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OKC - 2011/12 - Thunder Three-peat

Postby Phil89 on Sat Feb 20, 2010 12:35 am

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Game: NBA Live 10
Console: PS3
Qtr Length: 8 Min
Sim Length: 12 Min
Play-Offs: 7-7-7-7
Difficulty: All-Star

Team: Oklahoma City Thunder
Wage Cap Remaining: $14.2m
Rosters: Default updated to trade deadline day.

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Starting Line-Up
C: Etan Thomas
PF: Jeff Green
SF: Kevin Durant
SG: James Harden
PG: Russell Westbrook

Bench
Thabo Sefolosha
BJ Mullens
Kyle Weaver
Nenad Krstic
Serge Ibaka
Eric Maynor
Nick Collison

Inactive
DJ White
Kevin Ollie


I decided to go from reader to writer and start a Dynasty story. As far as I can tell this is the first Thunder Dynasty on here (Live 10 at least?)
I'm hoping that writing this will keep me interested in the game and resist the urge to sim half a season if I get bored :P
I spent over an hour today manually updating the default rosters, (no internet connection for my ps3), so that it would be more realistic.
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Re: Oklahoma City Thunder- New City, New Challenge

Postby Dee. on Sat Feb 20, 2010 3:29 am

Make Ibaka a Star. :wink:
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Re: Oklahoma City Thunder- New City, New Challenge

Postby Kenny on Sat Feb 20, 2010 9:13 am

Great team choice. I love Jeff Green and Kevin Durant. I look forward to see what you do with this team.

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Re: Oklahoma City Thunder- New City, New Challenge

Postby Cleveland wins on Sat Feb 20, 2010 1:41 pm

I love this dynasty man! I like seeing people do dynasty with teams who are either struggeling, young or both. Good choice!
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Re: Oklahoma City Thunder- New City, New Challenge

Postby Phil89 on Sat Feb 20, 2010 2:48 pm

28/10/09
Gay heads to Oklahoma City

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Memphis forward Rudy Gay has tonight flown to Oklahoma City to join his new team mates after a deal was struck between the Grizzlies and the Thunder.
According to a source close to the deal, the Thunder sent it's 2010 1st round draft pick to Memphis in exchange for the 2006 8th pick Gay.
Thunder coach Scott Brooks said "We are delighted to get this deal done. We believe Rudy is a good young player with a great future."
"Rudy will add another offensive threat to our line-up and take some pressure off of Kevin [Durant]."

In a seperate deal today the Thunder traded big men Etan Thomas and Nick Collison to Detroit for center Ben Wallace.
'Big Ben' has only 1 year left on his current contract and it would seem that this deal was made with one eye on the upcoming off-season.

Asked whether he expected any more deals to go through, Brooks replied "We're happy with our squad at the moment, we have some great young guys that are improving every week. We won't be looking for any more deals in the near future".

With the stellar class of upcoming free agents the Thunder are expected to stick with their current squad to preserve their healthy wage cap room in the hope of bringing in a big name next off-season.
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Re: Oklahoma City Thunder- New City, New Challenge

Postby Phil89 on Sat Feb 20, 2010 3:11 pm

29/10/09

Oklahoma City Thunder [0-0] vs Los Angeles Lakers [0-0]

Hollywood style debut for Gay in LA

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Rudy Gay had 19 first half points and finished with 35 during a dream debut for the Thunder against the reigning NBA Champions the LA Lakers.
In a highly entertaining season opener at Staples Center, Oklahoma City pulled off a major upset against the team that everyone is tipped to be chasing this season.
The Thunder came out strong and lead 30-24 at the first break. But the Lakers came back in the second and third to lead 80-78 at the last break.
Trailing by 2 heading into the last quarter, the Thunder produced a stunning effort to overrun the Lakers.
Kevin Durant and Rudy Gay stepped up in the last quarter at both ends of the court. James Harden hit a 3 pointer with 2:00 left in the game to seal the victory.


