In the past I’ve been moved to write something in retaliation to questionable Thunder commentary. Today is a new thing for me: I feel the urge to write a few thoughts in response to a damn good look at the Thunder by ESPN’s Zach Lowe. Go read it now if you haven’t already. Then read it again. I could not be more serious.
I’ve got a few thoughts to add and for the sake of brevity, I’m only tackling about half the things I want to.
“It’s fitting that the star-crossed Thunder, in their year of reckoning, have the bad luck of playing championship-level basketball during the season in which two super teams are testing the limits of greatness.”
The highest Margin of Victory since the 1979 season (I typically draw a line when the three point line was introduced) was the 12.24 points per game posted by the 1995-96 Chicago Bulls. Both the Warriors and Spurs are besting that number THIS SEASON. Since that imaginary line, the NBA has never had two teams post double digit MOV’s in the same season. The Celtics (9.41) ad Bucks (9.04) came close in 1985-86. The Bulls (10.80) and Jazz (8.79) came close in 1996-97 as well. Keep Reading…