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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”

Thunder end the year “on a high note”, crunching the Clippers 117-112 in season-finale

Headed into Sunday, there appeared to be some level of clarity in terms of where both squads stood leading into play. Los Angeles was expected to roll out their full-fledged lineup for a playoff confidence booster while Oklahoma City was looked upon to put the cherry on top of their lottery aspirations through gutting theirContinue reading “Thunder end the year “on a high note”, crunching the Clippers 117-112 in season-finale”

Thunder tuned by Jazz 109-93

With Oklahoma City missing key pieces in guards Lu Dort (calf) and Ty Jerome (ankle) while Utah lost services of All-Star Donovan Mitchell (ankle), Friday’s contest set the stage for a battle of the benches. In the end, the Thunder fell short, falling to the Jazz 109-93. Oklahoma City’s top-three lottery aspirations prevailed with theContinue reading “Thunder tuned by Jazz 109-93”

Thunder strike out in baseball set, sliding to Kings 122-106

With Ty Jerome, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, and Theo Maledon absent from the lineup, Oklahoma City entered Tuesday’s baseball set-closer wielding no true point-guard. For the Thunder, their deficiency at the one was subsided early, but after 48 minutes — they were bounced 122-106. Oklahoma City fans rallying for a tank job whirled through a pool of emotionsContinue reading “Thunder strike out in baseball set, sliding to Kings 122-106”

Thunder falter to battle-scarred Kings 126-98

With Sacramento hitting the court absent of De’Aaron Fox, Tyrese Haliburton, Harrison Barnes, and Buddy Hield — Oklahoma City entered the Golden 1 Center with their heads up high, only missing Lu Dort. Even with the Kings’ misfortune, the Thunder could not get the job done Sunday night, faltering to the Kings 126-98. Oklahoma CityContinue reading “Thunder falter to battle-scarred Kings 126-98”

Thunder diced by Warriors 136-97 as Steph Curry posts 49

With Thursday’s leading scorer Ty Jerome out, Oklahoma City entered their baseball set-closer against Golden State shorthanded. The Thunder gutted out a valiant effort, but they simply could not handle the firepower, collapsing 136-97. Oklahoma City reclaimed their fourth-best lottery odd status in the loss with a 21-47 record. Golden State pivoted to the eight-seedContinue reading “Thunder diced by Warriors 136-97 as Steph Curry posts 49”