The Timberwolves did not give the Thunder too much trouble last night, but their next game might. will be different. The Trail Blazers have been on a tear and last night vanquished the San Antonio Spurs. The Thunder will need to bring more than a half a game of intensity to deal with tomorrow night's key match-up.
Mayberry's post-game nuggets. Despite the predictability of the game, the bench did extremely good work in a very balanced attack. Nick Collison, Nazr Mohammed, and James Harden all had good contributions.
Don't let the headline deceive you - it is a virtual high five to the Thunder's 16 steals that they grabbed against the Wolves. There were stretches where it looked like the Wolves couldn't even get the ball engaged into their offense.
Here is a list of players who started the season off slowly but then built momentum as the season wore on. They are all role players who learned their role and then excelled. Our friend Mr. Tony Allen makes another appearance. I hated watching him terrorize the Thunder this season, but he is really compelling to watch play.
Daily Thunder podcast that looks at the likelihood of the Thunder meeting the Nuggets in the first round. The Nuggets are the chic pick right now for an early post-season upset. I can understand why, but the fact remains that this team has only been playing together for about a month, and they are not exactly built for a playoff grind.
Kevin Durant hit the big 3-pointers to push the Thunder late in the 3rd, but it was Mohammed in the 4th that helped keep the Wolves at arm's length.
The writer here questions how Russell Westbrook's evolution has impacted Durant's game. I think that if Durant were a true alpha dog, this would be more of an issue.
Here is a very cool story about former Miami Heat center Alonzo Mourning and his selfless act to help a citizen in need.
Russell Westbrook will be among a number of NBA players who will be donating to a fund that will go toward helping out the victims of Japan's earthquake disaster.