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Thunder roll, push Warriors to brink of elimination

Thunder roll, push Warriors to brink of elimination The Warriors set their sights on swiping one game in Oklahoma City and regaining homecourt advantage in these Western Conference finals. After a historic, 73-win regular season, they suddenly and shockingly sit on the brink of an early start to summer. Russell Westbrook scored 36 points and Kevin Durant added 26 as the Thunder steamed to victory in Game 4, taking a 3-1 lead in the series. The Warriors absorbed consecutive losses for the first time all season, in their 96th game. Draymond Green, after dodging suspension, had another...

Russell Westbrook had some kicks of his own in past playoffs

Good news for Warriors fans with the development that Draymond Green averted a suspension for his kick of Thunder center Steven Adams. The infamous kick inspired hours of discussion and even some words from the players themselves. However, Thunder guard Russell Westbrook has no right to complain about Green after he kicked Spurs forward Tim
Oakland Tribune May 23, 2016

Kawakami: Green drama least of Warriors' concerns

The All-Star avoids a suspension after a kick to the groin of Oklahoma City's Steven Adams, but Golden State needs to find a way to slow down Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook and the improving Thunder supporting cast.
Plain Dealer May 23, 2016
Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook lead Oklahoma City Thunder throttling of Golden State Warriors: Sunday rewind of the NBA Playoffs 2016

Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook lead Oklahoma City Thunder throttling of Golden State Warriors: Sunday rewind of the NBA Playoffs 2016

Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook combined for 63 points, leading the Oklahoma City Thunder to a 133-105 win during Game 3 of the NBA Western Conference finals.
CSN Philly May 23, 2016

NBA Playoffs: Thunder dismantle Warriors, 133-105, to take 2-1 series lead

Kevin Durant dropped 33 points and Russell Westbrook added 30 as the Thunder trounced the Warriors in Game 3 on Sunday to take a 2-1 lead in the Western Conference Finals.
Welcome to Loud City May 22, 2016

Thunder vs Warriors, quick recap: OKC resoundingly responds with 133-105 thrashing over Golden State

The Oklahoma City Thunder bounced back in a big way after a disappointing showing in Game 2 against the Golden State Warriors. The Oklahoma City Thunder have defeated the Golden State Warriors in game 3, 133-105. Following a game 2 loss which led many to think OKC had little chance of pulling out the series, the Thunder responded with their most impressive win of the playoffs. They now take a 2-1 series lead into game 4 on Tuesday night. How did it happen? Three Andre Roberson threes! 30-plus points from Kevin Durant AND Russell Westbrook! Enes Kanter double-double! Good Dion Waiters! The...

Russell Westbrook, Draymond Green masters of the triple-double

Russell Westbrook, Draymond Green masters of the triple-double Westbrook had 18 triple-doubles in the regular season, tied for the eighth-most ever (Oscar Robertson and Wilt Chamberlain occupy the top seven spots). Green had 13 in the regular season, has one more in the playoffs, and Friday was awarded the Most Annoying Player Award by Oklahoma City center Steven Adams. While Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant might score more points for the two teams in the Western Conference finals, it’s their two teammates who are always around the ball who could well decide who breaks the 1-1 tie and...

Durant did his job, but got little help in Thunder loss

Oklahoma City coach Billy Donovan stressed before Game 2 of the Western Conference finals that the key for his team was getting contributions across the board. Donovan and the Thunder will fly back to the Midwest with the series tied 1-1 and that goal still on the to-do list. Oklahoma City got its nightly big game output from Kevin Durant (29 points), but Russell Westbrook tumbled back to mortal status with a 16-point, 5-of-14 shooting game, and no one else on the Thunder managed to score more than nine in a lopsided 118-99 loss. “Obviously, with the way that Golden State played tonight,...

Warriors-Thunder Game 3 by the numbers

Record for the Warriors after losses this season, including 3-0 in the playoffs. Points for Stephen Curry in the third quarter of Game 2. Points for Oklahoma City’s Russell Westbrook, who scored 19 in the third quarter alone in Game 1. Rebounds for the Warriors, only the second time this postseason the Thunder (36) have been outrebounded (OKC lost both). Points for the Warriors’ center tandem of Festus Ezeli (12) and Marreese Speights (13), who combined for four in Game 1. Three-point shooting by the Warriors.
Golden State Of Mind May 18, 2016

NBA Playoffs 2016: Warriors absolutely pummel Thunder in Game 2 of the Western Conference Finals

Your final score? 118-91 The Warriors used a huge spurt near the end of the second quarter, carried it into the third, and then ran away with the game in the fourth. Final score: Warriors dominate 118-91. Pure, utter domination. We'll have a much deeper breakdown. But, for now: @vgoodwill @unstoppablebaby I actually feel the opposite. Much easier to put this behind them than dwell on what could have been if close. — Welcome To Loud City (@WTLC) May 19, 2016 One way to view this: The Warriors dominated this game and won't look back. Another way to look at it: Russell Westbrook and...
Fear The Sword May 18, 2016

Open thread: Oklahoma City Thunder vs Golden State Warriors Game 2 discussion

When? Wednesday, May 18 at 9 PM EDT. Where? Oracle Arena, San Francisco. Broadcast? TNT. Why? It's probably the best playoff series since Miami vs San Antonio in 2013. Music? Nah. Only for Cavs games. What to watch for? What adjustments will Golden State make after losing at home despite Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant combining to shoot just 17/51 from the field? Can Oklahoma City continue to dictate the tempo? Is Dion Waiters ready to assert his rightful place as the best basketball player in history? Poll Who wins game two? Oklahoma City ...

Thunder careful not to ‘relax’ in Game 2 against Warriors

Sure, a team that finished the regular season a distant third in the Western Conference is up 1-0 in the conference finals on the defending NBA champions. Dig past the improved defense and lineup tweaks, however, and the traits that have long defined this Oklahoma City franchise — self-belief, focus, comradery — remain firmly intact. All-Star point guard Russell Westbrook shot 1-for-8 from the floor. Warriors guards Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson found their spots with ease, combining for 33 points by intermission. Unlike much of the regular season, when the first-year NBA coach...
Oakland Tribune May 17, 2016

NBA says Stephen Curry traveled, too

The NBA's 'last two minutes' report on officiating says Oklahoma City guard Russell Westbrook wasn't the only one who should have been called for traveling late in Game 1.

11 reactions from the Warriors’ game one loss to the Thunder

The Warriors lost game one of the Western Conference finals and here are 11 observations: 1. Steph Curry could not get open off screens in the fourth quarter. If that happens, he should bring up the ball. 2. Russell Westbrook was cold in the first half, but his defense against Curry and his offense in the second half was phenomenal. 3. Westbrook looked like he was tiring against Curry in the first half and it might have affected his offense. In the second half, he did it all and still looked fresh at the end of the game. 4. Curry was 6 of 14 on 3 pointers, but again, did
Welcome to Loud City May 17, 2016

Thunder vs Warriors, game 1 quick recap: OKC grits and grinds their way to upset win over Golden State, 108-102

The Thunder held off numerous Warrior runs to position themselves to win game 1 and steal home court advantage. box score| Golden State of Mind The Oklahoma City Thunder defeated the Golden State Warriors in game 1 of the Western Conference Finals, 108-102. In a shocking turn of events that was truly a game of 2 halves, the Thunder looked all out of sorts in the early going but fortified themselves in the 2nd half against a team who has built a reputation for burying teams who are unfocused. Indeed, Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook were the primary culprits, committing careless turnovers...

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