The Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Charlotte Bobcats 114-69 last night so the team definitely gets an A+ for their performance.
OKC shot 51.3 percent from the field in the game and made 13-of-27 threes. They had 31 assists while turning the ball over just 14 times.
The Thunder led by 40 at halftime while the Bobcats had just 24 points through two quarters.
Here are the Game Grades:
Kevin Durant – 26 minutes, 18 points, 6 rebounds, 4 assists – A+
Durant went 6-of-8 from the field and his only two misses were threes. He also blocked four shots while he was out there which was a season-high for him. It was nice to see Durant finally not have to play too many minutes.
Russell Westbrook – 22 minutes, 12 points, 11 assists, 2 rebounds – A+
Westbrook played less than half the game and still got 11 dimes. He’s really improved as a playmaker this season and last night the assists came easy with everyone shooting such a high percentage.
Serge Ibaka – 18 minutes, 6 points, 7 rebounds, 1 block – B
Ibaka had scored in double-figures in 12 straight games before last night. Of course, not really a big deal as he was fine in the game.
Kevin Martin – 20 minutes, 12 points – B
Martin was looking for his shot last night and made sure he knocked down a few threes. He didn’t register anything in the stat sheet besides one turnover.
Kendrick Perkins – 19 minutes, 8 points, 9 rebounds, 2 assists – A
This was one of Perkins’ best games of the year and how fitting it comes against the Bobcats. He made 4-of-5 field goals including one jumper.
Thabo Sefolosha – 21 minutes, 14 points, 4 rebounds, 3 assists – A
Sefolosha was getting a ton of open looks and he took advantage knocking down 4-of-8 threes. He’s become a legitimate scoring option shooting open threes and it’s been huge for the Thunder and their starting unit this season.
Nick Collison – 10 minutes, 6 points, 4 rebounds, 1 assist – A
Collison went about his business. Nothing to see here.
Eric Maynor – 27 minutes, 7 points, 6 assists, 3 rebounds – B
Maynor went only 2-of-8 from the field but some of his assists were pretty nice. He made 2-of-4 threes so it was nice to see him see his shot go in a few times.
Hasheem Thabeet – 27 minutes, 13 points, 10 rebounds, 1 block – A+
It was Thabeet’s first career double-double last night. He looked great finishing inside and collecting rebounds. He’s been very impressive so far this year for OKC and really could become a rotation player in the playoffs if he keeps it up.
Perry Jones, III – 19 minutes, 4 points, 3 rebounds, 1 block – B
Jones’ two field goals were both nasty dunks. It was a glimpse of just how athletic he is. He was slightly more aggressive in this game than others but is still pretty passive overall. It’s too bad he can’t get a little more run because his potential just seems crazy with how athletic he is.
Reggie Jackson – 19 minutes, 11 points, 3 assists, 4 rebounds – B
Playing Jackson over Maynor is picking up a little steam these days. Jackson didn’t turn the ball over which was nice to see. He’s not a true point guard though so using him with the second unit doesn’t seem like it would make more sense than Maynor.
Jeremy Lamb – 12 minutes, 3 points, 2 rebounds, 1 assist – C
Lamb missed all five of his field goal attempts but did make three free throws. Not a lot went down in the fourth quarter but you can’t impress too much when you miss every shot you take.