The Thunder Are The Thunder Again, And This Is A Brand New Series

I suppose we can go ahead and forget about the first two games of the Western Conference finals, which saw the Serge Ibaka-less Thunder getting swallowed whole by the Spurs while Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant did their best to fight off the inevitable. We can forget those two games because Serge Ibaka is back,… » 5/28/14 10:19am 5/28/14 10:19am

Russell Westbrook To Kevin Durant: "Wake Up"

What we have here (via CJ Fogler) is an excellent opportunity for projection. A fairly innocuous exhortation from one frustrated player to another after a defensive lapse, but in the context of the Spurs' blowout, their 2-0 series lead, and Kevin Durant's and Russell Westbrook's shitty shooting night, feel free to… » 5/22/14 8:54am 5/22/14 8:54am

Kool Keith Gets Back Into Playoff Form With "Durant & Westbrook"

I would accuse Kool Keith of shamelessly pandering for sports-blog love by naming his new song "Durant & Westbrook" (off the upcoming Demolition Crash), but if by this point you haven't realized just how few fucks Hip Hop's King of Weird gives about the mainstream, then you haven't been paying attention. » 5/01/14 3:54pm 5/01/14 3:54pm

Russell Westbrook And Kevin Durant Are Awesome

This is a beautiful thing. In the first quarter of Grizzlies-Thunder, Russell Westbrook grabbed a rebound and, in the same motion, effortlessly flicked a pass three-quarters of the court that just so happened to land right in front of a streaking Kevin Durant for a fast break dunk that had no business happening. And… » 4/19/14 10:15pm 4/19/14 10:15pm

Russell Westbrook Needed Only 21 Minutes To Get A Triple-Double

Yes, it was against what is essentially a D-League team, but Russell Westbrook's 21-minute bludgeoning of the 76ers is worth being excited about. 13 points, 14 assists, and 10 rebounds in 21 minutes isn't something that just happens to a guy coming off his second knee surgery of the year. 13 points, 14 assists, and… » 3/05/14 10:01am 3/05/14 10:01am

The West Is OKC's Until Kevin Durant Says Otherwise

In the four weeks since Russell Westbrook's arthroscopic surgery, the Oklahoma City Thunder has fallen from 23-5 (.821) to 33-10 (.767) — that is, the team has racked up half its losses during just 15 games. Westbrook's major stats this season (21.4 points, 6.0 boards, 7.0 assists, 1.8 steals) all topped his career… » 1/23/14 12:07am 1/23/14 12:07am

Thank God Russell Westbrook Is Back, And Still Russell Westbrook

Russell Westbrook made his return to the Thunder last night, several weeks before he was expected to be back. He missed 11 of 16 shots, made four turnovers, and looked like he'd be shaking off the rust for at least a few weeks. But he was also undeniably the real Westbrook, the agent of chaos who makes the often… » 11/04/13 10:12am 11/04/13 10:12am