Analysis: It may be time to re-think NBA All-Star votingJanuary 28, 2023 GMT
It’s reasonable to think Chet Holmgren will be an NBA All-Star one day. He was a highly recruited high school player whose one year at Gonzaga was stellar enough for Oklahoma City to make him the No.
Raptors to visit Thunder FridayNovember 10, 2022 GMT
Toronto Raptors (7-5, fifth in the Eastern Conference) vs. Oklahoma City Thunder (4-7, 13th in the Western Conference)
Oklahoma City; Friday, 8 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: The Oklahoma City Thunder take on the Toronto Raptors.
Thunder face the Bucks on 3-game slideNovember 8, 2022 GMT
Milwaukee Bucks (9-1, first in the Eastern Conference) vs. Oklahoma City Thunder (4-6, 11th in the Western Conference)
Oklahoma City; Wednesday, 8 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Oklahoma City will try to end its three-game slide when the Thunder take on Milwaukee.
Detroit faces Oklahoma City, looks to break 3-game slideNovember 6, 2022 GMT
Oklahoma City Thunder (4-5, 11th in the Western Conference) vs. Detroit Pistons (2-8, 14th in the Eastern Conference)
Detroit; Monday, 7:30 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Detroit heads into the matchup with Oklahoma City as losers of three straight games.
Milwaukee takes on Oklahoma City, looks for 8th straight victoryNovember 5, 2022 GMT
Oklahoma City Thunder (4-4, 10th in the Western Conference) vs. Milwaukee Bucks (7-0, first in the Eastern Conference)
Milwaukee; Saturday, 8 p.m. EDT
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK NBA LINE: Bucks -7; over/under is 224
Oklahoma City plays Denver, looks for 4th straight home winNovember 2, 2022 GMT
Denver Nuggets (4-3, sixth in the Western Conference) vs. Oklahoma City Thunder (4-3, eighth in the Western Conference)
Oklahoma City; Thursday, 8 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: Oklahoma City hosts Denver aiming to prolong its three-game home winning streak.
Oklahoma City plays Orlando, aims for 4th straight victoryOctober 31, 2022 GMT
Orlando Magic (1-6, 15th in the Eastern Conference) vs. Oklahoma City Thunder (3-3, ninth in the Western Conference)
Oklahoma City; Tuesday, 8 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: Oklahoma City comes into a matchup with Orlando as winners of three games in a row.
Doncic leads Dallas against Oklahoma City after 41-point showingOctober 28, 2022 GMT
Oklahoma City Thunder (2-3, 11th in the Western Conference) vs. Dallas Mavericks (2-2, 10th in the Western Conference)
Dallas; Saturday, 9 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: Dallas hosts the Oklahoma City Thunder after Luka Doncic scored 41 points in the Dallas Mavericks' 129-125 overtime victory against the Brooklyn Nets.
Oklahoma City plays conference rival Los AngelesOctober 26, 2022 GMT
Los Angeles Clippers (2-2, 10th in the Western Conference) vs. Oklahoma City Thunder (1-3, 13th in the Western Conference)
Oklahoma City; Thursday, 8 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: Oklahoma City plays Los Angeles in a matchup of Western Conference teams.
Oklahoma City faces Los Angeles, looks to stop 3-game skidOctober 24, 2022 GMT
Los Angeles Clippers (2-1, eighth in the Western Conference) vs. Oklahoma City Thunder (0-3, 14th in the Western Conference)
Oklahoma City; Tuesday, 8 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: Oklahoma City comes into the matchup against Los Angeles after losing three straight games.
Oklahoma City takes on Denver for conference matchupOctober 22, 2022 GMT
Oklahoma City Thunder (0-1, 12th in the Western Conference) vs. Denver Nuggets (1-1, sixth in the Western Conference)
Denver; Saturday, 9 p.m. EDT
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Nuggets -7.5; over/under is 225
Minnesota hosts Oklahoma City to start seasonOctober 16, 2022 GMT
Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Minnesota Timberwolves
Minneapolis; Wednesday, 8 p.m. EDT
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Timberwolves -11.5; over/under is 228.5
Thunder rookie Holmgren learns ways of NBA while on the mendSeptember 29, 2022 GMT
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Thunder rookie Chet Holmgren is experiencing the rehab process for the first time.
Holmgren, Gilgeous-Alexander injuries affect Thunder campSeptember 26, 2022 GMT
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The injury bug usually waits until midseason to start bothering the Oklahoma City Thunder.
This time, it attacked in the offseason.
No. 2 overall draft pick Chet Holmgren was ruled out for the season after suffering a foot injury last month.
