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The Thunder had a light practice in Memphis today. Kevin Durant shot around a little, but didn't participate. Questionable for tomorrow.
Of interest to Thunder fans: Suns-Bulls about to tip on ESPN. Phoenix currently 3.5 up on OKC for #8 seed.
Atlanta Hawks against the West: 13-2 OKC Thunder against the West: 12-15
The entire Thunder team visited the St Jude Children's Hospital in Memphis today.
Memphis coach Dave Joerger said Mike Conley's status for tomorrow's game vs OKC is still unknown. Dealing with wrist injury.
Zach Randolph on the Thunder: "I think they're going to make the playoffs."
Only four players are currently averaging 25+ points. Three are coming off the West bench: Harden (27.3), KD (25.6) and Westbrook (25.2).
A lot of this is really what you think the All-Star Game is about. Is it about rewarding a player's season to date, or entertainment?
You know what's funny about this Durant discussion? If fans had voted him in like they did with Kobe and Melo, nobody is talking about it.
Charles Barkley: "I love Kevin Durant, but he ain't played enough games (to make ASG). This ain't a lifetime achievement award."
TNT officially announce Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook as West All-Star reserves. 6th time for KD, 4th for Russ.
It's official: Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook selected as Western Conference All-Star reserves.
New Thunder podcast coming shortly.
I also visited numerous college campuses for Div. I basketball and football games, covered Super Bowls & Final Fours. Truly, truly blessed!
On a whim I crunched the numbers. Over my career I witnessed games in 80 of the 92 NBA arenas, NFL stadiums and Major League ballparks
On this 'Knicks are in play for Durant' thing: He'll be an unrestricted free agent. He's going to look at his options. Everything is in play
Hey, I'm just relieved we all finally have an explanation as to why this Thunder season has gone so poorly.
This is an email I got today: http://t.co/Pq5ZKFGqHz
Dion Waiters didn't practice today. Sore ankle. Not considered serious.
Kevin Durant remains out with a sprained toe. Didn't practice with the team in NYC today.
Thanks to everyone who assisted me during my 33-year journey at The Oklahoman. I hit the lottery! What a fun ride! I was truly blessed!
Suns beat the Wizards, jump to 3.5 games up on OKC for the #8 seed. Terrible night for the Thunder.
Lord forgive me .. Not to let fools get to me but stay humble thru the process and help me smile thru it all ..
Kendrick Perkins: "We gotta get our s*** together"
Kevin Durant's brother with his thoughts: http://t.co/yTxO6ch8G3
Without question, this is the low point of the Thunder's season.
Knicks beat the Thunder 100-92. Westbrook with 40 (13-30 shooting), Jackson 13, Ibaka 10 and 10 rebounds.
The Knicks entered tonight 0-10 against last year's West playoff teams. Now 1-10. Just a terrible loss for the Thunder.
Final: Knicks beat the Thunder 100-92. Oof.
Lance Thomas out here throwing daggers now.
That was an insane block by Russell Westbrook.
Westbrook has tried to score basically every single point for OKC tonight. He's taken some horrible, horrible shots in the second half.
Knicks up 12 with 2:28 left. Thunder will need a miracle to avoid a disaster loss.
Lance Thomas > Perry Jones.
Russell Westbrook has more than double the points (34) that the rest of the four Thunder starters have combined (16).
Seven straight from Westbrook and the Thunder are within two with five minutes left.
I'm expecting a slightly high Russell Westbrook usage rate in the final five minutes. He may need to go for 40+.
The Thunder look tight, nervous, and scared. Like the weight of how bad this loss would be is washing over them.
The Thunder could be headed for a catastrophic loss. Durant or no Durant, there's no excusing this one.
Two straight Tim Hardaway Jr. 3s. Knicks up 7 -- their biggest lead of the night. Uh oh.
If Lance Thomas had made like one or two of these shots he's hit tonight back in November, the Thunder might've won more than three games.
Lance Thomas has more points (12) than everyone on the Thunder not named Russell Westbrook.
The Thunder really need to build a lead with Melo on the bench. This Knicks second unit is terrible.
Through three quarters the Thunder have eight assists. Big reason for that though: They also have 31 fast break points.
Knicks lead the Thunder 68-67 after three. Westbrook has 27, but the Thunder are flirting with a potentially disastrous loss.
End 3Q: Thunder trail the Knicks 68-67. Big 12 minutes coming up. A game OKC can't afford to lose.
Lance Thomas 10, Dion Waiters 3.
Lance Thomas getting buckets on his former team.
Solid stretch of basketball from Russell Westbrook: http://t.co/NPhWb5ManT
Russell Westbrook has nine points in the last 80 seconds.
Back-to-back and-1s for Russell Westbrook. He's in full on attack mode, as he would say.
Thunder lead the Knicks 45-43 at half. Westbrook 16, Jackson 8 and 3 assists, Ibaka 8 and 8 rebounds.
Interesting: The Thunder only took three 3s in the first half. And the only one they made was that wild Westbrook heave.
"You gonna be busy in late April?" (via Getty) http://t.co/2YIMR71e6L
Clear the court and let Kendrick Perkins and Cole Aldrich go 1-on-1 to decide this one.
But again this is why Reggie Jackson remains so key. He's been a spark off the bench: 4 pts, 3 rebs, 2 asts, 2 stls and a +8 in 6 mins.
That 30-foot look Reggie Jackson passed up at end of quarter was a better look than that fadeaway airball he just shot from the corner.
Reggie Jackson just buzzer-clutched from about 30 feet out. That's next level stat juking.
Reggie Jackson, again, dribbles through the quarter buzzer when it looked like he could have got a shot off. Scott Brooks looked ticked.
Knicks lead the Thunder 20-19 after a quarter. Not pretty stuff.
Thunder with eight turnovers, four fouls and only one assist in the first nine minutes. Ugly. Down 18-13 to the Knicks.
Russell Westbrook just dropped off what should have been two beautiful assists. Drop by Perk, drop by Ibaka turned them into turnovers.
Back-to-back possessions Russell Westbrook should've had assists but both Ibaka and Perkins dropped good passes.
Carmelo scoreless on 0-of-3 in the opening minutes, but Knicks still lead Thunder 13-11.
Two good early Serge Ibaka signs: He's hitting the glass and getting to the free throw line.