Gilgeous-Alexander helping Thunder defy odds

Oklahoma City Thunder guard Hamidou Diallo looks to pass the ball as Denver Nuggets center Isaiah Hartenstein defends during the second half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

By CLIFF BRUNT AP Sports Writer

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Some Thunder fans believe tanking to get higher draft picks is the way back to contention. Continue reading “Gilgeous-Alexander helping Thunder defy odds”

Nuggets rout Thunder 119-101

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Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic, left, hangs from the rim after dunking the ball for a basket against Oklahoma City Thunder forward Isaiah Roby, center, and guard George Hill in the first half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

By PAT GRAHAM AP Sports Writer

DENVER (AP) — Nikola Jokic was split in his opinion over which play stood out more. Continue reading “Nuggets rout Thunder 119-101”

Gilgeous-Alexander leads Thunder past Bulls

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Oklahoma City Thunder forward Luguentz Dort, right, dives for a ball in front of Chicago Bulls’ Zach LaVine (8) during the second half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Jan. 15, 2021, in Oklahoma City. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

By CLIFF BRUNT AP Sports Writer

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Shai Gilgeous-Alexander had a career-high 33 points and 10 assists to help Oklahoma City beat the Chicago Bulls and former Thunder coach Billy Donovan 127-125 in overtime Friday night. Continue reading “Gilgeous-Alexander leads Thunder past Bulls”

Lakers roll past Thunder

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Oklahoma City Thunder guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, right, goes to the basket while defended by Los Angeles Lakers guard Dennis Schroeder during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021, in Oklahoma City. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

By CLIFF BRUNT AP Sports Writer

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — LeBron James scored 26 points and the Los Angeles Lakers routed the Oklahoma City Thunder 128-99 on Wednesday night for their franchise-record seventh straight road victory to start the season. Continue reading “Lakers roll past Thunder”

Spurs finish strong with win over Thunder

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Oklahoma City Thunder guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (2) shoots in front of San Antonio Spurs center LaMarcus Aldridge, left, and guard Lonnie Walker IV during the first half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021, in Oklahoma City. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

By MURRAY EVANS Associated Press

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Lonnie Walker IV scored 24 points and San Antonio beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 112-102 on Tuesday night, allowing the Spurs to finish a five-game trip with four wins. Continue reading “Spurs finish strong with win over Thunder”

Gilgeous-Alexander scores 31 in Thunder win

Brooklyn Nets guard Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot (9) and center Jarrett Allen defend against Oklahoma City Thunder guard George Hill (3) as Hill goes up for a layup during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game Sunday, Jan. 10, 2021, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

By DENIS P. GORMAN Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — Shai Gilgeous-Alexander scored 31 points to lead the Oklahoma City Thunder to a 129-116 win over the Brooklyn Nets on Sunday. Continue reading “Gilgeous-Alexander scores 31 in Thunder win”

Thunder end Knicks’ win streak 101-89

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Oklahoma City Thunder’s Darius Bazley, right, blocks a shot by New York Knicks’ Elfrid Payton (6), center, during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, Pool)

NEW YORK (AP) — Shai Gilgeous-Alexander had 25 points, 10 rebounds and seven assists, Hamidou Diallo scored a season-high 23 points, and the Oklahoma City Thunder overcame an ugly start to beat the New York Knicks 101-89 on Friday night. Continue reading “Thunder end Knicks’ win streak 101-89”