Oklahoma City – The Thunder hosted the Rockets and looked to end their 6 game losing streak in
the second game of what is a little baseball type series after losing to them on Monday night.
It was going to be a little tough for them given they were without number 6 pick Josh Giddey
who is their best shot creator for others, Mike Muscala, Kenrich Williams, and Derrick Favors
while he Rockets came into the game with the same team that beat the Thunder earlier in the
After last game, I felt that it was the first time the Thunder youth showed which wasn’t surprising
because they didn’t have any of their vets. Tonight, for the most part, it looked different.
They still settled a little too much but it wasn’t as bad. That was until the 4th quarter happened.
Their youth showed big time. They didn’t move much on offense as it was a lot of one on one
and watching. There wasn’t much movement by the team before the 4th but it got much worse.
The defense wasn’t any better either.
Allowing 41 points in the 4th, they let the Rockets, who didn’t have a lead in the game until 5
minutes left in the game, come back and win.
Led by Jae’Sean Tate who had an amazing game with 32 points, 10 rebounds, 7 assists, 7 blocks,
and 2 steals, the Rockets were getting whatever they wanted. For me, this was the worst loss of
the season for the Thunder. Yes, the Rockets beat them by 30 earlier this year but tonight,
Christian Wood only played 9 mins and Kevin Porter Jr. only played 13. Both missed most of the
game due to injury. They were also without Jalen Green.
There is no reason they should have lost this game but ended of losing 114-110.
The one bright spot is Drake showed up to the game tonight.
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