Good news: The Thunder won.
Bad news: It was pretty ehh. Actually forget the bad news. It’s not about that right now.
The Thunder roared out of the gates, looking focused and determined as they led 32-12 after a quarter. The Bucks can score a little, so expecting that kind of defensive lockdown throughout wasn’t reasonable, but, the Thunder went ahead and allowed 36 points in the second quarter. They re-established to take control, but then they de-established to let their 21-point lead slip all way down to two early in the fourth quarter.
Another solid response, coupled by the Bucks doing dumb things, helped expand the lead back up to 14. And then they pretty much just coasted in to the finish line. It wasn’t especially impressive, it wasn’t anything to say, “THEY’RE FIXED!” but it was a win, and it was them at least facing the possibility of collapsing again but maintaining composure to push back and not fall completely on their face. Keep Reading…