Anthony Slater

The Thunder scored 100 or more points only four times the first 16 games. Done it in seven of the eight since Russell Westbrook's return.

Royce Young

Of course Durant spent one year in college while LeBron went from high school to the NBA. It'll take KD 550 games. LeBron needed 540.

Royce Young

Kevin Durant will become the second youngest to reach 15,000 points on Tuesday at 26 years, 78 days. LeBron did it at 25 years, 79 days.

Royce Young

Westbrook's per 36 numbers don't seem real: 31.6 points, 7.1 rebounds and 8.3 assists.

Royce Young

Remove the game Westbrook broke his hand (scored only two points in nine minutes) and he's averaging 28.4 ppg on 49%, 6.4 rpg and 7.1 apg.

Anthony Slater

Recap of the Thunder's win over Phoenix last night: newsok.com/article/5376030

Anthony Morrow

Big win today for my Carolina @Panthers let's make this play off push!!

Royce Young

Somewhere in Oklahoma City, Kendrick Perkins is clutching his phone, doing his best to restrain himself from tweeting at Rudy Gay.

Royce Young

"Hey Mike, we're letting you go." "DeMarcus has missed the last two weeks, you know." "He has? Whatever. Don't care. Nik rocks bye."

Royce Young

The Kings had expectations?

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Huh what? RT @Adrian Wojnarowski Sacramento has fired coach Mike Malone, league sources told Yahoo Sports.

Royce Young

Here's Russell Westbrook out-jumping 7-foot-1 Alex Len on a jump ball (via @NBA_Reddit): bit.ly/1GnRMWH

Royce Young

Kevin Durant is three points shy of 15,000 after 549 games. Kobe Bryant after 549 games: 11,773.

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That "will the Thunder miss the playoffs" storyline? Yeah, that's pretty much over. Five big takeaways from Sunday: es.pn/1qPLc7A

Royce Young

Thunder smoke the Suns to close the gap to within a half game -- recap and notes: dailythunder.com/2014/12/thunde…

Mitch McGary

Glad we got the win and my bills won as well! #gobills #ThunderUp

Anthony Slater

In the past two games, the Thunder has led by double-digits for 82 of the 96 minutes. Been ahead for all but 139 seconds. Never trailed.

Kendrick Perkins

Yup! ThunderUp✊✊✊✊✊

Anthony Slater

Scott Brooks on Mitch McGary: "He's faster than me, he's faster than you (to @Royce Young) and he's faster than most bigs"

Royce Young

Scott Brooks being coy about Durant's minute restriction still. Says it's more than 30 and fewer than 48. Alrighty.

Royce Young

Thunder are now 11-13 and only a half game out of eighth in the West. Didn't take long to wipe out that storyline.

Royce Young

Thunder beat the Suns 112-88. Westbrook 28-8-8, Durant 23 and 8, Ibaka 12, Morrow 14, Perk 10 rebounds. Six straight and 8 out of 9 for OKC.

Anthony Slater

Final: Thunder beat the Suns 112-88. Six in a row, eight of the last nine. OKC now 0.5 games out of 8th spot.

Royce Young

First NBA points for Mitch McGary. And then he just ran 200 miles an hour to get back on defense.

Anthony Slater

MItch McGary on the scoreboard. First NBA points come off a nice high-low post-up with Kendrick Perkins.

Royce Young

Word on Jeremy Lamb is he has a sore foot. He could've played, but with the game being a blowout, was just held out for cautionary reasons.

Royce Young

Mitch McGary is a hustle machine. Dude is just running full on wind sprints up and down the floor.

Darnell Mayberry

Mitch McGary makes his NBA debut. First impression: he refuses to let you beat him down court.

Anthony Slater

Also: Mitch McGary is about to enter for his NBA debut. First minute OKC has got out of either of its first round picks this season.

Royce Young

Mitch McGary checks in to make his NBA debut.

Anthony Slater

Per Thunder, Jeremy Lamb's foot is sore tonight. Could have played, but won't with this blowout.

