Oklahoma City Thunder Basketball

Sports
Video

Did the Houston Rockets steal the OKC Thunder's umbrellas? Tales from inside the NBA bubble.

Marc St. Yves tried to think of everything the Thunder might have needed in the bubble. The team’s vice president of logistics...

Sports
Video

For former OKC Thunder coach Billy Donovan, job with Chicago Bulls 'came out of left field'

CHICAGO — The Chicago Bulls weren't on Billy Donovan's radar when he and the Oklahoma City Thunder parted ways after five...

Sports

Miami, as a fifth seed, is the fourth-lowest seed to make the NBA Finals

Only the 1995 Rockets have won an NBA title as lower than a fourth seed

Sports
Video

NBA commissioner Adam Silver predicts next season will start in January, says goal is to play standard season

Amid uncertainty about the coronavirus pandemic, as well as the availability of a safe and proven vaccine, NBA commissioner...

Sports

Tramel: Laker cult hero Alex Caruso has come a long ways since OKC Blue days

Alex Caruso threw down a fast-break dunk over Jerami Grant on Sunday night in the Western Conference finals, and the Laker...

Sports

OKC Thunder: Kevin Hervey signs to play in Russia

The Thunder has another two-way contract slot to fill before next season.

Sports
Video

OKC Thunder: Assessing player contracts, future draft picks entering NBA offseason

Assessing player contracts, future draft picks entering offseason Player movement this offseason will be frozen until the...

Sports
Video

Chris Paul will likely enter next season on OKC Thunder roster. Here's why.

Chris Paul is a frequent subject of hypothetical trade talks for the second straight offseason. Last July, immediately after...

Sports

OKC Thunder: Chris Paul finishes seventh in MVP race

Chris Paul, after a resurgent season in Oklahoma City, finished seventh in the Most Valuable Player race.

Sports
Video

Where will Chris Paul play next season? Here's three trade ideas involving the OKC Thunder guard.

Chris Paul hinted at the uncertainty of the Thunder’s offseason. “I don’t know what the future holds,” Paul said a day after...

Sports
Video

OKC Thunder: Chris Paul named All-NBA second team

Thunder point guard Chris Paul was named All-NBA second team on Wednesday.

Sports
Video

Tramel: Denver Nuggets, Miami Heat prove NBA Draft lottery luck not necessary

Just like Toronto a year ago, Nuggets and Heat prove there is more than one way to championship contention

Sports
Video

What's the future for Westbrook in Houston?

Westbrook looked lost & confused with the Rockets

Sports

OKC Thunder hires Rivals analyst Corey Evans as scout

Corey Evans, a former national basketball recruiting analyst for Rivals.com, is joining the Thunder as a scout.

Can Steven Adams open up the Thunder's offense?

SportsMay 5, 2019

Thunder general manager Sam Presti made the suggestion and the hairs stood up on the back of fans’ necks. As of now, the Thunder isn’t going to get shooting out of its centers. As of now. "But maybe we can push Steven into a development...

Exclusively from The Oklahoman

Sports

OKC Thunder: Top 20 moments from 2019-20 season

The Thunder’s season stretched from late October 2019 to the early days of September 2020 with a four-month break in between....

Sports

OKC Thunder: Chris Paul to be guest picker on ESPN's College GameDay

Thunder point guard and former Wake Forest star Chris Paul will be the guest picker Saturday morning on ESPN's College GameDay.

Sports
Video

Report: Thunder offered Billy Donovan contract prior to restart

Donovan has already been linked with job openings in Chicago and Philadelphia.

Sports
Video

Tramel: OKC Thunder lost a good coach in Billy Donovan, but 'it's no one's fault' that this era ends

Bad news for Oklahoma City basketball: the Thunder lost a good coach. Good news for OKC basketball: the Thunder didn’t lose a...

Sports
Video

Carlson: Why OKC Thunder's track record with Billy Donovan, Scott Brooks could help Sam Presti in coaching search

The Thunder has been in Oklahoma City for 4,452 days. Twelve years and change. During that time, the franchise has had only...

Sports
Video

OKC Thunder: 50 candidates to replace Billy Donovan as coach

Billy Donovan and the Thunder mutually agreed to part ways after five seasons. General manager Sam Presti didn’t set a...

Sports
Video

OKC Thunder timeline in Billy Donovan era

The Billy Donovan era came to an end Tuesday night with a statement from the Thunder that may have signaled the team would...

Sports
Video

OKC Thunder: Billy Donovan won't return as coach next season

Billy Donovan and the Thunder have "mutually agreed to part ways," the franchise announced Tuesday night.

Sports

OKC Thunder's Billy Donovan has been on winning and losing ends of 3-point revolution from Providence Friars to Houston Rockets

Rick Pitino gathered his players during a preseason practice, and on a blackboard he scribbled an equation that Providence...

Sports
Video

Carlson: Why Thunder coach Billy Donovan has a big question to answer before new contract

The Thunder seems interested in keeping Billy Donovan as its coach. After a season in which he led a team given almost no...

Sports
Video

OKC Thunder: Dennis Schröder finishes second for Sixth Man of the Year

Thunder point guard Dennis Schröder finished second in Sixth Man of the Year voting.

Sports
Video

OKC Thunder: Five big questions heading into the offseason

The Thunder's season ended Wednesday night with a series of turnovers in the final seconds of Game 7. A makeshift roster that...

Sports
Video

Carlson: Chris Paul and OKC Thunder 'fought hard all year' but suffer cruel fate in Game 7 loss to Rockets

Chris Paul held it together for one question. But then came a question about this Thunder team and what it accomplished this...

Sports
Video

Tramel: OKC Thunder's bizarro season ends with bizarro Game 7 but also with renewed hope for future

James Harden won the game with his defense. The best offensive player on the court was Lu Dort. The game-winning shot came on a...

Sports
Video

How James Harden and Rockets denied OKC Thunder despite an off night offensively: 'Never let a hard time humble us'

James Harden turned to the sideline to let out a yell that was a long time coming. He had just blocked Oklahoma City’s upstart...

Sports
Video

Tramel: Lu Dort makes the grade, but OKC Thunder report card has some failures in Game 7 loss to Rockets

The Thunder lost to Houston 104-102 in a wild Game 7 of the Western Conference playoffs, and OKC’s report card reflects such a...

Sports
Video

OKC Thunder: Lu Dort, despite crushing turnover, shines in Game 7 loss to Rockets

Dort finished with 30 points — the most ever by a Thunder rookie in a playoff game, much less a Game 7.

Sports
Video

OKC Thunder: Seven takeaways from Game 7 loss to Rockets

The final minutes of Game 7 unfolded in a frenzy of missed shots, failed flops and scrambles for the basketball.

Sports
Video

OKC Thunder vs. Rockets: Game 7 lineups, tip-off time, how to watch

Thunder vs. Rockets When: 8 p.m. Wednesday Where: AdventHealth Arena in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. TV: ESPN (Cox 29/HD 720, DirecTV...

Sports

NBA playoffs: Who has the edge between the Rockets-Thunder in Game 7 of the first round?

The Houston Rockets took an early 2-0 lead in first round of the Western Conference playoffs but the Oklahoma City Thunder...

