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WATCH: Bulls, Thunder engage in shoving, shouting match

Dec 18, 2018 - 2:17 PM

The near-fight involves Oklahoma City's Russell Westbrook and Jerami Grant and Chicago's Robin Lopez and Kris Dunn

LAST LAUGH. Russell Westbrook and the Thunder get the last laugh after destroying the Bulls. Photo from NBA.com


Kings down Thunder to spoil Westbrook's season debut

Oct 22, 2018 - 10:59 AM

Sacramento pockets its first win as the former NBA MVP's near-triple-double performance goes down the drain

SLUMP. Even as Russell Westbrook returns, the Thunder still remain winless in 3 games. File photo Gene Sweeney Jr./Getty Images/AFP


Russell Westbrook out for month after knee surgery

Sep 13, 2018 - 8:27 AM

The former NBA Most Valuable Player will likely miss the Oklahoma City Thunder's NBA preseason games

RECOVERING. As Thunder ace Russell Westbrook recovers from surgery, German guard Dennis Schroder may take his spot in the team’s training camp. Photo from Gene Sweeney Jr./AFP

Philadelphia 76ers on a roll, Cleveland Cavaliers struggle to win

Apr 02, 2018 - 1:27 PM

Ben Simmons leads the Philadelphia 76ers to their 10th straight win

ROLLING. Ben Simmons has 20 points and 15 rebounds in Philadelphia 76ers' 10 straight win. File Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images/AFP


Houston Rockets shoot down red-hot Portland Blazers

Mar 21, 2018 - 8:36 PM

In a game featuring the NBA's two hottest teams, Houston's Most Valuable Player candidate James Harden scores 42 points to help the Rockets notch their 13th victory in 14 games since the All-Star break

SOARING. File photo of MVP Candidate James Harden of Houston. Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFP

LeBron James scores 37 as Cleveland Cavaliers roll over OKC Thunder

Feb 14, 2018 - 2:05 PM

The Cavs post their second consecutive win since trading for George Hill, Rodney Hood, Jordan Clarkson and Larry Nance

ROLLING. LeBron James leads the new-look Cleveland Cavaliers to their 4th straight win. File photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images


Beasley bags 30 as Knicks spoil Anthony's Garden party

Dec 17, 2017 - 3:41 PM

The Garden welcomes Anthony with a highlight video during the introductions, but the Knicks win their fourth straight

OKC's Enes Kanter endeavors to help young Filipinos during PH visit

May 12, 2017 - 3:01 PM

Enes Kanter of the Oklahoma City Thunder goes beyond the basketball court to provide inspiration to underprivileged children

GIVING BACK. Thunder player Enes Kanter says seeing talented kids who "didn’t have hope" inspired him to give back. Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images/AFP

Nene's game-winning free throws silence Thunder

Jan 06, 2017 - 4:45 PM

The Houston Rockets pull out a win against Oklahoma City as Nene sinks a pair of free throws with 0 7 remaining

WATCH ME NENE. Nene came through with the game on the line to lift the Rockets against the Thunder. Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images/AFP

WATCH: Vicious Russell Westbrook throws down dagger dunk over Capela

Nov 17, 2016 - 1:54 PM

Russell Westbrook has no regard for Clint Capela s rim protection

ANOTHER TRIPLE-DOUBLE. Russell Westbrook, seen here battling the Phoenix Suns, records a second straight triple-double this time against the Los Angeles Lakers. Photo by J Pat Carter/Getty Images/AFP

Warriors' Durant dominant in first clash with Westbrook's Thunder

Nov 04, 2016 - 2:37 PM

Kevin Durant has his best game of the NBA season in a matchup against his former team

WATCH: Russell Westbrook receives middle fingers from 76ers fan

Oct 27, 2016 - 1:21 PM

That s not exactly what we d call Brotherly Love

Durant doesn't see Warriors move as shortcut to title

Jul 08, 2016 - 2:22 PM

Durant also shares that he had a tough discussion with former teammate Russell Westbrook about his move

Joakim Noah eyed by the Knicks as Thunder consider signing Horford

Jul 01, 2016 - 11:43 AM

Joakim Noah is reportedly being looked at by the New York Knicks while the Thunder hope to entice Kevin Durant to stay by getting Al Horford

RUNNING OF THE BULL. Joakim Noah is being sought by the New York Knicks. Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images/AFP

Thunder takes commanding 3-1 series lead over Warriors

May 25, 2016 - 11:41 AM

Golden State loses back to back games for the first time this season

NBA: Spurs storm past Thunder in series opener

May 01, 2016 - 12:46 PM

The Spurs lead by as many as 43 points as LaMarcus Aldridge scores a season high 38 points

Raptors, Thunder dominate to take NBA playoff edge

Apr 22, 2016 - 3:18 PM

The first round of the NBA playoffs continues with a trio of Game 3s

Which first round NBA playoffs matchups would make great TV?

