The Oklahoman "Last season, Kevin Durant's quest for the holy grail of shooting efficiency — 50 percent from the field, 40 percent from 3-point range and 90 percent from the free-throw line — was well-documented. And throughout the eventually successful process, Durant seemed well-aware and even consumed with..." December 11
The Oklahoman "As the final seconds ticked off Tuesday at Philips Arena, Kevin Durant made his way over to the nearby courtside seats. Moments later, a trio of his teammates followed, commencing in what seemed to be a heated conversation between a fan and the players, with Kendrick Perkins and Serge Ibaka..." December 11
RT @anthonyVslater Thabo Sefolosha is out tonight w/ a sprained right knee. Andre Roberson...will start in his place.
USA Today "Addressing the NBA's weak Eastern Conference on Sirius XM Radio's new NBA channel, deputy commissioner Adam Silver said Monday the league's competition committee will examine if divisions have outlived their usefulness. "One thing I have learned from David (Stern) over all those years ... is..." December 10
Fox Sports Southwest "Kobe Bryant made his season debut Sunday night in Los Angeles, which is a city always ready for a show, so that pushed one of the best matchups in the league this year to full-on "Little Brother" treatment. Two teams like Indiana and Oklahoma City, even though they had a combined total of six..." December 09
The Oklahoman "Kendrick Perkins nailed a running hook shot. Derek Fisher drilled an and-1 3-pointer. Russell Westbrook fired one in from so far away that MidFirst Bank might want to add $20,000 onto his next paycheck. It was that kind of night for the Thunder in New Orleans, playing its third road game..." December 07
The Oklahoman "During the past two games, Scott Brooks has made a subtle change to his crunchtime lineup. Against both the Kings and Blazers, for stretches of the fourth quarter, Brooks has surrounded his three franchise centerpieces — Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook and Serge Ibaka — with his two emerging..." December 06
Grantland "Part 3 To honor the great Larry Bird, Bill and Jalen have decided to do a leaguewide wrap-up every 33 days, or, as they call it, every Birdmester. In this episode — Part 3 of our video series — Bill and Jalen praise the funniest YouTube video, the biggest media-created controversy, the most..." December 06
Grantland "Bill and Jalen are back! To honor the great Larry Bird, Bill and Jalen have decided to do a league-wide wrap-up every 33 days — or, as they call it, every Birdmester. In their first episode, they crown the best team in the league, the best tanking performance thus far, the league’s least valuable..." December 05
Oregonian "The Trail Blazers continued their scintillating start to 2013-14, beating Oklahoma City 111-104 in a tight game before 18,950 at the Moda Center on Wednesday. LaMarcus Aldridge carried the load for Portland (16-3), finishing with 38 points, 13 rebounds and five assists. The 38 points were his..." December 05
The Oklahoman "Isaiah Thomas had the ball in his hands with the game on the line. And on a late Tuesday night in Sacramento — with Thomas scorching hot down the stretch — that wasn't an appealing proposition for the Thunder. “The little guy got hot,” Scott Brooks said. “And we couldn't turn it..." December 04
Welcome To Loud City "The Minnesota Timberwolves controlled the first quarter against the Oklahoma City Thunder at the Chesapeake Energy Arena on Sunday. The Wolves shot 60 percent (12-of-20) in the first, including four threes, and commanded a 32-26 lead going into the second quarter. However, the Thunder turned..." December 02
Fox Sports Southwest "Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook weren't the stars against San Antonio. It was Reggie Jackson and Jeremy Lamb. That's got to be good news for a Thunder team looking for some consistency outside its top-two players. OKC improved to 4-0 on its current six-game home stand with games to go..." November 30
Perkins has a dislocated left ring finger and will not return.
