Thunder on the road against Nuggets

Tomorrow at home against Pistons

The Oklahoma City Thunder (8-8, 7th Western Conference) are looking to end their three game skid tonight on the road against the Denver Nuggets (6-9, 10th Western Conference) before heading back home for a game against the Detroit Pistons (7-9, 9th Eastern Conference) on Saturday night.

Last nights 14 point loss to the Sacramento Kings (6-9, 11th Western thunderConference) came into play after the Kings went on a 36-point third quarter and pulled away in the fourth with a 29 point performance.  They were led by DeMarcus Cousins 36 points and 13 rebounds.

The Thunder were led by Russell Westbrook’s 31 points, 11 rebounds and nine assists.  His frustration was evident after the game.

”We’ve got to be ready to play. That’s plain and simple. Figure it out,” Westbrook said after the game.

Tickets for tomorrow’s game against the Detroit Pistons are still available so be sure to grab yours today and help cheer on your Oklahoma City Thunder in person!  Nothing beats being there!

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Thunder look to close out Mavs tonight

The Oklahoma City Thunder will look to close out the Dallas Mavericks tonight in game five of the Western Conference First Round.  The Thunder have taken games one, three and four while the Mavericks squeaked out an 85-84 win in game two.

Game three evolved into a testy contest with Kevin Durant getting ejected, Serge Ibaka getting slapped with a technical and Russell Westbrook in a meltdown in front of his bench.  Welcome to the NBA Playoffs!

“I don’t believe they’re trying to hurt us, and we’re not trying to hurt them,” Durant said, also emphasizing that he wasn’t trying to hurt Justin Anderson when he swung his arm across the Dallas guard’s head. “We’re going to do some talking. We’re going to do some shoving here and there because that’s how competitive both teams are.”

The Mavericks have to win to stay alive in the series but they know where they stand against the Thunder.

“It’s unfortunate, but I’m proud of the guys,” Dirk Nowitzki  told the Mavs’ official website.  “We’ve got some guys banged up, and they’re still out there trying to give it all they’ve got. Saying all that, we’re going to keep fighting on Monday. Whatever happens and whoever plays has got to come full swing, and we’ll go from there.”

Tickets for tonight’s game are still available so be sure to get yours today and help cheer on your Oklahoma City Thunder.

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Thunder can’t overlook Timberwolves to Spurs

While The Minnesota Timberwolves have only won 20 games this season, the Oklahoma Thunder are on the other side of the spectrum, sitting in third place in the Western Conference with a 44-20 record.  But it was the Thunder All Stars who kept them from a defeat at the hands of the T-wolves in their last meeting, a slim 123-126 victory.

The Thunder have won 10 straight against the Timberwolves and with the Spurs looming on the horizon with a nationally televised game Saturday, Coach Donovan hopes his team maintains control on what aspects of the game they can.

“We talk about being able to sustain something and to control what you can control,” Donovan explained. “We can control blocking out.  We can control taking care of the basketball. We can control getting back in transition. We can control moving down the floor and executing and moving the ball. We can control those things.”

There is still time to get your tickets to cheer on your Oklahoma City Thunder before they embark on a one game road trip against the Spurs before returning for a home game against the Blazers.  Plenty of affordable tickets and great seats are still available!

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Thunder drop game to Blazers

The Oklahoma City Thunder road woes continue after dropping a 115-110 game at Portland.  The Trailblazers were led by Damien Lillard’s 31 points including five three-pointers in the final three minutes, plus change.

The Thunder, now 9-7 on the road, were led by Kevin Durant’s 28 points but they could not contain Lillard, who had 17 points in the final stanza, including those three 3-pointers.

“They played well in the fourth and we didn’t,” Durant said. “All those made shots kind of broke our backs.  They were coming off pick-and-rolls, shooting fall-away 3s, step-back 3s,” he said. “You’ve got to give them credit. That’s what they do.”

The Thunder continue their road trip with a stop in Minnesota to face the Timberwolves who have an aversion to the three point line this season…thankfully for Thunder fans and thankfully, the team will be back in the confines of the Chesapeake Arena for a game against the Western Conference foe Dallas Mavericks.  Plenty of great seats and affordable tickets are still available so get yours today and be there tomorrow to cheer on your 

 

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Thunder let the Hawks fly by

The mini-road trip for the Oklahoma City Thunder (11-7) began with a thud as the Thunder dropped a 106-100 game to the Atlanta Hawks (12-8) Monday night.  The road trip continues tomorrow tonight with a game against the Miami Heat in American Airlines Arena.

