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Maddie Lee

Maddie Lee followed an NBA team from Seattle to Oklahoma City, she just took a 10-year detour in between. Lee joined the Oklahoman in October 2018 as a Thunder beat writer, fresh off a stint in Oxford, Miss., where she covered Ole Miss for the Clarion Ledger. Before that, she covered MLS’s Real Salt Lake and the NWSL’s Utah Royals FC for the Salt Lake Tribune. A Seattle native, Lee finished her own athletic career at Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Ore. There, she battled through injuries to miraculously graduate a four-year letter-winner in Division III softball. She went on to earn her master’s degree in journalism at Northwestern University. It was at Northwestern that she had her first Thunder encounter. While serving as a San Francisco Chronicle sports intern, she was put on away-team duty for the 2016 Western Conference finals.

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Thunder's Abdel Nader is finding his place in NBA as he honors fallen teammates: 'It felt like I was like I was doing it for them'

Abdel Nader thought the Tweet was some sick joke. At least, he hoped it was. Nader closed Twitter and called Bryce...

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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 makes weekly video calls, regular communication priorities during coronavirus pandemic

The Thunder, like teams and people across the country, has embraced video calls as a way to stay connected during the...

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Sam Presti looks forward to a 'positive conversation' with Thunder coach Billy Donovan about his future

The final year of Billy Donovan’s contract with the Thunder happened to coincide with a season-suspending pandemic.

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'I belong in this league': How Lu Dort ended up with the Thunder

Thunder general manager Sam Presti compares the second round of the NBA Draft to the experience of the stock market floor. The...

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Going 'cold-tofu': Thunder guard Chris Paul joins Partnership for a Healthier America summit as guest speaker

After Beyond Meat CEO Ethan Brown gave a presentation on the science and history behind the company, Paul joined him for what...

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Report: Thunder could open practice facilities as soon as May 1

Last month, the NBA directed teams to close their practice facilities, in response to the growing coronavirus outbreak in the...

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Thunder: Billy Donovan discusses the NBA shutdown, his coaching tree and more in NABC Championship Webinar Series

The Thunder coach gave another coaching seminar on Friday, this time answering questions for over an hour as part of the NABC...

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'It was a negotiation': Thunder's Chris Paul downplays NBA player pay reduction

Chris Paul added that coverage of the pay reduction was "blown out of proportion," especially with the coronavirus pandemic...

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'Virus is actually in complete control': Thunder's Chris Paul navigates questions about NBA's future

Chris Paul was the first Thunder player to address the local media since the NBA season went on hiatus over a month ago.

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Thunder's Shai Gilgeous-Alexander remains one of the NBA's best-kept secrets

CHICAGO — Brooklyn’s Spencer Dinwiddie saw the perfect opportunity to get one last jab in. One solitary reporter was...

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Russell Westbrook tells story about Michael Jordan on 'The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon'

Westbrook joined Fallon on “The Tonight Show” on Tuesday. Westbrook first became a “Tonight Show” regular when he played for...

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Thunder: Shai Gilgeous-Alexander appears on NBA Instagram Live

On Tuesday, it was Gilgeous-Alexander’s turn to take over the NBA Instagram account with his cousin, Pelicans rookie Nickeil...

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Former Thunder star Russell Westbrook scheduled to appear on 'The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon'

In the time of the coronavirus, even Russell Westbrook's "Tonight Show" appearances have gone virtual.

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District attorney declines to file charges against Thunder guard Terrance Ferguson

Oklahoma County prosecutors have decided not to charge Thunder guard Terrrance Ferguson who had been accused this year by a...

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'Every Oklahoman should know their story': Thunder Free Days bring first-time visitors to OKC National Memorial and Museum

Stephanie Powers stared past the glass, transported back in time. “There wasn’t the reflecting pool or any of that here,” she...

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NBA and NBPA agree on player salary reduction schedule

In light of the stoppage of games due to the coronavirus pandemic, the NBA and NBPA have agreed to reduce players’ paychecks by...

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Thunder: GQ features Shai Gilgeous-Alexander's fashion

Without NBA games being played, Instagram has taken the place of the tunnel walk, and Gilgeous-Alexander's "#quarantinefits"...

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OKC Thunder: Shortened playoff format could work to Thunder's advantage

The Thunder’s last game of the regular season was originally scheduled for Wednesday: a Western Conference showdown between OKC...

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Thunder: Billy Donovan's explanation of his coaching philosophy encompasses vastly different offenses

Russell Westbrook careened down the court, speeding directly toward a backpedaling Josh Okogie. The Timberwolves guard had no...

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Outlook 2020: 'A lot of times, we’re our biggest roadblocks,' Ayana Lawson

Name: Ayana Lawson, 38, Oklahoma City Thunder. Highlights: While at Christian Brothers University in Memphis, Lawson interned...

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Graduate of Sam Presti's leadership program provides optimism during coronavirus pandemic

Kandy Hunt knew she had to find a way to get high school senior Dylan Ruiz into the Forward Thinking Leadership Development...

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Thunder's Billy Donovan shares his philosophy on virtual coaches clinic

With the NBA season on hold due to the coronavirus pandemic, on Wednesday morning Donovan made a live video appearance at the...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Adult recreational sports league launches eGames

Once the city informed OSSO Sports & Social that it couldn’t use Oklahoma City parks anymore, it became clear that it was...

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Report: Former OSU basketball star Marcus Smart to donate plasma for coronavirus research

Celtics guard Marcus Smart plans to donate plasma to the National COVID-19 Convalescent Plasma Project, The Athletic's Shams...

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Maddie Lee: Little League bonds can't be broken

The photograph is blurry. The wedding guest we asked to take it had evidently had a few drinks. The seven of us are not on the...

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Thunder schedule draft: Picking the games we're missing the most

The last 18 games of the regular season provided a balanced schedule for the Thunder. Road-heavy, sure, but since the beginning...

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'Showing his playful side': Thunder guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander takes to TikTok during NBA hiatus

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander hopped toward the camera, arms flailing, mouth open in a wide smile. Darius Bazley followed, laughing....

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'The situation is really real': Chesapeake Energy Arena's hourly contract workers seek answers amid coronavirus shutdowns

Five days had passed since Jazz center Rudy Gobert tested preliminary positive for COVID-19, and Brandon Hollins still had no...

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Thunder pledges financial aid to hourly workers at Chesapeake Energy Arena

With the Thunder’s addition, all 30 NBA teams have committed to -- whether it be by statement, or in a few cases via news...

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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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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Thunder COVID-19 tests come back negative

Thunder players and staff members have tested negative for COVID-19, the team announced Wednesday.

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Report: Kevin Durant, three other Nets players test positive for coronavirus

Four Nets players tested positive for COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, the team announced Tuesday. That...

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NBA 2019-20 award projections if the season ended today

During the stretch run of the NBA season, the "If the season ended today..." cliche runs rampant. But on Wednesday, the season...

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Report: NBA owners fear league could be suspended for at least three months

NBA owners fear that the league’s best-case scenario may be a mid-to-late June return, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported Sunday.

