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  1. Ibaka's Return Fuels More 'What If' Questions Abou...

    Zach Lowe

    Serge Ibaka has changed the entire look and feel of the Western Conference finals. A non-fan watching from the future would assume Games 3 and 4 came from a different season than Games 1 and 2 -- that the team in black jerseys won the first series, a...

    Blog | May 29, 2014
  2. NBA Playoffs Overnight: Superhero Ball

    Andrew Sharp, netw3rk and Danny Chau

    Your daily look at last night's NBA action. Andrew Sharp: Everyone remembers the Thunder came back from 0-2 against the Spurs in the conference finals a few years ago, but in 2012, they lost the first two games of that series by a co...

    Blog | May 28, 2014
  3. NBA Playoffs Shootaround: Where Things Stand

    netw3rk, Danny Chau, Andrew Sharp and Chris Ryan

    A look at the weekend's conference finals action. Chris Ryan: That is YOUR MAN, Donnie Strack, M.D., a.k.a. Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman, a.k.a. Greg I'll House You, a.k.a. Dr. Feelgood, a.k.a. Bishop Don Magic Juan a.k.a. S...

    Blog | May 26, 2014
  4. Mercy Rule: Please Don’t Freak Out About OKC

    Andrew Sharp

    There may not be a single team in the NBA that's more fun to talk about than the Oklahoma City Thunder. Because Kevin Durant is one of the greatest scorers of all time. Because Russell Westbrook is a radioactive point guard who's hazar...

    Blog | May 23, 2014
  5. NBA Playoffs Overnight: Silver and Black Basketball Attack

    Andrew Sharp, netw3rk, Danny Chau and Louisa Thomas

    You daily look at last night's NBA action. Louisa Thomas: If Serge Ibaka were not out with a calf injury, the Spurs would not have scored 120 points in the paint in the first two games of the Western Conference finals. They would not have...

    Blog | May 22, 2014
  6. What If This Is OKC’s Last Shot?

    Bill Simmons

    There's a poignant moment in Jonathan Abrams's oral history about the 2002 Kings, right after the section covering their gut-wrenching Game 7 defeat, when a Sacramento employee named Devin Blankenship remembers his coworkers consoling ...

    Blog | May 15, 2014
  7. Sportstorialist: LeBron James and the Meaning of the Mask

    Wesley Morris

    LeBron James doesn't care. Or he didn't seem to. Two weeks ago, he exited the Chesapeake Energy Arena - the Thunderdome - with a broken nose after Oklahoma City's Serge Ibaka managed to plant a hand in James's face. Fo...

    Blog | March 04, 2014
  8. Thunder forward Serge Ibaka's incredible journey from the Congo t...

    Kirk Goldsberry

    The Thunder forward's incredible journey from the Congo to the NBA.

    Story | Conversation | January 13, 2014
  9. About Last Night: Clippers KO OKC

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy waiting for some good news in the world of football, seriously, any good news, here's what you missed in sports on Wednesday: In a chippy Western Conference matchup that saw Matt Barnes and Serge Ibaka get ejected, Blake Gr...

    Blog | November 14, 2013
  10. Mom Did Not Make Pizza Rolls: When Did the Thunder Get So Depress...

    Andrew Sharp

    OK, let's acknowledge this up front: When Russell Westbrook got hurt, everyone agreed it almost certainly killed OKC's title chances. They probably wouldn't even make it to the conference finals, we thought. Fast-forward two weeks, they go down in th...

    Blog | May 16, 2013
  11. NBA Playoffs Shootaround: The Monocle and the Falcon

    Grantland Staff

    So much amazing is happening, and the Shootaround crew is here to help you keep track of it all. You'll find takes on moments you might've missed from the previous weekend, along with ones you will remember forever. The Black Falcon Has Landed ...

    Blog | May 13, 2013
  12. The Art of Coaching Adjustments in the NBA Playoffs

    Brett Koremenos

    Making adjustments in the playoffs is like any art form, in that inspiration is derived from experience. As coaches navigate the gauntlet of playoff basketball, they rely heavily on the situations they've already seen. When a coach makes a brilliant,...

    Blog | May 03, 2013
  13. Option No. 1: The Burden on Kevin Durant After Russell Westbrook'...

    Zach Lowe

    Rarely have so many non-involved NBA people watched a playoff game out of sheer curiosity as was the case Saturday night, when the NBA world tuned in to see how the Thunder would function without Russell Westbrook. Things went well in many basic sens...

    Blog | April 29, 2013
  14. NBA Short-Attention-Span Power Rankings: Live Together, Die Alone...

    Chris Ryan

    A survey of the players and teams making moves in last night's NBA action. 1. The Thunder's Body Language If you have Insider, you should check out David Thorpe's piece on the chemistry of the Oklahoma City Thunder. There's a lot of speculati...

    Blog | April 05, 2013
  15. NBA Short-Attention-Span Power Rankings: The Rolling Thunder Revu...

    Chris Ryan

    A survey of the players and teams making moves in last night's NBA action. 1. Nasty Boys Sunday afternoon, after the Thunder suppressed a late-game Clippers insurrection on the road in L.A., our own Rembert Browne tweeted this: i never re...

    Blog | March 04, 2013
  16. The Thunder Are Better Than We Thought They Were Going to Be

    Zach Lowe

    Even if luxury-tax concerns were the no. 1 factor in the Thunder's decision to trade James Harden earlier than they had to, the deal still amounted to a calculated series of basketball wagers. The most general one: that the Thunder's current personne...

    Blog | December 05, 2012