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  1. Killer Lineup: OKC's Jackson Five

    Kevin Arnovitz

    "Killer Lineup" is a recurring feature that highlights the workings of one of the NBA's most efficient five-man units. Today, we look at the Oklahoma City Thunder's starters without Russell Westbrook. Lineup: Reggie Jackson, Thabo Sefolosha, Kevin...

    Blog | January 16, 2014
  2. NBA: Thunder's defense impresses against Spurs

    Kevin Arnovitz

    While OKC's defense didn't rest, Reggie Jackson sank the Spurs

    Story | Conversation | November 27, 2013
  3. 2013 NBA playoffs: Oklahoma City Thunder work out roles in win ov...

    Kevin Arnovitz

    The Thunder found a few patches to the cover the vacancy left by Russell Westbrook, writes Kevin Arnovitz.

    Story | Conversation | May 05, 2013
  4. How Clippers, Griz view loss of Westbrook

    Kevin Arnovitz

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- As news of the injury to Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook reverberated through the NBA on Friday, the Los Angeles Clippers and Memphis Grizzlies reacted to the Westbrook's possible absence in a potential second-round se...

    Blog | April 26, 2013
  5. Killer Lineup: OKC's keep-the-faith starters

    Kevin Arnovitz

    Russell Westbrook | Thabo Sefolosha | Kevin Durant | Serge Ibaka | Kendrick Perkins Minutes Played: 1,024 Offensive Rating: 110.1 points per 100 possessions Defensive Rating: 96.6 points per 100 possessions How it works offensively At some poi...

    Blog | March 13, 2013
  6. Monday Bullets

    Kevin Arnovitz

    When is it cool or not cool to boo your own player on his home court? The jeers for Andrea Bargnani have grown increasingly loud at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto. Blake Murphy of Raptors Republic writes that as bad as Bargnani has been this season...

    Blog | February 25, 2013
  7. Thursday night game bullets

    Kevin Arnovitz

    With Stephen Curry and Dirk Nowitzki not dressed, and the Grizzlies waiting on Tayshaun Prince and Ed Davis, the Memphis-Oklahoma City and Dallas-Golden State games didn't reveal anything monumental, but there were still a few takeaways from the acti...

    Blog | February 01, 2013
  8. Thunder at Clippers: 5 things we saw

    Kevin Arnovitz

    Harry How/NBAE/Getty ImagesKevin Durant took over the game with a 24-point second half against the Clippers. Kevin Durant at the top of his game There isn't enough length, ball pressure, traps, help or divine intervention to stop a run like Kevin D...

    Blog | January 23, 2013
  9. Dealing with Chris Paul and Kevin Durant

    Kevin Arnovitz

    NBAE/Getty ImagesDevising a strategy against Chris Paul and Kevin Durant is at the center of any Clips-OKC matchup."Like a playoff game in November" is how Oklahoma City coach Scott Brooks characterized the Thunder's 117-111 overtime win over the Los...

    Blog | January 22, 2013
  10. Wednesday Bullets

    Kevin Arnovitz

    From Pablo S. Torre's ESPN The Magazine feature on Kyrie Irving, what every eager young basketball player should have in the drawers of his nightstand: pork rinds and Sour Patch Kids. At BallerBall, an expanded visual of Russell Westbrook's legs at...

    Blog | December 26, 2012
  11. Holiday NBA thank-you notes

    Kevin Arnovitz

    A few thank-you notes for gifts bestowed on Christmas Day: To the Boston Celtics' defense: Poor Brooklyn, which looked like a passenger on a long-haul flight trapped in a middle seat between two offensive tackles. The Nets, who couldn't generate a...

    Blog | December 26, 2012
  12. Russell Westbrook's brand new play

    Kevin Arnovitz

    Ronald Martinez/NBAE/Getty ImagesRussell Westbrook is the latest player to be tapped by Team Jordan. The release in 1985 of the first Air Jordans (colloquially known now as Jordan 1s, but then as just Air Jordans) was a sensation if you were 12 year...

    Blog | October 12, 2012
  13. Why was Kevin Durant on the bench?

    Kevin Arnovitz

    Issac Baldizon/NBAE/Getty Images All Kevin Durant could do was watch as the Thunder coughed up a lead in the third quarter. When Kevin Durant picked up a fifth foul early in the fourth quarter of Game 2, Oklahoma City Thunder coach Scott Brooks did...

    Blog | June 18, 2012
  14. Scott Brooks' on-time arrival

    Kevin Arnovitz

    Layne Murdoch/NBAE via Getty ImagesScott Brooks understands the feeding and caring responsibilities of an NBA head coach. On a Monday morning last January, Oklahoma City Thunder coach Scott Brooks fielded an easy volley of questions at Santa Monica ...

    Blog | June 11, 2012
  15. The Thunder's closing call

    Kevin Arnovitz

    Brett Deering/Getty Images Most have envisioned this night, but it arrived ahead of schedule for the young Thunder. Very few have doubted that we would witness Kevin Durant in an NBA Finals tee and lid, raising a trophy to a rousing ovation at Ches...

    Blog | June 07, 2012
  16. How close are the Thunder?

    Kevin Arnovitz

    Ronald Martinez/NBAE/Getty Images James Harden's four-point play was one of those revealing postseason moments we hear about. We often put too fine a point on identifying the singular moment a team realized its full potential. That process isn't li...

    Blog | June 05, 2012