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Thunder: Team is One | RESTART ON THE WAY

Postby Durant35 on Wed Nov 14, 2012 9:15 pm

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"What up y'all? The Oklahoma City Thunder are back and are ready to roll! Next stop, the Larry O'Brien Trophy!"


Settings:

Game: NBA 2K13
Platform: PC
Difficulty: Superstar (UPDATE: 2/2/13)
Played Quarter Length: 12 minutes
Sim Quarter Length: 12 minutes
Season Length: 82 games (I will randomly play 41 games.)
Playoff Length: 7-7-7-7
Rosters: Durant35's RLR4
Sliders: Albys' RR12 SuperSim Sliders (UPDATE: 2/2/13)
CPU Trades: On
Trade Override: On (For realistic trades and draft pick trades.)
Draft Prospects: Real 2013 Draft Class and NLSC 2014 Draft Class



Goals of the Year:

- Defend the gold.
- Defend home turf, 10 or lower home losses only.
- Grab the 70-Wins Milestone
- Durant wins his 5th consecutive Scoring Title
- Westbrook will become an All-Star Starter for the 2nd time.
- Ibaka finishes as a DPOY candidate and some place in the All-NBA Defensive Team.





Achievements:

2012-2013 NBA Champions (OKC-MIA: 4-2)

Players:

Kevin Durant:
2012-2013 NBA Finals MVP
2012-2013 NBA Season MVP
2012-2013 NBA 50-40-90 Club Member
2009-2010, 2010-2011, 2011-2012, 2012-2013 NBA Scoring Leader
2009-2010, 2010-2011, 2011-2012, 2012-2013 All-NBA First Team
2012-2013 All-NBA Defensive Second Team
2007-2008 NBA Rookie of the Year
2007-2008 All-NBA Rookie First Team
2009-2010, 2010-2011, 2011-2012, 2012-2013 All-Star
2011-2013 All-Star MVP

Russell Westbrook:
2008-2009 All-NBA Rookie First Team
2012-2013 All-NBA First Team
2010-2012 All-NBA Second Team

Serge Ibaka:
2011-2012 NBA Blocks Leader
2011-2012 All-NBA Defensive First Team

James Harden:
2011-2012 NBA Sixth Man of the Year

Kevin Martin:
2012-2013 NBA Sixth Man of the Year

Thabo Sefolosha:
2009-2010 All-NBA Defensive Second Team

Coaches:

Scott Brooks:
2012-2013 NBA Coach of the Year
2009-2010 NBA Coach of the Year







2014 NBA Draft Prospects




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Roster and Transactions

Postby Durant35 on Wed Nov 14, 2012 9:15 pm

ROSTER:

Starting Lineup:
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Sixth Man:
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Role Players:
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Reserves:
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Staff:

General Manager: Sam Presti
Assistant GM: Hans Antonio
Head Coach: Scott Brooks
Assistant Coach: Maurice Cheeks
NBA Scout: Kurt Stevenson
Prospect Scout: LeRoy Witt and Frank Fuller
Health Trainer: Joe Sharpe


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Draft Picks:

2014:
1st Rnd: Own DP (Traded to TOR); has ATL DP; may have DAL via LAL and HOU (1-20 Protected through 2017); may have TOR via HOU (1-2 Protected through 2017 and 15-30 Protected);
2nd Rnd: Own DP;


2015:
1st Rnd: Own DP;
2nd Rnd: Own DP;

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Finances and Contracts:

Player Budget:
Salary Cap: $58,044,000
Salary Cap Room: -$12,237,431

Luxury Tax: $72,770,000
Player Salaries: $72,125,742

Hard Cap: $93,150,000
Hard Cap Room: $21,024,258

Staff Budget:
Budget: $10,350,000
Spent: $10,000,000
Remaining: $350,000


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2012-2013 NBA Transactions:

- Thunder involved in a 3-team trade
- Oklahoma City Thunder signs Forward/Center Kenyon Martin to a 2yr/$1.85M Team Option deal.
- Oklahoma City Thunder extends Eric Maynor in a 3yr/$7.80M contract.
- Oklahoma City Thunder trades guard Reggie Jackson for center Festus Ezeli.


2013-2014 NBA Transactions:

- Thunder acquire Ronnie Brewer, trade Nick Collison and a 2nd Round DP to the Clippers.
- Thunder sign Nate Robinson through DPE for 1yr/$600k. Released Toney Douglas by injury buyout agreement.
- Thunder acquire Marreese Speights in a five-team blockbuster deal.
- Thunder draft and sign Mason Plumlee of Duke University.
- Thunder Assistant Coach Maurice Cheeks gets extension for 3yrs/$500k.
- Thunder fire NBA Scout Gary Reed. Replaced by Kurt Stevenson for a 3yr/$2.00M deal.
- Thunder fire Prospect Scout Dean Hamilton, hire Leroy Witt (3yrs/$1.00M) and Frank Fuller (3yrs/$1.00M).

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League News

Postby Durant35 on Wed Nov 14, 2012 9:16 pm

Around the League:

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2013-2014 Major Transactions:

- Cleveland Cavaliers trade Anderson Varejao and Amare Stoudemire for Kevin Love and 3 other players.
- Free Agency


2012-2013 Major Transactions:
- Jazz trades Paul Millsap and Raja Bell plus a 2013 2nd Round DP for Bucks' Monta Ellis and Doron Lamb.
- Bulls trade Carlos Boozer and the 2013 2nd Round DP, as well as their 2014 1st Round DP for Kings' DeMarcus Cousins, John Salmons and a 2013 2nd Rnd DP.
- Lakers severe ties with Pau Gasol and Robert Sacre plus a 2013 Draft Pick for the Hawks' Josh Smith and Kyle Korver.
- Kings hand injured Tyreke Evans a max extension worth 5yr/$48.88M deal.
- 76ers not letting Andrew Bynum go with a max extension.
- Hawks locks up Devin Harris with a 5yr/$28.37M deal.
- Mavs sign Darren Collison to a 5yr/$36.42M deal.
- Former No.1 Overall Pick Greg Oden signs with Kings, 1yr/$4.22M.
- Raptors extend Calderon, 4yrs/1$9.73M.
- Al Jefferson gets max contract, 5yrs/$74.15M.
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Game Archives

