Speaking of a team that’s finding their groove, for the second consecutive game, the Oklahoma City Thunder rallied after falling behind by more than 20 points to seize victory. OKC would become the first team in the last 20 years to overcome a 24-point deficit in back-to-back games.
A great comeback is always definite, but the Thunder would’ve never found themselves in that situation if they didn’t struggle once again coming out of the half. Take Wednesday nights game for example. Thunder trailed 68-59 at the break and didn’t score for three solid minutes, allowing the Memphis Grizzlies to open on a 12-0 run.
Chris Paul, as expected, was either scoring or assisting throughout the night and controlled the pivotal segment of the game to cement the win. But Dennis Schröder (pictured) got the game ball from being the top performer of the group. He scored a game-high 31 points, hitting on 10-of-19 from the field and dished out seven assists. Schröder clearly woke up on the wrong side of the bed because he was aggressive for the game. He went to the free-throw line 11 times, which was almost as much as the entire Grizzlies team (15).
The Thunder currently sit in the middle of the pack in the West, and are on the rebuild. I like where this team is going, but something drastic has to happen to put them in the spotlight. They might not be in the limelight for the games, but they sure do have their pre-game down.
Side Note: Lakers-Bucks, Rockets-Clippers headline a tantalizing night of hoops. Watch it live tonight on TNT.
Catch you Monday.