Latest 2008–09 Oklahoma City Thunder season Stories

2009-04-16 00:04:01

Kevin Durant staked Oklahoma City to a fast start Wednesday and the Thunder ended the season with a 126-85 win over the Los Angeles Clippers. Oklahoma City defeated the Clippers for the first time in four tries and won for just the second time in eight contests overall. The Thunder, having moved from Seattle after the 2007-08 season, concluded the campaign with a 23-59 record. Durant scored 26 points and pushed Oklahoma City to a 60-39 halftime lead. Jeff Green added 19 points and the...

2009-04-11 23:50:58

Richard Jefferson scored 35 points Saturday and the Milwaukee Bucks used a 37-21 third quarter to rout Oklahoma City 115-98. Leading 56-51 at the half, Milwaukee opened the third period with an 11-2 run and then tore off a 12-2 run to build a 93-72 lead going into the fourth quarter. Jefferson also had nine rebounds. Luke Ridnour had 18 points and eight assists, Charlie Villanueva scored 14 with nine rebounds and five assists, and Luc Richard Mbah a Moute, Ramon Sessions, and Joe Alexander...

2009-04-10 22:31:40

Kevin Durant recorded 20 points and 10 rebounds Friday, helping the Oklahoma City Thunder end its inaugural home season with an 84-81 victory over Charlotte. The Bobcats saw their playoff hopes come to an end. Durant made a free throw with 1 second to play and Vladimir Radmanovic's desperation 3-point attempt at the buzzer failed to go, leaving the Thunder with a 15-26 home record. It was their first campaign in Oklahoma City after moving from Seattle following the 2007-08 campaign. Nenad...

2009-03-22 17:32:45

Oklahoma City's Kevin Durant scored 30 points and the Thunder led by as much as 32 Sunday en route to beating the Minnesota Timberwolves 97-90. Jeff Green had 17 points for Oklahoma City, which led 57-39 at halftime and 80-48 late in the second half. Craig Smith topped Minnesota's scoring with 19 points. Rodney Carney had 15 points, Bobby Brown 12 and Kevin Love 10 for the Timberwolves, who have lost 15 of their last 17 games.

2009-03-18 22:24:37

Derrick Rose scored 25 points Wednesday and Chicago, which went without a field goal for the final 4:47, held on to defeat Oklahoma City 103-96. The Bulls won on the road for the first time in eight games. They got 20 points from John Salmons and 18 from Ben Gordon. Oklahoma City, which had won its previous four home games, was led by 28 points from Kevin Durant. A field goal by Rose with 4:47 to play gave Chicago a 97-88 lead and the Bulls' last six points came from the foul line. Oklahoma...

2009-03-16 21:58:55

Kevin Durant scored 25 points Monday night to lead the Oklahoma City Thunder to a 78-76 victory over the San Antonio Spurs. Thabo Sefolosha had 12 points and Jeff Green 10 for the Thunder, who have won three of their last five games. Tony Parker had 28 points and seven assists and Tim Duncan had 14 points and 12 rebounds for the Spurs, who have lost two of their last three. Oklahoma City took its first lead of the game after a Chucky Atkins 3-pointer gave the Thunder a 70-67 edge with 7:37 to...

2009-03-07 22:48:06

Chris Paul had 21 points, 13 assists, six rebounds and six steals Saturday night to lead the New Orleans Hornets to a 108-90 win over Oklahoma City. Rasual Butler and Julian Wright each had 20 points for the Hornets, who have won seven straight games. David West added 14 points and 12 rebounds for New Orleans. The Hornets have not lost to the Oklahoma City franchise since 2006 when the Thunder played in Seattle as the SuperSonics. New Orleans played some of its home games in Oklahoma City...

2009-03-02 22:31:00

Russell Westbrook had his first NBA triple-double Monday night with 17 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists to lead Oklahoma City to a 96-87 win over Dallas. Nenad Krstic had a team-high 26 points for the Thunder, who got only their fourth win in their last 14 games. Kyle Weaver had 18 points and Thabo Sefolosha scored 15 for the Thunder, who were without forwards Kevin Durant (sprained right ankle) and Jeff Green (back spasms). Dirk Nowitzki led all scorers with 28 points for Dallas, which saw...

2009-02-22 01:06:43

Stephen Jackson had 26 points and nine assists Saturday night and the Golden State Warriors beat Oklahoma City 133-120. Corey Maggette had 25 points and eight rebounds, and Jamal Crawford had 24 points for Golden State, which won for the fourth time in five games and handed Coach Don Nelson his 1,300th NBA victory. Kevin Durant led the Thunder with 32 points, Jeff Green had 27 points, 15 rebounds and six assists, and Russell Westbrook had 31 points and 11 assists, but Oklahoma City lost its...

2009-02-17 22:31:31

Chris Paul had 21 points and the game-winning goal with 2.7 seconds left Tuesday, delivering New Orleans a 100-98 win over Oklahoma City. Oklahoma's Kevin Durant scored 47 points and hit a 3-pointer to tie the score just before Paul's final goal. David West led New Orleans with 37 points and 13 rebounds, and hit a long jumper with 57.4 seconds left in the game to give the Hornets a 98-95 lead before Durant tied the score. Earlier in the day, New Orleans sent center Tyson Chandler to the...

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