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Video: 'If the Fence Could Talk'

After the Oklahoma City bombing, a chain link fence was stretched around two city blocks, sealing off the perimeter of the...

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Interview: Olivia Munn talks her Oklahoma roots, #MeToo, Time's Up Initiative during visit to her alma mater

On a gusty spring day, Olivia Munn, the actress known for her onscreen work in HBO’s “The Newsroom,” in the “X-Men” film...

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Wolfe electrified Kool-Aid, then he electrified fiction

No journalist ever moved to fiction with the panache of Tom Wolfe. But then no one ever moved to anything with quite the...

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Though familiar, 'Initiation' is a great beginning

Book review: Though familiar, 'Initiation' is a great beginning

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Oklahoma native Olivia Munn receives home-state award for standing up to sexual harassment

Olivia Munn recently received the inaugural Voice for Justice Award for her activism against sexual harassment in the workplace...

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Oklahoma and Publishers Weekly best-sellers

Oklahoma and Publishers Weekly best-sellers

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Carrie Underwood, 'Pioneer Woman' Ree Drummond, Charlie Christian and more included in 2018 Oklahoma Hall of Fame class

An "American Idol," "The Pioneer Woman" and a late, great guitar god are among the accomplished honorees who will be inducted...

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What to do in Oklahoma on May 16, 2018: Hear Radney Foster at the Blue Door

Renowned Texas singer-songwriter Radney Foster will play a two-night Oklahoma City stand at 8 p.m. today and Thursday at the...

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Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park launches new book club

During its 2018 season, Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park is not only performing works by William Shakespeare, but the venerable...

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Author to sign book at Jasmine Moran Children's Museum in Seminole

Jasmine Moran will sign her new autobiography, "The Path I Chose: In My Own Words," from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Jasmine...

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Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park launches Bard's Book Club to go with with 34th season

During its 2018 season, Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park is not only performing works by The Bard, as well as classic and...

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Oklahoma author pens dark novel about unwanted foster children.

Oklahoma author pens dark novel about unwanted foster children.

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The free reading will be at The Depot in Norman.

Ron Wallace won the 2018 Oklahoma Book Award for Poetry.

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Six more stories from P.D. James, the Queen of Crime.

Six more stories from P.D. James, the Queen of Crime.

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Oklahoma and Publishers Weekly best-sellers

Oklahoma and Publishers Weekly best-sellers

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Vernon L. Gowdy III's book is a "labor of love" from the longtime concert photographer

The writing isn't the best, but the photos speak for themselves

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Food briefs

Food briefs

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Dave Cathey, author of The Oklahoman's Food Dude column, visits chef Beth Lyon's Black Cat, a new mobile kitchen serving "mindful nourishment," and announces...

Dave Cathey, author of The Oklahoman's Food Dude column, visits chef Beth Lyon's Black Cat, a new mobile kitchen serving...

The OK -- The Food Issue

LifeFeb 4, 2018

Peanut butter. If I have one go-to food, that's it. Crunchy or smooth? Doesn't matter. Jif, Skippy or Peter Pan? Don't care. Love them all. On toast, on a cracker. Plain or with a pickle, like my mom taught me. Even on a hamburger. If you...

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Striving for perfection is making us miserable

"Selfie" by Will Storr captures a snapshot of self obsession.

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Pulitzer Prize-winning author Junot Diaz withdraws from writers' festival after allegations

Author Zinzi Clemmons confronted Junot Diaz during a Q&A session at the Sydney Writers' Festival.

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Kim Ventrella is the author of 'Skeleton Tree,' which addresses grief and beauty.

Reading can teach empathy and understanding, Oklahoma children's author says.

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One book tells the story of storm chaser Tim Samaras, killed by the massive El Reno tornado in 2013. The other shows images of almost unimaginable skies.

One book tells the story of storm chaser Tim Samaras, killed by the massive El Reno tornado in 2013. The other shows images of...

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Sara Sue Hoklotubbe, a native Oklahoman, pens mysteries set on Cherokee land.

Cherokee author continues popular mystery series with "Betrayal at the Buffalo Ranch."

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Young adult novelists will headline a panel discussion at Edmond's Best of Books.

Meet local and national authors at three events this week.

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New book published by Oklahoma Hall of Fame Publishing lets Jasmine Moran tell her story her own way.

New book published by Oklahoma Hall of Fame Publishing lets Jasmine Moran tell her story her own way.

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The books are available at every public library in Oklahoma.

Library card members can get four zoo vouchers when they check out a special book.

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Oklahoma and Publishers Weekly best-sellers

Oklahoma and Publishers Weekly best-sellers

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Oklahoma book signings

Oklahoma book signings at Tribes 131 Gallery and Full Circle Bookstore.

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Book review: Wise words, and some salty language

“If I Could Tell You Just One Thing” by Richard Reed (Chronicle Books, 273 pages, available in stores). If you could pass along...

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"Varina" tells the story of Confederate President Jefferson Davis' wife.

"Varina" tells the story of Confederate President Jefferson Davis' wife.

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Author of "Look Alive Out There" plans to write novel.

Author of "Look Alive Out There" plans to write novel.

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Americana: A thoroughly American author

I watch southern Idaho roll past the passenger window of our pickup. The first green whiskers of spring beard the hills, but...

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Oklahoman book review: 'Lost in the Beehive' by Michele Young-Stone

A coming of age story with a bit of magical realism.

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Even younglings need to learn.

Delight your Padawans with "Star Wars" workbooks.

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Oklahoman review: 'Cave of Bones' by Anne Hillerman

With "Cave of Bones," Anne Hillerman makes her father's literary world her own.

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Tammi Sauer, Lee Child have multiple Oklahoma best-sellers.

Tammi Sauer, Lee Child have multiple Oklahoma best-sellers.

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Norman historian to speak at Civil War symposium

Norman author and historian John J. Dwyer is one of two keynote speakers a Civil War symposium this week at Randall University...

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Full Circle Bookstore to hold two book signings.

Full Circle Bookstore to hold two book signings.

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Attend a writer's workshop with Edgar Award-winning author Lou Berney or go shopping for a new family pet.

Attend a writer's workshop with Edgar Award-winning author Lou Berney or go shopping for a new family pet.

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Chickasaw storyteller to speak for two hours Saturday.

Tickets cost $10 and include refreshments.

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Kanye West lets loose with flood of philosophical thoughts — did he mention he's writing a 'book'?

Rapper Kanye West took to Twitter Wednesday to share a long thread of philosophical tweets that he says were meant for a book.

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Interviews and photos: Philip Anschutz, Barry Corbin and more honored at Western Heritage Awards, hosted by Sam Elliott and Katharine Ross

The honorees at Saturday's 58th Annual Western Heritage Awards at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum ranged from...

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Five book signings this week.

Five book signings this week.

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Entertaining and handsomely printed, Ray Padgett's "Cover Me" will teach you a lot about music you thought you already knew.

Entertaining and handsomely printed, Ray Padgett's "Cover Me" will teach you a lot about music you thought you already knew.

