest Saturday night against the Trail Blazers, according to the latest injury report.

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Bam Adebayo and Heat overwhelm Thunder, dealing OKC third consecutive home loss

Nerlens Noel thought he recorded a clean block. Billy Donovan agreed. But referee Scott Wall blew his whistle and called a...

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Thunder Buddies Podcast: Bam! Heat knocks out OKC

Welcome to the home of our Thunder Buddies podcast, named, in part, from Universal Studios' comedy 'Ted,' but inspired by our...

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Thunder vs. Heat lineups, tip-off time and TV info

Heat at Thunder When: 7 p.m., Friday Where: Chesapeake Energy Arena TV: FS Oklahoma (Cox 37/HD 722, DirecTV 675, U-verse...

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Thunder: Chris Paul reacts to groundbreaking WNBA agreement

Thunder point guard Chris Paul, president of the NBA Players Association, has been passionate in his support of the WNBA.

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Thunder: Hamidou Diallo willing to defend Slam Dunk Contest crown if healthy

Hamidou Diallo soared over Shaquille O'Neal in the defining moment of the 2019 NBA Slam Dunk Contest. Diallo was crowned the...

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Thunder: Steven Adams, Nerlens Noel to be reevaluated Friday

Thunder centers Steven Adams and Nerlens Noel will be reevaluated Friday to determine their availability for the Thunder's home...

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Thunder Buddies Podcast: Canada Dry

Welcome to the home of our Thunder Buddies podcast, named, in part, from Universal Studios' comedy 'Ted,' but inspired by our...

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Raptors coach Nick Nurse reflects on time with Oklahoma Storm

Before becoming an NBA champion head coach, Nick Nurse spent two seasons (2001 and 2005) in Enid with the USBL’s Oklahoma...

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Five takeaways from the Thunder's loss to the Raptors

The Thunder fell to the Raptors 130-121 Wednesday night in a thrilling near comeback. Here are five takeaways from the game:

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Makeshift Thunder group has formed NBA's highest-rated lineup

One is a surefire hall of famer. One, a longtime fan favorite. Another is an Atlanta castoff amid a career year. Two arrived...

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Thunder: Justin Patton records highest-scoring game in G League this season

Thunder center Justin Patton, on assignment with the Oklahoma City Blue, scored a career-high 45 points Tuesday night against...

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Thunder Buddies Podcast: Shai Gilgeous-Alexander's historic game

Welcome to the home of our Thunder Buddies podcast, named, in part, from Universal Studios' comedy 'Ted,' but inspired by our...

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Shai Gilgeous-Alexander joins Thunder triple-double club in win against Timberwolves

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander passed to Dennis Schroder, and the ensuing swish was historic. Russell Westbrook, Kevin Durant, Paul...

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Thunder Buddies Podcast: Losing to the Lakers on a starless night

Welcome to the home of our Thunder Buddies podcast, named, in part, from Universal Studios' comedy 'Ted,' but inspired by our...

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Thunder: Nerlens Noel out against Timberwolves

Nerlens Noel is listed as out for the Thunder's game Monday night against the Timberwolves. Noel has missed the last four games...

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Thunder at Timberwolves lineups, tip-off time and TV info

Thunder at Timberwolves When: 7 p.m., Monday Where: Target Center, Minneapolis TV: FSOK (Cox 37/HD 722, DirecTV 675, U-verse...

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'We let them get comfortable': Thunder can't dig out of hole in 125-110 loss to short-handed Lakers

Chants of “Kuuuuz” could have been confused for boos, but the deep and drawn-out tones were celebratory for those clad in...

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Thunder vs. Lakers lineups, tip-off time and TV info

Thunder vs. Lakers When: 7 p.m., Saturday Where: Chesapeake Energy Arena, Oklahoma City TV: FS Oklahoma, NBA TV (Cox 37/HD 722,...

