The Thunder avenged themselves against the Spurs for their loss a couple nights before, and boy did it feel good. It's amazing how good the Thunder are when the other team doesn't shoot 80% from three! Enjoy!
OKC fell to Minnesota due to not being able to finish defensive possessions (15 offensive boards by MIN) and free throw differential (40-26 favoring MIN). Nerlens Noel also went down with best case scenario, a severe concussion and Andrew Wiggins continues to haunt OKC at home.
Get all caught up on game 40 of the 2018-2019 as Matty Mulls takes you through tonight's action.
Another triple double by Russell Westbrook isn't enough to overcome turnover, rebounding deficiencies against Washington on Sunday night. If you want to know how in the world this happened, give us a listen as Matty Mulls gets you all caught up on the action.
We're very happy to present a conversation with one of the inspirations for our show, the current beat writer for the Washington Wizards for the Athletic, the former host of Thunder After Dark, Fred Katz!
The Thunder overcame yet another terrible night from Russell Westbrook and pulled out a victory against the (injured) Los Angeles Lakers. The defense was great, Russ made his presence felt in other ways, and most of all, Paul George was spectacular. Thunder Up.
On this week's Weekly,
We recap last week's games
Look at trade options with the Washington Wizards
Determine Dennis Schroder's ultimate destiny with OKC
Talk about Westbrook's struggles
Talk about NBA News
Look ahead to next week's games
Russell Westbrook and OKC responded to their loss from a night ago to this same Dallas team as the Thunder set a franchise high in turnovers forced (29). In case you missed tonight's action due to New Year's Eve festivities, don't fret. Matty Mulls has got you covered!!!
The Thunder have lately made it a habit to battle back from deficits in the 4th quarter, only to all late game execution issues do them in. It was no different tonight, as they squandered a lead late and fell to the Dallas Mavericks, 105-103.
7:10 - TiVo
29:15 - Terrible Twitter Takes of Tomorrow
31:16 - Player of the Game
36:05 - Unit
The Thunder had it going early in this Christmas Day match-up against the Houston Rockets. But the offense sputtered late and the Rockets' other players got their open shots to fall and the Thunder lost, 113-109.
The Minnesota Timberwolves had some help, but the OKC Thunder still had their chances. Thunder lose to Minnesota 112-114. Stephen Dolan with the recap, and an additional Forecast and Player of the Week award.
There won't be a Weekly pod this week, with the holidays, but we'll still get you all your information between this recap, and the Christmas day recap. Enjoy!
Russell Westbrook shoot poorly, but that's about all he did poorly! Stephen and Dylan discuss what went wrong, how OKC could have done better, and where mistakes were - oh wait, the Thunder won! Hooray!
OKC is on the road in New Orleans. Russell Westbrook just wasn't himself in this one (possibly sick?) but the Thunder fight to stay in it. They have a few chances late but just can't get the shots to fall.
Did you miss the game? Want to know what happened? Who took the possible game winner (not who you'd think)? Well, "Hook up the TiVo" as Matty Mulls catches you up!
We here at Topic: Thunder are very pleased to bring you an interview with the Tweetgood Mac, @SnottieDrippen on Twitter, James Holas. He's a long-time Celtics fan officially, but an adamant advocate of Russell Westbrook, with a history of appearing on your favorite Thunder podcasts. We're thrilled to have him. Enjoy!
Welcome to the eleventh Weekly! We do the usual TiVo, Player of the Week, and Forecast. We also discuss potential trades for Khris Middleton, the humorous struggle of Houston, and Dylan gets hit in the head again! Enjoy!
Russell Westbrook notched his 108th triple-double of his career but wasn't even the best player on the OKC Thunder in their dramatic win on the road over the Nets. Paul George had ice in his veins as he tallied 25 fourth quarter points to eventually bring home win number 16 for the Thunder. Give this a listen to find out how it all went down!
Thunder fans, the season is a quarter of the way over! We've got a great quad for you on this Weekly, where as always, we Hook up the TiVo, name the Player of the Week, and provide the Forecast. This week, unfortunately, we also have to do an I Can't Feel My Legs to go over injury news, but we go through the NBA and OKC first quarter awards to make up for it. Enjoy!
