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Feb 20

Winners and losers from NBA All-Star Weekend

By Erik Horne Staff Writer ehorne@oklahoman.comLOS ANGELES — The 67th NBA All-Star Game was one with a different look and feel of previous seasons.
Fans were at media day.Read more on NewsOK.com

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Feb 20

Steven Adams says yes to prom proposal … three years too late

By Jeff PattersonForgive Steven Adams. For he is a busy man.The Oklahoma City Thunder center responded to a fan’s law-school prom proposal (they do that?) three years too late Monday, setting off some funny social-media interactions.Hey @RealStevenAdam…

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Feb 19

Power Lunch: Chat live with OKC Thunder writer Brett Dawson

Now that the All Star break is here, what are you looking forward to in the “second half” of the the Thunder’s season?Read more on NewsOK.com

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Feb 19

NBA All-Star Game: Westbrook comes up big, collaborates with Durant for Team LeBron win

By Erik Horne Staff Writer ehorne@oklahoman.comLOS ANGELES — Russell Westbrook was out on the Staples Center court early, first shooting with Kemba Walker before working his way to the other end of the court to shoot alone.
He wasn’t alone for long.Rea…

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Feb 19

NBA All-Star Game journal: Paul George gets going after sluggish Saturday

By Erik Horne Staff Writer ehorne@oklahoman.comPaul George put up an ugly performance in the Three-Point Contest on Saturday with just nine points and a last-place finish.Read more on NewsOK.com

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Feb 19

Kevin Durant takes blame for creating “a thing” between Russell Westbrook and himself

Speaking at a media session ahead of Sunday’s NBA All-Star Game, for which he and Westbrook are teammates on a squad drafted by LeBron James, Durant told reporters, “I just got out of my own head, and got out of my own way, and stopped thinking it was even a thing.”

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Feb 18

Russell Westbrook is the straw stirring the Thunder’s rivalries

By Erik Horne Staff Writer ehorne@oklahoman.comLOS ANGELES — It started with a wave, seemingly a blip on the radar of nearly a decade of Thunder dominance over a twice-a-year passerby Eastern Conference opponent.
Mistake.Read more on NewsOK.com

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Feb 18

Paul George, Russell Westbrook laugh off George’s last-place finish in Three-Point Contest

By Erik HorneLOS ANGELES – Russell Westbrook laughed and was the first one up on the sideline showing support after Paul George bowed out of the Three-Point Contest in the first round on Saturday.Wearing the Thunder’s “City” alternate gray uniform, Geo…

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Feb 18

NBA All-Star journal: PG maps out free agency wishes; so does Westbrook

By Erik Horne Staff Writer ehorne@oklahoman.comLOS ANGELES — Russell Westbrook was in the middle of answering a question about his motto of “Why Not?,” when the chants started.
This year’s All-Star player media session is the first time fans were allow…

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Feb 18

NBA All-Star: Paul George answers questions about his future … and so does Russell Westbrook

By Erik HorneLOS ANGELES – Russell Westbrook was in the middle of answering a question about his motto of “Why Not?,” when the chants started.This year’s All-Star player media session is the first time fans were allowed to sit in.Read more on NewsOK.com

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Feb 17

‘Lotta love?’ Thunder-Warriors dynamic takes dramatic turn

By Brett Dawson Staff Writer bdawson@oklahoman.comIt’s right there in print. We checked.
In our first-ever rivalry rankings in 2014, The Oklahoman rated Golden State seventh among the Thunder’s nine biggest rivals.Read more on NewsOK.com

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Feb 17

The Thunder’s top rivalries, by the numbers

By Brett Dawson, Staff Writer, bdawson@oklahoman.com1: Win for the Thunder against the Rockets in the franchise’s first two seasons. OKC went a combined 1-6 against Houston in those yeaRead more on NewsOK.com

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Feb 17

Why Buddy Hield is in a better place this All-Star break

By Erik Horne Staff Writer ehorne@oklahoman.comThe clock crept toward the end of the first quarter and unbeknown to the crowd assembled on a weekday in California, it was time for the Buddy Hield Show.
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Feb 17

Ranking the Thunder’s biggest NBA rivals

By Brett Dawson, Staff Writer, bdawson@oklahoman.comA lot can change in four years. In politics, at the Olympics or the World Cup, there can be seismic shifts in less than half a decade.
The same is true, it turns out, of basketball rivalries.
In 2014,…

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Feb 17

Thunder leading the pack in player-referee friction

By Berry Tramel Columnist btramel@oklahoman.comAbout once a month, an NBA referee loses his cool. Courtney Kirkland will butt heads with Shaun Livingston, or Tony Brothers will talk smack back at player complaints, or Kenny Mauer will interject himself…

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Feb 17

NBA All-Star journal: Buddy Hield accepts the Skills Challenge despite 3-point specialty

By Erik Horne Staff Writer ehorne@oklahoman.comBuddy Hield has been one of the best 3-point shooters in the NBA this season. So, how did he end up in the Skills Challenge on Saturday?
Even Hield, shooting 42.5 percent from 3-point range this season, wa…

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Feb 16

Power Lunch: Chat live with columnist Jenni Carlson

Join columnist Jenni Carlson at 11 a.m. to talk sports in Oklahoma. Read more on NewsOK.com

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Feb 16

Tyronn Lue & Rayford Young go way back

By Berry TramelTyronn Lue came through town this week as head coach of the Cleveland Cavaliers. He’s been in these parts before, of course.Read more on NewsOK.com

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Feb 15

Thunder journal: Paul George enters Three-Point Contest on fire

By Erik Horne Staff Writer ehorne@oklahoman.comPaul George took his spot in the right corner of FedEx Forum and easily flicked 3-point shot after 3-point shot.Read more on NewsOK.com

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Feb 15

Steven Adams’ offensive impact cannot be ignored

By Erik Horne Staff Writer ehorne@oklahoman.comMEMPHIS, TENN. — Steven Adams had to fix his hair before checking in at 8:24 in the fourth quarter, and a Memphis Grizzlies fan had to let him know about it in the nicest of ways.
“Aww, you’re so pretty.Re…

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