Through the first month of the season, the Thunder have been somewhere between pretty good and really, really good. They’re 12-3, undefeated at home and rank in the top tier in both offensive and defensive efficiency. The starters have been good, the bench has been good, the coaching has been good. It’s all been good.
Except there’s one area that they’ve been really bad.
On the season, the Thunder have won only three of their 15 opening tips, and overall, are just 5-23, including two overtimes and in-game tie-ups.
That’s a weird stat to pay attention to and a minor detail in the game, I realize. But it’s significant enough for me to have noticed it, and thereby feel like asking Scott Brooks about it. He’s noticed it too, and made a point to try and correct it recently. Keep Reading…