The Thunder beat the Timberwolves 112-94 to improve to oh who cares in the preseason. Here are some very important thoughts about the first true home game for OKC:
- Russell Westbrook was announced first in the starting lineups. He had been announced last at other games that weren’t in OKC. I don’t know why I’m paying attention to this.
- The Thunder had everyone available tonight that will be available opening night, so this was a bit of a dress rehearsal of sorts. Regular rotation minutes for a lot of guys for three quarters. Results: mixed. Some very good. Some other clear signs there’s big work to be done. The Wolves sat a lot of regulars, but still had a pretty good lineup out there with a lot of solid NBAers.