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UPDATED: Wed., April 17, 2019, 4:13 p.m.

Damian Lillard, Russell Westbrook, Patrick Beverley playing with intensified edge

Damian Lillard, Russell Westbrook and Patrick Beverley always play with an edge, which has been intensified in the NBA playoffs. Lillard and Westbrook are squaring off in the Portland-Oklahoma City …


Couch Slouch: Musings on LeBron, Steph and the 76ers

Couch Slouch: LeBron James will not play in a ninth consecutive NBA Finals, and according to many pundits, it is because he moved to Los Angeles and went Hollywood. I …


Couch Slouch: Fan behavior mimics that of society’s

Couch Slouch: We have reached a tipping point on fan behavior in America. Of course, this mirrors a tipping point on online behavior in America. Which, naturally, reflects a tipping …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, 12:02 p.m.

Couch Slouch: Time to reflect on NBA storylines as playoffs approach

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NBA roundup: Anthony Davis leaves with shoulder injury, Pelicans beat Thunder

Julius Randle capped a 33-point, 11-rebound performance with three clutch baskets in the final minutes, and the New Orleans Pelicans beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 131-122 on Thursday night despite …



UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 10, 2019, 12:17 a.m.

NBA roundup: Paul George, Russell Westbrook lead Thunder rally against Rockets

Paul George scored 45 points, Russell Westbrook matched the NBA record with his ninth straight triple-double and the Oklahoma City Thunder overcame a 26-point deficit to beat the Houston Rockets …


Paul George powers Thunder past Bucks for fifth straight win

Paul George had 36 points and 13 rebounds, and the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Milwaukee Bucks 118-112 on Sunday for their fifth straight victory.


Russell Westbrook has procedure on knee; status for opener in doubt

Thunder All-Star guard Russell Westbrook underwent an arthroscopic procedure on his right knee. That puts his availability for the season opener on Oct. 16 against the Golden State Warriors in …


Jess Walter: Looking at the great ‘what if’ had the SuperSonics stayed in Seattle

It’s been 10 years since the Seattle SuperSonics left the Northwest to become the Oklahoma City (Stolen) Thunder. That’s 10 years of fans like me praying for a new NBA …


Thunder G Russell Westbrook gets fine, tech for confronting Rudy Gobert

Russell Westbrook has been fined $10,000 and assessed a postgame technical foul for initiating a confrontation with Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert on Monday. The Oklahoma City Thunder guard came …


Russell Westbrook averages a triple-double for 2nd straight season

Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook became the first player to average a triple-double in more than one season. He entered the regular-season finale against the Memphis Grizzlies needing 16 …


NBA capsules: Russell Westbrook, Thunder beat Rockets 108-102

Russell Westbrook and Paul George each scored 24 points, and the Oklahoma City Thunder used a timely fourth-quarter run to pull away for a 108-102 win over the Houston Rockets …


Couch Slouch: 20 sure-fire ways to make NBA better

Couch Slouch: Thankfully, Couch Slouch, both a thinking man’s man


NBA capsules: Russsell Westbrook scores 37 points, Thunder beat 76ers 122-112

Russell Westbrook scored 37 points, and the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Philadelphia 76ers 122-112 on Sunday night for their eighth straight victory.


NBA capsules: Russell Westbrook’s season-best 46 leads Thunder past Wizards

Russell Westbrook scored a season-high 46 points, and the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Washington Wizards 121-112 on Thursday night for their sixth straight victory.


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 …


Russell Westbrook easily wins MVP at NBA awards night

Russell Westbrook moved past Oscar Robertson and kept right on going to the top of the NBA.


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 …


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 …


Associated Press picks: The NBA award winners are … unclear

When three NBA writers from The Associated Press made their picks, they were unanimous on nothing. And in two of six categories, everybody voted for someone different.


Fans appreciate Russell Westbrook’s energy during his historic run

Fans are rarely disappointed when they watch Russell Westbrook play. The Thunder guard seems to never take play off, much less miss a game. He just missed breaking the record …


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 …


All-Star game ratings are best since 2013

The NBA All-Star game drew an average audience of 7.8 million viewers, making it the most-viewed All-Star broadcast since 2013. Turner Sports announced the numbers on Monday. The number of …


NBA needs to work on its relationships

Everybody in the NBA makes a lot of money but nobody gets along. “Family Feud” could do a month-long NBA version and not run out of hostilities, squabbles and quarrels.


Russell Westbrook, Kevin Durant All-Star reunion off to awkward start

Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant had plenty to say at their first All-Star appearance. Just not about one another. Reunited on the Western Conference All-Star team, the former Oklahoma City …


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 13, 2017, 8:03 p.m.

Norman Chad: Triple-double your pleasure with Russell Westbrook

Russell Westbrook and the triple-double have become as synonymous as Louis Pasteur and pasteurization.


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.


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 …