The Oklahoma City Thunder have gotten a couple of much-needed days off following one of the most hectic opening schedules in the league. They won't get any more rest this weekend.
They'll play three games in three days beginning with a home-and-home series against the Houston Rockets that starts Friday night at Chesapeake Energy Arena.
Oklahoma City was one of two teams along with the Los Angeles Lakers to play seven games in the first 10 days of the season, and the Thunder (5-2) appeared to show signs of fatigue toward the end of that stretch.
They dropped back-to-back games following their first 5-0 start since winning six in a row to open the 1998-99 season when they were the Seattle SuperSonics.
Oklahoma City averaged 90.0 points and shot 41.9 percent over its two defeats after averaging 102.0 points on 48.0 percent shooting during the unbeaten start. The Thunder are 10 for 39 (25.6 percent) from 3-point range in two games this month after leading the Western Confere...