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UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 9, 2020

NBA roundup: Thunder spoil Russell Westbrook’s return to OKC, routing Rockets

The Oklahoma City Thunder spoiled Russell Westbrook’s return to Oklahoma City. Westbrook scored 34 points, but the Thunder beat the Houston Rockets 113-92 on Thursday night.


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 22, 2019

NBA roundup: Anthony Davis has big second half, Lakers beat Thunder

Anthony Davis scored 24 of his 33 points in the second half as the Los Angeles Lakers beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 130-127 on Friday night.


NBA roundup: Thunder rout Warriors 120-92 for 1st win of season

OKLAHOMA CITY – Dennis Schroder scored 22 points to help the Oklahoma City Thunder rout the Golden State Warriors 120-92 on Sunday for their first victory of the season. The …


New-look Oklahoma City Thunder ready for training camp

Thunder general manager Sam Presti took on a new look during the summer, just like the team he runs. The normally clean-shaven Presti returned from a summer trip with a …


UPDATED: Thu., July 25, 2019

Thunder GM Sam Presti shies away from term ‘rebuilding’

The words rebuilding and tanking don’t sit well with Thunder general manager Sam Presti. He prefers the terms repositioning and replenishing. Presti has quite a task in front of him …


UPDATED: Tue., July 16, 2019

Oklahoma City Thunder’s rebuild will take some time

The Oklahoma City Thunder are heading into a major transition. Russell Westbrook was the last remaining player from the team that moved from Seattle to Oklahoma City in 2008. Kevin …


Analysis: Russell Westbrook, James Harden will need to change their games

Everyone knows that Russell Westbrook and James Harden played together before, which automatically makes their reunion in Houston seem like the right fit. It won’t be that easy. They’ve both …


UPDATED: Thu., July 11, 2019

Report: Oklahoma City trades Russell Westbrook to Houston Rockets for Chris Paul

A person with knowledge of the situation says the Oklahoma City Thunder have traded Russell Westbrook to the Houston Rockets for Chris Paul, a shake up of top point guards …


UPDATED: Tue., May 7, 2019

Thunder’s Paul George, Russell Westbrook have surgeries

Thunder All-Stars Paul George and Russell Westbrook each underwent surgery. George had surgery for a partially torn tendon in his right shoulder. Westbrook had two procedures. One was for a …


Thunder plan to keep Billy Donovan despite playoff struggles

The Oklahoma City Thunder plan to keep coach Billy Donovan for a fifth year. Thunder general manager Sam Presti says he doesn’t expect change despite Oklahoma City’s third consecutive first-round …


OKC’s Russell Westbrook defiant after another first-round exit

After a drama-filled and disappointing NBA season for the Oklahoma City Thunder, Russell Westbrook remains defiant as ever. The All-Star guard was at the center of everything, getting into verbal …


Thunder’s Paul George out of sync, looking to find rhythm

When Paul George has been rolling this season, so has Oklahoma City. The Thunder’s All-Star forward has been off his game against Portland. Yes, he’s averaging 26.5 points but he’s …


Thunder’s Paul George could sit Game 1 with sore shoulder

Thunder All-Star forward Paul George could miss Sunday’s playoff opener at Portland with right shoulder soreness. Coach Billy Donovan says George is considered day-to-day. George finished second in the league …


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

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 …


UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 3, 2019

NBA capsules: Celtics snap Thunder’s winning streak at 7

Kyrie Irving had 30 points and 11 assists, Marcus Morris scored 19 points and the Boston Celtics beat Oklahoma City 134-129 on Sunday to snap the Thunder’s seven-game winning streak.



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 …


Hawks waive Carmelo Anthony, making him a free agent

The Atlanta Hawks have waived Carmelo Anthony, making official the move that was expected when the 10-time All-Star was traded from Oklahoma City this month.


UPDATED: Thu., July 19, 2018

AP Source: Thunder trade Carmelo Anthony to Hawks, waiver likely

Carmelo Anthony is done in Oklahoma City. The veteran NBA forward and a 2022 protected first-round pick were sent to Atlanta in exchange for guard Dennis Schroder and Mike Muscala. …


Thunder re-sign G Raymond Felton

The Oklahoma City Thunder have re-signed guard Raymond Felton. Felton appeared in all 82 games last season with the Thunder. He averaged 6.9 points, 2.5 assists and 1.9 rebounds as …


UPDATED: Thu., June 28, 2018

AP source: Paul George decides to become free agent

Paul George has decided not to exercise his $20.7 million option for next season with the Oklahoma City Thunder, a person with knowledge of the situation said Thursday. George will …


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 …


Donovan Mitchell scores 38, Jazz beat Thunder 96-91 to win series

Donovan Mitchell scored 38 points and the Utah Jazz held off the Oklahoma City Thunder 96-91 in Game 6 to advance to the Western Conference semifinals. Russell Westbrook had 46 …


Russell Westbrook scores 45; Thunder beat Jazz to avoid elimination

Russell Westbrook scored 45 points and the Oklahoma City Thunder rallied from 25 points down in the second half to fight off elimination and beat the Utah Jazz 107-99. Westbrook …


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 …