Sports
Video

Tramel: Rockets' future more murky than the Thunder's

Every NBA team faces an uncertain off-season, but none moreso than the Rockets

Sports
Video

Tramel: OKC Thunder could be the 1960 Pittsburgh Pirates

The Yankees hammered the Pirates in the 1960 World Series -- but the Pirates won the Series

Explore all photos

Recent Photos

Sports
Video

Chris Paul leading OKC Thunder into dramatic Game 7 against Rockets: 'We just want a chance'

Chris Paul knew the cameras were on him as he walked off the court after Game 6. “We just want a chance,” Paul said, his voice...

Sports
Video

Carlson: How the Rockets' Russell Westbrook helped the Thunder force a Game 7, just like old times

Russell Westbrook barreled toward the lane like we saw him do so many during his days as a Thunder, accelerating and charging...

Sports
Video

Opinion: Rockets shouldn't be faulted for Russell Westbrook trade, even if his miscues lead to more playoff heartbreak

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — The ball fumbled out of Russell Westbrook’s hands, leading to a series of questions that might define...

Sports
Video

Tramel: Thunder report card gets high marks for defense, Dort & backup bigs

Billy Donovan pushed the right buttons, and now the Thunder gets a Game 7 against Houston

Sports

Thunder has limited Game 7 experience beyond Paul

Paul has an extensive playoff history -- the Thunder will be the fourth franchise for whom he's played in a Game 7

Sports

OKC Thunder launches voting initiative

The Thunder will hold voter registration drives inside Chesapeake Energy Arena every Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. from Sept....

Sports
Video
Sports
Video

OKC Thunder rookies Darius Bazley, Lu Dort impress in Game 6 win

Bazley’s flailing play counted as a crucial fourth-quarter assist in the Thunder’s 104-100 Game 6 win Monday night.

Sports
Video

OKC Thunder: Chris Paul thrives in clutch time to force Game 7 against Rockets

Chris Paul said he and his teammates had to pack their bags before Game 6, just in case. For as long as life in the bubble has...

Sports
Video

'We just shot ourselves in the foot': Turnovers doom Houston Rockets in Game 6 loss to OKC Thunder

James Harden shouldered the blame. So did Russell Westbrook.The Houston Rockets had too many turnovers late Monday night in a...

Sports
Video

OKC Thunder: Five takeaways from Game 6 win against Rockets in NBA Playoffs

The Thunder forced a Game 7 with a 104-100 win against the Rockets in Game 6 Monday night.

Sports

FINAL: Thunder 104, Rockets 100

Follow live updates from the NBA playoffs.

Sports
Video

OKC Thunder: Shai Gilgeous-Alexander receives votes for Most Improved Player

The NBA announced the voting results Monday night, and New Orleans' Brandon Ingram took home the award with 42 of 100...

Sports
Video

Tramel: Winning in the Western Conference will be harder than ever for OKC Thunder moving forward

The Western Conference keeps getting better and better, leading to some difficult decisions for Sam Presti

Sports
Video

'Wise beyond his years': OKC Thunder rookie Darius Bazley leaves lasting impression on Chris Paul

Chris Paul attended a series of meetings last week following the players’ strike, but one in particular stood out. After a...

Sports
Video

‘We just need him’: Russell Westbrook’s return gives Rockets a boost of energy vs. OKC Thunder

Of course Russell Westbrook would describe this day as he would any other. Facing his longtime team for the first time in the...

Sports
Video

Carlson: Why OKC Thunder's biggest key against the Rockets is the three — point guards, that is

Houston has the three ball. OKC has the three guards. The biggest strengths of these two teams are well established. Houston...

Sports
Video

OKC Thunder vs. Rockets: Game 6 lineups, tip-off time, how to watch

Thunder vs. Rockets When: 8 p.m. Monday Where: AdventHealth Arena, Lake Buena Vista, Florida TV: TNT (Cox 31/HD 730, DirecTV...

Sports

Dennis Schroder, P.J. Tucker ejected from Thunder-Rockets Game 5

Dennis Schroder led the Thunder with 19 points Saturday night despite being ejected midway through the third quarter.

Sports
Video

Tramel: Fate of Thunder offense rests with Lu Dort

Dort has been key to the Thunder defense, but now he must make shots to keep the OKC season alive

Sports
Video

OKC Thunder: Starting lineup has struggled against Rockets

Something isn’t clicking with the Thunder’s starting five, and slow starts to both halves Saturday night contributed to OKC’s...

Sports
Video

Tramel: Thunder report card dismal after blowout loss to Rockets

The Thunder's shooting and ball security were horrible, and defense wasn't exactly spiffy, either

Sports
Video

OKC Thunder-Houston Rockets: Game 6 tip-off time set

Houston leads the first-round series 3-2 after a 114-80 win in Game 5 on Saturday night.

Sports
Video

OKC Thunder: Five takeaways from Game 5 loss to Rockets

The Rockets blew past the Thunder 114-80 in Game 5 to take a 3-2 series lead.

Sports
Video

OKC Thunder: Darius Bazley reflects on break from basketball

Thunder rookie Darius Bazley did more listening than talking the last few days.

Sports

Game 5: OKC Thunder vs Houston Rockets

Follow our live coverage of tonight's game!

Sports
Video

OKC Thunder: Russell Westbrook will start Game 5, Rockets coach Mike D’Antoni says

Rockets coach Mike D’Antoni said in Saturday’s pregame media session that Russell Westbrook will return to the starting lineup...

Sports
Video

Carlson: OU football coach Lincoln Riley listened and learned, and we can, too

NORMAN — Lincoln Riley, clad in a black shirt and pants just like his players and assistants, stepped out from the group to say...

Sports
Video

OKC Thunder: Chris Paul vows player voices will continue to be heard

Chris Paul, handling one crisis after another this season, has kept a steady voice. But speaking Friday afternoon, two days...

Sports
Video

Tramel: Russell Westbrook's return to face OKC Thunder adds more drama to NBA playoffs

Russell Westbrook bounced into the Orlando Zoom room sporting a wide smile and a basketball that never stopped moving from hand...

Sports
Video

OKC Thunder: Chris Paul's voting message amplified after players' strike

Chris Paul walked off the court after Game 4 against the Rockets and shared a message he has consistently preached in the...

Sports

Clippers' Doc Rivers says he believed NBA season would continue: 'We needed a moment to breathe'

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — The NBA and the players union agreed to resume the playoffs on Saturday and committed to more social...

Sports

OKC Thunder vs. Rockets: Game 5 lineups, tip-off time, how to watch

Thunder vs. Rockets When: 5:30 p.m. Saturday Where: The Field House, Lake Buena Vista, Florida TV: TNT (Cox 31/HD 730, DirecTV...

Sports
Video

OKC Thunder-Houston Rockets: Game 5 tip-off time set

After falling in an 0-2 hole, the Thunder won Games 3 and 4 to even the series 2-2.

Sports
Video

Rockets guard Russell Westbrook expected to play in Game 5 against Thunder

Rockets guard Russell Westbrook is likely to make his series debut in Game 5 against the Thunder.

Sports
Video

OKC Thunder: NBA playoffs to resume Saturday

Michele Roberts, executive director of the National Basketball Players Association, and Adam Silver, NBA commissioner, issued a...

Sports
Video

OKC Thunder: Anthony Morrow reacts to NBA walkout, Chris Paul's leadership

Anthony Morrow thinks about it almost every day. If he was still in the NBA, would he have agreed to play in the bubble? “Me...

Sports
Video

Tramel: Maybe this pause of NBA Playoffs can move us forward

When I speak to Rotary Clubs or journalism classes, one of my constant messages is to remind people that we really don’t know...

