Take five minutes and go back through the archives. I’ve probably said 50 or so times following a big win that THIS one convinced me this Thunder team was actually good. THIS is the statement game that tells the world the Oklahoma City Thunder have arrived. Typically that was following a bad loss that made me want to cry into a pillow or after a big win against a contender.
But I’m not sure I totally believe it. Why? Mainly because of games like yesterday’s laugher in Indianapolis.
I think the main reason for this is that we’re all a little nervous, a little on edge. Or at least I am. There are 14 games left in the season and OKC holds a six-game lead of the Houston Rockets, the team nearest to it that’s sitting outside the top eight in the West. Yes, at this point playoff seeding and home court advantage is what’s on all our minds. But yet, in the dark recesses of our fandom, there’s the scary thought we try to avoid but all think about constantly: Could this team fall on its face and miss the postseason?
If you ask me the answer is no. Seriously, no. Well, I’m pretty sure… no. I suppose if they lost three straight it might get tight… but no. Well… I guess they could go 5-9, Houston could get hot and blow it. I will now put on a black jumpsuit and lie down on a busy street at night. Keep Reading…