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Posting and Toasting Jan 26, 2016

Thunder 128, Knicks 122 (OT): "Westbrook and Durant are just different."

Alllllllmost. Defeats like Tuesday's 128-122 overtime heartbreaker at the hands of the Oklahoma City Thunder can bring out a whole range of emotions. On one hand, it's incredibly frustrating to watch your guys play their hearts out against a far superior opponent -- a team chock full of superstars who can get whatever they want, whenever they want. Ultimately, however, it is important to feel at least a modicum of pride in witnessing a fantastic effort. Kevin Durant (44 points, 14 rebounds, 5 assists) and Russell Westbrook (30 points, 8 rebounds, 10 assists) are simply, as Achilles 440 put...
Daily Thunder Jan 26, 2016

Durant, Westbrook Save the Thunder in Gotham

Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook did just enough to allow Oklahoma City to escape from New York with a victory.
NetsDaily Jan 23, 2016

Kevin Durant a Brooklyn Net? Mike Mazzeo thinks it's possible

After talking to NBA executives and agents, Mike Mazzeo writes that the guy leading the Thunder into Brooklyn Sunday might want to make Barclays Center his home. Really, Mike? I mean really? Mazzeo lists all the disincentives for one of the NBA's top three or four players to leave OKC, then makes the counter argument... Why on earth would a superstar such as Durant be willing to leave Russell Westbrook, a franchise on pace for 60 wins and more money for a franchise without a coach, a GM or total control over its first-round pick until 2019 that is on pace for 20 wins? Well, let's start...
Welcome to Loud City Jan 22, 2016

Film Room: Westbrook playmaking sets up Steven Adams and Serge Ibaka

The Thunder used a basic lob set play to positive results, and then they got creative. Fans of Russell Westbrook and Steven Adams have been delighted with their chemistry on the court this season. Steven and Russell are throw-down bros who love to rattle the rim, and we've been treated to plenty of big slam dunks in the past few weeks. While fans outside of OKC may be surprised by Adams' athleticism, in fact it has been one of his greatest attributes from day one, and over the past few weeks we've seen Westbrook set up Adams repeatedly for dunks during the game from all variety of...
Welcome to Loud City Jan 22, 2016

Durant, Westbrook to start for West in All-Star Game

For the first time ever, the Thunder will have two starters in the All-Star game. Exciting news from the NBA last night, as Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook both earned enough fan votes to be named All-Star starters! This marks the first time in Thunder history that two players will be represented as starters in the All-Star game. This will be the fifth All-Star selection of Russell Westbrook's career, and the first time he is named to the starting lineup. Previously, Westbrook had been named as a reserve in 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2015. Westbrook missed the 2014 All-Star game due to...
Rufus on Fire Jan 21, 2016

Oklahoma City 109, Charlotte 95: Notes & Observations

The Thunder are always a difficult matchup for the Hornets. Wednesday night was just further proof. Since the rebirth of basketball in Charlotte, there are two things that have given the franchise consistent fits: LeBron James and the team that calls Oklahoma City home. The Thunder are normally a matchup problem for the Hornets. Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant represent two of the league's top 10 players, and Westbrook is particularly troublesome for the 6-foot-nothing at best Kemba Walker, as Westbrook can post up on him (or any Charlotte point guard for that matter) and score seemingly...
Rufus on Fire Jan 21, 2016

Charlotte Hornets travel to Oklahoma City Thunder and limp out with 95-109 loss

Down by as little as five in the first half, the Hornets have a disastrous third quarter on their way to their 11th consecutive loss to OKC. Having not beaten the Oklahoma City Thunder since 2010 as the Bobcats, the Charlotte Hornets rolled into OKC on Wednesday night looking to break a ten-game losing streak. Instead, they leave battered and bruised and with a fourteen point loss to look back on as they travel to Orlando to play the Magic on Friday night. It started off rough from the tip off, with Russell Westbrook being Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant being Kevin Durant as the Thunder...
Welcome to Loud City Jan 20, 2016

Thunder vs. Nuggets, final score: Edge in Paint Helps Thunder Top Nuggets, 110-104

