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San Francisco Chronicle

Thunder fire Brooks

The Oklahoma City Thunder fired Scott Brooks on Wednesday, parting ways with an NBA Coach of the Year who led the team to three conference finals in four years only to falter this season as his players were hit hard by injuries. Starting in 2010-11, he led the team to the Western Conference finals three out of four years, and the Thunder reached the NBA Finals in 2012. Scott helped establish the identity of the Thunder and has earned his rightful place in the history of our organization through his seven years as a valued leader and team member. Westbrook was this year’s All-Star MVP and...

San Francisco Chronicle

Oklahoma City fires Brooks

The Oklahoma City Thunder fired Scott Brooks on Wednesday, parting ways with a head coach who led the team to three conference finals only to falter this season as his key players were injured. Starting in 2010-11, he led the team to the Western Conference finals three out of four years, and the Thunder reached the NBA Finals in 2012. The Thunder (45-37) failed to make the playoffs this season, as injuries, including to Kevin Durant, limited them. Scott helped establish the identity of the Thunder and has earned his rightful place in the history of our organization through his seven years...

Behind The Blazers Beat | Oregonian

Nicolas Batum leaves Trail Blazers' game against Thunder with right knee injury

The Blazers announced X-Rays on Batum's right knee came back negative. He did not return to the game and will get an MRI on Tuesday.

Rip City Project

Trail Blazers lose players, game, to Thunder 101-90

The Portland Trail Blazers opted not to rest their key players beyond LaMarcus Aldridge and Steve Blake when they faced a highly-motivated Oklahoma City Thunder team fighting for their playoff lives, and while the Trail Blazers fought too, they eventually went down 101-90. Unfortunately, Nicolas Batum (right knee, x-rays negative) and C.J. McCollum (ankle) also […] Trail Blazers lose players, game, to Thunder 101-90 - Rip City Project - Rip City Project - A Portland Trailblazers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

San Francisco Chronicle

Kings, Thunder both win in quest for NBA playoff spot

Kings, Thunder both win in quest for NBA playoff spot With Kevin Durant and Serge Ibaka out with injuries, it has fallen on Russell Westbrook to shoulder the load as Oklahoma City tries to grind its way into the NBA playoffs. Westbrook’s teammates stepped up to provide some scoring punch in the Thunder’s 116-103 win, which broke a four-game losing streak. The victory kept them even with New Orleans for the final playoff spot in the Western Conference. Westbrook did match his average with 27 points and added 10 assists and five rebounds. Westbrook hit a three-pointer and a driving...

Dallas Mavericks Blog | ESPN Dallas

Ellis returns to practice, could play vs. OKC

DALLAS – It appears likely that Dallas Mavericks shooting guard Monta Ellis will miss only one game due to his right calf injury. Ellis was “full bore” in practice Tuesday, coach Rick Carlisle said, and there’s a strong possibility that the Mavs’ leading scorer could play in Wednesday night’s road game against the Oklahoma City Thunder. “He’s making a lot of progress,” Carlisle said. “I think he’s going to be upgraded to at least questionable for tomorrow with a chance that he’s going to play.

Rip City Project

Kevin Durant out 4-6 months, Blazers benefit short-term

One week after being removed from basketball activities, the Oklahoma City Thunder announced that the reigning MVP, Kevin Durant, will have bone graft surgery on his right foot and miss the remainder of the 2014-15 season. The prioritization of Durant’s long-term health is better for him, the Thunder, and (in a more immediate sense) the […] Kevin Durant out 4-6 months, Blazers benefit short-term - Rip City Project - Rip City Project - A Portland Trailblazers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

New York Daily News

Isola: Knicks must take pass on injured Kevin Durant

Kevin Durant is done for the season after the Thunder announced that he will need another surgery to repair a broken bone in his foot.

Houston Chronicle

Thunder star Kevin Durant done for season

Oklahoma City Thunder star Kevin Durant will miss the rest of the NBA season, the team announced Friday, Durant will undergo bone graft surgery next week on his right foot, which has kept him out since Feb. 19. Without him, the Thunder are in eighth place in the Western Conference, owning the last playoff spot. […]

CSN Washington

Durant done for season, to undergo third surgery on right foot

No more speculation required as the Thunder announce Kevin Durant to undergo yet another surgery on his right foot.

Inside the Warriors | Oakland Tribune

Warriors’ potential first-round playoff series against Oklahoma City would be missing Kevin Durant

The Oklahoma City Thunder for a possible first-round playoff series against the Warriors would be missing star Kevin Durant, who will miss the rest of the season and undergo foot surgery. Thunder general manager Sam Presti said in a statement… Continue Reading →The post Warriors’ potential first-round playoff series against Oklahoma City would be missing Kevin Durant appeared first on Inside the Warriors.

ESPN1stTake

Does Ibaka Return Help OKC?

First Take's Stephen A. Smith and Skip Bayless discuss whether Serge Ibaka's return from injury turned the series around for the Thunder.