Winning on the road in the NBA is hard. No matter the opponent. Against a good or bad team, winning away from home takes focus, energy, execution and sometimes, a little luck.
Sunday in Houston, the Thunder came up pretty much empty on all of the above.
An example of how the Thunder just weren’t themselves tonight: they went 15-23 from the free throw line. Not only is the percentage way off their league-leading number, but the attempts are low.
Yet, there they were with the ball in the hands of their best player with a chance to win the game. If Kevin Durant’s jumper as the buzzer drops, we’re all talking about how resilient, tough and gritty this Thunder team is. Instead, it came up just short and so did the Thunder, losing by a point. Keep Reading…