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Thunder: Paul honors former teammates in court dedication

Chris Paul stood in the middle of a vibrant court with waves of blue, yellow, red and purple. The words “family first, family...

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Thunder: Chris Paul honors former Hornets teammates in court dedication

Chris Paul stood in the middle of a vibrant court with waves of blue, yellow, red and purple. The words “family first, family...

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Thunder: Kevin Durant, Kendrick Perkins trade Twitter jabs during Russell Westbrook return

Russell Westbrook was in the middle of his homecoming game in Oklahoma City on Thursday night when a Twitter beef broke out...

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Thunder: Nerlens Noel out for Lakers game

Thunder center Nerlens Noel will not play Saturday night against the Lakers, coach Billy Donovan said after practice Friday.

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Thunder Buddies podcast: The Return of Russ

Welcome to the home of our Thunder Buddies podcast, named, in part, from Universal Studios' comedy 'Ted,' but inspired by our...

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Thunder players reflect on wearing new 'City' uniforms

Thunder players ran onto the court in unfamiliar colors: charcoal and gold.

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'Thank you, Oklahoma!:' Russell Westbrook honors former home in return

Russell Westbrook strolled to the visitor's locker room at Chesapeake Energy Arena wearing all black and a shirt that...

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Five takeaways from the Thunder's win against the Rockets

The Thunder beat the Rockets 113-92 Thursday night in Russell Westbrook’s return to Oklahoma City. Here are five takeaways from...

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Watch: Thunder honors Russell Westbrook with tribute video

Everyone in the building stood as the video board at Chesapeake Energy Arena went dark just before the visiting Rockets were...

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Thunder: Russell Westbrook wears 'Thank you, Oklahoma' on shirt

Russell Westbrook strolled to the visitor's locker room at Chesapeake Energy Arena wearing a shirt that paid tribute to his...

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Thunder: Danilo Gallinari available for Rockets game, Nerlens Noel out

Danilo Gallinari and Nerlens Noel are listed as out for the Thunder's 8:30 p.m. Thursday game against the Rockets.

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'Why not us?:' Russell Westbrook was source of hope for Thunder fans

When Russell Westbrook finishes his pregame handshake routine, he’ll walk across the halfcourt line. And that’s when Susan...

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'Thank you for everything, Russ:' Thunder fans weigh in on Russell Westbrook's return to OKC

The Oklahoman, ahead of Russell Westbrook’s return, asked Thunder fans to submit responses on what Westbrook meant to them, the...

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Thunder: Ticket prices soar for Russell Westbrook return game

Russell Westbrook's much-anticipated return to Oklahoma City has sent ticket prices soaring on the secondary market.

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Thunder Buddies Podcast: Chris Paul scorches Nets

Welcome to the home of our Thunder Buddies podcast, named, in part, from Universal Studios' comedy 'Ted,' but inspired by our...

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Paul George expects 'nonstop cheering' for Russell Westbrook in OKC return

Paul George expects "nonstop cheering" for Russell Westbrook, who will return to Chesapeake Energy Arena on Thursday night...

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Five takeaways from the Thunder's win against the Nets

The Thunder closed its four-game road trip with a third victory. The Thunder beat the Nets 111-103 in overtime Tuesday night in...

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Russell Westbrook on OKC return: 'That place is always going to be special to me'

"That place is always going to be special to me because I grew up there," Westbrook told reporters in Houston on Monday.

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Thunder at Nets lineups, tip-off time and TV info

Thunder at Nets When: 6:30 p.m., Tuesday Where: Barclays Center, Brooklyn TV: FS Oklahoma, NBA TV (Cox 37/HD 722, DirecTV...

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Thunder: Danilo Gallinari, Nerlens Noel out for Nets game

Thunder forward Danilo Gallinari will not play Tuesday night against the Nets. Gallinari is listed as out with a right calf...

