Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Thunder Storm Pass Nets

The blizzard outside the Barclay Center seemed to effect both teams sluggish defensive effort. Throughout the whole week the game was in question. A storm moving through the east really made the game questionable, but the game would take place.

The Oklahoma City Thunder rolled past the Brooklyn Nets 122-104 as Russell Westbrook collected his 33rd triple-double of the season.

If the final score wasn't an indicator, this game had absolutely no defense. At halftime the score was tied at 62-62.

Russell Westbrook was once again a force to be reckoned with. Most people thought that come February the triple-doubles would dwindle down. But Westbrook is playing with the same energy he did opening night. Westbrook finished with 25 points, 19 assists and 12 rebounds, now placing him only eight triple-doubles behind Oscar Robertson's all time record.

Victor Oladipo had another great game, scoring 21 points on 9-15 shooting. When Oladipo has to be held out because of back spasms he said it worked wonders for his wrist, which he injured near the end of December. His productivity has backed his statement.

Now with these two having such a great game you would think they would top the plus-minus for the team, but that isn't the case. In fact, the top three players in regards to plus-minus for the Thunder all came off the bench. Alex Abrines was a +23, Domantas Sabonis was a +17 and Enes Kanter was a +14. With Kanter back the Thunder bench is finding their rhythm that the unit once had in January.

The Thunder will be in Toronto tomorrow night to take on the Raptors.

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