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By JOE RESNICKLOS ANGELES — Jodie Meeks scored 24 of his career-high 42 points in the second half, and the Los Angeles Lakers beat Oklahoma City 114-110 on Sunday despite a triple-double by Thunder star Kevin Durant. Pau Gasol added 20 points and 11 rebounds for the injury-ravaged Lakers, who had lost 29 of their previous 37 games.Read more on NewsOK.com
BY DARNELL MAYBERRYRussell Westbrook sent a scare throughout the state late in the first half of Thursday’s loss at Phoenix when he came up limping following a defensive possession. But the Thunder’s star point guard says he’s fine. “(Someone) just stepped on my foot,” Westbrook said. Despite hobbling around for several seconds and hunching over with his hands on his knees, Westbrook never came out of the game due to injury.Read more on NewsOK.com
Anthony Slater Welcome to the home of our newly created Thunder Buddies podcast, named, in part, from Universal Studio’s highly-acclaimed comedy ‘Ted’, but inspired by our continued hope for wall-to-wall coverage of OKC’s only professional team. Below is our list of episodes (click the link to listen).Read more on NewsOK.com
When Suns fans broke into an "MVP" chant at US Airways Center with Goran Dragic at the free-throw line during a career-best 40-point night against New Orleans, it was more a show of appreciation than a realistic hope. After all, the MVP race is going to come down to two players. LeBron James of the Miami Heat didn't hurt his chances by pouring in 61 points Monday night against Charlotte. And Kevin Durant boosted his candidacy by keeping the Oklahoma City Thunder rolling while guard Russell Westbrook was recovering from an injury.
It took nearly six seasons, but the injury bug finally has made its way to Oklahoma City. Kendrick Perkins is sidelined for up to six weeks with a groin injury, and Thabo Sefolosha will miss four-to-six weeks as well with a left calf strain, the team announced Sunday. But there might be a benefit to being down two starters. We might get to see the future today. As Thunder coach Scott Brooks adjusts by shuffling players into the starting lineup, it’s possible that he’ll soon unveil a first string that could become the team’s next fixture as the first five. In Sunday’s 116-99 win over...
The Thunder will be without two of its defensive cornerstones for the foreseeable future. Not long after it was announced that Kendrick Perkins would miss up to six weeks with a strained groin, the Thunder were hit with more injury news.Read more on NewsOK.com
Another day, another injured Thunder starter. Thabo Sefolosha, Oklahoma City’s starting shooting guard and perimeter defensive specialist, left Friday night’s win over Memphis with a left calf strain. He didn’t practice Saturday and, according to Thunder coach Scott Brooks, will not play on Sunday against Charlotte. He was scheduled to have an MRI late Saturday, where the team was expected to know more about his timetable for a possible return. Sefolosha joins Kendrick Perkins on the injury report.Read more on NewsOK.com
Susan Clark is shy and soft-spoken — until Russell Westbrook toes the free-throw line. Then, she rises out of her seat, takes a deep breath and belts out three words so loudly that people watching Thunder games on TV can often hear her. “Come on, Russellllllllll!” She does it before every free throw, does it when the normally rowdy home arena grows quiet, does it with such vigor that the Thunder point guard just had to know who she was. “It surprises me every time I do it,” Clark said. It’s been a little over a week since Westbrook came back after surgery No.Read more on NewsOK.com
CLEVELAND CAVALIERS (22-36) at OKLAHOMA CITY THUNDER (43-14)Chesapeake Energy Arena8 p.m. WednesdayRadio/TV: WTAM (1100 AM)/Fox Sports OhioWHAT WILL HAPPEN?: The Thunder have lost two in row heading into this game, and the Cavs have lost three. Pretty even matchup, huh?Ah, no. The Thunder are 23-5 at home this season. Now that's protecting home court. The Cavs got a bit of a break, as Thunder center Kendrick Perkins suffered a groin injury and will miss the game. Rookie Steven Adams will step into the starting lineup.Thunder forward Kevin Durant is leading the league in scoring at 31.7...
