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Oklahoma City Thunder's Chris Paul (3) passes the ball off against Boston Celtics' Daniel Theis (27) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, March, 8, 2020, in Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

Schroder's late layup lifts Thunder over Celtics 105-104

Mar. 8, 2020 10:02 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Until Sunday, the Oklahoma City Thunder hadn't had to worry about figuring out how to play without leading scorer Shai Gilgeous-Alexander. It turns out they do just fine. Dennis Schroder stripped the ball from Kemba Walker and scored on a layup with 8.5 seconds to help the Thunder rally to...

Oklahoma City Thunder center Nerlens Noel (9) dunks past New York Knicks guard Wayne Ellington (2) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, March 6, 2020, at Madison Square Garden in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

Gallinari scores 22, Thunder beat Knicks 126-103

Mar. 6, 2020 11:42 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Billy Donovan didn't see perfection. Instead, he saw progressive growth over the course of a game — in its most vital moments. And that left the Oklahoma City Thunder coach pleased. “(We) put together some stops and were able to build on the lead,” Donovan said after...

Oklahoma City Thunder forward Danilo Gallinari (8) drives on Detroit Pistons forward Christian Wood (35) in the second half of an NBA basketball game in Detroit, Wednesday, March 4, 2020. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

Thunder blow lead, but outlast Pistons 114-107

Mar. 4, 2020 10:45 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Danilo Gallinari made a crucial 3-pointer in the final minute, and the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Detroit Pistons 114-107 on Wednesday night despite blowing a 16-point second-half lead. The depleted Pistons rallied in the fourth quarter and took a 103-102 advantage after a 3-pointer by...

Los Angeles Clippers' Kawhi Leonard (2) goes against Oklahoma City Thunder's Terrance Ferguson (23) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Oklahoma City, Tuesday, March, 3, 2020. (AP Photo/Garett Fisbeck)

Leonard scores 25, leads Clippers past Thunder 109-94

Mar. 3, 2020 11:42 PM EST

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Kawhi Leonard scored 25 points to help the Los Angeles Clippers beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 109-94 on Tuesday night. The Clippers held Oklahoma City to 42% shooting as coach Doc Rivers moved into sole possession of 12th place in NBA history with 936 wins. “We played defense...

Oklahoma City Thunder forward Danilo Gallinari (8) and Sacramento Kings guard Bogdan Bogdanovic, left, reach for the ball during the second half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020, in Oklahoma City. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

Gallinari scores 24; Thunder rally from 19 down to top Kings

Feb. 28, 2020 12:18 AM EST

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma City Thunder continue to thrive in seemingly uncomfortable situations. Danilo Gallinari scored 24 points and the Thunder rallied from 19 points down in the third quarter to beat the Sacramento Kings 112-108 on Thursday night. It was the 15th time this season that the...

Oklahoma City Thunder's Danilo Gallinari (8) shoots over Chicago Bulls' Adam Mokoka during the first half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

Schroder helps Thunder top Bulls 124-122

Feb. 25, 2020 11:57 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — When it comes to close games on the road, the Oklahoma City Thunder like their chances. It helps to have a pair of guards like Chris Paul and Dennis Schroder. Schroder scored 21 points and made a huge defensive play in the fourth quarter, helping the Thunder top the Chicago Bulls 124-122 on...

San Antonio Spurs forward Rudy Gay (22) and Oklahoma City Thunder center Steven Adams (12) reach for a rebound in the first half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, Feb. 23, 2020, in Oklahoma City. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

Gilgeous-Alexander, Adams lead Thunder past Spurs

Feb. 23, 2020 10:56 PM EST

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich was surly, even by his standards, during his postgame media session. It was easy to see why. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander had 22 points and 13 rebounds, Steven Adams added 21 points and 14 rebounds and the Oklahoma City Thunder rolled past the Spurs...

Oklahoma City Thunder guard Chris Paul (3) reaches for a rebound with Denver Nuggets forward Torrey Craig, rear, in the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Feb. 21, 2020, in Oklahoma City. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

Chris Paul scores 29 points, leads Thunder past Nuggets

Feb. 22, 2020 12:09 AM EST

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Chris Paul lectured his teammates on the importance of handling their business after the All-Star break, then he showed them how to do it. Paul scored 29 points to help the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Denver Nuggets 113-101 on Friday night. The Thunder entered the night sixth in the...

FILE - In this Monday, Jan. 20, 2020 file photo, Oklahoma City Thunder guard Chris Paul reacts after the team's win in an NBA basketball game against the Houston Rockets in Houston. Chris Paul is an All-Star for the first time since 2016, and the Thunder are firmly in the playoff race. Neither scenario seemed likely when the Thunder traded Russell Westbrook for Paul this past summer. Many are shocked, but Paul is almost dismissive when asked how it all has happened. His rejuvenation and leadership at age 34 have helped him make the most of a situation that appeared to be undesirable.(AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith, File)

Paul, Thunder surprising league heading into stretch run

Feb. 20, 2020 9:31 PM EST

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Chris Paul gets annoyed when the topic of the Thunder’s “surprising” success comes up. Expectations for Oklahoma City were low for many after an offseason during which the Thunder collected draft picks, traded Russell Westbrook to the Houston Rockets for Paul and...

Charlotte Hornets' Devonte' Graham, center, drives between Minnesota Timberwolves' Naz Reid, left, and another defender during the second half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

Hornets' Graham emerging as Most Improved Player candidate

Feb. 19, 2020 10:58 AM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Devonte Graham had mixed emotions when Kemba Walker left for the Boston Celtics. Walker had become his mentor on the court last year and a close friend off it, regularly inviting Graham over to his house for a meal cooked by his personal chef. Walker would let the rookie swim in his...