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Award-winning author Regina Jennings, who lives outside Oklahoma City, begins new book series with "Holding the Fort."

Regina Jennings, who lives outside Oklahoma City, begins new book series with "Holding the Fort."

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What if the Donner party didn't turn to cannibalism?

A fictional take on the doomed Donner party.

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How a four-star general and a Berkeley professor wrote a book together

It's not about truth anymore; it's about entertaining narratives.

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The Tulsa Lit.Fest brings together publishing and writing experts. All events are free.

The Tulsa Lit.Fest brings together publishing and writing experts. All events are free.

The OK -- The Year in Pictures

BusinessDec 17, 2017

Welcome to the inaugural issue of The OK. (Like the tree) In this quarterly magazine we hope to provide our readers a little bit of a lot of things Oklahoma. People and places. Food and fashion. Travel and technology. And more. We'll also...

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Chris Bohjalian's 20th novel is so tense you might forget to breathe.

Chris Bohjalian's 20th novel is so tense you might forget to breathe.

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Many of Oklahoma's top-selling children's books are by state authors.

Stalwarts David Grann and Ree Drummond continue to sell well in Oklahoma.

Philip Anschutz, Barry Corbin and more honored at Western Heritage Awards

Diamonds twinkled with turquoise, cowboy boots matched with tuxedos — and everything else — and Westerners from all walks of...

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Bill Hader has HBO series 'Barry' renewed, in talks to star in 'It' sequel

Tulsa native Bill Hader has seen his HBO series 'Barry' renewed, and he's reportedly in talks to star in the 'It' movie sequel

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Oklahoma and Publishers Weekly best-sellers

The hottest sellers locally and nationally.

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Three Oklahoma City signings

Four Oklahoma City signings

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What do the lights mean? Why are the crows after her? A teen girl seeks answers.

Oklahoman book review: 'The Tombs' by Deborah Schaumberg. Debut novel imagines a girl who can see energy.

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Oklahoman book review: 'Still Me' by Jojo Moyes

Can a novel teach empathy? This one can. The continuing saga of Louisa Clark, professional caregiver.

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OKC singer-songwriter K.C. Clifford to perform ‘Anthology for a Songwriter’

Award-winning Oklahoma City folk singer-songwriter K.C. Clifford will pay homage to her literary inspirations at “Anthology for...

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Eunice Kennedy Shriver was lifelong advocate for those with mental disabilities.

Oklahoman book review: 'Eunice: The Kennedy Who Changed the World'. Eileen McNamara's new book about Eunice Kennedy Shriver is...

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What to do in Oklahoma on April 3, 2018: Check out Read Across Oklahoma at the Oklahoma City Zoo

Read Across Oklahoma returns as hundreds of children will gather starting at 9 a.m. today at the Oklahoma City Zoo, 2000...

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Signings on Tuesday and Saturday.

Meet a local children's author and a finalist for the nonfiction Oklahoma Book Award.

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View history through the eyes of Oklahoman photographers.

View history through the eyes of Oklahoman photographers.

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C.J. Box writes another winning novel in the Joe Pickett mystery series.

You may be confused a little if you haven't read the other Joe Pickett novels, but it's worth going back and reading them all.

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Get in on the ground floor of a new thriller series

Book review: "The Escape Artist" by Brad Meltzer (Grand Central Publishing, 434 pages, in stores)

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Choctaw author, storyteller, performer Tim Tingle is Lifetime Achievement Award winner

Choctaw author, storyteller, performer Tim Tingle is Lifetime Achievement Award winner

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"All the President's Men," the 1974 book that documented the investigation into President Richard Nixon, tops the local nonfiction chart.

"All the President's Men," the 1974 book that documented the investigation into President Richard Nixon, tops the local...

Lyric Theatre is staging Tony-winning musical 'Fun Home'

Veteran performer Lyn Cramer will play the lead in Lyric Theatre’s Oklahoma City premiere production of the Tony Award-winning...

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'School for Psychics' should appeal to 'Harry Potter' fans

Book review: “School for Psychics” by K.C. Archer. A group of psychic young people are brought to an island for training.

Oklahoma and Publishers Weekly best-sellers

Oklahoma authors top the state best-seller lists in nonfiction and children's books.

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What to do in Oklahoma on March 26, 2018: Hear Sheldon Russell discuss his new book 'The Bridge Troll Murders' at UCO

EDMOND - Sheldon Russell, a professor emeritus of the University of Central Oklahoma, will return to discuss and sign his...

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FULL CIRCLE BOOKSTORE 50 Penn Place William Matson and the Edward Clown family, nearest living relatives to the Lakota war...

Book tells story of 'Young Sam Walton'

Sam Walton was known the world over as an entrepreneur, business icon and humble man. Born in 1918 in Kingfisher — working in...

Oklahoma and Publishers Weekly best-sellers

OKLAHOMA BEST-SELLERS FICTION 1. “The Great Alone” by Kristin Hannah (St. Martin's Press) 2. “Lilac Girls” by Martha Hall Kelly...

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Seniors band together to unmask a killer preying on Florida's old folks.

Seniors band together to unmask a killer preying on Florida's old folks.

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Ree Drummond coming to Edmond

EDMOND — Best of Books has announced an upcoming book signing for The Pioneer Woman, Ree Drummond. Drummond will be signing...

Book World: Explorers, old and new, on a quest for a mythical passage

"Disappointment River: Finding and Losing the Northwest Passage" by Brian Castner (352 pages) In a sense, this book grew out of...

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Radney Foster to play two-night OKC stand

Renowned Texas singer-songwriter Radney Foster will play a two-night Oklahoma City stand April 20-21 at the Blue Door.

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Thunder wants aggressive Patterson in small-ball lineup

When Patrick Patterson is on the court against the Jazz, he can spread the Utah defense. At power forward and particularly at...

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OKC Thunder: What they are saying about Game 4

A look at what people are saying about the Oklahoma City Thunder's Game 4 against the Utah Jazz.

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Thunder-Jazz Game 4: Report Card

Game 4 of this playoff series between the Thunder and Jazz was critical. How did Oklahoma City grade out? Here's a look at the...

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Jazz clubs OKC, takes 3-1 series lead

SALT LAKE CITY — On the Thunder's first defensive possession, Russell Westbrook clapped his hands together and pushed up tight...

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Durant: Instagram like is ‘no story’

Kevin Durant — who famously left the Thunder for Golden State in free agency after the 2015-16 season — liked an Instagram post...

Armed teachers? Okemah sees it as 'better way to protect the kids'

NewsMar 11, 2018

Okemah is one of the few school districts in Oklahoma where teachers and school staff can carry a gun on school property, a policy the local board approved two years ago.

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Thunder at Jazz lineups, tipoff TV time and TV info

The Utah Jazz hosts the Oklahoma City Thunder at 9:30 p.m. Monday in Game 4 of the first round of the Western Conference playoffs.

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Thunder bench units have been fine vs. Utah

Billy Donovan keeps looking for new combinations that might work vs. Utah

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Jazz ownership committed to Salt Lake

The Jazz practice facility sits in the home of a former auto dealership.

