If there’s a game to illustrate that maybe it’s just not meant to be this season, it was this one.
The Thunder seemingly fixed it all. They were defending, and finally, they were making shots. They were playing some basketball in that first half. They built a 17-point lead and best of all, were in a terrific flow. KD was dropping 3s, the transition game was cruising and the Thunder weren’t holding on for dear life for once. They had a lead, and they were building it.
Timeout Memphis, with 4:26 left in the first half. And over that final 4:26, the Grizzlies chipped a 17-point margin to eight heading into the break. There was 24 minutes to go after that, and spoiler alert, five more after that, but it certainly feels like the Thunder missed an opportunity to go for a kill shot.
And in the end, they paid dearly for it. Keep Reading…