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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”

Thunder post Summer League-high, cauterize Spurs 116-91

Without the services of Josh Giddey (ankle) and Tre Mann (personal) for their fourth and third respective contests, the Oklahoma City Thunder obliterated the San Antonio Spurs 116-91 in their Summer League finale. For the Thunder, the victory provided zero future implications past a now 2-3 record, but a lot to be happy about movingContinue reading “Thunder post Summer League-high, cauterize Spurs 116-91”

Thunder exenterated by Pacers 95-61

With Tre Mann (personal) and Josh Giddey (ankle) out for their second and third consecutive games respectively, the Oklahoma City Thunder failed to make their mark — slipping to the Indiana Pacers 95-61. For Oklahoma City, this marks their third-consecutive loss in Las Vegas and locks in a sub-five-hundred record, now sitting at 1-3. ForContinue reading “Thunder exenterated by Pacers 95-61”

Injury-riddled Thunder spiral late, drop to Warriors 94-84

Without the services of first-round selections Josh Giddey (ankle) and Tre Mann (personal), the Oklahoma City Thunder entered their match against the Golden State Warriors as clear underdogs. Despite a valiant effort, the Thunder could not shake their title — falling to the Warriors 94-84. For Oklahoma City, the loss pits them below the five-hundredContinue reading “Injury-riddled Thunder spiral late, drop to Warriors 94-84”

Thunder sulk in clutch time, plummet to Pelicans 80-65

Without No. 6 Pick Josh Giddey (ankle), the Oklahoma City Thunder plummeted to the New Orleans Pelicans 80-65. For the Thunder, this marks the team’s first loss in Summer League play, now teetering on a 1-1 record. From the Pelicans’ perspective, their victory mounts them on a mountain of just seven teams to remain unbeatenContinue reading “Thunder sulk in clutch time, plummet to Pelicans 80-65”

Thunder spoil Cade Cunningham’s debut, oust Pistons 76-72 to open Summer League play

Headed into Sunday evening, all the lights surrounding the Oklahoma City Thunder and Detriot Pistons were centered around Cade Cunningham — the Thunder called for a blackout. The Thunder spoiled Cunningham’s debut in their Summer League opener grasping onto a 76-72 lead to remain undefeated. For the Thunder (1-0), their flawless start provides the firstContinue reading “Thunder spoil Cade Cunningham’s debut, oust Pistons 76-72 to open Summer League play”