Mar 25, 2016 - 9:30 AM

The regular season is nearing its end Time to whet your appetite for the most exciting opening round matchups

OKC Thunder, New Zealand’s Steven Adams not coming to Manila OQT

Feb 25, 2016 - 12:46 PM

Adams a 22 year old starter for the Oklahoma City Thunder also missed the 2014 FIBA World Cup and the 2015 FIBA Oceania Championship

Westbrook, Kanter power Thunder over Lakers

Mar 25, 2015 - 3:08 PM

Lakers Fil Am rookie Jordan Clarkson scores a career high 30 points but it wasn t enough as Westbrook and Kanter combine for 52 points to give OKC the win

OKC's Russell Westbrook attacks the defense of LA's Ed Davis (L) and Wayne Ellington (R). Photo by Larry W. Smith/EPA

Thunder lose Ibaka for 4 to 6 weeks, Thompson out for Warriors

Mar 18, 2015 - 11:22 AM

Two key players Serge Ibaka and Klay Thompson for two Western Conference contenders will miss games due to injury as teams make final playoff push

Thunder forward Serge Ibaka, seen here driving against Bulls' Joakim Noah, will be out for 4 to 6 weeks. Photo by Tannen Maury/EPA

WATCH: Chris Paul, Clippers silence the Thunder

Mar 12, 2015 - 2:44 PM

Chris Paul drops 33 points with 9 assists for the Clippers who have now won 5 of their last 7 games

Smith to Cleveland, Waiters to OKC in multi-team trade

Jan 06, 2015 - 12:43 PM

Also part of the deal are Knicks wingman Iman Shumpert Cavs rookie Alex Kirk and forward Lou Amundson

SWAPPED. J.R. Smith (L) and Dion Waiters (R) headline a three-team trade in the NBA. Photos by EPA

NBA wRap: Spurs beat Rockets, Kobe returns, Cavs lose

Dec 29, 2014 - 5:01 PM

Danny Green top scores for San Antonio as they take down Houston Kobe returns from rest and Detroit makes it rain from downtown to win vs Cleveland

Spurs get the job done on their home floor and Danny Green (C) top scores as they beat the Rockets, 110-106. Photo by Ashley Landis/EPA

Merry Christmas from the NBA!

Dec 25, 2014 - 11:37 AM

The Association releases a set of videos for hoops fans everywhere to enjoy during Christmas day

NBA wRap: Blazers' 84 points in first half

Nov 13, 2014 - 7:25 PM

The last time any team scored that much in the first half was during March 25 2011 when Golden State led against Toronto

Damian Lillard, seen here driving vs Utah's Trey Burke, scores 27 points on 4/5 shooting fron downtown. File photo by Erik S. Lesser/EPA

NBA wRap: Rockets cool off Heat, Blazers wallop Cavs

Nov 05, 2014 - 4:32 PM

Harden nears a triple double as Rockets douse Heat Blazers overpower Cavs and another Thunder goes down This and more on this edition of the NBA wRap

FEAR THE BEARD. James Harden attacks an opening between the defense of Miami's Justin Hamilton and rookie James Ennis. Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images/AFP

Another Thunder goes down: Perry Jones injures knee

Nov 05, 2014 - 3:19 PM

Jones has been averaging 18 5 PPG for the Thunder who are already without stars Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook

INJURY BUG. OKC Thunder players are going down one after another as Perry Jones suffers a knee injury. The Thunder are already without stars Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook. File photo by Larry Smith/EPA

Melo ruins LeBron's homecoming, Westbrook injury (NBA wRap)

Oct 31, 2014 - 6:45 PM

Scores and quick notes on what happened in the NBA today October 31 2014

Melo vs LeBron photo from NBA's Facebook page, Westbrook photo by Paul Buck/EPA

Russell Westbrook fractures hand in loss to Clippers

Oct 31, 2014 - 3:18 PM

The Oklahoma City Thunder already without reigning MVP Kevin Durant loses another star to injury

HAND INJURY.  Russell Westbrook (R) works against Los Angeles Clippers defenders Blake Griffin (L) and Chris Paul (C). Photo by Paul Buck/EPA

Why KD to D.C. in 2016 is more than just a pipe dream

Jul 31, 2014 - 7:53 PM

Will reigning NBA MVP Kevin Durant like LeBron move to his hometown team the Washington Wizards come the 2016 NBA free agency?

Ibaka's return sparks Thunder win over Spurs

May 26, 2014 - 2:28 PM

Thunder Forward Serge Ibaka who was ruled out of the playoffs due to a calf injury returns to action and sparks Oklahoma s win over the Spurs

IBLOCKA. Serge Ibaka blocks Tim Duncan's shot providing the much-needed defensive presence for the Thunder. Photo by Tyler Smith/EPA