Thirty-five to thirteen. That’s really what Friday’s game in Boston came down to.
Boston’s bench 35 points. Oklahoma City’s, 13.
If you’re perusing the box score, that’s probably the stat you circle first in red ink. But naturally, it’s not only as simple as that. Because despite the porous output from the reserves, Kevin Durant had a pretty good look from 3 to knot the game with a little over a minute left. It was one of those standard Thunder comebacks where they just start flying around and out-talenting the other team. Russell Westbrook and Durant got to work, Scott Brooks finally seemed to get a handle on his lineups and the Thunder made a strong push.
In the end, too much Paul Pierce, not enough magic from Westbrook and Durant. Keep Reading…