Here we sit again. The Thunder have lost three games in a row, and are 7-7 over their last 14 games. What in Sam Hill is wrong with this team?
In Houston last night, the Thunder didn't score a field goal for six straight minutes, and Rockets finished the game shooting 8 of 9 from the field. But the scariest part is how Kevin Durant finished the game. He went merely 1 of 6 from the field, and turned the ball over twice. After a very strong performance early on which involved some excellent ballhandling and passing out of pressure, Durant tried to take over the offense and failed.
I looked at the offensive plays the Thunder ran at the end of the fourth, and one thing stuck out to me. Hardly any of them were plays. The "plays" were simply called "Hand the ball to Durant" or "Hand the ball to Westbrook". After the ball was handed off, the respective player would usually just dribble the ball against double or triple teams and hope that something happened. Westbrook would usually just fire off a terrible jumper, while Durant would put his butt into some defenders and either look for an open guy or release a tough jumper.
The Thunder Have Serious Problems
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