Player of the Game: Rudy Gay

OKC - 30 24 24 29 107
LAL - 24 28 28 19 99

Top Scorers
Rudy Gay - 35
Kobe Bryant - 27
Kevin Durant - 26
Jeff Green - 24

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Russell Westbrook - 10
Derek Fisher - 9

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Ben Wallace - 13
Rudy Gay - 10
Andrew Bynum - 10
Pau Gasol - 8
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Re: Oklahoma City Thunder- New City, New Challenge

Postby megarover on Sat Feb 20, 2010 3:33 pm

I love the thunder. Their core is nice and young. Gay was a nice pickup. I guess you wont need that 1st Round Pick anyway since you just beat the LAKERS!
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Re: Oklahoma City Thunder- New City, New Challenge

Postby Phil89 on Sat Feb 20, 2010 4:20 pm

Yeah, it's a good young group.
Funny story, I bought Live 10 after a few years of not following any basketball and chose OKC in Dynasty mode because they had the most cap room :P
But now I follow them in real life. They're on a great run at the moment and may make the play-offs if Durant keeps his run going.

Just played another game and lets just say trade for Gay was worth it. Now I've got 4 good young guys and maybe someone like Bosh will want to sign next season.
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Re: Oklahoma City Thunder- New City, New Challenge

Postby Phil89 on Sat Feb 20, 2010 4:59 pm

31/10/09

Oklahoma City Thunder [1-0] vs Sacramento Kings [0-0]

Gay old time in Sacramento for Thunder

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In their second road game in California in two nights, Oklahoma City have humiliated the Sacramento Kings on their own court.
The Thunder charged out of the blocks early and after one quarter they had a sizable 19 point lead.
The Kings had no answer for the Thunder's running game. And having traded Kevin Martin to Houston they lacked any real scoring threat.
Oklahoma City didn't let up all night and eventually ran out comfortable 32 point winners.
Recent recruit Rudy Gay had another amazing night for the Thunder amassing 35 points for the second game in a row.
Unfortunately for the Kings they have to do it all again in 2 days time when the sides meet again.


Player of the Game: Rudy Gay

OKC - 32 22 25 25 104
SAC - 13 19 22 18 72

Top Scorers
Rudy Gay - 35
Kevin Durant - 29

Assists
Russell Westbrook - 7
Rudy Gay - 6
Beno Udrih - 6

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Ben Wallace - 11
Sean May - 8
Jeff Green - 7
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Re: Oklahoma City Thunder- New City, New Challenge

Postby Phil89 on Sat Feb 20, 2010 6:49 pm

2/11/09

Oklahoma City Thunder [2-0] vs Sacramento Kings [0-1]

Durant leads Thunder to third straight win

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The second meeting in three days between these two teams was a lot closer than the first.
Having been outclassed by 32 points two nights earlier, the Kings came out in a determined mood and lead after one quarter.
The Thunder rallied in the second and third quarters to lead by two with one quarter to go. They maintained their lead deep into the fourth.
In the closing seconds Russell Westbrook kept his nerve to sink several free throw attempts and deny Sacramento their first victory of the season.
Rudy Gay got his second double-double of the season in another dominant display.


Player of the Game: Rudy Gay

OKC - 19 24 17 23 83
SAC - 24 18 16 21 79

Top Scorers
Kevin Durant - 26
Beno Udrih - 26
Rudy Gay - 25

Assists
Andres Nocioni - 3
Beno Udrih - 3

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Spencer Hawes - 16
Ben Wallace - 14
Rudy Gay - 11
Tyreke Evans - 9
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Re: Oklahoma City Thunder- New City, New Challenge

Postby Phil89 on Sat Feb 20, 2010 8:13 pm

4/11/09

Oklahoma City Thunder [3-0] vs Denver Nuggets [0-1]

Despite career high from Gay, Thunder lose to Nuggets

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The Thunder came to Denver looking for their fourth straight win to start the season.
Things looked good after one quarter as they lead 37-24. Rudy Gay had the same amount of points as Denver at that point.
Denver rallied in the second quarter and had the lead down to 4 at the half mainly thanks to an 11-0 run to start the second quarter.
The third was tight but Denver managed to reduce the lead to 2 with a quarter to go.
They overran the Thunder in the last due mainly to the Thunder's poor shooting and some three pointers from J.R Smith.
Rudy Gay had a massive night. He scored a career high 58 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to complete his 3rd double-double in four games.


