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Clippers 100, Thunder 98: Chris Paul Takes Over, Thunder Self-Destruct (2011-2012 Game 58 Quick Recap)

After two games of delusion against the Eastern Conference, the Thunder are back in the reality of their situation. Deep in the fourth quarter, the Thunder's offense went scoreless over a critical and nearly 3 minute stretch. But it's not even that that's the most disconcerting.

Thunder 109, Bucks 89: Thunder Beat the Bucks at Their Own Game, Shut Down Milwaukee's Backcourt (2011-2012 Game 57 Quick Recap)

That victory was pretty relaxing. It was awesome to see the Thunder just outright dominate a game from start to finish against a playoff quality team.

Thunder 91, Raptors 75: Thunder Go on 24-0 Run, Bargnani Misses Second Half (2011-2012 Game 56 Quick Recap)

Relief. Tonight, you could see just how much of a key player Andrea Bargnani was to Toronto's offense. When you take away both that amount of scoring and decision making ability in the middle of the game, your team is doomed to fail.

Final score: Pacers 103, Thunder 98

Despair. What's so painful about this game is that the Thunder were extremely close to recovering from 30 minutes of atrocious play with 18 minutes of good play. They're a darn good team, but they just completely lost their head in the first half. Completely.

Heat 98, Thunder 93: Lost Mojo Leads to a Ugly Heat Win (2011-2012 Game 54 Quick Recap)

The Thunder were playing a fantastic game tonight, up until about 6 minutes to go in the second quarter.Kendrick Perkins got called for a stupid technical foul. A few minutes later, Russell Westbrook was called for a flagrant foul. Then, the Heat woke up.

Grizzlies 98, Thunder 94: Thunder Go Ice Cold in the Fourth (2011-2012 Game 53 Quick Recap)

You know, it had to happen sometime. The letdown game. And I really don't mind it happening against this Grizzlies team.

Thunder 92, Bulls 78: Sunday Afternoon Domination, Starring Russell Beastbrook (2011-2012 Game 52 Quick Recap)

Adrenaline. This game was a beatdown in it's purest form. The Thunder never trailed, and the lead wasn't even remotely threatened beyond the first quarter.

Thunder 102, Lakers 93: Gasol's Foul Trouble and Atrocious Bench Play Handicap the Lakers (2011-2012 Game 51 Quick Recap)

Another fantastic win for the Thunder. The Lakers actually came out of the gate screaming, scoring well and playing excellent defense. But, as we saw, they're still a terribly flawed team.

Thunder 109, Trail Blazers 95: Throwing the Hammer Down, Retreating, and Throwing it Down Again (2011-2012 Game 50 Quick Recap)

The Thunder dominated the first half with great team play, and beat back a few Portland comebacks with great individual play from Westbrook and Harden.

Thunder 103, Heat 87: Durant Plays Out of His Mind, Thunder Secure Victory (2011-2012 Game 49 Quick Recap)

The Thunder were able to go on a crucial run late in the second quarter, continually exploit the Heat at their weakest points, and fight back any spark runs the Heat might be deciding to have. Against the league's second strongest team, the Thunder put in an even stronger performance.

Thunder 149, Timberwolves 140: Both Durant and Westbrook Score in the 40s for the Second Time This Season (2011-2012 Game 48 Full Recap)

So, after two long overtimes of action, the Thunder pulled out a solid win over the Timberwolves. But with any game that goes to 2OT, there's going to be a good amount of successes and failures.

Thunder 149, Timberwolves 140; Kevin Love Goes for 51, Thunder Win in Double Overtime Anyway (2011-2012 Game 48 Quick Recap)

Tons of excitement touched with just a tinge of malaise. The Thunder won the game, and they hit some amazing shots in order to do so. But there was absolutely no reason the Thunder should have gone to double-overtime in order to win tonight.

Thunder 114, Clippers 91: A Total Rout and a Career Low for Blake (2011-2012 Game 47 Quick Recap)

Pure joy. After so many sloppy performances, the Thunder finally lit a fire under themselves and decided that they wouldn't waste any time in putting the Clippers away.

