Westbrook scores 54 in losing effort
The Oklahoma City Thunder are now on the verge of missing the 2015 NBA Playoffs after a heartbreaking 116-104 loss to the Indiana Pacers and the Houston Rockets win over the New Orleans Pelicans. The loss puts the Thunder in a precarious position and they must now rely on other teams to get them into that final 8th seed. A Portland loss tonight and a win by the Pelicans over the Timberwolves would effectively shut out the Thunder from the playoffs.
The league leader in double-doubles, Russell Westbrook did score the bulk of the Thunder points with 53 but it took 43 shots to get them. He also collected nine rebounds and eight assists.
“You can look at the shots, and he probably took a handful too many,” Head Coach Scott Brooks said. “A lot of them were attacks and layups and at the very end, we were making comebacks. Twice we made comebacks because of his aggressive play. Russell leaves everything on the floor. He’s not a perfect player, nor is anybody in this league, but he plays with perfect energy every night, and that’s what we look at.”
The Thunder need to win against the Portland Trailblazers tonight so be sure to get out and support your team and help cheer them on into the playoffs. Plenty of great seats and affordable tickets are still available.
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.
Be sure to get your tickets now and help cheer on 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!
The 2014 NBA Season is fast coming to a close and the Oklahoma City Thunder are again in the thick of things when it comes to the playoffs. The Thunder await the end of the season to find out who will be the seventh seed and their first round opponent.
The Thunder are in the playoffs for the fourth consecutive season and made the NBA finals in 2012. This team is much more athletic then the 2012 squad and will match up well with the Mavericks, Grizzlies and or Warriors. But fans are a little less enthusiastic after the Thunder were whipped 101-89 by a patchwork team thrown out by the New Orleans Pelicans.
Tickets for the first round of the playoffs are already on sale. Be sure to get your tickets now before their all gone!