… … … … OKLAHOMA CITY THUNDER at MEMPHIS GRIZZLIES

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… … … … OKLAHOMA CITY THUNDER at MEMPHIS GRIZZLIES

Publié le : jeudi 21 juillet 2011
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Ozen HS (TX)  7 78 1111//1102vvss..PPHOIRWW,,110190--11003845--332 Thabo Se G 6 7 215 05/2/84 Vevey (Switzerland) 4 folosha   9   11/14 vs. SA L, 104-117 5-4 0 Russell Westbrook  G 63 187 11/12/88 UCLA 2  10 11/15 @ UTA W, 115-108 6-4 11 11/17 vs. HOU W, 116-99 7-4       )     12 11/19 @ BOS W, 89-84 8-4 13 11/20 @ MIL W, 82-81 9-4 14   11/22 vs. MIN W, 117-107 10-4 45 Cole Aldrich C 611 245 10/31/88 Kansas R 15 11/24 vs. DAL L, 103-111 10-5 16   11/26 @ IND W, 110-106 (OT) 11-5 4 Nick Collison F 610 255 10/26/80 Kansas 6 17 11/28 @ HOU L, 98-99 11-6 14 Daequan Cook G 65 210 04/28/87 Ohio State 3 18   11/29 vs. NO W, 95-89 12-6 13 James Harden G 65 220 08/26/89 ASU 1 19 12/1 @ NJ W, 123-120 (3OT) 13-6  7 R l Ivey G 64 215 12/20/81 Texas 6 20 12/3 @ TOR L, 99-111 13-7 oya 2  S , 6 Eric Maynor G 63 170 06/11/87 Virginia Commonwealth   1 1 12/5 vs. G W 114-109 14-7 22 12/6 @ CHI L, 90-99 14-8 23   12/8 @ MIN W, 111-103 15-8 8 Nazr Mohammed C  610  250 09/05/77 Kentucky  12 24 12/10 @ NO W, 97-92 16-8 23 B on 25  12/12 vs. CLE W, 106-77 17-8 3 Nyarte R oMbuillnesnosn  GC  5790  128705  0052//3114//8849              OWhaisoh iSntgattoe   51  26 12/15 vs. HOU W, 117-105 18-8 n  30 Robert Vaden G 65 205 03/03/85 AlabamaBirmingham  R 27 12/17 vs. SAC W, 102-87 19-8  28 12/19 vs. PHX L, 110-113 19-9 29 12/21 @ CHA W, 99-81 20-9    30   12/22 @ NY L, 98-112 20-10      ''    31 12/25 vs. DEN W, 114-106 21-10 32   12/27 vs. DAL L, 93-103 21-11    Scott Brooks (UC Irvine) 33 12/29 vs. NJ W, 114-93 22-11 34   12/31 vs. ATL W, 103-94 23-11   Maurice Cheeks (West Texas State)   Rex Kalamian (Cal Poly Pomona) 35 1/1 @ SA L, 74-101 23-12 36 1/4 @ MEM L, 105-110 23-13     37   1/6 ,  Mark Bryant (Seton Hall) @ DAL W 99-95 24-13 38 1/8 vs. MEM W, 109-100 25-13 39   1/12 @ HOU W, 118-112 26-13         Brian Keefe (UNLV) 40 1/13 vs. ORL W, 125-124 27-13 41   1/17 @ LAL L, 94-101 27-14 ) Maz Trakh (Southern Utah)  42 1/19 @ DEN L, 107-112 27-15    ' Dwight Daub (Evansville)  42 1/22 vs. NY W, 101-98 28-15    Joe Sharpe ( Dominion)    44 1/24 @ NO L, 89-91 28-16 Old 45 1/26 @ MIN W, 118-117 (OT) 29-16 46   1/28 vs. WAS W, 124-117 (2OT) 30-16  ''  * 47 1/30 vs. MIA L, 103-108 30-17  *+)+  48   2/2 vs. NO W, 104-93 31-17 49 2/4 @ PHO W, 111-107 32-17  5   2/5 @ UTA W, 121-105 3 Game 1 – May 1 (Sun) Memphis at Oklahoma City 12:00 PM Grizzlies; 114101 0 3-17  Game 2 – May 3 (Tue) Memphis at Oklahoma City 8:30 PM Thunder; 111102 51 2/8 vs. MEM L, 101-105 33-18 52 2/12 @ SAC W, 99-97 34-18 53   2/13 @ GS L, 94-10 Game 3 – May 7 (Sat) Oklahoma City at Memphis 4:00 PM Grizzlies; 10193 (OT) 0 34-19 54 2/15 vs. SAC W, 126-96 35-19 55   2/22 vs. LAC W, 111-88 36-19 G G a a m m ee  54    MMaayy  19 1( (MWone)d )   MOkelmahpohims aa tC iOtyk laath oMmeam pCihtiys      88::3300  PPMM  TThhuunndderr;;  91933721 23 (3OT) 56 2/23 @ SA L, 105-109 36-20 e 57   2/25 @ ORL L, 88-111 36-21 Game 6 – May 13 (Fri) Oklahoma City at Memphis 8:00 PM Grizzlies; 9583   58 2/27 vs. LAL L, 87-90 36-22  Game 7 – May 15 (Sun) Memphis at Oklahoma City 2:30 PM ABC 59 3/2 vs. IND W, 113-89 37-22  60 3/4 @ ATL W, 111-104 38-22  61 3/6 vs. PHX W, 122-118 (OT) 39-22 62   3/7 @ MEM L, 101-107 39-23    '    63 3/9 @ PHI W, 110-105 (OT) 40-23 64   3/11 vs. DET W, 104-94 41-23 65 3/13 @ CLE W, 95-75 42-23  66   3/14 @ WAS W, 116-89 43-23 , -None   67 3/16 @ MIA W, 96-85 44-23 68 3/18 vs. CHA W, 99-82 45-23       .  - Serge Ib aka: Surg e EeBAK a      69 3/20 vs. TOR L, 93-95 45-24 70 3/23 vs. UTA W, 106-94 46-24 Royal Ivey: royAL 71   3/25 vs. MIN W, 111-103 47-24 72 3/27 vs. POR W, 99-90 48-24 Nazr Mohammed: NAHzee  73 3/29 vs. GS W, 115-114 (OT) 49-24 Thabo Sefolosha: TAbow sefaLOWsha 74 3/30 @ PHX W, 116-98 50-24  75 4/1 @ POR L, 91-98 50-25   .  76 4/2 @ LAC L, 92-98 50-26  )-90 minutes prior to game  77 4/5 @ DEN W, 101-94 51-26  78 4/6 vs. LAC W, 112-108 52-26  79 4/8 vs. DEN W, 104-89 53-26  - /-Recalled Robert Vaden from the Tulsa 66ers   80 4/10 @ LAL W, 120-106 54-26 /0-Recalled Cole Aldrich from the Tulsa 66ers 81 4/11 @ SAC W, 120-112 55-26  82 4/13 vs. MIL L, 106-110 (OT) 55-27         
     
