Giannis, George finalists for NBA MVP and defensive award

Sports 05/17/19, 19:38

Giannis Antetokounmpo and Paul George have a chance to be both the NBA's MVP and its Defensive Player of the Year.Reigning MVP James Harden is the other finalist for the league's top award. The NBA announced three finalists for six individual award categories Friday, based on voting results from a ...

Thunder’s Paul George, Russell Westbrook have surgeries

Basketball 05/07/19, 18:18

Thunder All-Stars Paul George and Russell Westbrook each underwent surgery on Tuesday.George had surgery for a partially torn tendon in his right shoulder and his status will be evaluated before the start of the 2019-20 season.George also will have surgery on a small labrum tear in his left shoulder in ...

Lillard sparks Portland past Oklahoma City for 3-1 lead

Basketball 04/21/19, 23:22

Damian Lillard scored 15 of his 24 points in the third quarter, and the Portland Trail Blazers held Russell Westbrook without a basket in the second half in beating the Oklahoma City Thunder 111-98 on Sunday night to take a 3-1 lead in their series.Lillard had another big third quarter ...

Westbrook leads Thunder past Trail Blazers, 120-108

Sports 04/19/19, 23:26

Russell Westbrook called his play in Game 2 "unacceptable."It was more than acceptable in Game 3. He had 33 points and 11 assists and the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Portland Trail Blazers 120-108 on Friday night to cut their series deficit to 2-1.Paul George added 22 points, Jerami Grant ...

Pacers’ resiliency faces tough test with 2-0 deficit

Basketball 04/18/19, 17:33

Thaddeus Young and Bojan Bogdanovic ignored those who doubted the Indiana Pacers last season.They're even more determined to prove them wrong in the playoffs.The veterans who helped the Pacers exceed expectations after losing Paul George in a trade and kept them together following Victor Oladipo's season-ending knee injury now insist ...

Thunder’s Paul George out of sync, looking to find rhythm

Basketball 04/18/19, 16:47

When Paul George has been rolling this season, so has Oklahoma City.The Thunder's All-Star forward has been off his game against Portland, and OKC has struggled against the Trail Blazers. Yes, George is averaging 26.5 points in their first-round playoff series, but he's making just 27 percent of his 3-pointers ...

Blazers go up 2-0 against the Thunder with 114-94 win

Sports 04/17/19, 00:26

CJ McCollum had 33 points, Damian Lillard added 29 and the Portland Trail Blazers took a 2-0 lead in their first-round playoff series against the Oklahoma City Thunder with a 114-94 victory on Tuesday night.Maurice Harkless added 14 points and nine rebounds for the third-seeded Blazers, who opened a playoff ...

Enes Kanter making most of second chance with Trail Blazers

Basketball 04/15/19, 14:59

Looking back on it now, the Trail Blazers were clearly smart to pick up Enes Kanter after he was waived by the New York Knicks.Kanter was brought aboard by Portland as insurance for the final stretch of the season, meant to back up starter Jusuf Nurkic.Then Nurkic broke his leg ...

Portland wins Game 1 against the Thunder 104-99

Sports 04/14/19, 17:28

Damian Lillard scored 30 points and the third-seeded Portland Trail Blazers opened their playoff series against the No. 6 Oklahoma City Thunder with a 104-99 victory on Sunday.Enes Kanter added 20 points and a career playoff-high 18 rebounds for the Blazers, who were making their sixth straight postseason appearance. CJ ...

Thunder’s Paul George could sit Game 1 with sore shoulder

Basketball 04/12/19, 15:31

Thunder forward Paul George could miss Sunday's playoff opener at Portland with right shoulder soreness.Thunder coach Billy Donovan said Friday the All-Star is considered day-to-day.George finished second in the league with 28.0 points per game this season, and he led the league with 2.21 steals per contest. He shoots 39 ...