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Thunder: Steven Adams wins battle with Joel Embiid, but 76ers snap Thunder's streak

The intent was right, as was the timing. But as Steven Adams rose with his right hand to dunk home Chris Paul’s missed layup,...

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Thunder Buddies Podcast: Streak snapped in Philadelphia

Welcome to the home of our Thunder Buddies podcast, named, in part, from Universal Studios' comedy 'Ted,' but inspired by our...

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Russell Westbrook likely to be available for Thunder game

Westbrook's rest schedule will change this week in a move that will set him up to face the Thunder.

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Surprise: Thunder bench contributing to team's success

Cavaliers forward Alfonzo McKinnie, immediately realizing his mistake, hunched and rested his hands on his knees. Thunder guard...

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Thunder Buddies Podcast: Crushing the Cavs

Welcome to the home of our Thunder Buddies podcast, named, in part, from Universal Studios' comedy 'Ted,' but inspired by our...

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Five takeaways from the Thunder's win against the Cavaliers

The Thunder, in rare form Saturday night, logged a win that lacked drama. Oklahoma City beat Cleveland 121-106 at Rocket...

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Thunder vs. Cavaliers lineups, tip-off time and TV info

Thunder at Cavaliers When: 6:30 p.m. Saturday Where: Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse, Cleveland TV: FS Oklahoma, NBA TV (Cox 37/HD...

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Shai Gilgeous-Alexander flashes new tricks as Thunder tops Spurs

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander stepped back, eluding Spurs forward LaMarcus Aldridge, and swished a 3-pointer. The Thunder guard took...

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Thunder: Billy Donovan named Western Conference Coach of the Month

Billy Donovan, who led the Thunder to an 11-4 record in December, was named Western Conference Coach of the Month on Thursday.

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'Quantum' leap from Shai Gilgeous-Alexander has Thunder guard ranking among top NBA sophomores

Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle summarized Shai Gilgeous-Alexander’s leap in production from his rookie to his sophomore season...

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Thunder chairman Clay Bennett releases statement on passing of former NBA commissioner David Stern

David Stern, who served as NBA commissioner for 30 years, died Wednesday at the age of 77, the league announced.

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Thunder reinforcements come up clutch in win against Mavericks

The Thunder was close to full strength Tuesday night. Danilo Gallinari, Dennis Schroder and Hamidou Diallo returned from...

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Five takeaways from the Thunder's win against the Mavericks

The Thunder came from behind to beat the Mavericks 106-101 Tuesday night at Chesapeake Energy Arena. Here are five takeaways...

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Thunder: Danilo Gallinari, Dennis Schroder, Hamidou Diallo return from injuries

The Thunder will be close to full strength Tuesday night against the Mavericks.

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Thunder vs. Mavericks lineups, tip-off time and TV info

Mavericks at Thunder When: 7 p.m., Tuesday Where: Chesapeake Energy Arena, Oklahoma City TV: FS Oklahoma, NBA TV (Cox 37/HD...

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Thunder: Steven Adams reflects on departures of Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook on The Lowe Post podcast

Thunder center Steven Adams was the latest guest on The Lowe Post podcast, hosted by ESPN's Zach Lowe.

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Thunder Buddies Podcast: Homecoming King

Welcome to the home of our Thunder Buddies podcast, named, in part, from Universal Studios' comedy 'Ted,' but inspired by our...

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Thunder: Raptors honor Canadians Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Luguentz Dort

Thunder guards Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and Luguentz Dort were honored in a tribute video Sunday at Scotiabank Arena in Toronto.

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Thunder hosting 12th consecutive New Year's Eve game

The Thunder will host its 12th consecutive New Year's Eve game Tuesday night.

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Thunder journal: OKC weathers loss of Dennis Schroder in win at Toronto

TORONTO -- Thunder coach Billy Donovan stood by his decision to play Dennis Schroder in the Thunder’s overtime win at Charlotte...

