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Dallas Mavericks 100, Oklahoma City Thunder 87: 2011-2012 Game 6 Quick Recap; Tasting Defeat

It was a depressing outing for the Thunder, as they got manhandled by a team that was clearly struggling this season. But a few key matchup problems swung in the Mavericks failure, allowing them to overcome their initial dysfunction.

Oklahoma City Thunder 107, Phoenix Suns 97: 2010-2011 Game 5 Full Recap; Playing Like a Championship Team

Man, how could you not be excited about the Thunder right now? After a bunch of intense games against fearsome rivals, the Thunder have finally stepped up to the plate and dominated an inferior opponent.

Oklahoma City Thunder 107, Phoenix Suns 97; 2011-2012 Game 5 Quick Recap

The Thunder are a good example of a team that knows how to ring in the New Year. The team had never lost the day before the calendar change, and from the opening tip it certainly didn't look like this year would be any different.

Oklahoma City Thunder 104, Dallas Mavericks 102: 2011-2012 Game 4 Full Recap; Simply KD

"All I remember coming to the bench was Reggie Jackson screaming I was going to make the last shot. I just tried to be confident and tell myself I can make it and luckily I did." -Kevin Durant

Oklahoma City Thunder 98, Memphis Grizzlies 95: 2011-2012 Game 3 Full Recap; Harden Makes Up for Westbrook's 0fer

Tonight, we saw a fairly slow game without all of the excitement of a playoff series. Interior defense reigned king, with lots of fouls on both sides.

Oklahoma City Thunder 104, Minnesota Timberwolves 100: 2011-2012 Game 2 Full Recap; The Timberwolves Have Regained Their Howl

This was a game of rookie debuts, mini-runs, and a whole lot of highlight reel plays.You couldn't ask for more from an early season game, especially considering how much of a snoozefest the Timberwolves had turned into last season.

Oklahoma City Thunder 97, Orlando Magic 89; 2011-2012 Game 1 Full Recap; Christmas Day Domination

The game we saw tonight was a reflection of just how awesome the new look Thunder are. The leading scorer for the Magic was Ryan Anderson. Howard was held to 11. J-Rich had 2. And Turkoglu shot 30%.

**SAMPLE** Harlem Globetrotters 108, Washington Generals 97; 2011-2012 Game 1 Quick Recap

Oklahoma City Thunder 87, Dallas Mavericks 83: Thunder Close Preseason With A Win

Oklahoma City Thunder 87, Dallas Mavericks 83: Thunder Close Preseason With A Win

US Fleet Tracking Basketball Invitational: White Team 176, Blue Team 171 in OT

The Thunder weren't playing. The game wasn't in Chesapeake Energy Arena. The NBA didn't even sanction the event. Having said that, the US Fleet Tracking Basketball Invitational was not about what wasn't there, but what was.

Pre-Season Game 2 Recap: Oklahoma City Thunder 0, Dallas Mavericks 0

In what would have a few weeks ago become the NBA's first scoreless tie since 1999, the Dallas Mavericks and Oklahoma City Thunder failed to score any points last night, and the game was not counted against either team's record. Neither of the team's players decided to participate, and no tickets were sold for the game.

Dallas Mavericks 100, Oklahoma City Thunder 96: 2011 Western Conference Finals Game Five Recap; The Recap Nobody Wants to Write

Nobody ever really wants to write the recap after their team has been eliminated from the playoffs. Sure, you might have a bone to pick or a story to tell, but even then, the inner sadness in knowing that the limelight has been taken away from your city and your team for a year is a grim thing to bear.

Dallas Mavericks 117, Oklahoma City Thunder 112: 2011 Western Conference Finals Game One; Sound the Alarm!

I had a nightmare last night. The Dallas Mavericks had beaten the Oklahoma City Thunder, and all they had to do was pass it Dirk on the wing over and over again. Unfortunately, after checking the box score this morning, my nightmare proved to a reality.

Oklahoma City Thunder 105, Memphis Grizzlies 90: 2011 Western Conference Semifinals Game Seven; "WE WANT DALLAS!"

One game. One single game was the difference between continuing a run at history and an unbearable punch in the gut. One game was the difference between over-hyped up-and-comers and a team that is here to win and here to win now.

Memphis Grizzlies 95, Oklahoma City Thunder 83: 2011 Western Conference Semi-Finals Game Six; Why We Lost, and What We Need to Do to Get Better

After tonight's loss, it's pretty clear that this series will be won through defense, not offense. I'm not saying that the situation is completely black and white, but five out of six games in this series were won by defensive shutdowns, not offensive runs.

Oklahoma City Thunder 133, Memphis Grizzlies 123: 2011 Western Conference Semi-Finals Game Four; Masterpiece

Were you watching when.....the Thunder beat the Memphis Grizzlies in triple overtime? If you're about to hang with some friends and you missed the game last night, then it might be in your best interest to read this recap.

