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Durant, Thunder win 4th straight home opener

Durant, Thunder win 4th straight home opener

CNNSI.com ESPN.com Updated Nov 2, 2012
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) So far, Kevin Martin considers it an easy transition into James Harden's old role as the Oklahoma City Thunder 's top bench player.
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  • Rapid reaction: Oklahoma City beats Portland 106-92 in home ope…

    Rapid reaction: Oklahoma City beats Portland 106-92 in home opener

    newsok.com Nov 2, 2012
    By Anthony Slater — - @anthonyVslater Backed by strong performances from the stars, Oklahoma City smoked Portland 106-92 in the home opener on Friday night. Here’s some rapid reaction: It was over when… …Oklahoma City lost the season opener in he
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  • Oklahoma City-Portland pregame: Three things to watch

    Oklahoma City-Portland pregame: Three things to watch

    newsok.com Nov 2, 2012
    Oklahoma City faces Portland in the home opener Friday night / Steve Dykes-US PRESSWIRE Three OKC things to watch 1. Westbrook’s bounceback - The confident but streaky guard was off last night. No doubt about that. He went 6/21 shooting, committed six
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  • Portland gets up-close look at Harden trade

    Portland gets up-close look at Harden trade

    newsok.com Nov 2, 2012
    Portland coach and former Oklahoma standout Terry Stotts The Portland Trail Blazers will get an up-close look at the ramifications surrounding the OKC-Houston trade. After playing the Thunder at Chesapeake Energy Arena tonight at 7, the Blazers face the…
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  • How To Be A Superfan In The NBA’s Northwest Division

    How To Be A Superfan In The NBA’s Northwest Division

    dimemag.com Nov 2, 2012
    The 2012-13 NBA regular season is finally upon us. For fans, this means it’s time to re-up on your team’s merchandise. Anyone can go to the nearest sporting goods store and pick up a brand new jersey or hat, but what about the unique collectibles that
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  • Three Bold Thunder Predictions

    Three Bold Thunder Predictions

    thunderobsessed.com Nov 2, 2012
    After last night’s loss to the Spurs, I was frustrated, yet optimistic on this season. I sat up until 3am thinking and talking Thunder basketball with my followers, while researching this team. A few things came to mind and I’d like to make some Bol
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  • TNT crew speaks out on the Thunder

    TNT crew speaks out on the Thunder

    newsok.com Nov 2, 2012
      While Charles Barkley believes the Thunder is still the team to beat in the Western Conference after trading James Harden to Houston, his fellow TNT analysts aren’t so sure after watching Thursday night’s last-second 86-84 season-opening loss at S
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  • Behind the Box Score, where the San Antonio Spurs are exactly w…

    Behind the Box Score, where the San Antonio Spurs are exactly where you left them

    yahoo.com Nov 2, 2012
    San Antonio Spurs 86, Oklahoma City Thunder 84 We're all very excited about the return of actual NBA games that count, so incredibly chuffed to see Tim Duncan and Kevin Durant bounding about our TV screens, and happy that we can return to enjoying what …
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  • Spurs coach Gregg Popovich still isn’t ‘happy’ about between-qu…

    Spurs coach Gregg Popovich still isn’t ‘happy’ about between-quarter interviews (VIDEO)

    yahoo.com Nov 2, 2012
    Like most people who follow the NBA, I've got a ton of respect for David Aldridge. But when I saw the former Washington Post, ESPN and Philadelphia Inquirer scribe manning the AT&T Center's sidelines for Thursday night's matchup between the Oklahoma…
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  • The Peake is at its peak

    The Peake is at its peak

    newsok.com Nov 2, 2012
    There have been many victories the past four NBA seasons, but the most favorable score in the history of Chesapeake Energy Arena no doubt was 62-38. When city voters approved a 1-cent sales tax extension on March 4, 2008, the Seattle SuperSonics took on…
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  • Ian Thomsen: Thunder must plan future without Harden after loss…

    Ian Thomsen: Thunder must plan future without Harden after loss to Spurs

    CNNSI.com Nov 2, 2012
    Can Oklahoma City return to the NBA Finals without James Harden? The first impressions weren't promising, as Harden scored 37 to win his debut with the Rockets and the Thunder were ineffective offensively during their 86-84 loss Thursday at San Antonio.
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  • Tony Parker hits ‘a cold-blooded game-winning shot’ to push Spu…

    Tony Parker hits ‘a cold-blooded game-winning shot’ to push Spurs past Thunder (VIDEO)

    yahoo.com ESPN.com Nov 2, 2012
    With less than 30 seconds left in the fourth quarter of Thursday night's marquee (well, only) contest, a Western Conference finals rematch with the visiting Oklahoma City Thunder, San Antonio Spurs point guard Tony Parker hit an unlikely 3-pointer while…
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  • Rapid reaction: Oklahoma City falls 86-84 to San Antonio on ope…

    Rapid reaction: Oklahoma City falls 86-84 to San Antonio on opening night

    newsok.com CNNSI.com Nov 2, 2012
    By Anthony Slater — - @anthonyVslater Oklahoma City dropped its season opener on Thursday night, losing 86-84 in San Antonio. Here’s some rapid reaction: Turning point Tony Parker drilled a corner three with 28 seconds left, tying the game and foresh
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  • Video - Harden Drops 45 01:00

    Harden Drops 45

    Nov 2
    James Harden scores a career-high 45 in Rockets' 109-102 win over Hawks.
  • Video - Westbrook Drops 32 Points On Blazers 00:54

    Westbrook Drops 32 Points On Blazers

    Nov 2
    Russell Westbrook's 32 points lead Thunder to win over Trail Blazers.
  • Video - THTV: Thunder Miss Harden 05:31

    THTV: Thunder Miss Harden

    Nov 2
    TrueHoop's Henry Abbott with Daily Thunder's Royce Young on the loss of James Harden, whether the Thunder are better now, and if they still can return to the NBA Finals.
  • Video - Confident Thunder Will Reach NBA Finals? 07:07

    Confident Thunder Will Reach NBA Finals?

    Nov 2
    Stephen A. Smith, Skip Bayless discuss Thunder's season-opening loss to the Spurs.

Sports Columnists

  • Eric Gordon of New Orleans Hornets offered surgery as potential remedy for…

    Nov 2
    Microfracture surgery has been presented as one of a number of potential remedies for New Orleans Hornets guard Eric Gordon, according to sources with knowledge of the situation.
  • 5-on-5: Battle of Los Angeles

    Nov 2
    Our writers preview the Clippers-Lakers matchup.
  • Ian Thomsen: Thunder must plan future without Harden after loss to Spurs

    Nov 2
    Can Oklahoma City return to the NBA Finals without James Harden? The first impressions weren't promising, as Harden scored 37 to win his debut with the Rockets and the Thunder were ineffective offensively during their 86-84 loss Thursday at San Antonio.
  • Breaking down the contrary views of Michael Vick

    Nov 2
    Unknowable. Infuriating. Impossible to pigeonhole. Is there any way to define the legacy of the Eagles $100 million quarterback?