Thunder get 6th spot in West with win over Bucks

Basketball 04/10/19, 21:34

Russell Westbrook got his 34th triple-double of the season and the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Milwaukee Bucks' backups 127-116 Wednesday night to lock up the sixth seed in the Western Conference playoffs.Oklahoma City played without injured Paul George, but Westbrook, Jerami Grant and Dennis Schroder led a hot-shooting effort ...

George hits game-winner as Thunder rally to beat Rockets

Sports 04/09/19, 23:31

Paul George hit the game-winning 3-pointer with 1.8 seconds left, and the Oklahoma City Thunder rallied from 14 points down in the fourth quarter to beat the Houston Rockets 112-111 on Tuesday night.Russell Westbrook had 29 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists for his 33rd triple-double of the season and ...

Westbrook’s triple-double lifts Thunder past Wolves 132-126

Basketball 04/07/19, 17:25

Russell Westbrook had 27 points, 10 rebounds and 15 assists as the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 132-126 on Sunday.Paul George also scored 27 points and Dennis Schroder had 14 of his 21 in the fourth quarter as the Thunder remained a half-game ahead of San Antonio for ...

George scores 30, Thunder beat Pistons 123-110

Basketball 04/05/19, 21:45

Paul George scored 30 points to help the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Detroit Pistons 123-110 on Friday night.Russell Westbrook added 19 points, 15 assists and eight rebounds for the Thunder, who have won two straight as they try to avoid the No. 8 seed in the Western Conference playoffs.Detroit's ...

Burke scores 25, Mavericks surprise Thunder 106-103

Basketball 03/31/19, 20:02

Trey Burke had 25 points and eight assists, Dwight Powell scored the winning basket on a dunk with 21 seconds left and the Dallas Mavericks, playing without star rookie Luka Doncic, stunned the Oklahoma City Thunder 106-103 on Sunday.Jalen Brunson had 18 points, Devin Harris added 15 and Dirk Nowitzki ...

Without Doncic, Mavericks stun Thunder 106-103

Basketball 03/31/19, 17:25

Trey Burke had 25 points and eight assists, Dwight Powell scored the winning basket on a dunk with 21 seconds left and the Dallas Mavericks, playing without star rookie Luka Doncic, stunned the Oklahoma City Thunder 106-103 on Sunday.Jalen Brunson had 18 points, Devin Harris added 15 and Dirk Nowitzki ...

Murray scores 27; Nuggets top Thunder 115-105

Basketball 03/29/19, 21:37

Jamal Murray scored 27 points and the Denver Nuggets beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 115-105 on Friday night.Nikola Jokic added 23 points and 16 rebounds for the Nuggets, who won all four meetings with Oklahoma City this season. Denver entered the night one game behind Golden State for the best ...

George scores 31 vs. former team, helps Thunder top Pacers

Basketball 03/27/19, 21:38

Paul George scored 31 points against his former team, and the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Indiana Pacers 107-99 on Wednesday night.Steven Adams had 25 points and 12 rebounds and Russell Westbrook added 17 points, 12 assists and 11 rebounds for his 29th triple-double of the season.The Thunder went on ...

Caboclo’s career-high 24 points lead Grizzlies past Thunder

Basketball 03/25/19, 21:53

Bruno Caboclo scored a career-high 24 points, Tyler Dorsey added 21 and the Memphis Grizzlies beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 115-103 on Monday night.Delon Wright finished with 18 points and a career-best 13 assists for the Grizzlies. Jonas Valanciunas added 18 points and 14 rebounds.All five starters finished in double ...

George scores 28 as Thunder beat Raptors 116-109

Basketball 03/22/19, 21:05

Paul George scored 28 points, Russell Westbrook had 18 points, 13 assists and 12 rebounds, and the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Toronto Raptors 116-109 on Friday night.Dennis Schroder came off the bench to score 26 points and Jerami Grant had 19 as the Thunder snapped a four-game losing streak ...

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