Wednesday Bolts: 01.08.20

Wednesday Bolts: 01.08.20

Brandon Rahbar recaps the Oklahoma City Thunder’s thrilling overtime win against the Brooklyn Nets.

Rahbar was also a guest on the Thunder After Dark podcast:

Joe Mussatto (The Oklahoman) with five takeaways from the win in Brooklyn.

The story of last night’s triumph is Chris Paul’s continued clutch-time dominance. People are really beginning to notice the special season CP3 has put together thus far:

It’s worth mentioning again that CP3 has been insane in the clutch:

Oh, and Paul is also a pretty good fellow–continuing to seek out Thunder fans on the road:

Don’t call it a flashback though:

Casey Stern, Grant Hill, Candace Parker, and Isiah Thomas of NBA TV discuss how Paul is playing with no pressure in OKC.

Bryan Kalbrosky (Hoops Hype) digs into the success of the Thunder’s three point-guard lineup. “Paul, Gilgeous-Alexander and Schroder have played 206 minutes together so far. During that time, they have outscored opponents by a ridiculous 26.7 points per 100 possessions. Their offensive rating (125.9) has been the best in the NBA among all three-man lineups with as much playing time together.”

Kevin Durant, now with the Nets, apparently stopped by the Thunder locker room after the game to say hello:

Russell Westbrook was asked about his emotions in advance of his first game in Oklahoma City as a member of the Houston Rockets, and, no surprise, Westbrook had nothing but positive things to say about OKC:

Members of The Athletic staff shared their favorite Westbrook memories from their time covering him in OKC: Anthony SlaterFred KatzDarnell MayberryBrett Dawson.

Paul George anticipates that Westbrook will receive a very positive reception tomorrow night. In other news, water is wet, the sky is blue, and Chris Paul just made another clutch-time mid-range jumper.

Jenni Carlson (The Oklahoman) with an excellent feature on why the new City Uniforms, which premiere on Thursday, are so important. “On Thursday, OKC will debut its new “City” uniforms, designed to pay homage to those affected by the 1995 bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building. A striking combination of charcoal and bronze, numerous details will be familiar to Oklahomans. The Survivor Tree on the waistbands. The Gates of Time on the side panels. But for people outside of the state, the symbolism may be foreign. And for some, the bombing itself may be unknown.”

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