The box score says the Mavericks missed 35 shots. It says Enes Kanter had 16 rebounds, 11 of them defensive. Russell Westbrook had 11, eight being defensive.
That’s what the box score says. I just don’t remember them happening, because I don’t remember the Thunder ever getting 35 stops.
“Both teams made some shots,” Russell Westbrook said. “One team decided to play more defense than the other.”
The Thunder scored 131 points. They got another triple-double from Russell Westbrook (29-11-11, his 10th). They got a career-high 30 (and 16 rebounds) from Enes Kanter. They got a season-high 32 from Anthony Morrow (on 11-16 shooting). They got 19 from Dion Waiters (on 7-15 shooting). They hit 14 3s. They only turned the ball over 11 times. They played the kind of game that should’ve been a 131-110 win.
And yet they lost. Because they couldn’t put together more than two stops (unofficially) in a row. Keep Reading…