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Adams dominates, OKC wins final pre-season game over Nuggets

Here’s what we learned from the final OKC preseason game vs the Nuggets

Westbrook, Durant run over the Milwaukee Bucks

A consistent attack from Russell Westbrook, a steady hand from Kevin Durant, and domination on the boards handed the Oklahoma City Thunder a well-deserved 114-101 win.

Jazz Suffocate the Offenseless Thunder

So, during about an 8 minute stretch of the third and fourth quarters, the Thunder scored a grand total of one point. Yeah, it was that bad.

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Westbrook, Harden sit, Thunder lose to Jazz 97-81

The Thunder dropped their second preseason game to the Utah Jazz 97-81, as OKC was without Russell Westbrook and James Harden.

Quick recap: Thunder lose to Jazz 97-81

The Thunder dropped their second preseason game to the Utah Jazz 97-81, as OKC was without Russell Westbrook and James Harden.

Recap: Aldrich Shines in Thunder Loss to Rockets

My mind races ahead to the season, to the playoffs, and what this all means. But, it's only the first game of the Pre-Season, played in front of 5,000 people on a remote valley. So I'll try to be as realistic as I can.

Quick recap: Thunder fall in preseason opener

The OKC Thunder dropped their first preseason game of the 2012-13 season to the Houston Rockets, 107-105. We have to start somewhere.

Heat 104, Thunder 98: Russell Westbrook is Not to Blame (2011-2012 NBA Finals Game 4 Full Recap)

Last nights game, I'm sure, was the talk of Oklahoma City. While Game 2's loss seemed to be a strategic error, Game 3's loss was chalked up to things like Durant's fouls and missed free throws. But last night, you couldn't chalk the loss up to anything but a lack of confidence.

Heat 91, Thunder 85: Plug One Hole, the Other Bursts (2011-2012 Game 3 Full Recap)

When I watched the Thunder today, I thought they had solved a lot of problems. But as soon as those problems were solved, it seemed a bunch of all-new problems arose.

"That's What He Said:" Recapping Aspects Of Last Night's Game Through The Eyes Of Those Involved.

As some of you know, I spent last night at the game on press row. I was also able to drop in on a few press conferences after the game. There were a few things about last night's game that stood out to me, so let's hear what some of the players and coaches had to say about what went down.

Thunder 105, Heat 94: Nick Collison and Thabo Sefolosha Save The Day (2012 NBA Finals Game 1 Full Recap)

This is just way too cool. When Kendrick Perkins starts off the game with a football-like hike through his legs to Russell Westbrook, you KNOW the Thunder are ready to play. But if you were caught up in the craziness of the arena, I highly encourage you to watch it all over again. The game was an absolute masterpiece from beginning to end.

Thunder 107, Spurs 99: Doubts in My Mind, But I'm Still Not Blind (2012 Western Conference Finals Game 6 Full Recap)

What to say, what to say? In fact, I won't say anything. This game was legit, and everybody who's reading this article knows what's up. Let's just talk turkey.

Thunder vs Spurs Game Thread (Game 4)

Thunder vs Spurs Game Thread (Game 4)

Spurs 101, Thunder 98: Reality Sets In, But Hope Abounds (2012 NBA Playoffs Western Conference Finals Game 1 Recap)

Disappointment. Things were looking so bright heading into the fourth quarter, before Jackson and Ginobili stepped up and shut things down.

Thunder 106, Lakers 90: Offensive and Defensive Flaws, or Grasping at Straws? (2012 NBA Playoffs WCSF Game 5 Full Recap)

For this full recap, I'll be focusing on a few key areas that the Thunder struggled with in this game, and analyzing how they could have dealt with them better. I know that the Thunder won by a good margin when it was all said and done, but in order to move past a team like the Spurs, they've got to recognize some key weaknesses.

Thunder 106, Lakers 90: Dancing Before the Police Come (2012 NBA Playoffs WCSF Game 5 Recap)

Let's enjoy this moment while we can. Forget about the Spurs, at least for tonight. In the span of a few mere weeks, the Thunder have defeated the two teams that have knocked them out of the playoffs, the Mavericks and Lakers.

Lakers 99, Thunder 96: Foulsketball (2012 NBA Playoffs WCSF Game 3 Recap)

I know a lot of people want me to complain about the refs, but I'm not going to. What you get is what you get, and I don't know what else you guys could have expected with Joey Crawford refing the game. But for the love of apples, this game was painful to watch.

