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  1. Young Thunder not concerned by close calls

    Jeff Caplan

    DALLAS -- The young and athletically gifted Oklahoma City Thunder lead the old-and-slow Dallas Mavericks 2-zip in this best-of-7 series, but it's not as if these baby ballers have stomped their Nikes on the throats of the Geritol gang. "At this le...

    Blog | May 03, 2012
  2. Did Thunder take Mavs' best shot?

    Jeff Caplan

    OKLAHOMA CITY -- The Mavericks were a Kevin Durant bucket away from seizing the lead in this first-round series. They did so many things right that led to a seven-point lead with 2 1/2 minutes to play. The reactions from each side were obvious: Th...

    Blog | April 30, 2012
  3. 2012 NBA playoffs -- Scott Brooks of Oklahoma City Thunder says c...

    Jeff Caplan

    Oklahoma CIty Thunder coach Scott Brooks wasn't buying counterpart Rick Carlisle's claims after Saturday's Game 1 of their first-round series that Dallas Mavericks star Dirk Nowitzki was being held and grabbed without consequence.

    Story | Conversation | April 29, 2012
  4. 2012 NBA playoffs - Dallas Mavericks' Jason Terry remains confide...

    Jeff Caplan

    Rough finish against Thunder doesn't shake Jason Terry's confidence.

    Story | Conversation | April 28, 2012
  5. Playoff foe?: Metta World Peace suspended 7 games

    Jeff Caplan

    If the Dallas Mavericks face the Los Angeles Lakers in the first round of the playoffs, they won't see forward Metta World Peace until a potential Game 7. The NBA on Tuesday night punished World Peace with a seven-game suspension for his vicious e...

    Blog | April 24, 2012
  6. Pregame Buzz: Mavs had own bench bruhaha

    Jeff Caplan

    OKLAHOMA CITY -- Much of the attention prior to Thursday's game focused on the relationship between the Oklahoma City Thunder's two All-Stars, Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook. The two got into a heated "debate" as coach Scott Brooks put it, dur...

    Blog | December 29, 2011
  7. Oklahoma City Thunder downplay incident between Kevin Durant and ...

    Jeff Caplan

    OKC's Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook downplayed their argument on the bench from Wednesday night.

    Story | Conversation | December 29, 2011
  8. Shawn Marion, again, ties up Kevin Durant

    Jeff Caplan

    OKLAHOMA CITY -- Kevin Durant's fifth consecutive basket to start Game 4, a resounding dunk that put the quick-trigger Thunder up 18-8 at the 7:24 mark. Thirty seconds later, Shawn Marion, the primary defender on Durant, took a seat to think things o...

    Blog | May 24, 2011
  9. No excuses: OKC bench throttles Mavs

    Jeff Caplan

    DALLAS -- Just outside the Mavericks' locker room, Jason Terry bent over a weight bench, pressed his hands into his thighs and shook his head as he studied the final box score: Oklahoma City 106, Dallas Mavericks 100. The score that mattered most ...

    Blog | May 20, 2011
  10. Opinions differ: Westbrook's shots good ones?

    Jeff Caplan

    DALLAS -- Oklahoma City Thunder coach Scott Brooks and point guard Russell Westbrook might not see eye-to-eye on Westbrook's shot selection, but players and coaches rarely do. Westbrook went 3-of-15 from the floor in Game 1, missing an array of mi...

    Blog | May 19, 2011
  11. Both teams seek foul control on stars

    Jeff Caplan

    DALLAS -- No one expects 56 fouls to be called or 79 free throws to be attempted or for tonight's Game 2 of the Western Conference finals to last nearly as long as a football game. "The free throws were a huge factor in the game, obviously," Mavs...

    Blog | May 19, 2011
  12. Brooks cites area of progress in new Dirk

    Jeff Caplan

    DALLAS -- Oklahoma City Thunder coach Scott Brooks obviously doesn't want to double Dirk Nowitzki. Do it and you risk unleashing 3-point fury. Don't and you risk another 48 from Nowitzki who is feeling so good that early in Game 1 he showcased a rare...

    Blog | May 19, 2011
  13. Dirk had his way from 12 feet and out

    Jeff Caplan

    DALLAS -- Oklahoma City coach Scott Brooks certainly wasn't pleased that Dirk Nowitzki took 24 of his team's 36 free throws, but Brooks wasn't whining about it either. After all, his team got to the line 43 times with Kevin Durant and Russell Westbro...

    Blog | May 18, 2011
  14. 2011 NBA playoffs: Dallas Mavericks' Dirk Nowitzki leaves Oklahom...

    Jeff Caplan

    Dirk Nowitzki left the Thunder dazed and confused with his Game 1 explosion.

    Story | Conversation | May 17, 2011
  15. OKC concerned with Ibaka on Dirk pump fake

    Jeff Caplan

    DALLAS -- Oklahoma City Thunder coach Scott Brooks his preaching to his team the importance of not getting frustrated whenever Dirk Nowitzki hits one those awkward looking leaners or step-back shots he's perfected. There's just not much you can do ab...

    Blog | May 17, 2011
  16. Should Thunder, Mavs be division rivals?

    Jeff Caplan

    OKLAHOMA CITY -- After the Dallas Mavericks slipped past the Detroit Pistons on Tuesday, Jason Terry noted that he's excited to play the Oklahoma City Thunder because some of the OKC players have talked up this matchup as something of a rivalry. T...

    Blog | November 24, 2010