Originally posted by BobS:
Don't know what to make of the win over OKC. OKC was at the end of their longest road trip of the year and may have just been out of gas. Westbrook and Durant were a combined 16-48 from the field (33.3%), how often will that happen?
True, but at least in regards to Durant, I thought it was just good team D on him (as well as good individual efforts by MWP and Clark) and these guys are 23 years old, out of gas? Meh...maybe
Westbrook on the other hand was missing some shots that I think were very make-able for him so that's another story. But it's not so much the fact that we beat OKC that's got us excited, it's how we did it. It was a complete game and a complete game where they abandoned D'Antoni's system and played their own kind of ball (just like in Utah) and it looked good. Real good. If they keep up that kind of effort and consistency, I have no doubts we'll make the playoffs (I lol'd just writing this sentence, playoffs?) but it's a HUGE "if" given how they've done this entire season. Big next few games all against mediocre opponents (New Orleans, Phoenix, Minnesota, Pistons). We've got to win all of those in order for me to think we made a step forward.