All the things the Thunder did bad against the Raptors Sunday, they did much better against the Jazz tonight. With two days off to think about it and work on some of the issues, Oklahoma City played a pretty good 48 minutes, pulling away from the Jazz 106-94.
It’s something the Thunder’s kind of perfected this season — the bounce back. OKC has done extremely well responding from losses. It’s a veteran thing that a young team does well.
“One of the strengths of our team is we take a loss and try and learn from it,” Scott Brooks said after the game about bouncing back. “We take a win and just try and improve on it.”
Well, file this one in the improve on it category.
For stretches, the Thunder looked dominant. During others, Utah was able to make some jumpers, get Al Jefferson good looks in the post and keep it close. But like they tend to do, OKC pulled away from the Jazz with the second unit to start the fourth then once the starters checked back in, the deal was pretty much sealed. Kevin Durant knocked down a couple 3s, Serge Ibaka nailed a few jumpers and had a big putback and the team didn’t miss any free throws. Keep Reading…