Save us Derek Fisher, you’re our only hope.
Well, not really, but the Thunder went to Utah Tuesday and lost one of those games where you probably turned the TV off five or six times and said to yourself, “I’m not watching this crap,” only to come back three minutes later to see Oklahoma City had cut into the Jazz’s lead to keep you interested. There were a lot of problems with the Thunder against the Jazz. First, Utah outscored OKC 50-20 in the paint. Second, the Thunder turned the ball over 20 times. Third, the Thunder’s first half defense was deplorable. And fourth, Kevin Durant went just 6-of-22 from the field.
Add all of that up and you’ve got some kind of ugly loss to the Jazz on the road.
This loss drops the Thunder to the third best record in the league and now 7-5 since the All-Star break. The “SHOULD WE BE CONCERNED QUESTION MARK?!?!” questions are pouring in. Here’s my stance, and you’re probably tired of hearing it: No. Do the Thunder have some issues? Yes, of course. Could they play better in a lot of areas? Absolutely. Do there need to be adjustments? Definitely. Are questions for myself an easy way to write a recap? For sure. But it’s not like the team that ripped 14 straight at home and held the best record in basketball for a good while just forgot how to play. They aren’t playing their best basketball now. They’re doing some dumb things. They’re losing games they shouldn’t. Keep Reading…