The Thunder did well last night in all facets of the game to defeat the Bucks, and they look to be regaining their form that went missing last week. It is a good thing too, because tomorrow night they have the Clippers with which to contend, and they are a little bit more formidable (and cranky) after the Thunder defeated them the last time out.
Mayberry notes that it was a combination of the early interior defense by Serge Ibaka and Kendrick Perkins, coupled with the perimeter defense led by Thabo Sefolosha and Russell Westbrook that disarmed the Bucks.
Young sings Sefolosha's praises. He really was something last night, and when he is working both on defense and offense, it makes OKC much more dynamic.
It won't stop him, of course. But it is nice to see Skip getting called out while an image of Russell Westbrook floats in the background.
You want an age limit debate, THIS is an age limit debate. Aldridge analyzes every single underclassman who has entered the league and determines what their career arc has been. One of the big things that impacts the risk of drafting young kids is that the rookie salary structure greatly reduced the potential loss if the kid didn't pan out.
I've said it before and I'll say it again - NBA players have a lot of free time on their hands.
WoW ranks the top 50 performances of this season so far, as ranked by their "points over par" (POP) metric. Surprisingly, Kevin Durant shows up only once, and is actually lower than one of his teammates. Even crazier, their performances happened in the same game. The answers to my clues may surprise you.
Check in here to get the SB Nation TV's take on what happened to Lamar Odom in Big D.
At some point, a play like this is going to cost the Lakers. I can't wait.
HP goes through a litany of awards that considers more of the best the NBA had to offer this season.
At this point, Bobby Knight is essentially a political pundit who gets paid to be angry.
Luis Scola's teammates definitely have his back.
Surprisingly, starring O.J. Mayo.