Thunder Not the Only Thing Worth Fearing in OKC

With the second-best record in the NBA, the Oklahoma City Thunder don’t appear to be a team in need of additional advantages. Particularly at home where they are 21-3, the talent-filled roster featuring All-Stars like Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook would appear to be enough. But upon further investigation, it looks like there may have been another contributor to the Thunder’s success these past few seasons, one who doesn’t appear on the team’s official roster. [Read more...]

Oddservations: P.J. Tucker Phoenix’s Type

Just because your Suns dropped a tough one 107-97 to the Oklahoma City Thunder in Tulsa, that doesn’t mean there weren’t some bright spots and entertaining moments. Here are three oddservations from the game.

1) Bench Mobbed

Sure, Alvin Gentry’s team lost to the Thunder but there was a reason for it. His starters spent less time on the court than Amanda Bynes has spent in one recently. Goran Dragic, Luis Scola, Marcin Gortat, Jared Dudley and Michael Beasley spent a combined 56 minutes on the floor or roughly 11 minutes each. That meant the bench got their first real chance to prove themselves in the fourth preseason game and they took advantage of it. [Read more...]