Sports
Video

NBA postpones Thursday's playoff games, hopes to resume Friday or Saturday

Hours after NBA players decided to continue the season after an emotional week and day of protests over the police shooting of...

Sports
Video

Readers divided on the Thunder walkout in the NBA bubble

Some readers are empathetic with the Thunder players, but others say they are through with the NBA

Sports
Video

Inside look at Milwaukee Bucks' decision not to play game vs. Magic

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — The gym looked, sounded and felt emptier. Even more so than in the past few weeks when the NBA hosted...

Sports
Video

Carlson: NBA boycott raises same questions Colin Kaepernick did four years ago — why isn't America listening?

Four years ago, on a beautiful August evening in San Francisco, Colin Kaepernick sat down on the 49ers bench. The national...

Sports
Video

Tramel: NBA walkout is a message to people on their side of the gulf

If you’re mad about the Thunder-Rockets strike Wednesday in the NBA’s Orlando bubble, let me ask you a question. Were you mad...

Sports
Video

OKC Thunder-Houston Rockets Game 5 postponed after Bucks walkout

The NBA stopped once again Wednesday night, not because of the coronavirus pandemic, but after the Milwaukee Bucks decided to...

Sports
Video

Report: Chris Paul meets with players considering boycotting games

Chris Paul and members of the National Basketball Players Association executive committee reportedly met with players Tuesday...

Sports
Video

OKC Thunder's Lu Dort not backing down from Rockets' James Harden: 'He is gonna physically compete'

The Thunder-Rockets series has become an easy recruiting pitch for Arizona State basketball. “We want this series to go...

Sports
Video

Russell Westbrook upgraded to questionable for Thunder-Rockets Game 5

Rockets guard Russell Westbrook will be upgraded from out to questionable for Game 5 against the Thunder, Jonathan Feigen of...

Sports
Video

How Rockets have been impacted by absence of Russell Westbrook in series vs. OKC Thunder

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — Houston Rockets guard Russell Westbrook stormed out of the practice gym. He then walked down the...

Sports
Video

Tramel: Is Russell Westbrook what the Rockets need vs. the Thunder?

Russell Westbrook stood in the Houston Rockets’ corral. Did he ever sit down? I haven’t seen him sit all series long. Truth is,...

Sports
Video

OKC Thunder vs. Rockets: Game 5 lineups, tip-off time, how to watch

Thunder vs. Rockets When: 5:30 p.m. Wednesday Where: The Field House, Lake Buena Vista, Florida TV: TNT (Cox 31/HD 730, DirecTV...

Sports
Video

OKC Thunder: Scenarios for Game 6 tip-off time

The Thunder and Rockets will tip-off at one of three times Friday in Game 6 depending on how other series play out.

Sports
Video

See the Alabama State shoes that OKC Thunder guard Chris Paul wore in Rockets playoff game

Oklahoma City Thunder guard Chris Paul chose to wear shoes for Monday's NBA Playoff game against the Houston Rockets that honor...

Sports
Video

No longer in Houston, OKC Thunder's Chris Paul brings Clutch City to NBA bubble in Game 4 win vs. Rockets

Billy Donovan thought about taking Chris Paul off the floor earlier in the third quarter, but the situation didn’t allow for...

Sports
Video

Carlson: Dennis Schröder is the ice man as OKC Thunder evens up NBA Playoff series vs. Rockets

Dennis Schröder sat inside an interview cubbie doing a postgame interview Monday afternoon when a familiar voice started...

Sports
Video

Tramel: How defense saved OKC Thunder in Game 4 rally vs. Rockets? Lu Dort 'is special'

James Harden seemed on a mission. Maybe he read all the press clippings and heard all the plaudits directed at Thunder...

Sports
Video

OKC Thunder's Chris Paul sends prayers to family of Jacob Blake

Chris Paul sends prayers to family of Jacob Blake Just seconds after Oklahoma City evened the series against Houston on...

Sports
Video

Tramel: OKC Thunder report card gives A's for not fouling and bench help

The Thunder rallied from 15 points down to beat the Rockets 117-114 Monday in Game 4 of their Western Conference playoff...

Sports
Video

OKC Thunder: Five takeaways from Game 4 win against Rockets

The Thunder evened the series 2-2 with a 117-114 win against the Rockets in Game 4.

Sports
Video

Byron Scott, Jumpin' Joe Caldwell & Fat Lever join Harden as Arizona State basketball greats

James Harden is the greatest Sun Devil, but Lu Dort is moving up the list

Sports

OKC Thunder: Will Billy Donovan stick with small-ball lineup of his own?

For five minutes in overtime of Game 3, the Thunder experimented with a small-ball lineup of its own to match the Rockets....

Sports
Video

OKC Thunder vs. Rockets: Game 4 lineups, tip-off time, how to watch

Thunder vs. Rockets When: 3 p.m. Monday Where: AdventHealth Arena, Lake Buena Vista, Florida TV: TNT (Cox 31/HD 730, DirecTV...

Sports
Video

OKC Thunder: NBA rules Dennis Schroder fouled Eric Gordon on inbounds turnover

A Houston turnover that set up Oklahoma City's biggest shot of Game 3 should've been called a foul against the Thunder, the NBA...

Sports
Video

OKC Thunder: Rockets' Jeff Green continues to turn back the clock vs. former team

The former Thunder teammates were the spark of the Rockets offense despite Houston falling to Oklahoma City 119-107 in an...

Sports
Video

Tramel: Lu Dort gives OKC Thunder hope against James Harden, Rockets

Department of defense: Built like the Pentagon, Dort gives the Thunder a chance against Harden

Sports
Video

OKC Thunder: Tip-off time set for Game 5 vs. Rockets in NBA Playoffs

The Thunder-Rockets series will at least extend to five games after Oklahoma City's 119-107 overtime victory Saturday in Game 3.

Sports
Video

Carlson: OKC Thunder 'just wanted to fight' in wild OT win vs. Rockets

The Thunder knew Saturday was a must win. Knew it as soon the final buzzer sounded Thursday. Knew it as soon as the Rockets...

Sports
Video

Russell Westbrook 'really annoying' as he plays Rockets' new sixth man from the sideline vs. OKC Thunder

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — The Houston Rockets’ flamboyant star can no longer run at break-neck speed and compete as if nothing...

Sports
Video

OKC Thunder: Guard trio picks up pace in Game 3 win against Rockets

After inconsistent play from Oklahoma City’s star guards in the first two games of the series, Paul and Gilgeous-Alexander...

Sports
Video
Sports
Video

OKC Thunder: Five takeaways from the Thunder's Game 3 win against the Rockets

The Thunder outlasted the Rockets in overtime of Game 3.

Sports
Video

OKC Thunder: Billy Donovan finishes third in Coach of Year voting

Billy Donovan, after leading the Thunder to unexpected success this season, finished third in Coach of the Year voting, the NBA...

Sports

NBA commissioner Adam Silver says Dec. 1 start date for 2020-21 season 'feeling a little bit early to me'

Silver: Dec. 1 start date for season 'feeling a little bit early' With the primary goal of playing in front of fans next...

Sports
Video

OKC Thunder vs. Rockets: NBA Playoffs Game 3 lineups, tip-off time, how to watch

Thunder vs. Rockets When: 5 p.m. Saturday Where: The Field House in Lake Buena Vista, Florida TV: ESPN (Cox 29/HD 720, DirecTV...

