May 16, 2012 |
Some things to watch when the Thunder hosts the Lakers in Game 2 of the Western Conference semifinals. Oklahoma City leads the series, 1-0. 1. How will the Lakers' defend the pick-and-roll? The Lakers provided a great clinic in their 119-90 Game 1 loss on exactly what not to do in this category. Pau Gasol and Andrew Bynum didn't show out on screens, allowing the Thunder to shoot a blistering 53% from the field mostly because of open jumpers. Kobe Bryant, Metta World Peace, Ramon Sessions and Steve Blake didn't stick tightly to Russell Westbrook, Kevin Durant and James Harden, respectively, allowing each of them to create through dribble penetration.
October 3, 2010
THE BEST WAY TO OKLAHOMA CITY From LAX, nonstop service to Oklahoma City is offered on United. Direct service (stop, no change of plane) is offered on Southwest, and connecting service (change of planes) is offered on American, Delta, Continental, United, Southwest and Frontier. Restricted round-trip fares begin at $238. WHAT TO DO Visitors are welcome at the Oklahoma National Stock Yards ' sprawling arena, 107 Livestock Exchange Building, Oklahoma City; (405)
February 22, 2014 |
OKLAHOMA CITY - Oklahoma traces its contemporary history to pioneers who populated the prairies. Now, new urban pioneers are repopulating the capital, Oklahoma City, as restaurateurs re-imagine landmark buildings and create new communities around them. They could hardly have come at a better time: The local economy is booming, and Forbes ranks OKC as the nation's eighth-fastest-growing city, thanks to thriving oil, gas and wind-power sectors as well as fracking. I was here in September for a consulting job, and I extended my stay to find these restaurants with a previous life.
March 29, 2012 |
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February 8, 2014 |
Looking ahead OKLAHOMA CITY AT PORTLAND, 7 p.m. PST Tuesday. TV: NBA TV. Neil Olshey can never get enough credit. The Mike Dunleavy protégé turned the Clippers into big winners and now has built the Portland Trail Blazers into a Western Conference power in only his second season as the team's general manager. New additions Robin Lopez and Mo Williams have bolstered the core of LaMarcus Aldridge, Damian Lillard and Nicolas Batum while making Portland one of the NBA's breakthrough teams.
November 22, 2009
Lakers tonight VS. OKLAHOMA CITY When: 6:30. Where: Staples Center. On the air: TV: FS West; Radio: 710, 1330. Records: Lakers 9-3, Thunder 7-6. Record vs. Thunder: 1-0. Update: The Lakers barely got by the Thunder in Oklahoma City on Nov. 3, winning 101-98 in overtime. That had to get the Lakers' attention, right? "I hope so," guard Derek Fisher said. "But for some reason, you never seem to know." The Thunder, the second-youngest team in the NBA with an average age of 25, has several key players the Lakers will have to watch.