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For instance, we got back to our hotel after the game, probably around 1:30 a.m., and decided to get something to eat. So we walked the few blocks to Blues City Cafe, which is open from 11 a.m. to 5 a.m. And on the way, we ran into a certain Ray Westbrook. Yes, the same Ray Westbrook whose big brother plays a little hoops for the Thunder, and the same Ray Westbrook who in the middle of Game 3 tweeted that the Thunder needed a new coach. Ray is a friendly fellow, and we asked him about the tweet. He said the Thunder already had reached out to him to express its displeasure, but he was unapologetic. “That’s how I felt,” he said. “If you don’t like it, don’t follow me.” Oklahoman

Minutes after Ray Westbrook — Russell Westbrook’s brother — tweeted out that the Thunder needed a coaching change Thursday night, he had deleted it. By Friday morning, he had apologized for the Internet remark, saying he “was just caught up in the game” and “shouldn’t have said it”. Oklahoman

By Friday afternoon, Russell got in on the issue, saying his brother’s tweet was out of line. “I took care of that, man,” Russell said at Friday’s practice. “We don’t conduct business like that.” Westbrook also said that his brother’s opinion had no reflection on how he feels about Scott Brooks and his future coaching the Thunder. “Me and Scotty have a great relationship,” Russell said. “I’ve never once mentioned that I want Scotty to leave ever since I’ve been here. We created a bond with each other that’s grown.” Oklahoman

April 20, 2014 Updates

Caron Butler pumped on the wing, darted toward the lane and rocked in a one-hand highlight hammer dunk. The Thunder crowd let out a collective roar. But it was preceded by a quick moment of confusion – a momentary silence indicating a general “Wait, what?” feeling. “Caron’s dunk probably surprised 18,203 fans,” Scott Brooks joked. “As well as the staff and our players.” But it fired them up, too. Oklahoman

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The Oklahoma City Thunder's closing schedule is heavy with back-to-back sets, six of them over the last month of the season, and Thunder head coach Scott Brooks on Saturday said once again that point guard Russell Westbrook will not play in both games of "some" of those sets. "We have a plan in place" as to which games Westbrook will sit , said Brooks, but he wouldn't reveal it Saturday after practice."I'll let you know at the appropriate time," he added. NBA.com

March 9, 2014 Updates

With the NBA season heading down the stretch and the MVP race seemingly a two-name toss-up between LeBron James and Kevin Durant, Oklahoma City Thunder coach Scott Brooks said Durant could put up even bigger point totals if he chose. "Let's face it: If he wanted to score a bunch of points or more than he's scoring now, he really could do that," Brooks said before the Thunder played the Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday. "His assist level has gone up, he impacts the game. Defensively, he impacts the game. He can guard 1 through 5. So a lot of things that he does (are) all about the team." ESPN.com

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The Raptors outscored the Thunder 29-14 in the fourth quarter and ended OKC’s home run, 104-98. Wait what? “I thought when we got up 11, we made some shots, but we built that lead through energy and effort,” Scott Brooks said. “But in the fourth quarter, we could not make shots. And they started getting hot and the tables turned on that.” Said Durant: “Losses happen in this league. They beat us fair and square. We missed some shots, too. I mean, I thought our defense was good. They got some shots late in the fourth quarter that helped them a little bit, but I thought our defense was good — we were swarming them. They hit some tough ones, but we missed some good looks.” DailyThunder.com

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The infraction was called at several points in multiple Thunder games throughout the preseason, and Thunder coach Scott Brooks spoke to his players about the point of emphasis in the team's morning meeting before the season opener Wednesday at Utah. “It's not a concern, but it's something that we have to be well aware of,” Brooks said. “It's so natural to get the ball and tap it back to the referees. But the league does not want that, and so we have to abide by those rules. It's not a subjective thing. Either you touched it or you didn't touch it … We feel that's a good part of the rules. We want the game to go fast. We want to play fast. When teams do that, it frustrates us, so we want that ball to be free so we can take it out quickly and try to score.” Oklahoman

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