All I could think about in the second of half this game was, “Do I really have to write about this one?”
It was not pretty. Effective, I guess. But not pretty.
Some of that should probably be excused as the Thunder adjust once again to play without Kevin Durant. Billy Donovan went with Anthony Morrow as his starter so as to maintain some rhythm and chemistry for the second unit, and Morrow responded well with 12 points in 21 minutes.
The 76ers can be a bit pesky. Short on talent, yes. Short on try, no. They work, they hustle, they do their best to hang around long enough for the opponent to have the thought slip into their mind, “Oh crap, are we about to lose to the 76ers!?!?!” They got it to 62-61 late in the third, but that’s when Russell Westbrook clicked on full go, taking a bad shooting night to a decent one as he sparked a 9-0 run to finish the quarter, with the Thunder cruising through the fourth. Keep Reading…