Oklahoma City Thunder

part of post-surgery protocol
6:15 pm
Thu March 20, 2014

Thunder Star Westbrook Will Sit Out Tonight's Game

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Oklahoma City All-Star point guard Russell Westbrook will sit out tonight's game against the Cavaliers to rest his right knee.

Westbrook had surgery earlier this season, and the team is being careful with one of its star players. Oklahoma City plays Friday night in Toronto, and coach Scott Brooks said part of Westbrook's post-surgery protocol is to occasionally sit out when the team has back-to-back games.

Reggie Jackson will start at point for Westbrook, who averages 21.4 points and 7.2 rebounds. Jackson will make his 32nd start this season.

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OKC Thunder
6:13 pm
Mon January 20, 2014

Kevin Durant Flying High

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Kevin Durant is putting up points like never before, and that's quite an accomplishment for a three-time NBA scoring champion.

The 6-foot-9 forward couldn't have picked a better time to raise his level of play for the Oklahoma City Thunder. In 13 games since All-Star point guard Russell Westbrook was sidelined after surgery on his right knee, Durant has averaged 35.8 points.

Durant scored a career-high 54 points in a 127-121 win over Golden State last Friday, a performance that brought "MVP!" chants from the crowd.

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Sponsored By The Oklahoma City Thunder
4:59 pm
Mon January 6, 2014

Black History Heroes Challenge Contest

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The Oklahoma City Thunder is launching its sixth annual Black History Heroes Challenge.

The contest, which commemorates Black History Month, will remain open through Feb. 7.

Students throughout Oklahoma in kindergarten through 12th grade can enter the contest by submitting an essay or visual arts piece portraying an outstanding individual in black history or an African-American who has impacted their life. Entrants are encouraged to employ creativity in their entries, including photography, music, video, art or writing.

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Led The Thunder To Three Wins
6:13 pm
Mon December 30, 2013

Kevin Durant Is Player Of The Week

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Oklahoma City's Kevin Durant has been named the NBA Western Conference Player of the Week.

The announcement was made Monday after Durant led the Thunder to three wins by averaging 32 points, 10.7 rebounds and 5.7 assists per game.

Durant scored 29 points in a win over New York, 34 in a win over Charlotte and 33 in a win over Houston.

Miami's Chris Bosh was named the Eastern Conference Player of the Week.

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Sports
3:14 pm
Fri December 27, 2013

Thunder's Westbrook Out Until After All-Star Break

Oklahoma City Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook.
Credit Keith Allison / Flickr

Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook has undergone arthroscopic knee surgery and won't return until after the All-Star break.

General manager Sam Presti says in a statement Friday that Westbrook has been playing pain free, but "recently had experienced increased swelling" in his right knee.

Presti says the team consulted with a surgeon in Los Angeles and an MRI determined there was "an area of concern that had not previously existed."

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Hit A Half-Court Shot At Thunder Game
6:15 pm
Tue December 10, 2013

College Basketball Player Can Keep The $20,000

Cameron Rodriguez
Credit Southwestern College, KS Athletics

A college basketball player who won $20,000 by hitting a half-court shot during an Oklahoma City Thunder game can keep the money.

The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics announced Tuesday that Cameron Rodriguez could keep his winnings for use as a scholarship. Rodriguez is a sophomore forward for the Southwestern College basketball team in Winfield, Kan.

He nailed the half-court shot Nov. 18 during the Thunder's home game against the Denver Nuggets.

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OKC Thunder
9:45 am
Thu November 28, 2013

OKC Thunder Fan Wins, Could Lose Spot On Kansas Team

Cameron Rodriguez
Credit Southwestern College, KS Athletics

An Oklahoma City Thunder fan who hit a half-court shot for $20,000 may not be able to keep both the money and his eligibility to compete in college sports.

Cameron Rodriguez, a sophomore forward for the Southwestern College Moundbuilders basketball team, sank the promotional shot Nov. 18 during the Thunder's home game against the Denver Nuggets. The 23-year-old is from Elk City, Okla.

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OKC Thunder
9:57 am
Fri November 22, 2013

OKC Thunder Fans Scoring Cash From Half Court Shots

Credit Elizabeth Gwartney

The fans who go see Kevin Durant and the Oklahoma City Thunder are pretty good shooters, too.

For the second straight game, and the fifth time during the 2013 calendar year, a Thunder fan hit a half-court heave to win $20,000 during a second-quarter promotion sponsored by MidFirst Bank.

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OKC Thunder
10:10 am
Thu November 14, 2013

Clippers Beat Thunder 111-103 After Scuffle

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Blake Griffin had 22 points and 12 rebounds after being involved in a first-half scuffle that resulted in two ejections, sparking the Los Angeles Clippers to a 111-103 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Wednesday night.

Serge Ibaka of the Thunder and Matt Barnes of the Clippers were ejected, and Griffin received a technical foul for his part in the altercation with 6 seconds left in the second quarter.

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Will Miss 4-6 Weeks of NBA Season
6:14 pm
Tue October 1, 2013

OKC Thunder Will Have To Do Without Westbrook

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Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook will miss the first 4-6 weeks of the NBA season after undergoing arthroscopic surgery on his right knee Tuesday.

General Manager Sam Presti said Westbrook had knee swelling that would not subside, and the procedure was intended to solve the problem once and for all. He said doctors found that the source of swelling was due to a loose stitch and Westbrook's meniscus has healed properly.

The team said the procedure was successful.

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