Royce Young

Thunder lead 89-64 after three. Westbrook 28-8-8, Durant 23 and 8 boards. Both probably done for the night.

Anthony Slater

The 21-2 Warriors have won 16 straight. Next two games intriguing: at Memphis on Tuesday, vs Thunder at home on Thursday.

Royce Young

Shavlik Randolph looks like he should be working at Best Buy.

Anthony Slater

Pelicans fall to Warriors, meaning the Thunder -- barring a collapse (up 85-62 on Phoenix) -- will be 0.5 games out of 8th spot tonight.

Royce Young

Thunder are up 23 late in the third. I'd say they've got this one, but then again I fully expect Isaiah Thomas to score 38 in the fourth.

Royce Young

Westbrook just took a really hard, awkward fall on his right leg (which is the surgically repaired one). Bounced up and ran off the floor.

Royce Young

This is the first time the Thunder have ever scored 70 points in a first half in back-to-back games (OKC era).

Anthony Slater

Per Thunder PR: First time OKC has ever scored 70 points in back-to-back first halves.

Royce Young

Kevin Durant played 19 minutes in the first half. With this game trending towards blowout we might not get to see how many minutes he'd get.

Anthony Slater

No Jeremy Lamb in the first half. Not injury related. My guess: OKC having no trouble scoring (70 1st hlf pts). Brooks going with more D.

Anthony Slater

ICYMI: Kendrick Perkins fired back at Rudy Gay - "I'd rather be a clown than a virus" bit.ly/1BNsfXd

Royce Young

Yeah, he's only played 10 games so far this season, but it's time to start adding Russell Westbrook to your MVP watch lists.

Anthony Slater

Second-half prediction: Mitch McGary makes his NBA debut.

Anthony Slater

Thunder up 70-48 on the Suns at halftime. -Kevin Durant: 18 points, 7 rebounds -Russell Westbrook: 24 points, 6 assists, 5 rebounds

Royce Young

Thunder lead the Suns 70-48 at half. Westbrook 24 points, five rebounds and six assists, Durant 18 and seven boards, Ibaka eight.

Royce Young

Westbrook's current line with 2:04 left in the second quarter: 24 points, five rebounds and six assists.

Royce Young

Russell Westbrook makes it eight straight games with at least 20-5-5. And does it tonight IN THE FIRST HALF.

Anthony Slater

Monster triple-double alert: Russell Westbrook with 20 points, 6 assists, 4 rebounds. Four minutes still left in second quarter.

Royce Young

Anthony Morrow is beginning to compete with Russell Westbrook for the most excitable Thunder player.

Anthony Slater

End 1Q: Thunder up 41-29 on the Suns. Westbrook: 14 points, 4 assists. KD: 10 points, 3 rebounds. OKC: 14-of-22 FG.

Royce Young

Thunder drop 41 on the Suns in the first quarter, most points in a quarter this season. Westbrook with 14, Durant with 10, Ibaka 8.

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Jeff Hornacek calls rookie T.J. Warren over after Durant gets him on a rip move: "Did you not see the scouting report?"

Royce Young

Reminder: Nick Collison checks in just 27,307 points short of passing Jordan.

Royce Young

Westbrook makes his second and third shots, and his points per attempt actually went down.

Royce Young

Russell Westbrook in the first six minutes: 10 points on one shot. That's pretty efficient, isn't it?

Anthony Slater

Thunder 7-of-8 shooting and 10-of-10 from the line right now. Up 24-15 on the Suns. All points scored by KD, Russ or Ibaka.

Anthony Slater

Serge Ibaka with eight quick points. Kevin Durant with six. Russell Westbrook with four assists. OKC up 16-9 five minutes in.

Royce Young

Kendrick Perkins fires back at Rudy Gay with a high quality burn: es.pn/1GnslEI

Anthony Slater

Lance Thomas and Grant Jerrett are the inactives. McGary replaces Thomas -- a move that should likely remain permanent.

Anthony Slater

Thunder rookie Mitch McGary is active for the first time in his career tonight.

