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Maynor was unsung hero of Westbrook controversy

Let's focus on the positive, shall we?


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Clark Matthews
Winning Game 2 of the Western Conference finals May 19 on the road should have been a feel good story for the Oklahoma City Thunder. Instead, most of the discussion afterward was focused on a single negative aspect.
 
Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Speculation on the Durant/ Westbrook situation in OKC

Are they competing? Are they not?


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Clark Matthews
“The Wire” was never a huge hit for HBO.
 
Wednesday, May 11, 2011

NBA games are not decided by the theoretical

Goaltending was there. The Nuggets' play afterward was not.


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Clark Matthews
During game one of the NBA first-round playoff series between the Oklahoma City Thunder and Denver Nuggets, the referees missed an offensive goaltending call that should have gone against Thunder center Kendrick Perkins.
 
Wednesday, April 27, 2011

That was then … this is now, Oklahoma City Thunder fans

It's been a good few years for the Thunder


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Clark Matthews
As this issue hits the stands, the NBA’s regular season is over. For the Thunder, it was a glorious season.
 
Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Foes may fear Thunder’s new X factor, ‘The Beard’

Harden needs to strengthen his game for Thunder to excel


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Clark Matthews
There are many things the Oklahoma City Thunder know they can expect on a nightly basis. Whenever they lace up, Russell Westbrook will be unstoppable going to the basket. If Kevin Durant does not score at least 25 points, it is an anomaly.
 
Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Lockout could be apocalyptic event for Thunder

Impending work stoppage dangerous for fledgling OKC team


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Clark Matthews
Things could not be going much better for the Thunder organization. It has two of the brightest stars in the league, just acquired the big man it has coveted for years, and is lauded as a potential dynasty. Most importantly, the market is absolutely in love with the franchise.
 
Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Some midseason awards for the OKC Thunder

LVP! LVP! LVP!


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Clark Matthews
With the All-Star break currently under way, the 2010-11 NBA season has reached the midpoint.
 
Wednesday, February 16, 2011

With trade winds blowing, Thunder have some options

Which players should the Thunder storm?


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Clark Matthews
Between now and Feb. 24, most discussion about the NBA will revolve around trade rumors. As that date gets closer, followers of the league will pontificate about which players are on the market. Some teams will throw in the towel for the season and shed high salaried players while other teams will seek to add one final piece that can help them.
 
Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Amazing haul turned Thunder into contender

Sometimes sucking is the best thing to do.


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Clark Matthews
The news of the Thunder’s 112-107 loss to the Denver Nuggets Jan. 19 was lost in the wake of surprise headlines when Russian billionaire Mikhail Prokhorov announced that afternoon that his team, the New Jersey Nets, was no longer interested in acquiring Denver star Carmelo Anthony.
 
Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Everything matters when it comes to charity stripe

The Thunder get free throws right


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Clark Matthews
If football is a game of inches, basketball is a game of millimeters. The difference in swishing a perfect jump shot and having the same shot swatted into press row is predicated on any number of small things.
 
Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Champions in the NBA feed on doubt, criticism


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Clark Matthews
Oklahoma City Thunder superstar Kevin Durant receives a lot of accolades. Coming into the season, NBA pundits bent over backwards to proclaim Durant as the “odds-on favorite” to win the MVP.
 
Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Aldrich might already be a draft bust


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Clark Matthews
The rationale for Thunder GM Sam Presti to select University of Kansas center Cole Aldrich was simple: He was NBA-ready.
 
Wednesday, January 12, 2011

With dunk contest, NBA is grooming Ibaka for stardom


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Clark Matthews
Few events have created more stars than the NBA’s Slam Dunk Contest. 
 
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
 
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