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'Maybe they do all this stuff before the game': Why Barbara DeMaio's first Thunder game is a night she won't forget

The large blue pin clipped to Barbara DeMaio’s shirt announced the occasion: “MY 1ST GAME!” An illustration of Rumble the...

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Report: Third NBA player tests positive for coronavirus

Pistons forward Christian Wood has tested positive for coronavirus, The Athletic's Shams Charania reported Saturday.

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Report: NBPA informs players of CBA provision that could affect earnings

When drafting the collective bargaining agreement, NBA owners included a safe-guard, in case a season was ever shut down.

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Behind the scenes at Chesapeake Energy Arena

There are moments that etch themselves into your memory. They’re recorded in slow motion, zooming in on gestures and facial...

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Adam Silver: NBA season will be suspended for at least 30 days

The decision to pause NBA play came after Jazz center Rudy Gobert tested positive for COVID-19, the disease caused by a novel...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Thunder following OSDH direction regarding COVID-19 testing

The Thunder and Jazz were scheduled to play at Chesapeake Energy Arena on Wednesday, but the game was postponed and the NBA...

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Thunder Buddies Podcast: Coronavirus suspends the season

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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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Next steps for fans who attended the Thunder's postponed game against the Jazz

The Thunder sent a memo Thursday morning to season ticket holders and fans in attendance at Wednesday night’s postponed game...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Thunder game vs. Jazz postponed, Utah player tested positive for coronavirus

The Thunder's game against the Jazz came to a screeching halt after introductions.

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'It’s a weird and tough situation for everybody': Thunder's Danilo Gallinari stresses seriousness of coronavirus outbreak

Danilo Gallinari sat behind a table, positioned at least 10 feet away from the reporters in the front row. This podium setup...

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NBA temporarily limits locker room access in response to coronavirus

The NBA is temporarily limiting locker room access to players and "essential staff," in response to the international outbreak...

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Thunder coach Billy Donovan supports change in two-way contract rules.

Luguentz Dort, who signed a two-way contract as an undrafted free agent this past summer, has played 29 games with the Thunder...

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Thunder Buddies Podcast: SGA out, Thunder roll

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 105-104 win at Boston

The Thunder beat the Celtics 105-104 Sunday, to sweep a 3-game road trip back East.

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

Thunder at Celtics When: 5 p.m. Sunday Where: TD Garden in Boston TV: FS Oklahoma (Cox 37/HD 722, DirecTV 675, U-verse...

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Thunder: Chris Paul supports Spike Lee with message on his shoes

Spike Lee announced Tuesday, on ESPN’s First Take, that he wouldn’t attend another Knicks game this season.

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Report: LiAngelo Ball signs with OKC Blue

LiAngelo Ball will join the Thunder's G League affiliate via waiver claim, The Athletic’s Shams Charania reported Saturday.

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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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Five takeaways from the Thunder's 126-103 rout of Knicks

The Thunder beat the Knicks 126-103 at Madison Square Garden Friday, improving to 2-0 on a 3-game road trip back East.

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

Thunder at Knicks When: 6:30 p.m. Friday Where: Madison Square Garden TV: FS Oklahoma (Cox 37/HD 722, DirecTV 675, U-verse...

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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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Sinclair and YouTube TV reach a deal to keep Thunder games streaming

YouTube TV will continue to broadcast 19 of Sinclair's 21 Fox regional sports networks, including Fox Sports Oklahoma.

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Five takeaways from the Thunder's 114-107 win at Detroit

The Thunder beat the Pistons 114-107 Wednesday, to kick off a three-game road trip and end a two-game skid.

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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 Buddies Podcast: Milwaukee mismatch

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 can't find an answer to stop Leonard, OKC loses 109-94

Thunder guard Terrance Ferguson shuffled back and forth, meeting Kawhi Leonard at every turn. Poking and prodding hadn’t opened...

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'He’s a quiet assassin': What makes Thunder's Danilo Gallinari a lethal offensive player?

Thunder forward Danilo Gallinari remained rooted to the floor as Mike Muscala loped to him. Muscala jumped and flailed....

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Former Thunder star Paul George dedicates fishing dock at South Lakes Park

The process of bringing a kid-friendly fishing dock to South Lakes Park began long before George requested a trade to join...

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Thunder coach Billy Donovan speaks in favor of consistent court dimensions

Billy Donovan, who was a college coach for over 20 years before moving to the NBA, has watched young players take time to...

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After a historically bad loss, Thunder moves on without team film session

Billy Donovan decided that the most lopsided loss in Thunder history -- OKC lost 133-86 at Milwaukee on Friday -- called for no...

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'You have to lift people': Thunder chaplain Byron Coleman teaches black history year round

Three students perched on the desks, forming a semi-circle around the Rev. Amos Byron Coleman III. Time had expired on their...

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Thunder journal: Hamidou Diallo starts in place of Danilo Gallinari

Hamidou Diallo starts in place of Danilo Gallinari Hamidou Diallo made his sixth career start on Friday in the Thunder's...

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Five takeaways from the Thunder's 133-86 loss to the Bucks

The 47-point loss was the largest in Thunder history.

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Injury update: Danilo Gallinari out at Milwaukee

OKC listed Gallinari as out due to left ankle soreness. Gallinari, 31, has not played on the second night of a back-to-back...

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

Thunder at Bucks When: 7 p.m., Friday Where: Fiserv Forum; Milwaukee, Wis. TV: FS Oklahoma (Cox 37/HD 722, DirecTV 675,...

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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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'Hami was amazing': Diallo impressed his Thunder teammates with energy off the bench

On Thursday, Diallo entered the game with 7:34 left in the third quarter, taking Ferguson’s place in the rotation. The Kings...

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Thunder journal: YouTube TV to drop Fox Regional Sports Networks

Thunder fans will have one less way to watch their team play, come Saturday. YouTube TV announced Thursday that it failed to...

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Five takeaways from the Thunder's 112-108 win against the Kings

The Thunder beat the Kings 112-108 at Chesapeake Energy Arena Thursday. The game came down to crunch time.

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Thunder programming: YouTube TV scheduled to drop Fox Sports Oklahoma

YouTube TV announced Thursday that it was unable to reach an agreement with Sinclair to continue to offer FOX Regional Sports...

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

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

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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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Thunder avoids payback for record-setting comeback, holds off Bulls 124-122

The Thunder had been on the other end of this before. OKC had been the one storming back from an improbable deficit. It had...

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

Thunder at Bulls When: 7 p.m. Tuesday Where: United Center, Chicago TV: FSOK (Cox 37/HD 722, DirecTV 675, U-verse 751/1751)...

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Roberson moves rehab back to OKC

Andre Roberson opened the wooden doors of his locker, and the media members standing a few feet away did a double take. A few...

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'It can be a thankless job': The Thunder scout who lobbied for Lu Dort is watching his work pay off

When Thunder general manager Sam Presti learned that rookie Luguentz Dort was going to play rotation minutes, he thought of...

