The OKC Thunder just hosted the hottest team in the league, with the best record in the league, and an MVP candidate, and totally dominated them. What a win.
Tonight, the current front runner for the MVP defeated Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks, 118-112. That’s right, I went there. Okay maybe I’m a little biased, but it’s hard to argue that he’s not at least in the hunt after the performance we saw tonight for the OKC Thunder.
The Thunder defense held their ground against the Milwaukee superstar, holding him to zero made field goals on six attempts in the first half, the longest drought for Antetokounmpo in that time period in over three years. OKC also recorded seven blocks against him, the most by any team on a player this season.
Jerami Grant was the soul of that stout defense, recording a handful of blocks, including a ferocious denial at the rim that went flying into the second row of seats. At the end of the day, you couldn’t ask for much more from this squad on that end. (Text via new recruit, Matt Tierney)
This makes five in a row for the suddenly-hot OKC Thunder, and with a few winnable games coming up. Now, if ever, is the time to capitalize and make some moves, because it only gets harder from here.
Luckily, we have Paul George on our team.
We’ve got a great show for you, including audio recorded in the locker room by our very own Alex Roig, featuring Terrance, Ferguson, Nerlens Noel, Steven Adams, Paul George, and Billy Donovan.
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This win was huge, and we had a great time. Thunder Up!