THUNDER - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/THUNDER News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) NBA playoffs: Spurs beat Thunder in OT to advance to Finals http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58012999-77/spurs-antonio-san-0-0.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58012999-77/spurs-antonio-san-0-0.html.csp">NBA playoffs: Spurs beat Thunder in OT to advance to Finals</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Cliff Brunt</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-05-31T23:03:47.309-06:00">Updated May 31, 2014 11:03PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Oklahoma City • The San Antonio Spurs are back in the NBA Finals, beating the Oklahoma City Thunder 112-107 in overtime on Saturday night in Game 6 to set up a rematch with the Miami Heat. Tim Duncan had 19 points and 15 rebounds for the Spurs, who will host Game 1 on Thursday night as they try to avenge last year’s heartbreaking seven-game loss. Boris Diaw scored 26 points for the Spurs, who won despite point guard Tony Parker missing the entire second half and overtime with left ankle soreness...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-580129992014-05-31T23:03:47.309-06:00" id="#license-2014-05-31T23:03:47.309-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58012999@www.sltrib.com Sat, 31 May 2014 23:03:47 MDT NBA playoffs: Spurs look to close out wild series with Thunder http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58009014-77/oklahoma-antonio-game-san.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58009014-77/oklahoma-antonio-game-san.html.csp">NBA playoffs: Spurs look to close out wild series with Thunder</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Cliff Brunt</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-05-30T23:26:01.835-06:00">Updated May 30, 2014 11:26PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Oklahoma City • Thunder guard Derek Fisher has played more playoff games than anyone in history. He says the Western Conference finals between the Thunder and San Antonio Spurs, filled with major strategy shifts and home blowouts, has produced one of the wildest series he’s been involved in. San Antonio leads 3-2 and can close out it out Saturday in Oklahoma City. “There’s no script for this,” Fisher said. “You can try to set expectations, and everybody can sit around and try and predict what’s ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-580090142014-05-30T23:26:01.835-06:00" id="#license-2014-05-30T23:26:01.835-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58009014@www.sltrib.com Fri, 30 May 2014 23:26:01 MDT NBA playoffs: Spurs hoping to avoid repeat of 2012 Western Conference finals http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58000696-77/spurs-oklahoma-thunder-antonio.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58000696-77/spurs-oklahoma-thunder-antonio.html.csp">NBA playoffs: Spurs hoping to avoid repeat of 2012 Western Conference finals</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Cliff Brunt</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-05-28T22:09:11.218-06:00">Updated May 28, 2014 10:09PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Oklahoma City • The San Antonio Spurs have seen this nightmare before. In 2012, the Spurs won the first two games of the Western Conference finals against the Thunder, then lost four straight and were bounced out of the playoffs. This season, the Spurs were cruising in the West finals, winning two blowouts against Oklahoma City before Thunder defensive wiz Serge Ibaka unexpectedly came back from a left calf strain. With renewed confidence and energy, Oklahoma City’s youngsters rolled past their ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-580006962014-05-28T22:09:11.218-06:00" id="#license-2014-05-28T22:09:11.218-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58000696@www.sltrib.com Wed, 28 May 2014 22:09:11 MDT NBA playoffs: Thunder 105, Spurs 92 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57995710-77/0-0-antonio-oklahoma-san.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57995710-77/0-0-antonio-oklahoma-san.html.csp">NBA playoffs: Thunder 105, Spurs 92</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By CLIFF BRUNT</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-05-27T23:21:46.925-06:00">Updated May 27, 2014 11:21PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Oklahoma City • Russell Westbrook had 40 points and 10 assists, and the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the San Antonio Spurs 105-92 on Tuesday night to tie the Western Conference finals at two games apiece. It matched the second-highest playoff point total of Westbrook’s career, falling short of the 43 he scored in the 2012 NBA Finals. He also had five rebounds and five steals. “I think I did all right. Coming out with a win is most important,” Westbrook said in a postgame interview with TNT. “I jus...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-579957102014-05-27T23:21:46.925-06:00" id="#license-2014-05-27T23:21:46.925-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57995710@www.sltrib.com Tue, 27 May 2014 23:21:46 MDT NBA playoffs: Thunder’s Serge Ibaka OK after return from injury http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57990308-77/ibaka-game-spurs-oklahoma.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57990308-77/ibaka-game-spurs-oklahoma.html.csp">NBA playoffs: Thunder’s Serge Ibaka OK after return from injury</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By CLIFF BRUNT</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-05-26T23:25:53.024-06:00">Updated May 26, 2014 11:25PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Oklahoma City • So far, so good for Serge Ibaka’s comeback. The Thunder forward said Monday that his strained left calf is feeling fine, and he expects to be able to play Tuesday in Game 4 of the Western Conference finals. Ibaka came back from what was thought to be a season-ending injury to play 30 minutes in Game 3 against San Antonio. He had 15 points, seven rebounds and four blocks to help Oklahoma City beat the Spurs 106-97 Sunday night and trim their deficit in the series to 2-1. Ibaka sa...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-579903082014-05-26T23:25:53.024-06:00" id="#license-2014-05-26T23:25:53.024-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57990308@www.sltrib.com Mon, 26 May 2014 23:25:53 MDT NBA Playoffs: Thunder F Ibaka to start Game 3 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57988054-77/ibaka-thunder-playing-playoffs.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57988054-77/ibaka-thunder-playing-playoffs.html.csp">NBA Playoffs: Thunder F Ibaka to start Game 3</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By CLIFF BRUNT</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> AP Sports Writer</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-05-25T23:06:00.431-06:00">Updated May 25, 2014 11:06PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Oklahoma City • Thunder coach Scott Brooks said forward Serge Ibaka will start Game 3 of the Western Conference finals Sunday night. Ibaka has missed the first two games of the series against the San Antonio Spurs with a left calf strain. The Thunder had said he likely would miss the rest of the playoffs, but changed course Friday. Ibaka said Sunday morning the pain started to subside in the past three days. He took part in the team’s Sunday morning shootaround and later got positive feedback fr...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-579880542014-05-25T23:06:00.431-06:00" id="#license-2014-05-25T23:06:00.431-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57988054@www.sltrib.com Sun, 25 May 2014 23:06:00 MDT NBA Playoffs: Thunder 106, Spurs 97 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57988087-77/0-0-thunder-antonio-oklahoma.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57988087-77/0-0-thunder-antonio-oklahoma.html.csp">NBA Playoffs: Thunder 106, Spurs 97</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Cliff brunt</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press </span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-05-25T23:06:00.393-06:00">Updated May 25, 2014 11:06PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Oklahoma City • Serge Ibaka pointed to the sky, soaking in the cheers from the adoring home crowd moments before coming out of a game that just a few days earlier, he never imagined he could play. He scored 15 points in a dramatic return from what was thought to be a season-ending left calf strain, helping the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the San Antonio Spurs 106-97 on Sunday night in Game 3 of the Western Conference finals. Ibaka started after missing the first two games of the series. The Thund...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-579880872014-05-25T23:06:00.393-06:00" id="#license-2014-05-25T23:06:00.393-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57988087@www.sltrib.com Sun, 25 May 2014 23:06:00 MDT