3 things we learned during the OKC Thunder postseason run

Josh Giddey #3 of the Oklahoma City Thunder (Photo by Mark Blinch/Getty Images)
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The Oklahoma City Thunder earned 40 wins during the course of the NBA Regular Season. While they still finished below .500, the OKC Thunder were able to clinch a bid to the NBA postseason. The Thunder played in two NBA play-In tournament games, and many lessons were learned throughout this process.

The Thunder downed the New Orleans Pelicans in the nine-verse-ten game, becoming the first Western Conference tenth seed to ever win a game in the NBA Play-In Tournament. In that game, nearly three Bricktown boys posted 30 points, earning a thrilling win on the road.

Three lessons learned from the OKC Thunder NBA Postseason run this season and what they mean for the future.

After that contest in New Orleans, the Oklahoma City Thunder hopped on a bird and jetted to Minnesota. A game away from an NBA Playoff series against the daunting Denver Nuggets.

The Minnesota Timberwolves welcomed Rudy Gobert back into the fold after suspending him for their first NBA Play-In game. Unfortunately, the Wolves overwhelmed the youngest team in the NBA and second youngest squad in league history.

It happens. There were still valuable lessons learned in both of these matchups that can be extrapolated into the future for this OKC Thunder franchise.