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99 $! *$& 00+  :; !< *0 .$==$!+  %;<&.$==$! 99 "-The Oklahoma City Thunder and the Memphis Grizzlies are facingoff in the first Game 7 of the 2011 pl ayoffs. This afternoon’s game will mark the 8 th Game 7 for the OKC Franchise. The franchise is 43 alltime in a Game 7, including a record of 41 at home in Game 7. The club last appeared in a Game 7 vs. Houston in the second round of the 1997 playoffs (Lost 9196). In the first six games of this series, the team to score more points in the paint has gone onto win the game. May 13, 2011 at FedEx Forum Memphis 95 – Oklahoma City 83 Despite jumpingout to a 13 point lead at the end of the second quarter, The Thunder were outscored 29 51 in the second half as the Grizzlies evened the series at three games apiece…In the third and fourth quarters OKC shot just 28.9% from the field (1138 FGs). Excluding Russell Westbrook’s 12 second half points, no other Thunder played scored more than four second half points…Aft er halftime, the Thunder failed to convert a single 3point field goal (012 3FGs)…In the second half alone, Zach Randolph led the Grizzlies resurgence by scoring 20 points to go along with 11 rebounds (Netted 30 poi nts and 13 rebounds in the game)…Meanwhile, Kevin D urant was limited to a career playofflow 11 points on 3of1 4 shooting from the field (110 FGs in the second h alf)…The Grizzlies opened the second half on an 15 5 run to tie the score at 5959 with 5:19 left in the third quarter…In his first career playoff start O.J. Mayo registered 16 points (612 FGs) to go along with a gamehigh fou r steals…For the third time this postseason, the Grizzlies claimed victory after trailing by double figures in the second hal f. May 11, 2011 at Oklahoma City Arena Oklahoma City 99 – Memphis 72 After falling behind 60 to open the game, Oklahoma City outscored Memphis 4629 during the remainder of the half and never lookedback during the team’s 27point victory…On the night, OKC limited Memphis to 72 poi nts on 35.9% field goal shooting (2878 FGs). The 72 points scored by MEM are the fewest scored in the 2011 playoffs and onepoint shy of an OKC opponent alltime playo ff opponentlow…Led by Daequan Cook (18 points; 67 FGs) the Thunder reserves outscored the Memphis st arters by a 5341 margin…No OKC starter saw action in the 4 th  quarter. Meanwhile, all 12 active Thunder players scored on the evening…Marc Gasol was the only Memphis player to score in doublefigures (15 points; 69 FGs). The O KC franchise had never before limited only one oppo sing player to 10+ points in postseason play. In fa ct, such a feat has occurred only 4 times previously in the last 10 NBA playoffs (team with one player scoring 10+ is 04 in such games)…The 27 point margin of victory is th e largest for the OKC franchise in postseason play since April 27, 1997 vs. PHX (44 points; 12278)…The Thunder held the Grizzlies to 20 or fewer points in all four quarte rs for the first time in OKC franchise playoff history…After allowing Zach Randolph to average 24.5 points during Games 1 and 2 at the OKC Arena, Randolph was limited to nine points on 3of9 shooting in Game 5…OKC outrebounded MEM 5033. May 9, 2011 at FedEx Forum Oklahoma City 133 – Memphis 123 (3OT) In just the sixth triple overtime playoff game in NBA history (first in OKC franchise history), Russel l Westbrook (40 points; 1533 FGs) and Kevin Durant (35 points; 920 FGs) helped lead the Thunder to victory after trailing by as many as 18 points in the first half…In a game that featured 13 lead changes and nine ties, the Grizzlies scored the final seven points of regulation to force the first overt ime after Mike Conley converted a 3point field goal with 3.5 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter. In the first OT, MEM found themselves trailing again by seven points, but Greivis Vasquez tied the game with a 26foot 3po int field goal with 9.4 seconds on the clock…In the second OT, Russell Westbrook scored seven points (35 FGs) including his gametying 21foot jump shot with 30.8 seconds l eft…In the third OT, OKC outscored the Grizzlies 14 4 after limiting MEM to 1of9 shooting (.111) to secure the victory…James Harden came off the Thunder bench and led al l reserves with 19 points (1010 FTs) including his gametying 3 point field goal with 1:07 remaining in the second OT…After allowing the Grizzlies to shoot 52.2% in t he first quarter (1223 FGs), OKC limited MEM to just 31.8% shooting throughout the remainder of the contest (2888 FGs)…After the first quarter, the Thunder outscored Memphis in the paint by a 5030 margin…On the night, O KC outscored MEM 2612 in fast break opportunities…Durant and Westbrook became just the second pair of teammates in OKC franchise playoff history to each score 35+ points {5/14/1987 vs. HOU (2OT); Tom Chambers and Dale Ell is}…The 133 points scored by the Thunder is an all time postseason franchisehigh.  