Expect the Thunder to continue with the small lineup of Durant, Ibaka, Anthony Morrow, Dion Waiters and Russell Westbrook that has proven more successful thus far this season.

You can welcome the Thunder back home as they return home to take on the Sacramento Kings this Sunday.  Get your tickets today and help cheer on your Oklahoma City Thunder!

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Thunder host revamped Spurs in Season Opener

The return of Kevin Durant from injury will be put to the test as they face the powerhouse San Antonio Spurs in the opening game of the season.  This also marks the first regular season game for new head coach Billy Donovan.

Durant missed a large portion of last season due in part to a Jones fracture early on in the 2014-15 season.  After spraining an ankle just 16 days after his return, Durant underwent surgery to relieve pain in his foot which turned into a season ending surgery.

While Durant was rehabbing in the off season, the Spurs were busy being very un-Spurs like in going after the NBA’s top free agent on the market, LaMarcus Aldridge, and ending up with not only Aldridge but savvy veteran David West as well.

If you are a basketball purist, then this game will be one that you should not miss.  Plenty of great seats and affordable tickets are still available so be sure to get yours today and help cheer on your Oklahoma City Thunder.

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Thunder select Cameron Payne

The Oklahoma City Thunder selected Murray State’s Cameron Payne with the 14th overall selection in the 2015 NBA Draft.  Cameron had an earlier successful meeting with Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook, Head Coach Billy Donovan and President of Basketball Operations Sam Presti.

In the second round, the Thunder selected 7 foot Kentucky Center Dakari Johnson with the 48th overall pick.  Johnson was a sophomore last season under John Calipari.  The 19-year old averaged 6.4 ppg and 4.6 rebounds in under 17 minutes per game.

 

Mavericks take Thunder to the limit in overtime

The game between the Dallas Mavericks and the Oklahoma City Thunder was one for the ages and looked more like an ABA game of lore. In the end, the Mavericks walked out of Chesapeake Energy Arena with a 135-131 victory.

“It was a great basketball game,” Mavs coach Rick Carlisle said. “Every once in a while, you stand over there and you say, `This is an unbelievable game to be a part of,’ and it was. The extreme momentum swings back and forth – the shot making was breathtaking.”

Even another Russell Westbrook triple double (31 points, 11 rebounds, 11 assists) could not help the Thunder, losers of three of their last four games.  Center Enes Kantor also added 30 points and 16 rebounds.

“I think we just got beat on a lot of pick-and-rolls, and I think we just have to work on it,” Kanter said.

The Thunder continue their road trip to another playoff contending team, the Memphis Grizzlies tomorrow night.  Plenty of great seats and affordable tickets are still available so get yours today!

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Durant returns, Thunder still lose

The Oklahoma Thunder had hoped that the return of their All Star Kevin Durant would spark a return to their winning ways but the New Orleans Pelicans had different ideas and used a 40 point second quarter to help propel them past the Thunder 104-112.  Durant had 27 points.

“I was confident in myself. I knew my wind wasn’t where I wanted it to be, obviously, but I felt good out there,” said Durant, who missed the Thunder’s first 17 games with a fractured right foot.

The Thunder have a huge opportunity to get back on track as they face the Philadelphia 76er’s who have won only one game thus far into the season.   The team then moves on to Detroit before they are back home on the 9th to face Bucks.  Get your tickets now and help support your Oklahoma City Thunder!

Thunder drop game to Bucks

Injuries are plaguing the Oklahoma Thunder and last night it became even more evident that this struggle will not be soon in passing.  Key on the injury list is Kevin Durant.  He is joined by power forwards Grant Jarrett and Mitch McGary.   The Bucks beat the Thunder 78-85 for the first time since 2010, keeping the Thunder winless on the road.

PG Reggie Jackson had a team high 29 points for the Thunder while O.J. Mayo led the Bucks with 19.

The Thunder take on the Boston Celtics today.  Plenty of great seats and affordable tickets are still available.  Get yours now!