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Gobert inspires many nicknames

Utah's 7-foot-1 defensive force has knocked the Thunder offense off its bearings

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Westbrook's defense goes beyond stopping Rubio from scoring

SALT LAKE CITY – Russell Westbrook made his proclamation. What happens next is the big question. Westbrook sat on the podium...

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Thunder journal: The good and bad of OKC’s small-ball lineup

SALT LAKE CITY — One small-ball lineup worked until it didn't for the Thunder on Saturday. Patrick Patterson was the first...

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Russell Westbrook doesn't blame health for Game 3 problems

Post-game news conference quotes from Thunder-Jazz

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NBA playoffs are fun for coaches

Utah leads Thunder 2-1, but Quin Snyder says the Jazz hasn't accomplished anything yet

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Salt Lake City travelblog: A Moroccan loves America

My first full day in Salt Lake City was long. I don’t know how long, 8 a.m. to 1 a.m.? Only an hour or so of break in the...

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Thunder Buddies podcast: Jazz play the Thunder in Game 3

Ricky Rubio was at his best. Russell Westbrook wasn’t. Looking back at Game 3 and ahead to a critical Game 4 for OKC.

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Thunder vs. Jazz Game 3 by the numbers

.389 Thunder's shooting percentage the final 31:13 of the game. .667 Thunder's shooting percentage the first 16:47 of the...

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Rubio dominates Westbrook as Jazz routs Thunder

The Thunder trailed by only four, though it seemed like 40 on this Saturday night.

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Thunder deviates from game plan in 115-102 loss to Jazz in Game 3

In a 115-102 loss to the Jazz in Game 3 of the Western Conference first round on Saturday, the Thunder went away from what was...

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Thunder-Jazz Game 3: Report Card

The grades are in from Game 3 of the first-round playoff series between the Thunder and the Jazz.

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OKC Thunder: What they are saying about Game 3

A collection of what people are saying about Game 3 between the Oklahoma City Thunder and Utah Jazz.

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Donovan Mitchell making waves in series, but impressed Paul George early

Paul George didn’t know Donovan Mitchell would be this good this soon, but when George worked out with the Utah Jazz rookie...

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Jazz beats Thunder 115-102 to take Game 3

Ricky Rubio had a triple-double and the Utah Jazz won Game 3 of a first-round playoff series against the Thunder 115-102 on...

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Q&A: ESPN's Kara Lawson on her path to NBA analyst

Lawson is currently one of the few female NBA analysts, as she started as the TV analyst for the Washington Wizards in 2017. On...

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Salt Lake City beautiful at night

A first trip to Salt Lake City promises a variety of new adventures

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As series shifts, Donovan seeks tweaks, and he's found them before

Billy Donovan has shown postseason acumen before, and as the Thunder heads to Salt Lake City with this first-round Western...

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Paul George eyeing bounceback with more rest, secret game plan

You’d never guess by Paul George’s explosive Game 1 against the Jazz that offense has been his problem.

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Thunder Q&A: Patrick Patterson on his shot, his role and his season

Patrick Patterson's first two playoff games with the Thunder haven't gone exactly as planned, nor has his first season in...

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Thunder Q&A: Patrick Patterson on his shot, his role and his season

Patrick Patterson's first two playoff games with the Thunder haven't gone exactly as planned, nor has his first season in...

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Thunder vs. Jazz lineups, tipoff TV time and TV info

The Utah Jazz host the Oklahoma City Thunder in Game 3 of the first round of the Western Conference playoffs at 9 p.m. Saturday.

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D-League experience restored Snyder's coaching chops

After scandal at Missouri, Snyder seemed unlikely to emerge as Mike Krzyzewski's greatest protégé, but that's what happened...

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Play Adams more against Favors, not Gobert

Resting Adams when Rudy Gobert is on the court could pay off for OKC on multiple fronts

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Raymond Felton Q&A: 'All the little things' mean a lot at playoff time

After the Jazz evened its first-round series with the Thunder at 1-1, Felton met with reporters to talk about the little things...

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Adams ducks health questions, says right hand, arm are 'fine'

If you want to talk basketball, Steven Adams is your man.

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Why Brewer on Mitchell isn't a Thunder issue

Leading into the series, Paul George said he was up for the challenge of guarding Donovan Mitchell, but Thunder coach Billy...

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New Orleans' sweep in Portland was mighty impressive

The Jazz's victory in Game 2 made Utah among the more impressive NBA playoff teams through two games

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Thunder Buddies podcast: The Jazz strike back, OKC shrinks in Game 2

Welcome to the home of our Thunder Buddies podcast, named, in part, from Universal Studios' highly-acclaimed comedy 'Ted,' but...

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Power Lunch: Chat live with columnist Berry Tramel

Log on at 11 a.m. to chat live with columnist Berry Tramel. He'll be talking about the Thunder's Game 2 loss to Utah, OU/OSU...

Concealment of Tar Creek audit likely unprecedented in Oklahoma history

NewsMar 11, 2018

A decision by the Oklahoma attorney general’s office in recent years to not release an audit that uncovered evidence of a conspiracy against the state is unprecedented in modern Oklahoma history — and perhaps in the entirety of Oklahoma history.

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Thunder report card: Steven Adams not enough of a factor in Thunder loss to Jazz

The Thunder lost to Utah in Game 2, and rebounding was a key

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Thunder journal: Adams fouls out during OKC rally

Walking to the Thunder bench during a timeout, Steven Adams tried to talk to official Gary Zielinski about Rudy Gobert lowering...

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Turnovers are a glass jaw for Thunder in Game 2 loss

On a night that the Jazz evened up this first-round playoff series with a 102-95 victory, there were lots of reasons that the...

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Jazz dominates fourth quarter to beat OKC

The Thunder took a 10-point lead with a minute left in the third quarter, but from there, Utah dominated to even this Western...

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Donovan Mitchell helps Jazz steal home court advantage in Game 2 victory

It had for much of the night been Utah’s game to lose, and it seemed the Jazz might lose it. The Thunder offense had been...

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Steven Adams fouls out, storms off in Thunder's Game 2 loss

Steven Adams fouled out and walked straight past the Thunder bench with his arms locked at his side and straight into the...

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OKC Thunder: A look at Utah's Game 2 victory by the numbers

0Thunder players with a positive plus-minus in the first half when the Jazz built a lead as large as nine points. 5Thunder...

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Thunder Q&A: OKC superfan, amateur artist Nanae Yamano

After the Wall Street Journal featured her in a piece entitled “The Oklahoma City Thunder’s Biggest Fan Lives in Japan” in...

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Thunder's slow start gets social media crowd going early

How the Thunder's Game 2 loss to the Jazz played on social media.

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Jazz beats Thunder 102-95 to take Game 2 and even up series

Donovan Mitchell scored a game-high 28 points and the Utah Jazz defeated the Oklahoma City Thunder 102-95 Wednesday night in...