The Oklahoman "Scott Brooks couldn't believe it. No one could. But when the Thunder coach turned toward the crowd, placed both hands atop his head and said over and over “Oh my God,” his raw reaction illustrated just how incredible the final sequence was. Russell Westbrook nailed an improbable..." November 30
CBSSports.com "Two Thunder fans made halfcourt shots last week that each won them $20,000. But only one of them will likely be walking away with his cash. Cameron Rodriguez, who swished one from halfcourt Nov. 8 against the Nuggets is a 23-year-old sophomore at Southwestern College in Winfield, Kansas. But..." November 29
CBSSports.com "Agents and executives predict this will be a very active trade season in the NBA, for obvious reasons. As the standings begin to sort themselves out, the calendar marches along and injuries mount, the usual trigger points for deals will intensify. In addition to the contenders looking to..." November 29
The Oklahoman "What if someone told you before tip-off Wednesday night that Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant would combine for 30 points on 39 shots against the streaking San Antonio Spurs? What if you knew that Westbrook would account for only six of those points and miss 14 of his 16 shot..." November 28
Foxsports.com "A 23-year-old fan named Cameron Rodriguez hit a half-court shot for $20,000 at an Oklahoma City Thunder game on Nov. 18, one of an unfathomable five fans to complete the feat in a 22-game stretch at Chesapeake Energy Arena, including two in back-to-back games. Unfortunately, Rodriguez may not..." November 27
Sacramento Bee "Watch out, Sacramento. Pearl Jam is angry with you. Band frontman Eddie Vedder – a Seattle resident – took aim at Sacramento with an expletive-filled rant during a recent show in Oklahoma City, expressing his displeasure with the NBA’s decision to deny a Kings move from Sacramento to the..." November 27
ESPN.com "In the heat of the moment with the game on the line, players do what they feel like they have to do. During a matchup in mid-November, the Dallas Mavericks were looking to get a crucial defensive stop against the Miami Heat. The Mavs’ defense put LeBron James in a bind, and with no other options..." November 25
The Oklahoman "Kevin Durant sat out the final 14 minutes. Serge Ibaka rested the whole fourth quarter. Russell Westbrook took the entire night off. The 1-14 Utah Jazz came to town on Sunday night, looking every bit the part, and the Thunder acted accordingly, sprinting out to an early cushion and..." November 25
Russell Westbrook will not play tonight. The team is giving him the night off to rest.
The Oklahoman "A reporter wanted to know following Thursday's game against the Los Angeles Clippers how important Derek Fisher has been for the Thunder in late-game rotations this season. The question seemed to catch Thunder coach Scott Brooks off guard. He responded by playfully asking if he's allowed to..." November 24
The Oklahoman "Thabo Sefolosha was the only guy who took the liberty to speak candidly. He remembered what happened to the Thunder eight days ago in Los Angeles. And, according to him, so do his teammates. “We had lost a game against them that we all thought that we could have won,” Sefolosha said. “So..." November 22
USA Today "After Marcus Smart swished yet another shot, this one a three-pointer unleashed in transition without hesitation, one tall fan sitting courtside could only shake his head. Kevin Durant, watching Smart in person for the first time, then leaned back in his seat so he, like every other slack-jawed..." November 20
Serge Ibaka's technical foul on 11/13 against the Clippers has been rescinded...His ejection, and the Thunder's subsequent loss, stands.
The Oklahoman "Kevin Durant snared a kick-out pass from Serge Ibaka at the top of the 3-point line, rocked back and fired, letting off another long-ranged bomb that looked identical to his previous four. The only difference was this one splashed through the net, and when it did, Durant unveiled a..." November 19
Thabo Sefolosha, who missed Saturday's game at Milwaukee with flu-like symptoms, will return tonight against Denver.
The Oklahoman "Well, they can't all be works of art. Two nights after playing what could be the game of the year thus far in the NBA season, the Thunder traveled to Milwaukee and labored through an utterly brutal game against the Bucks. The electric offense on display in Thursday's thriller at Golden State..." November 17
Thabo Sefolosha is out tonight with flu-like symptoms. Jeremy Lamb will start in his place.
The Oklahoman "Over the past five games, the Thunder is averaging 19 turnovers. Opponents have converted those giveaways into 22.4 points. Thursday night's loss at Golden State was about as bad as the turnover problem has been for the Thunder this season. OKC coughed up the ball 19 times, leading to 29..." November 16
The Oklahoman "Over the past 10 days, Serge Ibaka has strung together the best five-game stretch of his career. He's averaged 18.6 points, 9.8 rebounds and 2.4 blocked shots while shooting 68.4 percent from the field. The only thing that could cool his current hot streak was the officials. A crew working..." November 16
Kevin Durant called Jabari Parker and Andrew Wiggins: "1A and 1b." KD called Parker "the real deal" and Wiggins a future AllStar & HOFer.
