The 108-88 win over the Toronto Raptors was much needed for this Oklahoma City Thunder team who is now 2-2. The Thunder were led by Russell Westbrook with 19 points and eight assists, and Serge Ibaka added a season high 17 points.
From the tip, the Thunder played with a sense of urgency, and a whole lot of energy. Oklahoma City got easy buckets in transition, and really locked in on the defensive end. I kept asking myself if the Thunder looked good last night or the Raptors just played terrible. Came to the conclusion it was both. Here’s Scott Brooks on that matter: “We don’t change how we approach the game,” Brooks said. “We had a tough loss last game. But we’re not a team that’s going to put our heads down and run from what we need to work on. And if we have a good win we’re not going to all of sudden puff our chests out and say we’re good now. We’re a solid team. We play together, we play hard and we work on the things that we need to work on.”
–Perry Jones III played in the second quarter, and legit did nothing.
–Thabo Sefolosha opened the game 3-3 from deep. 2 of them from Durant
-Welcome to the league, Jonas Valanciunas(See Video Above).
–Hasheem Thabeet played real well. Staying active and creating second chances.
–Eric Maynor was ultra-aggressive last night. Like it?
-The Bench played real well in the second quarter.
-Toronto turned it over 17 times last night. Credit to the Thunder or just how bad the Raptors are?
-The Thunder will have a test vs. Chicago tomorrow night on TNT.