Check out the latest episode of The Weekly, where the Topic: Thunder guys discuss a week that ended with a loss to Dallas, the upcoming week of 3 games, and about the news and notes around the league.
Erik Horne (NewsOK) recaps the Thunder’s 118-101 victory over the Phoenix Suns: “While the Thunder has been one of the league’s best teams at keeping the ball this season, only committing 14.3 turnovers a game — 10th-best in the NBA entering Monday — OKC has had streaks dating back to last season where it hasn’t valued possessions. Such a streak did damage in the Thunder’s fourth consecutive game without Russell Westbrook, who is still recovering from a sprained left ankle.”
Marcin Ranah (Clutch Points) looks at 30 things about Russell Westbrook to celebrate his 30th birthday: “Westbrook and Durant finished the 2015–16 season with combined totals of 3,907 points, 1,215 rebounds, and 1,195 assists. No other pair of NBA teammates has combined to produce as many points, rebounds, and assists in a single season.”
Jimmy Do (OKCThunder.com) helping out during Veteran’s Day: “Not lost in the festivities of the day, Hamidou Diallo was all smiles as he shook every hand that came his way. “We wanted to honor the veterans who fought for our country,” said Diallo. “Giving back to the people who sacrificed for our lives everyday is amazing.”
Nick Gallo (OKCThunder.com) recaps last night’s game: “In a tantalizing first half against the Phoenix Suns, the Thunder shot 46.9 percent, including 8-of-14 from three and 10-of-11 from the free throw line while holding Phoenix to just 39 percent shooting and 2-of-13 from behind the arc. The game busted open due to a mesmerizing 22-0 Thunder run midway through the first quarter, where the big kids on the block kept making plays on both ends of the floor.”
Maddie Lee (NewsOK) on Paul George offering support to former teammate Carmelo Anthony: “The reason the Rockets aren’t succeeding is not because of Melo,” George said of his former teammate. “It has nothing to do with Melo. For that to be the notion or the headlines is very inaccurate. Fact of the matter is they’re not playing great basketball right now as a group. They have great talent, great players, but it has nothing to do with Melo. Melo’s one of the best scorers, one of the best players, Hall of Famer.”
Prayers up to Caris LeVert on his recovery from a nasty leg injury.