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Thunder Downed By Heat 118-90

The Oklahoma City Thunder (2-4) were downed by the Miami Heat (3-3) on Monday in comfortable fashion 118-90. For the Thunder, this game dropped them into a five-way for last in the Western Conference, while the Miami Heat stepped up to an even 3-3 record. The first quarter of the game was headlined by aContinue reading “Thunder Downed By Heat 118-90”

Thunder Bite Back at Magic 108-99 In Second Meeting

The Thunder and Magic had faced off just four days prior to Saturday’s duel, with the Magic handily defeating the Thunder 118-107 on Tuesday. The circumstances in that game were much different to ones we saw on Saturday, Thunder big Al Horford and guard George Hill sat in the first meeting but were in fullContinue reading “Thunder Bite Back at Magic 108-99 In Second Meeting”

Thunder Drop The Ball to Pelicans 80-113 in Adams’ Return

Coming off two defeats in the Thunder’s back-to-back set on Monday and Tuesday, the Thunder were determined to take down the New Orleans Pelicasns in Thursday’s match up. This game saw a familiar face return to the ‘Peake, as Steven Adams made his return to Oklahoma City after being traded to the Pelicans over theContinue reading “Thunder Drop The Ball to Pelicans 80-113 in Adams’ Return”

Thunder Fall Victim to Magic in 107-118 Loss

Entering the second game of a back-to-back the Thunder (1-2) fell to the Orlando Magic (4-0) 107-118. The Thunder were left without starters Al Horford (rest) and George Hill (neck) in the game. The replacement starting lineup included forwards Justin Jackson and Isaiah Roby filling out the four and five. The Thunder kept things tightContinue reading “Thunder Fall Victim to Magic in 107-118 Loss”

Thunder Just Short Of Victory, Falling to Jazz 109-110

Coming off of Saturday’s triumph over the Charlotte Hornets, the Oklahoma City Thunder sat a top the Western Conference, being the only perfect team at 1-0. These ambitions of staying at the top of the standings are no more as the Thunder fell just short of victory, falling to the Jazz 109-110. From the jumpContinue reading “Thunder Just Short Of Victory, Falling to Jazz 109-110”

Thunder Squeak By Hornets 109-107 in Nail-Biting Season Opener.

With the Thunder only retaining six of their players from last years playoff squad, many raised the question if this new-look Thunder team would be able to compete. The Thunder shot these doubters down as they were able to squeak by the Hornets 109-107. This game was a tale of two different halves. In theContinue reading “Thunder Squeak By Hornets 109-107 in Nail-Biting Season Opener.”

Preseason Takeaways: Are the OKC Starters the Real Deal?

Going into the preseason, the expectation for the Oklahoma City Thunder starters were really up in air. Would SGA be able to take the next step and be our PG of the future, could Dort elevate things on offense, how would Bazley adapt to becoming the starting PF, and would Al Horford even be ableContinue reading “Preseason Takeaways: Are the OKC Starters the Real Deal?”

Thunder Cough Up Major Lead, Let Bulls Sneak By 105-103.

In Friday’s duel vs. the Chicago Bulls, both teams were given an opportunity for adjustments, They had faced off just two days ago on Wednesday, in which the Bulls handled the Thunder 124-103. Friday’s game started off eerily similar to their first game as the first quarter started off with a back-and-forth duel. This timeContinue reading “Thunder Cough Up Major Lead, Let Bulls Sneak By 105-103.”

Thunder Fall to Bulls 124-103 in Donovan, Cheeks, Return Game.

The Oklahoma City Thunder expected to see some familiar faces returning to town entering Wednesday’s game vs. the Chicago Bulls, as Former Thunder Head Coach Billy Donovan and Assistant Maurice Cheeks signed contracts with the Bulls over the offseason after spending their past five seasons with the Thunder. In their return the Bulls topped theContinue reading “Thunder Fall to Bulls 124-103 in Donovan, Cheeks, Return Game.”

Thunder Rally Behind Maledon, others, Defeating the Spurs 121-108 in Preseason Opener

Without eight Thunder players making the trip out to San Antonio, including three of the teams projected starters (Dort, Bazley, Horford) the Thunder still were able to defeat the Spurs 121-108. The game was controlled by the Thunder the whole way through, taking the lead with 5:01 in the 1st quarter and never looked back.Continue reading “Thunder Rally Behind Maledon, others, Defeating the Spurs 121-108 in Preseason Opener”