May 7, 2011 at FedEx Forum Memphis 101 – Oklahoma City 93 (OT) After leading 7663 heading into the 4 th quarter, Oklahoma City converted just 4of18 fiel d goals (.222) in the final 12 minutes of regulation as Memphis outscored OKC 23 10 in the period to force overtime…Down the stretch, the Thunder failed to register a single made fiel d goal in the final five minutes of regulation (OKC 09 shooting to close the fourth quarter). In the fourth quarter, Memphis outscored the Thunder in the paint 124…Both teams had the opportunity to win the game late in the 4 th  quarter, but Kevin Durant missed a 20foot jump shot with four seconds remaining. Then, on the ensuing Memphis possession, Zach Randolph missed a 3point field goal attempt just before time expired in regulation…In overtime, Memp his outscored the Thunder 60 to start the extra session. Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook went a co mbined 04 from the field in overtime as the Thunder team shot 3of12 (.250) from the field…In the losing effort, Russell Westbrook handedout a postseason careerbest 12 assists…Zach Randolph posted a teamhigh 21 points to go along w ith an identical gamehigh 21 rebounds…The Thunder led by as many as 16 points at the 3:53 mark of the 3 rd  quarter…Through the first three quarters, the Thunder shot 42.9%, but in the fourth quarter and overti me, OKC shot just 23.3% (730 FGs)…After committing six turnovers in the first half, the Grizzlies turned the ball ov er just three times in the second half and overtime combined. May 3, 2011 at Oklahoma City Arena Oklahoma City 111 – Memphis 102 Oklahoma City limited Zach Randolph and Marc Gasol to a combined 5of22 from the field (22.7%) as the Thunder amassed a 21point second half advantage before going on to tie the series at one game apiece…The Thunder duo of James Harden and Eric Maynor came off the bench to combine for 36 points. Maynor failed to connect on only one of his seven field goal attempts (34 from 3po int range). Meanwhile, Harden went a perfect 11of 11 from the free throw line to help lead OKC…The Thunder jumped out to a doubledigit first quarter lead thanks to 61.1% first quarter shooting (1118 FGs). In the opening 12 minute of play, OKC limited MEM to 29.4% shooting (17 FGs for Gasol & Randolph)…The Thunder forced Memphis into 1 6 turnovers as OKC outscored the Grizzlies 176 in fast break opportunities…OKC shot better than 50.0% from the field for the first time in this postseason (.528; 3872 FGs). During the regular season, OKC went 24 3 when eclipsing the 50.0% shooting mark…In the 201 1 playoffs, the Thunder is 20 in games played immediately after a loss. During the regular season, OKC posted a record of 206 in games played after a loss…After his 26point scoring effort in Game 2, Durant has recorded 221 points in the 2011 playoffs. In the last seven seasons only Kobe Bryant (2008) and LeBron James (2006 & 2009) have scored more points through seven postseason games. May 1, 2011 at Oklahoma City Arena Memphis 114 Oklahoma City 101 Zach Randolph scored 20 of his gamehigh 34 points (1222 FGs) in the second half as the Grizzlies went up by as many 17 points in the fourth quarter before claiming a Game 1 victory over the Thunder…OKC dropped its first home game of the 2011 postseason after opening t he playoffs 30 at the Oklahoma City Arena…Nick Col lison’s jump hook shot made the score 7175 with 3:18 left in the third quarter, but the Grizzlies responded by sco ring nine unanswered points to close the period…In the fourth quarter, the Thunder pulled to within seven points of MEM on three occasions, but in each instance, the Grizzli es responded by scoring on their ensuing possession…On the night, the Thunder committed 18 turnovers (leading to 23 MEM points) while the Grizzlies turned the ball over on just eight occasions (leading to eight OKC points)… Marc Gasol scored 20 points on an efficient 9of11 shooting performance…The Grizzlies outscored the Thunder in the paint by a 5238 margin…Kevin Durant notched his 4 th 30point scoring effort of the postseason with 33 points on 1121 FGs to go along with 11 rebounds for his first doubledouble of the 2011 playoffs…With 16 points, 11 rebounds and five blocked shots, Serge Ibaka has now registered doubl edoubles in four of his last five postseason games.  