Thunder No. 2 pick Holmgren to miss season with foot injuryAugust 25, 2022 GMT
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma City forward Chet Holmgren, the No. 2 pick in this year's NBA draft, will miss the 2022-23 season with a right foot injury.
The 7-footer was hurt while playing in a pro-am game last weekend in Seattle, near where he starred last season for Gonzaga, and the Thunder announced Thursday that he sustained a Lisfranc injury.
Thursday Sports in BriefJune 24, 2022 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — The Orlando Magic selected Duke freshman Paolo Banchero on Thursday night with the No. 1 pick in the NBA draft.
After leading the Blue Devils to the Final Four in coach Mike Krzyzewski’s final season, the 6-foot-10 forward was called first by NBA Commissioner Adam Silver to begin the draft, beating out fellow first-year forwards Jabari Smith Jr.
Thunder take Gonzaga’s Chet Holmgren with No. 2 overall pickJune 24, 2022 GMT
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma City Thunder chose Gonzaga’s Chet Holmgren with the No. 2 overall pick in the NBA draft on Thursday night and hit the accelerator on their rebuild by adding three of the top 12 selections.
Magic take Banchero 1st, Holmgren, Smith follow in NBA draftJune 24, 2022 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — The question for weeks leading into the NBA draft was whether the first pick would be Paolo Banchero, Chet Holmgren or Jabari Smith Jr.
The answer finally came Thursday night — and even Banchero didn't know it until moments before the announcement of the Orlando Magic's selection.
Smith, Holmgren, Banchero top list of forwards in NBA draftJune 20, 2022 GMT
Forwards are expected to dominate Thursday's NBA draft, starting with the trio of Gonzaga's Chet Holmgren, Auburn's Jabari Smith and Duke's Paolo Banchero. They are the headliners at the position and have been widely ranked as the top prospects overall with their size and open-floor potential.
Timme, Strawther, Bolton returning to Gonzaga next seasonJune 2, 2022 GMT
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Star forward Drew Timme and wing Julian Strawther said Wednesday they will drop out of the NBA draft and return to the Gonzaga basketball team next season, a decision announced a day after guard Rasir Bolton also said he would return to the Bulldogs.
Bolton fifth Gonzaga starter to declare for NBA draftApril 28, 2022 GMT
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Gonzaga guard Rasir Bolton has become the fifth starter to declare for the NBA draft.
“To Zag Nation and the Spokane Community, I love you guys! I appreciate the love and support you all had for us as a team and for welcoming me with open arms, I am forever grateful!” Bolton wrote on social media.
Gonzaga stars Holmgren, Nembhard declare for NBA draftApril 21, 2022 GMT
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Gonzaga stars Chet Holmgren and Andrew Nembhard announced Thursday that they will enter the NBA draft.
Holmgren is expected to be a top five pick, while Nembhard is projected as a likely second-rounder.
Gonzaga’s Julian Strawther declares for NBA draftApril 18, 2022 GMT
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Gonzaga forward Julian Strawther said Monday that he will enter the NBA draft and skip his junior year.
The 6-foot-7 Strawther averaged 11.8 points per game on 49.5% shooting last season, earning an All-West Coast Conference honorable mention selection.
Arkansas muscles top-ranked Gonzaga out of NCAA tournamentMarch 25, 2022 GMT
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — JD Notae scored 21 points despite missing 20 shots and fourth-seeded Arkansas made Gonzaga miserable on both ends of the floor, bouncing the top overall seed from the NCAA Tournament with a 74-68 win on Thursday night.
Duren, Holmgren highlight Memphis-Gonzaga showdownMarch 19, 2022 GMT
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — While the second-round matchup between top overall seed Gonzaga and No. 9 seed Memphis is a terrific one of preseason Top 25 teams for college basketball fans to enjoy, there’s another group perhaps even more thrilled.
No. 1 Gonzaga outlasts No. 17 Saint Mary’s, wins WCC tourneyMarch 9, 2022 GMT
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Chet Holmgren spent most of his night frustrated as he got banged around and shots clanged away. Drew Timme, except for a spurt early in the second half, found little room to pull off his variety of drop steps and up-and-unders.
No. 1 Gonzaga beats San Francisco 81-71 in West Coast semisMarch 8, 2022 GMT
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Gonzaga looked unstoppable for nearly 35 minutes, its free-flowing offense creating open shots, the defense smothering San Francisco at every turn.
The final five minutes turned into a grind as the Dons ratcheted up the intensity.
No. 1 Gonzaga tops San Fran 81-71 to reach WCC title gameMarch 8, 2022 GMT
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Drew Timme scored 27 points, Chet Holmgren added 17, and top-ranked Gonzaga reached the West Coast Conference championship game for the 25th straight year by holding off San Francisco 81-71 Monday night.