Sports
Video

Tramel: Winning a single NBA playoff game is now a tall task for the OKC Thunder, which needs four wins in nine days

The Thunder’s mission is clear. Beat the superior Houston Rockets four times in nine days to advance in the Western Conference...

Sports
Video

OKC Thunder: With no home court to fall back on, 0-2 hole to Rockets seems deeper

Mike D’Antoni was understandably in a good mood Thursday night after the Rockets dominated the Thunder in the fourth quarter to...

Sports

NBA mock draft post-lottery edition: Who will the OKC Thunder select No. 25 overall?

The 2020 NBA draft lottery is in the rear-view mirror, with the order of the top 14 picks now finalized. The Minnesota...

Sports
Video

OKC Thunder spoils chance vs. Rockets in Game 2 as Lu Dort limits James Harden

Luguentz Dort summed up his game in the most simple of ways. “I’m just doing my job,” Dort said, “and watching film and just...

Sports
Video

Carlson: OKC Thunder report card still lacking top marks for Chris Paul, reserves

The Thunder vowed adjustments after Game 1, and Oklahoma City delivered change in Game 2 — but it still wasn't enough. The...

Sports
Video

OKC Thunder journal: Rockets set another 3-point record in NBA playoff win

Raining threes The Rockets attempted an NBA playoff record 56 3-pointers Thursday in their 111-98 win against the Thunder....

Sports
Video

Tramel: Chris Paul is right about the OKC Thunder's latest NBA Playoff loss. There are 'no moral victories'

Russell Westbrook stood in the Rocket bench area, his face covered by a mask. James Harden stood there, too, his face covered...

Sports
Video

'These guys are clicking': Rockets reserves fuel runaway Game 2 win vs. OKC Thunder

Austin Rivers made a jab step to his left and then brought the ball back to his right, gaining a step past Chris Paul as he...

Sports
Video

OKC Thunder: Five takeaways from Game 2 loss to Rockets

The Thunder is an 0-2 hole after falling to the Rockets 111-98 Thursday afternoon.

Sports
Video

OKC Thunder: Lu Dort cleared to play vs. Houston Rockets in Game 2 of NBA Playoffs

Thunder guard Luguentz Dort has been cleared to play in Game 2 against the Rockets, coach Billy Donovan said before tip-off.

Sports
Video

Thunder has recovered from previous series-opening blowout defeats

Is a series-opening blowout loss to Houston a sign of things to come?

Sports

OKC Thunder: Shai Gilgeous-Alexander focused on being more assertive in Game 2

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander tried to blow past Rockets center P.J. Tucker, but Tucker shuffled with the young Thunder star step for...

Sports
Video

OKC Thunder vs. Rockets: Game 2 lineups, tip-off time, how to watch

Thunder vs. Rockets When: 2:30 p.m. Thursday Where: AdventHealth Arena, Lake Buena Vista, Florida TV: ESPN (Cox 29/HD 720,...

Sports
Video

OKC Thunder: No timetable for Russell Westbrook's return to Rockets

Russell Westbrook cheered from the bench Tuesday night as the Rockets ran past his old team, but there's still no indication of...

Sports
Video

Rockets' switch-everything defense makes life rough for OKC in Game 1

Going into the post, with Gallinari and Adams, is the Thunder's best bet

Sports
Video

OKC Thunder: Rockets set OKC opponent record from 3-point range

After whoever draws the hopeless assignment of guarding James Harden, Thunder center Steven Adams might have the most difficult...

Sports
Video

OKC Thunder: Five takeaways from Game 1 loss to Rockets

The Thunder started slow and never recovered Tuesday night in a 123-108 Game 1 loss to the Rockets. Here are five takeaways...

Sports
Video

Carlson: Why OKC Thunder needs way more from Chris Paul against Rockets

Watching his free throw pinball around the rim and out, Chris Paul bent at the waist and put his hands on his knees. He stayed...

Sports
Video

Tramel: Thunder report card shows poor play from Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and the OKC defense

The Thunder got behind early and was blown out quickly, losing to the Rockets 123-108 Tuesday in Game 1 of their Western...

Sports
Video

'He's being Jeff': Rockets forward Jeff Green delivers off bench against OKC Thunder

Jeff Green caught the basketball at the top of the key, dribbled to his right and suddenly dribbled behind his back to the...

Sports
Video

OKC Thunder: Lu Dort out for Game 1 against Rockets

Thunder guard Luguentz Dort is officially out for Game 1 against the Rockets, coach Billy Donovan confirmed before tip-off...

Sports
Video

OKC Thunder: Rockets star Russell Westbrook 'healing' but status for series undetermined

Russell Westbrook underwent an MRI on Tuesday, but his availability for the Rockets-Thunder series remains undetermined.Houston...

Sports
Video

Carlson: Why these Thunder playoffs will be unlike anything OKC has ever seen

They put up the playoff banner across the street from The Peake last week. Just like always. They brought out the cherry...

Sports
Video

OKC Thunder: Steven Adams vs. P.J. Tucker will be matchup to watch

The numbers were clear to Rockets coach Mike D’Antoni and general manager Daryl Morey. Houston was most dangerous with a small...

Sports
Video

OKC Thunder: With Lu Dort likely out, who guards Rockets star James Harden?

Luguentz Dort’s breakout performance came seven months ago against the Rockets. The rookie from Arizona State earned the first...

Sports
Video

OKC Thunder vs. Rockets: NBA Playoffs Game 1 lineups, tip-off time, how to watch

Thunder vs. Rockets When: 5:30 p.m. Tuesday Where: The Field House, Lake Buena Vista, Florida TV: TNT (Cox 31/HD 730,...

Sports
Video

OKC Thunder: Russell Westbrook's availability for Rocket playoff series still unknown

OKC Thunder: Russell Westbrook's availability for Rocket playoff series still unknown

Sports
Video

OKC Thunder: Lu Dort unlikely to play Game 1 against Rockets

Thunder guard Luguentz Dort is not likely to play in Game 1 against the Rockets, coach Billy Donovan said after practice Monday.

Sports
Video

OKC has lost four straight playoff series

Houston's point differential ranks 15th among the Thunder's 20 all-time playoff foes

Sports
Video

NBA playoff predictions for first round: Schedule, how to watch

The NBA Playoffs begin Monday, four months after it normally would have thanks to the coronavirus pandemic:

Sports
Video

OKC Thunder: A closer look at Chris Paul's playoff resume

Chris Paul has been a Western Conference mainstay for 15 years, but only once did he face the Thunder in the playoffs. That...

Sports
Video

OKC Thunder vs. Houston Rockets: How do teams match up?

Thunder vs. Rockets might be the most intriguing first-round series in the bubble. Here’s how the two teams match up: Point...

Sports

NBA Playoffs 2020: First-round series preview capsules

Capsules for the NBA's first-round playoff series that start Monday: EASTERN CONFERENCE No. 1 Milwaukee Bucks (56-17) vs. No. 8...

Sports

OKC Thunder: Lu Dort day-to-day ahead of Rockets series

Thunder guard Luguentz Dort remains questionable to play Tuesday night in Game 1 against the Rockets.

Sports
Video

How Chris Paul 'reinvented himself' with OKC Thunder after Rockets trade

Seeing Chris Paul in a Thunder uniform was no safe bet even after the trade last July, but there he was sitting behind a...