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Five takeaways from the Thunder's win against the Raptors

The Thunder beat the Raptors 98-97 Sunday night in Toronto. Here are five takeaways from the game:

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Thunder: LiAngelo Ball joins Oklahoma City Blue as practice player

LiAngelo Ball, the middle brother of Lonzo and LaMelo Ball, has joined the Oklahoma City Blue as a practice player, a Thunder...

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Thunder vs. Raptors lineups, tip-off time and TV info

Thunder vs. Raptors When: 5 p.m. Sunday Where: Scotiabank Arena, Toronto TV: FS Oklahoma, NBA TV (Cox 37/HD 722, DirecTV 675,...

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Thunder: Dennis Schroder fined for making contact with an official

Thunder point guard Dennis Schroder has been fined $25,000 for intentionally making contact with an official Friday night in...

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Thunder Buddies Podcast: Breaking through in Charlotte

Welcome to the home of our Thunder Buddies podcast, named, in part, from Universal Studios' comedy 'Ted,' but inspired by our...

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Five takeaways from the Thunder's win against the Hornets

The Thunder, on the second night of a back-to-back, beat the Hornets 104-102 in overtime Friday night in Charlotte.

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Thunder: Grizzlies' young core shines, not allowing for deja vu to repeat

Darius Bazley crouched in his stance and tried to contain Brandon Clarke. It was rookie on rookie, and a matchup that...

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Thunder vs. Grizzlies lineups, tip-off time and TV info

Thunder vs. Grizzlies When: 7 p.m. Thursday Where: Chesapeake Energy Arena, Oklahoma City TV: FS Oklahoma, NBA TV (Cox 37/HD...

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Chris Paul not surprised at Thunder's position

Chris Paul wiped the sweat from his eyes after practice Monday and answered a question he seemed to be waiting for.

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Fan voting opens for NBA All-Star game

Christmas marked the beginning of fan voting for the 2020 NBA All-Star Game in Chicago.

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With Thunder's streak of Christmas Day games ending, players 'excited' to spend time with family

Nerlens Noel thinks back to his childhood, sitting by his Christmas tree and flipping the channel to a basketball game. “After...

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Thunder: Dennis Schroder building strong case for NBA Sixth Man of the Year

Dennis Schroder and Lou Williams traded baskets in a flash. A Williams finger roll. A Schroder step-back jumper. Another...

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Thunder Buddies: Upsetting the Clippers in PG's return to OKC

Welcome to the home of our Thunder Buddies podcast, named, in part, from Universal Studios' comedy 'Ted,' but inspired by our...

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'Just unstoppable:' Shai Gilgeous-Alexander matches career high against former Clippers team

Doc Rivers was disappointed when he knew Shai Gilgeous-Alexander had to be included in the trade that brought Paul George to...

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Five takeaways from the Thunder's win against the Clippers

The Thunder beat the Clippers 118-112 Sunday night at Chesapeake Energy Arena. It was Oklahoma City's fifth consecutive home...

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Clippers' Kawhi Leonard ruled out for Thunder game

Kawhi Leonard will not play Sunday night at the Thunder, the Clippers announced before the game.

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Thunder vs. Clippers lineups, tip-off time and TV info

Thunder vs. Clippers When: 6 p.m., Sunday Where: Chesapeake Energy Arena, Oklahoma City TV: FS Oklahoma, NBA TV (Cox 37/HD 722,...

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'Thanks for all those draft picks:' How Thunder fans will welcome Paul George in his return to Oklahoma City

Thankful indifference is an odd combination of emotions, but it roughly describes how a passionate base of Thunder fans feel...

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Thunder Buddies podcast: Scorching the Suns

Welcome to the home of our Thunder Buddies podcast, named, in part, from Universal Studios' comedy 'Ted,' but inspired by our...

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Thunder-Suns journal: Monty Williams reflects on first season with Chris Paul

Chris Paul spoke glowingly of Monty Williams and his basketball mind on Thursday, but Williams set things straight Friday night...

