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Caldwell-Pope, Beal help Wizards beat Thunder, 101-99

Nov. 27, 2021 00:03 AM EST

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Kentavious Caldwell-Pope scored a season-high 20 points, Bradley Beal also had 20 and the Washington Wizards beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 101-99 on Friday night. The Wizards led by as many as 10 points in the second half and fended off a late...

Mitchell has late burst, Jazz hold off Thunder 110-104

Nov. 24, 2021 23:25 PM EST

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Donovan Mitchell scored six straight points in the final minute and the Utah Jazz held off the Oklahoma City Thunder 110-104 on Wednesday night. Mitchell had a rough shooting night before the final surge, hitting just four of his first 14 shots. He...

Judge denies Oklahoma death row inmate's request for stay

Nov. 23, 2021 14:19 PM EST

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A federal judge on Tuesday denied a death row inmate’s request for a stay of execution, paving the way for him to receive a lethal injection next month. Bigler Stouffer II, 79, and his attorneys argued that the state's current three-drug lethal...

Young takes control in 2nd half, Hawks beat Thunder 113-101

Nov. 23, 2021 00:25 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Trae Young scored 21 of his 30 points in the second half, Clint Capela finished with 10 points and 15 rebounds, and the Atlanta Hawks closed a perfect five-game homestand with a 113-101 win over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Monday night. The Hawks held...

Stitt signs new legislative, congressional district maps

Nov. 22, 2021 19:33 PM EST

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt on Monday signed into law newly drawn maps for the state's five congressional and 149 state House and Senate districts. The bills, approved by the Republican-controlled Legislature during a special session last week,...

Oklahoma City Thunder ending COVID requirements for fans

Nov. 22, 2021 15:38 PM EST

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma City Thunder announced Monday that beginning Dec. 1, fans attending games in person will no longer be required provide proof of a COVID-19 vaccination or a negative coronavirus test. "We have decided to lift our vaccination/testing...

Tatum (33 points), Schroder (29) carry Celtics past Thunder

Nov. 20, 2021 22:31 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Jayson Tatum scored 33 points, Dennis Schroder had 29 and the Boston Celtics beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 111-105 on Saturday night. Al Horford added 10 points, 11 rebounds and seven assists for Boston, which won for seventh time in 10 games. Grant...

Bucks build big lead, hang on to beat Thunder 96-89

Nov. 19, 2021 23:24 PM EST

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo had 21 points, 19 rebounds and seven assists to help the Milwaukee Bucks withstand Oklahoma City’s comeback attempt and beat the Thunder 96-89 on Friday night. Milwaukee never trailed but nearly allowed Oklahoma City to come all...

EXPLAINER: How Julius Jones' execution was stopped

Nov. 18, 2021 16:56 PM EST

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Julius Jones' execution was halted Thursday, less than four hours before he was scheduled to receive a lethal injection following outcry over doubts about evidence at his murder trial nearly 20 years ago. The clock was ticking for Jones as Oklahoma...

Oklahoma governor grants clemency, spares Julius Jones' life

Nov. 18, 2021 16:13 PM EST

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma's governor spared the life of Julius Jones on Thursday, just hours before his scheduled execution that had drawn widespread outcry and protests over doubts about his guilt in the slaying of a businessman more than 20 years ago. Gov. Kevin...