Sports

Tramel: OKC Thunder's original sin of James Harden always shadows franchise

Eve took the forbidden fruit, gave it to Adam and you know the rest. Bad News Bares. But Adam and Eve were fortunate. Wherever...

Sports

Carlson: OKC Thunder-Rockets playoff series will be great — even from the couch

A couple times over the past few years, we’ve gone about the business of ranking the Thunder’s rivals. We've called them the...

Sports

Winners and losers from the NBA's restarted bubble season before the playoffs

The NBA's restart in the Orlando bubble saw some of the 22 qualifying teams come into their own and others go in the opposite...

Sports

OKC Thunder: Abdel Nader misses final seeding game

Thunder wing Abdel Nader was a late scratch Friday night after experiencing "tingling in his elbow," coach Billy Donovan said...

Sports

OKC Thunder: Dennis Schroder sharp in return

Dennis Schroder walked into the arena Friday night wearing a hoodie that perfectly summed up where he’s been the last two weeks.

Sports

OKC Thunder: Five takeaways from loss to Clippers

The Thunder’s final seeding game Friday was nothing more than a relaxed tune-up before the playoffs, but it turned out to be an...

Sports

Russell Westbrook’s status uncertain for Rockets’ playoff series vs. OKC Thunder

Russell Westbrook’s availability for the first round of the NBA playoffs against his former team remains up in the air, Houston...

Sports

OKC Thunder: Lu Dort, Chris Paul injury updates

Luguentz Dort will not play Friday night against the Clippers, and according to coach Billy Donovan, it's too early to know if...

Sports

OKC Thunder: Dennis Schroder clears quarantine

Thunder point guard Dennis Schroder has cleared quarantine and will be available to play Friday night against the Clippers,...

Sports

OKC Thunder rookie Darius Bazley switched shooting hands as a kid, and it's paying off: 'I'm pretty weird'

When Darius Bazley crossed over between his legs, Bam Adebayo was already backpedaling to defend a drive. But the Heat center...

Sports

OKC Thunder vs. Clippers: Lineups, tip-off time, how to watch

Thunder vs. Clippers When: 5:30 p.m. Friday Where: The Field House, Lake Buena Vista, Florida TV: ESPN (Cox 29/HD 720,...

Sports

Thunder-Rockets playoff schedule released

The Thunder will begin its playoff run Tuesday night against the Rockets.

Explore all photos

Recent Photos

Sports

OKC Thunder: Luguentz Dort out with right knee sprain

Thunder guard Luguentz Dort sustained a right knee sprain Wednesday night against the Heat, the team announced Thursday.

Sports

OKC Thunder: Dennis Schroder questionable for Clippers game

Thunder point guard Dennis Schroder returned to the bubble Monday night and is currently in mandatory self isolation.

Sports

Report: Russell Westbrook expected to miss first few playoff games

Russell Westbrook is expected to miss the "first few games" of the Thunder-Rockets playoff series next week and "possibly...

Sports

Not that many NBA teams are trying to win in Orlando

The Thunder beats Miami, but did either team care?

Sports

OKC Thunder's 'nightmare' lineup soon to return with Dennis Schroder

Dennis Schroder has returned to the bubble, which means the return of the Thunder’s best lineup isn’t far behind. So far, it’s...

Sports

OKC Thunder: Mike Muscala's game-winner brought clarity and consequences

Mike Muscala set his feet on the right wing and rattled in a 3-pointer that suddenly gave meaning to a game that didn’t mean...

Sports

OKC Thunder: Lu Dort will not return with knee injury

Dort suffered the injury late in the first quarter

Sports

OKC Thunder: Chris Paul salutes Langston University with shoes, pregame outfit

Paul wore his signature CP3 shoes with "Langston" printed on them during Wednesday's game

Sports

OKC Thunder: Five takeaways from win against Heat

A closing lineup of Darius Bazley, Abdel Nader, Terrance Ferguson, Devon Hall and Mike Muscala completed a 22-point comeback...

News

Live coverage: Thunder vs. Heat

Follow live updates as OKC faces Miami.

Sports

OKC Thunder playoff scenarios with two games remaining

The Thunder only has two seeding games remaining, but it could still finish anywhere from fourth to sixth place in the crowded...

Sports

Carlson: Why Thunder's Chris Paul is NBA's most valuable even without MVP trophy

Chris Paul isn't going to win the NBA's MVP award. The league announced the finalists for its major individual awards last...

Sports

OKC Thunder vs. Heat: Lineups, tip-off time, how to watch

Thunder vs. Heat When: 7 p.m., Wednesday Where: Visa Athletic Center, Lake Buena Vista, Florida TV: Fox Sports Oklahoma (Cox...

Sports

OKC Thunder: Dennis Schroder returns to bubble

Thunder point guard Dennis Schroder has returned to the NBA bubble after leaving the Disney complex for the birth of his second...

Sports

Chris Paul signs letter urging Joe Biden to pick Black woman as running mate

Thunder point guard Chris Paul is among a group of more than 100 Black male leaders who signed a letter urging Joe Biden to...

Sports
Video

Carlson: Why Thunder rookie Darius Bazley is having a breakout in the bubble

Chris Paul sat on the Thunder bench late in Monday’s game talking with Shai Gilgeous-Alexander. No surprise; the point guards...

Sports
Video

OKC Thunder: Why Chris Paul played against the Suns while other key players rested

Chris Paul could’ve rested Monday if he wanted to. The Thunder was playing the second half of a back-to-back, and its injury...

Sports
Video

Former OKC Thunder assistant Monty Williams has Suns rolling

The Phoenix Suns have been the hottest team in the NBA since seeding games began and they kept rolling right along Monday,...

Sports

Suns' Deandre Ayton misses first quarter vs. OKC Thunder after skipping COVID-19 test

Fighting for a playoff spot, the Phoenix Suns were without their second-leading scorer for the start of Monday's game against...

Sports

OKC Thunder game against LA Clippers tip-off time set for Friday

The seeding-game finale between the Thunder and Clippers will tip off at 5:30 p.m. Friday

Sports
Video

OKC Thunder: Five takeaways from loss to Suns

Suns star Devin Booker continued his spectacular play in the bubble.

Sports

OKC Thunder: Five players listed as out for Suns game

The Thunder will be more shorthanded Monday than its been all season.

Sports

Both West races are fabulously tight

Tramel: Thunder looks likely for fifth or sixth seed

Sports

OKC Thunder vs. Suns: Lineups, tip-off time, how to watch

Thunder vs. Suns When: 1:30 p.m., Monday Where: The Field House, Lake Buena Vista, Florida TV: Fox Sports Oklahoma (Cox 37/HD...

Sports

Tramel: Thunder beats the Washington Generals in the NBA bubble

Jerome Robinson. Isaac Bonga. Jarrod Uthoff. Admiral Schofield. Johnathan Williams. Troy Brown Jr. Good thing the Wizards...

Sports

OKC Thunder: Hot shooting from Darius Bazley, Mike Muscala fuel blowout of Wizards

Mike Muscala swished a 3-pointer on a between-the-legs feed from Chris Paul. Two minutes later, Paul found Muscala on a...

Sports

'Totally different': OKC Thunder adjusting to earlier game times

The NBA’s earlier game times have caused some challenges for the Thunder.

Sports

OKC Thunder: Five takeaways from win against Wizards

The Thunder improved to 3-2 in the bubble with a 121-103 win against the Wizards on Sunday.

