Thunder (42-19, 17-11 road) vs. Clippers (54-5, 25-0 home)
Radio: WWLS The Sports Animal (98.1 FM, 640 AM, 1300 AM The Buzz Tulsa)
Time: 9:30 PM CST
Team Comparisons (per NBA.com/Stats)
- Offensive Rating: Thunder – 109.9 (2nd), Warriors – 112.4 (1st)
Defensive Rating: Thunder – 102.7 (13th), Warriors – 100.1 (5th)
Well, that was bad! It was kind of like watching a car accident in slow motion. As soon as the collapse started, you could kind of sense it coming. This team is not in a good place mentally right now. Be it the tragedies that have befellan the organization, the lack of cohesion from the sidelines with the top two assistants being out, or just the fact that the schedule got really hard, the Thunder are not where they should be at this point in the season right now.
Honestly, they are getting there from a basketball stand-point. The bench is playing better with the staggered minutes adjustment Thunder head coach Billy Donovan implemented with Kevin Durant. Russell Westbrook and Durant are both playing prime level basketball. Serge Ibaka seems to be asserting himself more on the boards, averaging 10.2 rebounds in his last 5 games. Randy Foye is slowly finding his niche on this team. And they seem to be better defensively, even if its just in spots. Keep Reading…