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Rockets heavy favorite to win NBA title

The website fivethirtyeight.com crunches the numbers and gives the Thunder a 17 percent chance of making the Western Conference...

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Russell Westbrook up for 'Best Style' fan vote at 2018 NBA Awards

For the second consecutive year, Russell Westbrook is a finalist for Best Style, an award he won last season in addition to his...

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Former Oklahoma State guard Marcus Smart reveals mother has cancer

Smart, who hasn't played in the Boston-Milwaukee first-round series because of a torn tendon in his right thumb, said his...

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Physical play a key for Thunder, Jazz as series continues

When the Thunder and Jazz resume their first-round Western Conference series for Game 2 on Wednesday, expect some bumping and...

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Davis was suspended for not knowing what he didn't know

Thunder's television voice returns for Game 2 after his use of "cotton-pickin'" resulted in a game suspension

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Thunder journal: Grant, Adams can pass when OKC faces the double

It's a play which seems simple enough, but it's not second nature to players like Steven Adams and Jerami Grant. But they're...

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Udoh enjoys interacting with fans

Edmond Santa Fe graduate is an avid reader, and his book club lets him interact with fans

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Thunder vs. Jazz lineups, tipoff TV time and TV info

The Oklahoma City Thunder hosts the Utah Jazz in Game 2 of the first round of the Western Conference playoffs at 7 p.m. Wednesday.

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Russell Westbrook among NBA's most popular jerseys

On Tuesday, the NBA released its list of the top-selling jerseys and team merchandise for the 2017-18 season. Russell Westbrook...

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Paul George (hip) still non-contact in Thunder practice leading into Game 2 against Jazz

Thunder coach Billy Donovan said Tuesday that Paul George was limited in practice for the second day in a row since suffering a...

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PG13 & Joe Ingles have feuded before

Jazz sharpshooter says he's never so much as talked to George, but they definitely had words back on Dec. 23

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Thunder needs defensive detail to continue against Jazz

Utah's Ricky Rubio took a probing behind-the-back dribble as Derrick Favors came to set a screen at the 3-point line. Carmelo...

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Why reserves give Thunder reason to celebrate

A year ago, the bench was a disaster for the Thunder in the postseason. After the playoff opener, the reserves may instead be...

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Thunder hope to attack Jazz inside, despite Gobert's presence

Sometimes it seems impossible to score against Rudy Gobert. The Jazz center is nicknamed the Stifle Tower for a reason, and not...

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Utah rookie nervous in playoff debut

Mitchell was nervous in Game 1 against the Thunder, but his play was extraordinary

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Will Mitchell play Game 2 for Utah?

Pain tolerance likely the key for Utah's star rookie to play in Game 2 vs. Thunder

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Thunder-Jazz: Referees let them play

When Game 1 of Thunder-Jazz was over, some of the media and players talked of how physical was the game. And maybe it was. But...

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Power Lunch: Chat live with Thunder writer Erik Horne

Log on at 11 a.m. to talk about the Oklahoma City Thunder's Game 1 win over Utah with Thunder beat writer Erik Horne.

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Impressive shotmaking opens up Thunder offense

The Thunder dinged Utah with tough shots in the first half, then quality passing opened up things in the fourth quarter

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Thunder flips the switch, but will it stay on?

Just because the switch was flipped in Game 1 for the Thunder doesn’t mean it will stay in the “ON” position in Game 2.

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Thunder Buddies podcast: 'Playoff P' emerges in Game 1

Welcome to the home of our Thunder Buddies podcast, named, in part, from Universal Studios' highly-acclaimed comedy 'Ted,' but...

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Paul George backs up talk of 'Playoff P' as Thunder wins 116-108

Paul George had a game-high 36 points and hit 13-of-20 shots, many of which came with the two-way terror operating with a...

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Thunder report card from Game 1 win over Jazz

The Thunder didn't play great all night, but played great in enough ways to knock off Utah

Retirement not in sight for university president

NewsMar 10, 2018

Burns Hargis became president of Oklahoma State University 10 years ago. "Fortunately, the lion’s share of it has been terrific," said Hargis, 72, who quickly discovered being around 25,000 young adults at work is exhilarating.

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Thunder vs. Jazz Game 1: By the Numbers

The key numbers in the Oklahoma City Thunder's Game 1 win over the Utah Jazz.

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OKC Thunder: What they're saying about the Thunder's Game 1 win over the Jazz

The hot takes came early and often during and after Game 1 of the first-round playoff series between the Oklahoma City Thunder...

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What Donovan Mitchell's playoff debut has in common with LeBron James

Donovan Mitchell was the first rookie since LeBron James in 2006 to have at least 25 points and 10 rebounds in a playoff debut.

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Paul George scores 36 points as Thunder takes Game 1 over Jazz 116-108

Making his playoff debut with the Thunder, Paul George went off for 36 points on 13-for-20 shooting to lead Oklahoma City to a...

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Is this Thunder team built for the playoffs?

From Billy Donovan's coaching to experienced players to elite offensive talent, this Thunder roster seems made for the playoffs

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How the Thunder was built

This Thunder team was built for the playoffs; here's how the roster was constructed

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Why the Thunder is in a small-market category all its own

The Thunder and the Jazz are both small-market franchises in the NBA, but they are the same in label only. OKC has developed a...

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How the Thunder defends the Jazz

The Thunder limited the Jazz to 89.5 points per game in four meetings in the regular season, its second-lowest opponent scoring...

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Why the Thunder switches so much

Thunder fans moan and groan at OKC's constant switching on defense. But it’s not as easy as just saying "stop" and it's also...

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Thunder-Jazz matchup comparison

Thunder has some edges, Jazz has others as first-round playoff series nears

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Thunder must 'flip the switch' to have playoff success

Teams with fewer than 50 wins, such as this season's Thunder squad, don't often 'flip the switch' in playoffs.

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Four unexpected runs to the conference finals and beyond

The NBA Playoffs are built to minimize upsets. But occasionally a team finds a way make an unexpected run.

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Paul George ready to defend Donovan Mitchell

Paul George still has to score, still has to be finisher when Russell Westbrook is on the court and a playmaker when he’s off it.

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Corey Brewer, Alex Abrines progressing but status undetermined for Game 1 against Jazz

Thunder shooting guards Corey Brewer and Alex Abrines continue to progress toward Sunday’s Western Conference first-round...

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Russell Westbrook on Thunder TV announcer Brian Davis: 'What he said wasn't OK'

Russell Westbrook and Paul George each addressed questions about Brian Davis at Saturday's practice.

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Why talk of the NBA Playoffs can wait

On Friday, the Thunder suspended play-by-play broadcaster Brian Davis for one game after he used a "highly inappropriate and...

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After playoff layoff, Carmelo Anthony set for new postseason role in OKC

Carmelo Anthony remembers that first playoff game, the way the intensity ramped up and the players dialed in and how he tried...

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Alex Abrines, Corey Brewer still in question for Thunder-Jazz Game 1

Neither Abrines nor Brewer participated in Thunder practice Friday.