Sports

OKC Thunder: Steven Adams, Nerlens Noel late scratches for Wizards game

Thunder wing Andre Roberson will sit out Sunday against the Wizards due to foot soreness, coach Billy Donovan said before tip-off.

Sports

Live coverage: Thunder vs. Wizards

Follow live updates as OKC faces Washington.

Explore all photos

Recent Photos

Sports

OKC Thunder vs. Wizards: Lineups, tip-off time, how to watch

Thunder vs. Wizards When: 11:30 a.m. Sunday Where: AdventHealth Arena in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. TV: Fox Sports Oklahoma (Cox...

Sports

OKC Thunder's Dennis Schröder, Billy Donovan named finalists for NBA postseason awards

Finalists for the NBA’s postseason awards were announced Saturday, and two Thunder candidates made the cut. Point guard Dennis...

Sports
Video

Tramel: Grizzlies rout shows how much OKC Thunder needs Steven Adams

Steven Adams is the last man standing from those grand old Thunder-Grizzlies playoff series. He-man basketball. Serge Ibaka...

Sports
Video

Grizzlies' 29-point win shows OKC Thunder 'a totally different team without' Dennis Schröder

As Shai Gilgeous-Alexander’s shots fell short and Chris Paul’s minutes piled up, Billy Donovan surely would’ve turned to Dennis...

Sports
Video

OKC Thunder: Luguentz Dort shows flashes of improved offensive game

Dillon Brooks held his hands up in frustration.

Sports
Video

OKC Thunder: Five takeaways from loss to Grizzlies

The Thunder fell to 2-2 in the bubble with a 121-92 loss to the Grizzlies on Friday.

Sports
Video

OKC Thunder: Steven Adams out for Grizzlies game

Thunder center Steven Adams will not play Friday afternoon against the Grizzlies, coach Billy Donovan said before tip-off.

Sports

Pop succeeds Hubie Brown as oldest coach in NBA history

Baseball has had more elderly coaches/managers than the NBA or the NFL

Sports
Video

OKC Thunder's Chris Paul promoting HBCUs with 'sneaker tour' during NBA restart

Chris Paul wore a mask embroidered with the letters HBCU, but it muffled his voice Wednesday night as he addressed reporters...

Sports
Video

OKC Thunder vs. Memphis Grizzlies: Lineups, tip-off time, how to watch

Thunder vs. Grizzlies When: 3 p.m. Friday Where: Visa Athletic Center, Lake Buena Vista, Fla. TV: Fox Sports Oklahoma (Cox...

Sports
Video
Sports
Video

OKC Thunder: Dennis Schroder out for Grizzlies game, Steven Adams likely to play

Thunder point guard Dennis Schroder is still away from the team after leaving the bubble for the birth of his second child,...

Sports
Video

'0.2%': Chris Paul hasn't forgotten OKC Thunder's long preseason playoff odds

Chris Paul at first wasn’t going to give a number.He was asked an intriguing question. On a scale of 1-10 how ready are the...

Sports
Video

OKC Thunder routs Lakers thanks in part to Luguentz Dort's defense on LeBron James: 'He's an animal'

Luguentz Dort picked up LeBron James full court, showing the kind of defensive confidence an undrafted rookie shouldn’t have...

Sports

OKC Thunder: Five takeaways from 105-86 win vs. Los Angeles Lakers

The Thunder never trailed and routed the Los Angeles Lakers 105-86 Wednesday night in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, raising its...

News

Live coverage: Thunder vs. Lakers

Follow live updates as Oklahoma City faces LA.

Sports

Thunder injury report: Three players out for Lakers game

The Thunder will be without three players for its Wednesday night game against the Lakers.

Sports

OKC Thunder: Shai Gilgeous-Alexander finally gets chance to 'run the team' as primary point guard

The season was only a month old, but there were already questions as to why Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, the Thunder’s point guard...

Sports

OKC Thunder vs. Lakers: Lineups, tip-off time, how to watch

Thunder vs. Lakers When: 5:30 p.m. Wednesday Where: HP Field House in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. TV: ESPN (Cox 29/HD 720, DirecTV...

Sports

OKC Thunder: Mike Muscala enters concussion protocol

Thunder center Mike Muscala sustained a concussion in an overtime loss to the Nuggets on Monday.

Sports

OKC Thunder journal: Abdel Nader provides bench boost as Dennis Schröder leaves bubble

Nader provides bench boost as Schröder leaves bubble Thunder point guard Dennis Schröder has left the NBA bubble for the birth...

Sports

Michael Porter Jr. enjoys career day in Nuggets' OT win vs. OKC Thunder: 'I just wanted to bring energy'

It didn’t take long for Michael Porter Jr. to make his presence felt Monday. On Denver’s first possession — 11 seconds into a...

Sports

Disney plot twist in NBA bubble: Chris Paul's missed late free throw denies OKC Thunder win

Chris Paul stepped to the free-throw line with three seconds left and a chance to put the Thunder ahead, perhaps for good. The...

Sports

Tramel: OKC Thunder's treasure chest of point guards became scant in loss to Nuggets

Long before overtime, before the Thunder’s legs were gone, it played in second gear Monday. No real reason for it. The Thunder...

Sports

OKC Thunder: Five takeaways from loss to the Nuggets

The Thunder squandered a seven-point lead with four minutes left in regulation and fell to the Nuggets 121-113 in overtime...

Sports
Video

OKC Thunder: Billy Donovan voted NBCA co-coach of year

Billy Donovan has been named co-coach of the year by the National Basketball Coaches Association.

Sports
Video

OKC Thunder: Dennis Schröder leaves bubble for birth of child

Thunder point guard Dennis Schroder has left the NBA bubble for the birth of his second child, coach Billy Donovan announced...

Sports
Video

'This is the next best thing': OKC Thunder fans find a way to cheer virtually in NBA bubble

I wasn't in the Chesapeake Energy Arena on Saturday, but the familiar chants of "O-K-C" and "De-Fense" were constant from the...

Sports
Video

OKC Thunder's Hamidou Diallo retakes key bench role: 'We're starting off fresh'

Hamidou Diallo was the first man up Saturday afternoon when Billy Donovan turned to his bench to replace starting guard...

Sports
Video

OKC Thunder vs. Nuggets: Lineups, tip-off time, how to watch

Thunder vs. Nuggets When: 3 p.m. Monday Where: The Arena, Orlando TV: Fox Sports Oklahoma (Cox 37/HD 722, DirecTV 675, U-verse...

Explore all photos

Recent Photos

Sports
Video

OKC Thunder journal: Andre Roberson officially returns in NBA restart vs. Utah Jazz

Roberson officially returns Andre Roberson checked in with 5:12 left in the second quarter. After playing in three scrimmages,...

Sports
Video

Tramel: Attacking Rudy Gobert proved quite profitable for OKC Thunder

Shai-Gilgeous Alexander drove to the basket Saturday, and like usual when the opponent is the Utah Jazz, the French Resistance...

Sports
Video

'One game down, seven to go': OKC Thunder surges past Utah Jazz in NBA season restart

Chris Paul’s mid-range jumper is still silky. Steven Adams is still strong. Danilo Gallinari can still shoot it, Luguentz Dort...

Sports
Video

OKC Thunder, Utah Jazz take knee during national anthem

Moments prior to the Thunder's return to regular season action against the Utah Jazz, members of both teams knelt during the...

