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Thunder tops Nuggets, but what did we learn?

Coach Scott Brooks has some hard decisions to make before close of business October 29th. The Thunder roster will need to be trimmed to 15 players by that date. I felt certain that we would see several hopefuls in key matchups against Denver, namely 7'3" Hasheem Thabeet going against 7' Lavale McGee... Walker Russell guarding Ty Lawson. So many possibilities. So many possible conclusions. We saw none of that. What we saw was all five starters on the floor together for the first time this preseason. The crowd at the Chesapeake Energy Arena erupted when "no injuries" lit the big screen. The Thunder looked good as if they had never taken the summer break. Perkins and Ibaka were relentless protecting the paint. Nick Collison took a charge. Overall, Coach Brooks said he was pleased with ball movement and individual performances. Did we learn anything new? Maybe one thing: the bigs intend to stretch defenses by sinking 3's. We saw Ibaka do it against Denver. We saw both Ibaka and Collison do it against Pheonix. But, what about the new guys? I was a little disappointed before I applied that same question to Denver. What did we learn about the Nuggets? Nothing more than what we already knew. So, was that part of it? Did both teams hold their cards close to their chests? Two more preseason games are left for the Thunder, one against Chicago, the other against Dallas. Brooks said that he will likely sit Durant and possibly Westbrook in Chicago. So, here we go again. What will we possibly learn in the next 7 days?

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