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Thunder/Nuggets Playoff Note: After knockingoff the Denver Nuggets four gamestoone, the Thunder claimed their first ever playoff series victory. The OKC franchise is now 22 allti me in postseason series versus the Nuggets. After the seriesclinging comefrombehind Game 5 victory, the O KC franchise improved to 92 in the playoffs at hom e versus Denver (129 overall).  In Game 1 and then again in Game 5, Kevin Durant set and then matched his playoff careerhigh with 41 points. He becomes the 5 th player since 2005 (Kobe Bryant, LeBron James (2x), Dwyane Wade and Amar’e Stoudemire) to score 40+ points in two or more playoff games in a series. With 16 points in the fourth quarter of the Thunder’s seriesclinching Game 5 victory, Durant scored 16 points (69 FGs) and becomes just the fourth player since 2000 to score 16plus points in the fourth quarter of a seriesclinching victory {Kobe Bryant, Daniel Gibson and Reggie Miller (2x). April 27, 2011 at Oklahoma City Arena Oklahoma City 100 Denver 97 The Thunder overcame a ninepoint deficit with 4:15 left in regulation and closed the game on a 186 r un to capture the firstever playoff series victory in Oklahoma City Thunder history…Kevin Durant scored 16 of his postseason careerhigh (tying) 41 points in the fourth quarter. In the final period, Durant converted 6of9 field goal attempts and scored the Thunder’s final nine points of the game…Through the first three quarters, OKC shot just 33.9% (2162 FGs), but in the 4 th quarter, the Thunder shot 45.0% (920 FGs), while limiting the Nuggets to 28.6% shooting 621 FGs) in the final period…After Durant’s 19foot jump shot put the Thunder ahead by three with 12 seconds remainin g, Arron Affalo missed what would have been the gam etying 3point jump shot just as time expired in regulation…Despite scoring just a single point (04 FGs), Serge Ibaka set an OKC franchise postseason record with nine blocked shots…After outrebounding Denver 5138 the Thunder outrebounded the Nuggets i n all five games of the series. On the offensive gl ass OKC outrebounded DEN 164 while outscoring the Nuggets 228 in second chance scoring…On the night, the Thunder (3442 FTs) made and attempted exactly twice as many free throws as Denver (1721 FTs)…In all the game featured 19 lead changes and 17 ties.     April 25, 2011 at Pepsi Center Denver 104 Oklahoma City 101 Despite receiving a combined 61 points from Kevin Durant (31 points; 818 FGs) and Russell Westbrook (30 points; 1230 FGs), Oklahoma City fell to the Nuggets for the first time after winning five consecutive contests versus Denver in the last month (30 postse ason & 20 regular season)…Durant and Westbrook eac h scored 21 points apiece in the second half as the duo combined to shoot 53.6% from the field in third and fourth quarters (1528 FGs)…After trailing 9787 with 2:44 left in regulation, the Thunder used an 113 spurt to trim the Denver lead to two points with jus t over 16 seconds left in regulation…After Raymond Felton made 1of2 free throws with 3.5 seconds left, OKC inbounded the ball with an opportunity to send the game to overtime, but Russell Westbrook failed to connect on a 35foot running jumpshot just as time expired…Serge Ibaka registered his third consecutive doubl edouble of the postseason with 13 points and a game high 14 rebounds (his 12 defensive rebounds sets a new playoff careerhigh)…In the fourth quarter, Ty Lawson scored 13 (34 FGs) of his teamhigh 27 points. In the period, the Nuggets converted 16 made free throws (1620 FTs)…OKC lost despite allowing the Nuggets to shoot 38.6% from the field. During the regular season, Oklahoma City went a perfect 60 when holding the opposition to sub 40.0% shooting.  