Player of the Game: Rudy Gay

OKC - 37 19 23 24 103
DEN - 24 28 25 33 110

Top Scorers
Rudy Gay - 58
Chauncey Billups - 31
J.R Smith - 27
Carmelo Anthony - 24

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Russell Westbrook - 14
Chauncey Billups - 8
J.R Smith - 6

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Nene - 14
Chris Andersen - 12
Rudy Gay - 10
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Re: Oklahoma City Thunder- New City, New Challenge

Postby Phil89 on Sat Feb 20, 2010 11:29 pm

6/11/09

Oklahoma City Thunder [3-1] vs Portland Trail Blazers [3-2]

Thunder beat Blazers at Rose Garden

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After a disappointing loss last time out against Denver, Oklahoma City were looking to record a win against another Northwest Division rival in Portland.
Portland controlled the game for the first three quarters, but the Thunder slowly pegged them back and lead 63-62 with one to play.
A big defensive effort ensured they got their fourth win of the season. Kevin Durant hit a clutch three pointer in the dying minutes to consolidate the lead.
Marcus Camby reeled in an amazing 18 rebounds for the losing team. Rudy Gay continued his good form with 29 points, his fifth game in a row scoring 25+ points.


Player of the Game: Rudy Gay

OKC - 16 26 21 26 89
POR - 24 21 17 18 80

Top Scorers
Rudy Gay - 29
Kevin Durant - 24
Brandon Roy - 20

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Russell Westbrook - 5
Brandon Roy - 3
Kevin Durant - 3

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Marcus Camby - 18
Ben Wallace - 11
LaMarcus Aldridge - 10
Rudy Gay - 8
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Re: Oklahoma City Thunder- New City, New Challenge

Postby Martti. on Sun Feb 21, 2010 12:14 am

Rudy Gay for 1st round pick? What the f...?
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Re: Oklahoma City Thunder- New City, New Challenge

Postby Phil89 on Sun Feb 21, 2010 12:26 am

I know, but I'm not complaining :) I guess they were hoping I would have a terrible season and they'd get a top draft pick.

Plus his contract is expiring so maybe they thought I'd cheap out and not offer him a big contract and they could re-sign him. :?
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Re: Oklahoma City Thunder- New City, New Challenge

Postby Cleveland wins on Sun Feb 21, 2010 9:15 am

I like that Ben Wallace trade clearing space for the upcoming big free agent market with all the stars, i ilke when people clear cap space to get ready for the summer, and that's what you did by getting free agent Ben Wallace, good job. By the way, are you under or over in cap space?
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Re: Oklahoma City Thunder- New City, New Challenge

Postby Phil89 on Sun Feb 21, 2010 9:30 am

I think I'm under it by about $5m-$8m. Wallace is on a $15m contract so that'll free up some space. I'm planning to release Ollie and maybe Sefolosha too.
Rudy Gay is on like $3.6m, but he will probably want to double or triple that in a new contract next season.

Wallace has been playing good too. Averaging over 10 rebounds per game and the odd block :)
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Re: Oklahoma City Thunder- New City, New Challenge

Postby Ezio Auditore on Sun Feb 21, 2010 9:37 am

Nice start. Don't cut Sefolosha, please. :crazyeyes:
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Re: Oklahoma City Thunder- New City, New Challenge

Postby Phil89 on Sun Feb 21, 2010 9:58 am

Thanks, and I did say maybe :) Depends how much cap room is available at the end of the season.
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Re: Oklahoma City Thunder- New City, New Challenge

Postby Andrew on Sun Feb 21, 2010 10:11 am

Rudy Gay for a first round pick is an absolute steal, congrats on getting the CPU to agree to that one. You're off to a good start too, good luck and nice work with your presentation. :)
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Re: Oklahoma City Thunder- New City, New Challenge

Postby Phil89 on Sun Feb 21, 2010 10:18 am

Thanks Andrew.

