The Oklahoma City Thunder blew out the Golden State Warriors for the second time this season, winning Tuesday night’s contest, 125-105. OKC had this game from the jump. They went into the half with a 13-point lead and never looked back despite the absence of their best perimeter defender, Andre Roberson, who will miss the rest of the season.
Russell Westbrook and Paul George were unbelievable. Westbrook finished with 34 points on 13-of-26 shooting, nine rebounds, and nine assists, only to be upstaged by his teammate. George drained 11-of-23 shots for 38 points, adding five assists, three rebounds, and SIX steals.
Could OKC be a problem in the playoffs? Maybe more so than we thought — and Carmelo Anthony only played six minutes in this game because of an ankle sprain. OKC was far from full strength.
Frustrations caught up to Warriors forward Draymond Green, who was ejected in the fourth quarter. Kevin Durant was brilliant with 33 points and six rebounds, but Steph Curry (21 points, 2-of-9 from 3-point range) and Klay Thompson (12 points) were lacking.
With OKC as the current No. 5 seed if the playoffs started today, Warriors/Thunder could be a second-round matchup to look out for.
The Cavs blew a 21-point lead to the Magic. They’re a mess.
A 21-point first-half lead quickly collapsed into an 18-point loss to a very bad Orlando team for the Cavaliers. This nightmare season is only getting worse.
A cryptic quote stood out after this loss, and it wasn’t from LeBron James, who reaffirmed he wasn’t interested in waving his no-trade clause. It was from Isaiah Thomas, who said, “When adversity hits, we go our separate ways.”
The trade deadline is a day away, and this team needs a shakeup.
Kristaps Porzingis tore his ACL
The Knicks’ playoff run is all but over now, as Porzingis went down clutching his knee after a dunk. It was confirmed after he game he tore his left ACL.
That’s brutal news all-around, as the Knicks are without their superstar, and LeBron James’ NBA All-Star team is down another player.
- James and Dan Gilbert’s relationship is nearly fractured, per report
- Tyronn Lue left the Cavaliers’ game with an undisclosed illness, per report
- Giannis Antetokounmpo dunked cleanly over Tim Hardaway Jr. and it was incredible
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