Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 11/13/14
OKLAHOMA CITY -- Before the Charlotte Bobcats took the floor Monday, coach Mike Dunlap told his players to not listen to the outside noise. Even though the team had already matched its win total from the previous season, he didn't want the Bobcats to start believing the hype about how good they were. Dunlap's words turned out to be prophetic, as the Oklahoma City Thunder drilled the Bobcats 114-69 at Chesapeake Energy Arena. "We kind of know OKC is a test for us," Dunlap said. "We failed it miserably, but there are better days ahead." The 69 points allowed by the Thunder is an Oklahoma City-era record. The previous low was 74. The 45-point margin of victory also is an Oklahoma City record. "It's obviously one of our best games that we've played on both ends of the floor," Thunder coach Scott Brooks said. "It was a combination of a few things. We really played good basketball, passing and defending, and they had a bad night. ...
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