OKLAHOMA CITY Funny how beating up on Dallas and Golden State in a two-game span does wonders.
For attitude. For national perception. For general well-being.
Hey, it's not like these guys are made out of wood. Everyone has feelings, and sometimes a little confidence boost is a good thing even for a team as good as the Thunder.
Monday, Dallas played the role of slump-buster pretty well and Wednesday Golden State nailed the role of ego inflator, in a 119-98 run-over at Chesapeake Energy Arena.
This week, that combination has resulted in a pair of routs that has seemingly gotten everything in order for Oklahoma City after a sluggish 3-3 road trip that included a loss to this very same Golden State team about two weeks ago.
On face value, you would never elevate a team to championship status after a pair of wins against these two teams, but for the Thunder, who have been wildly inconsistent of late, despite a 37-12 record, this short stretch has to be helpful.