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Last night's loss drops the Thunder to 4-4 on the month.  There are five games to go in the month; let's see if they can finish out January with a winning record.

Game recap to follow later today.

Thunder Rumblings | NewsOK

John Rohde offers his post-game notes on last night's loss. Three point shooting remains a liability.

Carmelo Anthony Leads Nuggets Past Thunder | NewsOK

Getting 'Melo back at on the court proved to be the difference this time out, as he dropped 35 on the Thunder and showcased a post-up and perimeter game that I hope Kevin Durant learns some day soon.

OKC Drops Two Straight in Loss to Nuggets | Daily Thunder

Young was feeling the same vibe I was last night; it never felt like the Thunder were going to lose until mid-way through the 4th, when we began to realize that Durant had no game and they couldn't stop either Ty Lawson or Chauncy Billups from driving the lane.

Students Participate in BancFirst TV Commercial With Westbrook | The Moore American

Russell Westbrook partnered with a bank (because he's money, yo! Hey-o!) and filmed a commercial with 48 kids who represent the bank's communities.

 

"[Durant is] just a down-to-earth, very humble guy. He's all about the right things. He does it right. He really is that guy. I love both those guys, man. Russ [Westbrook] is a super, super talent. (He's) really another great kid, another regular kid. If you didn't know who he was, you wouldn't know who he is. He'd fit in anywhere. I love that kid, man. I love his family. They both have great families. They're good people." - Chauncy Billups

 

More links after the jump.

Blake Griffin to Always Be a Clipper | ESPN

This is cute. the Clippers' GM seems to think that their team owner has suddenly dissolved into a puddle of sulfur and dissolved back into the earth's core, from whence he came.

Tulsa 66ers Host Reno Bighorns Thursday | Our Sports Central

The Thunder's D-League team takes its league-best 18-6 record into the Tulsa Convo Center tonight. If that doesn't get you into a seat, perhaps their $2 beer night might.

Nick Collison Donates to Special Care | NewsOK

Nick Collison donated $40,000 to a local facility that offers education, therapy, and other programs to children. He is scheduled to present the donation today.

Story Lines Unfold as NBA Gears Up for Second Half | The Globe and Mail

A few story lines to keep an eye on as we head into the second half of the season.

Hoop Stars Should Be Cool, Go to School | Badger Herald

Out of Wisconsin comes this headline that flies in straight out of the '80's.