Oklahoma City Thunder: How OKC's Steven Adams will get triple the experience with Kendrick Perkins out
Every minute Steven Adams now plays as a starter will be like three coming off the bench. That’s how Thunder coach Scott Brooks explained the value of his backup center now being thrust into emergency fill-in duty for injured starter Kendrick Perkins. Adams, in essence, will now get triple the experience for up to six weeks as Perkins recovers from surgery on his left groin, an injury he sustained early in the third quarter of last Thursday’s game against Miami. “He’s playing against high-level, first-string players (now),” Brooks said of Adams.Read more on NewsOK.com
Time: 8 p.m.; Place: Chesapeake Energy Arena; TV/Radio: FS Ohio/WTAM, WLEC, WAKR Injury report: Cavs: Anderson Varejao (back) out; Carrick Felix (knee) out; C.J. Miles (ankle) out; Dion Waiters (knee) out; Thunder: Kendrick Perkins (groin) out.. Officials: Marc Davis, Dick Bavetta, Scott Wall Series: First meeting Streaks: Cavs L3; Thunder L2 Cavs probables Name Ht, Wt Pts Rebs Asts PG Kyrie...
darnell mayberryKendrick Perkins will miss up to six weeks after undergoing surgery to repair a strained left groin. The Thunder’s starting center sustained the injury early in the third quarter of last Thursday’s home loss to Miami. Should he miss the entire six weeks, Perkins would be sidelined until approximately April 9, when the Thunder plays a road game against Sacramento.Read more on NewsOK.com
The Thunder will have to do without Kendrick Perkins for a large portion of the stretch run, according to The Oklahoman's Darnell Mayberry. The Thunder center underwent surgery on his left groin he injured Thursday against the Miami Heat, and will miss up to six weeks, says Mayberry. Read more on NewsOK.com
BY DARNELL MAYBERRYRussell Westbrook will rejoin the Thunder lineup Thursday against Miami after a 27-game absence, the team has announced. Westbrook hasn't played since Christmas Day due to swelling that mandated a third surgery on his right knee. "We are all very excited to have Russell back," Thunder general manager Sam Presti said in a prepared statement announcing Westbrook's return.Read more on NewsOK.com
LaMarcus Aldridge has been dealing with a groin injury since February 8th, when he stressed it against the Minnesota Timberwolves. He soldiered on to play the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Los Angeles Clippers in the Trail Blazers’ toughest back-to-back of the season. It appears that a few days rest over the NBA All-Star […]LaMarcus Aldridge to Miss one Week with Groin Injury - Rip City Project - Rip City Project - A Portland Trailblazers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
staff reportsOn Wednesday, Russell Westbrook participated in practice in its entirety for the first time since his latest surgery Thunder coach Scott Brooks said, adding that Westbrook would be a game-time decision for Thursday’s game against Miami. Brooks on Westbrook: "He practiced today.Read more on NewsOK.com
Kobe Bryant's out. So, James Harden is in. That's what our Darnell Mayberry is reporting from the NBA All-Star weekend in New Orleans, as Thunder coach Scott Brooks is calling on Harden to replace Bryant in the Western Conference starting lineup. Bryant still isn't back from a knee injury, so Brooks has enlisted his former Thunder pupil to start alongside Warriors guard Stephen Curry, Timberwolves forward Kevin Love, Clippers forward Blake Griffin and Thunder forward Kevin Durant. Harden spent his first three NBA seasons with the Thunder, who selected him with the No.Read more on NewsOK.com
Joel Freland sprained his right MCL in Tuesday’s match against the Oklahoma City Thunder and will miss 4-6 weeks of action. Meyers Leonard and Thomas Robinson are expected to inherit the bulk of his minutes down low, but let’s not forget about Victor Claver. The 6’9” small forward can play power forward when called […]Victor Claver Activated After Joel Freeland Injury - Rip City Project - Rip City Project - A Portland Trailblazers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More