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2018 Schedule
24-20, 2nd in Northwest
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Melo 'done' with refs after Westbrook ejected

Thunder guard Russell Westbrook's ejection minutes before the end of Monday's game resulted in a technical foul for coach Billy Donovan and led teammate Carmelo Anthony to say he's "done" with officials.

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Thunder top Kings in chippy matchup (1:14)

Royce Young ESPN Staff Writer 

Carmelo Anthony, being asked about what he said last week about communication with referees, cut off the question: "I'm done with them. I'm done with the refs. No disrespect, but I'm done with those guys."

Royce Young ESPN Staff Writer 

Wearing a jacket that said "WESTWOLF" on the back, Russell Westbrook left the locker room well before it opened for media availability. It's the second straight home game he's left without speaking with media.

Royce Young ESPN Staff Writer 

It was ugly, but it proved effective for the Thunder, because winning is better than losing. They held the Kings to just 36 points in the second half to come back from a 15-point deficit, sparked by Carmelo Anthony who led with 20 points. It finished off in an odd way, though, with Russell Westbrook ejected with three minutes to go, and the Kings nearly finding a way back in after three technical free throws.

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Westbrook ejected in fourth quarter (0:51)

Royce Young ESPN Staff Writer 

Russell Westbrook gets ejected with 2:50 remaining after committing his 10th turnover of the game. On a drive to the basket he went up for a layup and apparently was hit in the face. He came down with the ball and the official called him for a travel. Westbrook erupted and was hit with back-to-back technical fouls. He finishes with 19 points, 16 rebounds, 9 assists and 10 turnovers.

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Westbrook lobs it up Adams for the oop (0:17)
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Russ finds Melo for the jam (0:21)
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Melo connects on back-to-back 3s (0:43)

Royce Young ESPN Staff Writer 

It's not that the Thunder played a great third quarter, but it's more they are playing the Kings. OKC won the third 31-16 to take control heading to the fourth, with Melo scoring 15 of his 20 in the quarter, and while things certainly looked somewhat better, it really wasn't all that emphatic or impressive.

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Russ attacks the rim for lay-in (0:16)
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Fox speeds down court for vicious dunk (0:22)
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PG13's nifty moves set up Westbrook's and-1 (0:28)

Royce Young ESPN Staff Writer 

A lifeless start for the Thunder against the Kings, with seven turnovers in the first quarter (five from Westbrook) and six misses at the free throw line. The building is just completely flat, and the Thunder are mirroring it.

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Melo cleans up George's miss with massive jam (0:32)
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Ferguson comes up with nifty block (0:23)
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George hits the and-1 (0:17)
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Royce Young ESPN Staff Writer 

Steven Adams doesn't think he's stronger than other players, but uses principles of jiu-jitsu to find leverage.

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Royce Young ESPN Staff Writer 

Paul George on playing on MLK Day.

Bobby Marks ESPN 

Trade restrictions have now been lifted for the following: Cristiano Felicio, Nikola Mirotic, Kyle Korver, Mason Plumlee, Shaun Livingston, Andre Iguodala, Blake Griffin, JaMychal Green, Tony Snell, Jrue Holiday, Andre Roberson, Patty Mills, Serge Ibaka, Kyle Lowry, Joe Ingles and Otto Porter. Mirotic must consent to any trade and would lose his bird rights if traded. Porter must consent and cannot be traded to Brooklyn.

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Thunder snap losing skid (1:12)

Team Stats

Points Per Game104.119th
Rebounds Per Game44.510th
Assists Per Game20.826th
Points Allowed101.03rd

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YEARWLPCT
2017-182420.545
2016-174735.573
2015-165527.671
2014-154537.549
2013-145923.720