What a bummer. I honestly don’t know if I can pick myself up after this one. I wanted it. And to think Kevin Durant was just 58 games away from tying Wilt Chamberlain’s record for consecutive games with 30 or more points. As Mrs. Daily Thunder put it, “Looks like Wilt’s record will just have to wait.” Alas.
But as a consolation prize, at least the Thunder won the game, taking over in the second half to beat Chicago 98-85 and stop the Bulls streak at four.
If I weren’t looking at the score every six seconds, I would have thought Oklahoma City trailed by at least 15 points in the third quarter. Chicago was absolutely pounded the Thunder on the glass (11 offensive rebounds in the third quarter) and just appeared to be abusing OKC.
But the Thunder was actually ahead four. And actually had complete control of the game. In the second half, the Thunder held the Bulls to just 33 points. That’s 14 in the third, 19 in the fourth. Meanwhile, OKC scored 51 in the second half. That right there people, is a good formula to winning. Keep Reading…