No Durant, Westbrook goes down, Thunder still make it interesting but fall to Clippers

Doc Rivers will take the win. But he’s got a lot of fodder for the team’s next film session. The Oklahoma City Thunder should have gotten blown out this game. Kevin Durant is out and then Russell Westbrook broke his hand in the first half and had to leave for the night. By the time the final buz...

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Kurt Helin
NBCSports.com, NBA Writer
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Thunder’s Russell Westbrook fractures hand, out indefinitely

The injury gods have it in for Oklahoma City. Already without Kevin Durant until December, Russell Westbrook fractured his hand in the first half of the Thunder’s loss to the Clippers Thursday night, coach Scott Brooks announced after the game to reporters, including Darnell Mayberry of the Oklaho...

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Kurt Helin
NBCSports.com, NBA Writer
1h
David Aldridge - TNT, NBA Reporter
ICYMI: Scott Brooks says Westbrook broke the 2nd metacarpal bone in his right hand. Will be re-evaluated Friday.
@daldridgetnt | | 1h | Score: 466
Top tweets
Darnell Mayberry , The Oklahoman, Thunder Beat Writer
Thunder coach Scott Brooks says Russell Westbrook has a small fracture in his right hand.
@DarnellMayberry | | 1h | Score: 990
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Michael Lee , Washington Post, NBA Reporter
Carmelo Anthony sucked the life out of this building with that jumper over LeBron James. Sick, sick shot.
@MrMichaelLee | | 4h | Score: 557
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David Aldridge , TNT, NBA Reporter
ICYMI: Scott Brooks says Westbrook broke the 2nd metacarpal bone in his right hand. Will be re-evaluated Friday.
@daldridgetnt | | 1h | Score: 466
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Darnell Mayberry , The Oklahoman, Thunder Beat Writer
It's official. Russell Westbrook will not return tonight.
@DarnellMayberry | | 3h | Score: 409
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NBA.com , News and Updates
LeBron James, #home! t.co/OOvJCMWmsL
@NBA | | 7h | Score: 352
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Royce Young , DailyThunder.com, NBA Writer
All I can figure is this is penance for whatever voodoo the Thunder used to get Serge Ibaka back in the Western Conference finals last year.
@royceyoung | | 50m | Score: 255
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Royce Young , DailyThunder.com, NBA Writer
The Thunder deserve an airport greeting for that effort.
@royceyoung | | 1h | Score: 250
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Royce Young , DailyThunder.com, NBA Writer
The Thunder finished with eight players, didn't have Westbrook or Durant and turned it over 27 times. AND HAD A VERY GOOD CHANCE TO WIN.
@royceyoung | | 1h | Score: 216
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Nick Friedell , ESPNChicago, Bulls Beat Reporter
This game at the UC tomorrow night is going to be awesome. Cavs will be angry, Bulls are pumped. LeBron vs. Rose. Atmosphere off the charts.
@NickFriedell | | 4h | Score: 206
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David Aldridge , TNT, NBA Reporter
Free agent PGs who played at least some during preseason: Ish Smith (late cut by Houston), Will Bynum (Celtics), John Lucas III (Wizards).
@daldridgetnt | | 57m | Score: 170
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Sam Amick , USA Today, NBA Writer
This is big for Perry Jones, who has the talent to become the next Thunder prospect to take a big step forward. 28 pts on 15 shots, 3 threes
@sam_amick | | 2h | Score: 170
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Howard Beck , Turner Sports, NBA Writer
Huge win for Knicks. Important win for DFish.
@HowardBeck | | 4h | Score: 165
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Kevin Arnovitz , ESPN.com, NBA Writer
Westbrook: small fracture in his hand, per Scott Brooks
@kevinarnovitz | | 1h | Score: 150
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NBA.com , News and Updates
@NBA | | 7h | Score: 143
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Tim Reynolds , Associated Press, Sportswriter
Wade and Bosh have done nothing to help LeBron tonight.
@ByTimReynolds | | 5h | Score: 139
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Sam Amico , Fox Sports Ohio, Sportswriter
Cavs beat KG, Ray Allen, Paul Pierce & Celtics in 2010 opener... Then lost 26 straight in same season. Don't read too much into openers.
@SamAmicoFSO | | 2h | Score: 134
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Zach Lowe , Grantland.com, NBA Writer
All the focus will be on the Cavs, but that's a hell of a win for the Knicks. Really sound defense most of the game.
@ZachLowe_NBA | | 4h | Score: 132
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Sam Amick , USA Today, NBA Writer