I was actually going to try and get OJ Mayo or Michael Beasley for the draft pick. But I tried for Gay and they went for it :)
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Re: Oklahoma City Thunder- New City, New Challenge

Postby Phil89 on Sun Feb 21, 2010 11:27 am

9/11/09

Oklahoma City Thunder [4-1] vs Memphis Grizzlies [3-1]

Durant and Gay put on show for home crowd

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Oklahoma City fans have had to wait 5 games to see their Thunder team play at home. Many would agree it was worth the wait.
The Thunder have generally been fast starters this season and this game was no different. They lead 30-23 after one quarter.
Kevin Durant and Rudy Gay were in superb form, especially from beyond the arc. They finished with 69 points between them.
OJ Mayo tried to get the Grizzlies back into the game in the last and even had his team leading by 1 at one stage.
But the Thunder were determined to give their home crowd a win and held out for a deserved 13 point win.


Player of the Game: Rudy Gay

OKC - 30 28 24 23 105
MEM - 23 21 28 20 92

Top Scorers
Rudy Gay - 36
Kevin Durant - 33
OJ Mayo - 24
Mike Conley - 22

Assists
Mike Conley - 9
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Zach Randolph - 13
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Re: Oklahoma City Thunder- New City, New Challenge [5-1]

Postby Phil89 on Sun Feb 21, 2010 4:11 pm

12/11/09

Oklahoma City Thunder [5-1] vs New Orleans Hornets [3-5]

Gay shines again as Thunder protect perfect home record

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Another home game for the Thunder. This time it was Superstar Chris Paul and his Hornets visiting the Ford Center.
A slow start for the Thunder had the Hornets leading by 13 after two quarters.
Scott Brooks no doubt had a few choice words with his players at the half time break, to which they seemingly responded to.
They managed to restrict the Hornets to only 29 points for the whole second half. While they found better percentage shots themselves.
Slowly the Hornets lead was reduced and it stood at just 3 with a quarter to play. An 11-2 start in the last helped the Thunder to control proceedings late on.
In what now seems like the deal of the season, new Thunder recruit Rudy Gay scored another 36 point game.


Player of the Game: Rudy Gay

OKC - 20 13 23 27 83
NOH - 18 28 13 16 75

Top Scorers
Rudy Gay - 36
Chris Paul - 20
Kevin Durant - 18

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Chris Paul - 8
Russell Westbrook - 6

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Ben Wallace - 15
Rudy Gay - 9
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Re: Oklahoma City Thunder- New City, New Challenge [6-1]

Postby Andrew on Sun Feb 21, 2010 5:35 pm

Nice to see you keep up your winning ways. Durant and Gay are turning out to be quite the explosive duo at the offensive end.
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Re: Oklahoma City Thunder- New City, New Challenge [6-1]

Postby Phil89 on Sun Feb 21, 2010 6:16 pm

15/11/09

Oklahoma City Thunder [6-1] vs Cleveland Cavaliers [5-3]

Thunder upset Cavs at Ford Center

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Tonight the Ford Center hosted King James and his Cavaliers who were looking to beat the in form Thunder.
In a tight first half Mo Williams and Antawn Jamison kept the Cavaliers in front with some nice moves in the paint. Cavs lead 47-40 at half time.
Jeff Green rallied the Thunder with a couple of three pointers mid way through the third. Kevin Durant hit a three at the buzzer to give the Thunder a 74-73 lead.
In a high scoring final quarter the Thunder managed to hold on to record an upset victory over the Cavaliers.
Oklahoma City have now beaten the early season favourites from both the Eastern and Western Conferences in the Cavaliers and Lakers.


Player of the Game: Rudy Gay

OKC - 21 19 34 36 110
CLE - 21 26 26 31 104

Top Scorers
Rudy Gay - 39
Mo Williams - 36
Antawn Jamison - 25
Kevin Durant - 25
Jeff Green - 23
LeBron James - 16

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LeBron James - 14
Mo Williams - 8

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Shaquille O'Neal - 12
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Re: Oklahoma City Thunder- New City, New Challenge [6-1]

Postby Phil89 on Sun Feb 21, 2010 6:23 pm

Andrew wrote:Nice to see you keep up your winning ways. Durant and Gay are turning out to be quite the explosive duo at the offensive end.

Yeah Gay has been on fire. When I signed him I wasn't planning on him being my main scorer, but he is very good at getting to the rim and making shots even when there is contact.