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Thunder injury update: Billy Donovan is ‘optimistic’ that Terrance Ferguson will be available at Chicago

Thunder guard Terrance Ferguson (lower back stiffness) practiced with the team Monday, according to Thunder coach Billy Donovan.

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Injury update: Andre Roberson moves his rehabilitation back to OKC

The next step for Roberson is to go through a series of medical tests. Roberson did not practice with the team Monday, Donovan...

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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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'I’m just getting more comfortable': Luguentz Dort is simply perfect in Thunder's win over the Spurs

Luguentz Dort caught the ball on the right wing, and a hush fell over Chesapeake Energy Arena. The Thunder was on its longest...

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

Spurs at Thunder When: 6 p.m. Sunday Where: Chesapeake Energy Arena TV: FS Oklahoma (Cox 37/HD 722, DirecTV 675, U-verse...

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Thunder injury update: Dennis Schroder participates in light practice

Dennis Schroder rolled his ankle in the Thunder’s 113-101 win over the Nuggets Friday.

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'I love the fans here': Former Thunder forward Jerami Grant returns to OKC

Grant returned to Chesapeake Energy Arena on Friday for the first time since the Thunder traded him to Denver this past summer...

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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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Thunder journal: Shai Gilgeous-Alexander leads OKC's pass-happy attack in 113-101 win vs. Nuggets

In a 113-101 win over the Denver Nuggets on Friday, the Thunder started the unofficial second-half of the season with a...

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Five takeaways from the Thunder's 113-101 win over the Nuggets

The Thunder began the unofficial second half with a win. In its first game out of the All-Star break, OKC beat Denver 113-101...

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

Nuggets 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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'Break down the barrier walls': Women in Thunder basketball operations attend NBA All-Star forum

CHICAGO — When Ayana Lawson’s daughter was born two years ago, Lawson’s perspective shifted. “How can I look her in the face...

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'It's always fun when he's around': Inside Chris Paul and Shai Gilgeous-Alexander's All-Star weekend

CHICAGO — Chris Paul was probably the only spectator in the United Center who noticed. Sitting courtside during the Rising...

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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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'Pretty damn fun': Elam Ending recieves rave reviews in the All-Star Game

CHICAGO -- Chris Paul turned the question back on the reporter. Do you think the All-Star Game is back because of the...

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Chris Paul plays in the All-Star game for the first time since 2016

CHICAGO — Reporters began gathering around Chris Paul’s podium even before his name arrived. By the time he stepped up to the...

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NBA All-Star Game: Thunder's Chris Paul scores 23 points in Team LeBron's victory

CHICAGO -- Chris Paul soared. Russell Westbrook’s lob evaded Joel Embiid’s outstretched fingertips, and Paul snatched it out of...

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Former Sooner Trae Young logs double-double in NBA All-Star debut

Trae Young recorded 10 points and 10 assists in about 16 minutes of play.

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How the Elam Ending came to the NBA All-Star Game, with some help from Chris Paul

CHICAGO — Nick Elam had envisioned this email for nine years. Each time he sent out his un-timed-ending proposal he pictured...

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SGA eliminated in first round of skills challenge

CHICAGO — Thunder guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander didn’t have time for another dribble. He heaved a 3-pointer from the All-Star...

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NBA All-Star: Shai Gilgeous-Alexander eliminated in first round of the skills challenge

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander lost to Khris Middleton in the first round of the NBA Skills Challenge Saturday.

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NBA All-Star: Former Sooner Buddy Hield wins 3-point contest

The Kings guard beat 2018 3-point champion Devin Booker in the final round to claim his first 3-point title. He made seven of...

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'Easy W': Hamidou Diallo issues challenge on Twitter during NBA dunk contest

Derrick Jones Jr. won in overtime, finally claiming the trophy in the second round of a dunk-off.

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'Dunking wasn’t in it for me today': Shai Gilgeous-Alexander enjoys Rising Stars game a night after Thunder win

CHICAGO — Thunder guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander dribbled behind his back and then threaded the ball through his legs. The crowd...

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NBA All-Star: Thunder staff members attend Women in Basketball Operations Forum

All-Star weekend has become more than just a celebration of the individual achievements of NBA players. Away from the bright...

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Thunder topples Pelicans, but Zion Williamson thrives against a variety of defensive matchups

Thunder forward Danilo Gallinari began the game guarding rookie phenom Zion Williamson on Thursday. Gallinari is much better...

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Five takeaways from the Thunder's 123-118 win at New Orleans

The Thunder beat the Pelicans 123-118 Thursday at the Smoothie King Center, snapping a two-game losing streak just before the...

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Watch: Thunder center Steven Adams makes buzzer beater from beyond half court

The Thunder bench cleared. Steven Adams shimmied across halftcourt. OKC took a 66-58 lead over the Pelicans. And Adams logged...

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NBA All-Star: Shai Gilgeous-Alexander named participant in NBA 2K20 Throwdown

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander will compete against Bulls guard Zach LaVine, Jazz center Rudy Gobert and Hawks forward Cam Reddish in...

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'He's a special dude': Chris Paul's mentorship is already evident in Shai Gilgeous-Alexander's play

Fire flickered in Chris Paul’s eyes as he turned his head. But his tone remained cool. Paul had given reporters that look...

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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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'Offensively it was a hard night for us': Chris Paul scores 31 points, but Thunder can't get past Spurs

Chris Paul reached toward the Spurs bench to shake assistant coach Tim Duncan’s hand. Head coach Gregg Popovich slid over to...

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

Spurs at Thunder When: 7 p.m. Tuesday Where: Chesapeake Energy Arena, OKC TV: FSOK (Cox 37/HD 722, DirecTV 675, U-verse...

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Paul named finalist for Olympic roster

Thunder guard Chris Paul has a chance to play in the 2020 Olympics. USA basketball announced Paul as one of its 44 finalists...

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Thunder injury update: Darius Bazley out with right knee bone bruise

Darius Bazley will be re-evaluated in four to six weeks, the team announced.

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Dennis Schroder weighs in on Clint Capela's new jersey number

He held up a No. 17 Hawks jersey, a bleached patch of hair highlighting the left side of his head. No, it wasn’t Dennis...

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Thunder transition defense contributed to loss to Celtics

The Thunder only turned the ball over 10 times in a 112-111 loss to the Celtics on Sunday, but Boston scored 21 points off...

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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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Chris Paul among 44 finalists for 2020 U.S. Olympic Team

USA basketball announced Paul as one of its 44 finalists for its Olympic roster Monday.

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Thunder journal: Terrance Ferguson steps up when fouls plague OKC

Thunder guard Luguentz Dort clapped his hands in frustration. He had just picked up his third foul. Less than five minutes...

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Five takeaways from the Thunder's 112-111 loss to the Celtics

The Thunder lost 112-111 to the Celtics in a back-and-forth game Sunday at Chesapeake Energy Arena.

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

Celtics at Thunder When: 2:30 p.m. Sunday Where: Chesapeake Energy Arena TV: FS Oklahoma (Cox 37/HD 722, DirecTV 675, U-verse...