Thunder 78, Lakers 75: Why the Offense Stopped (2012 NBA Playoffs WCSF Game 2 Full Recap)

Last night's 77-75 result was a total contrast to Game 1, where the Thunder scored a whopping 119 points on their way to an easy victory. The offense was on pace for a normal game early on in the first half, but things totally halted in the second half. Here's some of the reasons why.

Thunder 78, Lakers 75: A Second Half So Ugly Your Mom Couldn't Love It(2012 NBA Playoffs WCSF Game 2 Recap)

Once again, the Thunder somehow saved themselves from a massive hole. I'm starting to think something fishy is going on.

Thunder 102, Dallas 99: A Three Hour Freethrowfest (2012 NBA Playoffs WCQF Game 2 Recap)

Relief. Tonight's game was a totally different game than the one we saw on Saturday. Rather than relying on some late-game heroics, the Thunder relied on sound basketball strategy and some of the steadiest freethrow shooters in the league.

Thunder 99, Mavericks 98: What to take into Game 2 (2012 NBA Playoffs WCQF Game 1 Full Recap)

I've already described my emotions surrounding the game, so in this recap, I'd just like to touch on a few things that went right and wrong tonight.

Thunder 99, Mavericks 98: Opening the Playoffs with a Durantastic Bang (2012 NBA Playoffs WCQF Game 1 Quick Recap)


2011-12 End Of Year Thunder Awards

At the end of every game, Welcome To Loud City hands out its awards; Thunder Wonder, Blunder, Down Under, and Plunderer. Throughout the season, I've been keeping a running tally of the award recipients in order to award our annual and highly cherished "End of Year Awards." Awards are presented to the player who had accumulated the most of a given award over the course of a year.

Nuggets 106, Thunder 101: At Least We Don't Face Them in the First Round....Hopefully (2011-2012 Game 66 Recap)

It's been a wild and wacky shortened season, and, unfortunately, it ended in disappointment tonight. Despite Scott Brooks pulling his starters yesterday against the Kings, he decided to play things a big differently tonight and put his starters back in. But, disappointingly, the Thunder starters flat out lost this game.

Thunder 118, Kings 110: The One Where Daequan Cook Was Superman (2011-2012 Game 65 Recap)

In a meaningless game, there's usually not much to cheer for. Fans of bad teams turn into vipers and just want to tank for a good pick, and fans of good teams usually just sit there hoping their star players don't get injured. But this game....was different.

Lakers 114, Thunder 106: What if? (2011-2012 Game 64 Recap)

What if World Peace never hit Harden with his elbow? Would the Thunder have won this game? What if both of the Thunder's plays at the end of regulation and the end of OT weren't ridiculously low percentage threes? What if Kobe Bryant wasn't the greatest clutch player of all time? What if I ate a hamburger for lunch instead of a chicken sandwich?

Thunder 103, Kings 92: Thunder Hold Out in the Fourth for a Solid Victory (2011-2012 Game 63 Recap)

The Thunder started out from behind in this one, climbed back into competitiveness, gained a lead in the third, and maintained it throughout the fourth. They never managed to completely pull away, but the Kings never really threatened to make a serious run.

Thunder 109, Suns 97: Harden Gets in the Groove With Career-High 40 Points (2011-2012 Game 62 Recap)

"I think once anybody gets into a groove and their shots start flowing, their confidence gets higher." -James Harden

Clippers 92, Thunder 77: Did anyone score in the second half? (2011-2012 Game 61 Recap)

The Thunder dominated the first half, and played excellent defense throughout. But they lost. Because of a terrible, terrible second half offensive collapse.

Thunder 115, Timberwolves 110: Despite 5 Injuries, Timberwolves Make This One Fun to Watch (2011-2012 Game 60 Recap)

You know, I really didn't think the Timberwolves could even come close to challenging for a win. And usually when things don't turn out how I thought they would, I say that the Thunder didn't do X well, or the Thunder didn't do Y. But tonight, I think I'm going to take a different approach.

Thunder 115, Kings 89: The Game Which Will Be Remembered only for "The Slam" (2011-2012 Game 59 Quick Recap)

The Thunder outright dominated this one. The game was basically over by the half.