Gonzaga center Chet Holmgren’s stock continues to riseMarch 2, 2022 GMT
Chet Holmgren has heard the chant a few times this season from opposing fans: “Over-rated!”
The lanky 7-foot freshman always has an answer, usually in the form of a thunderous dunk, 3-pointer or swatted shot into the stands.
No. 1 Gonzaga makes it 17 straight wins, beats San FranciscoFebruary 25, 2022 GMT
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Chet Holmgren had 21 points and 15 rebounds, and No. 1 Gonzaga picked up its defensive pressure in the second half to hold off San Francisco 89-73 and extend its winning streak to 17 on Thursday night.
Holmgren leads balanced effort, No. 1 Gonzaga tops USF 89-73February 25, 2022 GMT
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Coach Mark Few told his top-ranked Gonzaga team to treat this like a tough trip to face a pair of Big 12 opponents — even if it's actually the final week of West Coast Conference play.
Gonzaga beats Pepperdine 86-66 in first game back at No. 1February 17, 2022 GMT
MALIBU, Calif. (AP) — Drew Timme scored 19 points, Chet Holmgren had 18 points and 17 rebounds and Andrew Nembhard added a career-high 14 assists to lead top-ranked Gonzaga to an 86-66 win over Pepperdine on Wednesday night.
Timme leads No. 2 Gonzaga over No. 22 Saint Mary’s 74-58February 13, 2022 GMT
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Second-ranked Gonzaga has been blowing out West Coast Conference opponents by an average of more than 30 points, but that wasn't going to be the case against No. 22 Saint Mary's.
Bolton’s 20 points lead No. 2 Gonzaga over Pacific 89-51February 11, 2022 GMT
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Rasir Bolton scored 20 points, Drew Timme added 13 points and 10 rebounds, and No. 2 Gonzaga beat Pacific 89-51 on Thursday night for its 13th consecutive victory.
Julian Strawther had 15 points and Chet Holmgren scored 14 for Gonzaga (20-2, 9-0 West Coast Conference), which has won 65 consecutive home games — the longest streak in the nation.
Holmgren powers No. 2 Gonzaga to 90-57 victory over BYUFebruary 6, 2022 GMT
PROVO, Utah (AP) — Chet Holmgren had 20 points, 17 rebounds, six assists and five blocks to lead No. 2 Gonzaga to a 90-57 victory over BYU on Saturday night.
The freshman sensation finished with a season high in rebounds and matched his season best in assists.
Holmgren helps No. 2 Gonzaga cruise past San Diego, 92-62February 4, 2022 GMT
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Chet Holmgren had 23 points and 12 rebounds to lead No. 2 Gonzaga past San Diego 92-62 on Thursday night for its 11th straight victory.
Drew Timme added 13 points and eight rebounds as six Bulldogs scored in double figures.
Nembhard leads No. 2 Gonzaga over Portland 104-72January 30, 2022 GMT
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Andrew Nembhard scored 22 points and No. 2 Gonzaga made 18 3-pointers to beat Portland 104-72 on Saturday for its 10th straight victory.
Drew Timme had 16 points and 10 rebounds, while Anton Watson also scored 16 for Gonzaga (17-2, 6-0 West Coast), which won its 64th consecutive home game, longest streak in the nation.
Holmgren leads No. 2 Gonzaga past Loyola Marymount 89-55January 28, 2022 GMT
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Chet Holmgren scored his team's opening basket on an alley-oop and never let up as No. 2 Gonzaga pounded Loyola Marymount 89-55 on Thursday night.
The freshman sensation had 21 points, nine rebounds and three blocked shots to help the Bulldogs win their ninth straight game.
Big night for Phinisee leads Indiana past No. 4 PurdueJanuary 21, 2022 GMT
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Rob Phinisee scored a season-high 17 points in the first half and then made the decisive 3-pointer with 16.5 seconds left to send Indiana past No. 4 Purdue 68-65 on Thursday night.
Holmgren, Timme lead No. 1 Gonzaga over San Francisco 78-62January 21, 2022 GMT
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — On a night when shots weren't dropping for Drew Timme, freshman center Chet Holmgren stepped up to lift top-ranked Gonzaga.
Holmgren scored 22 points, grabbed nine rebounds and blocked four shots in the Bulldogs' 78-62 victory over San Francisco on Thursday night.
Timme scores 32, leads No. 2 Gonzaga to rout of Santa ClaraJanuary 16, 2022 GMT
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Drew Timme scored 32 points and Andrew Nembhard had 19 as No. 2 Gonzaga routed Santa Clara 115-83 on Saturday for its 24th consecutive West Coast Conference victory.
