Basketball

  • Oklahoma City Thunder avenge ugly Dec. loss by downing the Memphis Grizzlies 103-95

    The Thunder has now won three straight, as Westbrook offers another triple-double

    The Oklahoma City Thunder avenged an earlier blowout defeat by downing the visiting Memphis Grizzlies 103-95.

    Russell Westbrook recorded triple-double #18 on the year with 24 points, 13 rebounds, and 12 assists. Westbrook has now matched his 2016 triple-double output through 40 contests.

  • Oklahoma City Thunder defeat Minnesota Timberwolves 100-98 as Westbrook and others rest

    Kyle Singler hit double-figures; Nick Collison flashed back; and all is right in Thunder Land

    On a night where Russell Westbrook and other key Oklahoma City Thunder cogs gained “playoff-bound DNPCD’s,” Victor Oladipo sank the homestanding Minnesota Timberwolves late for a 100-98 win.

  • Oklahoma City Thunder defeat streaking San Antonio Spurs 102-92 to end winless drought

    Russell Westbrook garnered triple-double #31 as Thunder end San Antonio’s nine-game undefeated streak

    Backed into a corner, the gritty Oklahoma City Thunder emerged 102-92 to halt the San Antonio Spurs' nine-game unbeaten run.

  • Oklahoma City Thunder down Northwest division leading Utah 109-106 behind Westbrook triple double

    Westbrook scores 12 with 2:05 remaining as OKC overcomes division-leading Utah

    After nearly squandering a franchise-best opening-half perimeter display, Russell Westbrook again ascended as the Oklahoma City Thunder rebuked a determined Utah Jazz squad, 109-106.

    Westbrook netted 12 points points as 2:05 remained, while collecting his 30th triple-double of the season (43 points, 11 rebounds, 10 assists) to punctuate OKC’s second-consecutive win vs. division-leading Utah.

  • Oklahoma City Thunder drop reeling Pelicans 118-110 behind Westbrook’s 29th triple double

    New Orleans remains winless since acquiring DeMarcus Cousins. OKC is now a sesaon-best nine games above .500

    Following a blazing start from Anthony Davis, the Oklahoma City Thunder gradually wore down the visiting New Orleans Pelicans to earn a hard-fought 118-110 victory.

  • Oklahoma City Thunder offense erupts late to down Brooklyn Nets 122-104; Westbrook triple-doubles again

    OKC dished 30 assists during a much-needed road victory; Westbrook gains triple-double #33

    Behind a potent second-half display, in a contest much closer than indicated by the final score, the Oklahoma City Thunder overcame a scrappy Brooklyn Nets homestand 122-104.

  • Oklahoma City Thunder outlasts Cleveland Cavaliers, 118-109; the stage is now set for Durant’s return

    Oklahoma City avenged a late Jan. setback by downing the defending champs at home

    From Russ’ patented gallop off the opening tip til the final horn blared, the Oklahoma City Thunder stayed one step ahead of the visiting Cleveland Cavaliers.

    And just like that, OKC earned a signature 118-109 victory while dressing the stage for Saturday’s anticipated revelries.

  • Oklahoma City Thunder overcome tense start to down visiting New York Knicks 116-105

    Behind Westbrook’s 27th triple-double of the season, OKC enters All-Star Weekend on a winning note

    An exultant Russell Westbrook hammered his chest after delivering a zealous one-handed slam to punctuate the Oklahoma City Thunder's 116-105 victory over the visiting New York Knicks.

  • Oklahoma City Thunder sign veteran point guard Ronnie Price to multi year contract

    Oklahoma City Thunder gain roster versatility by signing veteran Ronnie Price

  • Oklahoma City Thunder trounce Philadelphia 76ers, 122-97; Westbrook nets 35th triple double

    Behind interior dominance, Oklahoma City bullied its way to a sixth win in seven games

    Following a brief setback, the Oklahoma City Thunder returned to high-caliber execution with a 122-97 victory over the visiting Philadelphia 76ers.

    Russell Westbrook (18 pts, 14 ast, 11 rebs) recorded triple-double #35 while Enes Kanter (24 pts, 11 rebs) and Victor Oladipo (18) helped Oklahoma City win its sixth game in seven outings.