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Five takeaways from the Thunder's win against the Suns

The Thunder didn’t need a miraculous comeback to beat the Suns on Friday night. Here are five takeaways from Oklahoma City’s...

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Thunder vs. Suns lineups, tip-off time and TV info

Suns at Thunder When: 7 p.m., Friday Where: Chesapeake Energy Arena, Oklahoma City TV: FSOK (Cox 37/HD 722, DirecTV 675,...

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Thunder Buddies Podcast: Deja vu

Welcome to the home of our Thunder Buddies podcast, named, in part, from Universal Studios' comedy 'Ted,' but inspired by our...

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Thunder players at Penn Square Mall during shooting, but team 'never in danger'

Oklahoma City Thunder players were attending a private movie screening at Penn Square Mall on Thursday afternoon when a...

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Thunder: Chris Paul, Ja Morant swap jerseys

Ja Morant sat in the visitor's locker room in Oklahoma City with Chris Paul's No. 3 Thunder jersey folded behind him.

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Thunder recalls Deonte Burton from OKC Blue

The Thunder has recalled Deonte Burton from the Oklahoma City Blue, general manager Sam Presti announced Thursday in a release.

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Thunder makes history in comeback win against Grizzlies

It was all a blur, and all too familiar. Two nights after erasing a 26-point deficit to beat the Bulls, the Thunder fell...

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Thunder trade primer: Who could be on the move?

The NBA trade deadline is 50 days away, and the Thunder is standing on unique ground between back-end playoff contention and...

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Thunder vs. Grizzlies lineups, tip-off time and TV info

Thunder vs. Grizzlies When: 7 p.m. Wednesday Where: Chesapeake Energy Arena, Oklahoma City TV: FS Oklahoma (Cox 37/HD 722,...

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Thunder Buddies Podcast: Shocking Chicago

Welcome to the home of our Thunder Buddies podcast, named, in part, from Universal Studios' comedy 'Ted,' but inspired by our...

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'It’s tough sitting on the bench with a suit on': Terrance Ferguson gives Thunder a spark in return

Terrance Ferguson returned to the starting lineup Monday night after missing the previous five games with right hip soreness....

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Five takeaways from the Thunder's win against the Bulls

The Thunder overcame a 26-point deficit to beat the Bulls 109-106 Monday night. Here are five takeaways from the game:

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Thunder: Terrance Ferguson available to play Monday

Thunder guard Terrance Ferguson is available to play Monday against the Bulls after missing the last five games with right hip...

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Thunder: NBA trade restrictions have been lifted, but how soon could deals come?

Russell Westbrook was traded to the Houston Rockets 158 days ago in a deal that brought Chris Paul to Oklahoma City. Not since...

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Thunder Buddies Podcast: Defeat in Denver marks end of road

Welcome to the home of our Thunder Buddies podcast, named, in part, from Universal Studios' comedy 'Ted,' but inspired by our...

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Five takeaways from the Thunder's loss to the Nuggets

The Thunder completed its four-game road trip with a 110-102 loss to the Nuggets on Saturday night in Denver.

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Thunder vs. Nuggets lineups, tip-off time and TV info

Thunder vs. Nuggets When: 8 p.m. Saturday Where: Pepsi Center, Denver TV: FS Oklahoma (Cox 37/HD 722, DirecTV 675, U-verse 751...

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Five takeaways from the Thunder's loss to the Kings

Oklahoma City’s three-game winning streak was snapped Wednesday night in Sacramento. Here are five takeaways from the Thunder’s...

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Thunder vs. Kings lineups, tip-off time and TV info

Thunder at Kings When: 9 p.m., Wednesday Where: Golden 1 Center, Sacramento TV: FS Oklahoma (Cox 37/HD 722, DirecTV 675,...

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Thunder: Danilo Gallinari available for Kings game

Thunder forward Danilo Gallinari has been listed as available to play Wednesday night at Sacramento.