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Thunder Ballers - An Oklahoma City Thunder Blog http://www.thunderballers.com/en/ Tue, 30 Sep 2014 13:47:56 +0000 Joomla! 1.5 - Open Source Content Management en-gb Westbrook, Free Throws Sink Suns http://www.thunderballers.com/2011-articles/march/westbrook-free-throws-sink-suns.html http://www.thunderballers.com/2011-articles/march/westbrook-free-throws-sink-suns.html

You have to like the way this team is coming together.

The Oklahoma City Thunder defeated the Phoenix Suns in overtime last night, 122-118. After suffering their first three game losing streak of the season in which they scored less than 90 points in two of those games, the Thunder have now won three straight games in where they have scored at least 111 points in all three of those games.

Keep in mind, this team is still playing without Kendrick Perkins. ]]> test@testing.com (#test) frontpage Mon, 07 Mar 2011 15:27:49 +0000 Make Sure to Check Out Thunder Insider http://www.thunderballers.com/2011-articles/march/make-sure-to-check-out-thunder-insider.html http://www.thunderballers.com/2011-articles/march/make-sure-to-check-out-thunder-insider.html

While the Oklahoma City Thunder may have only started to receive attention from the national media following their big trades at the NBA trade deadline, the great team of Thunder Boroadcasters at Thunder Insider have been providing in depth analysis throughout the entire season. ]]>
robkelley24@gmail.com (Rob Kelley) frontpage Sun, 06 Mar 2011 15:53:28 +0000
Thunder Snap Skid, Lose Durant http://www.thunderballers.com/2011-articles/march/thunder-snap-skid-lose-durant.html http://www.thunderballers.com/2011-articles/march/thunder-snap-skid-lose-durant.html

The Oklahoma City Thunder snapped their longest losing streak of the season of three games last night by defeating the Indiana Pacers, 113-89. But it was what took place in the third quarter that had Thunder fans holding their collective breath.

While driving to the hoop, Kevin Durant stepped on Pacers' forward Tyler Hansbrough's foot and immediately called for a sub and limped directly to the locker room. He did not return, and his status for Friday night's game at the Atlanta Hawks is up in the air as of now. The team is calling it a sprained ankle as of this morning. ]]>
test@testing.com (#test) frontpage Thu, 03 Mar 2011 13:48:44 +0000
Kendrick Perkins Signs Extension with the Oklahoma City Thunder http://www.thunderballers.com/2011-articles/march/kendrick-perkins-signs-extension-with-the-oklahoma-city-thunder.html http://www.thunderballers.com/2011-articles/march/kendrick-perkins-signs-extension-with-the-oklahoma-city-thunder.html

Less than one week after trading for their new center, the Oklahoma City Thunder have signed Kendrick Perkins to a multi-year extension. Terms of the agreement have not yet been disclosed. ]]>
robkelley24@gmail.com (Rob Kelley) frontpage Tue, 01 Mar 2011 15:56:22 +0000
Thunder Drop 3 Straight for First Time this Season http://www.thunderballers.com/2011-articles/february/thunder-drop-3-straight-for-first-time-this-season.html http://www.thunderballers.com/2011-articles/february/thunder-drop-3-straight-for-first-time-this-season.html

The Oklahoma City Thunder lost another tough game yesterday to the Los Angeles Lakers. But this is not about the Lakers. It is about the fact that the Thunder have dropped three straight games for the first time this season. They are still a bit shorthanded without Kendrick Perkins, who will not make his team debut for another couple of weeks, but Scott Brooks and his players will be the first to tell you that they are not making any excuses. ]]>
robkelley24@gmail.com (Rob Kelley) frontpage Mon, 28 Feb 2011 15:14:38 +0000
Thunder Send Strong Message with Acquisition of Perkins, Robinson and Mohammed http://www.thunderballers.com/2011-articles/february/thunder-send-strong-message-with-acquisition-of-perkins-robinson-and-mohammed.html http://www.thunderballers.com/2011-articles/february/thunder-send-strong-message-with-acquisition-of-perkins-robinson-and-mohammed.html

The Oklahoma City Thunder made some noise at the NBA Trade Deadline yesterday by getting bigger in the middle and improving on defense. Ultimately, the day breaks down as follows when you take a look at both deals that brought the Thunder some much needed size in the middle.