Anthony Slater

ICYMI: In the past 21 days, things have drastically changed for the Thunder. Story in Sunday's paper -> bit.ly/1wrtGr3

Darnell Mayberry

Again...Thunder at Kings on Tuesday.

Royce Young

Goran Dragic (back strain) is out tonight.

Royce Young

This is all assuming Perk doesn't paint his face with lead-based paint, of course.

Royce Young

More Perk on Rudy Gay: "At least if I paint my face I can wash the paint off. A virus gets in your bloodstream. You can't get rid of that."

Royce Young

Perk responding to Rudy Gay: "I'd rather be a clown than a virus."

Darnell Mayberry

Kendrick Perkins on Rudy Gay's clown comment: "I'd rather be a clown than a virus."

Darnell Mayberry

Durant had been limited to 30 minutes. It's likely his leash will be at 35 minutes for now.

Darnell Mayberry

Brooks says Kevin Durant will play increased minutes tonight. Asked how much he said "watch the game."

Royce Young

Scott Brooks says Kevin Durant's minutes will increase tonight. Wouldn't say what to, though.

Royce Young

Huge news coming out of OKC: Scott Brooks says he's seen neither Caddyshack or The Princess Bride. "I was working on my game then," he says.

Darnell Mayberry

Scott Brooks on Phoenix: "You're going to see a fast team."

Royce Young

Rudy Gay on Kendrick Perkins: "He might as well play with his face painted, he's a clown to me." cbsprt.co/1BLj7SK

Darnell Mayberry

Thunder at Kings on Tuesday.

Anthony Slater

In the past 21 days, things have drastically changed for the Thunder. Story in Sunday's paper -> bit.ly/1wrtGr3

Anthony Morrow

From Charlotte NC to Fayettville NC #NorthCarolinaSupport #11copies @JColeNC http://t.co/m79IwVGnrA

Mike Baldwin

Oklahoma City Barons: OKC rallies to defeat Grand Rapids Griffins bit.ly/1w5cNTd

Mike Baldwin

Oklahoma City Barons notebook: Power play contributes bit.ly/1uFbMN3

Russell Westbrook

Bringing the joy of Christmas to foster kids in OKC today with @jumpman23 @Subway & @cccokc http://t.co/hd8aWGW2Ko

Mitch McGary

Watching this mich/zona game with the bro @Grant Jerrett lets go blue! #bounceback #GoBlue

Anthony Slater

During this recent five-game win streak, the Thunder has outscored opponents 105-50 in fastbreak points.

Royce Young

Buddy Hield had a sick putback. Too bad there was a terrible over-the-back call: vine.co/v/O6TjqYdqnlE

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Adams on if the mustache was distracting: "I think I touched it a couple of times while I was defending him. Just gave it a little brush."

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Adams also talked about what it was like to play against Anderson Varejao's mustache: http://t.co/kYalKBWfuT

Royce Young

Adams on finishing with more force at the rim: "Flicking it up ain't working out too well so I think I'm going to try and jam 'em in there."

Royce Young

Steven Adams today on bouncing back from a few rough games: http://t.co/rrOS1o4cXC

Mitch McGary

Another great day! All about progress!

Thunder Girls

We were ready to race this morning at the Sandridge Santa Run! @rumblethebison would've been tough to beat, though... http://t.co/omkOx5O1Yb

Anthony Slater

Mitch McGary and Grant Jerrett recalled from the D-League. Expected to be with the Thunder for Sunday's game vs Phoenix.

Anthony Slater

-Serge Ibaka from 3 this season: 30-of-82 -Dirk Nowitzki: 32-of-95 -Carmelo Anthony: 31-of-91 -Kobe Bryant: 33-of-120

Anthony Slater

VIDEO: Postgame analysis and comments from those involved in OKC's win over the TWolves - bit.ly/12Z1lwd

Anthony Slater

Recap from the Thunder's win in Minnesota includes KD's case for Westbrook as NBA's best point guard: bit.ly/1slt1rt