12:24 PM EDT, Tue May 03, 2016
Welcome to Loud City 11 hours ago

Thunder vs Spurs, game 2 quick recap: OKC Steals One In San Antonio, 98-97, evens series 1-1

A crazy Dion Waiters-led catastrophe almost brings more fourth quarter woes for OKC, but the Thunder hang on to even the series at 1-1. box score | Pounding the Rock What a difference a game can make! Russell Westbrook was in full control from the opening tip and his 29-point, 10-assist, 7-rebound effort was the driving force behind a tide turning victory as the Thunder won game 2, 98-97, and evened the series at 1-1. Kevin Durant chipped in an efficient 28 points and tallied seven boards and four dimes as well. Lastly, Steven Adams did phenomenal work on both ends of the court, finishing...
Pounding The Rock 11 hours ago

San Antonio vs Oklahoma City, Final Score: Spurs comeback falls short, Thunder prevail 98-97

The Thunder came out strong in this game, and won at the end on a controversial non-call as Westbrook and Durant carried their team to a win. Aldridge and Leonard starred for the Spurs, but couldn't quite get over the hump as the Thunder evened the series 1-1 The Thunder came out of the gate aggressively, with Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant staking their team to a big lead, along with huge contributions from Serge Ibaka and Enes Kanter, who contributed practically nothing in the first game. The Spurs were almost able to execute an incredible comeback at the end, but the final play...
Golden State Of Mind 15 hours ago

Would the Spurs dominating the Thunder persuade Kevin Durant to leave OKC in free agency?

The Thunder will enter Game 2 tonight after being dominated in San Antonio in Game 1. So naturally, that has people talking about Kevin Durant's upcoming free agency. Earlier today, Matt Moore of CBS Sports described the Oklahoma City Thunder's second round series against the San Antonio Spurs in the 2016 NBA Playoffs as "the most important series in franchise history." There's certainly room to debate whether that's true, but he makes a compelling argument and it all leads to, through and back to one major topic of discussion: will Kevin Durant leave Oklahoma City as a free agent this...
Pounding The Rock 23 hours ago

Danny Green is an exception to the rule

When Danny Green blocked Kevin Durant's shot on Saturday night, I knew it was a big deal. But until I saw this tweet by Royce Young (who watches as much Thunder basketball as anyone I know) I didn't know just how big a deal it was. Kevin Durant had a 3-pointer blocked by Danny Green. I don't remember really ever seeing Durant get a 3-pointer ever blocked. — Royce Young (@royceyoung) May 1, 2016 So, to be sure we're all up to speed. In the last month or so, the starting shooting guard for the Spurs has: a) blocked a three-pointer by Stephen Curry, who never or rarely gets...
Pounding The Rock May 2, 2016

Spurs Playbook: "The Thunder Rules" are how the Spurs shut down OKC's offense

Watch Tony Parker leave his man wide open and fly all over the court to help. This is organized chaos, and a strategy that's stifled the Thunder all year. Lost in the 124-92 demolition of the Thunder in Game 1 was the defensive execution. Offense will be the story when you score 124 points, and deservedly so. But the Spurs all year have used a successful defensive formula against Oklahoma City. We've yet to see an effective adjustment from the Thunder. The strategy is as follows: The Thunder Rules 1. Kawhi Leonard and Danny Green match up with Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook 2....
Pounding The Rock May 2, 2016

Spurs News: With a series rout of OKC, the Spurs could blow the Thunder apart

We read all the Spurs news and articles out there and bring you the best of them in one place every day. Why a Spurs series rout could lead Kevin Durant to leave Thunder - sports.yahoo.com Once upon a time, the Thunder were supposed to be the team that was going to dethrone the Spurs from their unprecedented dominance. If the Spurs end up winning this series, it could be the nail in the coffin for Durant's time in Oklahoma City. Manu Ginobili is actually concerned after the Spurs' Game 1 romp - cbssports.com This kind of reaction stems directly from the 2012 Western Conference Finals, when...
Pounding The Rock Apr 28, 2016