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Thunder's health edges Hamidou Diallo and Mike Muscala out of the rotation

Too many healthy players is a good problem for the Thunder to have. But it also means OKC coach Billy Donovan and his staff...

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Why Luguentz Dort is starting for, but not practicing with, the Thunder

As a two-way player, Luguentz Dort is limited to 45 days of service with the Thunder.

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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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'Steven Adams presents a different problem': Thunder center is too much for Pistons in 108-101 OKC win

The moment Detroit agreed to trade Andre Drummond to Cleveland, it became clear that the matchup at center would play a large...

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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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How trade deadline negotiations could affect the Thunder this summer

On the eve of the NBA trade deadline, Danilo Gallinari kept his message concise. “My parents taught me a great thing when I was...

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NBA trade deadline: Danilo Gallinari remains with Thunder as trade talks stall

When Danilo Gallinari left Chesapeake Energy Arena Wednesday night, it was unclear if he'd return as a Thunder player. But by...

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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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Terrance Ferguson returns, Lu Dort Starts in Thunder win vs. Cavs

The sparse crowd gave Terrance Ferguson one of its louder ovations Wednesday, as he stepped onto the court. In the Thunder’s...

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Five takeaways from the Thunder's 109-103 win vs. Cleveland

The Thunder beat the Cavaliers 109-103 Wednesday. The two teams traded the lead 16 times in the close game.

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'I'm really happy': Steven Adams is taking charges for the first time in his career

Steven Adams laid across the baseline, arms outstretched like a toppled scarecrow. Teammate Danilo Gallinari stood over him,...

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Chris Paul says his All-Star selection is 'great' for the Thunder

Chris Paul’s selection this year was his first since 2016.

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Terrance Ferguson returns to Thunder practice

Thunder guard Terrance Ferguson returned to practice Monday, after being away from the team for two weeks due to personal reasons.

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Buyer or seller? The Thunder's role is flexible as NBA trade deadline approaches

The gray area between buyer and seller is often alluded to as purgatory. But as the NBA trade deadline approaches Thursday,...

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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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'It wasn’t an easy game for us': How Danilo Gallinari and Thunder rallied at Phoenix for seventh straight road win

Danilo Gallinari followed the 3-point line’s curve. That was where he usually did the most damage on offense. But then,...

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

Thunder at Suns When: 8 p.m. Friday Where: Talking Stick Resort Arena, Phoenix TV: FSOK (Cox 37/HD 722, DirecTV 675, U-verse...

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Thunder Buddies podcast: Fixing the All-Star 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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Thunder guard Chris Paul selected as NBA All-Star reserve

Thunder point guard Chris Paul has earned the 10th All-Star nod of his career, and his first since 2016.

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NBA announces All-Star Game format change

The new format makes each of the first three quarters like their own 12-minute game. The fourth quarter, which was designed to...

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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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Five takeaways from the Thunder's 120-100 win at Sacramento

OKC extended its road winning streak to six games, which is tied for the second-longest such streak in Thunder history.

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'It's like skipping a step': Shai Gilgeous-Alexander's increased rebounding has a ripple effect

The reporter delivered the question with a chuckle at the end, but Thunder coach Billy Donovan wasn’t ready to laugh at the...

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Chris Paul addresses the media for the first time since Kobe Bryant's death

On Wednesday, Chris Paul took the court for the first time since Kobe Bryant died in a helicopter crash Sunday.

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'I feel like I lost a family member': Kobe Bryant's death is personal to Michael Cage, Derek Harper

At opposite ends of the scorer's table, Michael Cage and Derek Harper ran through their pregame television hits. Their usual...

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Thunder Buddies Podcast: Somber night at The Peake

Kobe Bryant was honored before the game with an eight-second moment of silence before cheers of "Kobe, Kobe, Kobe" broke out at...

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'Just to honor him': Thunder, Mavericks pay tribute to Kobe Bryant as NBA grieves fallen star

Dennis Schroder’s shoes glinted as he dribbled out the shot clock. They were metallic. Golden, to be specific. Kobe EXT...

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Kobe Bryant's on-court legacy 'intersected' with the Thunder's at pivotal moments

As we remember Kobe Bryant's basketball legacy, we take a look at his most memorable games connected to OKC:

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

Mavericks at Thunder When: 7 p.m., Monday Where: Chesapeake Energy Arena TV: FSOK (Cox 37/HD 722, DirecTV 675, U-verse...

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'An icon': Thunder releases statement on Kobe Bryant's death

Kobe Bryant and his 13-year-old daughter Gianna reportedly died in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, California Sunday.

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'You can't tell me he's a rookie': Lu Dort's offense keeps improving and so does the Thunder

Thunder guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander set his feet as if he was going to shoot, but then he changed directions....

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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 Buddies podcast: Soaring past the Hawks

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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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Five takeaways from the Thunder's 140-111 win against the Hawks

The Thunder claimed a 140-111 victory over the Hawks Friday at Chesapeake Energy Arena. OKC outscored Atlanta 36-21 in the...

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Thunder injury update: Steven Adams, Terrance Ferguson, Abdel Nader out vs. Hawks

Thunder center Steven Adams will miss his second straight game with a left ankle sprain, OKC coach Billy Donovan announced...

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'It's special': Trae Young named an All-Star while visiting his home state of Oklahoma

“Congratulations” messages began to flood Trae Young’s phone as soon as his photo appeared on the TNT Tip-off show. Young was...

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Injury update: Hawks guard Trae Young upgraded to available vs. Thunder

Hawks All-Star Trae Young is available to play against the Thunder Friday, Atlanta coach Lloyd Pierce announced at morning...

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

Hawks at Thunder When: 7 p.m. Friday Where: Chesapeake Energy Arena TV: FSOK (Cox 37/HD 722, DirecTV 675, U-verse 751/1751)...

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Former Oklahoma Sooner Trae Young elected to be an NBA All-Star Game starter

Trae Young is averaging 29.2 points, 4.7 rebounds and 8.9 assists per game in his second NBA season.

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Chris Paul receives most All-Star votes among Thunder players

The Thunder won’t be represented in this year’s All-Star starting lineups, but Chris Paul was voted in the top 10 among Western...

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Hawks list Trae Young as questionable vs. Thunder

On Thursday evening, the Hawks listed Young (right thigh contusion) as questionable to play against the Thunder Friday.

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Thunder Buddies Podcast: Alley-ooping on Orlando

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'Throw the ball up. I’m going to go get it.': Nerlens Noel helps Thunder dunk its way past Magic

The Orlando defense lost Thunder center Nerlens Noel. It was busy covering the pick-and-pop developing between point guard...

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Assessing the Thunder's luxury tax situation

The Thunder is closer to dropping below the luxury tax line than it has been since the tax spike in 2016-17. But that doesn’t...

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Thunder Buddies Podcast: Blasting past Rockets

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Five takeaways from the Thunder's 112-107 win at Houston

In a wild comeback, the Thunder beat the Rockets 112-107 Monday. OKC trailed by as many as 17 points.

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Thunder injury update: Steven Adams will not return to game at Houston

Less than two minutes into the game, Steven Adams suffered a left ankle sprain did not play for the rest of the game.

