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Mavericks guard finished with 29 points to help Dallas defeat the Thunder in Game 6 of their second-round series. The Mavericks advanced to the Western Conference finals with the win.
BASKETBALL / NBA
May 19, 2024
Mavericks outlast Thunder in Game 6 to reach Western Conference finals
Dallas advanced to the Western Conference finals for the second time in the past three seasons.
The Celtics' Jayson Tatum drives the ball against the Cavaliers' Evan Mobley during the third quarter in Game 5 of their playoff series in Boston on Wednesday.
BASKETBALL
May 16, 2024
Celtics finish off Cavs; Mavericks push Thunder to brink
The top-seeded Boston Celtics overpowered the Cleveland Cavaliers 113-98 to reach their third straight Eastern Conference finals on Wednesday.
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (right) reacts after a play during the Thunder's win over the Pelicans in Game 1 of their Western Conference playoff series in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, on Sunday.
BASKETBALL / NBA
Apr 22, 2024
Thunder hold off Pelicans in Game 1 thriller
The Thunder earned a thrilling 94-92 victory in their playoff opener.
Shaquille O'Neal (left) of the Orlando Magic faces John Williams of the Cleveland Cavaliers in Cleveland, Ohio, in December 1994. Magic are set to retire O'Neal's No. 32 jersey after a game on Tuesday.
BASKETBALL / NBA
Feb 13, 2024
Magic to battle Thunder, then retire O'Neal's No. 32
Paolo Banchero is taking steps to become the latest superstar for the team.
Japan Times
BASKETBALL / NBA
Apr 13, 2023
Bulls and Thunder win NBA play-in matchups
Zach LaVine inspired a rally as the Chicago Bulls eliminated the Toronto Raptors from the NBA play-in tournament Wednesday, while rising Australian star Josh Giddey helped the Oklahoma City Thunder end the New Orleans Pelicans' season.
Japan Times
BASKETBALL / NBA
Jun 24, 2022
Magic conjure up surprise by taking Paolo Banchero with No.1 pick in NBA Draft
Paolo Banchero was the surprise top pick at the NBA Draft on Thursday as the Orlando Magic confounded expectations by swooping for the towering teenager from Duke.
Japan Times
BASKETBALL / NBA
Dec 3, 2021
Grizzlies set NBA record with 73-point win over Thunder
The previous NBA record for largest margin of victory was 68, by Cleveland over Miami, on Dec. 17, 1991.
Japan Times
BASKETBALL
Oct 19, 2018
Thunder Girls dancer Kei Hirata imparts cheerleading knowledge to Akita students
Before the Oklahoma City Thunder opened their 2018-19 NBA season, cheerleader Kei Hirata returned to Japan for a short vacation. The trip, of course, gave her a chance to visit family and friends.
Japan Times
BASKETBALL / NBA
Aug 14, 2018
Thunder superstar Russell Westbrook delivers inspiration in Tokyo visit
Russell Westbrook brought smiles to enthusiastic fans' faces on a festive Tuesday morning in Tokyo.
Japan Times
BASKETBALL / NBA / HOOP SCOOP
Aug 11, 2018
Kei Hirata earns second shot with Thunder Girls
Passion is something that younger and older generations can both detect immediately.
BASKETBALL / NBA
Aug 7, 2018
Seattle to host first NBA game since Sonics left a decade ago
Seattle will host its first NBA game since the Seattle SuperSonics left town after the 2007-08 season and moved to Oklahoma City, the Golden State Warriors announced on Monday when they released their full preseason schedule.
Japan Times
BASKETBALL / NBA
May 7, 2018
Saitama housewife catches NBA's eye with cute illustrations of Oklahoma City Thunder players
Sometimes nonverbal means of communication can connect you to the world.
Japan Times
BASKETBALL / NBA
May 27, 2017
Kanter lashes out over Turkish arrest warrant
Enes Kanter, the Turkish NBA star whose home country has revoked his passport, on Friday expressed disdain on social media at reports that Turkey's government had issued a warrant for his arrest.
Japan Times
WORLD
Nov 16, 2016
Flights halted, search on after Southwest worker is gunned down at Oklahoma airport
A Southwest Airlines employee was fatally shot at Oklahoma City's main airport on Tuesday, prompting authorities to halt flights and impose a shelter in place order to allow police to search for a suspect.
Japan Times
BASKETBALL / NBA / NBA REPORT
Jun 7, 2016
Could Durant join forces with LeBron on Cavaliers?
The NBA Finals still is the big story in basketball, and it will be for the next week or so no matter the conclusion.
Japan Times
BASKETBALL / NBA / NBA REPORT
Nov 10, 2015
Pressure on Donovan from outset in Oklahoma City
Billy Donovan qualifies as the luckiest, unluckiest rookie coach in the NBA. He also, by the way, has to save a franchise.
Japan Times
WORLD
May 7, 2015
Airport evacuated as twisters hit near Oklahoma City, severe storms roll across Great Plains
A series of tornadoes, including a major twister, touched down southwest of Oklahoma City on Wednesday as a storm system brought severe weather to several Great Plains states, officials said.
BASKETBALL / NBA / MAN ABOUT SPORTS
May 27, 2014
Playoffs filled with great action, interesting story lines
Cue DJ-style NBA public address announcer: In for-r-r Sa-a-a-a-m Smith this-s-s week, M-A-A-A-A-S!
BASKETBALL / NBA / NBA REPORT
Feb 6, 2013
Harden the loser in trade from OKC
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