OKC coach Scott Brooks says Russell Westbrook has "small fracture in his (right) hand." Ugghh.
@sam_amick | | 1h | Score: 126
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Chris Herring , Wall Street Journal, Knicks Reporter
Melo finishes w 25 pts and 6 assists. JR w/ seven assists. Knicks had 30 assists as a team -- more than they had in any game last year.
@HerringWSJ | | 4h | Score: 111
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Bill Barnwell , Grantland.com, Sportswriter
Every Cavs home game should have one fan who burned LBJ’s jersey/left nasty Facebook messages put on show trial like The Dark Knight Rises.
@billbarnwell | | 7h | Score: 111
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Jason Jones , Sacramento Bee, Sportswriter
Josh Smith vs. Kenneth Faried #whatsbeef
@mr_jasonjones | | 5m | Score: 5
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Dave McMenamin , ESPNLA.com, Lakers Beat Writer
New story: LeBron obviously struggled, but Blatt and Irving both owned up to some of the blame Thursday also t.co/5EYYjsGwWQ
@mcten | | 20m | Score: 5
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ThunderObsessed.com , News and Updates
Feisty Thunder team fall in LA to Clippers; Westbrook out indefinitely t.co/Kwjmqmb6Ny t.co/R4uEQzH1oD
@ThunderObsessed | | 23m | Score: 5
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Mary Boyer , Cleveland Plain Dealer, Cavs Beat Writer
New York Knicks stun Cleveland Cavaliers, 95-90, in LeBron James' return home t.co/AaRVYmz3vy
@PDcavsinsider | | 30m | Score: 5
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FOXSportsOhio.com , News and Updates
LeBron reacts to shortcomings in Cavs' opener (VIDEO) t.co/Ee9maTOWuX t.co/1uwUMZFAv2
@FOXSportsOH | | 35m | Score: 5
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Dan Woike , Orange County Register, Sportswriter
Unrelated to anything, Russell Westbrook wore this t-shirt out of Staples tonight. t.co/PQBnveaMe1
@DanWoikeSports | | 44m | Score: 5
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FOXSportsOhio.com , News and Updates
Amico's take: Why did LeBron, Cavs struggle on opening night? (VIDEO) t.co/XkEdXcyXu7 t.co/h6AJ9vMENR
@FOXSportsOH | | 46m | Score: 5
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David Aldridge , TNT, NBA Reporter
Others: Gal Mekel (cut by Mavs for JJ Barea), Toney Douglas, Jamaal Tinsley
@daldridgetnt | | 48m | Score: 100
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Royce Young , DailyThunder.com, NBA Writer
All I can figure is this is penance for whatever voodoo the Thunder used to get Serge Ibaka back in the Western Conference finals last year.
@royceyoung | | 50m | Score: 255
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Janis Carr , Orange County Register, Sportswriter
CP3 says he & Kobe are "great" friends. Send each other Christmas cards. "But when we are on the court, we understand what it is." #riva
@janiscarr | | 50m | Score: 20
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WarriorsWorld.net , Sports News and Updates
Steph coast to coast thru the Kings defense t.co/AkRYc8KzYp
@warriorsworld | | 52m | Score: 90
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Jeff Caplan , NBA.com, Sportswriter
No idea who the Thunder pissed off, but damn.
@Caplan_NBA | | 57m | Score: 15
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David Aldridge , TNT, NBA Reporter
Free agent PGs who played at least some during preseason: Ish Smith (late cut by Houston), Will Bynum (Celtics), John Lucas III (Wizards).
@daldridgetnt | | 57m | Score: 170
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Jason Lloyd , Akron Beacon Journal, Cavs Beat Writer
Knicks 95, Cavs 90; Jason Lloyd's final thoughts on LeBron James' first game back with Cavaliers: CLEVELAND:... t.co/pDse8ibeqq
@JasonLloydABJ | | 1h | Score: 5
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ThunderObsessed.com , News and Updates
OKC held Portland and Clippers to a combined 41.4% shooting.
@ThunderObsessed | | 1h | Score: 12
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Royce Young , DailyThunder.com, NBA Writer
The Thunder picked up a second straight moral victory, but lost a lot more in the process -- recap and notes: t.co/rcBee5zdlG
@royceyoung | | 1h | Score: 15
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Derek James , NBA Reporter
Durant and Westbrook will come back and they'll be fine, but I think this gives Portland a real shot at the division.
@DerekJamesNBA | | 1h | Score: 2
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Dei Lynam , CSNPhiladelphia Inquirier, 76ers Insider
NBA Wrap: Knicks spoil LeBron's homecoming t.co/Mkifv56CZb #SixersTalk
@dlynamCSN | | 1h | Score: 2
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ThunderObsessed.com , News and Updates
Does Ray Allen want a condo in downtown OKC?
@ThunderObsessed | | 1h | Score: 20
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Russell Westbrook breaks hand during Thunder-Clippers

