Westbrook Rocks the Blazers back to Portland

By Connor MacKenzie @grandepadre94 In case anybody needed a reminder: Russell Westbrook is very good at basketball. It has been more than well documented that Westbrook had shooting woes for a good stretch. He is without a doubt the leader and heart of the Thunder team. He only knows how to play one way and he usually does it pretty well. At times sporadic and … Continue reading Westbrook Rocks the Blazers back to Portland

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

Leave the College Football Playoff Alone

College football is all about tradition, tradition makes college football just that. We’ve got a new one. College football fans bashing the College Football Playoff in every way they can, complaining left and right about all its so-called flaws. Psst It’s really not that bad. Every single year, Twitter explodes with complaints about (1) The teams selected (in any given year) (2) The lack of … Continue reading Leave the College Football Playoff Alone

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