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Thunder injury update: Nerlens Noel out at Houston

Noel (left ankle soreness) will miss the Thunder's game at Houston Monday, the Thunder announced before tip-off.

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

Thunder at Rockets When: 4 p.m., Monday Where: Toyota Center, Houston TV: FSOK (Cox 37/HD 722, DirecTV 675, U-verse 751/1751)...

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In two games back from injury, Noel hasn't missed a beat

For Nerlens Noel, Saturday was a continuation his strong performance since returning Friday from a left ankle sprain. He missed...

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Chris Paul sees advantage to Thunder's close proximity to its G League affiliate

The topic of the G League came up in the cold tubs after the Thunder’s 119-106 win against the Trail Blazers Saturday.

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Thunder Buddies podcast: Blazing past Portland

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'We’re just all unselfish': Thunder's youth shows off its bright future in 119-106 win vs. Trail Blazers

Thunder center Nerlens Noel rose in front of the rim and swatted Anfernee Simons’s shot to the ground. OKC rookie Darius Bazley...

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

Trail Blazers at Thunder When: 8 p.m. Saturday Where: Chesapeake Energy Arena, Oklahoma City TV: FS Oklahoma (Cox 37/HD 722,...

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Thunder's first-quarter slump continues in 115-108 loss to Heat

The Thunder headed to the bench at the end of the first quarter already in a 14-point hole. In what would become a 115-108...

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Thunder Buddies Podcast: Bam! Heat knocks out OKC

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Five takeaways from the Thunder's 115-108 loss to the Heat

The Thunder lost 115-108 to the Heat Friday, extending its home losing streak to three games.

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Injury update: Nerlens Noel available, Steven Adams out vs. Miami

Thunder center Nerlens Noel will be available for the Thunder’s game against the Heat Friday, OKC coach Billy Donovan announced...

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'Keep enjoying the ride': Chris Paul and Thunder happy to see where second half of NBA season takes them

Chris Paul didn’t know the Thunder had reached the halfway point in the season until he stepped into the practice facility...

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Thunder Buddies Podcast: Canada Dry

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Raptors too strong in the end, Thunder comeback fails

Terrance Ferguson stepped backward under Pascal Siakam’s weight. The Raptors forward inched Ferguson into the low post, where...

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Injury update: Nerlens Noel, Abdel Nader out vs. Toronto

On Wednesday afternoon, the team listed center Nerlens Noel (left ankle sprain) and wing Abdel Nader (left ankle sprain) as out...

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

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

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

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Five takeaways from the Thunder's 117-104 win at Minnesota

The Thunder beat the Timberwolves 117-104 Monday, with a boost from Shai Gilgeous Alexander's triple-double.

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

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Former Blue guard Alex Caruso has become a cult hero in Los Angeles

Alex Caruso stepped onto the court, and scattered cheers sounded around Chesapeake Energy Arena. It wasn’t clear who cheered....

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Thunder journal: LeBron James, Anthony Davis sidelined during OKC's 125-110 loss to Lakers

The Lakers were without their two biggest stars Saturday at OKC. LeBron James was out with flu-like symptoms, while Anthony...

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Five takeaways from the Thunder's 125-110 loss to the Lakers

Chesapeake Energy Arena began emptying out with a couple minutes left in the the Thunder's 125-110 loss to the Lakers Saturday.

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Report: LeBron James out at OKC

LeBron James will miss the Lakers’ game at OKC on Saturday, The Athletic’s Shams Charania reported earlier that afternoon, due...

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'I'd like to keep him': Russell Westbrook's return set up reunions throughout the 'Peake

In case Russell Westbrook couldn’t get to her, Betty Elder had a backup plan. Elder, 93, has worked the same door in the...

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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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'It’s always fun to play against the best': Dennis Schroder relishes his chance to guard Russell Westbrook

Dennis Schroder called Terrance Ferguson over. “You got him?” Schroder asked as he trailed James Harden. They had time to...

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'Nobody else can do what I can do': How the Thunder has approached guarding Russell Westbrook this season

Russell Westbrook sat back in his chair, his shadow floating next to the Thunder logo behind him. “Nobody else can do what I...

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

Rockets at Thunder When: 8:30 p.m., Thursday Where: Chesapeake Energy Arena, Oklahoma City TV: TNT (Cox 31/HD 730; Dish 138;...

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Thunder Buddies Podcast: Chris Paul scorches Nets

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Thunder to underwrite admission to Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum once a month in 2020

Jan. 25 will be the first date that the Thunder will underwrite admission to the museum.

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'He never really gets rattled': Chris Paul delivers in clutch again for Thunder in 111-103 win at Nets

Chris Paul flashed a rare mid-game smile. He had just gone up against two Nets defenders and won. Paul dribbled in from the...

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Thunder Buddies Podcast: Streak snapped in Philadelphia

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Five takeaways from the Thunder's 120-113 loss at Philadelphia

The Thunder suffered its first loss of the new year, falling 120-113 at Philadelphia.

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Thunder at 76ers lineups, tip-off time and TV info

Thunder at 76ers When: 6 p.m., Monday Where: Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia TV: FS Oklahoma (Cox 37/HD 722, DirecTV 675,...

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Injury update: Nerlens Noel out for Thunder at Philadelphia

Noel sprained his left ankle in the third quarter of the Thunder’s 121-106 win at Cleveland Saturday.

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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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Thunder rookie Darius Bazley returns to native Ohio, steps up in 121-106 win vs. Cavaliers

Darius Bazley shuffled alongside Kevin Love, the Thunder rookie tracking the Cavaliers veteran. As Love leaped toward the rim,...

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'Just a classy dude': Nerlens Noel first got to know Thunder coach Billy Donovan on the recruiting trail

The first time Billy Donovan saw Nerlens Noel play basketball, the lanky center was in high school. Donovan, then head coach...

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Thunder Buddies Podcast: Streak continues in San Antonio

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Five takeaways from the Thunder's 109-103 win at San Antonio

The Thunder pulled away in the fourth quarter to beat the Spurs 109-103. As he's done time and time again, veteran guard Chris...

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Thunder players low on fan All-Star voting

No Thunder player cracked the Top-10 in either position group. The Mavericks’ Luka Doncic grabbed an early lead in the Western...

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

Thunder at Spurs When: 7:30 p.m. Thursday Where: AT&T Center, San Antonio TV: FS Oklahoma (Cox 37/HD 722, DirecTV 675,...

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Thunder leads the Western Conference in the month of December

Among Western Conference teams, the Thunder claimed the best record in the month of December.

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Thunder three point guard lineup defies preseason expectations

The Thunder's three point guard lineup has the best offensive rating (127.1) of any three-player lineup in the NBA that has...

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Thunder: Chris Paul leads the NBA in clutch points

Thunder guard Chris Paul leads the league with 91 clutch points this season.

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Thunder Buddies Podcast: Closing the decade with a win

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'We just did a better job': Defense, Chris Paul's big fourth quarter lead to Thunder win vs. Mavericks

The matchup played to Luka Doncic’s favor. The Mavericks’ early MVP candidate was facing Thunder forward Danilo Gallinari, who...