Postby Durant35 on Wed Nov 14, 2012 9:38 pm

Game Archives



2012-2013 Record: 69-13

Thunder blows by the Grizzlies
Thunder strives for the win, 125-121
Thunder fall to Celtics
Thunder show resiliency, wins over Nets
Perry Jones flirts with a double-double as OKC grabs the "W"
Durant and Westbrook take over the fourth, decapitates Spurs in showdown
Thunder unveil another alternate Jersey and hires a new assistant GM
Durant's heroics lead Thunder past Wolves
Westbrook lifts Thunder over Heat on Christmas Day
Durant's 46 points make Rockets suffer
Kevin Martin scores 34 to lift the Thunder over Lakers
Thunder shift focus to Warriors, lose to Clippers
Durant, Thunder prevail after fourth quarter showing vs. Lakers
Young Bloods destroy Veterans
Thunder annihilates Jazz
Thunder pours 146 points on the Heat
Thunder bolts past Rockets
Durant and Westbrook come up big against Wolves
Thunder with the big win against Bulls
Oklahoma City beats Nuggets in Denver
Thunder humiliates Clippers at their home
Lakers beat hot-Thunder in OT
Durant scores career-high 53 points as Thunder rout Knicks
Thunder blow-out win against Celtics
Spurs cool off Thunder
Jeremy Lamb, Thunder coasts through Jazz
Thunder easily goes through Magic
Durant's triple-double kills Mavs
Durant drains 3 for the win
Thunder comeback, wins on the road behind Durant's 65
First ever 61st win for Thunder
Durant, 40 points in 25 minutes over Bucks
Thunder draw even with Spurs
Thunder finishes off Pacers
Thunder fires back at Knicks
Finishing off Portland Trailblazers
Martin goes off for 55 points, upset Kings
Thunder fall to Bucks on last game

Playoffs:

Thunder dominates Game 1 versus Clippers
OKC fights and takes Game 2 over Clips
Thunder overcomes deficit, lead 3-0
Westbrook, Thunder sweeps Clippers
Westbrook provides hot hand in win over Wolves
Durant's triple-double leads Thunder past Minnesota
Thunder powers through Wolves
Thunder, Durant takes out their brooms, sweeps Wolves
Thunder wins thriller versus Lakers
Lakers answer back to Thunder
Westbrooks powers through
Durant fuels Thunder, lead series 3-1
Durant and Westbrook each with 40, finishes Lakers
Thunder dominate Heat in Finals opener
Thunder falter to Heat
Thunder bounce back with KD's 44
A Thunderous fourth leads OKC to W
Heat force Game 6 with W over OKC
Thunder win title, Durant Finals MVP


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Thunder blows by the Grizzlies, 105-75. Record stands at 7-2

Postby Durant35 on Wed Nov 14, 2012 10:58 pm

Thunder blows by the Grizzlies, 105-75. Record stands at 7-2

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WEDNESDAY, The Thunder finished off the Grizzlies easily. They shot 54% from the field, finishing the night making 40 of their 74 shots. The bench owned the game after posting up 50 points. The Thunder also had their season-best 25 assists. They also brought up 8 blocks, courtesy of Ibaka (3) and Durant (4).

Kevin Martin came off the bench, playing 32 minutes and providing the scoring tonight along with 3-time scoring champion Kevin Durant. The two gave the team 33 and 30 points respectively. This is also the first time that the Durantula cracked a 30-point performance. Meanwhile, Russell Westbrook, despite dishing out 10 assists, had an off-night, finishing with 9 points on 4-of-11 shooting, along with 3 turnovers.

But the Grizzlies didn't back down either, hitting 43% of their shots, but failed on their 3-pointers which was held at 14%. There was simply no answer.
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Thunder trades Reggie Jackson and 2014 2nd Round Pick for Fe

Postby Durant35 on Wed Nov 14, 2012 11:43 pm

Thunder trades Reggie Jackson for Festus Ezeli

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THURSDAY-Sam Presti came out with his usual demeanor, and introduced the newest member of the Thunder family. Festus Ezeli, this year's #30th Draft Pick, from Vanderbilt, expressed his emotions. "I'm just happy to be here. I'm willing to do anything to help this team win. My focus right now is on the court; down the line, whatever happens, happens."

Sam Presti was then asked by the media on why the Thunder Management had decided to trade Reggie Jackson. "Reggie is a hard working athlete, and I'm pretty sure that the Warriors will use his skills until he reaches his potential. We felt that he wouldn't achieve it here and decided that we should look for other options around. We're pretty lucky we got a big man like Festus."

In eight games, the 6'11" ft Center averaged 1.0 PPG, 1.1 RPG and 0.4 BPG within 8.1 minutes of playing time.

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Simulated Games:

Thunder @ Hornets: 113-107 W
Thunder vs. Warriors: 123-106 W

Up Next: OKC Thunder vs L.A. Clippers
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Re: [7-2] "Team is One" OKC vs MEM!

Postby vig32 on Thu Nov 15, 2012 11:26 am

Thought it was kind of ironic that Harden broke his jaw :mrgreen:
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OKC survives versus Clippers at home, 125-121

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Thunder strives for the win, 125-121

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WEDNESDAY - In an offense packed night, the Thunder came out as the one with more points for their 8th straight victory. The Thunder's dynamic duo led the team till the very end, combining for 73 points on 60.5% (26/43). The win din't come easy though, as the Chris Paul-led Clippers surged in the fourth quarter and eventually led by one at some point during Clutch time. Durant eventually awakened and put the team on his back, erasing the deficit and finally closing out on the Clippers in a four-point margin. Serge Ibaka also had a good night. He had 10 points on 5-of-8 shooting. Kevin Martin somehow forgot to shoot and posted up an ironic 2-of-18 performance, finishing the night with 9 points.

Durant was then interviewed by the media after the game, asking him what was on his mind when he shot the go-to dunk that put them up by four. "I didn't think about the consequences. I knew I had to be calm and take the shot. I'm pretty happy that I got the open lane that became the way for me to go to the basket. Coach designed a good play."

Russell Westbrook then said, "We all knew it was going to be Kevin's time. We kept feeding him the ball and good things happened."

Up next: Thunder @ Celtics, Friday
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Thunder falls to Celtics, stand at 10-3

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Thunder fall to Celtics, 115-97

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BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS - Defense set the tone, as the sound of the buzzer kicked off at the TD Garden. It was a streaky night for Russell Westbrook, who carried the team on his back throughout the whole game, but to no avail. He posted up 25 points on 11-of-26 shooting, but had 6 turnovers in 41 minutes of playing time. The Celtics were simply too damn good. They had all sorts of shots coming and going in effortlessly. On the other hand, the Thunder didn't look like themselves at all.

Kevin Durant had 24 points on 11 shots, attempting 20. He also had 8 rebounds. They were all horrendous, paving the way for Boston to easily decapitate them and seal the win. Despite the fact that 5 Thunder players posted double-digit points, it could be easily seen that it was another turnover-party night for them. Those 18 turnovers were converted into 26 points by the opposing team.

The Thunder now stands at 10-3, and dropped to the No. 2 seed behind the Lakers.

