So, the Thunder are 11-8 now. Not counting The Season From Hell (2014-15), past three years, the Thunder have lost their eighth games on Jan. 7, Jan. 7 and March 3 (lockout season, so that’s like Jan. 7-ish again). Yes, they didn’t have Kevin Durant for six games, losing three in that stretch. But now with him, they’re 8-5.
They just dropped consecutive games on an Eastern road trip that featured two days off between games. Both were two possession games, and in total, the Thunder were probably four plays combined from winning both. Four plays they didn’t make. And lost. So, what’s going on here and do you have permission to panic? Five questions on the state of the Thunder: