The Oklahoma City Thunder are now on the precipice of missing the 2015 NBA Playoffs entirely and with only five games left, the New Orleans Pelicans are on their heels, only 1/2 game away the 8th and final spot.
The Thunder faced off against Western Conference foes the Houston Rockets and had opportunities to take them out, but OKC could not overcome James Hardin’s 41 points in a 115-112 loss.
“A tough loss,” said Thunder coach Scott Brooks. “We’re making mental mistakes that we have to do a better job of understanding the situation. We talked about those things in the timeouts, and we have to be able to execute those. It’s a problem the last few games, and we have to do a better job with that. But we will keep teaching and keep figuring out ways to get better. But we have to be able to execute those situations.”
The Thunder have little time to dwell on the loss as they prepare to face the Defending NBA Champions (who are playing at that exact level again) San Antonio Spurs tomorrow night.
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The game between the Dallas Mavericks and the Oklahoma City Thunder was one for the ages and looked more like an ABA game of lore. In the end, the Mavericks walked out of Chesapeake Energy Arena with a 135-131 victory.
“It was a great basketball game,” Mavs coach Rick Carlisle said. “Every once in a while, you stand over there and you say, `This is an unbelievable game to be a part of,’ and it was. The extreme momentum swings back and forth – the shot making was breathtaking.”
Even another Russell Westbrook triple double (31 points, 11 rebounds, 11 assists) could not help the Thunder, losers of three of their last four games. Center Enes Kantor also added 30 points and 16 rebounds.
“I think we just got beat on a lot of pick-and-rolls, and I think we just have to work on it,” Kanter said.
The Thunder continue their road trip to another playoff contending team, the Memphis Grizzlies tomorrow night. Plenty of great seats and affordable tickets are still available so get yours today!
In a very rare 5-day break from action, the Oklahoma City Thunder are ready to get back on the hardwood and have made their way to the Lone Star State to face the Houston Rockets. The last time these two teams met, it was not one of the brightest moments in NBA History and the Rockets eked out a 69-65 victory.
After a long week of practice, the Thunder may finally be back on track.
“(It) felt like a little training camp,” Kevin Durant told the team’s official website. “It’s all about transferring what we always know and what we’re improving on – whether it’s timing, communication or execution, we have to transfer it over.”
Help cheer on your Thunder and support them on the road. Plenty of great and affordable seats are still available so be sure to get yours now!
The Detroit Pistons are a team in turmoil. Losing their last 11 games, their last win was against the Oklahoma Thunder. It almost happened again as Josh Smith launched a game winner, 3-point shot with 1.1 seconds to play.
“Obviously, I was going for the win, or I wouldn’t have shot a 3,” Smith said. “I had a great look, but it just didn’t go down.”
Serge Ibaka was huge for the Thunder scoring 13 points and adding 13 rebounds to boot.
“I thought Serge was tremendous,” Durant said. “He was chasing down all of those rebounds and scoring when we were kicking them out to him. We had possessions where we had three great shots and three offensive rebounds. We’re doing a good job of rebounding the ball.”
The Thunder next face the Milwaukee Bucks tomorrow at 7 P.M. Be sure to get your tickets now and help support your Oklahoma City Thunder!
Injuries are plaguing the Oklahoma Thunder and last night it became even more evident that this struggle will not be soon in passing. Key on the injury list is Kevin Durant. He is joined by power forwards Grant Jarrett and Mitch McGary. The Bucks beat the Thunder 78-85 for the first time since 2010, keeping the Thunder winless on the road.
PG Reggie Jackson had a team high 29 points for the Thunder while O.J. Mayo led the Bucks with 19.
The Thunder take on the Boston Celtics today. Plenty of great seats and affordable tickets are still available. Get yours now!