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Getting to know the Utah Jazz

The Thunder never has played a playoff series against Utah; that changes starting Sunday

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Check out the Thunder fan T-shirts for Game 1 of the playoffs

The playoffs are here. You know what that means. Free T-shirts.

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Thunder play-by-play announcer Brian Davis suspended

The Thunder announced Friday that it has suspended TV play-by-play announcer Brian Davis for Game 1 of the Western Conference...

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Power Lunch: Chat live with Thunder writer Erik Horne

The Oklahoma City Thunder begins its playoff run on Sunday vs. the Utah Jazz. Come talk about the series with beat writer Erik...

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Can playoffs match drama of NBA's regular season?

The playoff positioning created great drama; can the playoffs themselves live up to that?

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Jazz's Gobert the beast the Thunder helped unleash

Three years ago, the Thunder did Utah a favor. OK, the Jazz helped the Thunder, too, but while OKC was changed on its edges,...

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Report: Corey Brewer plans to play vs. Jazz in Game 1

Corey Brewer has a sprained knee, but a report on Thursday said the Thunder guard intends to play on Sunday when his team opens...

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Report: Corey Brewer plans to play in Sunday's playoff opener

The Thunder confirmed on Thursday that Corey Brewer has a sprained right knee as a report said he intends to play on Sunday.

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Thunder calls Brian Davis' comment 'offensive and inappropriate'

If you were watching the Thunder's 137-123 win over the Grizzlies in Wednesday night's regular-season finale, you might have...

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Does OKC need Brewer against Utah?

Brewer has been a reasonable facsimile for the missing Andre Roberson, but who can be a reasonable facsimile for Brewer?

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Thunder-Jazz series schedule set, Game 1 Sunday

The Thunder will open the playoffs on Sunday with a home game against the Utah Jazz.

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Thunder Buddies podcast: Wrapping up the regular season

Welcome to the home of our Thunder Buddies podcast, named, in part, from Universal Studios' highly-acclaimed comedy 'Ted,' but...

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Thunder gets No. 4 seed, to face Jazz in first round of Western Conference playoffs

A 137-123 win for the Thunder against Memphis on Wednesday ensured that OKC will face Utah in the first round of the Western...

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Westbrook doubles Oscar Robertson's historic feat

Westbrook finishes season with double digit averages in points, rebounds and assists

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Thunder to face Jazz in first round

A win for the Thunder against Memphis on Wednesday ensured that OKC will face Utah in the first round of the Western Conference...

Nearly 150 law enforcement agencies fail to submit audit of untested rape kits

NewsMar 5, 2018

A statewide audit of untested rape kits has counted nearly 7,000 kits so far. However, nearly 150 Oklahoma law enforcement agencies have yet to report back.

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Westbrook leads salute to Collison before game

Maybe the Thunder center will return for a 15th season with the only franchise for which he’s ever played. Maybe there’s...

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George up, Brewer (knee) down in OKC's 137-123 win against Memphis

For the Thunder in its final game of the regular season, there was no hesitation, no hitch in a shot, no waiting for a clutch...

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Russell Westbrook clinches triple-double average for second-consecutive season

Russell Westbrook needed 16 rebounds in the Thunder's final game against Memphis on Wednesday to become the first player in NBA...

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Here's how to honor Nick Collison in perhaps his final regular-season game

Collison has played 1,000 games, counting playoffs, for the Thunder franchise

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Western Conference Playoff Snapshot: April 11

Finally, some clarity. The Thunder enters Wednesday night with three possible playoff seeds and two potential opponents. Here's...

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Why Russ is still driving the bus

Off-season acquisitions have taken some pressure off Russell Westbrook, but on the verge of the playoffs, there is no doubt...

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What would Russell Westbrook averaging a triple-double mean the second time around?

With those 16 rebounds, Westbrook can be the first player to average a triple-double in back-to-back seasons, which is why the...

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Thunder needs a win and some help to host first-round playoff series

On Tuesday afternoon, the NBA released a chart, a handy reference guide for the final impactful games this week in the Western...

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Thunder vs. Grizzlies lineups, tip-off time and TV info

The Oklahoma City Thunder hosts the Memphis Grizzlies at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the regular-season finale.

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Thunder's ancestors made a playoff charge in 1987

From a mediocre regular season to the West finals, the 1986-87 Seattle SuperSonics turned their season around

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Power Lunch Chat with Columnist Berry Tramel

Join Berry to chat about the Thunder, OU, OSU and more

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Thunder still can get fourth seed

If the Jazz beats Warriors and loses to Portland, the Thunder can secure the fourth seed with a victory over Memphis

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Western Conference Playoff Snapshot: April 10

Today's look at the NBA's Western Conference playoff picture:  PLAYOFF TEAMS TeamRecordGames behindSeeds in play1....

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Mick Cornett knew sports could change Oklahoma City's brand — he never dreamed it would happen this way

Mick Cornett had a plan to transform Oklahoma City's brand when he became the mayor in 2004. He wanted to use sports to do it,...

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Thunder Buddies podcast: Playoffs?! OKC can talk about them

Welcome to the home of our Thunder Buddies podcast, named, in part, from Universal Studios' highly-acclaimed comedy 'Ted,' but...

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Carmelo happy to be back in playoffs

But the Thunder’s 115-93 win against the Heat Monday at AmericanAirlines Arena assured a postseason berth in his first season...

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Thunder clinches playoff berth, whips Miami

MIAMI — So many times, the Thunder had failed to finish. It had spent so much of this season seemingly on the brink. It had...

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Abrines gives Thunder spark in terrible first quarter

MIAMI — When nothing much was going right, Alex Abrines had a little something. The Thunder reserve was a first-quarter spark...

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Live Coverage: OKC Thunder vs. Miami Heat

Tune in here for updates from the OKC Thunder game against Miami.

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Does Thunder-Heat game mean more to OKC?

Would Heat rather finish seventh than sixth and play Boston in the first round of the Eastern Conference playoffs?

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Thunder at Heat lineups, tip-off time and TV info

The Miami Heat host the Oklahoma City Thunder at 6:30 p.m. Monday.

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ESPN's BPI projections have Thunder fourth

The Thunder loses most of the tiebreakers in the jumbled Western Conference, but OKC still can get the fourth seed

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Power Lunch: Chat live with Thunder writer Brett Dawson

Fresh off a victory over Western Conference No. 1 seed Houston, the Oklahoma City Thunder squares off against the Miami Heat...

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Western Conference Playoff Snapshot: April 9

The Jazz clinched a playoff bid on Sunday. Three more teams, including the Thunder, could do it on Monday.

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Thunder can still place fourth in the West

The playoffs virtually are assured for the Thunder, after some precarious times

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With playoff bid in sight, Thunder looks to avoid familiar letdown

MIAMI — Barely an hour had passed since the Thunder's win against the Rockets on Saturday, and already the Oklahoma City locker...

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Donovan's Grant gamble pays off in critical win

MIAMI — There might not be anything wrong with Steven Adams. The Thunder center had left the court for the locker room after...

