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The streak rolls on for the 'sustainable' Thunder

March 24, 2017

Russell Westbrook's presence has helped the Thunder stay consistently good and is a big reason why they feel they can be great again. Mark D. Smith/USA TODAY SportsOKLAHOMA CITY -- With hair a little bit redder and a little less impeccably trimmed, a suit not quite as tailored and glasses that weren't quite as trendy, Sam Presti sat at a podium in 2007 as he was introduced as the 11th general manager of the Seattle SuperSonics.

At just 30 years old, Presti was the youngest executive in the league, dubbed by some to be the "Billy Beane of basketball."

"I feel strongly the successful organizations in the NBA, sports, business in general, are driven philosophically. And I believe what separates them is culture and identity," Presti said in his introductory news conference. "Those are going to be two focuses as we build this thing for the long haul. You'll hear those things consistently, and it's not something to me that takes traction when you just talk about it, but it's something you have to live and has to kind of be threaded through each decision you make as an organization."

Presti laid out his vision with a simple, two-word phrase that he has come to repeat roughly a billion times since, give or take: sustainable success. It was his mantra for the organization, a model he picked up from his time in San Antonio and something he saw as a priority for a franchise relocating to one of the smallest markets in the NBA. Fans and media sometimes would mock Presti's intentional repetition of "sustainability," poking fun at the idea he was committed to a good but not great team....

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Westbrook posts 35th triple-double; Thunder roll past 76ers

March 23, 2017

Westbrook made NBA history by accomplishing a never-before-seen feat.OKLAHOMA CITY -- Add another first for Russell Westbrook -- a triple-double without missing a shot.

Westbrook recorded his 35th triple-double of the season with 18 points, 11 rebounds and 14 assists and the Oklahoma City Thunder cruised to a 122-97 win over the Philadelphia 76ers on Wednesday night.

He did so while making all six of his field-goal attempts and all six of his free throws. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, no NBA player previously has had a triple-double without missing a shot attempt or free throw....

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Thompson's 34 help Warriors top Thunder in chippy game

March 21, 2017

Splash Brothers Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson each hit 7 3-Pointers against Oklahoma City.OKLAHOMA CITY -- Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors didn't have Kevin Durant for Monday night's game at Oklahoma City.

With or without Durant, there's animosity to go around in this hot-blooded rivalry.

Klay Thompson scored 34 points to help the Warriors beat the Thunder 111-95 in a heated matchup filled with trash talk, technical fouls and a shoving match centered around the usually cool-headed Curry....

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Warriors furious about inactivity from Thunder leading up to 1st Kevin Durant return contest

March 20, 2017

The Warriors were of the mindset that someone from Thunder ownership or management should have addressed the media on Durant's behalf to help ease the tension upon his return. Ezra Shaw/Getty ImagesKevin Durant will enter Chesapeake Arena as a visitor for the second time Monday, and even though he'll be sidelined with a knee injury, he most likely still won't get the welcome back treatment.

The Golden State Warriors organization was furious and bewildered about the inactivity from Oklahoma City Thunder leadership leading up to that first Durant return contest on Feb. 11, league sources told ESPN.

Sources say the Warriors were of the mindset that someone from ownership or management should have addressed the media on Durant's behalf to help ease the tension upon his return....

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Westbrook has another triple-double, Thunder beat Jazz

March 12, 2017

Russell Westbrook notched his 33rd triple-double of the season to help the Thunder knock off the Jazz 112-104.OKLAHOMA CITY -- Russell Westbrook broke a tie with Wilt Chamberlain and inched closer to Oscar Robertson.

Westbrook had 33 points, 14 assists and 11 rebounds for his 32nd triple-double of the season, leading the Oklahoma City Thunder to a 112-104 victory over the Utah Jazz on Saturday.

"Just being able to attack the basket," Westbrook said. "When they don't have any shot blockers, your job is to be able to take advantage of it, and I thought we did a good job."...

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