OKLAHOMA CITY THUNDER RECEIVE: C Kendrick Perkins, G Nate Robinson, C Nazr Mohammed

OKLAHOMA CITY THUNDER TRADES AWAY: F Jeff Green, C Nenad Krstic, F. D.J. White, G Morris Peterson

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test@testing.com (#test) frontpage Fri, 25 Feb 2011 16:35:45 +0000
Hot Start, Cool Finish Dooms Thunder http://www.thunderballers.com/2011-articles/february/hot-start-cool-finish-dooms-thunder.html http://www.thunderballers.com/2011-articles/february/hot-start-cool-finish-dooms-thunder.html

They proved they can score. They proved they can rebound. They proved that converting on second chance opportunities is no problem. They proved that they can play with the best of them at times. But ultimately, the Oklahoma City Thunder proved that they are almost there.

Almost. ]]>
robkelley24@gmail.com (Rob Kelley) frontpage Thu, 24 Feb 2011 16:34:56 +0000
Thunder Throttle Clips; 'Melo Moves On & a Project Spurs Preview... http://www.thunderballers.com/2011-articles/february/thunder-throttle-clips-melo-moves-on-a-a-project-spurs-preview.html http://www.thunderballers.com/2011-articles/february/thunder-throttle-clips-melo-moves-on-a-a-project-spurs-preview.html

The Oklahoma City Thunder tipped off the unofficial second half of the NBA season in fine fashion last night, wiping out hometown kid Blake Griffin and the Los Angeles Clippers, 111-89. It was a great all around effort from the Thunder, who got solid production by a few players not named Kevin Durant or Russell Westbrook. This team needs everyone to contribute if they expect to make a run in the playoffs, and last night was a step in the right direction. ]]>
test@testing.com (#test) frontpage Wed, 23 Feb 2011 15:10:19 +0000
Thunder All-Star Weekend Returns: Serge Got Screwed While Durant, Westbrook and Harden Shine http://www.thunderballers.com/2011-articles/february/thunder-all-star-weekend-returns-serge-got-screwed-while-durant-westbrook-and-harden-shine.html http://www.thunderballers.com/2011-articles/february/thunder-all-star-weekend-returns-serge-got-screwed-while-durant-westbrook-and-harden-shine.html

The early returns are in when it comes to how the Oklahoma City Thunder fared at the 2011 NBA All-Star weekend. James Harden  was excellent in the Rookie Challange on Friday night. Russell Westbrook just got nosed out of the Skills Challenge on Saturday night, which also saw Kevin Durant fail to reach the finals of the 3-Point Shootout and Serge Ibaka get screwed out of the Slam Dunk Contest. That was the first couple of nights. ]]>
robkelley24@gmail.com (Rob Kelley) frontpage Mon, 21 Feb 2011 16:04:57 +0000
The 10 Most Obscure Players to Win Contests During NBA All-Star Weekend http://www.thunderballers.com/2011-articles/february/the-10-most-obscure-players-to-win-contests-during-nba-all-star-weekend.html http://www.thunderballers.com/2011-articles/february/the-10-most-obscure-players-to-win-contests-during-nba-all-star-weekend.html

The 2011 NBA All-Star weekend is upon us, and as always, there is plenty to offer for every fan. Beginning with tonight, you can catch the Rookies vs. Sophomores game. It is basically just a younger All-Star game for those new to the league. Rest assured that there will be absolutely no defense played in this game either. You can first watch the Celebrity Game, but how many times in a row can you watch Chris Tucker's waistline expand? ]]>
robkelley24@gmail.com (Rob Kelley) frontpage Fri, 18 Feb 2011 16:44:42 +0000