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Thunder Buddies podcast: Defueling the Rockets in the 4th

The Thunder won a huge game for its playoff hopes, did it with defense and did it in particular with Russell Westbrook's...

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Western Conference Playoff Snapshot: April 8

The Thunder didn't get any outside help, but it got a big win to remain in the top eight. Meanwhile, Portland is leaving the...

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For Thunder Girls coach, game-night experience for fans matters

Paige Carter knew her dream was a long shot. A dancer since age 4, Carter performed at sporting events in college at the...

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Thunder players get big say in community engagement

The Thunder's practice facility has amenities worthy of a five-star hotel. But beyond the weight room, the in-house chef or the...

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Westbrook on MVP race: 'Obviously (Harden’s) leading the charge'

A year after Russell Westbrook rallied to take the NBA’s Most Valuable Player from James Harden — the frontrunner for most of...

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Russell Westbrook rallies Thunder to 108-102 win at Rockets

It wasn’t life or playoff death for the Thunder in the fourth quarter at the Toyota Center, but it wasn’t far from it against...

Oklahoma judge let other child rapists avoid prison, court records show

NewsMar 4, 2018

Controversial judge in southern Oklahoma has signed off on other plea deals allowing probation for sex offenders.

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Western Conference Playoff Snapshot: April 7

Anthony Davis and the Pelicans jump into the No. 4 spot and the Timberwolves avoid a brutal loss, setting up a Saturday in...

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Superior spacing separates Rockets from Thunder offensively

HOUSTON — James Harden had options. On a possession last month in Oklahoma City, the Rockets guard got a step on Thunder...

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Thunder journal: PG says playoffs, Thunder finish won't influence free agency

The Thunder's summer will be dictated by Paul George. The 27-year-old All-Star knows the impact of his upcoming free agency...

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Thunder vs. Rockets lineups, tipoff TV time and TV info

The Houston Rockets host the Oklahoma City Thunder at 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

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Paul George reflects on free agency, recruiting, his Thunder expectations

With three games to go in the regular season, George said he still feels the same about his future as he did in January, when...

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Russell Westbrook, Paul George selected to USA Men's Basketball National Team pool

USA Basketball announced Friday that Thunder guard Russell Westbrook and forward Paul George are among 35 players selected to...

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Power Lunch: Chat live with Thunder writer Brett Dawson

With three games left in the regular season, the Oklahoma City Thunder is fighting for playoff positioning. Thunder writer...

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Western Conference Playoff Snapshot: April 6

The Nuggets are making their move, and Utah has its sights set on homecourt advantage.

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Raymond Felton a missing piece to Thunder's playoff puzzle

Billy Donovan had no desire to talk about the playoffs. But you can guarantee he remembers last season's brief five-game first...

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Patterson's path to 3-point specialist began in Houston

The Rockets put Patrick Patterson on the perimeter, and he was wide-open-minded. The Oklahoma City forward, who started his...

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If Thunder misses playoffs, it keeps its first-round draft pick

The Thunder needs the playoffs to help with its sales pitch to Paul George, but if George leaves, the Thunder needs a good...

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Western Conference Playoff Snapshot: April 5

The Spurs lose a second straight game, falling into a tie with the Thunder and giving Utah (for now) control of the No. 4 seed.

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Western Conference Playoff Snapshot: April 4

The Thunder fell to sixth, the Jazz hurdled the Spurs and the general chaos continued in the Western Conference playoff pursuit.

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Paul George's shooting form now in question along with OKC future

For the sake of the Thunder, Paul George would benefit from finding the right mechanics with three games to go in the regular...

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With three games to go, Thunder's playoff berth, seed still a question

With three games to play, the Thunder is 45-34, still fighting to clinch a playoff spot and solidify a seed. And though the...

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Oklahoma’s Isaac Gilton picked in first NBA 2K League draft

Seven years ago, Isaac Gilton was just a 13-year-old playing Xbox in Jenks. Now, he's a professional NBA 2K player -- the only...

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fivethirtyeight.com still has Thunder placing 4th

The Thunder is slumping, but so are most of the teams in the Western Conference playoff chase

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How did Westbrook manage six assists against Golden State?

Thunder bench -- and Westbrook's fellow stars -- were ineffective against the Warriors,

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Thunder Buddies podcast: Westbrook vs. the Warriors not enough

Welcome to the home of our Thunder Buddies podcast, named, in part, from Universal Studios' highly-acclaimed comedy 'Ted,' but...

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Thunder bench struggles in first half

Alex Abrines drove, and Jordan Bell awaited. Abrines, the Thunder's 6-foot-6 sharpshooter and Bell, a springy Warriors reserve...

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Durant wins another against Oklahoma City

The first half belonged to Kevin Durant. The second half belonged to Russell Westbrook. But the ballgame belonged to the...

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Westbrook support missing in Thunder's 111-107 loss to Warriors

Raymond Felton slapped the ball in frustration after a costly turnover in the Thunder's backcourt. Felton was trying to throw...

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Westbrook is playing more minutes than ever

Billy Donovan is playing his best players at a very high rate in this season of close Thunder games

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Western Conference Playoff Snapshot: April 3

After a night off, the NBA is back on Tuesday with a number of games that could impact the Western Conference playoff chase.

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Westbrook's game face changes for Golden State

Westbrook goes from aggressive to maniacal against the Warriors; maybe that's a good thing for the Thunder

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Would the Thunder want the Warriors in the first round?

Who does the Thunder want in the playoffs? The better question: Who does the Thunder match up best with in the playoffs? It's...

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Thunder vs. Warriors lineups, tip-off time and TV info

THUNDER VS. WARRIORS •When: 7 p.m., Tuesday •Where: Chesapeake Energy Arena •TV: TNT (Cox 31/HD 730; Dish 138; DirecTV 245;...

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For Thunder assistant Maurice Cheeks, Hall call is worth the wait

Maurice Cheeks didn't make the Hall of Fame the first time he was named a finalist. Or the second. It didn't bother the Thunder...

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Thunder Buddies podcast: Closing the Pelicans in the clutch

Welcome to the home of our Thunder Buddies podcast, named, in part, from Universal Studios' highly-acclaimed comedy 'Ted,' but...

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Power Lunch: Chat live with Thunder writer Erik Horne

The OKC Thunder moved back into the No. 5 spot in the Western Conference playoff standings with a win over New Orleans on...

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Western Conference Playoff Snapshot: April 2

The Jazz won big, the Thunder moved up and the Nuggets are making their move. It was a busy Sunday before a Monday off in the...

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Thunder still projected fifth in the West

The final 10 days of the season figure to be wild as the Western Conference shakes out its playoff possibilities.

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Thunder's Bennett recovering from brain surgery

Thunder chairman remains private about his condition, but he's clearly getting better

Command and Control

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Halliburton's Remote Operations Control Center in El Reno boosts efficiency throughout the region.

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Westbrook gets triple-double, Thunder beat Pelicans 109-104

Russell Westbrook had a triple-double to lead the Oklahoma City Thunder over the New Orleans Pelicans 109-104 on Sunday night.

