The Oklahoma City Thunder have now taken down their Utah counter parts twice in the span of few days. I don’t know if a back to back is good practice with a team but it sure couldn’t hurt. Oklahoma City Thunder though had two completely different outings against the same team.
Game one on Friday night was a complete performance. Some NBA gurus like Jon Hamm of Daily Thunder even labeled it as their best outing of the year. At one point the Thunder were up 19 points in the 3rd quarter. The Jazz crawled into the game late in the 4th quarter but the outcome was never really in question. The Thunder never trailed in the game. Oklahoma City seemed to look like a team of the past. A team that was competing for a championship. Dismantling teams that they should and added one more game to their winning streak. The final was 94-90.
Game 2 was an entire differently story. The Thunder trailed the entire first half and KD only took 2 shots. Don’t worry, he wasn’t hurt. Just no shooting. No real explanation was given for this other than KD was shooting to not shoot contested shots. The Thunder trailed by as many as 17 points in the first half. Things straightened out though in the second half and Kevin became the offense in the 3rd quarter. He managed to rack up 17 points in 1 quick quarter. Kevin help the Thunder not only recover the points lost in the first half but also regain the lead. The game eventually was forced into overtime at the end of regulation with the Thunder comeback highlighted by a Serge Ibaka corner three. Overtime was all Thunder all the time and only gave up 2 points in bonus time. The final was 104-98.
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