Heading into the fourth quarter Tuesday against the Kings, the Thunder appeared to be positioning themselves nicely to give the starters a good break ahead of a big game tomorrow against the Trail Blazers. They led 79-65, and picked right up where they left out, extending their run to 18-0, taking total control.
Then Isaiah Thomas outscored them 21-19 in the fourth quarter.
It was one of those games where it didn’t really seem in doubt, until the Kings had the ball down two with 15 seconds left. And with the way Thomas was ballin’ out, a dagger 3 seemed imminent. Russell Westbrook took the assignment, stayed disciplined on a pump fake and contested well to force Thomas to miss short. A good win that got cloudy there in the last four minutes.
The game started horribly for OKC as the Kings jumped out to a 14-2 lead with the Thunder starting 1-12 from the field, which included missing 11 straight shots. And it finished just as miserably. Everything in between was really good, but a bad start and a bad finish nearly cost them. Keep Reading…