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Fear The Sword Nov 9, 2017
Fear the Links: NBA stars are having a harder time drawing fouls

Fear the Links: NBA stars are having a harder time drawing fouls

That and more in today’s links. Happy Wednesday, everyone. Here are today’s links. ICYMI from Fear the Sword: Fear the Sword’s latest collaboration with BreakingT, Derrick Rose is out against the Rockets due to an ankle injury, J.R. Smith says the Cavs still need to work on defensive communication, a freelance Q&A with David Griffin, how defense fueled a big Cavs play against the Bucks At ESPN, Kevin Pelton gets into why, and how, Russell Westbrook and other NBA stars are having a harder time drawing fouls this season. As he writes, it’s been hurt the Thunder in close games this...
Daily Thunder Nov 9, 2017

Thursday Bolts: 11.9.17

Royce Young on the NBA’s disciplinary actions toward the Thunder: “Russell Westbrook, Paul George and coach Billy Donovan were each fined $15,000 on Wednesday for critical comments of officiating after the Oklahoma City Thunder’s loss Sunday to the Portland Trail Blazers. After Carmelo Anthony was controversially ejected for a flagrant foul 2 in third quarter — a call the league upheld […]
Denver Stiffs Nov 9, 2017
Preview: Nuggets face big test in Russell Westbrook and the Oklahoma City Thunder

Preview: Nuggets face big test in Russell Westbrook and the Oklahoma City Thunder

Russy and friends are back in the Mile High The Denver Nuggets are slowly but surely reaching form as winners of three of their last four games. Nikola Jokic showed he’s still as dominant as ever in a career night against Brooklyn on Tuesday, during which he lit up the Nets to the tune of 41 points. Defensively the Nuggets haven’t looked this good in years and on the offensive end Paul Millsap and Jokic are figuring each other out. The results of late have been promising. Tonight’s game against the Oklahoma City Thunder, however, will present a real challenge for the Nuggets and...
Blazersedge Nov 8, 2017
Russell Westbrook, Paul George, and Billy Donovan Fined for Criticizing Officials

Russell Westbrook, Paul George, and Billy Donovan Fined for Criticizing Officials

The Thunder players and coach were fined $15,000 for their comments following their loss in Portland. The NBA has fined Oklahoma City Thunder players Russell Westbrook and Paul George as well as head coach Billy Donovan $15,000 each for their postgame comments about the officiating after their loss in Portland on Sunday. Billy Donovan, Paul George and Russell Westbrook have each been fined $15,000 for criticizing the refs after Sunday’s game in Portland.— Mike Richman (@mikegrich) November 8, 2017 Westbrook sounded off about inconsistent refereeing after the game in which Carmelo...
The Dream Shake Nov 8, 2017
James Harden is the NBA MVP through three weeks

James Harden is the NBA MVP through three weeks

A great start and muddled field should have The Beard atop the early MVP lists. Could this finally be the year? The Houston Rockets star guard James Harden has now narrowly missed out on two MVP trophies, finishing second place to Steph Curry in the 2014-2015 season. He lost due to the Golden State Warriors’ superior record, voters said. He then finished second again in the 2016-2017 season, this time to Russell Westbrook, but on this occasion, part of the rationale was his opposition for the award had a worse record. Westbrook averaged a triple-double, and because of our puny human...
Welcome to Loud City Nov 6, 2017
Thunder Views: Westbrook free throws, OKC clutch time, and Carmelo ejections

Thunder Views: Westbrook free throws, OKC clutch time, and Carmelo ejections

See picture below. Last night was weird. Fun at times, frustrating at others. Raymond Felton was the most hated person in the building and Melo got thrown out on a play that was initially an and-one in favor of OKC, all while Lil Wayne looked on. But no matter how you parse it, the Thunder are 0-4 in clutch time games. Spotlight There’s a lot of little things we can focus on from last night’s game, but let’s first look at the bizarre sequence of events that occurred with 20.5 seconds left. Evan Turner fouled Russell Westbrook on a three point attempt in a game where Portland was...
Blazersedge Nov 6, 2017
Russell Westbrook Offers NSFW Commentary on Carmelo Anthony Ejection

Russell Westbrook Offers NSFW Commentary on Carmelo Anthony Ejection

The league’s reigning MVP has choice words about the officiating in tonight’s Blazers-Thunder game. Following the Oklahoma City Thunder‘s loss to the Portland Trail Blazers tonight—a game in which Carmelo Anthony was ejected on a controversial flagrant foul call after elbowing Blazers center Jusuf Nurkic—NBA MVP Russell Westbrook offered a candid, NSFW critique on the proceedings. Here is the video of his commentary, captured by Brett Dawson, beat writer at The Oklahoman. Russell Westbrook postgame is NSFW. pic.twitter.com/ZthQIImcXO— Brett Dawson (@BDawsonWrites) November 6,...
Daily Thunder Nov 6, 2017