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Cheeks’ Hall of Fame nod through OKC’s eyes

The word had started to leak out earlier Wednesday across the Internet. Jason Kidd was in. So were Grant Hill and Steve Nash....

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Thunder's need for Jerami Grant evident in his growth in OKC

Jim Boeheim's seen it. So has Billy Donovan. Even Carmelo Anthony could see it in the closing stages of the Thunder's latest...

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As it rides losing streak, is the Thunder in danger of missing the playoffs?

Though the Thunder still remains a favorite to secure one of the eight Western Conference playoff spots, there are no...

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Thunder at Pelicans lineups, tip-off time and TV info

The New Orleans Pelicans host the Oklahoma City Thunder at 5 p.m. Sunday.

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Thunder Buddies podcast: Loss to Nuggets exposes old OKC issue

Welcome to the home of our Thunder Buddies podcast, named, in part, from Universal Studios' highly-acclaimed comedy 'Ted,' but...

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Western Conference Playoff Snapshot: March 31

The Thunder dropped a third straight game and fell to sixth, and the playoff chase is getting considerably less comfortable in...

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Thunder woeful from the line, short range in 126-125 OT loss to Nuggets

Self-sacrifice. Rebounding. Hustle. 3-pointers. A road-weary opponent. A defense that found itself in the fourth quarter. The...

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Carmelo opts to let Jerami Grant play

He'd had a hot start, and Carmelo Anthony had a chance to see what he could do at the finish. But as the Thunder's heated game...

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Thunder Buddies podcast: Spurred in San Antonio

Welcome to the home of our Thunder Buddies podcast, named, in part, from Universal Studios' highly-acclaimed comedy 'Ted,' but...

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Power Lunch: Chat live with Thunder writer Erik Horne

The Oklahoma City Thunder slipped a spot in the Western Conference standings thanks to last night's loss to San Antonio. Come...

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Westbrook's 3-point flings new international distress signal

Thunder's offense stagnates in the final 13 minutes, and OKC loses to San Antonio.

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Thunder has been solid against winners

Minnesota has an even worse record than does the Thunder against the NBA's losing-record teams

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Western Conference Playoff Snapshot: March 30

The Thunder dropped out of fourth, Kevin Durant returned (and departed soon after) on a relatively quiet night in the playoff...

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Thunder journal: Hall of Fame finally in reach for Cheeks

SAN ANTONIO — The Final Four is in town, and on Saturday college basketball's showcase event will pause to honor some of the...

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Thunder can't solve San Antonio defense in loss

SAN ANTONIO — His team was 90 minutes away from tipoff of a game against the Thunder, and Gregg Popovich was fielding a...

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Thunder vs. Nuggets lineups, tip-off time and TV info

The Oklahoma City Thunder hosts the Denver Nuggets at 7 p.m. Friday.

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Thunder assistant Maurice Cheeks to be inducted into Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame

After at 20-year wait, the 61-year-old Thunder assistant coach will be inducted into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame in...

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Western Conference Playoff Snapshot: March 29

A huge night from Karl-Anthony Towns boosts the Timberwolves, the Jazz stumble and the Thunder and Spurs get set for a key...

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Thunder, Spurs are not the same culture

The Spurs are quite publicly held accountable; the Thunder not so much

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THUNDER JOURNAL: Aldridge could miss Thunder game

Aldridge underwent an MRI Wednesday morning and was coming into Oklahoma City red hot, scoring 178 points over his last five games

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THUNDER: Playoff seeding on the line in next three games

The Spurs and Pelicans are on virtually even ground with the Thunder. The Nuggets are trying to work their way in from outside...

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Thunder's Carmelo Anthony a finalist for PBWA Citizenship Award

Carmelo Anthony was named one of five finalists Wednesday for the 2017-18 J. Walter Kennedy Citizenship Award, presented by the...

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Thunder at Spurs lineups, tip-off time and TV info

The San Antonio Spurs host the Oklahoma City Thunder at 7 p.m. Thursday

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Western Conference Playoff Snapshot: March 28

Damian Lillard paces Portland, then leaves a road trip early. Meanwhile, the Rockets keep rolling.

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Thunder journal: Despite repetition, Terrance Ferguson drinks up endorsement debut

On the court, Terrance Ferguson never seems to slow down. But in his commercial acting debut, Ferguson learned that life as a...

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Thunder assistant Maurice Cheeks waiting patiently for his Hall of Fame call

The practice court had cleared on Tuesday, and Thunder assistant Maurice Cheeks came walking out of one of the back rooms,...

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Western Conference Playoff Snapshot: March 27

Only two teams in the Western Conference playoff hunt took the court on Monday. Both results went well for the Thunder.

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As misses mount, what's wrong with Paul George's shot since the All-Star break?

Paul George sat back, and out of nowhere he pounced. The Thunder was clinging to a four-point lead late in last Friday's home...

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Thunder journal: Portland's Turner says he'll pay Ferguson's fine

When players get technical fouls, it doesn't end there. Fines are included. Thunder rookie Terrance Ferguson received his first...

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Would OKC prefer Golden State to Portland in first round?

If the Thunder falls below fifth place, it might be better off at seventh, against the injured Warriors, rather than sixth...

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Carmelo talks after a long wait

The frustrations mount for Carmelo Anthony and the Thunder after a loss to the Blazers.

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Video: Paul George teams up with Terrance Ferguson for new Gatorade Flow commercials

Paul George is bringing Terrance Ferguson along for the flow ride in new Gatorade spot

What will this checkup cost? Fairfax residents have no clue

NewsMar 4, 2018

Fairfax Community Hospital is one of four small, rural hospitals that left the Blue Cross network. The breakup is causing confusion for residents.

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Power Lunch: Chat live with Thunder writer Brett Dawson

Log on at 11 a.m. to chat live with OKC Thunder beat writer Brett Dawson. Brett will be talking about the Thunder's loss to...

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Western Conference Playoff Snapshot: March 26

The Thunder lost but got a lift from a San Antonio setback on a busy Sunday in the playoff race.

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Thunder Buddies podcast: Discussing the Blazers' ownership of OKC

Welcome to the home of our Thunder Buddies podcast, named, in part, from Universal Studios' highly-acclaimed comedy 'Ted,' but...

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Blazers batter Thunder on boards for 108-105 win, season sweep

Raymond Felton walked to the huddle with 10 minutes to go in the second quarter and emphasized high energy to his Thunder...

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Carmelo's late misses allow Portland to escape with a win

With Jerami Grant and Patrick Patterson available, is it time for Carmelo's playing time to decrease?

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Grant, Felton help Oklahoma City get back into game

Jerami Grant had crashed the glass and hit the deck, and though his third-quarter shot hadn't fallen, he drew a foul. Thunder...

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Western Conference Playoff Snapshot: March 25

The Thunder got help from Philadelphia and Houston ahead of a big game against Portland on Sunday.

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Western Conference Playoff Snapshot: March 23

The Thunder jumped back into the No. 4 spot ahead of a huge Sunday home game and the Spurs and Jazz played a thriller. It was...