April 23, 2011 at Pepsi Center Oklahoma City 97 – Denver 94 After trailing 3126 after the first period, the Th under limited Denver to 63 points on 32.7% shooting (1855 FGs) in the final three quarters to capture the franchises’ first road playoff victory since relocating to Oklahoma City…In the fourth quarter, Russell Westbrook scored 13 of his 23 points to help OKC build a 94 84 advantage with 49 seconds remaining. Denver trim med the Thunder lead to a single point in the final seconds after a 101 spurt over a 35 second span…Denver had an opportunity to send the game to overtime, but J.R. Smith’s 3point field goal came up measurably short just before time expired in regulation…Serge Ibaka matched a careerhigh with 22 points (613 FGs; 1010 FTs) to go along with a c areerhigh 16 rebounds. Ibaka actually recorded his second doubledouble in as many games by halftime as he registered 12 points and 10 rebounds in the first two quarters…The two teams combined to shoot 88 free throws on the night. OKC converted 76.7% of their attempts (3343 FTs) from the charity stripe, while Denver missed 15 of their 45 attempts (66.7%)…Arron Affalo returned to the Denver lineup after missing the first two games of the series with injury. In 3 2 minutes, Affalo recorded 13 points on 4of12 shooting…Playing on the Nuggets home floor, OKC outscored DEN in fast break opportunities 118…In all, the game featured 10 lead changes and 10 ties…With the win, Oklahoma City is the only Western Conference team to lead their respective series threegamestonothing.  April 20, 2011 at Oklahoma City Arena Oklahoma City 106 – Denver 89 The Thunder outscored the Nuggets 2910 to open the game before jumpingout to a 26point lead midway through the second quarter…OKC led 5944 at halftime after limiting the Nuggets to 37.8% shooting (1437 FGs) through the first two periods. In the second half, DEN would trim the OKC lead to no less than ten points. During the fourth quarter, Kevin Durant scored eight of his gamehigh 23 points on perfect 4of4 shooting from the field…Serge Ibaka posted his first career doubledouble with 12 points and 12 rebounds. As a team, the Thunder outrebounded the Nuggets b y a 5431 margin (NBA note: In NBA playoff history, when a team outrebounds its opponent by 20ormore rebounds in a game, they win 93% of the time). On t he offensive glass, OKC outrebounded DEN 17 5…After holding the Nuggets to 89 points, the Thunder improved to 140 this season when limiting the opposition to fewer than 90 points…On the night, OKC held Denver to 39.1% shooting (2769 FGs). The Thunder w ent a perfect 60 during the regular season when ho lding the opposition to sub 40.0% shooting. Additionally, the OKC franchise is now 234 alltime in postseason play when limiting the opposition to less than 40.0% field goal shooting…James Harden came off the OKC bench to score a playoffbest (tying) 18 points (59 FGs). In all, five players scored in double figures for OKC (During the regular season, OKC went 226 when 5+ players scored 10+ points). April 17, 2011 at Oklahoma City Arena Oklahoma City 107 – Denver 104 The Nuggets connected on their first seven shots of the game and Denver jumpedout to to an early 13p oint lead in the first half…In the second quarter, Oklahoma City shot 77.8% from the field (1418 FGs) and closed the half on a 102 run to pull within a single point of DEN after two quarters of play…Aft er allowing the Nuggets to shoot 57.1% (2442 FGs) in the first half, OKC limited DEN to 42.9% (1535 FGs) in the second half…Leading 102101, Russell Westbrook converted a 15foot jump shot to give OKC a three point lead with 22 seconds left in the contest. On the ensuring DEN possession, Raymond Felton missed what would have been the gametying 3point field goal with 12 second left in regulation…Kevin Durant (41 points; 1322 FGs) and Russell Westbrook (31 points; 1223 FGs) combined to score 72 points. Meanwhile, the ot her three Thunder starters (Ibaka, Perkins and Sefo losha) combined to score nine points on 313 FG shooting…Only once previously in OKC franchise history had a player ever scored 40+ points and 30+ points in the same playoff game {1976; Fred Brown (45) and Tom Burleson (33)}. Such a feat has not occurre d in the NBA playoff since May, 3 2006 when Gilbert Arenas (44 points) and Antawn Jamison (32 points) reached the 4030 plateau during the Wizards loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers.