Jazz 97, Thunder 90: Durant, Harden Fall in Love With the 3 and Lose It All (2011-2012 Game 46 Quick Recap)

This was the worst game I've seen this season. We've played technically worse games before, like the debacle against the Wizards back in January. But tonight, the Thunder just ceased to try.

Thunder 111, Trail Blazers 95: Durant Shines in Home Court Domination (2011-2012 Game 45 Quick Recap)

Man, what a game. Shots were falling like the rain in Spain's plains.

Thunder 105, Spurs 114: Where Things Went Wrong (2011-2012 Game 44 Full Recap)

This recap assesses the different slumps we had tonight, including some questionable coaching decisions.

Spurs 114, Thunder 105: Thunder Come Back from 27 Down to Within 2, Fall Short in Final Seconds (2011-2012 Game 44 Quick Recap)

I don't know what Daequan Cook did early on to warrant his benching tonight, but I would have much rather had him in the game than Royal Ivey when the Thunder were getting trampled in the early 2nd.

Thunder 103, Nuggets 90: Lingering Thoughts (2011-2012 Game 43 Full Recap)

Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook combined for a measly 47 points, barely over half of their previous total when facing off against the Nuggets. Fortunately, the rest of the team stepped up, and the Thunder were able to easily cruise to victory over the Nuggets in the fourth quarter last night.

Thunder 103, Nuggets 90: A Slower Pace Gets the Win Over Fast-Breaking Denver (2011-2012 Game 43 Quick Recap)

When the Thunder slowed down the pace in the third quarter and started hitting their threes, you could finally see confidence in their eyes.

Houston Rockets 104, Oklahoma City Thunder 103: Westbrook Technical Leads to a One Point Loss (2011-2012 Game 42 Full Recap)

After getting tripped and sent to the line, Russell Westbrook just had to get in Goran Dragic's face. Why?

Rockets Stun Thunder In Comeback, Win 104-103 (Game 42 Recap)

Rockets Stun Thunder In Comeback, Win 104-103 (Game 42 Recap)

Thunder Thrash Bobcats in a Rout: 122-95 (Game #41 Recap)

Thunder Thrash Bobcats in a Rout: 122-95 (Game #41 Recap)

Cavaliers End Thunder Home Winning Streak, Prevail 96-90 (Game #40 Recap)

Cavaliers End Thunder Home Winning Streak, Prevail 96-90 (Game #40 Recap)

Thunder Crush Suns in Second Half, Win 115-104 (Game #39 Recap)

Thunder Crush Suns in Second Half, Win 115-104 (Game #39 Recap)

Oklahoma City Thunder 95, Dallas Mavericks 91: James Harden Drags Thunder Across Finish Line

Oklahoma City Thunder 95, Dallas Mavericks 91: James Harden Drags Thunder Across Finish Line

Atlanta Hawks 97, Oklahoma City Thunder 90: Thunder Road Trip Foibles Finally Cost Them

Atlanta Hawks 97, Oklahoma City Thunder 90: Thunder Road Trip Foibles Finally Cost Them

Thunder vs Hawks Game Thread

Thunder vs Hawks Game Thread

Oklahoma City Thunder 105, Orlando Magic 102: Westbrook Early, Durant Late in Comeback Win

Oklahoma City Thunder 105, Orlando Magic 102: Westbrook Early, Durant Late in Comeback Win

Oklahoma City Thunder 92, Philadelphia 88: 2011-2012 Game 35 Recap

Strange game. For a good portion of the first half and the majority of the third quarter the 76ers really abused the Thunder defensively.

Oklahoma City Thunder 100, Los Angeles Lakers 85: 2011-2012 Game 34 Recap

Oklahoma City Thunder 100, Los Angeles Lakers 85: 2011-2012 Game 34 Recap

Oklahoma City Thunder 119, Boston Celtics 104: 2011-2012 Game 33 Recap

Oklahoma City Thunder 119, Boston Celtics 104: 2011-2012 Game 33 Recap

Oklahoma City Thunder 101, New Orleans Hornets 93: 2011-2012 Game 32 Recap

Oklahoma City Thunder 101, New Orleans Hornets 93: 2011-2012 Game 32 Recap