Up next: OKC @ PHI (Sim), OKC vs. CHA (Sim), OKC vs. HOU (sim) and OKC vs. UTA(sim)
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November Recap

Postby Durant35 on Fri Nov 16, 2012 12:55 am

Simulated matches:

OKC @ PHI: 82-93 L
OKC vs. CHA: 107-101 W
OKC vs. HOU: 88-97 L
OKC vs. UTA: 103-92 W

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The record for the Thunder during the month of November is 12-5. There were some up and downs, convincing wins and heartbreaking losses, but it's just the beginning. A trade already happened, as Former Thunder player Reggie Jackson felt like he was limited and was traded to the Golden State Warriors. The off-season blockbuster trade that sent Kevin Martin and Jeremy Lamb to the Thunder is somehow fulfilling the holes left by The Bearded One. Martin quickly slipped into his role but is still unsure whether he would sign an extension with the Thunder.

Leaders:
Kevin Durant: 25.2 PPG, 5.1 ASG, 8.4 RPG
Russell Westbrook: 25.2 PPG, 6.1 ASG, 5.2 RPG
Kevin Martin: 15.4 PPG, 2.1 ASG, 3.1 RPG
Serge Ibaka: 12.9 PPG, 1.9 BPG, 7.9 RPG

Power Ranking: 2
Record: 12-5 (.706)
Division Rank: 1
Seed: 2

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Up next: OKC @ NOH (sim), OKC @ BKN (will be played), OKC vs. LAL (will be played)
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Thunder's Core Four goes to work past Nets, 115-96

Postby Durant35 on Fri Nov 16, 2012 11:50 pm

Thunder show resiliency, blows by Nets behind Core Four's 93 points

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DECEMBER 4 - The day when the Nets fall 8-9. The Deron-less Nets had no answer on the Thunder's scoring abilities. After the first half, it would seem like the Nets would get the "W" as they led 55-49 before halftime. That's when the dynamic duo of Westbrook and Durant decided to shape things up. The starting lineup played the whole third quarter, and the Nets watched their lead being cut to 2 at the 7:28 mark. 16 seconds later, Durant ties the game with a mid-range jumper that sent the bench into a frenzy.

By the time the third quarter was over, the Thunder were leading 82-78. Then they never looked back. Durant scored 15 of his 41 points during the fourth quarter, along with the drives of Westbrook, Martin's three's and Ibaka's hustle play. Durant shot 56.25% from the field, and Westbrook had 43.4%.

The comeback couldn't be possible if it hadn't been for the bench. Throughout the first half, the Thunder were having difficulties stopping Joe Johnson, even though with Sefolosha on him. Thabo answered the press, "He was clicking. Every shot was falling. We couldn't shut him down on the first half but Kevin [Durant] did a good job of defending him with his length."

Scott Brooks was then asked by the media on how did he manage to do the comeback, and he answered, "I left everything to Kevin, he was totally in captain mode tonight. I don't care even though he attempted 32 shots and made 18. I'm just happy we got the win, and hope that it carries on to the next one against the Lakers."

The Thunder now stands at 14-5.

Up Next: Thunder defends home court facing the Lakers, FRIDAY - Dec. 7

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Simulated Game(s);

Dec. 1:
OKC@NOH: 105-92 W
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Re: [14-5] Team is One | Thunder wins against Nets in a blow

Postby Sit on Sat Nov 17, 2012 11:21 am

Nice screenshots/presentation. :)

I hope you lost to the Lakers.
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Re: [14-5] Team is One | Thunder wins against Nets in a blow

Postby Durant35 on Sat Nov 17, 2012 11:49 am

Hahahahaha! Thanks! I'mma beat the Lakers though. :lol: :cheeky:
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Thunder locks up Eric Maynor in a 3yr/$7.80M deal

Postby Durant35 on Sat Nov 17, 2012 12:00 pm

Thunder locks up Eric Maynor in a 3yr/$7.80M deal

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THURSDAY - A day before the game against the Lakers, The Oklahoma City Thunder decided it was the right time for Maynor's fated extension. The management offered Maynor a 3-year, Flat $7.80M deal. And without a doubt, he accepted it.

"I felt like I still have something to offer for this team. There are a lot of talented guys in here and I hope I can propel them to the next level." said Maynor during the media day.

The Thunder will be playing a home game against the Lakers on Friday.
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Re: [14-5] Team is One | Thunder wins against Nets in a blow

Postby Sit on Sat Nov 17, 2012 12:32 pm

Durant35 wrote:Hahahahaha! Thanks! I'mma beat the Lakers though. :lol: :cheeky:


Fuck you.
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Jones and Durant come up big as Thunder flies past Lakers

Postby Durant35 on Sat Nov 17, 2012 3:01 pm

Perry Jones sets career-high while flirting with a double-double on Lakers

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DECEMBER 7 - Despite Kobe Bryant's 47 points and Howard's double-double, the Thunder still came out on top, 132-118. It was a record setting night. 132 points became Oklahoma City's season-high.

Rookie Perry Jones flirted with a double-double and set his career high in points and rebounds. He posted up an astonishing 22 points and 8 rebounds on 64.3% shooting in 19 minutes. It was just simply his night. Durant had beat the Lakers again, as he came up big in the fourth quarter, scoring 11 of his 31 points while recording 5 assists. 2 Thunder players also recorded double-doubles.

They were Serge Ibaka and Russell Westbrook, who had 12 points and 10 rebounds and 14 points and 12 assists respectively. Even Jeremy Lamb from UConn had his career-high in the NBA with 17 points, 50% field goal percentage.

The Thunder takes back the Number 1 Seed in the West with the win over the Lakers.

Up Next: Home games vs. Pacers, Hornets and Kings (simulated) and lastly, the Popovich-less Spurs. (will be played)
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Re: [15-5] Team is One | Record-setting night for OKC vs LAL

Postby Durant35 on Sat Nov 17, 2012 4:55 pm

Simulated Games:

OKC vs IND: 98-79 W
OKC vs NOH: 105-76 W
OKC vs SAC: 132-94 W (tied with their season-high)

Record: 18-5
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Thunder extends winning streak to 8

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Thunder avenges season-opener loss against Spurs, 114-106

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MONDAY - It seems that history was repeating itself during the first half of basketball play, as the Thunder saw its lead getting cut minute by minute. It was like Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals against the same team. Doom knocking on their doors. Until the dynamic duo of Westbrook and Durant decided to take over. They got the stops, the fouls, the swooshes. After the last buzzer sounded, Oklahoma City had grabbed the win.

The duo combined for 60 points, half of what the whole score was. They also had perfect free throws, 18-of-18 from the field. Ibaka and Perkins also did a good job of defending Tim Duncan, who was limited to 12 points on 5-of-12 shooting and a season-low 5 rebounds. Serge Ibaka also cleaned up the boards, coming up with 6 offensive rebounds.

