Last night's loss drops the Thunder to 4-4 on the month. There are five games to go in the month; let's see if they can finish out January with a winning record.
Game recap to follow later today.
John Rohde offers his post-game notes on last night's loss. Three point shooting remains a liability.
Getting 'Melo back at on the court proved to be the difference this time out, as he dropped 35 on the Thunder and showcased a post-up and perimeter game that I hope Kevin Durant learns some day soon.
Young was feeling the same vibe I was last night; it never felt like the Thunder were going to lose until mid-way through the 4th, when we began to realize that Durant had no game and they couldn't stop either Ty Lawson or Chauncy Billups from driving the lane.
Russell Westbrook partnered with a bank (because he's money, yo! Hey-o!) and filmed a commercial with 48 kids who represent the bank's communities.
"[Durant is] just a down-to-earth, very humble guy. He's all about the right things. He does it right. He really is that guy. I love both those guys, man. Russ [Westbrook] is a super, super talent. (He's) really another great kid, another regular kid. If you didn't know who he was, you wouldn't know who he is. He'd fit in anywhere. I love that kid, man. I love his family. They both have great families. They're good people." - Chauncy Billups
More links after the jump.
This is cute. the Clippers' GM seems to think that their team owner has suddenly dissolved into a puddle of sulfur and dissolved back into the earth's core, from whence he came.
The Thunder's D-League team takes its league-best 18-6 record into the Tulsa Convo Center tonight. If that doesn't get you into a seat, perhaps their $2 beer night might.
Nick Collison donated $40,000 to a local facility that offers education, therapy, and other programs to children. He is scheduled to present the donation today.
A few story lines to keep an eye on as we head into the second half of the season.
Out of Wisconsin comes this headline that flies in straight out of the '80's.