Tag: Russell Westbrook

Oklahoma City Thunder | August 31, 2020

Thunder Forces Game 7 with Dramatic Win Over Rockets

The Oklahoma City Thunder rose to the occasion in Game 6 against the Houston Rockets, and after taking a 2-point lead into the fourth quarter, the Thunder trailed the Rockets 98-92 with just 4:19 left in the game. It was all OKC the rest of the way, though, as back-to-back threes from Chris Paul helped spark a 12-2 Thunder run to finish out the game, giving OKC the 104-100 victory.

Oklahoma City Thunder | August 31, 2020

OKC Thunder | Round 1, Game 6 Preview: Houston Rockets

The Oklahoma City Thunder dug themselves a hole in the third quarter of Game 5 against the Houston Rockets, and once Dennis Schröder was ejected alongside Houston’s P.J. Tucker, there was no way they were going to dig themselves out. Now OKC is facing elimination in Game 6.

Oklahoma City Thunder | August 29, 2020

OKC Thunder | Round 1, Game 5 Preview: Houston Rockets

A lot has happened since Wednesday, the original date for Game 5 of the First Round matchup between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Houston Rockets. The NBA teams still remaining in the Bubble opted to sit out of their scheduled games in response to Jacob Blake being shot in the back seven times by a police officer in Wisconsin.

Oklahoma City Thunder | August 26, 2020

OKC Thunder | Round 1, Game 5 Preview: Houston Rockets

Russell Westbrook remains sidelined for Game 5 with an injured right quad, and with the series all tied up, this could very well be the most important game played so far. According to NBA Playoff history, when a series is tied at 2-2, the winner of Game 5 goes on to win the series 82.2% (171 of 208 series) of the time. The numbers are a little closer if you look at the last 2 seasons, with the Game 5 winner of a series tied at 2-2 going on to win the series 7 of 10 times.

Oklahoma City Thunder | August 24, 2020

OKC Thunder | Round 1, Game 4 Preview: Houston Rockets

The Oklahoma City Thunder managed to pull out a 119-107 decision in overtime against the Houston Rockets in Game 3 on Saturday evening, but they cannot spend any time celebrating. The Thunder still trails the Rockets 1-2 in the series, and while they did make some improvements in Game 3, there are still plenty of adjustments to be made.

Oklahoma City Thunder | August 22, 2020

OKC Thunder | Round 1, Game 3 Preview: Houston Rockets

The Oklahoma City Thunder has dug an 0-2 hole in the series, and Game 3 is essentially a must win. If the Thunder wants to have any chance at coming back to win the series, their adjustments for Game 3 are going to be the key.

Oklahoma City Thunder | August 20, 2020

OKC Thunder | Round 1, Game 2 Preview: Houston Rockets

The Oklahoma City Thunder got off to a rough start in Game 1 of the first round of the Western Conference Playoffs against the Houston Rockets on Tuesday. The Rockets came out unloading from downtown while the Thunder tried playing a different brand of basketball than they had all season long.

Oklahoma City Thunder | February 19, 2020

OKC Thunder | Expectations Met, Expectations Raised

At 33-22 on the season the Oklahoma City eclipsed its 2019-20 win total before that All-Star break. I’m pretty confident that I can say none of us saw that coming […]

Oklahoma City Thunder | February 17, 2020

Chris Paul Shows Out In The NBA All-Star Game

Heading into the 2019-2020 season, the Oklahoma City Thunder had ten straight seasons with an All-Star on the roster. Before this season began, it looked as if the streak would […]