LOS ANGELES — Oklahoma City Thunder All-Star point guard Russell Westbrook broke his right hand Thursday, coach Scott Brooks said after the loss to the Los Angeles Clippers. Westbrook, hurt during the middle of the second quarter of the 93-90 loss, has a small fracture in his second metacarpal. No...

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USA TODAY
Sports News and Updates
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Jamal Crawford - Los Angeles Clippers
Wasn't pretty, but got it done.. #ClipperNation
@JCrossover | | 1h | Score: 141

5 Fast Facts from Last Night’s Games — LeBron’s Return Spoiled, Westbrook Injured, Wall Dominates

With Day 3 of the 2014-15 NBA regular season is officially in the record books. all 30 teams have now completed their preliminary games. The Cleveland Cavaliers and Los Angeles Clippers were the final two squads to take the court, and they did so in a pair of high-octane games. Those were only two c...

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Chris Sheridan
SheridanHoops.com, Sportswriter
1h
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Darnell Mayberry - The Oklahoman, Thunder Beat Writer
Thunder coach Scott Brooks says Russell Westbrook has a small fracture in his right hand.
@DarnellMayberry | | 1h | Score: 990
Royce Young - DailyThunder.com, NBA Writer
The Thunder finished with eight players, didn't have Westbrook or Durant and turned it over 27 times. AND HAD A VERY GOOD CHANCE TO WIN.
@royceyoung | | 1h | Score: 216
Royce Young - DailyThunder.com, NBA Writer
The Thunder deserve an airport greeting for that effort.
@royceyoung | | 1h | Score: 250
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CBSSports.com, NBA Insider
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Jared Sullinger - Boston Celtics
Perry is cooking !!!!!
@Jared_Sully0 | | 2h | Score: 85
Sam Amick - USA Today, NBA Writer
This is big for Perry Jones, who has the talent to become the next Thunder prospect to take a big step forward. 28 pts on 15 shots, 3 threes
@sam_amick | | 2h | Score: 170
Sam Amico - Fox Sports Ohio, Sportswriter
Cavs beat KG, Ray Allen, Paul Pierce & Celtics in 2010 opener... Then lost 26 straight in same season. Don't read too much into openers.
@SamAmicoFSO | | 2h | Score: 134

Ed Davis a bright spot for Lakers early in season

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Eric Pincus
HoopsWorld.com, Senior NBA Writer
2h

Russell Westbrook hurts hand, exits

LOS ANGELES -- Oklahoma City guard Russell Westbrook exited Thursday's game against the Los Angeles Clippers with an injured right hand with 6:35 left in the second quarter and will not return, the Thunder said. He will be re-evaluated Friday. As Westbrook was walking back to the locker room, he had...

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The Thunder's entire remaining bench:

Royce Young
DailyThunder.com, NBA Writer
3h

Thunder lose Westbrook to hand injury

October 31, 2014 · 12:10AM VIDEO: Russell Westbrook injures his right hand midway through the second quarter against the Clippers HANG TIME HEADQUARTERS — The injury issues continue to pile up for the Oklahoma City Thunder just two games into this NBA season. Kevin Durant is already out for anywh...

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Sekou Smith
NBA.com, NBA Writer
3h

Mavericks might not be done shuffling roster: Ray Allen, Rashard Lewis could be next

With the Barea roster move, the Mavericks are set for the season, right? Related Not so fast. There remain two veteran shooters on the open market, and the Mavericks have a history of bringing in wily veterans during the course of the season. Peja Stojakovic was the prime example in 2011. This year,...

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Dallas Morning News
Mavs News and Updates
3h
Darnell Mayberry - The Oklahoman, Thunder Beat Writer
It's official. Russell Westbrook will not return tonight.
@DarnellMayberry | | 3h | Score: 409