Already, some are fretting about an early theme: The Thunder are 6-0 in games which they are favored, but 0-3 in games in which they are not.
Reading between the lines for you here, the emerging worry is that the Thunder can be the mediocre/below mediocre teams, but against the elites, they fizzle.
The three games they lost though:
- All on the road
- One without Russell Westbrook
- One with only a half from Serge Ibaka
- One on a buzzer-beater
Last season, a little trend built that the Thunder had issues beating the NBA’s top level contenders, but for the most part that didn’t have any real impact on their postseason chances. But with a six-game homestand coming, with four against really good teams, and three of them against the teams that have beaten them, we should have an opportunity to learn a lot about this team in the next two weeks. Keep Reading…