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Despite late-game heroics, Thunder loses an OT thriller 111-105 to Memphis in Game 2

Despite late-game heroics, Thunder loses an OT thriller 111-105 to Memphis in Game 2

The Oklahoma City Thunder dropped Game 2 to the Memphis Grizzlies in overtime, 111-105. Kevin Durant scored 36 points and 11 rebounds in the loss to lead the team. Other leaders included Serge Ibaka with 11 rebounds and 5 blocks, Russell Westbrook with 8 assists, and Thabo Sefolosha and Derek Fisher with 2 steals apiece.


Thunder beats Grizzlies 100-86 in roller coaster game to take 1-0 series lead

Thunder beats Grizzlies 100-86 in roller coaster game to take 1-0 series lead

The Oklahoma City took a 1-0 series lead over the Memphis Grizzlies in the first round of the playoffs with a 100-86 win. Kevin Durant scored 33 points and dished 7 assists in the win to lead OKC. Other leaders included Russell Westbrook with 10 boards and Serge Ibaka with 4 blocks.


Thunder clinches No. 2 seed heading in to the playoffs with win over Detroit

Thunder clinches No. 2 seed heading in to the playoffs with win over Detroit

The Oklahoma City Thunder locked up the No. 2 seed in the West heading in to the playoffs with a 112-111 win over the Detroit Pistons. Kevin Durant scored 42 points in the win. Other leaders included Serge Ibaka with 15 rebounds and 6 blocks and Russell Westbrook with 8 assists and 6 steals.


NIELSEN RATINGS

NIELSEN RATINGS

NIELSEN RATINGS
OKC Energy FC Coach Aims for High Goals for New Team
By Tim Farley
Jimmy Nielsen had barely announced his retirement from Major League Soccer when he was approached about coaching a new professional team in Oklahoma City.
Without hesitation, Nielsen took the job and headed south on Interstate-35 to meet with his


Thunder swamps the Pelicans 116-94

Thunder swamps the Pelicans 116-94

The Oklahoma City Thunder dominated the New Orleans Pelicans 116-94 on Friday night behind the Kevin Durant’s 27 points in less than three quarters. Other leaders included Serge Ibaka with 10 rebounds and 8 blocks, Russell Westbrook with 7 assists, and Caron Butler and Derek Fisher with 2 steals.


LEVERAGING THE GAME

LEVERAGING THE GAME

LEVERAGING THE GAME
Langston Athletic Director makes golf tournament huge success with big names
By Tim Farley
Mike Garrett has never backed down from a challenge and he’s not going to start now.
Whether he was playing college or pro football, attending law school or working as the athletic director of a major college athletic


Home field advantage

Home field advantage

Home field advantage
Ryan Franklin’s new diamond in Shawnee
By Linda Miller
Professional baseball player Ryan Franklin, a pitching whiz from Spiro, laid down his glove in 2011 in favor of a career that still keeps him in the swing of the sport without months on the road.
Along with spending more time with family,


Thunder breaks Spurs’ win streak with 106-94 win

Thunder breaks Spurs’ win streak with 106-94 win

Kevin Durant brought his streak of at least 25 points to 39 straight games in the Thunder’s 106-94 win that ended the Spurs’ 19-game win streak. Other team leaders included Serge Ibaka with 12 rebounds and 3 blocks, and Russell Westbrook with 6 assists and 4 steals.


Thunder blows out Sacramento and Utah in preparation for tough stretch

Thunder blows out Sacramento and Utah in preparation for tough stretch

The Oklahoma City Thunder (54-19) blew through the Kings (94-81) and the Jazz (116-96) in the past week, and they are now preparing for a nine game stretch that involves five playoffs teams. These games will play a major role in which seed the Thunder will have going into the playoffs.


Thunder chips the Nuggests 117-96

Thunder chips the Nuggests 117-96

The Oklahoma City dominated the Denver Nuggets at home by a score of 117-96. In the win, Kevin Durant scored 27 points, making it the 35th game in a row he’s scored at least 25. Other standout performances included Serge Ibaka with 7 rebounds and 3 blocks, Reggie Jackson with 11 assists and Steven Adams with 6 steals.