It's nice having 3 guys over 6 ft 8 who can get to the rim and also step outside and knock down three pointers. :)
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Re: Oklahoma City Thunder- New City, New Challenge [7-1]

Postby Andrew on Sun Feb 21, 2010 6:37 pm

Dangerous weapons indeed. Good upset win over the Cavs!
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Re: Oklahoma City Thunder- New City, New Challenge [7-1]

Postby Phil89 on Sun Feb 21, 2010 10:00 pm

17/11/09

Oklahoma City Thunder [7-1] vs Milwaukee Bucks [3-5]

Green leads Thunder to win over Bucks

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The Bucks came to Oklahoma to face off against the red hot Thunder who 2 nights ago sent King James and co back to Cleveland with nothing.
Full of confidence after that performance, the Thunder dominated early in this match leading 53-36 at the half.
The third quarter was a scrappy affair with both sides failing to convert their chances. Thunder lead 67-46 with one to play.
The scoring picked up in the fourth but the Thunder managed to outscore the Bucks and easily win by 22 points.
Jeff Green had a season high 34 points. Ben Wallace posted 18 points and grabbed 13 rebounds in his best performance of the year.


Player of the Game: Jeff Green

OKC - 23 30 14 26 93
MIL - 16 20 10 25 71

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Jeff Green - 34
Rudy Gay - 20
Luke Ridnour - 19
Ben Wallace - 18

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Russell Westbrook - 8
John Salmons - 4

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Ben Wallace - 13
Andrew Bogut - 12
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Re: Oklahoma City Thunder- New City, New Challenge [8-1]

Postby Kenny on Sun Feb 21, 2010 10:09 pm

Nice to see Jeff Green have a big game (y)
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Re: Oklahoma City Thunder- New City, New Challenge [8-1]

Postby dare on Sun Feb 21, 2010 10:57 pm

wow a great start and you just acquired Gay, maybe you should be playing a more difficult level
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Re: Oklahoma City Thunder- New City, New Challenge [8-1]

Postby Phil89 on Sun Feb 21, 2010 11:40 pm

badreligionau wrote:Nice to see Jeff Green have a big game (y)

Sure is. He's been solid without being spectacular so far :) Nice to know when Durant or Gay have an off night Green can step up.

dare wrote:wow a great start and you just acquired Gay, maybe you should be playing a more difficult level

If I change from All-Star to Superstar then I'd probably quit from frustration because I'd lose every game :mrgreen:

I've been playing on All-Star for a while and this is the best run of games I've had.
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Re: Oklahoma City Thunder- New City, New Challenge [8-1]

Postby Phil89 on Mon Feb 22, 2010 12:11 am

18/11/09

Oklahoma City Thunder [8-1] vs New Jersey Nets [4-6]

Thunder overcome early scare to beat Nets

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On paper this game seemed to be a pretty easy task for Oklahoma City, but in reality they were pushed all the way by the Nets.
New Jersey came out firing in the first and lead 23-16 at the first break.The Thunder clawed back the lead and lead by 3 at the half.
The Nets got a quick start in the third but rookie center BJ Mullens came off the bench to score 13 points and rescue the Thunder.
The 7 ft tall first year player was too much to handle for the Nets defence with his speed and offensive rebounding.
Kevin Durant and Rudy Gay both were down on scoring compared to their season averages, but both contributed to the cause.


Player of the Game: Jeff Green

OKC - 16 26 26 27 95
NJN - 23 16 21 27 87

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Devin Harris - 22
Kevin Durant - 18

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Kevin Durant - 4
Devin Harris - 4

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Re: Oklahoma City Thunder- New City, New Challenge [9-1]

Postby Ezio Auditore on Mon Feb 22, 2010 2:17 am

Great wins man, but as dare said, you should play a few games on Superstar and if it doesn't work go back to All-Star :wink:
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Re: Oklahoma City Thunder- New City, New Challenge [9-1]

Postby Phil89 on Mon Feb 22, 2010 3:16 am

I might give that a go for 1 game. Playing 76ers next so if I can't beat them on Superstar I'll switch back.