Up next: Thunder @ Hawks (sim) and Thunder @ Timberwolves (might play)

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Simulated Matches:

Thunder @ Hawks: 107-77 W

Up next: Thunder @ Timberwolves (might play)
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Thunder will debut another new uniform

Postby Durant35 on Sun Nov 18, 2012 12:36 am

Thunder, to debut another new uniform and a new assistant general manager

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It seems that another alternate uniform had been planned for the Thunder, but the media was asked to keep quiet about it. "We wanted it to be a surprise." said Sam Presti, the team's general manager. "You could say that it's a variation of Back in Black jerseys." stated by Hans Antonio, the new assistant general manager.

Hans Antonio, 22 years old, is replacing Rob Hennigan's spot and was hired on December 10, just a day after the match with the Pacers. "I'm really thrilled becoming a part of a young team, who already achieved many things such as an appearance to the NBA Finals in five years and drafting a player who would become a three-time consecutive scoring champ." said Antonio.

"Were lucky that Hans is a part of the Thunder Organization, and at such a young age, we hope that he would become more successful here with the community." said Sam Presti, he then went on commenting more about the new uniform. "It would replace our Christmas Jerseys, unfortunately. But I'm pretty sure that it would be a hit."

The new alternates will debut on December 20, in a road game against the Timberwolves. They will again be worn on these dates; Heat (Dec. 25); Dallas (Jan. 18); Lakers (Jan. 27); Denver (March 1); San Antonio (March 11). The other alternate uniform will be worn on these dates; Utah (Feb. 12); Indiana (April 5); and Golden State (April 11).

(credits to iamLillard for those great jerseys!)
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Thriller in Minnesota, Thunder wins 10th straight

Postby Durant35 on Sun Nov 18, 2012 3:14 am

Thunder wins by 3, KD with the mythical night

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THURSDAY - The jerseys. It was definitely the jerseys and Durant's heroics. He again propelled OKC past Minnesota, and again had a 40-point performance AND flirting with a triple-double on their home court. It seems he was built for these type of matches. The Thunder Forward had 41 points, 11 rebounds and was 2 assists shy from the triple-double. If it would have happened, this would be his first for the season, and his career.

Kevin Martin is again his usual efficient self, 19 points on 7 shots, while Westbrook was off. 5-of-15 from the field, but filled up the stat sheet in all sorts of other ways. He had 3 rebounds, 7 assists, 5 steals and 1 block. The only thing that is an eye-burner is his 3 turnovers. But quite surprisingly, the Thunder just had 12 turnovers.

Perry Jones also stood up again as he drained the long three-pointer with 3 minutes remaining, 104-102, that sparked the Thunder's bloody run. Both teams shot the ball fairly well, at 46%, but the Timberwolves took fewer shots, 95-88. Oklahoma City shot 40% from the three-point land, 12-of-30. Both teams were active defensively, so there were no second chance points.

Up Next: Christmas Game at the American Airlines Arena

(BIG SHOUTOUT to iamLillard for them great jerseys again!)
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Re: [21-5] Team is One | Durant with 41 points over Wolves

Postby Durant35 on Sun Nov 18, 2012 10:55 am

New Assistant GM makes first move, signs Kenyon Martin

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FRIDAY - Just after the Oklahoma City Thunder took the win against Minnesota, a news came out. It was said to be new assistant GM Hans Antonio's first move as a professional, and with the Thunder. They had signed Kenyon Martin. "It was a good pickup," said Hans as he came out of the media room along with now-Thunder member Kenyon Martin.

"We signed him because we needed his veteran leadership and his vast skills at his age." he added. Kenyon Martin previously played for the Los Angeles Clippers for one year, and became a free agent from the month of October to November until the Thunder signed him. "I'm really happy to become a part of this organization. At such a young age, they already achieved so many things." said Martin.

"We're looking forward to his contributions and his leadership." said Thunder Forward Kevin Durant, who shot the lights out in the last match. "He's a great guy. Hard worker, has the heart of a true player." Coach Brooks stated.

Martin just signed the contract after Monday's practice, then proceeded on to teach the young bloods. The deal was a 2yr/$1.85M Team Option.
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Thunder vs. Heat, a repeat of Game 4

Postby Durant35 on Sat Nov 24, 2012 3:31 pm

Westbrook's big game lifts Thunder vs. Heat

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CHRISTMAS DAY - It was definitely a repeat of Game 4 of the 2012 NBA Finals, but this time, it came out different. Westbrook's game-high 44 points hustled through the Heat despite LeBron and Wade's show. He was flirting with a triple-double, as he had 44 points, 7 rebounds and 9 assists. Durant also scored and took away some of the pressure on Westbrook, and the Heat simply had no answer. Mario Chalmers couldn't stay infront of Westbrook when he was holding the ball. Westbrook was all over the floor.

The Heat's Ray Allen was sort of a sore spot, as he only made 4 of his 14 shots. Bosh was also a non-factor despite playing 29 minutes. He scored 6 points and grabbed 8 rebounds. A season-low.

Up Next: Thunder vs Mavericks, 12/27. (Will be played

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During the match between the Heat and Thunder on Christmas day, Kenyon Martin fell to the ground after being fouled by All-Star Chris Bosh, he was immediately taken out on the game and was evaluated. It was revealed that he strained his abdomen.
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Re: [22-5] Team is One | A repeat of Game 4 vs. Heat

Postby Durant35 on Tue Nov 27, 2012 10:12 pm

Thunder changes lineup, Perkins and Collison switched places

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Just a day after beating the defending world champions-Miami Heat, the Thunder announced that the starting lineup will get some changes. It's not unusual for the Thunder and other teams, as the small ball lineup trend still continues. Therefore, Coach Scott Brooks has announced that Starting Center Kendrick Perkins will now be coming off the bench, replaced by the team's Role Player, Nick Collison.

Up Next: Thunder vs. Dallas
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December, a good month for the Thunder

Postby Durant35 on Wed Nov 28, 2012 11:23 pm

Thunder powers through Dallas, 118-101

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THURSDAY - Just a few days after claiming their first regular season win against the Miami Heat, the Thunder found a new victim to their vicious 108.4 PPG offense. It was the Mavs. The game was close at first, and their were times that the Thunder relinquished their lead to the Mavs, but what's important is the final score. Durant led the way with another double-double, 42 points and 12 rebounds, and he got those points in 16 shots, with a perfect 9-9 from the free throw line.

Kevin Martin also had 26 points in 28 minutes as he became a spark off the bench. We also saw the bad Russell Westbrook, as he tried to force 18 shots and made only 8 of them, finishing the game with 17 points, but pulling down 8 rebounds and dishing out 9 assists. Serge Ibaka nearly had the double-double, with 10 points and 9 rebounds. He also had 2 blocks, which is pretty normal for him.

