Thunder (41-18, 16-10 road) vs. Kings (24-33, 14-15 home)
Radio: WWLS The Sports Animal (98.1 FM, 640 AM, 1300 AM The Buzz Tulsa)
Time: 9:00 PM CST
Team Comparisons (per NBA.com/Stats)
- Offensive Rating: Thunder – 109.8 (2nd), Kings – 103.1 (14th)
Defensive Rating: Thunder – 102.6 (13th), Kings – 106.2 (24th)
That one hurt. The last time I felt like this was when Pau Gasol tipped in the game-winner during Game 6 of the Thunder’s first round series against the Lakers in 2010. It was that devastating. But a lot like that first playoff series, it was also amazing. As many media pundits have stated, this may have been the greatest regular season game ever. The back and forth between these two teams and the atmosphere in the game was something more reserved for May or June than late February.
The outcome, though, was definitely not in Oklahoma City’s favor. There were a series of mistakes at the end of regulation and at the end of overtime that allowed the Warriors to both stick around and, eventually, win the game. But with all that said, everything we could’ve ask from the Thunder, we got. Kevin Durant had that Slim Reaper look in his eyes, scoring 37 on 7-11 from deep. Russell Westbrook, despite 7 turnovers, played a very balanced game with 26 points and 13 assists. Four other players on the Thunder’s roster scored in double figures. Outside of Stephen Curry, the Warriors shot 2-16 from deep. The Thunder outrebounded the Warriors by 30. It was basically the perfect game to play against the Warriors… Keep Reading…