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Oklahoma City Thunder Trade Russell Westbrook to Houston Rockets

Oklahoma City Thunder Trade Russell Westbrook to Houston Rockets

By Michael Doutey Things move fast in the NBA. A week ago the Oklahoma City Thunder were looking to make moves to improve around their two Superstars – Russell Westbrook and Paul George. Less than a week later, both Westbrook and Paul are gone and the Thunder are in full rebuild mode. Speaking of moving…MORE

Game 5 Observations: Thunder Season Ends on Lillard’s Deep 3

By Michael Doutey This game couldn’t have ended any other way. Damian Lillard owned this series from start to finish, and no one was going to get in his way. That was clear from Lillard’s 50 point performance last night in Game 5. The Thunder found a way to crawl back from a nine-point third…MORE

Game 4 Observations: Portland takes Commanding Lead with 111-98 Win

By Michael Doutey The Portland Trail Blazers take a commanding three games to one lead in the opening round of the NBA playoffs. Portland was able to defend their home court in the first two games. The Thunder were not able to do that, falling in Game 4. Now Portland is one win away from…MORE

Five Observations: Thunder Take Game 3 120-108

By Michael Doutey The Oklahoma City Thunder are on the board taking Game 3 120-108 in a hotly contested game. The Thunder took control of the game going into halftime, taking a 10 point lead into the break. OKC extended that lead to 16 before Damian Lillard exploded for 25 points in the third quarter.…MORE

5 Observations from OKC’s 114-94 Loss in Game 2 to Portland

By Michael Doutey The Oklahoma City Thunder got off to the start they wanted in Game 2. OKC attacked the rim, they played tough defense and they kept Enes Kanter off the offensive glass. The result? OKC held a 10 point lead in the second quarter. A Russell Westbrook lay-in put the Thunder ahead 46-36…MORE

Thunder Fall 104-99 to Portland in Game One

By Michael Doutey The Oklahoma City Thunder fall in Game 1 of the Western Conference quarterfinals 104-99 to the Portland Trail Blazers. Portland landed a haymaker early in the first half, but OKC fought back. OKC got within one point but could never get over the hump. The Thunder struggled to shoot well from beyond…MORE

Observations from OKC’s 142-126 Loss to the Atlanta Hawks

By Michael Doutey The Oklahoma City Thunder drop another game, this time 142-126 in Atlanta to the Hawks. OKC has now lost four of their last five games and their defense has take a nose dive over the past week-and-a-half. The Thunder are now 26-17 on the season and hold a full game lead over…MORE

Observations From OKC’s 122-112 Win over the San Antonio Spurs

By Michael Doutey The Oklahoma City Thunder avenged Thursday’s double overtime loss to the San Antonio Spurs with a 122-112 win Saturday night over the Spurs. The Thunder snap their three game losing skid with last nights win and move to 26-16 on the season and hold a half-game lead over the Portland Trail Blazers…MORE

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