If you’re in to that greater good kind of thing, then you shouldn’t be all that upset with today’s result against the Pacers. The Thunder could’ve played better — just 7-0f-28 from 3 — and lost on the road to a solid team, which in their world, doesn’t carry positives because results outweigh everything else.
But, with the generally accepted opinion being the Pacers would prove to be a more favorable matchup in the Finals for the Thunder, this loss aids Indiana in attaining the East’s No. 1 seed, therefore, probably having a better chance to beat the Heat in a potential Eastern Conference Finals. So if we can all overlook the frustration of losing in a 48-minute vacuum, this might be a good thing!