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Thunder's Shai Gilgeous-Alexander ranks his three 32-point performances

TORONTO — Shai Gilgeous-Alexander exhaled for dramatic effect before ranking his three 32-point performances. “This one might...

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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 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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Shai Gilegous-Alexander makes history in Thunder win at Toronto

TORONTO — Shai Gilgeous-Alexander just wanted a sip of water before facing the media ahead of his homecoming game on Sunday....

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Thunder faces the Raptors without two of its top 3 scorers

Between Danilo Gallinari (18 points per game) and Dennis Schroder (18.4), the Thunder is missing two of its top three scorers.

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Thunder guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander makes rare return to play his hometown team

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Shai Gilgeous-Alexander faced a choice this summer. Would he accept the Canadian national team’s invitation...

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Injury update: Thunder lists Dennis Schroder as out at Toronto

Led by point guard Dennis Schroder, the Thunder reserves have outscored opponents’ benches 24 times this season.

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Darius Bazley roots for OU: The Thunder rookie and Kendrick Perkins bet $500 on the Peach Bowl

“I got Oklahoma winning it all,” read a post on Darius Bazley's verified Twitter account Saturday morning.

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'Keep fighting': Thunder wins fourth straight clutch time game in two weeks

The Thunder’s 104-102 overtime win at Charlotte was its 23rd clutch time game this season, the most of any team in the NBA.

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Thunder Buddies Podcast: Breaking through in Charlotte

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'That’s what we need to hang our hat on': Shai Gilgeous-Alexander's defense lifts Thunder to 104-102 overtime win at Hornets

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Shai Gilgeoous-Alexander shuffled along the baseline, one arm extended straight up, as Hornets guard Devonte’...

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Thunder journal: Filling the hole left by Danilo Gallinari's injury

CHARLOTTE — Even when Danilo Gallinari isn’t shooting the ball well, the threat of his shot heating up spaces the floor. The...

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

UP NEXT Thunder at Hornets When: 6 p.m., Friday Where: Spectrum Center, Charlotte TV: FSOK (Cox 37/HD 722, DirecTV 675,...

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'Find ways to win': The Thunder hits the road without Danilo Gallinari

Even when Danilo Gallinari isn’t shooting the ball well, the threat of his shot heating up spaces the floor.

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Thunder Buddies Podcast: Comeback stopped short in Grizzlies' return

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: Danilo Gallinari will not travel to Charlotte, Toronto

Thunder power forward Danilo Gallinari (left ankle soreness) will not return until after the Thunder's next road trip at the...

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Five takeaways from the Thunder's 110-97 loss to the Grizzlies

The Thunder lost 110-97 to the Grizzlies Thursday, following a similar script to the last time these two teams played each other.

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Injury update: Danilo Gallinari out for Thunder vs. Grizzlies

Thunder power forward Danilo Gallinari (left ankle soreness) will miss OKC's game against Memphis Thursday, the Thunder announced.

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Noel, Noel: A Thunder center’s quest for ‘the right type of eggnog’

Nerlens Noel’s master plan has a hitch. In order to carry Hood golden eggnog back with him from Charlotte on the Thunder’s next...

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Billy Donovan: Comebacks have helped the Thunder build 'chemistry'

When the Thunder came back from an 18-point deficit to beat the Clippers Sunday, it became one of just two teams that had...

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The ghost of Christmas Day games past: A look back at almost a decade of Thunder matchups

For the first time since 2009, OKC is absent from the NBA Christmas Day lineup.

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Thunder: Billy Donovan's coach's challenge record improves to 5-4

OKC coach Billy Donovan won a momentum-swinging coach’s challenge in the fourth quarter of the Thunder’ 118-112 upset of the...

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Thunder injury update: Danilo Gallinari sits out of light practice

The Thunder has three days between games, which factored into the team’s decision to sit Danilo Gallianri (left ankle soreness)...

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

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Thunder: Dennis Schroder named Player of the Week

Thunder guard Dennis Schroder has been named the Western Conference Player of the Week, the NBA announced Monday.

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'One of the best defenders around': Terrance Ferguson defends Paul George in Thunder win over Clippers

Before setting up for tip-off, Paul George slapped hands with Terrance Ferguson, and the two embraced at half court. The...

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'I grew up here': Suns assistant Mark Bryant visits OKC after over a decade in the Thunder organization

Sam Presti came to appreciate the effectiveness of five words in his early years as a general manager. “Do you really think...

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Thunder Buddies podcast: Scorching the Suns

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Injury update: Thunder guard Hamidou Diallo is progressing without setbacks

On Nov. 25, the Thunder announced that Diallo (right elbow hyperextension sprain) would be evaluated in four to six weeks. The...

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Dennis Schroder's confidence is contagious in Thunder win over Suns

Dennis Schroder beelined to the Suns bench smiling and pointing behind him. There, his 3-point shot had fallen through the hoop...

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Former Thunder assistant Monty Williams returns to OKC as the Suns head coach

Like the Suns, Chris Paul has pulled through a losing streak with coach Monty Williams. In 2010, the New Orleans Hornets went...

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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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Chris Paul buys his Thunder teammates custom suits and even gets Steven Adams to wear one

Steven Adams, who wears sweat pants, camouflage and flip flops to practically every game, was the headliner of the pregame...

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Five takeaways from the Thunder's 126-122 win against the Grizzlies

OKC pulled off its second over-20-point comeback in as many games. Here are five takeaways from the game:

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Chris Paul Family Foundation sponsors holiday shopping spree for kids in Big Brothers Big Sisters

The Thunder guard’s foundation sponsored $100 Target shopping sprees for 100 children.

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Why the Thunder's turnovers against Chicago were more costly in the first half than in the second

The Thunder was prepared for the Bulls to try to force turnovers Monday. Chicago leads the NBA in forced turnovers (18.7 per...

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Report: Banned Utah Jazz fan sues Russell Westbrook

The fan who engaged in a heated exchange with Russell Westbrook in March is suing the Utah Jazz and Westbrook, The Salt Lake...

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'There's nothing like it': Chris Paul faces two former members of Team CP3 in Thunder comeback

Coby White and Wendell Carter Jr. both played for the Paul-sponsored Team CP3 in the AAU circuit.

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Thunder Buddies Podcast: Shocking Chicago

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'We just had to figure it out': How the Thunder tied the largest rally in team history to stun the Bulls

Jim Boylen put both hands on top of his head as the ball bounced directly into Shai Gilgeous-Alexander’s hands. The Bulls coach...

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

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

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Thunder: Mike Muscala has become an option at power forward

OKC has primarily used Muscala at center this season, but he and Steven Adams spent 20 minutes on the floor together this week.

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Thunder Buddies Podcast: Defeat in Denver marks end of road

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Thunder: Chris Paul moves into No. 8 on all-time NBA steals list

In the fourth quarter of the Thunder’s 110-102 loss at Denver Saturday, Chris Paul recorded his 2,163rd career steal.

