5 Takeaways From The Thunder’s First Win

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Oct 28, 2015; Oklahoma City, OK, USA; Oklahoma City Thunder guard

Russell Westbrook

(0) reacts after a play against the San Antonio Spurs during the fourth quarter at Chesapeake Energy Arena. Mandatory Credit: Mark D. Smith-USA TODAY Sports

The NBA is well and truly back and so is the Oklahoma City Thunder. The team returned in style with an impressive 112-106 win over the San Antonio Spurs, led by 33 points and 10 assists from Russell Westbrook. Enes Kanter dominated inside, and the returning Kevin Durant engaged in an enthralling battle with Kawhi Leonard, tallying 22 points and 6 rebounds.

It was an amazing contest from start to finish, and anybody watching was spoiled by such a good game in the first one back for the season. A truly magnificent battle on both ends with some spectacular shooting combined with great defense.

It’s also important to note that the Thunder won a game where they didn’t play perfectly, but got the job done late when it mattered with key defensive stops and making important baskets. Calls didn’t go their way for the most part & they weren’t at the line as much as usual, but got the result nevertheless.

So what are some key takeaways from the Thunder’s first game back? Let’s take a look.

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