Sports
Video

OKC Thunder: Five takeaways from win against Jazz

The Thunder resumed its season with a dominant 110-94 win against the Jazz on Saturday afternoon. Here are five takeaways from...

Sports
Video

Oklahoma lawmaker threatens OKC Thunder with tax penalties if players kneel during national anthem

An Oklahoma lawmaker threatened to pull tax benefits for the Oklahoma City Thunder if players were to kneel during the national...

Sports
Video

Oklahoma City Thunder vs Utah Jazz game coverage

Follow along with our sports reporters as the Thunder take on the Jazz at 2:30 p.m.

Sports
Video

Quin Snyder reflects on suspended Thunder-Jazz game

The Jazz has already played one game at Disney World, but 2:30 p.m. Saturday will mark the official restart for the Thunder.

Sports
Video

'Helluva coincidence': OKC Thunder's season resumes just as it stopped — against the Utah Jazz

Billy Donovan still has his notes from March 11. But even with a thorough scouting report, Utah was difficult to game plan...

Sports
Video

Tramel: With Shai Gilgeous-Alexander on superstar track, OKC Thunder should avoid total teardown

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander turned 22 three weeks ago. Paul George turned 22 just after his second NBA season, 2011-12. SGA was the...

Sports
Video

OKC Thunder: Roster recap for NBA season restart

The Thunder will resume its season at 2:30 p.m. Saturday against the Jazz. Here are the 16 players who traveled to Orlando for...

Sports
Video

OKC Thunder vs. Utah Jazz: Tip-off time, how to watch, odds

Thunder vs. Jazz When: 2:30 p.m. Saturday Where: The Arena in Orlando, Fla. TV: ESPN (Cox 29/HD 720, DirecTV 206, U-verse...

Sports

Chris Paul, Thunder teammates take in Lakers-Clippers game

Chris Paul, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Luguentz Dort and Darius Bazley had courtside seats, or the closest thing to them, for the...

Sports

Carlson: NBA players kneeling on day John Lewis was laid to rest a powerful reminder of fight for racial justice

I missed the first hour or so of the NBA restart on Thursday. Sometimes mom duty gets in the way of TV watching. I didn’t...

Sports
Video

Will the OKC Thunder's bench be a strength in NBA bubble?

Chris Paul flexed his arms and strutted down the sideline as Andre Roberson and the Thunder’s reserves completed a 24-point...

Sports
Video

Much to consider when factoring in NBA bubble results

Will the Thunder and Jazz meet in the playoffs, too?

Sports
Video

Carlson: OKC Thunder and the NBA restart — 22 things you need to know

The 2019-20 NBA Season 2.0 is ready for launch. I'll be honest: there's no way this version will be better than the original...

Sports
Video

OKC Thunder: Mike Muscala to make donation for every team 3-pointer

Thunder center Mike Muscala plans to donate $100 to Peace Players for every Thunder made 3-pointer through the end of the season.

Sports

NBA's bubble ball restart: No family, fans or familiar feel

In the 141 days between the NBA's last regular-season game and its next, the league spent countless hours planning, consulting...

Sports
Video

No positive COVID-19 tests among NBA players for second consecutive week

The NBA’s bubble concept continues to work. For the second consecutive weekly testing period, no NBA players tested positive...

Sports
Video

NBA commissioner Adam Silver 'anxious' but confident on eve of restart

On the eve of his league's return after a 20-week hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, NBA commissioner Adam Silver maintained...

Sports
Video

COVID-19 has NBA wondering about long-term heart, lung problems for players

The most difficult scouting report inside the NBA's bubble does not involve decoding how championship contenders will integrate...

Life

Several Oklahomans win 2020 Heartland Chapter Emmy Awards

The OKC Thunder's animated Paul George short film "Growing Up George," which premiered at the 2019 deadCenter Film Festival,...

Sports
Video

OKC Thunder: Five takeaways from Trail Blazers scrimmage

The Thunder was sharp Tuesday night in its final tune-up. Oklahoma City beat Portland 131-120 in its third scrimmage from...

News

Live coverage: Thunder vs. Trail Blazers

Follow live updates as OKC faces Portland in an NBA scrimmage.

Sports

OKC Thunder: Nerlens Noel to miss scrimmage after forgetting to take COVID-19 test

Nerlens Noel will miss the Thunder's final scrimmage Tuesday night after forgetting to take his daily COVID-19 test, coach...

Sports

OKC Thunder: Andre Roberson to start final scrimmage

Andre Roberson will start the Thunder's third and final scrimmage Tuesday night against the Trail Blazers, coach Billy Donovan...

Sports
Video

How long will it take for NBA teams to get in shape with the season restart looming?

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — The Miami Heat seemed eager to break a sweat and play full-court basketball. After all, they had not...

Sports

Opinion: How MLB outbreak reinforces confidence in NBA setup amid uncertainty ahead

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — The news reached the NBA campus as quickly as a fastball over the plate. Major League Baseball...

Sports
Video

OKC Thunder: MLB coronavirus outbreak leaves questions for next NBA season

Chris Paul didn’t learn of the COVID-19 outbreak in the Miami Marlins clubhouse until he walked off a Disney World practice...

Explore all photos

Recent Photos

Sports
Video

OKC Thunder vs. Trail Blazers scrimmage: Tip-off time and TV info

Thunder vs. Trail Blazers When: 5 p.m. Tuesday Where: Visa Athletic Center, Orlando TV: Fox Sports Oklahoma (Cox 37/HD 722,...

Sports
Video

Carlson: Why OKC Thunder's Andre Roberson is the feel-good story we need right now

Andre Roberson caught the ball in the left corner, and immediately, Joel Embiid and Josh Richardson started hollering. The...

Sports

OKC Thunder: Chris Paul discusses players' call with Michelle Obama

Chris Paul laughed when asked how his players’ union booked Michelle Obama as a guest speaker for a Sunday call.

Sports

NBA bubble: What do teams think of playing in front of virtual fans?

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — As they stepped onto the court, the Los Angeles Lakers enjoyed the atmosphere. Some held out their...

Sports

OKC Thunder: Five takeaways from 76ers scrimmage

The Thunder’s second scrimmage was proof that the rust that’s accumulated over the last four months is going to take more than...

Sports

Michelle Obama to host voting discussion with NBA, WNBA players

Former First Lady Michelle Obama will host a discussion about voting with NBA and WNBA players Sunday, Chris Paul said after...

Sports

OKC Thunder: Nerlens Noel available for 76ers scrimmage

Thunder center Nerlens Noel will play Sunday against the 76ers, coach Billy Donovan said before tip-off.

Sports

OKC Thunder's Andre Roberson returns after 909-day absence to standing ovation, 'lot of emotions'

Every Thunder player, coach and staff member stood from their socially distanced seats with 5:33 remaining in the third...

Sports

OKC Thunder vs. 76ers scrimmage: Tip-off time and TV info

Thunder vs. 76ers When: 11 a.m. Sunday Where: HP Field House, Orlando TV: NBA TV (Cox 256/HD 726, DirecTV 216, U-verse...

Sports
Video

Tramel: Can OKC Thunder in the NBA bubble mimic success of Joe Gibbs' Washington teams?

Hard to remember, but the NFL’s Washington franchise once was known for more than scandal. These days, the Washingtons are...

