Thunder (26-11, 9-6 road) vs. Trailblazers (15-24, 8-9 home)
Radio: WWLS The Sports Animal (98.1 FM, 640 AM, 1300 AM The Buzz Tulsa)
Time: 8:00 PM CST
Team Comparisons (per NBA.com/Stats)
- Offensive Rating: Thunder – 109.6 (2nd), Trailblazers – 102.9 (11th)
Defensive Rating: Thunder – 100.7 (9th), Trailblazers – 105.5 (24th)
The Lakers game: Usually I’m bothered when the Thunder struggle in games against inferior competition. But, for some reason, the Lakers’ game didn’t really move my emotional meter one way or another. For one, I never thought the game was in doubt. Lou Williams was cooking, scoring 17 points in 6 minutes on 7-9 shooting in the fourth quarter, while Kobe Bryant rested on the bench.
But, I knew as soon as Bryant entered the game, the ball would start sticking to his hands instead of Williams’. Over the final 4 minutes, Williams only attempted one official shot: an inconsequential 50-feet heave at the end of the game with the Thunder up by 4. He had 6 free throw attempts in those final 4 minutes, but the offense completely stalled with Bryant in the game. Keep Reading…