A combined 46 points from Colin Sexton and Jordan Clarkson weren't enough for the Cavs to keep pace with OKC as the Thunder handled business, 100-83 at home. Russell Westbrook had a MASSIVE game (23 points, 19 boards, 15 assists) and the Thunder set a season high in blocks (11). Deonte was hot, Alex was not. Give us a listen and find out what took place in OKC's 13th win of the season!
Thunder fans! We're back with the T:T Weekly. Stephen and Matty go through the Thunder's last five games, name the Player of the Week, and go through the ridiculous Western Conference. And the Forecast this week looks clear and mild! Enjoy!
Stephen and Matty go long on the Thunder's victory in Oracle, how the Thunder can finally win these games with Russ having an off night, how injuries are sad and - BREAKING NEWS - how Hami's injury actually isn't "severe!" Enjoy!
What's up Thunder fans? In this Weekly episode, we try something interesting: recording live during the victory over the Suns! We also do our usual recap of the previous week (Hook up the TiVo), general NBA discussion, Forecast the week to come, and name our Player of the Week. Bonus, a Hogwarts-style Sorting Ceremony of the Thunder players. Enjoy!
The team on the prairie lit up the team from the Big Apple. OKC moved the ball well, shot the ball well, stopped the Knicks from doing the same and rode Paul George's efficient 35 points to victory. Give this episode a listen to see how it all went down!
The Topic: Thunder crew looks back on a week where the Thunder started off streaking, but ended up with a loss. We talk about what is different about this team this season as compared to last season in relation to the loss of a player like Westbrook. We look forward to the week ahead, which features three games against likely lottery teams. And we discuss the Jimmy Butler trade and the likely release of Carmelo Anthony from Houston.
The Thunder broke a franchise record for offensive rebounds in a game because....(news flash) they missed a ton of shots. The Thunder struggled to defend the pick and roll and struggled to consistently hit shots, which led to an ugly defeat at the hand of the rival Mavericks, 111-96.
Showing some grit in the fourth quarter, the Thunder were able to pull of a third straight victory over the Charlotte Hornets. Most impressive unit, player of the game, and freaking out over how awesome Russell Westbrook is. Hope you enjoy! Thunder up!
During this fifth weekly episode, Dylan, Alex, Matty, and Stephen cover the league, the Thunder's last week and next week, discuss trades, and hope the Thunder are on their way back up from rock bottom. Enjoy!
The Thunder finally got off the schneid, beating the Suns 117-110. Anthony Montero dives into the recap, reviewing the game, looking at some of the things that bothered him, and looking forward to what the Thunder will see in the coming days. ThunderUp
Well now. Well... now. The Thunder are Oh and Four, which is, let's say, bad. Here to recap OKC's fourth game (and fourth loss) are @ThunderChats and @SteveThunderfan. We think it'll be okay. It'll probably be okay. Okay? #ThunderUp
The thunder lost three times and won zero times, but there are absolutely extenuating circumstances and soothing statistics to talk about. Stop panicking. We're not panicking, you're panicking. Welcome back to T:T.
Russ played! (Yay!) OKC lost again (doh!) Although the result wasn't great, the Thunder are still growing. Did you hear that sound? Yeah, that was another wide open 3 clanking off the rim. Hey, at least we're good at rebounding! Let's get you caught up on what you missed in this one!
Well, (spoiler alert) the Thunder lost again, bringing them to 0-2 without Russell Westbrook. The record without the MVP, though, isn't as disappointing as the performances of PG and Schröder. There are some silver linings, though. Let us tell you about them.
Hey, You People. There was an actual Thunder game today. OKC lost, but honestly it didn't feel like that - with Russ out and zero shots falling.
In the first real recap, @ThunderChats and @SteveThunderfan tell you how to feel and how twitter will feel tomorrow. Enjoy! #ThunderUp
In this, the second Weekly Episode of Topic: Thunder, we discuss what happened in the first two preseason games, name our first Player of the Week, get sad about injuries, and preview the Northwest division. Enjoy, and Thunder Up!
Welcome to the first episode of Topic: Thunder! In this one, we talk about media day, training camp, and what else is going on with the Thunder, we Forecast OKC's preseason schedule, and we offer up our preseason hot takes in our Cover Me! segment. Enjoy!