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OKC Thunder: Grizzlies' lack of depth showed in Game 1

newsok.com — Memphis coach Dave Joerger made the first critical decision in this chess match we call playoff basketball. He made his move, and perhaps tipped his hand, just 36 minutes into Game 1 against the Thunder. Joerger rode his starters for the first 14 minutes of the second half, relying on them to dig the Grizzlies out of a 25-point, first-half hole.

Lost in the spotlight of Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook is Serge Ibaka

newsok.com — Back in the Congo, Serge Ibaka played soccer, just like most every kid in Africa. Ibaka was a goalkeeper. Different continent. Different decade. Different sport. Different lifestyle. But Ibaka still plays goalkeeper. He minds the net of Thunder games, and opponents know to tread lightly when approaching the basket.
Lost in the spotlight of Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook is Serge Ibaka bit.ly/1eSHqV3

OKC Barons: Texas will provide Barons with a formidable challenge in first-round playoff series

newsok.com — The Barons face a daunting challenge in a first-round playoff series against the Texas Stars, who posted the best record in the American Hockey League. Oklahoma City, though, is not a typical No. 8 seed. After the NHL regular season ended last weekend, the Edmonton Oilers reassigned team captain Anton Lander, plus Will Acton, Tyler Pitlick, Steve Pinizzotto and Oscar Kelfbom to Oklahoma City.
OKC Barons: Texas will provide Barons with a formidable challenge in first-round playoff series tinyurl.com/mcrmmaf

Hostesses honor Cindy Rice with a birthday party!

newsok.com — Judy Love, Cindy Rice, Barbara Brou, Sylvia Slater enjoy the birthday party honoring Rice. (Photo by David Faytinger). Cindy Rice was honored at a birthday party in the home of Judy Love. Hostesses were Love, Barbara Brou, Terry Bradley, Mary Lou Ille, Gayle Semtner and Sylvia Slater.

Oklahoma football: Young but talented wide receivers will get plenty of opportunities this fall

newsok.com — NORMAN - Oklahoma wide receiver Derrick Woods stood on the Sugar Bowl sideline Jan. 2, literally praying for an opportunity to make an impact. A few plays later, on third-and-12, quarterback Trevor Knight threw toward Woods, who jumped into the air, caught the ball and held on despite being upended from behind by an Alabama defender.
Oklahoma football: Young but talented wide receivers will get plenty of opportunities this fall bit.ly/1i0O5vZ

Oklahoma electric utilities want higher rate for solar, wind energy producers

newsok.com — Senate Bill 1456 allows regulated utilities to apply to the Oklahoma Corporation Commission to charge a higher base rate to customers who generate solar and wind energy and send their excess power back into the grid. The bill passed the Legislature and is on Gov. Mary Fallin's desk.

Outdoors notebook: The Land Run begins Thursday at the Oklahoma City Gun Club

newsok.com — The Oklahoma City Gun Club will resemble the Old West this week as the club hosts its 21st annual "Land Run" cowboy action shooting event. The Land Run is one of the largest cowboy action shooting competitions in the country. The event begins Thursday at the club's cowboy action range north of Arcadia and lasts through Sunday.
Outdoors notebook: The Land Run begins Thursday at the Oklahoma City Gun Club okne.ws/1jV8yBP

Trying to grow a bigger bass

newsok.com — State wildlife officials are trying to give bass fishing at Lake Eufaula a shot in the arm. On Thursday, 350 adult Florida largemouth bass were released into the lake. Largemouth bass with the Florida genetics grow larger and faster than northern bass.

What's it like: To do a juice cleanse

newsok.com — Fruits and vegetables - alas, beyond a baked potato and peaches in pie - are an essential part of a person's diet. It's recommended that adults eat at least two to three cups of vegetables and about two cups of fruit each day.

Earth Day and art intertwine in Oklahoma City with photographic exhibits and Festival of the Arts

newsok.com — A version of this story appears in the Sunday Life section of The Oklahoman. Earth Day and art intertwine in Oklahoma City A greener Festival of the Arts launches Tueday, while photographic exhibits "Ansel Adams: An American Perspective" and Bryan Cook's "Give Nature Time" pay powerful homage to the country's National Parks and wilderness areas.
Earth Day and art intertwine in Oklahoma City with photographic exhibits and Festival of the Arts newsok.com/earth-day-and-…

Oklahoma football: How Baker Mayfield grew up a Sooner fan in Austin, Texas

newsok.com — After his performance in Oklahoma's spring game earlier this month, Baker Mayfield said he just wanted to help his new team win a national championship. "I had the plan to come here because I wanted to win a national championship and whether it's driving the defense on scout team or doing whatever, just trying to make this place better," Mayfield said.
Oklahoma football: How Baker Mayfield grew up a Sooner fan in Austin, Texas tinyurl.com/mj5bnuk
His eligibility battle isn't over yet.... RT @ryaber: How Baker Mayfield grew up an OU fan in Austin bit.ly/1lmCUfY
Oklahoma football: How Baker Mayfield grew up a Sooner fan in Austin, Texas bit.ly/1lmCUfY

Thunder-Grizzlies: How Caron Butler's contributions went beyond a surprising dunk

newsok.com — Caron Butler pumped on the wing, darted toward the lane and rocked in a one-hand highlight hammer dunk. The Thunder crowd let out a collective roar. But it was preceded by a quick moment of confusion - a momentary silence indicating a general "Wait, what?" feeling.
RT @anthonyVslater: On Caron Butler's momentum-changing dunk and big night: bit.ly/Qww4uE (Observations coming later)