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Connor Letourneau | SF Chronicle

Splash Brothers power Warriors to rout of Thunder

OKLAHOMA CITY — Moments after the final buzzer sounded Monday night, Kevin Durant stood in front of the Warriors’ bench and dapped his less-heralded teammates as they filtered off the court. In Golden State’s Feb. 11 rout of the Thunder, the player once considered this city’s adopted endured a steady chorus of boos and “cupcake” chants. On Monday, with Durant sidelined by a left knee injury, a capacity Chesapeake Energy Arena crowd kept the focus on basketball. For the first time since enduring an MCL sprain and bone bruise Feb. 28 in Washington, Durant had traveled with the...

Connor Letourneau | SF Chronicle

Warriors game day: How will Thunder fans greet injured Durant?

How will Thunder fans greet injured Durant? Steve Kerr, 3rd season with Warriors (194-38 with Warriors and overall); Billy Donovan, 2nd season with Thunder (95-56 with Thunder and overall) On air: TV on TNT; Radio on 95.7 The Game Warriors: PG Stephen Curry (25.0 ppg, 6.3 apg), SG Klay Thompson (22.1 ppg, 3.6 rpg), SF Patrick McCaw (3.7 ppg, 1.3 rpg), PF Draymond Green (10.3 ppg, 8.1 rpg, 7.2 apg), C Zaza Pachulia (6.5 ppg, 6.1 rpg) Warriors injury report: SF Kevin Durant (grade 2 MCL sprain and tibial bone bruise) is out. How will fans respond to Kevin Durant? After staying home for...

Connor Letourneau | SF Chronicle

Kevin Durant takes next step in rehab from knee injury

Late Saturday morning, when the doors opened to media at Warriors shoot-around, Kevin Durant was hoisting three-point attempts next to Stephen Curry. The hope remains that Durant, who sustained a grade 2 MCL sprain and tibial bone bruise in Golden State’s Feb. 28 loss to Washington, will be back by the end of the regular season April 12. Though he obviously won’t play, Durant is expected to join the Warriors on their upcoming road trip to Oklahoma City and Dallas. Even with Durant sidelined, Thunder fans are sure to react Monday to the former face of their franchise being back in...

Thunderous Intentions

OKC Thunder Throwback: A 94 foot dunk and four straight triple-doubles

On this date in 2015, the OKC Thunder were riddled with injuries and every game was a playoff game. Schedule and standings watching became a regular exercise for the OKC Thunder in 2015, even after watching Russell Westbrook do herculean things on the court. With the litany of injuries that plagued the team that season, […] OKC Thunder Throwback: A 94 foot dunk and four straight triple-doubles - Thunderous Intentions - Thunderous Intentions - An Oklahoma City Thunder Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Connor Letourneau | SF Chronicle

Spurs’ Kawhi Leonard to miss Saturday game vs. Warriors

MINNEAPOLIS — In a game that could carry playoff implications, the Spurs will be without their best player. Leonard, who suffered the injury when he was hit in the head during Thursday’s loss to the Thunder, has staked a spot in the MVP conversation with per-game averages of 26.2 points, 5.9 rebounds and 3.4 assists. After dropping three of its past five games, Golden State enters Friday’s game in Minnesota nursing a two-game lead over second-place San Antonio for the top seed. Warriors head coach Steve Kerr, who is resting point guard Shaun Livingston against the Timberwolves, has...

Spurs Nation | San Antonio Express-News

Postgame Wrap: Spurs fall to Thunder; 9-game win streak snapped

Express-News Spurs reporter Jabari Young and Jeff McDonald recap the Spurs’ 102-92 loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder, and discuss Kawhi Leonard’s head injury.

Spurs Nation | San Antonio Express-News

Spurs will also be without a starter in Oklahoma City

SAN ANTONIO – The Spurs have updated their injury report for Thursday’s game at Oklahoma City to include point guard Tony Parker. The 16th-year pro will miss the game with a stiff back, the club announced. Parker’s absence means the Spurs could start rookie Dejounte Murray against Thunder MVP candidate Russell Westbrook. Parker started the

Rip City Project

Blazers Take on Thunder Part 4

Portland Takes Advantage of Last Night’s Postponement to Rest Up Before Taking on the Thunder for the Last Time This Season With the recent string of injuries hitting the Blazers recently, an extra day of rest comes as a welcomed surprise. That rest came at the perfect time, as Portland takes on the triple double […] Blazers Take on Thunder Part 4 - Rip City Project - Rip City Project - A Portland Trailblazers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Thunderous Intentions

Doug McDermott is the best fit for the Thunder starting lineup

The acquisition of Doug McDermott has provided much-needed spacing for the Oklahoma City offense. Now it’s time to move him to the starting unit. Questions have swirled around the Oklahoma City Thunder starting lineup ever since Alex Abrines replaced Victor Oladipo due to injury. The Thunder won their first three games with Abrines starting and […] Doug McDermott is the best fit for the Thunder starting lineup - Thunderous Intentions - Thunderous Intentions - An Oklahoma City Thunder Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

FOX Sports

Los Angeles Clippers: Chris Paul Returns At The Right Time

Chris Paul returned from a thumb injury in Friday's loss to the Spurs. With the Los Angeles Clippers in a heated battle for home court advantage in the playoffs, his timing is perfect.Chris Paul injured his thumb on Jan. 16 in a game against the Oklahoma City Thunder. At the time of his injur...