Slump over? Slump over.
I’m not even sure I’d call what the Thunder went through the past three weeks qualifies as a “slump,” seeing as they’ve gone 9-5 since the All-Star break. But the reality was that they weren’t playing their best ball. Losing game at home they shouldn’t, playing inconsistently and relying on Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook to save them from would-be losses.
They were close to blowing one against the Wolves, but they didn’t, which means the Thunder have strung together three straight wins over the Clippers, Wolves and Heat. The loss in Utah was rough, but OKC’s won four of five and started to look like themselves again. It’s what you hope to see as the Thunder gear up for a grueling two weeks of play and then the playoffs after that. You want them keyed in for these games, not necessarily the ones against the Cavs or Jazz. No excuse for losing games you should win, but it happens. And when you handle business like the Thunder have in the last three, it almost magically excuses those.
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