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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 …


Westbrook out until All-Star break

Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook had arthroscopic knee surgery Friday and will be sidelined until after the All-Star break. Westbrook will miss at least 27 games. “He will be …


Durant, Thunder roll over Anthony-less Knicks

NEW YORK – Not only was there no Kevin Durant-Carmelo Anthony showdown, there wasn’t much of a game, either. The Oklahoma City Thunder made sure of it with the most …


Thunder replacing courts

MOORE, Okla. – The Oklahoma City Thunder will rebuild the outdoor basketball courts at the sites of three schools destroyed in the May 20 tornado. The NBA team said Sunday …


Michigan makes case for No. 1 ranking

Men’s basketball: Trey Burke scored 19 points and No. 2 Michigan (19-1, 6-1 Big Ten) never trailed after the opening minutes of a 74-60 win over Illinois (15-6, 2-5) in …


Westbrook, Durant key Thunder win

NBA: Russell Westbrook scored 23 points, Kevin Durant had 22 and the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Raptors 104-92 in Toronto on Sunday. Serge Ibaka had 19 points and eight …


Heat close within one victory of NBA championship

MIAMI – LeBron James could hardly stand, certainly couldn’t run. Good thing all he needed to do was shoot. Better get well fast, James. You’re one win away from the …


James gets Miami even with Oklahoma City in NBA Finals

OKLAHOMA CITY – This was Eastern Conference toughness. This was Pat Riley hammer-and-anvil basketball. This was LeBron James finally asserting his brutish and ridiculously unstoppable toughness. Stealing the momentum of …