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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...

Oklahoma City Thunder center Nerlens Noel (9) dunks between Portland Trail Blazers center Hassan Whiteside (21) and guard Anfernee Simons (1) in the first half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020, in Oklahoma City. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

Paul's 30 lead Thunder past short-handed Portland 119-106

Jan. 19, 2020 12:48 AM EST

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Chris Paul had become annoyed with Oklahoma City's recent slow starts, so he did something about it. He scored 21 of his 30 points in the first half, and the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the short-handed Portland Trail Blazers 119-106 on Saturday night. Forward Danilo Gallinari,...

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 center Steven Adams (12) goes to the basket in front of Toronto Raptors center Marc Gasol, left, during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020, in Oklahoma City. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

Thunder center Steven Adams out vs. Heat with injured knee

Jan. 17, 2020 7:10 PM EST

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Thunder center Steven Adams will miss Friday's game against the Miami Heat. Adams left Wednesday's game against the Toronto Raptors with a right knee contusion. He is averaging 11.8 points, 10.0 rebounds and 1.2 blocks per game. Nerlens Noel, who missed the previous six games with a...

Toronto Raptors forward Pascal Siakam (43) shoots as Oklahoma City Thunder guard Terrance Ferguson defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020, in Oklahoma City. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

Powell's 23 help Raptors hold off Thunder 130-121

Jan. 15, 2020 11:50 PM EST

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Norman Powell doesn't need to work his way back into form. The Toronto guard missed 11 games with a left shoulder injury before returning to action this week. In his second game back, he scored 23 points, and the Raptors held off a furious rally to beat the Oklahoma City Thunder...

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...

Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) has the ball knocked from his hands while trying to shoot by New York Knicks guard Wayne Ellington, right, as forward Anthony Davis, left, and guard Reggie Bullock vie for position during the first half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Davis bruises lower back in Lakers’ 117-87 win over Knicks

Jan. 8, 2020 1:18 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Anthony Davis left in the third quarter after bruising his lower back on a painful fall during the Los Angeles Lakers' sixth straight victory, 117-87 over the New York Knicks on Tuesday night. Davis bruised his sacrum — the bottom part of his spine above the tailbone — when...

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...

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...