13 December 2010
Forget about the Oklahoma City Thunder not being able to play as well at home. Forget about the fact that the Thunder had won just one out of their five games played on Sundays. Forget about the fact that this team has been struggling in the first quarter and having to come from behind in the second half with tenacious defense and solid free throw shooting.
Last night was an absolute drubbing at home on a Sunday with a solid first quarter and only a decent effort from the charity stripe. That just goes to show that it really isn't worth attempting to handicap any of this stuff. Just sit back and enjoy the show.
11 December 2010
It took a big second half from Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook, but the Oklahoma City Thunder were able to mount another comeback on the road to defeat the New Orleans Hornets, 97-92.
The Thunder improved their road record to 9-4 on the season, on their way to upping their mark to 16-8 on the season. The Hornets are going in the opposite direction, although last night they suffered just their third home loss of the year.
09 December 2010
It isn't how you start, but rather how you finish. That could not have been more apparent during last night's game between the Oklahoma City Thunder and Minnesota Timberwolves
Following a road loss on Monday night in which Kevin Durant and Jeff Green were benched for the majority of the third quarter for lack of hustle and defense, the Thunder came out flat in the first quarter of last night' contest in Minnesota. After one frame, Oklahoma City found themselves trailing the Timberwolves by a score of 40-22. Clearly, the team had forgotten about the message that Scott Brooks tried to send the previous game. Thankfully, it did not take them long to recall what was said, as they all turned it up a notch on both ends of the floor to demonstrate that this is a new day.
07 December 2010
Scott Brooks did not like what he saw on the court during last night's game. He did not feel as if his Oklahoma City Thunder were playing as hard as they should, so he took a big chance by benching two of his superstars. While it may not have worked, as the Chicago Bulls took advantage and pulled away with a win, the message was still sent loud and clear.
06 December 2010
What a difference a healthy starting lineup can make for the Oklahoma City Thunder.
The Thunder came out at home last night and put an absolute drubbing on the Golden State Warriors from the start. While the final score shows Oklahoma City winning by just five points at 114-109, the final score was not at all indicative of how much of a blowout this game was for the home team.
04 December 2010
The Oklahoma City Thunder could not continue their undefeated streak without the services of Kevin Durant, as they fell to the Toronto Raptors, 111-99. Wow, that just doesn't come off the tongue all that easily - saying that the Raptors were too much for anyone. Come to think of it, it really doesn't come off the keyboard all that much easier.
03 December 2010
I watched the lighting of the Christmas Tree in Rockefeller Center the other day. I watch it every year, as it helps me get ready for the Christmas season. Al Roker was one of the hosts, like he was for the Macy's Thanksgiving Parade, and I have got to tell you - the man is obsessed with weather.
I know that it is his job and all, but he is absolutely enthralled with any type of weather. You can just tell how it gets him so excited. You have to kind of admire that about him, at least to a certain degree.
02 December 2010
No Kevin Durant? No problem. Playing 63 minutes instead of 48? That can't stop this team. Down by three points with less than five seconds remaining in the second overtime and finding a way to force a third and final overtime? Piece of cake.
The Oklahoma City Thunder were able to battle back on multiple occasions last night to escape with an improbable 123-120 3 OT win against the New Jersey Nets. Kevin Durant was forced to miss another game due to a lingering knee injury, but his teammates were once again able to pick up the slack, further demonstrating that this is an entire team led by more than one player.
01 December 2010
This is just a friendly reminder to the NBA. This message can also be distributed to every sports network, television station, newspaper, website and every other media outlet.
I'm sure that many people are unaware of what I am about to say. You can consider this as a public service announcement from the ThunderBallers. I feel that my two main purposes of writing are to inform and entertain, especially when it comes to the Oklahoma City Thunder. I love adding humor to my articles and hope that all true Thunder fans will help spread the word about this new site as well look to get the entire world involved in learning about this great, young team.
But today's main purpose is to inform. Any entertainment is strictly coincidental.
30 November 2010
For anyone who thought that the Oklahoma City Thunder were made up of Kevin Durant and a bunch of role players, it is time you learn the name of Russell Westbrook. That is, if you were somehow unfamiliar with him to this point.