                                 
 - Game: 38 Half: 24 Quarter: 14 Fewest Game: 10  '-Game: 38  38 >'- Game 3   3  3 -Game: 18 Fewest Game: 2 - Game: 14  14 Half: 9 Fewest Game: 1  )- Game: 31 Half: 18 Quarter: 11  11   11  Fewest Game: 6  6  6    
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      ''          -Game: 133 at Memphis 5/9/11 129 Golden State 4/28/92 129 at Dallas 4/23/87 Half: 70 Utah 5/8/93  70 at Dallas 4/23/87 Quarter: 42 at Phoenix 4/20/76        '#  -   Game: 68 L.A. Lakers 5/6/98 Half: 26 at San Antonio 5/3/02 Quarter: 10 at San Antonio 5/3/02        ' . -     Game: 52 at Dallas 4/23/87 Half: 29 Houston 4/21/82 Quarter: 16 Denver 5/3/88  16 at Dallas 4/17/84 Fewest Game: 25 L.A. Lakers 5/6/98        ' . -  Game: 107 at Dallas 4/23/87 Half: 63 at Dallas 4/23/87 Quarter: 35 Milwaukee 4/15/80 Fewest Game: 53 at Utah 5/26/96        ' . .-    Highest: .615 Golden State 4/28/92 Lowest: .318 L.A. Lakers 4/29/95        ' # -Game: 47 at Denver 5/5/78 Half: 32 Portland 4/2/80        Quarter: 20 Phoenix 5/17/79 Fewest Game: 6 L.A. Lakers 4/27/80  '  #   -Game: 62 at Denver 5/5/78 Half: 36 Portland 4/2/80 Quarter: 25 at Phoenix 5/17/79 Fewest Game: 9 at Utah 5/6/93  ' # .-Highest: .947 L.A. Lakers 4/29/95 .947 at Utah 5/6/92 Lowest: .478 at Washington 5/20/79  -Game: 71 Portland 4/23/78 Half: 37 at Dallas 4/24/84 Quarter: 22 at Dallas 4/24/84 Fewest Game: 25 at Denver 5/2/94  25 at Phoenix 6/1/93   
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"%?!" $4$!$< %(@$<!-After knockingoff the Los Angeles Clippers on April 6 th , the Thunder became Northwest Division Champions. Oklahoma City concluded the 201011 regular season by winning sixteen of their final twenty games o f the year. Dating back to March 9 th , only the Chicago Bulls (182) and Miami (153) posted a better record than the Thunder. During the five week long run, Oklahoma City averaged 105.3 points on 47.4% shooting while limiting the opposition to an average of 97.0 points on 43.4% field goal shooting. Additionally, OKC ranked second in the league in blocked shots (7.0 per game) and fourth in steals (8.8 per game) during this 20game span.  AB"AB A$<: %(@-With his 27.7 point per game scoring clip this past season Kevin Durant became just the 11 th player in NBA history to win backtoback scoring titles. Durant is the most recent player to accomplish the feat since Kobe Bryant won consecutive scoring titles in 200506 and 200607. By capturing backtoback scoring crowns, Durant has joined a halloffame list of current and former NBA players who have won consecutive scoring titles (Kobe Bryant, Tracy McGrady, Allen Iver son, Michael Jordan, George Gervin, Bob McAdoo, Kareem AbdulJabbar, Wilt Chamberlain, Neil Johnston and George Mikan). Last season Durant became the youngest scoring champion in NBA history (21 years and 197 days). The previous record was held by Max Zaslofsky of the Chicago Stags (22 years and 105 days) in 194748, when the scoring champion was determined by total points scored.  " .( - This past season, the Thunder allowed 4,264 first hal f points and 3,912 second half points. The 352 fewer points allowed in the second half was the second largest “dro p” in the NBA (Cleveland). Oklahoma City limited thei r opposition to 43.0% shooting in the second half (5 th best in the NBA) and the Thunder went a perfect 130 on the season when limiting the opposition to fewer than 90 points.  <!"$<: CB-When the dust settled on the 201011 season, Serge Ibaka registered the most blocks in the NBA (198). Ibaka’s 2.4 blocks per game average ranks 3 rd in the league and earlier in the year, he posted a blocked shot in 26 consecutive games (longest streak at that time in NBA). On the season, Ibaka blocked four or more shots on 18 occasions and the Thunder posted a 162 record in those games. Including Ibaka’s start in the season finale versus Milwaukee (4/13), Ibaka started 44 games for the Thunder this season and the team registered a 3212 (.727) mark in those co ntests. Including Ibaka’s careerhigh (tying) eight blocked shots at Washington on March 14 th , Ibaka blocked a total of 15 shots over a twogame stretch. He becomes the first player in franchise histo ry to tally 15 plus blocked shots since Alton Lister blocked 16 shots in backtoback games during the 198889 season.  &< "! @-Including his careerbest 18 game streak (2/153/25) James Harden came off the Thunder bench to score in double figures in 27 of the final 29 games of the regular season. Since the AllStar break, Harden averaged 15.8 points per game while shooting 46.5% from the field. Dating back to February 22 nd , Harden led the NBA in bench scoring (15.8 ppg).  AB$<: "% B 99A"-Since Kendrick Perkins made his Oklahoma City debut on 3/14 at WAS, the Thunder posted a record of 13 4 while limiting the opposition to an average of 97.9 points on 43.8% shooting. Since the trade deadline, OKC closed the season with a 195 record with either Nazr Mohammed or Kendrick Per kins in the starting lineup.  & #$!-After defeating the Sacramento Kings at the Power Balance Pavilion on April 11 th , OKC concluded the year with a road record of 2516. Only FOUR other teams recorded more road victories than the Thunder (CHI, MIA, DAL and LAL). On two separate occasions this season, the Thunder piecedtogether fiv egame road win streaks (matching longest streak sin ce the team moved to Oklahoma City). During the 200910 season, Oklahoma City registered a 2318 record away from their home arena. The 23 road wins exceeded the combined road win total for the prior two seasons (15).  ?9; .& $< -Despite an overtime loss in the final game of the season against the Milwaukee Bucks, the Thunder became just the FIFTH team in NBA history to win eight overtime games in a single season (82). OKC set an alltime franchise record by winning five straight overtime games to start the season and the club’s eight OT wins are the most in the NBA since 2002 , when the Detroit Pistons went 80 in their overtime contests.  ;<A$<: AB-This past season the Thunder showed tremendous resolve in those games played immediately after a loss. After knockingoff the Denver Nuggets on March 5 th , Oklahoma City improved to 206 this season in games played immediately after a loss. The Thunder’s .769 winning percentage in those games p layed after a loss was trumped by only the Chicago Bull s this past season(Chicago 164 following a loss).  ;"% 4(<"-After the acquisition of Nazr Mohammed, Kendrick Perkins and Nate Robinson just prior to the NBA’s trade deadline, the Thunder remains the third youngest team in the NBA (as of 4/13/11). With an average age of 25 years and 129 days, only the Minnesota Timberwolves (24 years and 158 days) and Toronto Raptors (25 years and 45 days) boast a younger roster than Oklahoma City. As far as starting lineups are concerned, the Thunder starters (Durant, Ibaka, Perkins, Sefol osha and Westbrook) are the second youngest starting unit in the league with an average age of 23 years and 358 days as of the final day of the regular season {Washington currently has the youngest starting lineup with average 22 years and 230 days}. The Thunder concl uded the 200910 season as the youngest team in the NBA with an average age of 25 years and 42 days.  ,;!" <"% ABAB-With victories over the Los Angeles Lakers (4/10) and the Sacramento Kings (4/11) during the final week of the regular season the Thunder captured their seventh “sweep” of a backtoback this year. During the Thunder’s 17 sets of backtobacks during the 201011 season, OKC went 134 on the first night and 107 on the second night. OKC started the season going a perfect 40 on the second night of a B2B. D uring the 200910 season, the Thunder posted a 1719 record during their 18 backtoback pairings as the team went 99 on the first night and 810 on the second night.  
