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Thunder Blitzed in SLC – OKC 102, UTA 115

OKCThunder.com - 22 Apr 2018
SALT LAKE CITY – On the road in the playoffs, teams often have to play nearly flawless basketball to come away with the win. In Saturday's 115-102 loss in Game 3 to the Utah Jazz, the Thunder committed too many errors to give itself a chance in the ...
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Time to Capitalize on Opportunities

OKCThunder.com - 20 Apr 2018
Basketball fans and analysts often lock in on what is visible in the aftermath of a game to determine where and when it was won or lost. As the Thunder prepares for Game 3 of this first round series against the Utah Jazz, in many ways it is analyzing ...
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The Little Things Piled Up on the Thunder – OKC 95, UTA 102

OKCThunder.com - 19 Apr 2018
Those ever-important breaks, and the controllable aspects of the game, slipped out of the Thunder's grasp from the opening seconds, when the Jazz ripped off a 9-0 lead to start the game, and forced a time out by Head Coach Billy Donovan after just 2:06 ...
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Thunder in the News: It's not time to panic..yet

Thunderous Intentions - 19 Apr 2018
One loss doesn't mean the OKC Thunder's season is over. It does show, however, how little their margin of error is. Don't panic. It's one loss in a seven-game series, a loss where the OKC Thunder had no business even competing in the final few minutes ...
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Paul George knew Donovan Mitchell was 'special' before anyone else

OKC Thunder Wire - 22 Apr 2018
“I don't think nobody knew he'd have the season he's having this fast, but I thought he was gonna be special,” George said. “He had that 'wanted to be the best player on the floor' mentality but he's worked, he's climbed his way to where he's at now ...
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The Thunder have lost seven consecutive road playoff games

OKC Thunder Wire - 22 Apr 2018
The last time the Thunder won a playoff game on the road was May 16, 2016. They have since lost seven consecutive road playoff games. On that date, the Thunder defeated the Warriors at Oracle Arena in Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals. Oklahoma ...
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In the news: OKC Thunder prep for Game 2

Thunderous Intentions - 17 Apr 2018
With the OKC Thunder taking the initial game the focus turns to Game 2 and capitalizing on the home court advantage. Game 1 is in the books with ample positives for the OKC Thunder to draw upon as they prepare for Game 2. Key areas of concern are ...
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Maintaining What Worked in Game 1 vs. Utah

OKCThunder.com - 16 Apr 2018
Forcing Jazz playmakers like Rubio, Donovan Mitchell and Joe Ingles into tough jumpers off the dribble instead of drives for passes is a goal for the Thunder defense. “There were times where we did a good job, where we made them take some difficult ...
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It's Playoff Time, and the Thunder is Here for It

OKCThunder.com - 13 Apr 2018
When Thunder training camp began back in late September, it was visions of glory that rumbled through the players' heads. Paul George arrived via trade in June, veterans Patrick Patterson and Raymond Felton signed in early July and then, just 48 hours ...
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She's Big in Japan. She's Bigger in Oklahoma City.

Wall Street Journal - 20 Apr 2018
This was the long series of unlikely events that culminated with Nanae Yamano sitting courtside at the Oklahoma City Thunder's playoff game on Wednesday night as the team's honored guest. It all started last month when The Wall Street Journal published ...
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OKC Thunder – Utah Jazz Series: Round Table Part 1

Thunderous Intentions - 14 Apr 2018
This is the most important factor in this series. When the OKC Thunder decide to bring it, it has basically already been brought. The problem is that they can be very selective when it comes to the bringing of 'it'. OKC are famously 6-3 against the ...
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Fourth Quarter Dominance Earns Playoff Berth – OKC 115, MIA 93

OKCThunder.com - 12 Apr 2018
MIAMI – First it was a 12-0 deficit. Then 16-1 and finally 23-5. It was clear from the outset, the Thunder was going to have to earn its playoff berth. Despite missing its first 10 shots with 3 turnovers in the first seven minutes on Monday against the ...
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Alex Abrines is the x-factor nobody saw coming

Thunderous Intentions - 16 Apr 2018
Leave it to Alex Abrines to be the understated hero from the OKC Thunder's Game One victory over the Utah Jazz on Sunday. Paul George went berserk. Carmelo Anthony finished with a combined six blocks/steals. Yet all I keep thinking about from last ...
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Five takeaways from the Thunder's first win of the 2018 Playoffs

Thunderous Intentions - 16 Apr 2018
A Game One victory leads all of OKC Thunder Nation to believe this team truly might do something special these Playoffs. Wow. It's been a couple hours since the Oklahoma City Thunder soundly defeated one of the hottest teams in basketball, yet I'm ...

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