Thunder-Suns: Oklahoma City Loses Heartbreaker

February 23rd, 2010 by Casey Womack Leave a reply »
Even though it was a frustrating game offensively, it looked like Oklahoma City was going to pull off another win with an outstanding defensive performance. 

In the fourth quarter, the Thunder were playing as good of defense as I've seen all year, but they made one too many mistakes in the final minute. Jason Richardson had a beautiful shot with .07 seconds left for Phoenix—and he shut out the hopes of a 10th consecutive win for the Thunder.

Although it sucks to lose this one, I love the defensive look the Thunder gave in a 3-4 court press, and it frustrated the Suns greatly. Hopefully, they come out with this look more often.



Notes and Observations


1. Kevin Durant reached 30 points for the 33rd time this season and scored 25 points for the 29th consecutive game.  High-five, KD.

2. The Suns looked timid starting off the game, with Goran Dragic probably being nervous about leading the offense.  That soon changed, sadly.

3. Jeff Green looks a lot more confident on offense—although he still is shooting the trey ball too often and n ...

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