Spurs News: Kawhi vs. Durant, the best matchup of the second round

We read all the Spurs news and articles out there and bring you the best of them in one place every day. Kevin Durant's counter emerges in Kawhi Leonard's blossoming game - newsok.com The basketball gods have blessed us with a showdown of epic proportion. Kawhi once said he would rather stop a superstar player from scoring, than scoring 50 points himself. The Spurs are going to need him to do both in this series against the Thunder. The Western Conference is suddenly wide open - sbnation.com Paul Flannery and Tom Ziller spend a good bit of their look at the 2nd round on OKC vs SA and KD vs...
Pounding The Rock Apr 28, 2016

More should be made of Kawhi Leonard's insane first round, and other NBA thoughts

Ironically, I kinda agree with Cuban about the Thunder having just one superstar, but he picked the wrong guy. BThe Spurs haven't played for a while and won't until Saturday, but they've still been on the periphery of basketball news here and there. I am contractually obligated to have opinions on these things, or to at least fake my way through it. Please do not refer to them as my takes, because people who have those make literally more per day than I do in a year, and the less said about that, the better. The Kevin Durant to the Spurs rumor: I'll probably write a longer post in the...
Welcome to Loud City Apr 26, 2016

Sounds Of Thunder: Legion of Thunder Part IV

Thunder beat Mavericks.... and not a moment too soon. The Oklahoma City Thunder finished off the Dallas Maverick's season Monday night 118-104, but not without having to endure yet another round of Rick Carlisle and Mark Cuban's special form of "gamesmanship." A long injury list left the Mavericks devoid of the physical talent necessary to win the series so coach, players, and owner opted to wage a mental battle against Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook in hopes of evening the odds. After being rocked by a historic 38 points in game one, the first phase, or what I like to call "Operation...
Daily Thunder Apr 25, 2016

Monday Bolts – 4.25.16

Anthony Slater: “Back in the summer of 2008, an NBA franchise arrived in Oklahoma City without a nickname but with Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook. The Thunder moniker came months later. As the duo rose
Bullets Forever Apr 25, 2016

FAQ about KD2DC in light of the Wizards hiring Scott Brooks

Q: Did the Wizards hire Scott Brooks to help their odds of signing Kevin Durant? Hopefully not. If they did, it was a costly gamble. They're paying Scott Brooks $35 million over the next five years with no guarantee that it will help their odds of signing Durant. Q: Are we sure Kevin Durant didn't have a hand in getting Scott Brooks fired in Oklahoma City? No we're not. So if the Wizards did hire Brooks just to help their KD2DC odds, it's probably a terrible idea. Let's just put it this way: If Kevin Durant wanted to play for Scott Brooks, he'd still be the coach of the Thunder. — Royce...
Silver Screen and Roll Apr 24, 2016

The Credits: "No More Mr. Nice Guy" - Lakers Links

Following a controversial elbow to Salah Mejri, Kevin Durant was ejected in yesterday's game 4 win against the Dallas Mavericks for a flagrant-2 foul on rookie Justin Anderson. Is KD nice? KD is not nice. Lakers News Free agent Jordan Clarkson wants to stay with the Lakers - CBSSports.com After Kobe Bryant bid farewell, God forbid Jack Nicholson leaves the Lakers | South China Morning Post Mamba Out - ABC News Dylan Hernandez: Lakers are in first place in these standings, but just barely - LA Times D-Fenders Take Game 3, Advance To Finals - NBA D-League NBA A sharper edge: Durant...
CSN Washington Apr 23, 2016

Durant ejected for flagrant foul on familiar foe

Kevin Durant was ejected for only the second time in his career in the final minute of Oklahoma City's win over Dallas.
Welcome to Loud City Apr 23, 2016

Thunder vs Mavericks, game 4 recap: Westbrook leads, Durant ejected as OKC holds on, 119-108

The Thunder are one win away from moving on in the playoffs with their win over the Mavs in game 4! box score | Mavs Moneyball The Oklahoma City Thunder survived game 4 in Dallas by defeating the Mavericks, 119-108. The Thunder and Mavs have officially taken it up a notch in chippiness, as the game saw a number of technical fouls, including Kevin Durant getting ejected in the 4th quarter for a flagrant-2 foul on Justin Anderson. Russell Westbrook and Serge Ibaka picked up techs as well, but the emotional miscues were not enough to leave OKC's win in doubt, despite Dallas playing their best...

Kevin Durant, Thunder unmoved by Rick Carlisle's callout

Kevin Durant, Thunder unmoved by Rick Carlisles callout

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