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Thunder blasted by Rockets 124-91

The Oklahoma City Thunder and the Houston Rockets are intertwined in a decade-long rivalry. From the infamous James Harden trade of 2012, the Russell Westbrook injury in 2013, numerous playoff encounters, and now a budding conflict as rebuilding franchises — they are joined at the hip. Friday’s contest sparked more contrasts than comparisons, however, asContinue reading “Thunder blasted by Rockets 124-91”

Thunder strike sour note, fall to Jazz 107-86 in season-opener

Four draft selections, seven new faces, a new year ahead, and a new arena — the Oklahoma City Thunder strutted into Wednesday’s season opener with a facelift. The new-look Thunder faced a learning curve in their opener, faltering to the Utah Jazz 107-86. The loss for the Thunder marks their first of the season asContinue reading “Thunder strike sour note, fall to Jazz 107-86 in season-opener”

Thunder squander in late stages, fall to Nuggets 113-107

With the preseason coming to a close, both the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Denver Nuggets cleared house as starters in Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Lu Dort, Darius Bazley, and Derrick Favors missed check-in for the Thunder-side while Nikola Jokic, Michael Porter Jr., and Monte Morris had been absent from Thursday’s contest. Despite Denver’s narrow rotation, theirContinue reading “Thunder squander in late stages, fall to Nuggets 113-107”

Thunder down Nuggets 108-99, steal first win of the preseason

With the Oklahoma City Thunder instating Derrick Favors into the depth chart, the Thunder dismantled the Denver Nuggets 108-99. For the Thunder, their victory marks the first win in their preseason tribulation, now sitting at 1-2. In the case of the Nuggets, their strikeout to the Thunder fended them from a win, currently winless atContinue reading “Thunder down Nuggets 108-99, steal first win of the preseason”

Thunder trampled by Bucks 130-110

With the Oklahoma City Thunder making their lone national television appearance of the season, the Thunder failed to surmount to the limelight, falling 130-110. For the Thunder, the loss kept them blank in the win column, now down 0-2 thus far. In the case of the Bucks, they notched their first preseason victory after beingContinue reading “Thunder trampled by Bucks 130-110”

Thunder stung by Hornets 113-97 in preseason opener

With six departures and ten new faces on roster, the Thunder entered preseason play with a flurry of questions — they came back with little answers. The Oklahoma City Thunder slid to the Charlotte Hornets 113-97 on Monday. For the Thunder, the loss marks a 0-1 start their four-game preseason. On the Hornets’ side of theContinue reading “Thunder stung by Hornets 113-97 in preseason opener”

Thundersticks Episode 222: Who Will Be The Thunder’s Preseason Standout? + Thunder vs. Hornets Game Preview!

In this episode, Ben breaks down last year’s collection of training camp stars, and which three players are viable contenders for being a preseason standout. In addition to this, Ben also previews the Oklahoma City Thunder’s preseason debut versus the Charlotte Hornets, who to watch, and which storyline may spread following Monday’s contest. Original Airdate:Continue reading “Thundersticks Episode 222: Who Will Be The Thunder’s Preseason Standout? + Thunder vs. Hornets Game Preview!”

Thunder vs. Hornets game preview: What to watch in preseason debut

Photo Credits: Alonzo Adams/USA Today Sports The last time the Oklahoma City Thunder suited up, newcomers Josh Hall and Moses Brown recorded 25 and 24 points, respectively, in a lottery-shifting season-finale. Fast forward to today, Hall and Brown join a collection of six members from last year’s run now off of the team. In theirContinue reading “Thunder vs. Hornets game preview: What to watch in preseason debut”

Who will be the Thunder’s next preseason standout?

With preseason play opening on Monday, basketball season is back. But before the regular season, the Thunder will embark on a four-game preseason from October 4 – October 14. For most fans, watching the progression of fourth-year star Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, or seeing the first moments of rookies Josh Giddey or Tre Mann will be atopContinue reading “Who will be the Thunder’s next preseason standout?”

Thunder training camp notebook: Injury report, college connection, Daigneault dishes out delights

After a day of settling in, the Oklahoma City Thunder were in full swing for day two of training camp. Day two shed light on a much more intensive, action-packed practice than the first — making for an impressive outing of workouts. Here are the top moments from day two: Injury Update Oklahoma City’s injuryContinue reading “Thunder training camp notebook: Injury report, college connection, Daigneault dishes out delights”