San Francisco Chronicle "Mark Jackson reminds all listeners once a night that Andre Iguodala's importance to the Warriors can't be measured by his statistics. The head coach didn't have to issue his usual reminder Thursday. On a night during which he spent most of his energy making life tough defending Kevin Durant,..." November 15
Los Angeles Times "This was yet another game for the Clippers to measure themselves against one of the NBA's elite teams with two of the league's top players. The Clippers passed this test because six players scored in double figures and because they played their best defense of the game in the second half of..." November 14
Yahoo! Sports "Oklahoma City center Kendrick Perkins has returned to Texas because of the passing of his grandfather and will miss the Thunder's next two games, league sources told Yahoo Sports on Wednesday. Perkins won't play against the Los Angeles Clippers on Wednesday at Staples Center, nor against the..." November 13
Steven Adams will start in place of Kendrick Perkins tonight.
Yahoo! Sports "I really hope you didn't already buy Russell Westbrook a three-pack of new Jeff Van Grundies for his 25th birthday. Dude's apparently all set on that score. Via TMZ's "well-placed underwear sources," duh: Our well-placed underwear sources tell us ... Russell inked a huge deal with Kings and..." November 12
SB Nation "Asked about his ejection during the Thunder's overtime win against the Wizards, Oklahoma City guard Russell Westbrook just didn't want to talk about it. Russell Westbrook earned technicals on separate occasions in the Oklahoma City Thunder's 106-105 overtime win against the Washington Wizards..." November 11
Welcome To Loud City "The Oklahoma City Thunder used a 20-9 run and a game-tying Kevin Durant three to force overtime against the Washington Wizards in Oklahoma City. The Thunder went on to win 106-105 in overtime. The Oklahoma City Thunder used a 20-9 run in the final 5:35 of regulation and captured a 106-105..." November 11
Nick Collison is out tonight with a left hip contusion.
The Oklahoman "Kevin Durant scored a game-high 37 points and came within two rebounds and three assists of a triple-double on Friday night. And all anyone is likely to be talking about a day later is the play of Steven Adams. The rookie center out of Pittsburgh continues to impress with strong play early..." November 09
The Oklahoman "The Oklahoma City Thunder has added longtime executive Maurizio Gherardini to its staff as a senior advisor/international affairs. Gherardini is best known for his 14 years as general manager of Benetton Treviso, where he established himself as one of the brightest minds and administrators in..." November 08
The Oklahoman "For the first time this season, the Oklahoma City Thunder's offense is showing signs of life. All the things the team talked about in the preseason, better spacing and better ball movement, hard cuts and hard screens, were on display in Wednesday's 14-point win over Dallas. Of course, it..." November 08
ESPN.com "Remember the unusual color-on-color uniforms NBA teams wore on Christmas Day last season? The NBA has something even more unusual planned for this season's Christmas uniforms. ESPN.com can confirm that photos circulating on the Internet on Thursday are what NBA teams will be wearing on..." November 08
The Oklahoman "Russell Westbrook rebounded an air-balled 3-pointer and darted the other way, sprinting full speed ahead with Kevin Durant filling the lane on his left and Derek Fisher floating to the corner on the right. But when no defender for Dallas stopped the ball, Westbrook, after only five dribbles,..." November 07
Oakland Tribune "The bench had been one of the biggest concerns for Warriors faithful. But Wednesday, the reserves had a big hand in Golden State's 106-93 win over playoff hopeful Minnesota. No doubt, the return of Harrison Barnes had something to do with it. The second-year forward, who missed the first..." November 07
ESPN.com "Thunder superstar Kevin Durant didn’t suddenly decide to steal Dirk Nowitzki’s signature move a couple of summers ago. To hear Durant tell it, it’d been in the works for about a decade. Asked after Oklahoma City’s morning shootaround when he identified the one-legged fadeaway as something..." November 06
The Oklahoman "First, the good news. Russell Westbrook is back. Do you read me? RUSSELL WESTBROOK is back! Russell the Lionheart returned to the lineup of merry old OKC. He missed all of 11 games that mattered. Seemed like 11 hundred. Now the bad news. The Thunder needed virtually all of Westbrook's 32..." November 04