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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Westbrook trying to keep Thunder in Playoffs

Westbrook scores 54 in losing effort

The Oklahoma City Thunder are now on the verge of missing the 2015 NBA Playoffs after a heartbreaking 116-104 loss to the Indiana Pacers and the Houston Rockets win over the New Orleans Pelicans.  The loss puts the Thunder in a precarious position and they must now rely on other teams to get them into that final 8th seed.  A Portland loss tonight and a win by the Pelicans over the Timberwolves would effectively shut out the Thunder from the playoffs.

The league leader in double-doubles, Russell Westbrook did score the bulk of the Thunder points with 53 but it took 43 shots to get them.  He also collected nine rebounds and eight assists.

“You can look at the shots, and he probably took a handful too many,” Head Coach Scott Brooks said. “A lot of them were attacks and layups and at the very end, we were making comebacks. Twice we made comebacks because of his aggressive play. Russell leaves everything on the floor. He’s not a perfect player, nor is anybody in this league, but he plays with perfect energy every night, and that’s what we look at.”

The Thunder need to win against the Portland Trailblazers tonight so be sure to get out and support your team and help cheer them on into the playoffs.  Plenty of great seats and affordable tickets are still available.

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Thunder drop third straight game, on verge of losing playoff slot

The Oklahoma City Thunder are now on the precipice of missing the 2015 NBA Playoffs entirely and with only five games left, the New Orleans Pelicans are on their heels, only 1/2 game away the 8th and final spot.

The Thunder faced off against Western Conference foes the Houston Rockets and  had opportunities to take them out, but OKC  could not overcome James Hardin’s 41 points in a 115-112 loss.

“A tough loss,” said Thunder coach Scott Brooks.  “We’re making mental mistakes that we have to do a better job of understanding the situation.  We talked about those things in the timeouts, and we have to be able to execute those. It’s a problem the last few games, and we have to do a better job with that. But we will keep teaching and keep figuring out ways to get better. But we have to be able to execute those situations.”

The Thunder have little time to dwell on the loss as they prepare to face the Defending NBA Champions (who are playing at that exact level again) San Antonio Spurs tomorrow night.

Be sure to get your tickets now and help cheer on your Oklahoma City Thunder!

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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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Thunder ready for Rockets after long break

In a very rare 5-day break from action, the Oklahoma City Thunder are ready to get back on the hardwood and have made their way to the Lone Star State to face the Houston Rockets.  The last time these two teams met, it was not one of the brightest moments in NBA History and the Rockets eked out a 69-65 victory.

After a long week of practice, the Thunder may finally be back on track.

“(It) felt like a little training camp,” Kevin Durant told the team’s official website. “It’s all about transferring what we always know and what we’re improving on – whether it’s timing, communication or execution, we have to transfer it over.”

Help cheer on your Thunder and support them on the road.  Plenty of great and affordable seats are still available so be sure to get yours now!

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Thunder beat back Pistons to get win

The Detroit Pistons are a team in turmoil.  Losing their last 11 games, their last win was against the Oklahoma Thunder.  It almost happened again as Josh Smith launched a game winner, 3-point shot with 1.1 seconds to play.

“Obviously, I was going for the win, or I wouldn’t have shot a 3,” Smith said. “I had a great look, but it just didn’t go down.”

Serge Ibaka was huge for the Thunder scoring 13 points and adding 13 rebounds to boot.

“I thought Serge was tremendous,” Durant said. “He was chasing down all of those rebounds and scoring when we were kicking them out to him. We had possessions where we had three great shots and three offensive rebounds. We’re doing a good job of rebounding the ball.”

The Thunder next face the Milwaukee Bucks tomorrow at 7 P.M.  Be sure to get your tickets now and help support your Oklahoma City Thunder!

Thunder ready to even the series at two games

The San Antonio Spurs were secretly hoping that the talk of the return of PF Serge Ibaka was just that…talk.  But talk turned into action Sunday evening as Serge made his triumphant return scoring the first five buckets for the Thunder.

“I love what he did,” Thunder coach Scott Brooks said. “I love the determination that he played with. That’s something that he’s done all along. That was a great, great game by him. He impacted the game both ends of the floor.”

Cheap tickets and great seats for game four are on sale now.  Be sure to get yours now and help cheer on your Oklahoma City Thunder!

Thunder survive third straight overtime game

The Memphis Grizzlies/Oklahoma Thunder series has proven to be a dream match up for the NBA as both teams, now tied at two games apiece, are well matched against each other.  In game four, the Thunder overcame terrible shooting nights from both Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook and instead rode the young shoulders Reggie Jackson.

“Another leave-it-on-the-floor game, another overtime,” Head Coach Scott Brooks said. “Reggie played an outstanding basketball game and was able to attack the rim like he’s done all year.”

The Grizzlies were led by Marc Gasol, who turned in a 23 point, 11 rebound performance in the loss.

“When we can look back you think about a lot of plays that could have gone either way,” Gasol said.

Game Five is scheduled for Wednesday night.  Great seats and cheap tickets are still available!  Be sure to get yours now!!

 

 

Thunder fall again in OT

The Oklahoma City Thunder have fallen further and further behind in the dream of making it to the 2014 NBA Finals after falling behind by two games against the Memphis Grizzlies.  Kevin Durant was 0-8 from the 3-point line but managed to finish with 30 points off of 27 attempts.

“I think, personally, we missed a lot of good looks,” Kevin Durant said after the game. “A few open 3’s, some lay-ins. Some shots I wish we could take back, but like Russ said, we were trying to get three and we were down five. You have to take some of those 3s. Tonight, we did a better job attacking, but we can be better next time.”

The Thunder travel to Memphis for Game 4 this Saturday.  Great seats and cheap tickets are still available!  Get yours now!