It wasn't easy but the Thunder have now won five games in a row. Box Score | Denver Stiffs Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook both recorded double-doubles to help the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Denver Nuggets, 110-104, on the road on Tuesday night to clinch their fifth straight win. Durant led all scorers with 30 points and 12 rebounds. Westbrook contributed 27 points and 12 assists. Enes Kanter had 25 points and eight rebounds off the bench. His late offensive boards were crucial when the Thunder struggled to shoot down the stretch. Danilo Gallinari stunned the Thunder with 27...
Denver Stiffs Jan 19, 2016

Preview: The Thunder Twins Take on the Nuggets

Westbrook and Durant are helping turn the Thunder into a defensive juggernaut, and guide their team into Denver for a divisional matchup against Danilo Gallinari, Emmanuel Mudiay and the Nuggets. Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook and the rest of the Thunder travel to play the Nuggets at home Tuesday evening, looking to improve on their Northwest Division-leading 30-12 record. Westbrook and Durant average 52.8 points per game against the Nuggets for their career, and everyone knows they can score. But lately, their defense has been helping them win games. During the Thunder's current winning...
Welcome to Loud City Jan 18, 2016

OKC Thunder Podcast: Loud Noises - episode 13; Kevin Durant and the never-ending media beef

In a special edition 3-man pod, Chris Hanneke, JA Sherman and Cray Allred cover Kevin Durant's latest brush with the media, Colin Cowherd and Jason Whitlock's absurd "momma's boy" segment, and the Cam Payne/Russell Westbrook friendship. We're halfway through the season! We have a pretty clear picture of how this season should play out. The Warriors and Spurs will be the top 2 teams, with the Thunder close behind, and it will come down to a second-round series for OKC to prove they belong in the same conversation. That's why - in the present - when the Thunder has a 4-0 week, we sort of just...

Spurs make It 11 in a row

The Spurs crushed the Mavericks to win their 11th game in a row. Russell Westbrook had another triple-double as the Thunder roughed up the Mavericks. ... The Timberwolves ended their nine-game losing streak.
Welcome to Loud City Jan 17, 2016

Thunder ride Westbrook triple-double to triumph over Heat, 99-74

Dion Waiters scored 18 points...without a single stepback. In an extremely satisfying blowout triggered by a late third quarter run, the Oklahoma City Thunder have defeated the Miami Heat, 99-74. Kevin Durant led all scorers with 24 points, using great transition play and mismatches on defense to do his dirty work. Russell Westbrook was the main star of the show though, registering his fourth triple-double of the season. Despite some trouble shooting the ball early in the game, Westbrook never had any problems getting into the lane and drawing the defense. Westbrook's 15 assists and mere...
Welcome to Loud City Jan 17, 2016

Sounds of Thunder: Russell Westbrook Reaches 4,000 Assist Milestone

Just how far up the All Time assist leader board can he go? For me, this post is a treat because I get to write about my favorite sports subject, Russell Westbrook. I have been a sports fan all of my life and as I watched Russell recording his fourth triple-double of the season and giving a clinic on the proper way to get your teammates involved against the Minnesota Timberwolves Friday night, I realized that I have never enjoyed watching a professional athlete play the game more than Russ. Almost lost among the hoopla of another Westbrook triple-double was, in my opinion, an even higher...
Welcome to Loud City Jan 17, 2016

Thunder vs. Heat Preview: Can the Heat Slow the Thunder Down?

The Heat are wounded and weary, but the Thunder should be wary of a close game. Where They At: Oklahoma City Thunder The Thunder picked up another win against Minnesota, adding to an uneven but great run of winning. They’re 12-3 over the last 15, with a better net rating than everyone but the Spurs. Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant are working brilliantly together, and some uptick in performance and better rotations have the rest of the team looking a lot better. Where They At: Miami Heat The Heat have been inconsistent, hovering closer to the bottom of the Eastern Conference playoff...
Welcome to Loud City Jan 16, 2016

Thunder Film Room: Westbrook passing magic wins the day

The Thunder's dominant win over Minnesota was highlighted by some superb Westbrook passing. Here is one of his best! The Thunder's beatdown of the Timberwolves Saturday night was convincing for a variety of reasons. Russell Westbrook, the hotheaded/overlyemotional/loosecanon/OKCcanneverwinwithoutarealpointguard point guard, recorded a triple-double a game after getting ejected from their win against the Mavericks. There were a number of jaw-dropping passes in Westbrook's arsenal that night, but the one that stood out to me is the one below. It is during little moments like this...

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