The Thunder shot 51% from the field, compared to the Mavericks' 42%. The shots were also efficient, as they again finished the night with 40% on their three-pointers. They also had 30 assists, which is already high for a team striving at isolation plays. Rebounding was also a factor, as the Thunder had a +16 advantage on the glass. Despite these good points, the Thunder still had 16 turnovers, allowing Dallas to convert them into 8 points off turnovers. Not bad, but they need to lessen it.

Up Next: OKC @ HOU (Will be played)

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Durant, Thunder close on Harden's Rockets

Postby Durant35 on Thu Nov 29, 2012 9:50 pm

Durant's 46 points gets them past Houston

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Player of the Game: Kevin Durant (46 PTS, 10 REB, 6 AST, 1 STL and BLK)

THURSDAY - Just after throttling past the Miami Heat on Christmas Day, another emotional game was waiting for the Thunder. James Harden came back from the surgery on his jaw and was prepared to take on the Thunder at Houston. They went up with a fight, but to no avail. Durant was simply too good, and he's yet to reach his prime. KD scored 46 points and grabbed 10 rebounds, flying past the Houston Rockets, 111-104.

And what's more is he did it without his best pal and partner, Russell Westbrook, who had a rough night. He fouled out of the game during the 3rd Quarter and finished with 7 points. Kevin Martin also impaled his revenge on his old team, by scoring 19 points but only on 40% FG, he then would erase it by hosting 6 boards, 3 assists and 3 blocks, matching his career-high. Serge Ibaka also contributed a lot in the match, scoring 13 points, 10 rebounds and a block.

The Rockets did not go down without a fight though, as they were leading throughout the game until the 4th Quarter surge by the Thunder's Kevin Durant. After the game, the media asked Kevin on how it felt going up a former teammate, "It definitely felt good. There are some instances where you wanna dunk on 'im, and do some other things."

Scott Brooks told the media, "The game was nerve-wracking itself. We all knew how James would play. He's in a different team now and we just want the win, but you gotta deal with the emotions first. Our guys did a great job of doing it."



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[13-0] Talkin' Thunder (Dec. Recap)

Postby Durant35 on Thu Nov 29, 2012 10:04 pm

December Recap:

It is far by the best month throughout the 5 years the Thunder has been in Oklahoma City. They finished the month with an astounding 13-0 record, where most of their games were won by blowouts. They also beat the defending champs-Miami Heat, as if they were making a statement. A statement that says, "We will be back, and we'll be hungrier than ever." This month also marks that Durant had several 40-plus points performances WITH a double-double. in just a month, Durant scored 434 points, averaging 33.4 PPG.

Westbrook and Martin also benefited from the month, as they both had scoring or efficiency outbursts. Ibaka has not been himself, defensively speaking, as his blocking numbers are down. We can expect it to go up sooner.

It was also rumored that Kevin Martin is already anticipating an extension. Sources have said that he wants a 4yr/$36.00M deal, which would put the Thunder over the salary cap. It's again the situation the Thunder have been with James Harden. "I just wanna win, win with the team of course." stated Martin, who has not been consistent with his scoring over the last 5 games of December.

Sources also say that the Thunder have been placing Kendrick Perkins, Festus Ezeli, Daniel Orton and DeAndre Liggins on the trading block, as they have been struggling to find their place with the team. On the other hand, Perk, a defensive anchor and has a mean look was acquired by the Thunder during the 2010-2011 season, wants to be on the team. If he doesn't get traded however, he will continue his contract with the team. A 3yr/$25.43M contract signed two years ago.

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OKC vs BKN: 111-95 - W
OKC vs PHI: 93-85 - W
OKC @ TOR: 101-102 - L
OKC @ WAS: 111-83 - W
OKC vs MIN: 117-82 - W

Up Next: Rematch with the Lakers, Friday, Jan. 11

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Practice Report: Thunder turns focus to Lakers

Postby Durant35 on Sun Dec 02, 2012 11:31 pm

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OKALHOMA CITY, OKLAHOMA - After bangin' and crashin' for two hours, the Thunder came out of the Integris Facility ready for the show in the Staples Center against the 2-seeded Lakers. Their rival in the tough Western Conference.

"We all know the win ain't gonna come easy." stated Kendrick Perkins, who is probably the most experienced when it comes to batting it out with the Lakers and their Defensive Stalwart Dwight Howard. He isn't called the Dwight-Stopper because of nothing. He worked on his strength and post moves, in order to outplay Howard on the next match.

"We're gonna try and take it out when the ball first touches the ground." said K-Mart, who is having a good month. "We're not hoping to win, cause we're gonna win." said Kevin Durant. He seems a little bit more aggressive. He added, "I'm really pumped up for this match. This will prove that we're still contenders and won't disappear."

The Thunder will be facing the Lakers in Staples Center on January 11.
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Thunder Big 3 comes up with the W

Postby Durant35 on Mon Dec 03, 2012 12:23 am

K-Mart spoils Lakers with 34 points, Durant flirting with the double-double

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Player of the Game: Kevin Durant (33 PTS, 9 REB, 6 AST and 4 BLK)

FRIDAY - After a day of rigorous practice, the Thunder planned to steamroll the Lakers as if they were the Bobcats. Unfortunately, as Perk said, nothing comes easy. The Thunder started out strong as they had the lead, 31-24 during the first quarter. But it seems that these young people lit up some fire underneath these veterans. Kobe scored 25 and Dwight had 22.

Good thing the Thunder's Big 3 was in the game. Kevin Martin scored a season-high 34 points while grabbing 6 rebounds. Kevin Durant once again saved the team after scoring 10 straight for the team during clutch time, saving them from a bad loss. He finished with 33 points, 9 rebounds, 6 assists and 4 blocks. A season-high.

Russell Westbrook finished with 18 points and dished out 10 assists. Serge Ibaka was a non-factor in scoring, only scoring 2 points, and those came from the free-throw line, but had 10 rebounds, 4 of those were offensive rebounds. Nick Collison, a guy who is extremely underrated, also had a good game. He had a double-double, 11 points and 11 rebounds.

With the win, the Thunder turn their focus on the Trailblazers, who lost to the Warriors the same day this match happened.


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Re: [30-6] Team is One | K-Mart lights up Lakers

Postby rise on Fri Dec 07, 2012 10:45 am

Nice presentation. I like it so far. :)
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Re: [30-6] Team is One | K-Mart lights up Lakers

Postby Durant35 on Sat Dec 08, 2012 7:03 am

Thanks, planning to post the Nuggets next. :cool:

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OKC @ PHX: W - 101-84

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Durant's double-double dismembers Nuggets, 131-117

Postby Durant35 on Sat Dec 08, 2012 7:36 am

Durant comes up big and flirts with a triple double

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OKLAHOMA CITY - Just as the ball got tipped from the referee's hands, it was an all-out war. Durant immediately clicked and took over the game. Had he had that one assist, it would give him his first ever triple-double, and his best game ever. He was also one offensive rebound away from equaling his career-high. He finished with 46 points (18-25), 11 rebounds and 9 assists.