 $! '< '$<&-The Thunder began the 201011 season right where they left off…with another sellout. In fact, the Thunder sold out 14 consecutive games to close the regular season and 35 games overall. With an average attendance of 18,148, Thunder fans filled the Oklahoma City Arena to 99.9% capacity this past season. Those in attendance once again enjoyed the improvements made to the Oklahoma City Arena as part of a taxpayer funded i nitiative passed in March 2008. Thanks to the public ally funded initiative, the team’s arena boasts a stateofthe art scoreboard, new terrace suites and a courtside club to go along with a new and improved Thunder locker room. During the 200910 season, the Thu nder recorded 28 sellouts while drawing an average crow d of 18,004 representing 98.9% capacity.  A% &<!!- With 14 wins in the month of March, the OKC franchis e registered the mostwinning month in franchise history (.875; 142). Only twice previously had the franchise ever won 14 games in a single month (143 in November of 1996 and 143 in March of 1994).  B$<: "%( B '- This past season, the Thunder found a great deal of success from the charity stripe. In 82 games, OKC shot a leaguebest 82.3% from the free throw line. As a point of reference, the best alltime free throw shooting percentage for an entire season in NBA history is 83.2% (Boston Celtics; 198990). Additionally, OKC led the NBA in free throw makes (24.1) and ranked second in free throw attempts (29.3) per game. On the year, OKC converted 30+ FTs on eighteen occasions (162 record) after doing so six times during all of the 200910 season (42 record).  ;!! ;!-Once again this season, Russell Westbrook continued to develop in many facets of the game. The only player to start all 82 games for the Thunder, Westbrook registered 31 doubledoubles and three tripledoubles {tied for second in the NBA behind LeBron James (4)}. Additionally, he increased his scoring average by 5.8 points over the previous season. By a veraging better than 21+ points and 8+ assists, Westbrook became just the F IFTH player in the last 15 years to average 21+ point s and 8+ assists {Gary  Payton (4x), Stephon Marbury (4x), Chris Paul (2x) and LeBron James).  '!"$<: < "% !"-After falling to the Toronto Raptors on March 20 th , Oklahoma City found themselves on a losing end of a decision after winning eight consecutive games versus “The East.” Despite their loss to Toronto, Oklahoma Ci ty remained 228 versus the East this season. The Thunder’s .733 winning perc entage vs. the Eastern Conference ranks tied with Dallas fo r second (San Antonio; 237) among all Western Conference teams. After defeating the Bobcats by 17 points on 2/18, OKC completed “sweeps” against eight Eastern Conference team this season (CHA, WAS, DET, PHI, IND, NJ, ATL and CLE).  < ) .& (@<-During the Thunder’s outing vs. Detroit on March 11, Russell Westbrook amassed his 4,000point scored to become just the FIFTH player in league history to recor d 4,000 points, 1,500 assists and 1,000 rebounds during the players first three years in the league. Westbrook now joins Chris Paul, LeBron James, Anfernee Hardaway and Oscar Robertson as the only players in NBA history to accomplish such a feat.  #%"  $@- During the month of March the Thunder “swept” a three game road swing that included victories over Cleveland (3/13), Washington (3/14) and Miami (3/16). The Thunder won all three games by doublefigures while limiting the oppo sition to sub 40.0% shooting in each game. The Thunder had never previously held three straight opponents to less than 40.0% shooti ng since relocating to Oklahoma City. When examining the numbers a bit further, OKC had not won three straight games by double fi gures AND held each opponent to less than 40.0% shooting since the 199394 season (11/20/93 at GS – 11/26/93 at MIN).  0 "% .( ' -In the Thunder’s outing vs. Charlotte on March 18, Kevin Durant appeared in 300 th career NBA game. Only TWO active NBA players {Shaquille O’Neal (8,150) & LeBron Ja mes (8,008)} scored more points than KD in their first 300 career games. Moreover, Durant has converted the most free throw makes through 300 games (2,087) since Dwyane Wade made 2,154 in his first 300 career games .  &!  "% ("-As is oftentimes the case, Oklahoma City has found the ir greatest success this season when outrebounding the opposition. Although the Thunder outrebounded Milwaukee in defeat during the regular season fina le, OKC remained 3711 on the season when outrebounding their o pponent. During the 200910 season, the Thunder finished the regular season ranked 3 rd in the NBA in rebounding. When digging deeper, the Thund er outrebounded their opponent in 55 of 82 games. In those contests, OKC posted a 4015 record. Meanwhile, the Thunder went just 1017 when they failed to outrebound their opposition.     "%$<: < "$< )-The Thunder finally returned to the win column on natio nal television (ESPN, TNT & ABC) after knockingoff the Miami Heat on March 16 th . Prior to the club’s win versus the Heat, OKC had dropped the six previous nationally televised affairs. This all comes after starting the season a perfect 70 on national TV. Including the Thund er’s 9990 victory over Portland Trail Blazers on 3/27, the Thunder posted a 96 record during their 15 nationally television appearances this season.   <($A ;-By combining for 49.6 points per game, the DurantWest brook tandem finished second to only LeBron James and Dwayne Wade of the Miami Heat in the race for the NBA’s hi ghest scoring duo. During the Thunder’s win versus Portland (11/12), Westbrook and Durant scored 36 points and 34 points respectively just one game after the pair each scored 30+ p oints during the Thunder’s win over the 76ers (11/10). Such a feat has n ot occurred for the OKC franchise since 1989 when Dale El lis and Xavier McDaniel each scored 30plus points in consecutive cont ests (4/18/89 – 4/20/89). On the season, OKC went a perf ect 50 when the pair each scored 30+.  
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