Westbrook scores 36; Thunder beat Trail Blazers 101-90 (Yahoo Sports)


Russell Westbrook made the most of his second chance. The NBA's scoring leader tallied 36 points, 11 rebounds and seven assists, and the Thunder beat the Portland Trail Blazers 101-90 on Monday night to keep their playoff hopes alive. Westbrook almost didn't get to play. ''I was worried once I got it during the game, but at the same time, the NBA does a great job of figuring out which tech is doable and which ones get rescinded, and I'm just happy mine got rescinded,'' Westbrook said. Yahoo Sports Read more [...]

Westbrook scores 54, but Pacers hold off Thunder 116-104 (Yahoo Sports)


Russell Westbrook did everything he could Sunday night to give Oklahoma City's fading playoff hopes a boost. The All-Star Game MVP scored a career-high 54 points and nearly pulled off his 12th triple-double of the season, but Indiana closed the game on a 10-1 run to hold on for a 116-104 victory. NBA rules require a player to sit out one game at that point, though Thunder coach Scott Brooks sounded hopeful Westbrook will play. Without them in the lineup, Westbrook has been brilliant - and he was Read more [...]

Westbrook posts another triple-double; Thunder beat Hawks (Yahoo Sports)


Hours after Oklahoma City learned it might be without reigning MVP Kevin Durant for the rest of the season, Russell Westbrook had yet another triple-double and scored 17 of his 36 points in the fourth quarter to help the Thunder defeat the Atlanta Hawks 123-115 on Friday night. ''He's one of the best shooters in the world, in the NBA, and my job is to be able to read the defense. Yahoo Sports - Top News Read more [...]

Thunder star Kevin Durant has foot pain, remains out (Yahoo Sports)


Reigning NBA MVP Kevin Durant likely won't return this season. General manager Sam Presti said Friday that Durant still has pain in his right foot, well after he was expected to be ready to return. The Thunder led the New Orleans Pelicans by a game for the No. 8 spot in the Western Conference playoffs heading into Friday night's games. Yahoo Sports - Top News Read more [...]

E’Twaun Moore lifts Bulls past Westbrook, Thunder (Yahoo Sports)


E'Twaun Moore finished off Russell Westbrook and the Oklahoma City Thunder. Moore hit a go-ahead 3-pointer with 2.1 seconds left and the Chicago Bulls rallied to beat the Thunder 108-105 on Thursday night, ending Westbrook's triple-double streak at four. After Moore's 3 put the Bulls up 107-105, Westbrook stepped out of bounds after taking the inbounds pass, not seeing that Serge Ibaka was open for a potential tying shot. I should have passed to Serge,'' Westbrook said. Yahoo Sports - Top News Read more [...]

Russell Westbrook Injury: Updates on Thunder Star’s Hand and Return


Once a pillar of consistency in the Oklahoma City Thunder's starting lineup, Russell Westbrook looks to have been bitten by the injury bug for the second season in a row. ESPN's J.A. Adande revealed Westbrook suffered a hand injury on Thursday against the Clippers: Royce Young of ESPN.com revealed Westbrook would not return:  During his first five years in the league, the All-Star point guard played in every one of the Thunder's regular season games. His iron man streak goes all the way back Read more [...]

Spurs beat Thunder in OT, advance to NBA Finals (Yahoo Sports)


San Antonio fought off Father Time, the league MVP and an injury to its best player to return to the NBA Finals. The Spurs beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 112-107 in overtime Saturday night in Game 6 of the Western Conference finals to set up a rematch with the Miami Heat. San Antonio will host Game 1 on Thursday night and will try to avenge last year's heartbreaking loss. San Antonio led Miami 3-2 before losing Game 6 in overtime, then dropping Game 7. Yahoo Sports - Top News Read more [...]