Heading into a tricky three-game road trip with games against the Clippers, Warriors and Bucks, the Thunder appear to be in a great spot. They’re 5-1, with their only loss being what now seems to have been a bit of an outlier, and with Russell Westbrook back, they seem to be whole again.
But the stunning comeback against the Wizards illustrated the team maybe has matured a little bit without Westbrook. It seemed like every problem the team was having was mostly fixed by his return, but facing a 10-point deficit with four minutes to go and their All-Star point guard in the locker room, the Thunder’s supporting cast sparked a run to forced overtime, and did the job in the extra frame.
After the game, Kevin Durant even said it was “some of the best basketball I’ve been a part of here.” It was obvious how excited he was about the Thunder’s others after the game last night. It’s November and hitting a big transition 3 against the Wizards is a lot different than doing it against the Spurs in May, but you’ve got to start somewhere.
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