(J.G. and I got started talking about Game 1 and 2 and what adjustments should be made and whether or not we should feel good despite the 2-0 hole. Here’s the brilliant exchange.)
J.G.: So Royce, explain to me why after watching the Thunder fall to the defending champion Lakers by single digits in both games, with one of the games being a single possession loss where KD had a chance to sink a go-ahead three, ON THE ROAD no less, I feel strangely excited, enthusiastic, even a little giddy about the first playoff game in the Ford Center on Thursday night and the Thunder’s chances at pulling out a victory to close the series gap to 2-1. Perhaps the 1700* blocked shots and rabid defense has something to do with it?
*I may have accidentally added a few zeros there, though it looks about right.
Royce: I feel the same way. After Jeff Green’s shot went begging, I was surprised with myself. I wasn’t even mad. I actually look at my wife and said, “That was a good game” And that was it. I wasn’t upset and I wasn’t frustrated. I guess because I KNOW the team played their butts off and did everything in their power to win. If one shot drops, they’re heroes. That’s how basketball goes. Keep Reading…