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November 10, 2005 | Daily News Wire Services
Although the Sacramento Kings apologized yesterday for displaying negative images of Detroit during pregame introductions, the NBA has begun an investigation into the incident that could result in fines. Before the Pistons beat the Kings Tuesday night in Sacramento, fans were shown a montage of negative images of Detroit on the scoreboard above center court. They included abandoned buildings, boarded-up houses, burned cars and piles of construction rubble. Pistons players said they hadn't paid attention to the video display.
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July 19, 2006 | Daily News Wire Services
A group from Oklahoma City has agreed to buy the Seattle SuperSonics and the WNBA's Seattle Storm, the Sonics said yesterday. The Basketball Club of Seattle will sell the teams to the Professional Basketball Club LLC, headed by Oklahoma City businessman Clay Bennett, for $350 million. Bennett said at an afternoon news conference that whether the Sonics remain in Seattle for the long term would depend on whether the team can reach an agreement with the city to replace or renovate KeyArena.
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May 24, 1995 | By Claude Lewis
Yesterday's final explosive assault on the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City provided a certain closure to one of the most vengeful events in American history. Only 100 pounds of dynamite and eight seconds were required to complete the destruction of the ghostly structure and bring a measure of relief, not just to Oklahoma City residents, but to an entire nation still suffering the aftershocks of a singularly hideous act of governmental defiance. Much of the frustration of Americans stemmed from the blast that destroyed 167 lives and our comfortable but false sense of tranquility.
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May 28, 1995 | By Claudio G. Segre
What's so nerve-racking about the Oklahoma City bombers is that they don't fit, they're outside the game, and the "message" that cost the lives of so many innocents remains hopelessly garbled. Most newspapers and commentators describe the alleged bombers as members of the "far right. " Far aright of what? I say. Does that make them anarchists? Or fascists? In whose tradition? In what context? For example, the bombers appear to be anti-government, so are they anarchists? Do they, as some commentators have suggested, fit into that old and recognizable American and European tradition that stretches back into the 19th century?
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December 22, 2009 | Daily News Staff and Wire Reports
The La Salle Explorers didn't have an easy time getting to Oklahoma City, and they didn't have an easy time once they got there. James Anderson scored 28 points, Marshall Moses added 18 points, and Oklahoma State never trailed on its way to a 77-62 win last night at the All-College Classic. After La Salle (7-4) had cut a 16-point deficit in half, Anderson and Keiton Page led the Cowboys (10-1) on a 12-2 run to restore the cushion. Rodney Green scored 22 points to lead the Explorers, but his three-pointer to stop the Cowboys' surge was his team's only basket in the final 9 minutes.
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April 27, 1995 | by Molly Ivins, Syndicated columnist
Sometimes there is solace just in having the right words to use, in being able to call something exactly what it is. I would like to thank President Clinton for the phrase "evil cowards. " Evil cowards killed babies in the springtime. Evil cowards made death in Normal, Okla. A pickup truck, they say. Of course: so normal in Oklahoma. The cop with the beer gut, so normal, with an expression of anguish on his plain face, rushing the dying baby to a fireman. All those voices - in agony, in shock, in rage - all with that twanging, normal Oklahoma accent.
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April 19, 2000 | By Claude Lewis
Five years ago today, April 19, 1995, at precisely 9:02 a.m. the bowels of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City erupted in a crimson fireball that left a hideous gash - nine stories high - in the structure's facade. The devastation had begun with a flash of energy that was immediately followed by a frightening and thunderous explosion. The building's frame buckled in the heat. High above the ground, shrapnel filled the air. Countless civilians, along with tiny knots of federal personnel, were instantly injured or killed, many tossed from their chairs as the blast rushed through the building's infrastructure ripping apart elevators, splintering windows and crushing vents with a staggering destructive force.
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March 20, 2013
Ty Lawson scored 25 points, Andre Miller had 20 points and nine assists and the Denver Nuggets beat the host Oklahoma City Thunder, 114-104, Tuesday night to win a 13th straight game for the first time since joining the NBA. The Nuggets trailed by one at halftime but took control in the third quarter and never let Oklahoma City reclaim the lead. Denver moved within 31/2 games of the Thunder in the Northwest Division and became the first team this season to beat Oklahoma City three times.
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May 24, 2012
The Oklahoma City Thunder haven't found any shortcuts as they try to climb to the top of the Western Conference. The Thunder's path through the postseason lined up so their first three opponents have been the only three teams to win the West since 1998. It started with the Dallas Mavericks, who were trying to defend their NBA title. Next up was the Los Angeles Lakers, who have won five championships since 2000. In the Western Conference finals, the Thunder will now face the four-time champion San Antonio Spurs.
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April 28, 1995
We are horrified by the bombing in Oklahoma City. Nevertheless, human beings are working with each other, comforting each other, rescuing each other. Such events do bring out our magnificent human qualities. We are concerned that many people allow their fear and anger to suggest in- kind responses - bombing the countries of origin of those responsible, for example. People were making wild assumptions as to identities and motives. We are appalled by the assumption that those responsible are, for example, Arab terrorists or Branch Davidians, and we condemn any actions taken against any individuals who fit those categories.
