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Shai Gilgeous-Alexander out for foreseeable future with plantar fasciitis

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander made the Thunder’s mid-day injury report for Wednesday’s match against the Memphis Grizzlies — but this time, Shai will not be out for maintenance purposes. Shai has missed two of the last six contests for the Thunder entering today, under listings of shoulder and a quad contusion, however; the 22-year-old recent diagnosis ofContinue reading “Shai Gilgeous-Alexander out for foreseeable future with plantar fasciitis”

Oklahoma City Thunder midseason awards: who snags MVP, MIP, and more

With a bumpy All-Star weekend coming to a close Sunday, the league now eagerly looks on to the second-half of the season — commencing this Wednesday. But before we jolt back to jam-packed schedules and trading rumors, let’s reflect back on the Thunder’s team award winners from the first half of play. Coach of theContinue reading “Oklahoma City Thunder midseason awards: who snags MVP, MIP, and more”

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander snubbed from All-Star Game, snaps 11-year streak of Thunder appearances

After the All-Star starting line-up was announced last Thursday, all fans could do was wait and speculate to see if their favorite players would suit up as a reserve on March 7. After much anticipation, Shams Charnaria of The Athletic announced on Tuesday both conferences respective bench squads. To the dismay of every Thunder fan,Continue reading “Shai Gilgeous-Alexander snubbed from All-Star Game, snaps 11-year streak of Thunder appearances”

Thunder narrowly defeat Timberwolves 120-118, despite historic first half

The Oklahoma City Thunder strolled in Saturday with vengeance on their minds after falling inches shy from victory against the Timberwolves on Friday night. For the Thunder, they entered the night with much needed reinforcements with the highly anticipated returns of Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and Luguentz Dort, after they missed time in the team’s last twoContinue reading “Thunder narrowly defeat Timberwolves 120-118, despite historic first half”

Thunder outshined by KD-less Nets 147-125 despite Theo Maledon’s record-setting performance

Without leading scorer Kevin Durant, the Brooklyn Nets (13-8) were able to outshine the Oklahoma City Thunder (8-10) 147-125 in the Chesapeake Energy Arena. This win for Brooklyn extended their winning steak to four, while pushing themselves up to second in the Eastern Conference. For Oklahoma City, this loss moved them into a two-way tieContinue reading “Thunder outshined by KD-less Nets 147-125 despite Theo Maledon’s record-setting performance”

Thunder burn Suns 102-97 in Chris Paul’s reunion

Chris Paul’s departure from the Oklahoma City Thunder over the offseason set the dominos in place for a complete rebuild for the 2020-21 season. For Paul and his newfound teammates with the Phoenix Suns, they have playoff aspirations right in front of their minds. The Suns game against the Thunder was supposed to put themContinue reading “Thunder burn Suns 102-97 in Chris Paul’s reunion”

The Thunder pushed out one of the youngest starting lineups of all time on Monday— and it could not have gone any better.

The Oklahoma City Thunder faced lineup discrepancies when shooting-guard George Hill was ruled out just hours before Monday’s contest vs. the Blazers, due to an apparent thumb injury. This left Mark Daigneualt with a decision to make in patching up the open starting spot. Daigneualt could’ve given the starting nod to Hamidou Diallo, who hasContinue reading “The Thunder pushed out one of the youngest starting lineups of all time on Monday— and it could not have gone any better.”

Teamwork rules supreme, as Thunder fend off Blazers 125-122

The Oklahoma City Thunder and Portland Trail Blazers both entered Monday’s contest with multiple gashes to fill in the rotation. Thunder center Al Horford (away from team) and shooting-guard George (7-9) were able to fend off the Portland Trail Blazers (9-7) 125-122 on Monday night. Oklahoma City had to make some tinkering amongst the startingContinue reading “Teamwork rules supreme, as Thunder fend off Blazers 125-122”

Thunder fall to Clippers 108-100 in hard fought contest

The Oklahoma City Thunder lost their second game of their two-series set with the Los Angeles Clippers on Sunday 108-100. For the Thunder, their 6-9 record puts them in their worst win percentage (.400) since December 31st when they were 1-3 (.33). The Clippers reclaimed their prized number one spot in the conference, elevating themselvesContinue reading “Thunder fall to Clippers 108-100 in hard fought contest”

Thunder stumble to Clippers 120-106

Photo Credits: Coby Van Loan/OKC Thunder Entering their second game of a five-game road stand, the Oklahoma City Thunder stumbled to the Los Angeles Clippers 120-106. For the Thunder, this loss pushed them to 6-8 while also handing them their fourth loss in their past five games. As for the Clippers, this decisive victory gameContinue reading “Thunder stumble to Clippers 120-106”