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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 …


Thunder’s Steven Adams apologizes for ‘monkeys’ comment

Oklahoma City center Steven Adams understands that he has to live with the fallout of using a derogatory term to describe Golden State’s guards.


Durant scores 41 points; Thunder beat Spurs to tie series

Kevin Durant went on a scoring spree that was spectacular, even by his standards.


Durant’s mother, the ‘Real MVP,’ subject of Lifetime movie

With a single sentence uttered by her world-famous son Kevin Durant, Wanda Pratt’s life changed forever: “You the real MVP.” Nnw she’s the subject of a movie of a Lifetime …


Oklahoma City still embarrassed by lopsided loss

The Oklahoma City Thunder were still embarrassed, shocked, frustrated and angry the morning after a horrendous loss to the San Antonio Spurs in their series opener.


Ex-Chesapeake CEO Aubrey McClendon dies in crash, police say

Aubrey McClendon, a natural gas industry titan, was killed in a fiery single-vehicle crash in Oklahoma City on Wednesday, a day after he was indicted on a charge of conspiring …


Monty Williams urges forgiveness at wife’s funeral

Monty Williams urged forgiveness in an emotional eulogy at the funeral of his wife Ingrid on Thursday in Oklahoma City, where a contingent of NBA coaches and players attended in …


Butler scores 23 points, Bulls beat Thunder 105-96

The Chicago Bulls were angry and on edge after three straight losses. They channeled those emotions into one of their best wins of the season.


LeBron James plows into crowd, wife of golfer Jason Day hurt

LeBron James crashed into a courtside seat, accidentally knocking over and injuring PGA champion Jason Day’s wife during the Cavaliers’ win over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Thursday night.


Thunder’s Durant out at least a week with hamstring injury

The Oklahoma City Thunder said Wednesday that star forward Kevin Durant will miss at least a week because of a strained left hamstring.


Oklahoma City Thunder hire Florida’s Billy Donovan as coach

The Thunder hired Florida’s Billy Donovan as their coach Thursday, hoping he will help the franchise win an NBA championship in Oklahoma City. Donovan, 49, led Florida to two national …


Oklahoma City Thunder fire coach Scott Brooks after 7 years

Scott Brooks did everything but win a championship. It wasn’t enough. The Oklahoma City Thunder fired their coach on Wednesday, parting ways with a former NBA coach of the year …


Kevin Durant to have another surgery, will miss rest of season

NBA MVP Kevin Durant will miss the rest of the season and have bone graft surgery next week to treat a fractured bone in his right foot. The Oklahoma City …


Kevin Durant still out; Russell Westbrook could return Wednesday for Thunder

Kevin Durant will be out at least another week for the Oklahoma City Thunder, but Russell Westbrook could return today against the Philadelphia 76ers. Thunder coach Scott Brooks made the …


In Brief: Russell Westbrook’s big night helps OKC sink Mavs

NBA: Russell Westbrook had 34 points and 10 assists to help the Oklahoma City Thunder defeat the Dallas Mavericks 104-89 on Thursday night in Oklahoma City. Serge Ibaka had 21 …


In brief: Russell Westbrook records triple-double, paces Thunder past Warriors

NBA: Russell Westbrook scored 17 points, had a career high 17 assists and matched a career best with 15 rebounds to help the host Thunder beat Golden State 127-115 in …


Former Sonic Robert Swift pleads not guilty on gun charge

Former NBA player Robert Swift pleaded not guilty Monday in Seattle on a charge of possessing a sawed-off shotgun. The King County prosecutor’s office said he remains in jail with …


In brief: Warriors turn up the defense, smother Durant and Thunder in 117-91 win

NBA: Harrison Barnes scored a season-high 23 points and grabbed seven rebounds, and the Golden State Warriors used a smothering defensive effort to rout the Oklahoma City Thunder 117-91 on …


Westbrook leads Oklahoma City to NBA win over San Antonio

SAN ANTONIO – Russell Westbrook smiled as he walked off the court in San Antonio, blowing a kiss to a spectator and waving at the few Oklahoma City Thunder fans …


Russell Westbrook out at least a month with broken hand

Oklahoma City Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook will miss at least a month with a broken right hand. The team said in a news release that Westbrook had successful surgery …


Durant impresses Thunder draft picks

OKLAHOMA CITY – Kevin Durant’s emotional MVP speech made an impression on Mitch McGary and Josh Huestis long before the NBA draft. During the now-famous address, Durant mentioned specific details …


Spurs rout Thunder to take 3-2 lead in West finals

SAN ANTONIO – Tim Duncan had 22 points and 12 rebounds, Manu Ginobili scored 19 points and the San Antonio Spurs rolled to a 117-89 victory over the Oklahoma City …


Thunder beat Spurs 106-97, cut deficit to 2-1

OKLAHOMA CITY – Serge Ibaka pointed to the sky, soaking in the cheers from the adoring home crowd moments before coming out of a game that just a few days …


NBA notes: Thunder cling to 2012 for little signs of hope

All the Oklahoma City Thunder can do now is cling to history. Two more victories by the dominant San Antonio Spurs in the Western Conference finals, and Kevin Durant and …


Spurs demolish Thunder for 2-0 series edge

Tony Parker scored 22 points, Danny Green made seven 3-pointers and added 21, and the San Antonio Spurs used a dominant third quarter to rout the Oklahoma City Thunder 112-77 …


Spurs defeat Thunder in Game 1 of Western finals

SAN ANTONIO – The San Antonio Spurs were planning to attack the lane whether Oklahoma City big man Serge Ibaka was playing or not. The fact that the Thunder’s athletic …


Thunder star Kevin Durant wins first MVP award

Kevin Durant has plenty of scoring titles. Now, he finally has an MVP trophy to go with them. The Oklahoma City Thunder star won the NBA’s top individual honor Tuesday, …


Kevin Durant has 42, Thunder beat Pistons 112-111

Kevin Durant scored 42 points, including 21 in the fourth quarter, and the host Oklahoma City Thunder secured the No. 2 playoff seed in the Western Conference, rallying from 10-point, …


In Brief: Bryan brothers keep U.S. alive in Davis Cup

Tennis: Bob and Mike Bryan beat Dominic Inglot and Colin Fleming 6-2, 6-3, 3-6, 6-1 Saturday in San Diego to pull the United States to 2-1 against Britain in the …


In brief: Thunder weather Heat in Miami

NBA: Kevin Durant remained sizzling with 33 points, Serge Ibaka added 22 and the Oklahoma City Thunder roared back from an abysmal start to embarrass the Heat 112-95 on Wednesday …