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March 20, 2014 | By Marcus Hayes, Daily News Staff Writer
AT LEAST MCW knows he has KD in his corner. Oklahoma City star Kevin Durant, the top scorer in the NBA, recently has called Michael Carter-Williams several times as MCW endures a humiliating rookie season on a team constructed to lose. Durant lost 62 of 82 games as the NBA Rookie of the Year in Seattle, and the team improved by only three wins when it moved from fashionable Seattle to, um, less-fashionable Oklahoma City the next season. Carter-Williams and the Sixers could be just as bad, or worse, despite MCW's probable hold on this season's Rookie of the Year award.
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March 20, 2014 | By Keith Pompey, Inquirer Staff Writer
Michael Carter-Williams may have the perfect mentor in Kevin Durant. Like the 76ers rookie, Oklahoma City's all-star forward spent his first NBA season on a team in tank mode. The Thunder were the Seattle SuperSonics before they relocated to Oklahoma in 2008. The team reshuffled the roster heading into its final season in Seattle. The Sonics selected Durant out of Texas with the second overall pick in the 2007 draft. The Sonics finished with the second-worst record (20-62)
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March 17, 2014 | By Keith Pompey, Inquirer Staff Writer
The 76ers are a mess. But you have to hand it to general manager Sam Hinkie: He is pulling off one eye-popping tank job, unlike any ever seen in the NBA before. The Sixers lost their 20th in a row - tying the franchise record - with Saturday's 103-77 defeat at the hands of the Memphis Grizzlies at the Wells Fargo Center. And they are expected to shatter the league's consecutive-loss record of 26 set by the 2010-11 Cleveland Cavaliers later this month. They have eight players who have had at least one stint in the NBA Development League.
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March 8, 2014 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
Coach Brett Brown has seen his 76ers team lose 15 consecutive games. He also recently lost his voice. But Brown insists he hasn't lost his mind, even though he has a belief in his team that few share. "I think this group has some wins in it," Brown said in a raspy voice after practice, feeling the effects of a long season. "Not many people do, but I do. " Continuing to keep a positive outlook, Brown suggested that the team can build off this year. "Nobody should be naive enough to think that the benefits from this year won't be carried forward, despite the record, despite some of our pound-downs," said Brown, whose team resumes action Saturday against the visiting Utah Jazz.
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March 6, 2014 | BY BOB COONEY, Daily News Staff Writer cooneyb@phillynews.com
OKLAHOMA CITY - Jarvis Varnado has something none of his 76ers teammates has. You can joke about it being the ability to block a shot, but it's much more special than that. As a member of the Miami Heat during the playoffs last season, Varnado earned an NBA championship ring. "It's close with me. It's close with me. Very, very close to me," he laughed when asked where he keeps the jewelry. Just picked up by the Sixers on a 10-day contract Saturday, Varnado already is one of coach Brett Brown's favorites.
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January 28, 2014 | BY BOB COONEY, Daily News Staff Writer cooneyb@phillynews.com
A LATE JANUARY visit to Philadelphia for the Phoenix Suns, in the midst of a 5-day, four-game road trip, normally wouldn't cause any extra excitement for the visitors. But this date has been circled on the calendar since the beginning of the season for one of their players, and a couple of others always have a little extra anticipation for this one as well. Dionte Christmas, the Samuel Fels High and Temple grad, had a longer journey to the NBA than most, getting his shot this season with the Suns at the age of 27 after spending 4 years overseas - playing in the Czech Republic, Greece, Italy, Russia, Turkey - in pursuit of his dream.
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January 26, 2014 | BY BOB COONEY, Daily News Staff Writer cooneyb@phillynews.com
WHEN THE NAME comes up, almost to a man, the response is the same. A slight smile comes across the face, the shoulders start to shrug and words are hard to find. The question: "What can you do to slow down Oklahoma City's Kevin Durant?" The Boston Celtics might be the only team that does not have to answer that, as Durant sat out against them last night with a sore shoulder, aggravated in Wednesday's win over San Antonio. His status for tonight, when OKC visits the 76ers, will most likely be a game-time decision.
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October 10, 2013 | By Keith Pompey, Inquirer Staff Writer
MANCHESTER, England - As the 76ers headed into training camp, one question loomed larger than any injury, trade rumor, or free-agent pickup: Can rookie Michael Carter-Williams seamlessly take the point-guard reins from the former face of the franchise? Although it might not be as seamless as fans want, the 6-foot-6, 185-pounder has taken steps to answer that question. Carter-Williams made 3 of 5 three-pointers and finished with 11 points, four assists, four rebounds, and just one turnover Tuesday in a 103-99 preseason setback against Oklahoma City at Phones 4U Arena.
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October 10, 2013 | By Keith Pompey, Inquirer Staff Writer
MANCHESTER, England - The 76ers will tell you the trip to Europe was beneficial. Michael Carter-Williams developed into a team leader, and the Sixers bonded during the six-day trip. Players who were strangers weeks ago were laughing like lifelong best friends in Bilbao, Spain, and Manchester. "This has proven to be a real good exercise for us," Sixers coach Brett Brown said before Tuesday's 103-99 preseason loss to Oklahoma City at Phones 4U Arena. "It has been a positive experience.
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October 9, 2013 | By Keith Pompey, Inquirer Staff Writer
MANCHESTER, England - The 76ers should seek out Oklahoma City's Kevin Durant after Tuesday's preseason game at England's Manchester Arena. The NBA all-star can tell his opponents all about spending his rookie season on a team in tank mode. When the Thunder were the Seattle SuperSonics, before relocating to Oklahoma City in 2008, the team reshuffled its roster heading into its final season in Seattle. The Sonics selected Durant out of Texas with the second overall pick in the 2007 draft.
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