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Welcome to Loud City Nov 28, 2017
Phil Naessens Show: assessing the Thunder and the state of the NBA

Phil Naessens Show: assessing the Thunder and the state of the NBA

Listen in as Naessens & Sherman debate the Thunder’s season so far, and more! We’re nearly a quarter way through this NBA season, and with the Thunder standing at 8-11, there are more than a few people surprised at their slow start. However, friend of WTLC Phil Naessens is not one of them, and so it’s time once again for he and I to wax poetic on the state of the Thunder as well as the league. From Phil: What happened to the Oklahoma City Thunder and who is to blame for their poor start? Russell Westbrook? GM Sam Presti? Head Coach Billy Donovan? Team Chemistry? Welcome to Loud City...
Welcome to Loud City Nov 25, 2017
Thunder Views: OKC reverts back to old ways vs Pistons

Thunder Views: OKC reverts back to old ways vs Pistons

Just when we thought it was over... All five starters finished in double figures, Russell Westbrook had a triple-double, and the Thunder blew another double digit lead. I wish we were playing two truths and a lie, but that’s not the case. After beating Golden State on Wednesday night, many, including myself, thought the Thunder season would look different from here on out. Instead, they reverted right back to their old ways, and didn’t even wait a game to do it. Spotlight The Thunder once led this game by 15 points, but naturally had to make it close. This team has struggled when things...
Welcome to Loud City Nov 24, 2017
Thunder vs Pistons, final score: OKC falters again late, fall to Detroit 99-98

Thunder vs Pistons, final score: OKC falters again late, fall to Detroit 99-98

Back to the drawing board. The Oklahoma City Thunder came into tonight's game after taking a huge leap forward in the previous game, only to take a leap backwards in tonight's contest. The Thunder's offensive struggles returned as they gave up a double-digit lead in the 2nd half, and a last second three from Russell Westbrook came up short as the Thunder lost to the Detroit Pistons at home, 99-98. Westbrook notched his sixth triple-double of the season in the loss, but shot only 9-27 and 1-9 from 3-point range. The Thunder missed many opportunities to pull ahead down the stretch. The same...
Welcome to Loud City Nov 23, 2017
Daily Rumbles: Russell Westbrook and the OKC3 give Durant a glimpse of his future.

Daily Rumbles: Russell Westbrook and the OKC3 give Durant a glimpse of his future.

THIS, is what we have waited for. Happy Thanksgiving Thunder Nation!!!! Last night the Oklahoma City Thunder gave their fans something extra to be thankful for today and served Kevin Durant and the Golden State Warriors an early slice of humble pie. From beginning to end, this game was played with playoff level intensity. Though the score was tied 8 to 8 after the first five minutes, the Thunder set a defensive tone and maintained it for the entire game. (as fellow Chris Grenham wrote in todays, Thunder Views, those words have been a long time coming) Prior to the game, during my Facebook...
Welcome to Loud City Nov 22, 2017
Thunder vs Warriors, final score: Westbrook outplays Durant, OKC gets key win 108-91

Thunder vs Warriors, final score: Westbrook outplays Durant, OKC gets key win 108-91

OKC needed to right the ship in a big way this season, and a huge home win over the defending champs is a step in the right direction. Russell Westbrook has took it upon himself to make the biggest adjustments and sacrifices to his game to make his teammates feel welcome. In doing so, Westbrook has got away from what has made him great. The Thunder need him to be ‘THE GUY,’ but through 16 games, he was often the culprit to erratic play and lost leads. Westbrook and the Oklahoma City Thunder welcomed Kevin Durant and the Golden State Warriors to Loud City on Wednesday and, in his best...
Welcome to Loud City Nov 21, 2017
Daily Rumbles: The Thunder taketh and the Thunder giveth away

Daily Rumbles: The Thunder taketh and the Thunder giveth away

and R.K. ain’t happy about it. Good day..... nah, scratch that ... Bad day.... Bad bad day Thunder Nation!!!! I’m blown away. How can a team look so good one minute and turn into a complete dumpster fire the next? Further, how does the same scenario keep repeating itself over and over and over? Here is a possibility; too many cooks spoil the broth, or in the Thunder’s case, too many native Americans and not enough Chiefs. Considering Russell Westbrook’s 6 All-Star appearances, Paul George’s 4, and Carmelo Anthony’s 10, one would think this Thunder team would lack for nothing,...
Welcome to Loud City Nov 20, 2017
Thunder vs Pelicans, final score: OKC falls apart again, loses to New Orleans 114-107

Thunder vs Pelicans, final score: OKC falls apart again, loses to New Orleans 114-107

Same old song and dance. Same story, different night. The Oklahoma City Thunder built another huge lead early against the New Orleans Pelicans. However, Anthony Davis' 36 points and 13 rebounds helped the Pelicans survive the early onslaught and come out with a 114-107 victory on Monday night. The Thunder seem to be stuck in a routine that they just can not break. The Thunder once again started the game in dominating fashion, leading by as many as 19 in the first quarter. The defense created many transition opportunities and easy looks for the Thunder. Paul George hit 3 threes in the first...
Welcome to Loud City Nov 19, 2017
Fourth-quarter woes: the recurring nightmare of Thunder Nation

Fourth-quarter woes: the recurring nightmare of Thunder Nation

The Thunder start fast, but something happens after halftime. We’re now several weeks into the Thunder season, and its quite clear that our beloved trio of scorers pertain an issue that could lead to a skewed finish to the 2017-2018 NBA season. We all know the biggest story that came out of the former offseason: Sam Presti had the summer of his life, beating out any moves made by other GM’s of the league, picking up Paul George and Carmelo Anthony (proving to Russell Westbrook, he means business, and championship contention is on his mind). It didn’t stop there. Mere weeks later,...
Daily Thunder Nov 16, 2017

Thursday Bolts: 11.16.17

Recapping the Thunder’s 92-79 win over the Chicago Bulls last night: “Russell Westbrook had 21 points and seven assists and the Thunder beat the Chicago Bulls 92-79 on Wednesday night for their third straight victory. Oklahoma City had high hopes coming into the season after trading for All-Stars Carmelo Anthony and Paul George, but the Thunder had lost four straight before […]
Daily Thunder Nov 15, 2017

Thunder Starts Fast, Suffocates the Bulls 92-79

BOX SCORE The Oklahoma City Thunder won its third consecutive game on Wednesday night at Chesapeake Energy Arena, dismantling the Chicago Bulls by a final score of 92-79. Russell Westbrook led the way with 21 points, 7 assists and 4 steals. The Thunder started strong — leading by 20 after the first quarter — and […]

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