Durant provides spark for Team USA

Aug 19, 2016

Durant provides spark for Team USA

The words, scrawled in marker on the tops of his sneakers, remind Kevin Durant why he started playing basketball in the first place. Even in the Olympics, it’s just a game. On his left sneaker, Durant scribbled, “Have Fun.” On the right one, “Smile.” ...

Aug 5, 2016

Thunder give Westbrook $85.7 million, three-year contract extension

A month after Kevin Durant bolted for Golden State, All-Star guard Russell Westbrook signed a contract extension to stay in Oklahoma City. The team confirmed Thursday that Westbrook signed the extension. A person with direct knowledge of the terms said the two sides agreed ...

Durant rocks NBA in move to Warriors

Jul 5, 2016

Durant rocks NBA in move to Warriors

Kevin Durant decided his best chance for “growth” means leaving his beloved Oklahoma City behind for a big move out West to join the star-studded, record-setting Golden State Warriors and play alongside Splash Brothers Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson. In the most anticipated move ...

Warriors sink Thunder in Game 7 to reach NBA Finals

May 31, 2016

Warriors sink Thunder in Game 7 to reach NBA Finals

Stephen Curry knocked down yet another 3-pointer in the waning moments, pulled his jersey up into his mouth and yelled to the rafters in triumph once more. A special, record-setting season saved for the defending champs, with a memorable comeback added to the long ...

Warriors braced for tough test in Game 7

May 30, 2016

Warriors braced for tough test in Game 7

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After a record 73 wins and a memorable Game 6 comeback on the road, the Golden State Warriors’ goal of getting back to the NBA Finals and defending their title comes down to Game 7 at home against the powerful Oklahoma City Thunder. All ...

Warriors overcome Thunder to stave off elimination

May 27, 2016

Warriors overcome Thunder to stave off elimination

“We ain’t going home! We’re not going home!” Stephen Curry screamed at the top of his lungs. No, his Golden State Warriors are going back to Oklahoma City, after keeping their title reign and the winningest season in NBA history alive for at least ...

Thunder take control in conference finals

May 25, 2016

Thunder take control in conference finals

Oklahoma City’s Russell Westbrook had his first triple-double of this year’s playoffs, after recording 18 during the regular season, and suddenly, the Golden State Warriors who have been compared all season to the Chicago Bulls dynasty of the 1990s are on the brink of ...

May 24, 2016

Warriors' Green fined $25,000, not suspended

Draymond Green was fined $25,000 but not suspended by the NBA on Monday for kicking Oklahoma City center Steven Adams in the groin. The league also upgraded the foul to a flagrant 2, which would have resulted in an automatic ejection had officials given ...

Thunder dominate Warriors in Game 3

May 23, 2016

Thunder dominate Warriors in Game 3

Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook and the Thunder gave the Warriors as complete a beating as they experienced during their record-setting season. Suddenly, a second straight title seems to be anything but a given for Golden State. Now the Warriors are just trying to survive. ...

Thunder looking to bounce back after big loss against Warriors

May 21, 2016

Thunder looking to bounce back after big loss against Warriors

The Oklahoma City Thunder have valuable experience bouncing back from disaster. In Game 1 of the Western Conference semifinals, the San Antonio Spurs rolled past the Thunder by 32 points. Oklahoma City responded by beating the Spurs in San Antonio 98-97 the next game, ...