3 games down, 79 more to go for the Oklahoma City Thunder. Looking back it was an up and down week, as the Thunder started off hot and cooled down by the end of the week, finishing 2-1. The Chicago [...]
We saw it last year, especially in the playoffs, and we’ve seen it twice already this season: Free-throws are important for the Oklahoma City Thunder. Points from free throws have propelled the Thunder to multiple wins, and have accounted for both the Thunder’s wins this season heading into their third regular season game against the Utah Jazz.
The NBA’s Northwest division was the most highly contested last season, with 4 of the 5 teams making the playoffs and combining for a total of 206 wins, the most of any division. Despite being the division of death last season, the top two teams, the Utah Jazz and the Denver Nuggets, did little to help themselves this past offseason, while the Portland Trail Blazers and the Oklahoma City only got better.
The preseason is over. And while a 4-3 record doesn’t look that great for the Thunder, consider this: Everyone is 0-0 again. And with the regular season about to kick off here over the next few days, the beginnings of a run to the 2011 NBA Playoffs take form for the Oklahoma City Thunder. With the season opener on Wednesday, the Thunder will be 1 step out of 82 closer to their valiant return to the playoffs.
After almost one solid week of Training Camp, after media day, after a handful of scrimmages, early workouts, chalk talk, and all the business that goes with preparing for a new season, the Oklahoma City Thunder get ready to hit the court this week. The Thunder have two preseason games scheduled this week: versus the Charlotte Bobcats on Wednesday, and against the Miami Heat on Friday, both on the road.