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.

 

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!

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!

Thunder storm back in Game Two

The Oklahoma City Thunder  used an emotional speech form the 2014 MVP Kevin Durant as a springboard to 112-101 victory last night as Durant and the Thunder drew even with the LA Clippers in the Western Conference Semi-finals.

The MVP finished game two with 32 points and 12 rebounds while teammate and “MVP-Caliber player” Russell Westbrook finished with a triple double; 31 points, 10 assists and 10 rebounds

The series shifts to Los Angeles for games 3 & 4 and the Clippers are looking to get back on track on their home court and playing more physical defense.

“It was the perfect storm,” Clippers guard Jamal Crawford said. “They did everything they could to win, and they got everything they wanted tonight. That wasn’t the Clippers team we’ve been and I’m sure we’ll get back on track.”

Tickets for the series are still available and great seats are still waiting to be filled.  Help cheer on your Thunder  as they attempt to get back to the Western Conference Finals.

Thunder blow Game Five

The Memphis Grizzlies went into Chesapeake Energy Arena confident that they can hang with  Kevin Durant and his Oklahoma City Thunder in Game 5 of the Western Conference Quarterfinals.  Thus far in the series, which was tied at two games apiece, three of the four games went into overtime.  Game 5 was no different. Setting an NBA record for consecutive overtime games, the Grizzles were led by Mike Conley who scored a team high 21 points sending the Thunder home in overtime 100-99 and only one game from a long summer vacation.

The Thunder, led by Russell Westbrook who had 30 points and 13 assists, now have to regroup and see if they can answer the Grizzlies back.

 “We knew it was going to be tough, they’re a great team, now we have to put all our energy and focus into the next game,” Head Coach Scott Brooks said after the game.  “We have to pick ourselves up and get ready and we have 48 hours to do that.”

Game six is scheduled for Thursday May 1st at 7:00 P.M.  Great seats and cheap tickets are still available!  Be sure to get yours now!