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2013 Playoffs: The Thunder's pursuit of a championship

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Grizzlies even series, defeat Thunder 99-93

We're all locked up at 1-1.

Thunder look for hidden advantages vs Grizzlies

The Thunder look to capitalize on additional opportunities tonight against the Grizzlies.

Dr. Geier talks Westbrook, knee injury, recovery

WTLC interviews orthopedic surgeon Dr. David Geier about Russell Westbrook's injury, recovery, and what it means for professional athletes going forward.

Watch: Kevin Durant goes full Phantom vs Grizzlies

Kevin Durant's snap decision to go for the win vs the Grizzlies is captured in slow motion.

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Thunder chase down Grizzlies in Game 1, win 93-91

The Thunder take a 1-0 lead over the Grizz behind a stellar effort by Kevin Durant.

Brooks: "If it's in Kevin's hands, push."

Scott Brooks elected to let Kevin Durant take a jumper in transition with a 11 seconds left rather than calling a timeout to set up a play. Durant nailed the jumper and the Thunder went on to a 93-91 Game 1 victory.

Thunder vs Grizzlies player grades for game 1

The Thunder got off to a big opening win in their series against the Grizzlies. How did each player do?

OKC defeat Grizzlies in the final seconds 93-91

OKC outscores the Grizzlies 29-18 in the final quarter to take game 1, 93-91.

Thunder vs Grizzlies, game 1 preview

The Thunder welcome their old nemesis the Memphis Grizzlies into the Peake for game 1 to continue their playoff run.

Thunder vs Rockets, a series post-mortem

It is time to sign off on Thunder vs Rockets in 2013.

Thunder vs. Grizzlies Series Preview

The most comprehensive preview you'll ever find. Period.

Beyond The Arc Thunder Awards vs. Rockets

Handing out some awards for the 1st round series vs. the Houston Rockets.

Thunder player grades for game 6

The Thunder close out the Rockets in 6 games, and here is how each player contributed to the series-ending win.

Thunder vs Rockets final series player grades

The Thunder close the books on round 1 of the 2013 playoffs. How did each player do against Houston?

OKC eliminate the Rockets in game 6, 103-94

OKC advances to play Memphis after defeating the Rockets, 103-94, winning the series 4-2.

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Thunder finish off Rockets in Game 6, 104-95


Thunder Still Try to Close Out Rockets in Game 6

The Thunder need a defensive strategy shift, more Nick Collison, and a miracle comeback from Kevin Martin. But they might not get even one of the three.

Are the Thunder in Trouble?

The Thunder have struggled the last two games, so we will investigate whether or not they have reason to be worried or not.

Watch: Martin and Fisher do the double-flop

Kevin Martin and Derek Fisher are savvy veterans. Even so, apparently they also have their own way of drawing charges.

Scott Brooks Has Failed, Again.

If the Thunder had played the same strategy with Russell Westbrook last night, there's no way they could have won.

Thunder vs Rockets, OKC player grades for game 5

The Thunder dropped a 2nd consecutive game to the Rockets. OKC still leads the series 3-2, but individual performances have dropped since Russell Westbrook was sidelined for the playoffs.

Rockets force game 6, defeating OKC 107-100

Harden has 31 points as the Houston Rockets fight off elimination, beating OKC 107-100.

Watch: Truehoop TV talks Thunder vs Rockets

Truehoop talks Thunder vs Rockets and questions whether the Thunder could be the first team in league history to lose a 3-0 series lead.

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Thunder fall to Rockets in game 5, 107-100

The Thunder are reeling after dropping a 2nd consecutive game to the 8th seed Rockets.

Thunder Try to Close Out Rockets in Game 5

We're in our third game of the Thunder without Russell Westbrook, and the sight isn't very pretty to see.

OKC vs Houston: 3 lingering thoughts from game 4

The Thunder look to close out the Rockets tonight. What did we learn from Game 4 that will help in their success?

This Week in Alternate Sports Illustrated Covers

Jason Collins is the cover athlete for this week's Sports Illustrated that reports on a groundbreaking moment in professional sports. But being thorough as we are wont to do here at WTLC, let's take a look at some alternate covers.

Does Serge Ibaka Have a Glass Ceiling?

On the dawn of the third game post-Russell Westbrook, the Thunder are still struggling to find an offensive identity.

The Many Problems of Kendrick Perkins

There's a lot of things that factored into the Thunder's loss to Houston last night. But one thing sticks out to me like a sore thumb: The horrible 9 minutes put in by Kendrick Perkins.

Thunder grades for game 4

The Thunder could not complete the sweep, so check out how each player did in their attempt that came up just short.

Houston avoids sweep, beats Thunder 105-103

Serge Ibaka missed an opportunity to send Game 4 into overtime as he misfired on a buzzer beating lay-in off an offensive rebound.

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Thunder fail to sweep, fall to Rockets, 105-103

The Thunder could not overcome a late game deficit and failed to tie Houston at the buzzer.