Tomorrow at home against Pistons
The Oklahoma City Thunder (8-8, 7th Western Conference) are looking to end their three game skid tonight on the road against the Denver Nuggets (6-9, 10th Western Conference) before heading back home for a game against the Detroit Pistons (7-9, 9th Eastern Conference) on Saturday night.
Last nights 14 point loss to the Sacramento Kings (6-9, 11th Western Conference) came into play after the Kings went on a 36-point third quarter and pulled away in the fourth with a 29 point performance. They were led by DeMarcus Cousins 36 points and 13 rebounds.
The Thunder were led by Russell Westbrook’s 31 points, 11 rebounds and nine assists. His frustration was evident after the game.
”We’ve got to be ready to play. That’s plain and simple. Figure it out,” Westbrook said after the game.
Tickets for tomorrow’s game against the Detroit Pistons are still available so be sure to grab yours today and help cheer on your Oklahoma City Thunder in person! Nothing beats being there!
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!
The Oklahoma Thunder had hoped that the return of their All Star Kevin Durant would spark a return to their winning ways but the New Orleans Pelicans had different ideas and used a 40 point second quarter to help propel them past the Thunder 104-112. Durant had 27 points.
“I was confident in myself. I knew my wind wasn’t where I wanted it to be, obviously, but I felt good out there,” said Durant, who missed the Thunder’s first 17 games with a fractured right foot.
The Thunder have a huge opportunity to get back on track as they face the Philadelphia 76er’s who have won only one game thus far into the season. The team then moves on to Detroit before they are back home on the 9th to face Bucks. Get your tickets now and help support your Oklahoma City Thunder!
Durant extends his own streak
It was bound to happen and the Oklahoma City Thunder were more than happy to take to take the San Antonio Spurs to task once again. And once again, the Thunder did not disappoint. Not only did the franchise end the Spurs winning streak, they completed a sweep of their league leading nemises.
“That’s a big thing,” Westbrook said. “When you have a team that’s a good basketball team — they’re the No. 1 team in the West, and we want to be the best team, you’ve got to beat the best. I think we did a great job of that tonight.”
Kevin Durant did his normal thing, hitting the magic number of 25 and finishing with 28 points to extend his 25+ streak to 39 games. It was with 3:31 left in the game that point # 25 came.
“That was a cool feeling,” Durant said. “I don’t want to take those moments for granted. It’s not what I’m really playing the game for, but it is still cool to see that support from such great fans, no matter what.”
The fact that the Thunder swept the Spurs is a much bigger issue. If the two teams meet again in the playoffs, it will be in the Western Conference Finals which, only two teams in history have ever done what the Spurs hope to do; beat them in a seven game series. Only the 1986 Celtics and 1989 Pistons were able to beat the team in the Conference Finals that swept them in the regular season.
The Thunder next face the Rockets on the road while their next home game will be against the Pelicans next Friday. Get your tickets now!