Jeremy Lamb also filled in while Durant and the others were resting, scoring 16 points on 6-of-8 shooting. Westbrook also came up with 18 points after a shaky first half. He grabbed 6 rebounds and dished out 9 assists too. Kevin Martin added 10, and Serge Ibaka with 12. Most of the Thunder Players scored double-digits, as the Thunder again surpassed their 109.3 PPG average.

Despite having a good night, the Nuggets could watch as Durant extend the lead and take away all of their chances of winning.

Player of the Game: Kevin Durant (46 PTS, 11 REB, 9 AST and 1 STL)
Surprise Thunderbolt: Jeremy Lamb (16 PTS, 6-8 FG)
Thunder Downer: Festus Ezeli (2 PTS, 1 AST and 1 TO)

Up Next: Road games in Dallas(Sim), Denver (Unsure), Clippers (Will be played), Oakland(Sim) and in Sacramento(Sim).

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Talkin' Durant: Will Durant claim his first?

Postby Durant35 on Sat Dec 08, 2012 6:33 pm

Talkin' Durant: Will Durant claim his first?

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It seems that Durant's quite ready to take the throne from LeBron, the aging-Kobe Bryant and become the NBA's next superstar. He's currently leading as the most efficient player and the scoring leader. With this stat line, I guess it's pretty safe to say that Durant is entering his prime, despite just turning 24 last September.

If you feel like LeBron and his mightiness can't be stopped, just imagine Durant in his prime, where he could be a double-double guy, grabbing 10+ rebounds while scoring 30+ a night. Remember, just three seasons ago, he finished with 30.1 points. Jordan's lowest scoring title is 30.0. It's just a 0.1 difference. If LeBron did it while he was 24, why can't KD do it too? Fellow players also feel that Durant is this year's MVP. Even the three-time MVP and defending Finals MVP LeBron James made his statement. "If he get's it, congratulations. If not, get hungrier." Chicago Bulls All-Star Derrick Rose told the media [when asked about Durant] "KD is playing great man, I'm hearing about what he did during the lockout, and how it helped him today."

During the press conference on the last game, Durant was asked by the media, "You're currently leading the league in scoring, and the race to MVP. What can you say about this?" and Durant replied "Really? Man, I dunno how to answer that. I just wanna give my thanks to my fans, their the best." Another question was then thrown out at him, this one concerning his scoring ability. "You have repeatedly put on shows by scoring 40+ in 39 games. Will we be seeing more?" Durant then followed back by stating, "Scoring comes naturally to me, so If I'm clicking, then I'll score." He would probably be the greatest scorer of all time.




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OKC @ DAL: 99-71 - W
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Re: [34-6] Thunder: Team is One | Nuggets dismembered

Postby hova- on Sun Dec 09, 2012 7:30 pm

You were wondering why no one is following in the D/A thread, well actually, I have no idea. I like the presentation and the style/recaps and facts between the games. Maybe the only thing is that it seems to be too easy at 34-6, but then you are the Thunder, definitely a powerhouse in the West.

Just keep it up, replies will come, I'm following. (Y)
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Re: [34-6] Thunder: Team is One | Nuggets dismembered

Postby Durant35 on Mon Dec 10, 2012 12:35 am

Thanks! Also following yours! It's kind disappointing that OJ went 6-of-16.
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Lakers and Hawks complete Multi-Player Deal

Postby Durant35 on Mon Dec 10, 2012 2:32 am

Mitch Kupchak pulls the trigger, trades Pau Gasol

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Pau Gasol, a member of the 2008-2009 and 2009-2010 Lakers Championship Team


LOS ANGELES - It was decided. The Hawks let go of Josh Smith, Kyle Korver and their 2013 NBA 2nd Round Draft Pick. The Lakers, in exchange, severed ties with Pau Gasol and Robert Sacre, as well as it's First Round 2013 NBA Draft Pick. Pau Gasol goes bye-bye on the dream land. Lakers bring in Smith. Lakers General Manager Mitch Kupchak stated that [Pau] Gasol was no longer contributing and making it to the expectations the team had been wanting. Hence, he was traded to the Hawks where his post-up game can strive.

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Durant, Thunder no match for Clippers, 127-135

Postby Durant35 on Tue Dec 11, 2012 11:16 pm

Thunder fall to Clippers

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Player of the Game: Blake Griffin (22 PTS, 13 REB and 3 AST)
Thunder Player: Serge Ibaka (20 PTS, 14 REB and 6 AST)
Thunder Down Under: Thabo Sefolosha (17 PTS, 10 REB, 1 STL and BLK)

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - Bad loss, its as if the Thunder had regressed back to their early-season form, where they could win the game, but didn't execute. It was one of those nights where the opponent simply locked the Thunder. Durant took 27 shots and made 12, en route to a game-high 27 points. Russell, with his usual self, wreaked havoc. Wreaked havoc for the Thunder despite posting up 10 dimes.

Kevin Durant was locked out of heaven, as he couldn't get anything going. The bench got owned. There was no answer for the Clippers' bombardment. Despite putting Sefolosha on Paul, assists to Griffin couldn't be stopped. Lob City simply dismantled the Western Powerhouse as if they were toys. And hear this out, the Clippers are the most worst team in the West.

Foul calls also made an impact, as Russell Westbrook was fouled out in the 4th, forcing the Thunder to let Durant to lead the Point. A bad decision by Scott Brooks, who should have used Eric Maynor.

Up Next: Road games at Golden State(SIM), Sacramento(SIM) and the Lakers(WBP).


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OKC @ GSW: 87-96 - L
OKC @ SAC: 109-103 - W

Up Next: The Thunder concludes road games against new-look KobeandNashInjured Lakers.
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Heat takeover Thunder on Power Rankings after abysmal week

Postby Durant35 on Tue Dec 11, 2012 11:30 pm

Heat, No.1 in Power Rankings, Thunder No. 2

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After the week that the Thunder had multiple abysmal matches, it ends. But after going 1-3 that week, they saw their position in the rankings fall one place. Who did overtake them though? Yes, it's as you thought. Their arch-nemesis, the Miami Heat, who had a 2 game win-streak. "It feels good to be up there, but I don't really look at the rankings though." stated Miami Heat Guard Dwyane Wade. It seems the Thunder had become their early-season counter part, the one with the losses on San Antonio and Atlanta.

"We're gonna bounce back. Bounce back hard, harder than before." stated Russell Westbrook.

