The 2020 NBA champion, if one is crowned, will have emerged as the ultimate winner from a season that lasted more than a full year from start to finish. A season that saw political unrest between the NBA and China, the deaths of David Stern and Kobe Bryant,racial issues across the nation and…
OKLAHOMA CITY — The Oklahoma City Thunder announced the schedule for its eight seeding games to restart the 2019-20 season at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida today.
The NBA’s Board of Governors has approved a 22-team format for restarting the league season in late July at the Disney campus near Orlando, Florida, another major step toward getting teams back onto the court and playing games again.
The NBA has told the National Basketball Players Association that it will present a 22-team plan for restarting the season to the league’s board of governors on Thursday, a person with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press.
BETHANY — Whether it was the fact the two teams played a year ago with a state berth on the line, or the fact Hilldale had a year’s exposure to playing in the tournament, the Lady Hornets came out loose in Thursday’s Class 4A quarterfinal game at Southern Nazarene University’s Sawyer Center.
Chris Paul, Thunder point guard and all-around good guy, spoke to local media Wednesday afternoon via teleconference and, because he’s thoughtful, said many interesting things.
MIAMI (AP) — The NBA has suspended its season “until further notice" after a Utah Jazz player tested positive Wednesday for the coronavirus, a move that came only hours after the majority of the league's owners were leaning toward playing games without fans in arenas.
OKLAHOMA CITY — The faces were familiar. The memories shared were special. Phoenix Suns head coach Monty Williams’ thoughts of Billy Donovan are still meaningful to him three years after leaving Oklahoma City following the tragic loss of his wife Ingrid.
OKLAHOMA CITY — In a game they scored 115 points, the Thunder scored just 21 in the fourth quarter, repeating some of the failures that had led to four late losses five games into the season.
TULSA — Dallas’ two best players, Luka Doncic and Kristaps Porzingis, were both being rested by coach Rick Carlisle, surely making it easier for Oklahoma City to gain its 119-104 preseason opening victory inside BOK Center Tuesday night.
Those fawning over Russell Westbrook’s time in Oklahoma City, apoplectic that cheering for him now means rooting for a different uniform and it’s all unimaginably horrible are wrong.
Russell Westbrook and James Harden are together again, and Chris Paul is leaving Houston to make that reunion happen.
Damian Lillard hit a 37-footer over a lunging Paul George just after midnight, Oklahoma time, and the Thunder’s offseason of discontent officially began.
OKLAHOMA CITY — Be it a strength or a weakness, called for or not, Oklahoma City Thunder coach Billy Donovan will almost always find something positive to emphasize.
OKLAHOMA CITY — The series between the Thunder and Trail Blazers — which includes at least one more game, beginning at 9:30 tonight, inside Moda Center — is playing out on different levels.
OKLAHOMA CITY — Former Norman Transcript sports editor and longtime Oklahoman sports columnist Berry Tramel has been a personality in the state for some time.
OKLAHOMA CITY — Oklahoma City center Steven Adams said the difference between winning and losing to Portland may be imperceptible to most watching.
OKLAHOMA CITY — The best hope Thunder Nation has as it ponders Game 3, an absolute must-win as the Oklahoma City-Portland series moves into Chesapeake Energy Arena for at least two more tussles, is its ability to believe in Paul George.
Even though they would eventually shed the final year of Carmelo Anthony’s contract, turning it into the acquisition of Dennis Schroder, the Thunder knew the signing of Paul George to a max contract last offseason meant they’d be paying a whole lot of money in salary and the luxury tax.
DENTON, Texas — Last fall, Seth Littrell’s name surfaced in head coach openings at Kansas State and Texas Tech, where the Muskogee native was running backs coach between 2005 and 2008.
OKLAHOMA CITY — On the day Nick Collison’s No. 4 was raised to the Chesapeake Energy Arena rafters, marking 14 selfless seasons with the franchise that became the Oklahoma City Thunder, the sentence he uttered in which his voice first cracked was this:
Because basketball-reference.com exists, we can quickly diagnose the apparent contradiction between the professional numbers attached to Nick Collison’s name and the ceremony planned in his honor this evening.
OKLAHOMA CITY — Because Paul George made a corner 3 with about four minutes remaining that made them believe, Thunder fans did not depart early.
An offensive foul was called away from he ball with 3:09 remaining in the third quarter when Oklahoma City point guard Russell Westbrook stepped a couple feet outside the boundaries of the court in Denver Tuesday night. That's when a very young fan, standing up from his seat, used his left hand to poke Westbrook’s right arm.
OKLAHOMA CITY — Surrounded by reporters, a larger than usual throng there to see him for the first time or simply starved for post All-Star break access, Markieff Morris smiled.
There were a couple of great and seemingly impossible statistics coming out of the Thunder’s 123-114 victory over Portland Tuesday.
This Week's Circulars
89, Dairy Farmer, passed Tuesday, 07/01/2020. Service Info: 2PM, Tuesday, 07/07/2020 at Chandler Road Church of Christ. Cornerstone Funeral Home & Crematory
80, Retired Accountant at Roy D. Jenkins & Associates, passed Monday, 06/29/2020. Service Info: 11AM, Tuesday, 07/07/2020 at Eastern Heights Baptist Church. Cornerstone Funeral Home & Crematory
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