Oklahoma City Thunder (2-2, 1-0 road) vs. Houston Rockets (3-2, 1-1 home)
View from the enemy: Rockets Buzz
Offensive Rating: Thunder – 100.3 (24th), Rockets – 110.0 (8th)
Defensive Rating: Thunder – 97.8 (4th), Rockets – 107.5 (18th)
Pace: Thunder – 88.7 (27th), Rockets – 92.8 (17th)
I think this is where we all thought we’d be. Sitting at 2-2 headed to Houston for a matchup with the enigmatic Rockets. But with the way the last two games went, I think a lot of Thunder fans had dreams of 4-0 in their heads. Some are complaining about their star’s shot selection. Some are blaming the 20-year-old point guard already. Some don’t like the coaching.
What does it mean? That we care now. It’s important enough for us to care. While I don’t agree with basically any of it, just the fact that folks are criticizing means we’ve moved past the “I hope they just play hard” phase and now we care about wins. It’s a good step to take with a team. Of course, expectations can’t swell and get unreasonable, but I think we all see the talent on this team. It can win some games, youth or not. Keep Reading…