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Re: [35-9] Thunder: Team is One | Heat takeover Thunder on P

Postby mpac on Wed Dec 12, 2012 1:31 am

Nice presentation! I have a challenge for you. Make durant score 60 or more pls in a game please! Hehe
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Re: [35-9] Thunder: Team is One | Heat takeover Thunder on P

Postby hova- on Wed Dec 12, 2012 6:31 am

Wow, big Pau trade. Might see that IRL. Good to see you just behind the Heat. Looking for that revenge.
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Re: [35-9] Thunder: Team is One | Heat takeover Thunder on P

Postby Durant35 on Wed Dec 12, 2012 12:01 pm

mpac wrote:Nice presentation! I have a challenge for you. Make durant score 60 or more pls in a game please! Hehe


I'll try to. KD Unlimited sirrrr! Hahaha :D

hova- wrote:Wow, big Pau trade. Might see that IRL. Good to see you just behind the Heat. Looking for that revenge.


Man, I'm having a tough one against the Lakers, tried to simulate it two times just for fun, and both came out with the "L" on me. Heat has a pretty good record. If they had played 44 games like my Thunder, they prolly already beat us. They standin' at 31-9.

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Re: [35-9] Thunder: Team is One | Heat takeover Thunder on P

Postby hova- on Wed Dec 12, 2012 7:00 pm

You mean like all-around forwards or point forwards? Tough to say - with guys like Diaw, Turkoglu and Stephen Jackson vanishing, there is not a whole lot talent left. Royce though is not the player for a championship team - too much risk. Maybe you can somehow get Odom, but he loves LA - also not realistic. Look at the post playmaker signature skill. Some players have it although they are not that much known for it.
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Durant, Thunder find redemption in 4th, defeat Lakers

Postby Durant35 on Thu Dec 13, 2012 12:08 am

Durant lifts Thunder in the 4th, upsets Lakers on home floor

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Player of the Game: Kevin Durant (38 PTS, 9 REB, 4 AST, 2 STL and 2 BLK)
Thunder Down Under: Russell Westbrook (17 PTS, 11 REB, 12 AST, 3 STL and 1 BLK)
Thunder Protector: Serge Ibaka (4 PTS, 12 REB, 4 BLK, 1 STL and 4 AST)

STAPLES CENTER - Coming in, the Thunder was equal to the Lakers, despite being Kobe and Nash-less. The Lakers boasted a frontcourt of offense and defense with Dwight Howard, arguably the best center in the league, and the massive all-around player Josh Smith. Meanwhile, the Thunder had Jet Zero and the Durantula. Early in the first quarter, Westbrook could not find his rhythm and Durant easily scored 11. Even though the two had posted up numbers, the Lakers did not back down easily and led at halftime.

The Thunder would then be left in the third, with the rookie Jeremy Lamb keeping them alive. Eric Maynor again had another night where being inefficient is normal. Came in the fourth, where the Thunder was still behind by 12. Came in Kevin Durant who made 6 of his 15 shots. With a flick, the tables have turned. World Peace's defense was negated by Durant's scoring abilities, they couldn't do anything to stop the man. Minute by minute, the Thunder closed in.

With 3 minutes left in the fourth, Howard put up a shot, which was contested by Ibaka, resulting in a miss grabbed by Russell Westbrook. He immediately brought the ball up court, found the open Kevin Martin, passed and, yeah. Kevin Martin, three. Thunder lead by 2, 99-97. Then, with a Serge Protecting block to Chris Duhon, the Thunder got out in transition, with Kevin Durant icing the game with a jam.

"We're not gonna back down. Come what may." stated Kevin Durant, who scored 38 points in the win. "They was good, but we're better." said Westbrook who had done so many things during the fourth. "This is probably our best game of the season YET." said Coach Scott Brooks, with the emphasized tone on the word 'yet'. It seems the Thunder have more in store for us.



Up Next: 3-day rest, home game against Memphis (SIM).

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Practice Report: Defense wins it all

Postby Durant35 on Thu Dec 13, 2012 11:58 am

Practice Report: De-fense!

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INTEGRIS PRACTICE FACILITY - What had been keeping the Thunder on prevailing in the 2nd and 3rd quarter? Statistics show that when the Thunder is behind a team during half-time, their record is 5-4, and when they're behind during the third, the Thunder has a hideous 5-8 record. What's the reason that they have gotten that kind of record? Lack of Defense.

"The guys know that we're a good defensive team. So, we're practicing it again." said Oklahoma City Thunder Coach Scott Brooks. "I'm a defensive player myself, so I'll just try to encourage and give a few tips to the guys." said Lockdown specialist Thabo Sefolosha. The Thunder are good when they're playing defense like they did with the Lakers, whom they limited the stars and the other players below 20 points. The highest scoring player of the Lakers during that game was Josh Smith, who finished with 18 points and 11 rebounds.



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Jan. Recap | All-Star Teams | 3-team trade

Postby Durant35 on Thu Dec 13, 2012 1:30 pm

January Recap:

A quiet month it has been for the Thunder. But, they have been consistently putting players on the trading block. These players are Eric Maynor, Festus Ezeli, DeAndre Liggins and Daniel Orton. Rumors say that the Thunder have been trying to acquire Royce White and Toney Douglas, who were reportedly involved in the James Harden trade, but was pulled out in the final minutes before the blockbuster trade.

The Thunder finished the month going 12-4, much like their November record. This one didn't come pretty too, as they had a 3-game losing streak on the late-January matches against Denver, Clippers and the Warriors. Immediately, they bounced back by winning games versus the Kings, Lakers and Memphis at home. "We're trying very hard, and we will succeed." stated Oklahoma City Thunder All-Star Kevin Durant.

"We're not yet finished. There are a lot of games yet to be played." said Sixth Man Kevin Martin, who's currently leading the votes for Sixth Man of the Year. Then, Serge Ibaka seemingly made a bold statement by saying, "We're gonna be champs. We won't back down."



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MONDAY - Just before their game against Dallas, the Thunder decide to pull the strings. They traded their bench players in exchange for some expiring players who are expected to go to free agency. "We are in dire need of point guards behind Russell, and Toney and Nolan are a good pickup. We're looking forward into working with him and hopefully signing him to an extension." said Interim General Manager Hans Antonio, who made the move. GM Sam Presti however, wasn't present. It was reported that he is in the hospital although sources can't really figure out why. "I'm leaving this team to Hans Antonio." was his final words before making the 22-year old assistant the interim.

The Thunder let go some of their players who really weren't performing down the stretch, in exchange for rookies and sophomores whom already had good experience during college. The Rockets were in dire need of another point guard who are to slow down stretches where the pace is too high. Eric Maynor came in and has a pretty good experience playing alongside James Harden, Thunder's former Sixth Man. They also got a legit Center from the Thunder in Festus Ezeli, as well as hustle from Liggins.