The Bulldogs (14-2, 3-0 WCC), who lead the nation in both scoring and field goal percentage, eclipsed the century mark for the third consecutive game and shot 58.7% from the field (44 for 75) against the Broncos (11-6, 1-1).
Timme’s 30 lead No. 2 Gonzaga over BYU 110-84January 14, 2022 GMT
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Coach Mark Few of No. 2 Gonzaga is always on his players to pick up the pace in games, and the Zags are doing their best to comply.
Drew Timme scored 30 points on 13-of-14 shooting as Gonzaga beat rival BYU 110-84 on Thursday night to extend the nation's longest home winning streak to 61 games.
Watson leads No. 4 Gonzaga in 117-83 blowout of PepperdineJanuary 9, 2022 GMT
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Fourth-ranked Gonzaga had to postpone its first three conference games because of COVID-19 issues within the program, but when the Bulldogs got back on the basketball court, they were firing on all cylinders.
Holmgren, Watson lead No. 4 Gonzaga past Northern ArizonaDecember 21, 2021 GMT
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Chet Holmgren had 20 points and nine rebounds, Anton Watson scored 17 and No. 4 Gonzaga beat Northern Arizona 95-49 on Monday night to extend the nation's longest home winning streak to 58 games.
Timme scores 22 as No. 5 Gonzaga beats Merrimack 80-55December 10, 2021 GMT
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Drew Timme scored 22 points, making all eight of his shots, and No. 5 Gonzaga beat cold-shooting Merrimack 80-55 on Thursday night.
Freshman center Chet Holmgren had 15 points and 15 rebounds, and Julian Strawther added 15 points for Gonzaga (8-2), which has won 57 consecutive home games — the longest streak in the nation and a program record.
Bolton scores 17 as No. 3 Gonzaga beats Tarleton State 64-55November 30, 2021 GMT
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — After a tough week of basketball in Las Vegas, No. 3 Gonzaga might have been looking for a breather at home against unheralded Tarleton State.
It didn't happen.
Rasir Bolton scored 17 points and Chet Holmgren added 15 as No.
No. 1 Gonzaga’s rally not enough against No. 5 DukeNovember 27, 2021 GMT
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Paolo Banchero scored 21 points to lead No. 5 Duke over No. 1 Gonzaga 84-81 on Friday night.
Duke (7-0) handed Gonzaga (6-1) its first loss since April’s national title game, when Baylor beat the Bulldogs.
No. 1 Gonzaga turns showdown with No. 2 UCLA into 83-63 routNovember 24, 2021 GMT
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Chet Holmgren swatted the ball off the backboard, turned and coolly brought it up the floor like a spider-legged point guard. He lost a defender with a dribble behind his back at the top of the key, took two steps and stretched out his 7-foot-1 frame for a two-handed dunk.
Early knockout: No. 1 Gonzaga routs No. 2 UCLA 83-63November 24, 2021 GMT
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Andrew Nembhard scored 24 points, freshman Chet Holmgren showed off his unique skill set and top-ranked Gonzaga overwhelmed No. 2 UCLA 83-63 on Tuesday night to win the Empire Classic.
No. 1 Gonzaga routs Central Michigan, to face No. 2 UCLANovember 23, 2021 GMT
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Chet Holmgren scored 19 points and No. 1 Gonzaga breezed past Central Michigan 107-54 on Monday night in the Empire Classic ahead of a Final Four rematch with No. 2 UCLA.
Chet Holmgren is the center of attention for No. 1 GonzagaNovember 22, 2021 GMT
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Every summer they converge on Seattle at some point, a mix of the occasional pros, some college players with connections to the area and even some high school standouts.
The destination is the summer pro-am run by former NBA star Jamal Crawford.
Strawther scores 18 as No. 1 Gonzaga tops Alcorn State 84-57November 16, 2021 GMT
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Eighth-ranked Texas is in the rearview mirror and No. 2 UCLA and No. 7 Duke are looming, but Gonzaga guard Julian Strawther says the Zags are focused on the present.
Strawther scored 18 points on 7-of-9 shooting in top-ranked Gonzaga's dominating 84-57 win over Alcorn State on Monday night, extending the nation's longest home-winning streak to 54 games.
Holmgren impresses as No. 1 Gonzaga routs Dixie State 97-63November 10, 2021 GMT
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Chet Holmgren caught everyone's attention during his college debut for No. 1 Gonzaga.
The nation's top recruit this year, Holmgren had 14 points, 13 rebounds, six assists and seven blocks as the Bulldogs beat Dixie State 97-63 in their season opener Tuesday night.