Nice to finally have that out of the way. Officially, the Thunder are 2010-11 Northwest Division champions for the first time since 2004-05 when the team wasn’t here.
Said Kevin Durant: “It’s a great accomplishment, but we want something bigger.”
Naturally, the Thunder tried to make it a bit more difficult than it needed to be. A couple late defensive lapses, mixed with some poor offense, stirred with problems getting the ball inbounds, combined with a missed free throw and OKC had to withstand a late push by the Clippers to take home a 112-108 win.
I think there’s a certain level of justified disappointment that the Thunder didn’t rock the Clippers a bit better. After the disaster in Los Angeles four days ago, it felt like there would be a high level of revenge to be had. And while the Thunder held a double-digit lead for a large portion of the fourth, much in the way they do, the Thunder lost focus for a couple stretches late and made it a bit close. Keep Reading…