Sports
Video

OKC Thunder's Andre Roberson could join list of great comebacks from injury

Roberson's absence trumps Alex Smith's and Tony Conigliaro's

Sports

NBA to feature 'virtual fans' at arenas for season restart

The NBA may not have any fans in the stands. But teams will still be able to see them. The NBA plans to feature more than 300...

Sports

OKC Thunder: Abdel Nader enters concussion protocol

Abdel Nader sustained a concussion Friday in a scrimmage against the Celtics, the Thunder announced Saturday.

Sports

OKC Thunder: Chris Paul directs postgame interview toward Breonna Taylor, social injustices

The Thunder point guard, as many players have done since arriving in Orlando, redirected his interview away from basketball and...

Sports

OKC Thunder: Five takeaways from scrimmage against Celtics

The Thunder beat the Celtics 98-84 in its first scrimmage before the NBA restart. The score was meaningless, but plenty of...

Sports

OKC Thunder: 14 players choose jersey messages

Fourteen Thunder players, using five languages, will wear social justice messages on the backs of their jerseys for the season...

Sports

OKC Thunder: Andre Roberson will play in Friday scrimmage, Nerlens Noel out

Thunder guard Andre Roberson will play in a 4 p.m. Friday scrimmage against the Celtics, coach Billy Donovan said before tip-off.

Sports
Video

OKC Thunder: What to expect in first Orlando scrimmage

The Thunder’s first game after a 138-day break is labeled just like the last game it played: at Celtics. Green-lit video boards...

Sports

Thunder vs. Celtics: Tip-off time and TV info

Thunder vs. Celtics When: 4 p.m. Friday Where: Visa Athletic Center, Orlando TV: NBA TV (Cox 256/HD 726, DirecTV 216, U-verse...

Sports

Tramel: Billy Donovan's contract is up, but expect him to be back with Thunder next season

Sam Presti jumped on a digital press conference Wednesday and broke every negotiating rule in the book. From his Orlando bubble...

Sports
Video

OKC Thunder: Why Sam Presti joined team in NBA bubble

Sam Presti can’t leave his hotel room without seeing a familiar face. The Thunder general manager passed Russell Westbrook on...

Sports
Video

OKC Thunder: Sam Presti makes Dennis Schröder's Sixth Man case

Politicking for awards isn't in Sam Presti's comfort zone, but the Thunder general manager made his case Wednesday morning for...

Sports

Chris Paul, Carmelo Anthony, Dwyane Wade launch Social Change Fund

The partnership among the NBA stars was announced Wednesday.

Sports
Video

OKC Thunder: Season restart could be reset for Terrance Ferguson

When Terrance Ferguson isn’t practicing, the Thunder guard spends his days in an endless game of phone tag. Lylah Rose...

Sports
Video

OKC Thunder: NBA awards voting begins

Dennis Schroder's case for Sixth Man of the Year can neither be strengthened nor weakened in the next three weeks as the...

Sports
Video

OKC Thunder: Nerlens Noel participates in scrimmage

Thunder center Nerlens Noel said he "felt good" after a Tuesday morning scrimmage. Noel had been limited in recent practices...

Sports

'Match the moment': Thunder broadcast team embraces challenge of calling games remotely

Michael Cage used to mute his TV when he watched games. As an aspiring broadcaster following a 15-year playing career, Cage...

Sports

NBA reports zero positive results from COVID-19 testing in Orlando bubble

NBA reports zero positive results from COVID-19 testing The NBA reported zero out of 346 players tested positive for COVID-19...

Sports

Orlando is part of the NBA's regular season, so awards voting should reflect that

The NBA should have had voters cast provisional ballots in March if resumption of play wasn't going to be included

Sports

OKC Thunder: Kevin Hervey contributing any way possible

Kevin Hervey is aware of his role on the Thunder roster. The rookie forward appeared in just seven games this season, and he's...

Sports

OKC Thunder: Steven Adams celebrates birthday inside NBA bubble

Steven Adams was wished a happy 27th birthday Monday morning, but the Thunder center got technical with the timing.

Sports

OKC Thunder: Broadcast information for three scrimmages

The Thunder's three scrimmages before the season restart will be available to watch.

Sports

Opinion: Play ball! Major League Baseball's return signals the long-awaited return of big-time, big-league sports

This is the week we’ve been waiting for since mid-March, sports fans. I know the calendar says that was only four months ago,...

Sports

How NBA is using technology to help with health and safety protocols inside Orlando bubble

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — Once the alarm goes off and they remove the crud from their eyes, most people here will instinctively...

Sports

OKC Thunder: Team '100% behind' Dennis Schroder leaving bubble for birth of child

Thunder coach Billy Donovan said his team is "100% behind" Dennis Schroder's decision to leave the NBA bubble for the birth of...

Sports

Thunder injury update: Andre Roberson progressing, Nerlens Noel limited

Thunder coach Billy Donovan said he was encouraged that guard Andre Roberson was a full participant Sunday in what Donovan...

Sports
Video

'It’s gonna be an adjustment': Thunder's Abdel Nader has experience playing in empty arenas

Most NBA players can only guess what suiting up in a crowdless arena will feel like, but Thunder guard Abdel Nader has...

Sports

The NBA refs, like the players, are adjusting to the bubble life and games

Another important group, one that's often underappreciated, arrived Sunday to the NBA bubble and began its week-long quarantine...

Sports
Video

OKC Thunder: Nerlens Noel tweaks ankle, Darius Bazley sees time at center

Thunder center Nerlens Noel has missed a few days of practice after tweaking his ankle, coach Billy Donovan said Saturday.

Sports
Video

'Today is a sad day': Thunder guard Chris Paul mourns deaths of John Lewis, C.T. Vivian

Chris Paul used the first question of his Saturday morning media availability to pivot away from basketball.

Sports
Video

'He's like a big kid': Thunder rookie Darius Bazley enjoying life in NBA bubble

Darius Bazley, wearing a towel on his head to block the Florida sun, was ready to call it a day on the lake. “I done already...

Sports
Video

Thunder's schedule rank similar to what it was in March

Jazz among teams treated well by NBA schedule-makers

Sports
Video

OKC Thunder: Back to practice, Andre Roberson update and shooting more 3-pointers?

OKC Thunder: Back to practice, Andre Roberson update and shooting more 3-pointers?

Sports

Opinion: Thunder guard Andre Roberson's return is once again a possibility. If it happens, it will be unprecedented.

Devon Hall has spent a lot of time over the past week practicing alongside Andre Roberson. Hall, signed as a substitute player...

Sports
Video

OKC Thunder: Dennis Schröder plans to leave bubble for birth of child

Thunder point guard Dennis Schröder plans to leave the NBA bubble in three to four weeks for the birth of his second child.

Sports
Video

OKC Thunder: One week in the bubble, very little drama

OKC Thunder: One week in the bubble, very little drama

Sports

As sports return, experts fear leagues will use up scarce COVID-19 testing resources

In their quest to return to play amid a global pandemic, professional sports leagues have built their safety protocols upon a...

Sports

OKC Thunder: Uniform schedule released for seeding games

The Thunder will wear its charcoal and gold "City" uniforms in three of its eight seeding games at Disney World.

Sports
Video

'Very fine line': How Thunder is approaching practices leading up to NBA restart

Billy Donovan didn’t arrive at Disney World expecting his team to pass with the same precision or defend with the same cohesion...

Sports

Russell Westbrook tests positive for coronavirus

Rockets guard Russell Westbrook announced Monday that he has tested positive for the coronavirus.