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Series Recap: Thunder Fall in Game 7

After leaping out to a 3-1 series lead, the Oklahoma City Thunder were heavy favorites to advance to the NBA Finals. But the Warriors battled back in Game 7 to complete the comeback and send the Thunder home.

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK - FEBRUARY 27: Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors looks for a play as Kevin Durant #35 of the Oklahoma City Thunder apples pressure during the first quarter of a NBA game at the Chesapeake Energy Arena on February 27, 2016 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by J Pat Carter/Getty Images)

Thunder Equaled by Bay Bombers, Face Game 7 at Oracle

Since the beginning of round two, the Thunder have played like the bear who was poked too many times. It took just one blowout loss against the Spurs in Game 1 for fans and media alike to begin asking whether Kevin Durant would join San Antonio or Golden State this summer.

NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 27:  A general view of the draft floor during the 2013 NBA Draft at Barclays Center on June 27, 2013 in in the Brooklyn Bourough of New York City.  NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

NBA Draft Big Board – May 28 Update

Who ranks number one in 2016? Grade Scale (Based on a prospect’s ceiling) 90-100: Superstar 80-89: All-Star 70-79: Starter 60-69: Contributor 50-59: Role Player 49-0: Undrafted

CHICAGO - NOVEMBER 08:  (L-R) Tyrus Thomas #24, Ben Gordon #7, Chris Duhon #21, Kirk Hinrich #12, Andres Nocioni #5, Joakim Noah #13, Thomas Gardner #31 and Luol Deng #9 of the Chicago Bulls huddle up with teammates during pregame festivities prior to playing against the Detroit Pistons at the United Center on November 8, 2007 in Chicago, Illinois.  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Bulls Back in the Lottery

As the heat of summer starts to set in, the heat is also on for the Chicago Bulls as they look to recover their playoff form of recent years. The Bulls were a perennial playoff team and Eastern Conference contender under former coach Tom Thibodeau, but under first year head coach Fred Hoiberg, the Bulls […]

LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 06:  D'Angelo Russell #1 of the Los Angeles Lakers handles the ball against Chris Paul #3 of the Los Angeles Clippers during the first half of an NBA game between the Los Angeles Clippers and Los Angeles Lakers on April 6, 2016 at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)> at Staples Center on April 6, 2016 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)

The Lakers Have the Easiest Pick in the Draft

The Los Angeles Lakers managed to hold onto their top-3 protected pick in this year’s draft, and will, in all likelihood, walk away from the draft in June with one of the two consensus best players in the draft: Brandon Ingram or Ben Simmons.

DENVER, CO - NOVEMBER 20:  Head coach Jeff Hornacek of the Phoenix Suns leads his team against the Denver Nuggets at Pepsi Center on November 20, 2015 in Denver, Colorado. The Suns defeated the Nuggets 114-107. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Jeff Hornacek Heading to the Big Apple

Pen has not been put to paper just yet in New York, but all signs point to Phil Jackson and the New York Knicks making Jeff Hornacek their new head coach. With a host of candidates interviewed and Jackson’s preferences mostly kept under wraps, Hornacek’s hiring came as a relative surprise to most, but it […]

in the Verizon Slam Dunk Contest during NBA All-Star Weekend 2016 at Air Canada Centre on February 13, 2016 in Toronto, Canada. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.

Orlando Magic Hires Frank Vogel

On Thursday, it was announced that the Orlando Magic found their next head coach, former Indiana Pacer coach Frank Vogel, who agreed to a four-year deal reportedly worth $22 million. Following an abrupt departure by Scott Skiles, who resigned just last week, the Magic had an unexpected vacancy to fill and an unusual number of […]

during the semifinals of the SEC Tournament at Bridgestone Arena on March 12, 2016 in Nashville, Tennessee.

2016 NBA Draft Lottery Reaction: Nothing Shocking Here

On Tuesday night, representatives from the NBA’s unfortunates gathered in New York City for the annual lottery selection to determine the fate of their teams. The odds were stacked in favor of the Philadelphia 76ers, the worst of the worst for the past several seasons. Everyone else was relying on everything from lucky charms to […]

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