HoopsHype Oklahoma City Thunder Buzz Meter

by HoopsHype - Updated: October 30, 2014 | 11:45 AM - Twitters - Rumors - Roster - Salaries

Royce Young

Something to bookmark: Everything Thunder from ESPN.com right here in this one place: es.pn/13kSeGX

Anthony Slater

Thunder 12-point underdogs at the Clippers tonight. First time I can remember them being double-digit dogs since inaugural season in OKC.

David Thorpe

How do the Thunder win without @Kevin Durant? #NBAFrontOffice takes over OKC front office. es.pn/1wDqJlx

Tom Ziller

The Hook: The Thunder have too little to let Russell Westbrook rest sbnation.com/e/6895118

Anthony Slater

Five observations from the Thunder's 106-89 season-opening loss in Portland: bit.ly/102nb0J

Royce Young

Report: Thunder, Reggie Jackson unlikely to agree on extension cbsprt.co/1FYUenn

Tom Ziller

Poor Knicks (CHI-CLE B2B to open season). Poor Thunder (POR-LAC B2B to open season). Poor Lakers (games against opponents this season).

John Rohde

ICYMI: For #Thunder, end to the season will be far more enjoyable than the beginning. bit.ly/1rBybZg @FranchiseOK @steelyonsports

Demian Belmonte

Estadísticas, Box Score Oklahoma City Thunder Vs Portland Trail Blazers: bit.ly/1q27IVf #NBA

Iñako Diaz-Guerra

Westbrook no puede solo: el base anota 38 puntos pero unos diezmados Thunder se hunden al final en Portland baloncesto.as.com/baloncesto/201…

Erik Gundersen

Blazers outlast Thunder, Westbrook on opening night columbian.com/news/2014/oct/…

Anthony Slater

Five observations (and lots of Vines) from the Thunder's 106-89 season-opening loss in Portland: bit.ly/102nb0J

Erik Gundersen

Blazers said the Thunder just simply outworked them in the first half.

Royce Young

Russell Westbrook was electrifying, but the Thunder run out of gas in Portland -- recap and notes: dailythunder.com/2014/10/thunde…

Royce Young

Blazers beat OKC 106-89. Westbrook with 38 on 25 shots, Lance Thomas with 14, Ibaka 10. Blazers outscored the Thunder 31-12 in the fourth.

Anthony Slater

Blazers drop the Thunder 106-89. Russell Westbrook was great -- 38 points, 6 assists -- but didn't get much help.

Joe Freeman

It's a wrap: #Blazers beat Thunder 106-89. LA has 27 pts, Matthews adds 22. Westbrook has 38 pts for OKC, which scored just 12 pts in 4th Q.

Sean Meagher

Trail Blazers 106, Thunder 89 – FINAL. Blazers undefeated on the season.

Paul Garcia

The Thunder have to get on a plane and head to Cali after this, they play in the Clippers' season opener Thursday. Yikes.

Joe Freeman

And with 2:20 left, Stotts will empty bench. #Blazers will open season with solid victory over the shorthanded Thunder. Next up: Sac on Fri.

Anthony Slater

Blazers outscoring the Thunder 26-8 in the fourth quarter, lead up to 16. It's ovaaaaaah.

Royce Young

Fourth quarter thus far: Blazers 26, Thunder 8. Done ran out of gas.

Kevin Pelton

Thunder gas tank on E.

Anthony Slater

Eight combined turnovers from Serge Ibaka and Steven Adams. Rough night for the Thunder frontline.

Royce Young

So many tunnel vision Thunder fans out there acting like game is SO IMPORTANT. You can't play Westbrook 44 minutes every night for a month.

Royce Young

This is a great spot for the Thunder to be in, if anything to just get a feel for important crunchtime possessions.

Sean Highkin

Pretty much everyone on the Thunder's active roster besides Westbrook and Ibaka is a wack fantasy stud.

Marc J. Spears

Russell Westbrook has 36 points and 15 made free throws for the Thunder sans Kevin Durant versus Portland through three quarters.

Kerry Eggers

OKC leads 77-75 heading into 4Q. Fast break points: Thunder 14, #blazers 2

Royce Young

After three, Thunder lead 77-75 in Portland. Westbrook with 36 on 10-20 shooting with six assists. Rest of the Thunder: 41 points on 17-37.

Mike Tokito

Hate to say this, but OKC bench is outscoring #Blazers' bench 18-13, which is notable as a lot of usual bench started for Thunder.

Joe Freeman

End of 3rd: Thunder lead the #Blazers 77-75. LA has 23 pts, Batum has 14 pts and Westbrook has 36 pts, 6 asts for OKC.

Kerry Eggers

Key part of game, and with Thunder so thin because of injuries, #Blazers need to build a lead

Rob Peterson

And Russ' arm could fall off. MT @Royce Young: Fatigue could become an issue for the Thunder the rest the way. Starting to drag a bit.

Darnell Mayberry

The Blazers are really good at beating up on the Thunder's third string.

Royce Young

Fatigue could start to become an issue for the Thunder the rest the way. Starting to drag just a bit.

Kerry Eggers

That's 10 points for @Chris Kaman off bench as #Blazers make another run at Thunder

Kerry Eggers

Russell Westbrook has 33 points with 5:44 left in 3Q. Career high is 45. Thunder lead #Blazers 68-65

Erik Gundersen

It's going down, I'm yelling RUSSELLLLL RT @JabariJYoung: BTW... Westbrook's career-high is 45...he has 33 so far #Thunder #Blazers

Erik Gundersen

Thunder have tried to set up Perry Jones on the block against Lillard a few times in a row but Lillard is knocking him off the spot.

Joe Freeman

And then Batum makes his first FG with 9:31 left in 3rd, swishing a three in front of the Thunder bench.

Anthony Slater

Thunder up 54-49 on Portland at half. -Westbrook: 26 points, 5 assists, 7/13 FG -Lillard: 0 points, 2 assists, 0/5 FG

Royce Young

Thunder lead Portland 54-49 at the half. Westbrook 26 and 5 assists, Thomas 10, Ibaka 7. Thunder shooting 50 percent.

Darnell Mayberry

Thunder 54, Blazers 49 at halftime. Westbrook's got 26 points on 7-for-13 shooting and five assists. He's 12-for-13 at the line.

Joe Freeman

End of 1st half: Thunder lead the #Blazers 54-49. Westbrook has 26 pts, 5 asts. LA has 18 pts.

Chris Sheridan

There's a growing feeling that the Thunder's current group has plateaued. Could a splashy acquisition change that? sheridanhoops.com/2014/10/28/the…

Anthony Slater

Rough half from the Thunder's starting frontline. Adams with more turnovers than points. Ibaka getting worked by Aldridge. Both with 3 fouls

Joe Freeman

5:13 left in the 1st half and Dame still hasn't scored. But ... #Blazers lead the shorthanded Thunder 42-41.

Royce Young

Thunder are actually executing really well, but are giving the Blazers way too many second chances (nine offensive rebounds already).

Erik Gundersen

Blazers bench makes a 6-0 run against a Thunder unit that just ran a set to get Nick Collison an open look. 35-34, 10:09 2Q.