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Oklahoma City Thunder guard Chris Paul (3) celebrates the team's win with guard Dennis Schroder in an NBA basketball game against the Houston Rockets, Monday, Jan. 20, 2020, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)

Paul, Thunder rally for 112-107 win over struggling Rockets

Jan. 20, 2020 9:17 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — After scoring 27 points in the first half against his former team, Chris Paul was on the bench during a big Oklahoma City run in the fourth quarter when a Thunder fan began yelling at coach Billy Donovan to put the veteran guard back in the game. Paul turned to the man and gave him a look...

Miami Heat guard Kendrick Nunn (25) shoots over Oklahoma City Thunder forward Danilo Gallinari (8) in the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Jan. 17, 2020, in Oklahoma City. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

Nunn's 22 points lead Heat past Thunder, 115-108

Jan. 17, 2020 11:58 PM EST

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Kendrick Nunn continues to make good things happen for the Miami Heat. The rookie guard scored 22 points to help the Heat top the Oklahoma City Thunder 115-108 on Friday night. Nunn, the two-time Eastern Conference rookie of the month, was coming off a 33-point effort Wednesday in a...

Oklahoma City Thunder's Mike Muscala, left, sets a pick for Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, right, of Canada as he drives past Minnesota Timberwolves' Josh Okogie of Nigeria in the first half of an NBA basketball game Monday, Jan. 13, 2020, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

Gilgeous-Alexander's first triple-double leads Thunder

Jan. 13, 2020 11:28 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Shai Gilgeous-Alexander's goal was to play a better all-around game. He did that and then some. Gilgeous-Alexander had 20 points, a career-high 20 rebounds and 10 assists in his first triple-double, leading the Oklahoma City Thunder to a 117-104 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on...

Oklahoma City Thunder guard Chris Paul (3) reacts after hitting a three-point shot during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Brooklyn Nets, Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020, in New York. The Thunder defeated the Nets 111-103 in overtime. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

Paul carries Thunder in 4th and OT of victory over Nets

Jan. 7, 2020 11:28 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Chris Paul kept dribbling through traffic, always trying to get to that old familiar spot from where he has punished opponents for 15 years. Every time he did, one of his teammates had the same thought. “It’s a bucket,” reserve Abdel Nader said. “He’s...

Houston Rockets guard Russell Westbrook (0) dribbles as Philadelphia 76ers guard Josh Richardson defends during the second half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Jan. 3, 2020, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)

Westbrook set to return to face a Thunder team that is OK

Jan. 7, 2020 3:13 AM EST

Once Russell Westbrook headed to Houston, the Oklahoma City Thunder were supposed to be headed toward a rebuild. The team Westbrook returns to face this week doesn’t look like a team headed for the lottery. It’s playing like one Westbrook might see again in the postseason. The Thunder welcome back...

Philadelphia 76ers' Joel Embiid looks at his injured finger during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Oklahoma City Thunder, Monday, Jan. 6, 2020, in Philadelphia.(AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Embiid, with dislocated finger, leads 76ers past Thunder

Jan. 6, 2020 10:42 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Joel Embiid's left ring finger looked like the top of a used bendy drinking straw, grotesquely overlapping his pinkie to the point that it seemed he had his fingers crossed. “I nearly threw up when I saw that,” 76ers guard Ben Simmons said. So gross. Simmons' stomach was...

Oklahoma City Thunder's Dennis Schroder (17) drives against Cleveland Cavaliers' John Henson (31) in the second half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, Jan. 4, 2020, in Cleveland. Oklahoma won 121-106. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

Schroder, Gilgeous-Alexander lead Thunder past Cavs 121-106

Jan. 5, 2020 12:04 AM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — Kevin Love has been the subject of trade speculation all season, and the Cleveland Cavaliers star showed his frustration several times during Saturday night's 121-106 loss to Oklahoma City. Dennis Schroder scored 22 points and Shai Gilgeous-Alexander had 20 as the Thunder rolled to their...

Oklahoma City Thunder guard Chris Paul (3) drives past San Antonio Spurs guard Dejounte Murray (5) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, in San Antonio, Thursday, Jan. 2, 2020. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Thunder snap 9-game skid in San Antonio, 109-103

Jan. 3, 2020 12:04 AM EST

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Chris Paul isn't slowing down in his 16th NBA season, especially against San Antonio. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander had 25 points, Paul added 16 and the Oklahoma City Thunder rallied to beat the Spurs 109-103 on Thursday night, snapping a nine-game skid in San Antonio. Paul has had many...

Oklahoma City Thunder Chris Paul (3) drives to the basket through the defense of Toronto Raptors Terence Davis II (0) during fourth quarter NBA basketball action in Toronto on Sunday, Dec. 29, 2019. (Hans Deryk/The Canadian Press via AP)

Gilgeous-Alexander, Paul lead Thunder past Raptors

Dec. 29, 2019 9:45 PM EST

TORONTO (AP) — Shai Gilgeous-Alexander came home to Canada and matched his career high by banking in the winning basket. Gilgeous-Alexander scored 32 points, Chris Paul had 25 points, 11 rebounds and eight assists and the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Toronto Raptors 98-97 on Sunday night for their sixth...

Charlotte Hornets' Devonte' Graham (4) aims his jumper as Oklahoma City Thunder's Luguentz Dort (5) defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Charlotte, N.C., Friday, Dec. 27, 2019. (AP Photo/Bob Leverone)

Paul provides late boost, Thunder beat Hornets 104-102 in OT

Dec. 27, 2019 11:10 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — After 15 seasons in the NBA, Chris Paul said there's nothing that beats playing in the fourth quarter. After making some clutch plays in it Friday, he had enough left to come up big in overtime. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander scored 27 points, Dennis Schroder added 24 off the bench and Paul...