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“Westbrook had his triple-double, his 10th of the season and the 47th of his career, by the middle of the third quarter and finished with 28 points, 17 rebounds and 12 assists. (Technically, it was a quadruple-double, as he had 10 turnovers as well.)”
THE RARE QUADRUPLE-DOUBLE!!! I’m very sorry for all the caps, but the way this team is playing recently has me excited. Jeremy Lambert (one of TI’s wonderful writers if you didn’t know) has a theory that the Thunder play awful on Sunday’s, and that honestly wasn’t the case. They played the last three quarters without Steven Adams, don’t forget that when looking at the final score.
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“At season start it’s common to hear pundits say “don’t base anything on the first 10 games”. To wit, Atlanta is the perfect example of why, as analysts, it’s preferential to wait 20 games prior to making any season projections. Several factors weigh into the early season which can mask a teams true potential. Specifically schedules can cause the most interference.”
Until I find a better game preview, Tamberlyn (our new site so-expert) will keep getting this honor. She absolutely DESTROYS previews, giving you everything you need from the lineups-both starters and bench players-to the betting line. I think the Thunder have a good chance of winning tonight, they just have to keep the defensive intensity up for all 48 minutes.
The best play of the season
This may not have been the most exciting play, or the most physically remarkable play. What’s great about this is the unselfishness of everyone. The more these guys move the ball like this in transition, the harder they are to defend because few teams are as athletic as them.