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  1. The Thunder without Kevin Durant

    Henry Abbott

    David Thorpe says that a long-term commitment to team defense, and the presence of Russell Westbrook, will keep the Thunder afloat while their leader is injured....

    Blog | October 29, 2014
  2. The Thunder's bad mix

    Henry Abbott

    Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook are wonderful players. So why aren't the Thunder at their best with both on the floor?...

    Blog | April 30, 2014
  3. Penn Station: Thunder duo lack synergy

    Henry Abbott

    In a new feature, Penn Station, ESPN NBA analyst Tom Penn uses some advanced stats to show that Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant and guard Russell Westbrook are fantastic, but lack a certain synergy typical of championship duos....

    Blog | April 17, 2014
  4. TrueHoop TV: Thunder trouble

    Henry Abbott

    David Thorpe has his doubts the Thunder can even beat the Rockets, let alone win a title. And Russell Westbrook's injury is only part of the story....

    Blog | May 01, 2013
  5. That's a lot of injuries

    Henry Abbott

    A who's who of NBA players are on the shelf. A team made of Russell Westbrook, Derrick Rose, Kobe Bryant, Steve Nash, Rajon Rondo, Danny Granger, David Lee, Danilo Gallinari, Amare Stoudemire, and Lou Williams would contend. Instead all those players...

    Blog | April 26, 2013
  6. TrueHoop TV: Physical dominance

    Henry Abbott

    David Thorpe explains that Russell Westbrook and Kobe Bryant are similar in that they have physical advantages on almost every possession. That's a good thing, except when the job is not to attack. To a hammer, as they say, everything looks like a na...

    Blog | March 05, 2013
  7. TrueHoop TV: Struggling point guards

    Henry Abbott

    Deron Williams, Ty Lawson and Russell Westbrook have all had struggles of late. David Thorpe offers his diagnoses....

    Blog | January 02, 2013
  8. TrueHoop TV: Super guards

    Henry Abbott

    Kyrie Irving, Derrick Rose, Russell Westbrook, John Wall, Ty Lawson, Eric Bledsoe, George Hill, Jrue Holiday, Damian Lillard ... David Thorpe on the next generation of NBA guards....

    Blog | December 20, 2012
  9. Kevin Love knows Russell Westbrook

    Henry Abbott


    Blog | December 17, 2012
  10. Russell Westbrook in hero mode

    Henry Abbott

    Layne Murdoch/NBAE/Getty Images The Thunder point guard calls his own number even when Kevin Durant is wide open. Maybe you have heard about Kobe Bryant's past habit of ball hogging late in games, passing up wide open looks for his teammates, dragg...

    Blog | November 21, 2012
  11. Phantom USA vs. Argentina highlights

    Henry Abbott

    The phantom is a very expensive kind of camera (favorite comment: "this camera is better than my eyes") that takes this high-resolution slow-motion videos. I could watch it all day. Some favorite moments include the Russell Westbrook and Andre Ig...

    Blog | July 23, 2012
  12. Tuesday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    David Robinson deserves more credit as a role model of handing power to teammates. That underlies a lot of what has been working for a long time in San Antonio. Tiny, insignificant point. It is generally assumed that Russell Westbrook holds onto th...

    Blog | May 29, 2012
  13. Thunder 'transition' to conference finals

    Henry Abbott

    US Presswire Kevin Durant scores 25 points as the Thunder eliminate the Lakers from the postseason. After a couple of scares in the Western Conference Semifinals, the Oklahoma City Thunder eliminated the Los Angeles Lakers, 4-1. It's the Thunde...

    Blog | May 22, 2012
  14. First Cup: Tuesday

    Henry Abbott

    Berry Tramel of The Oklahoman: Young legs ran circles around veteran mettle. Thunder blue routed Laker purple. Rest trumped rust. And Russ trumped them all. Russell Westbrook was the best player on a court full of all-stars, Kevin Durant was right th...

    Blog | May 15, 2012
  15. First Cup: Tuesday

    Henry Abbott

    Ronald Tillery of The Commercial-Appeal: If the goal was to make the Oklahoma City Thunder's dynamic duo of Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook uncomfortable then mission accomplished. If the goal was to bring the soaring Thunder back down to earth by...

    Blog | April 03, 2012
  16. First Cup: Monday

    Henry Abbott

    Darnell Mayberry of The Oklahoman: Kendrick Perkins recently rounded up Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant to sit them down for a talk that he considered much-needed and, perhaps, long overdue. The big man wanted both to check their egos at the door....

    Blog | April 02, 2012