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Re: Oklahoma City Thunder- New City, New Challenge [9-1]

Postby Martti. on Mon Feb 22, 2010 4:12 am

You might as well switch to Rookie if you want to win all the games.
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Re: Oklahoma City Thunder- New City, New Challenge [9-1]

Postby Andrew on Mon Feb 22, 2010 8:15 am

Superstar difficulty is pretty unforgiving. If you start blowing out everyone you might want to consider upping the difficulty or tweaking the sliders a bit to keep things from getting boring but I certainly know where you're coming from. All-Star's still giving me a good challenge in NBA Live 10, particularly post-patch.
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Re: Oklahoma City Thunder- New City, New Challenge [9-1]

Postby megarover on Mon Feb 22, 2010 8:57 am

Gay and Durant have been a absolute monster :D . I guess you dont use Harden much do you.
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Re: Oklahoma City Thunder- New City, New Challenge [9-1]

Postby Phil89 on Mon Feb 22, 2010 12:57 pm

Martti. wrote:You might as well switch to Rookie if you want to win all the games.

Well I certainly didn't buy the game to lose every time. I'm not getting bored playing on All-Star. It's still a challenge for me to win games.

In real life they're on a 9 game winning streak including teams like Denver, Atlanta and Portland. So this really isn't as unrealistic as you may think.

megarover wrote:Gay and Durant have been a absolute monster :D . I guess you dont use Harden much do you.

Harden comes off the bench a fair bit. His three point shooting isn't quite as reliable as in real life though :|
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Re: Oklahoma City Thunder- New City, New Challenge [9-1]

Postby Phil89 on Mon Feb 22, 2010 6:18 pm

20/11/09

Oklahoma City Thunder [9-1] vs Philadelphia 76ers [4-7]

Iverson buzzer beater steals win for 76ers

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The 76ers came to Oklahoma looking to beat the team with the best record in the league.
For the first three quarters they failed to get close to the Thunder and trailed by 14 with one to play.
Amazingly in the fourth the Thunder seemed to go to sleep defensively and let Philadelphia back into the game.
Trailing by 1 with 17 seconds remaining, the Thunder got the ball to Rudy Gay who proceeded to run the clock down.
He drove to the basket but missed a tough shot. However he managed to get the rebound and put it in to leave the Thunder leading 86-85 with 2.3 seconds left.
Philadelphia time-out.
They in-bounded the ball to Iverson at the top of the key and he managed to launch a three over Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook. It went in.
The referees checked the replay on the court side monitor and to the crowds disappointment, signalled that the shot counted.


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Re: Oklahoma City Thunder- New City, New Challenge [9-1]

Postby Phil89 on Mon Feb 22, 2010 6:21 pm

That game was Superstar difficulty. The first three quarters didn't seem any different to All-Star. Only lost because of poor shooting late on.

I'll stick with Superstar now.
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Re: Oklahoma City Thunder- New City, New Challenge [9-2]

Postby Phil89 on Mon Feb 22, 2010 8:51 pm

21/11/09

Oklahoma City Thunder [9-2] vs Los Angeles Clippers [8-5]

Clippers thrash Thunder in huge upset

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Few people who came to watch the Thunder take on the Clippers would have expected a victory for the visitors, let alone one of this size.
The Clippers came out like a team possessed and didn't give the Thunder a sniff all night. Ben Gordon was hitting three pointers from everywhere.
Rudy Gay was the only shining light for the Thunder, managing 27 points of a disappointing night for the home team.


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Re: Oklahoma City Thunder- New City, New Challenge [9-2]

Postby Phil89 on Mon Feb 22, 2010 8:52 pm

Well that was short lived. I'm going back to All-Star because Superstar is ridiculous.

None of my shots go in, while 9/10 of theirs do. So many turnovers. Non-existent fouls getting called on me. None of their fouls getting called.

They steal the ball on every second pass. I can't get anywhere near getting a rebound.

I play this game because I enjoy it. Superstar difficulty made me want to smash my TV.

Thanks for the suggestion guys.
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Re: Oklahoma City Thunder- New City, New Challenge [9-3]

Postby Ezio Auditore on Tue Feb 23, 2010 1:38 am

Lol, well, you needed a loss like that :P Maybe if you adjust the sliders a little bit for All-Star, that could work. :wink:
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Re: Oklahoma City Thunder- New City, New Challenge [9-3]

Postby Phil89 on Tue Feb 23, 2010 1:54 am

Who needs a loss :P

I keep hearing these 'sliders' mentioned. What exactly are they?

