The Oklahoma City Thunder had an interesting night tonight. If you are a Thunder fan living outside of Oklahoma, and didn't get to watch a telecast of the game, you may not know about the Ice Storm hitting nearly the entire state pretty hard. I don't know what the official attendance was, but on TV it looked VERY empty compared to what it usually is, and the few glimpses I caught of Loud City looked even emptier. It seems as if the only thing that can keep Thunder fans away from supporting this team is Mother Nature herself. I definitely can't blame anyone for staying at home and watching the game on Fox Sports Oklahoma tonight. I can't say how bad things are in OKC, but I live right outside Tulsa, and I just about bit the big one 13 different times, about an hour ago, just walking to the mailbox and back. I can only imagine trying to drive around in it. I guess I'll find out bright and early tomorrow morning, yipee.
So as for the game, the Thunder took charge of this one in the second quarter, and by the third, were absolutely slaughtering the Nets. Vinsanity and Devin Harris (Combined 6-29 shooting) played so bad they got benched and did not play in the final quarter, but that's when things gotta a little ridiculous. With a nearly 30 point lead, Coach Scott Brooks started to throw the "Cigar Boys" on the court to clean up the win, and wow, its easy to see why some of these guys don't get much playing time. Guys like Wilcox, Wilkins, and Watson were all on the court during parts of the Thunders ridiculously bad 4th quarter play which saw the Nets reserves pull all the way back within 7 points. Things were going so bad, Brooks had to throw Kevin Durant back on the court with about a minute left, just to make sure we sealed up the win.
As heartless a performance as the Nets put on in the third quarter, the Thunder reserves eclipsed it in the fourth. It was downright ugly to watch. As far as I'm concerned, I hope to never see Wilkins on the floor in a Thunder uniform again, and as for Watson and Wilcox, well, the sooner they get traded, the better.