Memphis Grizzlies 101, Oklahoma City Thunder 93: 2011 Western Conference Semi-Finals Game Three; Complete Offensive Collapse

What an awful collapse. This collapse was the worst we've seen this season. It was long, drawn out, and painful to watch. I had to look away at times, because the Thunder's offense was just too much to bear.

Memphis Grizzlies 114, Oklahoma City Thunder 101: 2010-2011 Western Conference Semi-Finals Game One Recap; Westbrook's Turnovers, Gasol's Brilliance Lead to a Thunder Travesty at Home

Even the greatest of crowds can't overcome huge deficiencies on the floor. In no game did this ring truer than tonight, where the Memphis Grizzlies invaded Oklahoma City and proceeded to stomp all over the Thunder.

Denver Nuggets 104, Oklahoma City Thunder 101: 2010-2011 NBA Quarter-Finals Game 4 Recap; Role Reversal

As the Thunder made an intense fourth quarter comeback and the Nuggets almost blundered it away, I was hit with an epiphany. Didn't I see the exact same thing happen two nights ago? Yes, the teams had undergone a role reversal.

Oklahoma City Thunder 97, Denver Nuggets 94: 2010-2011 NBA Quarterfinals Game 3 Recap; Suddenly, the Thunder are up 3-0!

No team in NBA history has ever come back from a 3-0 deficit to win a playoff series. That's excellent news for Thunder fans, as the Thunder have taken a 3-0 series lead on the Nuggets.

Thunder Season-End Awards

The regular season has come to an end and the postseason has yet to start. The time between is a time for basketball fans to look back on the season that was, and what better way to do so than a look-back on this season "Awards" winners.

Milwaukee Bucks 110, OKC Thunder 106: 2010-2011 Game 82 Recap; Thunder Cede Win in OT

Milwaukee Bucks 110, OKC Thunder 106: 2010-2011 Game 82 Recap; Thunder Cede Win in OT

Oklahoma City Thunder 120, Sacramento Kings 112: 2010-2011 Game 81 Recap; "Here We Stay"

Setting aside the game itself for just a moment, it was a wonderful thing to hear the entire crowd of a 24-57 team stand up and chant with 12 seconds to go in a lost cause of a game.

Oklahoma City Thunder 120, Los Angeles Lakers 106: 2010-2011 Game 80 Recap; Los Angeles Implosion

Was it really supposed to be this easy? I suppose not, but man, this one just felt too good. When I woke up this next morning, I was still in disbelief. The Thunder had embarrassed the Lakers at home.

Oklahoma City Thunder 104, Denver Nuggets 89: 2010-2011 Game 79 Results; Statement Made

Oklahoma City Thunder 104, Denver Nuggets 89: 2010-2011 Game 79 Results; Statement Made

Oklahoma City Thunder 112, LA Clippers 108: 2010-2011 Game 78 Recap; Hanging On, Moving On

Oklahoma City Thunder 112, LA Clippers 108: 2010-2011 Game 78 Recap; Hanging On, Moving On

Los Angeles Clippers 98, Oklahoma City Thunder 92; 2010-2011 Game 76 Recap; The Worst Game Ever

I honestly haven't felt worse about a loss this season. Yeah, it probably won't matter in the end. But I I can honestly say that the first thought that popped into my mind when I woke up this morning was, "Man, I really wish we would have won that game against the Clippers."

Portland Trail Blazers 98, Oklahoma City Thunder 91: 2010-2011 Game 75 Recap; Effort, Effort, Effort

I could go into extreme detail about all the things the Thunder did right and wrong, and hint as to who was at fault. But, at the end of the day, it just comes down to effort, effort, and more effort. The Trailblazers cared about this game, and the Thunder just didn't care about it as much.

Oklahoma City Thunder 116, Phoenix Suns 98: 2010-2011 Game 74 Recap; Stick a Fork in Them, the Suns are Done

I'm a young guy, so it's hard to remember the last time the Suns weren't in the NBA playoffs. But after seeing how they played tonight, the image of the run and gun Suns who always find ways to make their system work in clutch situations and dominate opponents is gone.

Oklahoma City Thunder 115, Golden State Warriors 114: 2010-2011 Game 73 Recap; Sighs of Relief

Thunder fans nearly experienced their worst nightmare tonight. The Thunder could not afford another loss if they wanted to have a chance of securing the third seed in the West, and they certainly didn't want to have that loss against lowly Golden State.

Oklahoma City Thunder 99, Portland Trail Blazers 90: 2010-2011 Game 72 Recap; Westbrook 3's, Thunder D Seal the Deal

Oklahoma City Thunder 99, Portland Trail Blazers 90: 2010-2011 Game 72 Recap; Westbrook 3's, Thunder D Seal the Deal

Oklahoma City Thunder 111, Minnesota Timberwolves 103: 2010-2011 Game 71 Recap; Thunder Sweep the Wolves

Oklahoma City Thunder 111, Minnesota Timberwolves 103: 2010-2011 Game 71 Recap; Thunder Sweep Wolves