For a good portion of Sunday’s game against Toronto, it was more of the same from the Thunder. More lazy offense, more unfocused defense, more unenergized play.
And then they went on a little 24-0 run.
By all appearances, this game had the look of one that would be a fourth quarter battle. But the Thunder’s spurt came seemingly out of nowhere as Daequan Cook popped back-to-back 3s to end the third. After that, the starters were done for the night and it was on to just cleaning up the rest of this thing. In all, the Raptors went eight minutes and 56 seconds without scoring a point. Gary Forbes even did the Thunder a solid too by missing a pair of free throws that allowed OKC to extend it the run a little longer.
The first 35 minutes of the game though were pretty brutal. At about the three-minute mark of the third, the Thunder were shooting 38 percent and the Raptors 36.7. But that big run erased all the blemishes of what would’ve been a pretty ugly win, if even the Thunder got that far. Keep Reading…