The Oklahoma City Thunder blew by the Philadelphia 76ers 125-92 on Tuesday night behind Kevin Durant’s 42 points and Russell Westbrook’s triple-double (13-10-14). The win improved the Thunder’s record to 46-15 on the season, tying the Indiana Pacers for the best record in the NBA.
The Oklahoma City Thunder, after losing three straight games, has now gotten back on the winning track with huge wins over the Memphis Grizzlies and the Charlotte Bobcats. In both of these games, the Thunder has smoothed out some wrinkles in its game, and is looks to continue its new found groove heading into the final stretch of the season.
The Oklahoma City Thunder has now lost three straight home games. Should the Thunder be worried? I dive into some statistics from those three games and give you my thoughts on whether or not it’s time to press the panic button.
The Oklahoma City Thunder got dominated by the Miami Heat, 103-81, in their first game since the All-Star break. Kevin Durant led the team with 28 points and 8 rebounds. Other leaders included Serge Ibaka with 8 rebounds and a block, Reggie Jackson with 5 assists and a block, and Russell Westbrook with 3 steals.
Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame & Jim Thorpe Museum
AN OKLAHOMA TREASURE AND LEGACY…
BY DON SWIFT
November 17, 2009 was a special day in Oklahoma history. It was the day the Jim Thorpe Museum and Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame opened its doors to a new 30,000 square foot, one-of-a-kind, museum and event center.
Kevin Durant dropped 41 points to go along with 10 rebounds, 9 assists, and 2 blocks as the Oklahoma City Thunder crushed the New Yorks Knicks, 112-100. Other stat leaders included Kendrick Perkins with 11 rebounds and Thabo Sefolosha with 4 steals.
The Oklahoma City Thunder became the first team to reach 40 wins in the NBA this season, following a 106-97 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves. Kevin Durant scored 26 points in the victory. Other leaders included Kendrick Perkins with 12 rebounds, Reggie Jackson with 9 assists, Jeremy Lamb with 3 steals, and Serge Ibaka with 3 blocks.
The Oklahoma City Thunder defeated the Memphis Grizzlies 86-77 behind Kevin Durant’s 31 points and 8 assists. Other stat leaders included Serge Ibaka with 12 rebounds and Steven Adams with 4 blocks. OKC is now 39-11, the best in the NBA.
Kevin Durant scored 40 or more points for the fifth time this month in the Thunder’s 111-109 win over the Hawks by tallying 41. Other leaders included Kendrick Perkins with 7 rebounds; Durant, Reggie Jackson, and Nick with 5 assists; Thabo Sefolosha with 3 steals; and Serge Ibaka with 6 blocks.
The Oklahoma City Thunder improves to 32-10 in a 105-97 victory over the Portland Trailblazers. Down 95-90 with 3:45 to play, the Thunder, fueled by a Kevin Durant scoring frenzy, come from behind to score 15 in a row while holding the Trailblazers to one made shot in the final six minutes of the game. Kevin Durant scored 46 points on 17-25 shooting for his 4th 40+ point night this season, Reggie Jackson contributed 15 points, Derek Fisher and Serge Ibaka each had 10.
Lamarcus Aldridge’s 29 points paced the Trailblazers who also had four in double figures.
The Thunder now top of the Northwest Division.