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Victor Oladipo said he was like the fourth scoring option at DeMatha High School in Maryland and he's played alongside of Cody Zeller at Indiana University and Russell Westbrook in Oklahoma City. Now he's the focal point of defenses each game. The Cavs spent a lot of time sending double teams at him in Game 3. "Have to be very patient and pick my spots wisely."

Victor Oladipo said he was like the fourth scoring option at DeMatha High School in Maryland and he's played alongside of Cody Zeller at Indiana …

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Rajon Rondo boasts about Pelicans’ ‘Big Three’

The New Orleans Pelicans may be the hottest team of the NBA playoffs so far, and veteran guard Rajon Rondo is certainly feeling the spice.<p>Speaking …

NBA

Simmons becomes only 5th rookie ever to post a playoff triple-double

Russell Westbrook may have become synonymous with triple-doubles, but he didn't make the playoffs as a rookie.<p>Ben Simmons did, and on Sunday he …

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18 On-Sale Style Flexes to Buy Right Now

Sometimes all it takes is that one missing link to unlock your closet’s full swerved-out, style-god potential. And wouldn’t it be grand if that missing link happened to be heavily discounted on top of everything else? Well, consider this your lucky day, because we scoured the vast e-commerce seas …

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Playoff watch thread: Saturday is packed with four games, including a possible elimination for the Blazers

When I was younger, and free of responsibilities, today would be exactly the sort of day where I may not actually step out of the house during …

NBA

Thunder Vs. Jazz Live Stream: Watch NBA Playoffs Game 3 Online

Arguably the most exciting first-round NBA playoff series this season is the matchup between the Oklahoma City Thunder and Utah Jazz.After Russell …

Basketball

Wake Up Call: Heroball Don't Win Championships

Getty Images<p>Wake Up Call: Heroball Don’t Win Championships<p>0<p>In game two of the Thunder-Jazz series on Wednesday night, with six and a half minutes …

Basketball

Four potential Avery Bradley landing spots in free agency

A two-way swingman with playoff experience, a respectable three-point stroke and difficult-to-quantify defensive chops, <b>Avery Bradley</b> should have a …

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Don’t Stagnate, Get Stops and Go – INTEGRIS Game Day Report: OKC at UTA Game 3

<b>Broadcast Information</b><p><b>Tip-off:</b> 9:00 p.m. CT• <b><br>Television:</b> Fox Sports Oklahoma• <b><br>Radio:</b> WWLS the Sports Animal and the Thunder Radio Network<p><b>SALT LAKE CITY</b> – …

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OKC Thunder final power rankings moves squad to top tier

MIAMI, FL - APRIL 09: Dwyane Wade<p>A view of where the National pundits ranked the OKC Thunder to close out the regular season power rankings. OKC …

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NBA DFS: Derrick Favors and top picks for April 21 DraftKings, FanDuel daily fantasy basketball lineups

SportsLine's Mike McClure, a DFS pro with more than $1M in winnings, gives optimal lineup advice<p>Before you enter a daily fantasy basketball …

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Thunder in the news: Road warriors

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Sports

LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers Are the Best-Dressed Team in the NBA

James called on Thom Browne for some custom threads that make a big statement.<p>It's the Red Wedding of the NBA Style Wars. Tonight, before Game 3 of their playoff series with the Pacers, the Cleveland Cavaliers turned up wearing Thom Browne—all Thom Browne. It wasn't just a few of the team's star …

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Lance Stephenson: Cavs will panic if Pacers take 3-1 lead

Even on off days Lance Stephenson finds ways to be an instigator.<p>One day after the Indiana Pacers stormed back from a 17-point halftime deficit to stake a 2-1 series lead against the three-time defending Eastern Conference champion Cleveland Cavaliers, Stephenson was at it again.<p>“We have full …

NBA

Traveling in the NBA: The Price of Making Art

Let me just get this out of the way now: James Harden traveled. He probably traveled more than once in Game 1 of the Rockets' first-round playoff series against the Timberwolves on Sunday, but I'm specifically talking about his step-back jumper to shake Andrew Wiggins and sink a three-pointer. It …

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When Prince sat courtside at Thunder-Warriors game

Draymond Green: ‘When he walked in, no one’s attention was on the game anymore’<p>OAKLAND, California — Beyoncé and Jay-Z. Rihanna. Floyd Mayweather Jr. …

Basketball

She’s Big in Japan. She’s Bigger in Oklahoma City.

Nanae Yamano, the Thunder fan artist from the Tokyo suburbs, went to her first NBA game. She was treated like a celebrity.<p>By<p>Ben Cohen<p>Ben Cohen<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@bzcohen<p>Google+<p>ben.cohen@wsj.com<p><i>Oklahoma City</i><p>Nanae Yamano, an Oklahoma City Thunder superfan who happens to be a stay-at-home …

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Bucks’ Antetokounmpo posting rare numbers in postseason

Even in defeat, Giannis Antetokounmpo is doing things rarely seen on a basketball court during playoff time.<p>In Game 2 in Boston, Antetokounmpo shot …

Basketball

Thunderous Thoughts: Through two, it’s 1-1

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK - APRIL 18: Donovan Mitchell<p>Welcome to Thunderous Thoughts, your weekly look at the OKC Thunder.<p>This week, irrational thoughts …

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Towns, T-wolves return home in big hole against Rockets

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The first taste of the NBA playoffs for Timberwolves All-Star Karl-Anthony Towns has been rather bitter, thanks to the 3-point-happy Houston Rockets.<p>The two-game totals tell a frustrating story for the 22-year-old: just 13 points, 5 for 18 shooting and a 2-0 deficit in the series …

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Rockmonster Unplugged: Tapping the brakes on Donovan Mitchell's coronation

Donovan Mitchell seems destined to become a multiple All-Star in the NBA. That’s saying a lot, considering how many great guards there are in the …

Basketball

From Pettiest Moment to Best Social Media Burn: Complex's 2018 NBA Awards

The regular season has been in the can for over a week a now, and while we obviously know the playoffs are in full throttle, we couldn't resist one …

Social Media

Thunder give in to misplaced outrage at announcer

Common sense is the complete stranger from whom we’ve grown apart.<p>This week, perhaps the same as you, I learned something I never before considered, …

Sports

James Harden is putting his MVP candidacy on full display against Timberwolves

Every time James Harden goes to the free-throw line, the same thing happens.<p>“MVP! MVP! MVP!”<p>Sure, it will never have the same muster as the first few …

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Kragthorpe: Jazz’s quest to beat OKC is becoming a group project

Quin Snyder was speaking strictly about his own team, not making any kind of commentary about his playoff opponent.<p>Yet the Jazz coach wonderfully …

Basketball

How Carmelo Anthony says New York changed him for the better

Carmelo Anthony says New York made him the man he is today.<p>The 33-year-old Thunder star says his time with the Knicks shifted his attitude when it …

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NBA Rumors: Celtics, 76ers ‘Could Gamble’ Multiple Draft Picks For Kawhi Leonard, According To ‘Sporting News’

The ongoing drama in San Antonio does not only affect the team’s performance in the first round of the NBA Playoffs 2018, but it could also result to …

NBA

2018 NBA playoff first-round series predictions: Experts can't pick against LeBron; torn on Thunder-Jazz

Our NBA experts predict the first round of the playoffs<p>We're through at least two games in every series, and some teams have looked dominant …

NBA

For the Warriors, a stiffer test ahead

When history proclaims that something is impossible, certain assumptions can be made. The Warriors will be playing New Orleans in the second round of …

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