Melo Ejected, Thunder Falls in Portland

BOX SCORE The Thunder took an uninspired effort to Portland for Sunday night’s game with the Trail Blazers, but still almost found a way to win it late. Despite a Carmelo Anthony ejection, a Russell Westbrook off night, superb Blazers performances, and more — there was an opportunity for Oklahoma City in the final minute. […]
Welcome to Loud City Nov 4, 2017
Thunder vs Celtics, final score: OKC wastes strong 1st half, crashes as Boston wins, 101-94

Thunder vs Celtics, final score: OKC wastes strong 1st half, crashes as Boston wins, 101-94

It was a tale of two halves. Sadly. The Oklahoma City Thunder engaged in a tight contest against the Boston Celtics on Friday night in Oklahoma City. The Thunder put together an impressive first half but failed to execute in the 2nd half. The Celtics would grind out a 101-94 victory after outscoring the Thunder 64-39 in the 2nd half. In the first half, the Thunder looked like a well-oiled machine that just overpowered the Celtics at every turn. The defense was stifling, the offense was flowing freely and the crowd was in a frenzy. Russell Westbrook knocked down threes and yelled to the...
Welcome to Loud City Nov 2, 2017
Russell Westbrook records 4th season triple-double after league review of Bucks game

Russell Westbrook records 4th season triple-double after league review of Bucks game

Westbrook’s march on history continues, even when he’s sitting at home. Russell Westbrook seems like he’s always winning even when he doesn’t play. During their dominant win against the Milwaukee Bucks, Westbrook didn’t end the game with a triple-double, finishing — according to the box score — with 12 points, 9 assists, and 10 rebounds, leaving him one assists shy of a triple-double. Two days later, Westbrook recorded his fourth triple-double after the league reviewed this play: NBA now says this was indeed an assist for @russwest44 vs Bucks. You know what that...
Sports Illustrated Nov 2, 2017

Russell Westbrook Shifts From Destroyer to Creator

Russell Westbrook had the greenest of green lights last season, but the reigning MVP is now sharing the rock with Carmelo Anthony and Paul George in Oklahoma City.
Thunderous Intentions Nov 1, 2017

Five takeaways from the Thunder’s blowout win in Milwaukee

The OKC Thunder continued their hot play from Saturday, beating the Milwaukee Bucks in a game Russell Westbrook didn’t have to play the fourth. There’s no questioning that the Oklahoma City Thunder played their best game of the season on Tuesday night. While the offense relentlessly attacked a smaller Milwaukee team the defense suffocated a […] Five takeaways from the Thunder’s blowout win in Milwaukee - Thunderous Intentions - Thunderous Intentions - An Oklahoma City Thunder Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Daily Thunder Nov 1, 2017

Wednesday Bolts: 11.1.17

The Thunder handled business last night in Milwaukee: “Russell Westbrook and the Oklahoma City Thunder were met with little resistance as they kept attacking the lane. When the reigning NBA MVP didn’t take it to the hoop himself, he found Steven Adams in the paint for an easy bucket. Other times, Paul George got his hands on the ball for a 3. […]
Brew Hoop Oct 31, 2017
Bucks vs. Thunder Game Thread

Bucks vs. Thunder Game Thread

Tip-off is set for 7:00 PM CST The Bucks return home for a quick Halloween pit stop before embarking on a four game road trip. The Oklahoma City Thunder, who are wrapping up a three game Great Lakes tour, are the focus tonight. Reigning MVP, Russell Westbrook, is joined by his new comrades, Carmelo Anthony and Paul George, as they visit the October MVP’s house. Giannis Antetokounmpo and Co. look to keep their hot shooting strokes going in an early season litmus test for Milwaukee. Here’s the quick-and-dirty info you’ll need for tonight’s game and a link to our full preview. Happy...
Thunderous Intentions Oct 30, 2017

Thunder in the News: Russell Westbrook makes more history

Thunder in the News is an OKC Thunder fan’s dream – a daily post dedicated to the best Oklahoma City content around the web. Happy Monday Thunder Nation! We’ve got an interesting slate of games this week: the Bucks, Celtics and Trail Blazers all stand in OKC’s way. We’re not here to preview the week […] Thunder in the News: Russell Westbrook makes more history - Thunderous Intentions - Thunderous Intentions - An Oklahoma City Thunder Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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