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Russell and The Two Kevins



Even through the heavy fog of defeat, we saw brilliant moments by the Thunder's Scoring Three Sunday night when OKC took on Atlanta. Kevin Martin joined the Thunder team only three days before the opening game. Coach Brooks said that Martin is a smart player and has had to play mostly "on the fly." What most fans don't understand (and I include myself in this statement) is how hard it is to find that rhythm between players. We call it chemistry. Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant make it look so easy that we forget just how special they are. They have played together so long that they know each other's tendencies. With a glance, one let the other one know that the ball will be thrown high or sometimes bounced behind the back. Add another player in the mix, and it becomes quite a different animal. In the first two games, the chemistry between Martin and Westbrook seemed awkward at times, so much so that some fans questioned if Russell even liked his new teammate. Well, Sunday night gave us a glimpse of things to come. Russell and both Kevins hooked up for a couple of fast breaks that looked in a word, "fantastic." Westbrook set up his new teammate, Martin, for several 3's, while Martin showed Thunder fans what they can expect from him as an efficient scorer. Durant worked on his game, falling 2 assists short of a triple double and Westbrook effectively ran the offense, finishing with 9 assists. Granted, the Thunder have other problems: ball security, rebounding, and bench productivity (only 2 of 5 active bench players scored), but I'm feeling really, really good about the Scoring Three.

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