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'We couldn’t overcome those things': Slow start, defensive lapses plague Thunder in 110-102 loss at Nuggets

DENVER — Dennis Schroder gathered his teammates in the lane, and the five Thunder reserves stood with their arms wrapped around...

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'Student of the game' Paul catches two games in Denver

DENVER — For the second time in three days, Chris Paul entered the Pepsi Center on Saturday. This time, he was there to face...

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Thunder: Abdel Nader displays consistency in increased role

Abdel Nader enters the Thunder’s game against the Nuggets Saturday leading the team in 3-point percentage (46.7).

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'Same dude': The Thunder played a large in Jerami Grant's NBA development

DENVER — Jerami Grant smiled sheepishly as he returned to his locker from the cold tub. He apologized for taking so long after...

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Thunder: Terrance Ferguson to miss fifth game for right hip soreness

Thunder guard Terrance Ferguson will be sidelined for the Thunder’s game at Denver Saturday, OKC coach Billy Donovan announced...

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'Steven is so selfless': Thunder center Steven Adams flexes his passing muscles

The Thunder is preparing to face one of the NBA’s best passing big men, Nuggets center Nikola Jokic. But unlike other years,...

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Athens in August: Thunder coach Billy Donovan took an international trip to get to know Danilo Gallinari

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – With only about 36 hours in Athens, Greece, Billy Donovan spent much of his trip in the hotel and...

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Thunder waives Devon Hall, signs Kevin Hervey

On a two-way contract, Devon Hall, 24, played with both the Thunder and its G League affiliate to begin this season.

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'It's unfortunate': Thunder drops winnable game at Sacramento

After upsetting Portland and Utah in the first two games of a four-game road trip, the Thunder (11-13) lost to the opponent...

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'Shooting it with confidence': Abdel Nader provides boost in Thunder loss to Kings

Abdel Nader scored a career-high five 3-pointers in the Thunder's 94-93 loss at Sacramento.

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Thunder Buddies Podcast: Kings call checkmate

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Thunder journal: OKC vs. Sacramento moves at different pace

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Marvin Bagley III made his first appearance Wednesday since the Kings season opener. De’Aaron Fox has been...

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Thunder: Chris Paul has changed the way Shai Gilgeous-Alexander thinks about defense

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Chris Paul was sick of answering questions about Shai Gilgeous-Alexander’s offensive production three...

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Thunder and Kings game won't be the foot race it was last season

Entering play Wednesday, the Kings ranked last in the NBA in pace (97.98 possessions per 48 minutes), per NBA.com.

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Rookie Lu Dort gives Thunder defensive boost when it needs it the most

SALT LAKE CITY – Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell paused just beyond half court, dribbling in place as he examined Luguentz Dort....

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Thunder Buddies Podcast: Schroder rolls in Salt Lake City

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Thunder: Steven Adams took a charge, and he wants you to know it

In the locker room after the Thunder’s 104-90 win over the Jazz Tuesday, Adams fielded questions about playing the role of...

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Thunder: PETA names Chris Paul the 2019 Most Animal-Friendly Athlete

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals announced its 14th annual Libby Awards Tuesday.

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'The thing I love about Dennis...': Schroder stars in Thunder rout of Jazz, even in reserve role

SALT LAKE CITY — Vivint Smart Home Arena vibrated with the boos. The Jazz fans jeered at Dennis Schroder, from the rafters to...

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Thunder journal: Darius Bazley earns first NBA start

SALT LAKE CITY – Thunder Rookie Darius Bazley made his first NBA start Monday, while Danilo Gallinari (left ankle sprain) was...

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Danilo Gallinari out for Thunder at Jazz

The Thunder added Danilo Gallinari to its injury list Monday. He will miss OKC’s game at Utah, due to a left ankle sprain.

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Thunder makes move up Western Conference standings

If the season ended Sunday night, the Thunder would be in the playoffs.

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Thunder Buddies Podcast: Payback in Portland

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'We just stayed the course': How the Thunder figured out how to win in Portland

PORTLAND — Thunder center Mike Muscala’s 3-pointer in the final seconds of the game fell through the hoop to almost complete...

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Thunder journal: Terrance Ferguson misses second consecutive game with hip contusion

PORTLAND — For the second consecutive game, Abdel Nader started in Terrance Ferguson’s (right hip soreness) place Sunday. "We...

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Thunder lists Terrance Ferguson as out at Portland

The same injury sidelined Terrance Ferguson against the Timberwolves Friday. This season, the defensive stopper is averaging 26...

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'Go back to being Shai': Trainer reminds Thunder guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander to be himself

Olin Simplis promised Shai Gilgeous-Alexander two weeks ago that this was the last basketball-related text message of the...

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Thunder Buddies Podcast: Prayer answered against Timberwolves

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Thunder journal: Shai Gilgeous-Alexander finds his shot in OT win against Timberwolves

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander held his hand in the air as his 3-point jump shot fell through the basket to give the Thunder a...

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Five takeaways from the Thunder's 139-127 overtime win over the Timberwolves

The Thunder batted to a 139-127 overtime win against the Timberwolves Friday at Chesapeake Energy Arena.

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Thunder suspends Deonte Burton for one game

Burton will serve his suspension, for “conduct detrimental to the team,” Friday in the Thunder’s game against the Timberwolves.

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Thunder GM Sam Presti addresses Emerson College in live recording of The Woj Pod

Thunder GM Sam Presti joined ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski in the first-ever live recording of The Woj Pod on Thursday. They talked...

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

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

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Thunder: Billy Donovan suggests adjustment to coach's challenge rules

About a quarter of the way through the one-year trial of the coach's challenge, 44 percent of challenged calls have been...

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Thunder Buddies Podcast: Keeping Pace

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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Pacers 107, Thunder 100: Despite Steven Adams' big game, Indiana completes sweep of OKC

Steven Adams fought for the rebound, extending his fingertips past the pair of Pacers defenders who stood in his way. The ball...

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Thunder announcement reveals Andre Roberson isn't on the cusp of a return anymore

Less than two months ago, Andre Roberson tried to hold back a smile as he told reporters that he felt good on the court. “I...

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Thunder: Steven Adams's free throw percentage skyrockets

All six of Adams’s free throws came in the last three minutes of the Thunder’s 107-104 win at New Orleans Sunday.

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Thunder to send Hotshot Challenge winner to All-Star weekend

Regional events begin in Oklahoma next week. Participants must register through the HomeCourt app and then either compete at a...

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Thunder Buddies Podcast: Soaring to 3-0 against the Pelicans

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Five takeaways from the Thunder's 107-104 win at New Orleans

The back-and-forth game was tied 12 times. The Thunder went on a 12-0 run in the fourth quarter, ending with a shot...

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Darius Bazley's '90s flow' keeps Thunder in style in OKC's post-Russell Westbrook era

Darius Bazley brushed off Andre Roberson’s jab with smile and hiked up his cuffed blue jeans. “He doesn’t like my '90s flow,”...

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Even without Russell Westbrook, Thunder fashion flourishes

With Russell Westbrook out of OKC, the title race for most fashionable Thunder player has been blown wide open. So far, this...

