If you are going to compare some stats from games with others, it’s always good to start with a win. Over the last 12 games, the Thunder have been surprisingly competitive. If you haven’t been watching, and only been looking at the league standings and won/loss records, you would naturally think “doormat” when labeling the Thunder. However starting with that win over Golden State on New Year’s Eve, OKC’s numbers might surprise you.
Let’s start with Offensive Rating (points scored per 100 possessions):
- Full season Thunder Offensive Rating: 102.1
- First 20 games under Coach Brooks: 105.3
- Last 12 games: 108.75
- League average: 107.4
Most excellent. The offensive efficiency season totals are well below average, but you can see improvement. I have some thoughts on why the offense has improved, but I will address those a bit later. Next lets look at Defensive Rating. Keep Reading…