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Raptors vs. Thunder: OKC rolls over Toronto 108-88

Thunder head coach Scott Brooks thinks there are very simple things that the team can fix in practice.

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VIDEO: Durant welcomes Valanciunas to the NBA

The OKC star did, well, what he does best as the Thunder rolled over the Raptors.

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Energized Thunder top Raptors with defense

The Oklahoma City Thunder came out energized, especially on the defensive end, in a win over the Toronto Raptors on Tuesday night.

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Thunder roll over Raptors, 108-88

The Oklahoma City Thunder moved to 2-2 on the season with a 20-point win over Toronto on Tuesday.

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NBA Standings: Thunder trail Spurs early in season

The Oklahoma City Thunder are already facing an uphill climb in the Western Conference race. While there is more than enough time in the young NBA season to turn things around, the Spurs have started off strong as usual while the Thunder are currently struggling to find a rhythm and chemistry after the James Harden trade.

The Thunder are currently 1-2 and find themselves ranked No. 10 in the Western Conference standings. As for the Spurs, they are undefeated at 4-0 with the Mavs close behind at 3-1. You can check the complete standings below:


Western Standings

GP W-L PCT
San Antonio Spurs 4 4-0 1.000
Dallas Mavericks 4 3-1 .750
Minnesota Timberwolves 3 2-1 .667
Golden State Warriors 4 2-2 .500
New Orleans Hornets 3 2-1 .667
Memphis Grizzlies 3 2-1 .667
Houston Rockets 3 2-1 .667
Los Angeles Clippers 4 2-2 .500
Portland Trail Blazers 4 2-2 .500
Oklahoma City Thunder 3 1-2 .333
Sacramento Kings 4 1-3 .250
Utah Jazz 4 1-3 .250
Phoenix Suns 4 1-3 .250
Los Angeles Lakers 4 1-3 .250
Denver Nuggets 3 0-3 .000


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Raptors hope to catch Thunder at 'vulnerable' time

The Oklahoma City Thunder are getting off to a slow start in the 2012-13 NBA season, and the Toronto Raptors are the next team up hoping to catch them off guard. OKC is typically a difficult team to beat, but it's clear the team is adjusting to life without James Harden, which has Toronto hoping for a win while the Thunder figure things out.

Chris Walder from Raptors HQ has the rundown on tonight's game with his three keys for winning:

Usually considered to be one of the tougher matchups of the year (on any schedule for any team mind you), Toronto is catching the Thunder at the absolute perfect time.

Oklahoma City has dropped 2 of its first 3 games, including a 104-95 loss Sunday night to the Josh Smith-less Atlanta Hawks. Russell Westbrook is shooting just 38% from the field, Kevin Durant is turning the ball over 5.3 times a game and the starting unit is scoring just 90.4 points per 100 possessions.

Now is the time for Toronto to make a statement and prey on a Thunder squad which is at its most vulnerable.

Clearly the Thunder are not firing on all cylinders, but it's only a matter of time until they start to do so. The aforementioned players along with Kevin Martin and Serge Ibaka are simply too talented to remain in such a funk.

Perhaps it's a lack of rest from a summer at the Olympics. Perhaps it's adjusting to the Harden trade to the Rockets. Perhaps it's just a three game slump which happens to the best of teams. Either way, expect the Thunder to start to roll and the Raptors to find a challenge waiting for them on Tuesday night.

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OKC Thunder work on fundamentals in practice

Thunder head coach Scott Brooks thinks there are very simple things that the team can fix in practice.

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