Why It’s Not Time to Hit the Panic Button for Thunder Fans

By Connor MacKenzie @grandepadre94 written on March 19th The Oklahoma City Thunder are in a funk, there is no doubt about it. They are 5-9 since the all star break with 11 games remaining. Their defense has regressed, but has shown great flashes in limiting prolific scoring teams such as holding Utah 89 points, and the likes of Indiana to 108. What poses the biggest … Continue reading Why It’s Not Time to Hit the Panic Button for Thunder Fans

Thunder Without George Drop Tight Contest to Sixers

The Thunder have now lost 3 in a row and 4 out of their last 5. Their lone victory came from a heroic double overtime performance by Paul George against the Jazz last Friday night. In a contest without George, the Thunder had a committee of guys step up to take shots, but could not cash in multiple opportunities when given. After being down as … Continue reading Thunder Without George Drop Tight Contest to Sixers

Second Half Surge Ignites OKC to Lopsided Victory Over the Grizz

By Connor MacKenzie @grandepadre94 Oklahoma City got another stellar performance from their All Stars and balanced contributions from their heralded supporting cast. Westbrook notched his 8th triple double in a row recording 15 points, 15 assists, and 13 rebounds, breaking a tie with Michael Jordan for second most, and now trailing only Wilt Chamberlain who leads all time with 9.  It appears that with how … Continue reading Second Half Surge Ignites OKC to Lopsided Victory Over the Grizz

Thunder Wipe Away Magic Lead, George Crushes for 39

By Connor MacKenzie @grandepadre94 The 3rd Quarter Oklahoma City Thunder is a scary sight. It seems that no matter how much they are up/down, or tied, the Thunder kick it into another gear and ramp up the intensity. Oklahoma City sweeps Orlando with 132-122 victory at the Peake. Down 69-62 at the half, Paul George had 3 fouls, and Oklahoma City was in serious trouble. … Continue reading Thunder Wipe Away Magic Lead, George Crushes for 39

PG13 Becomes Rated R, Lighting up the Bucks for 36

By Connor MacKenzie @grandepadre94 Paul George continues to rise to the occasion when Oklahoma City has called his number. George was sensational erupting for 36 points on 12-21 shooting (8-12 from deep). He was 5-7 in the 4th Quarter, and hit timely buckets, including a nasty poster on fellow MVP candidate Giannis Antetokounmpo. The Thunder push their win streak to 5 games after a 118-112 … Continue reading PG13 Becomes Rated R, Lighting up the Bucks for 36

Dear Kevin, Stay Away

NBA insider Adrian “Woj” Wojnarowski reported, earlier today, that Kevin Durant plans to be in Chesapeake Arena for the retirement of Nick Collison’s jersey. Durant should stay far away from Oklahoma City, especially on Collison’s special night. Collison incomparably served the Thunder, (and the Seattle SuperSonics) for his whole career. He invariably stayed with the organization, even in his final years that he spent mainly … Continue reading Dear Kevin, Stay Away

Westbrook Rocks the Blazers back to Portland

By Connor MacKenzie @grandepadre94 In case anybody needed a reminder: Russell Westbrook is very good at basketball. It has been more than well documented that Westbrook had shooting woes for a good stretch. He is without a doubt the leader and heart of the Thunder team. He only knows how to play one way and he usually does it pretty well. At times sporadic and … Continue reading Westbrook Rocks the Blazers back to Portland

Kuzmania Runs Wild in OKC

By Connor MacKenzie @grandepadre94 Kyle Kuzma came into the Peake with a purpose and lit up the Oklahoma City Thunder for 32 points on 11-20 shooting (7-12 from deep). While Kuzma may get the headline, the story is truly about the Thunder defense getting stifled again. Surrendering a 138-128 loss in overtime. It’s hard to believe, but the Thunder were up 37-20 towards the end … Continue reading Kuzmania Runs Wild in OKC

Hawks Soar as Thunder Defense Crumbles

By Connor MacKenzie @grandepadre94 Lets face it, the Thunder should not have dropped this game. The Thunder have been on a rollercoaster the last 10 games (5-5), and their defense has suffered greatly. One could argue they need Andre Roberson back as soon as possible, and that is valid, however they have been top 5 defensively all season up until this point.    The Hawks … Continue reading Hawks Soar as Thunder Defense Crumbles