Check out the latest episode of The Weekly by the Topic: Thunder Podcast crew. On it, they discuss the Thunder’s current 3-game winning streak, the Warriors drama, KD to OKC, the Houses of Harry Potter, and look ahead to the four games the Thunder play this week.
Royce Young (ESPN) on the Westbrooks welcoming their two bundles of joy, Skye and Jordyn Westbrook: “Westbrook, who was a full participant in a contact practice on Friday and went through the team’s shootaround on Saturday, appeared set to return against the Suns. However, he left after the team’s shootaround to fly to Los Angeles to join his wife, Nina, for the birth of their daughters on Saturday night.”
Nick Gallo (OKCThunder.com) recaps Saturday’s win against the Phoenix Suns: “We love our group. We come out here and love being on this floor together,” said George after the game on Fox Sports Oklahoma. “The job is easy and fun when you love playing with these guys and love playing with your teammates. The game just comes natural.”
Maddie Lee (NewsOK) on whether the Thunder can now be called a good free throw shooting team: “OKC’s 27-of-32 foul shot performance Saturday wasn’t a fluke – although that’s not to promise the Thunder will keep making free throws at this rate. OKC had missed just three free throws in its previous two games. Paul George, who went 11-of-11 from the line Saturday, was a perfect 19-of-19 in the Thunder’s past three games.”
Maddie Lee (NewsOK) with missing personnel necessitating flexible line-ups: “I know sometimes people don’t get a chance to see particular players in the rotation and sometimes they think, ‘Is there something wrong? Are they not playing well?’ And a lot of times it’s nothing,” said Thunder coach Billy Donovan. “You only can play 10 players, and we’ve got a lot of guys on roster, so you can’t get everybody in. And I think when a group’s playing well, individuals are playing well, you want to keep that going.”