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UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 20, 2018, 10:36 p.m.

NBA Capsules: Thunder thump Cavs 148-124, keep LeBron shy of 30,000 points

LeBron James couldn’t get to 30,000 career points and he and his Cleveland teammates couldn’t stop Paul George, Russell Westbrook or Carmelo Anthony as the Oklahoma City Thunder thumped the …


NBA capsules: Paul George, Steven Adams lift Thunder past Timberwolves, 111-107

Paul George had 35 points and nine assists and the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 111-107 on Friday night to snap a three-game losing streak.


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 28, 2017, 8:46 a.m.

Flight carrying Oklahoma City Thunder encounters bird

Delta Airlines officials said a charter flight carrying the Oklahoma City Thunder basketball team from Minneapolis to Chicago apparently encountered a bird when it was landing.


Thunder star Russell Westbrook signs extension

Russell Westbrook has signed a contract extension to remain in Oklahoma City, the team announced Friday. ESPN first reported the agreement and said it would be for five years and …


Knicks agree to trade Carmelo Anthony to Thunder, source says

The New York Knicks agreed to trade Carmelo Anthony to the Oklahoma City Thunder on Saturday for Enes Kanter, Doug McDermott and a draft pick, a person with knowledge of …


UPDATED: Fri., June 30, 2017, 9:11 p.m.

Sources: Domantas Sabonis headed to Indiana as Thunder deal for All-Star Paul George

For the second time in three days, a former Gonzaga Bulldog is changing addresses in an NBA blockbuster trade.


UPDATED: Sat., May 20, 2017, 2:10 p.m.

NBA player Enes Kanter heading to US after detained in Romania

Oklahoma City Thunder center Enes Kanter is returning to the United States after being detained in a Romanian airport. Romanian Border Police spokesman Fabian Badila confirmed to The Associated Press …


Russell Westbrook does it all to no avail for Thunder

Russell Westbrook made it perfectly clear in his record-setting season that he can do pretty much anything on a basketball court. But he can’t do everything.


NBA Playoff Capsules: James Harden leads way as Houston Rockets eliminate Oklahoma City

James Harden had 34 points and his supporting cast helped Houston overcome a 47-point game by Russell Westbrook to get a 105-99 victory over visiting Oklahoma City on Tuesday night …


Thunder forward Taj Gibson providing scoring help for Russell Westbrook

Taj Gibson often describes his role for the Thunder as whatever the team needs. For now, scoring is playing a bigger part than usual. He is averaging 11 points on …


NBA Playoff Capsules: Russell Westbrook leads Thunder over Rockets

Russell Westbrook scored 32 points in a triple-double, and the Oklahoma City Thunder held off the Houston Rockets 115-113 on Friday night to cut their deficit to 2-1 in the …


Thunder needs Victor Oladipo to break out of slump

Victor Oladipo knows the Oklahoma City Thunder need more offense from him, and he’s feeling the heat. The shooting guard was a solid wingman during Russell Westbrook’s record-setting season, but …


Westbrook vs Harden the highlight when NBA playoffs open

MVP candidates Russell Westbrook and James Harden face each other in the highlight of the NBA first round. They were teammates in Oklahoma City, and now Harden leads a record-setting …


Oscar Robertson endorses Russell Westbrook for MVP

Oscar Robertson endorsed Russell Westbrook him for the most valuable player award before the Thunder’s regular-season finale against the Denver Nuggets on Wednesday night. Westbrook broke Robertson’s single-season record for …


NBA Capsules: James Harden outduels Russell Westbrook as Rockets top Thunder

HOUSTON – Lou Williams scored 31 points, James Harden finished with 22 points and 12 assists, and the Houston Rockets cruised to a 137-125 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder …


NBA Capsules: Warriors win in Durant’s return to Oklahoma City

Kevin Durant scored 34 points while being booed throughout his return to Oklahoma City, and the Golden State Warriors beat the Thunder 130-114 in a chippy game on Saturday night.


Kevin Durant still loves Oklahoma City despite fans’ frustrations

As much as it still hurts for so many Oklahomans to see Kevin Durant shine elsewhere, the Golden State star remains committed to the community he called home for nearly …


Russell Westbrook has 31 points as Oklahoma City Thunder beat Minnesota Timberwolves

Russell Westbrook often has taken over as a scorer in the second half when his team has needed scoring punch. This time, he pushed his Oklahoma City Thunder over the …


NBA roundup: Hawks overcome Russell Westbrook’s 46 to beat Thunder 110-108

Paul Millsap hit the go-ahead 10-footer with 12.7 seconds left, and the Atlanta Hawks overcame Russell Westbrook’s 46 points to beat the host Oklahoma City Thunder 110-108 on Monday night.


NBA roundup: No triple-double, but Russell Westbrook leads Thunder past Celtics

Russell Westbrook’s triple-double streak ended at seven games, but he scored 23 of his 37 points in the second half to help the Oklahoma City Thunder defeat the Boston Celtics …


NBA roundup: Russell Westbrook’s triple-double leads Thunder past Hawks 102-99

Russell Westbrook extended his streak of triple-doubles to six games, leading the visiting Oklahoma City Thunder to a 102-99 victory over the skidding Atlanta Hawks on Monday night.


NBA roundup: Russell Westbrook’s 5th straight triple-double lifts Thunder

Russell Westbrook became the first NBA player with five consecutive triple-doubles since Michael Jordan had seven straight in 1989, and the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the New Orleans Pelicans 101-92 …


In Brief: Irving scores 32, Cavs stay unbeaten

Kyrie Irving scored a season-high 32 points and the reigning NBA champion Cleveland Cavaliers remained undefeated, beating the Houston Rockets 128-120 on Tuesday night.


AP source: Thunder, Russell Westbrook agree on three-year deal

A month after Kevin Durant broke Oklahoma City’s heart, Russell Westbrook has reaffirmed his desire to stay with the Thunder.


Kevin Durant going to Golden State Warriors

Kevin Durant has made his decision: The highly coveted free agent is joining the Golden State Warriors, forming the NBA’s latest super team alongside All-Stars Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson and …


UPDATED: Thu., June 23, 2016, 9:05 p.m.

Gonzaga’s Domantas Sabonis selected 11th in NBA draft by Orlando before trade to Oklahoma City

Former Gonzaga Bulldog Domantas Sabonis became the second-highest draft pick in program history when the Orlando Magic made the talented forward the 11th pick overall in Thursday’s NBA draft.


Curry and record-setting Warriors headed back to NBA Finals

Stephen Curry dribbled every which way and drained yet another 3-pointer in the waning moments, pulled his jersey up into his mouth and yelled to the rafters in triumph once …


Thompson’s 41 points, 11 3s save Golden State’s season

Klay Thompson made a playoff-record 11 3-pointers and scored 41 points, and the defending champion Golden State Warriors forced a seventh game in the Western Conference finals with a 108-101 …


Defending champion Warriors stave off elimination, beat OKC

“We ain’t going home! We’re not going home!” Stephen Curry screamed at the top of his lungs.


Durant, Westbrook lead Thunder in blowout win over Warriors

Kevin Durant scored 33 points, Russell Westbrook had 30 points, 12 assists and eight rebounds, and the Oklahoma City Thunder rolled past the Golden State Warriors 133-105 on Sunday night …