So, it was a pretty good first half for the Thunder. Rewind your brain to Christmas Day where we were all looking at the schedule and saying things like, “A 6-4 start would be pretty good” and look at the first half of the season for Oklahoma City.
27-7. Best record in the West. Tied for the best record in the league. Nine games up on Portland in the Northwest. The best point differential in the West. And a clear favorite to represent the Western Conference in The Finals.
Yeah, I’d say the first half of the season has gone alright. But that’s the thing: It’s only halfway finished. There’s a whole other 33-game schedule waiting on OKC to play. There will be frustrating nights like losses to the Kings and Wizards. And there will be big, dramatic wins like over the Nuggets and Mavericks. It’s all about staying consistent. Not getting too high, or too low. Keeping your eyes on the prize and pushing toward that top seed and homecourt throughout the Western playoffs.
The NBA season is kind of a three-part process. First half, second half, playoffs. The Thunder are done with a third of it. Now it’s on to step two. Think about step three when it gets here.
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