Thunder Knock the Knicks on MLK Day

By Connor Mackenzie @grandepadre94 After a string of poor performances over the last six games, the Thunder have been able to execute on the road. A huge win on Saturday against the explosive Sixers, and now a thumping of the inferior Knicks put OKC back on the winning track. The Thunder lost some of their mojo, and perhaps fatigue began to sink in after home/away/home/away … Continue reading Thunder Knock the Knicks on MLK Day

Kuzmania Runs Wild in OKC

By Connor MacKenzie @grandepadre94 Kyle Kuzma came into the Peake with a purpose and lit up the Oklahoma City Thunder for 32 points on 11-20 shooting (7-12 from deep). While Kuzma may get the headline, the story is truly about the Thunder defense getting stifled again. Surrendering a 138-128 loss in overtime. It’s hard to believe, but the Thunder were up 37-20 towards the end … Continue reading Kuzmania Runs Wild in OKC

Hawks Soar as Thunder Defense Crumbles

By Connor MacKenzie @grandepadre94 Lets face it, the Thunder should not have dropped this game. The Thunder have been on a rollercoaster the last 10 games (5-5), and their defense has suffered greatly. One could argue they need Andre Roberson back as soon as possible, and that is valid, however they have been top 5 defensively all season up until this point.    The Hawks … Continue reading Hawks Soar as Thunder Defense Crumbles

Aldridge Spurs the Thunder

By Connor MacKenzie @grandepadre94 The San Antonio Spurs used hot shooting and a hungry LaMarcus Aldridge to fuel a game for the ages, a 154-147 2OT thriller. Aldridge had a career high 56 points, 9 rebounds, and 4 assists. He was white hot all night. Patented turnaround midrange jumper, catch-and-shoot, or old school pound in the paint. Adams did his work to force Aldridge outside, … Continue reading Aldridge Spurs the Thunder

Wizards Cast a Spell on the Thunder

By Connor MacKenzie Two days after Thunder overcome a double-digit deficit to secure their first victory in Portland in 5 years, they show little sense of urgency throughout the game against the Wizards and get wiped off the floor 116-98. Bradley Beal was effective in contributing 25 points, 6 assists, and 5 rebounds. Five players for the Wizards ended up in double figures, including 20 … Continue reading Wizards Cast a Spell on the Thunder

Thunder Thump Lakers in LaLa Land

By Connor MacKenzie   To say the Thunder had a rocky start (more so 3 and a half quarters) shooting and defending the ball,would be an understatement. However, as elite teams do, they escaped Los Angeles with a 107-100 victory.    Paul George heard his fair share of boos upon his return to the city of Angels and got into early foul trouble in the … Continue reading Thunder Thump Lakers in LaLa Land

The Thunder’s Options

The Thunder provided the most disappointing season in all of the NBA. No, the season is not technically over, but Oklahoma City will have to string together three straight wins. If the regular season is indicative of anything, the Thunder will not be able to pull that off. So … what’s the problem(s)?Is it the coaching, is it Sam Presti, is it, dare I say, … Continue reading The Thunder’s Options

Thunder Win First Playoff Game

The sixth man made the difference for the Thunder on Sunday night. Oklahoma City’s outlook was less than bleak to being the game. The Thunder were down by double digits through the first few minutes of the game. Oklahoma City got into a rhythm, which made Quin Snyder call a frustrated timeout. (Quick Side Note – Quin Snyder has an OSU connection. He coached for … Continue reading Thunder Win First Playoff Game