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Nurkic plays big part in Portland's winning streak vs. Thunder

Since the Trail Blazers acquired center Jusuf Nurkic in a trade last season with Denver, they’re undefeated against the...

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Russell Westbrook balancing historic marks with Thunder's run at the playoffs

With eight games remaining in the Thunder’s season, Russell Westbrook entered Sunday’s game against Portland with a league-high...

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Thunder vs. Trail Blazers lineups, tip-off time and TV info

The Oklahoma City Thunder hosts the Portland Trail Blazers at 6 p.m. Sunday.

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Thunder Buddies podcast: Steven Adams too hot for the Heat

Welcome to the home of our Thunder Buddies podcast, named, in part, from Universal Studios' highly-acclaimed comedy 'Ted,' but...

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Felton feels it: Hot spurts lifts Thunder past Heat

Felton's eight points in 68 seconds took the lid off the basket, and the Thunder survived Miami 105-99

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HEAT ABATEMENT: Adams carries the scoring load against Miami

There was nobody close to Steven Adams, and the Chesapeake Energy Crowd was well aware. So as Adams held the ball outside the...

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Thunder journal: Westbrook makes up for off nights from George, Melo

Paul George admits it's a new feeling, a luxury he never had with the Pacers and may not get if he goes elsewhere in free...

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Thunder journal: Westbrook's fourth lifts weak shooting OKC

Someone had to save the Thunder. When it wasn't Steven Adams, it was Russell Westbrook. With Paul George and Carmelo Anthony...

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Thunder journal: OKC has minor free throw bounceback against Heat

Russell Westbrook's first free throw attempt of the third quarter looked short, but kissed the front of the rim and slipped...

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76ers have easiest schedule remaining in the East

Look for the 76ers to challenge Cleveland for No. 3 seed in the Eastern Conference

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Games at San Antonio & New Orleans could determine OKC's fate

The Thunder would like to avoid seventh or sixth seed, and preferably would finish as high as fourth, but two huge games loom...

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Western Conference Playoff Snapshot: March 23

The Pelicans flew ahead of the Thunder on a tiebreaker and the Rockets kept marching toward the No. 1 seed.

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Why the Thunder continues to play starter-less units

A nine-point Thunder lead evaporated in 66 seconds against the Celtics. Not a Thunder star was on the floor. Boston went on a...

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Western Conference Playoff Snapshot: March 22

The Thunder doesn't play again until Friday, but it could lose the No. 4 spot on Thursday night. More in today's look at the...

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Corey Brewer confident 3-pointers will continue dropping

Corey Brewer hadn't made a 3-pointer all night, but Carmelo Anthony hit him in the corner and he didn't hesitate. The triple...

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Thunder vs. Heat lineups, tip-off time and TV info

The Oklahoma City Thunder hosts the Miami Heat at 7 p.m. Friday.

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Thunder's so-so record in close games holding it back

OKC has been 12-11 in close games, which is about the norm for most teams

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Western Conference Playoff Snapshot: March 21

The three longest winning streaks in the West (the Blazers, Jazz and Thunder) all ended on Tuesday. The new longest streak...

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Thunder journal: Three reasons OKC's closing schedule isn't as tough as it looks

With nine games to go, the Thunder’s remaining opponents have a league-best .578 winning percentage. But there are asterisks to...

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Thunder has advantages in tough closing schedule

With nine games to go, the Thunder’s remaining opponents have a league-best .578 winning percentage. But there are asterisks to...

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Thunder Buddies podcast: A breakdown in Beantown

The Thunder blew a five-point with less than 20 seconds to play and its six-game winning streak came to a halt in Boston....

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Clutch misses overshadow otherwise encouraging performance from Anthony

With 8.4 seconds to play, Carmelo Anthony missed twice at the free-throw line, setting up Marcus Morris’ game-wining 3-pointer...

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Billy Donovan enjoys another Florida Gators reunion

Billy Donovan has gotten a rare reunion late this season, the opportunity to coach one of his former Florida players in the NBA.

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Thunder gives away a game at the foul line

Thunder's three late misses from the foul line hand the Celtics a victory

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Ferguson earns playing time, but he has a lot to learn

BOSTON — Corey Brewer is lean and tall, with a well of energy that seems endless. In theory, the 11-year veteran is an ideal...

Does Oklahoma have too many college campuses?

NewsMar 12, 2018

Oklahoma's 25 public colleges and universities serve 214,000 students on 50 campuses from the Panhandle to the southeastern corner of the state. Whether that's too many campuses has been questioned for years by both proponents and critics of...

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Free throw woes hurt OKC late; Boston wins by one

BOSTON — You probably thought it was going in. You've seen Russell Westbrook make a game-winner before, seen him bail out the...

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Adams is a first-quarter monster, but then his scoring goes down

The Thunder goes away from Adams the deeper the game goes; is there a valid reason?

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Western Conference Playoff Snapshot: March 20

The Spurs got back in the thick of things on Monday, while the Thunder and Blazers play key games Tuesday night.

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Why Russell Westbrook deserves to be in the MVP discussion

James Harden has a huge lead in the MVP race, but in the group of players chasing the Rockets superstar, Russell Westbrook has...

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As playoffs near, Thunder's tested vets look to build momentum

BOSTON — It had been a good win, the sort that might boost morale. The Thunder had gone into Toronto and beaten the red-hot...

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NBA: Officials made correct non-call in Thunder-Raptors thriller

BOSTON — DeMar DeRozan was adamant. The Raptors guard had erupted in the moment after his late drive in Sunday's 132-125 loss...

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Thunder vs. Celtics lineups, tip-off time and TV info

THUNDER VS. CELTICS •When: 7 p.m., Tuesday •Where: TD Garden, Boston •TV: FS Oklahoma (Cox 37/HD 722; Dish 416; DirecTV 675;...

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Thunder schedule remains rugged

Despite win at Toronto, the road ahead is rugged for Thunder as it works for playoff seeding

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Western Conference Playoff Snapshot: March 19

The Thunder stayed hot and the Blazers stayed hotter on another wild day in the Western Conference playoff chase.

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Carmelo & Syracuse ran through the Big 12 in 2003

Carmelo Anthony took out OSU, OU, Texas and Kansas in the 2003 NCAA Tournament, including the Jayhawks in the championship game

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Thunder Buddies podcast: OKC 'on a mission' against the Raptors

Welcome to the home of our Thunder Buddies podcast, named, in part, from Universal Studios' highly-acclaimed comedy 'Ted,' but...

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Adams has big day vs. Raptors despite injuries

TORONTO — Steven Adams got knocked down, but he got up again. And then again. Adams logged a physical day at the office in the...

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Westbrook is relentless, Thunder ends Toronto's 11-game win streak

TORONTO — The shot was well off the mark, and Russell Westbrook seemed to know it. As soon as he let go of a short...

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Western Conference Playoff Snapshot: March 18

The Thunder had a good night without playing, getting assists from the Rockets and Spurs against a pair of their closest...