Originally written on Five Tool Tool  |  Last updated 5/14/13
Woo, I Say, Woo The first half was about as good as the Thunder can play in the post-Russell Westbrook Era. Kevin Martin was hitting shots, Serge Ibaka had shaken off his gremlins, Kevin Durant was being the most efficient scorer on the planet, and Nick Collison was making his Veteran Poise plays. They turned Mike Conley into a shooter rather than a passer, fought the Grizzly bigs to a draw on the boards, and built a 17 point lead. Given the talent disparity post-Westbrook, no one made the mistake of thinking the game was over, but the Thunder were within another run of putting it away. The run never got there.The Grizz cut the lead to end the half, and an 8-point halftime lead felt like a precursor to a loss. It was. In the third, the Thunder offense ground to a halt, while Marc Gasol started making shots, and the refs made a few Home Court Hmm calls. The Thunder were doing a good enough job of avoiding turnovers to keep the run from being a runaway, but the drums were rising an...
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