Oh the hypocrisy.
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Oh the hypocrisy.
Russell Westbrook recorded a triple-double in just three quarters last night before OKC's subs drubbed the Pacers.
Scott Brooks' team has won seven straight games after defeating the Indiana Pacers tonight, strengthening its grip on the West's eighth and final playoff spot. The Thunder now lead the ninth-place New Orleans Pelicans by two and-a-half games in the standings, and are three full games up on the Phoenix Suns – whom they meet Thursday in the desert for a must-win game from the home squad.
On Sunday, Kobe Bryant spoke with Bill Simmons and Jalen Rose about whether the Thunder are now Russell Westbrook's team. He largely ignores his parallels with Shaq.
With Kevin Durant out, Russell Westbrook took over, but with his passing. He had a career-high 17 dimes in a blowout win over the Nuggets.
According to multiple outlets, the Thunder announced today that Durant underwent a procedure to replace the screw in his right foot and will re-evaluated next week.
Powerful dunks over opposing player aren't exactly what the Oklahoma City Thunder had in mind they acquired Enes Kanter at the trade deadline. But it's safe to say the Thunder will take such aggression and efficiency from their new starting center in addition to the back-to-basket prowess that makes him so valuable to Scott Brooks' team.
The Oklahoma City Thunder are finally among the top-eight teams in the Western Conference and are riding high after a trade deadline that shored up a long-standing weakness and improved underwhelming depth. This should be when Scott Brooks' team proves itself as a legitimate title contender. Instead, the Thunder can't seem to shake the injury bug that's plagued them all season.
Reggie Jackson is no longer a member of the Oklahoma City Thunder. But even after the talented but inconsistent fourth-year guard was traded to the Detroit Pistons yesterday, he continues making the wrong kind of headline in his former stomping grounds.
The Oklahoma City Thunder are suddenly eighth-place in the Western Conference after their dominant victory over the Dallas Mavericks on Thursday night, but it's still not time to celebrate. Kevin Durant left his team's win for good late in the fourth quarter with pain in right foot – the same one he broke before the season and sprained two months ago – and later complained of nagging soreness.
The 2015 NBA Trade Deadline has come and gone. Now we have to rummage through the aftereffects rubble for the 10 most important moves.
Russell Westbrook picked up the second half of the regular season where he left Sunday's All-Star Game: dominating. The Oklahoma City Thunder superstar had nine points – including this soaring two-handed ham – during a typically energetic first quarter against the Dallas Mavericks, leading his team to a 25-19 lead.
Reggie Jackson is going to the Detroit Pistons, as part of a three-team swap with Enes Kanter going to the Thunder and Kendrick Perkins to Utah.
Even if the Oklahoma City Thunder's pursuit of Brook Lopez proves futile, there's a growing chance the team still fills its post scoring void at the trade deadline. According to multiple reports, the Thunder have become increasingly interested in Utah Jazz big man Enes Kanter.
OKC and Brooklyn have re-initiated their talks about Nets big man Brook Lopez, with Reggie Jackson now in the fold as compensation.
Kevin Durant's relationship with the media might be fractured, but his trust in the Oklahoma City Thunder remains strong as ever despite his team's struggles in 2014-2015. During a session with reporters following Wednesday practice, the reigning MVP eased concerns of Thunder fans everywhere by insisting he doesn't resent the organization for trading James Harden and that the heavily scrutinized deal will have no bearing on his free agency decision in two summers' time.
Reggie Jackson, the team's primary scorer when KD and Russ were out, had his agent ask the Thunder for a trade before tomorrow's deadline.
Kevin Durant talks about his "hater" demeanor with GQ and takes a between-the-lines shot at Thunder management for trading James Harden.
Steve Kerr's brilliant strategy worked to perfection during the West's 163-158 victory over the East in Sunday's All-Star Game from Madison Square Garden. Having said that, we still wish the Golden State Warriors coach could have lightened up a bit and allowed Steph Curry and MVP Russell Westbrook to have some fun.
Russell Westbrook is an All-Star Game conundrum. His breakneck speed and otherworldly explosiveness are perfectly suited for the free-flowing style of the midseason classic, but his ever-burning motor flies in the face of the contest’s casual competitive nature.