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Thunder Buddies Podcast: Bench powers OKC past Pelicans

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'There’s nobody that works harder': Abdel Nader highlights Thunder win vs. Pelicans with 19 points

This time, Abdel Nader’s fourth quarter decisions carried weight. Late in a close game, Nader drove the lane but came up...

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Thunder Buddies Podcast: Torn to shreds in Rip City

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: Early defensive breakdowns set tone for loss at Portland

The Blazers started the game 10-of-10 from the field on their way to a 42-point first quarter, Portland’s highest-scoring...

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Thunder: Abdel Nader scores a career high at Portland

Nader scored 19 points in the fourth quarter of the Thunder’s 136-119 loss at Portland to total a career-high 23 points. He led...

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Shai Gilgeous-Alexander commits to Team Canada

With Canada Basketball still looking for a berth in the 2020 Olympics, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander wants to help. The Toronto...

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Five takeaways from the Thunder's 136-119 loss at Portland

OKC slid to a 1-7 record on the road, 6-11 overall.

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Thunder: Shai Gilgeous-Alexander announces commitment to Canada next summer

With Canada still looking for a berth to the 2020 Olympics, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander wants to help.

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Thunder at Trail Blazers lineups, tip-off time and TV info

Thunder at Trail Blazers When: 9 p.m. Wednesday Where: Moda Center, Portland TV: FS Oklahoma (Cox 37/HD 722, DirecTV 675,...

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Thunder Buddies Podcast: Vanquishing the Warriors ... eventually

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 100-97 win against the Warriors

The Thunder's claimed its first road win, a 100-97 victory over the Warriors, Monday at Chase Center.

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Thunder: Shai Gilgeous-Alexander adjusts to jump in minutes in Year 2

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander looked out over the media scrum, considering the question for a moment. What surprised him most in the...

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The Thunder is one of the NBA's best transition defenses, just not against the Lakers

On average, OKC gives up 16 points in transition per game, according to NBA.com.

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Lakers guard Rajon Rondo fined for incident in game against Thunder

Rondo received a Flagrant Foul 2 an was ejected for unsportsmanlike contact with Schroder about a minute and a half into the...

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Thunder Buddies Podcast: Lakers sequel even more suspenseful

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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Back from Los Angeles, Thunder's script still calls for heartbreak in 130-127 loss to Lakers

The question nagged at second-year guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander as he sat into the cold tub Friday after the Thunder’s 130-127...

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Recap: Lakers 130, Thunder 127

Follow NBA action as Oklahoma City faces the Los Angeles Lakers. Tipoff is at 7 p.m.

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Thunder relies on veterans in clutch time

Danilo Gallinari caught the in-bound pass at the Staples Center logo with about seven seconds on the clock. The Thunder...

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Chris Paul: Dennis Schroder kept the Thunder 'in it all night'

For the fourth time this season, Schroder led the team in points. He logged the Thunder’s first 30-point performance of the year.

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Thunder: Chris Paul congratulates LeBron James on triple-double milestone

“Congrats my brother on being the FIRST player in NBA history to record a triple double against every team... and to do it in...

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Thunder Buddies Podcast: No love in La La Land

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 112-107 loss at Lakers

The Thunder lost to the Lakers 112-107 Tuesday on the second night of a back-to-back at Staples Center. OKC remains winless on...

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

Thunder at Lakers When: 9:30 p.m., Tuesday Where: Staples Center, Los Angeles TV: FS Oklahoma (Cox 37/HD 722, DirecTV 675,...

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Thunder Buddies Podcast: Paul George puts Clippers on top

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Five takeaways from the Thunder's 90-88 loss at Clippers

The Thunder's 90-88 loss to the Clippers at Staples Center Monday was the first meeting between the two teams since one of the...

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Thunder GM Sam Presti to be featured in live taping of The Woj Pod

ESPN announced Monday that NBA insider Adrian Wojnarowski is bringing his podcast to Emerson College in Boston on Dec. 5

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Thunder: Shai Gilgeous-Alexander returns to L.A., where he began his promising NBA career

It was just seven months ago that a rookie Shai Gilgeous-Alexander scored 22 points in Game 6 of the Clippers' first-round...

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Thunder steadily builds chemistry on and off the court

Before beginning his postgame interview, Thunder forward Danilo Gallinari had to fulfill a promise he made to his teammates. In...

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Thunder Buddies Podcast: OKC out-muscles Philadelphia

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'He’s got some stuff in his bag': How Chris Paul brought the rip move back to the Thunder

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander swung the ball from one side of his body to the other, flailing as he mimicked the veteran point guard...

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Thunder: Two-way player Lu Dort off to strong start with the Blue

He scored 13 points on 4-of-8 shooting. But even on an off night, the 20-year-old’s defensive capabilities shone.

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Thunder journal: OKC more than happy to assist in 127-119 overtime win against 76ers

With about two minutes left in the first half, Thunder center Steven Adams squeezed a bounce pass through the traffic jam in...

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Five takeaways from the Thunder's 127-119 overtime win against the 76ers

OKC improved to a 5-7 record in the win against Philadelphia (7-5).

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Thunder: Hamidou Diallo out against 76ers

Thunder guard Hamidou Diallo (left knee sprain) is out for OKC’s home game against the 76ers Friday, coach Billy Donovan...

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Thunder vs. 76ers lineups, tip-off time and TV info

76ers 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 celebrates Thanksgiving with Positive Tomorrows

The school for homeless children plans to transition into the new space by the end of the year, upgrading from 8,000 square...

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Thunder’s Terrance Ferguson attended custody hearing on day of game at Indiana

Thunder guard Terrance Ferguson did not travel with the team to Indianapolis for a Tuesday night game against the Pacers for...

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Thunder guard Chris Paul: 'We've got to figure out that third quarter'

If it wasn’t already clear, the Thunder’s 111-85 loss to the Pacers Tuesday solidified it: OKC is one of the worst...

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Thunder Buddies Podcast: Outpaced in Indiana

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 suffers first blowout loss of the season in setback to Pacers

INDIANAPOLIS — Thunder players slowly strode to their bench as Pacers guard T.J. McConnell shuffled along the sideline. He...

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Thunder journal: Steven Adams limits former OKC teammate Domantas Sabonis early in game

INDIANAPOLIS — Pacers center Domantas Sabonis isolated Thunder center Steven Adams in the post in a showdown between two former...

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Tony Parker thanks Thunder GM Sam Presti in jersey retirement speech

As a Spurs scout, Sam Presti was instrumental in San Antonio drafting Parker No. 28 overall in the 2001 NBA Draft.

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Thunder: Steven Adams available, Terrance Ferguson out at Indiana

Steven Adams returns after missing the Thunder’s 121-119 loss to the Bucks Sunday with a left knee contusion.

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Both spurned by Paul George, Thunder and Pacers face off with strong replacements

On Tuesday, Paul George’s two exes meet: Oklahoma City and Indiana. Both teams have been dumped by the six-time All-Star in the...