Meanwhile, the Blazers added an athletic growing center in Daniel Orton, who can clog up the paint like a "Little Perk". Despite his lack of "meanie points", Blazers GM stated that he would mesh with their roster very well. The Blazers and the Rockets also traded both of their 2013 NBA Draft Picks.

Thunder get:
PG Toney Douglas (14.3 PPG, 2.5 RPG, 3.8 AST in 23.2 MPG)
PG Nolan Smith (6.3 PPG, 2.5 RPG, 3.5 AST in 17.5 MPG)
F Royce White (5.4 PPG, 4.2 RPG, 3.4 AST in 17.5 MPG)

Rockets get:
PG Eric Maynor (3.7 PPG, 1.0 RPG, 3.3 AST in 12.0 MPG)
SG DeAndre Liggins (0.7 PPG, 0.6 RPG, 0.6 AST in 3.4 MPG)
C Festus Ezeli (0.7 PPG, 1.7 RPG, 0.7 BPG in 8.3 MPG)
2013 1st Round NBA Draft Pick via Blazers (Top 15 Protected)
2013 2nd Round NBA Draft Pick via Blazers
2014 2nd Round NBA Draft Pick via Oklahoma City Thunder (If and only if TOR pick is Top 4-14)

Blazers get:
C Daniel Orton (0.9 PPG, 1.2 RPG, 0.2 BPG in 4.8 MPG)
2013 1st Round NBA Draft Pick via Rockets (Top 15 Protected)
2013 2nd Round NBA Draft Pick via Rockets




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The Thunder would be having a match without the three new players as they are still packing their way to Oklahoma City. We can expect Russell Westbrook to step it up against the Dallas at home.
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Postby rise on Thu Dec 13, 2012 3:41 pm

Good thing video game players can't be complete nutcases off the court. :D Royce White would've been a top 8 player in this draft sans the mental issues.
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Why is it that every game your presentations get better and better?! I'm lovin' it dude!
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Postby Durant35 on Sat Dec 15, 2012 8:43 pm

Hey guys! I lost my internet connection and will probably be reconnected on Monday. I'm just using my cousin's internet connection just for the day. Anyways, I'm done playing all the games till the All-Star Game. Hope I can post it soon.
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Thunder shakes Dallas, 116-124

Postby Durant35 on Mon Dec 17, 2012 2:10 pm

Thunder Young Bloods destroys the Mavs

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GAME RECAP | GAME STORY | TEAM STATS


Player of the Game: Kevin Durant (34 PTS, 10 REB, 8 AST, 1 STL and BLK)
Thunder Down Under: Kevin Martin (34 PTS, 7 REB, 5 AST and 5 STL), Russell Westbrook (26 PTS, 10 REB, 7 AST and 3 STL)
Thunder Protector: Serge Ibaka (16 PTS, 13 REB and 2 BLK)

FEBRUARY 4 - After grabbing the first win in Cleveland this February, the Thunder simply wouldn't back down on their home court. Entering the second half, the Thunder played badly and were on the verge of losing one at home. Dallas was leading, 68-57. But the resiliency from the team's best four ignited and immediately held the Mavericks to 23 points compared to their 33 points on the third quarter.

The Thunder finally caught fire just after Serge Ibaka's dunk on the start of the fourth quarter, which gave them the lead and never looked back. They again held the Mavericks scoring below 30 points during the fourth, and scored ten more of what the opposing team gave. In the final minute of the game, despite hoisting 29 shots and making 14 of them, Kevin Durant once again brought the team back and closed the doors on Dallas after icing the game with a three that extended their lead to 6.

The Mavs had no choice but to foul and think of a play that will get them back into the game but to no avail. Kevin Martin made both of his free throws, and the Thunder beat Dallas 124-116.



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Durant's double-double leads Thunder past Warriors

Postby Durant35 on Mon Dec 17, 2012 5:28 pm

Durant and Ibaka's double-double, key to "W" vs. GSW

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GAME RECAP | GAME STORY | TEAM STATS


Player of the Game: Kevin Durant (32 PTS, 15 REB and 7 AST)
Thunder Down Under: Serge Ibaka (12 PTS, 15 REB and 4 STL)
Thunder Plunderer: Toney Douglas (5 PTS, 1 REB, 3 AST and 3 TOS)

After snatching the win against Dallas, the Oklahoma City Thunder focused on the game versus the Warriors. It's as if nothing happened. But coming into the game, the Thunder was as hungry as before. They wanted that win, that revenge win. Just before January ended, the Thunder had a 3-game losing streak, with one in Oracle Arena against the same Warriors.

And they succeeded. Serge and Durant both grabbed 15 rebounds, a season-high for Kevin Durant, and scored 12 and 32 respectively. Russell "Jet Zero" Westbrook also took it into him and finished the night with 28 points, 6 rebounds and 8 assists, which is clearly becoming normal for him to do that in matches. The new guys also came in and had a hard time fitting in with the current roster. Chemistry will also be a factor.

"They're welcome here," said Kevin Durant. "Hope we all get along and mesh well." added Russell Westbrook. Only Toney Douglas and Royce White played today as the new guys. We'll definitely see more of them.

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Simulated Matches:

OKC vs. PHX: 104-88 - W
OKC @ PHX: 80-78 - W

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Thunder with the easy "W" against Jazz

Postby Durant35 on Mon Dec 17, 2012 11:06 pm

Thunder slams door against Jazz, 129-109

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GAME RECAP | GAME STORY | TEAM STATS


Player of the Game: Kevin Durant (44 PTS, 5 REB and 3 AST)
Thunder Down Under: Russell Westbrook (20 PTS, 4 REB and 10 AST)
Thunder Protector: Jeremy Lamb (18 PTS, 2 REB and 2 BLK)

Another remarkable effort from the Thunder, who nearly scored 30 points for every quarter. Kevin Durant led the way with 44 points, but only hitting 16 of his 33 shots. Westbrook moved the ball like there was no tomorrow, as his passes were clear and accurate. When the starters came out of the game, Jeremy Lamb led the way and showed off his scoring abilities. Smoothly and precisely.

The Thunder defense also held the Jazz to 11% from beyond the arc, which was surprisingly excellent. Although they were out-rebounded, Oklahoma City bounced back by hitting 38% of their three-pointers, killing the Jazz defense in the process. But again, the team fouls are a problem. The team had committed 19 fouls. The Thunder erased it though with the power of the bench, who finished the night with 48 points compared to the Jazz's 38.

Serge Ibaka and Nick Collison also did a good job of clogging up the paint. They couldn't stop Al Jefferson from scoring 32 points, but they had him miss 9 shots and held him to 8 rebounds, something average for a forward/center who's in his prime.



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