That may sound dumb but this is my first Live game since 99 so be kind :mrgreen:
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Re: Oklahoma City Thunder- New City, New Challenge [9-3]

Postby Andrew on Tue Feb 23, 2010 8:48 am

Under the Gameplay Settings menu, you'll find sliders that allow you to control different aspects of the game such as shooting percentages, the frequency of interceptions and steals and the ability to block or alter shots to name just a few. Traditionally, we tweak the game to try and get more realistic results, or a greater challenge (or both). For people who regularly thrash the CPU on Superstar difficulty or want to up the challenge on a lower difficulty setting, slider tweaks are the way to do it.
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Re: Oklahoma City Thunder- New City, New Challenge [9-3]

Postby Phil89 on Tue Feb 23, 2010 10:11 am

Oh ok, I'll have to check that out next time.

I play the Lakers next so that'll be hard enough on All-Star as it is without adjusting anything :?
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Re: Oklahoma City Thunder- New City, New Challenge [9-3]

Postby dare on Tue Feb 23, 2010 3:32 pm

Superstar is nice, just adjust the sliders a bit, maybe up the 3 point shooting and mid range around to 60 (Y)
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Re: Oklahoma City Thunder- New City, New Challenge [9-3]

Postby Phil89 on Tue Feb 23, 2010 4:23 pm

23/11/09

Oklahoma City Thunder [9-3] vs Los Angeles Lakers [8-4]

Thunder fall just short after shoot-out against Lakers

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The Lakers came to Oklahoma looking for revenge against the Thunder who beat them in the opening game of the season in Los Angeles.
The Thunder, who were coming off an embarrassing defeat against the Clippers, went shot for shot with the Lakers for the first three quarters.
The game was tied at 83-83 with one to play. During an intense final quarter both teams traded baskets as the lead changed
The Thunder lead 107-103 with less than two minutes remaining and looked on course to win their tenth game of the season.
Unfortunately, the Lakers have the best closer in the game in Kobe Bryant. He stepped up late on and had the Lakers leading 117-114 with 6.4 seconds remaining.
Kevin Durant attempted a three pointer but he was off target. Kobe made two three throws with 0.1 seconds left to seal the win.
Rudy Gay got his scoring touch back and scored 46 points and grabbed 10 rebounds in a defiant performance.


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Re: Oklahoma City Thunder- New City, New Challenge [9-4]

Postby Andrew on Tue Feb 23, 2010 5:47 pm

No shame in falling to the Lakers, after such an impressive streak a bit of a rough patch was bound to come eventually. Hang in there, I'm sure you'll be back on track in no time. :)
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Re: Oklahoma City Thunder- New City, New Challenge [9-4]

Postby Phil89 on Tue Feb 23, 2010 6:20 pm

25/11/09

Oklahoma City Thunder [9-4] vs Phoenix Suns [9-2]

Thunder bounce back to beat the Suns

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Oklahoma City were looking to get their season back on track against the Suns after 3 consecutive losses.
The game was very similar to the other night against the Lakers, with the lead switching nearly every trip down the court.
Again, after three quarters were played the teams were level. The home crowd was getting anxious. Could this be another close game their team let slide?
Midway through the fourth Kevin Durant decided that he needed to be the one to break the deadlock and exploded with 8 straight points.
It was part of a 10-0 run for the Thunder which ultimately set up the win. Steve Nash wasn't giving up though and sunk a three late on to take his tally to 37 points.


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Re: Oklahoma City Thunder- New City, New Challenge [10-4]

Postby Phil89 on Wed Feb 24, 2010 1:48 am

28/11/09

Oklahoma City Thunder [10-4] vs Milwaukee Bucks [4-9]

Thunder beat Bucks for second time this season

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After 9 straight home games, the Thunder travelled to the Bradley Center to face the Milwaukee Bucks.
Tied at 24-24 after one quarter, the Thunder gained a decisive break in the second and lead 52-47 at the half.
The Bucks threatened to come back in the third but every time they got close it seemed Jeff Green would knock down a three.
Jeff Green seems to enjoy playing the Bucks. He scored 31 points tonight to go with the 34 he scored when the sides met earlier this season.


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