  • Oklahoma City Thunder welcomes new additions while downing the Los Angeles Lakers 110-93

    Gibson and McDermott make a positive impact in their OKC debut; meanwhile, Westbrook nets triple-double #28

    Friday night, the upgraded Oklahoma City Thunder held court 110-93 against the Los Angeles Lakers.

  • Oladipo: NBA players will follow Kaepernick's protest, Shumpert raps agreement

    San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick's protest of the national anthem has sparked a national debate and has even crossed over to the NBA. Kaepernick is kneeling during the anthem to protest the oppression and ill treatment of African-Americans and other people of color in the United States.

  • Olympic basketball scores 2016: Hustle, not talent, propelled Team USA past Spain

    There has been nothing pretty about Team USA's games in the Olympics. They got to trounce an aging, ground-bound Argentina in the quarterfinals but they have struggled against good teams all tournament long. The reason for that is simple: there's just not as much talent on this roster as there has been in past iterations.

  • Olympic basketball scores 2016: Paul George is making the most of his Team USA redemption

    It wasn't a great day for Team USA against Venezuela, but they still won by 44 points. The team of superstars were plagued by sloppy play early, and they found themselves tied with the Venezuelans after one quarter. As expected, they eventually went off, going on a 21-2 run in the second to blow things open. They went on to win 113-69 thanks to the forceful play of DeAndre Jordan and Paul George dominating two years after breaking his leg in a US uniform.

  • On-a-roll rivals Letran, San Sebastian battle

    By Michael Angelo S. Murillo

    THE National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) basketball rivalry between the Letran Knights and San Sebastian Stags is revisited today as they collide in the 4 p.m. game of the scheduled triple-header at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan City.

    Two of the hottest teams right now in Season 93 of the country’s longest-standing collegiate league, the Knights (4-3) are out to extend their three-game winning streak and fortify their spot in the top four while the Stags (3-3) are looking to add to their back-to-back wins.

  • Orlando 101, Memphis 99: Magic keep Grindin’

    The Magic closed out a three-game road trip with a win in Memphis for the first time since ‘08

    The Magic turned the ball over 24 times against the Grizzlies Wednesday night. The Magic escaped with a victory against the Grizzlies Wednesday night. 

    Yes, those two statements are somehow related.

  • P.J. Tucker, Rockets agree to four-year, $32 million deal, per report

    The Rockets add another wing defender.

    P.J. Tucker has agreed to a deal with the Houston Rockets, according to the Vertical’s Shams Charania. The deal is worth $32 million over four years. Tucker spent the last half of the 2016-17 season with the Toronto Raptors after he was traded from the Phoenix Suns at the trade deadline. He and Serge Ibaka were supposed to give the Raptors enough for a deeper playoff run which never came to fruition.

  • Pacers come through in win over Suns 109-94

    A close game for much of the night, Indiana closed strong against Phoenix, leading to a 15-point win. Paul George led the Pacers with 25 points. Myles Turner scored 20 and Jeff Teague had 19.

    The Indiana Pacers got by the Phoenix Suns in large part due to a 9-0 run halfway through the fourth quarter that finally gave the Pacers the separation they needed to seal the victory. Despite the 109-94 final, the first 41 minutes was a back-and-forth affair where neither team was able to build or maintain any leads.

  • Pacers final score: Jazz top Pacers 109-100

    Paul George, Jeff Teague, and Thaddeus Young all had 19 for Indiana, but the Pacers never led in their loss to Utah. George Hill scored 30.

    The Indiana Pacers finished their road trip with a whimper, dropping to the Utah Jazz in a wire-to-wire defeat. At 0-4 on the second night of road back-to-backs, the circumstances were difficult for the Pacers at the get-go, but there was little doubt in their level of play that they had no shot in winning the game.

  • Pacers final score: Pacers blitz Timberwolves 130-107

    Victor Oladipo led six double figure scorers for Indiana as the Pacers topped Minnesota on the road.

    The Indiana Pacers showed a total team effort in a big road win against the Minnesota Timberwolves, snapping their two game skid to move back to .500. Indiana overcame a five point deficit in the third, closing the quarter on a 24-5 run to put them in the lead for good.