Originally posted on Hoops Heads North  |  Last updated 4/9/12
The Oklahoma City Thunder exemplified why they are one of the best teams in the NBA, pulling away easily in the second half to roll over the Toronto Raptors, 91-75.The Raptors were playing soild basketball and kept the game close in the first half. The Thunder were only leading by a 7 point margin at halftime, 50-43. The Raptors even pulled within 3 points with 6:05 remaining in the 3rd quarter, as the Thunder lead 58-55, but that's when the tide changed. The Thunder then went on to extend the lead, going up huge, 82-55 with 9:35 to go in the 4th quarter. That 3rd & 4th quarter span was a 24-0 run for OKC (yes, you read that correctly), and it essentially took all of the wind out of Toronto's sails.Jose Calderon returned from his eye injury that he suffered in the game vs. the Philadelphia 76ers (an inadventent elbow from Elton Brand), and James Johnson was also back in the lineup after missing 2 straight games for what is being deemed an 'internal matter'. Unfortunately the...
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