OKLAHOMA CITY Eddie Sutton was inside the Memphis lockerroom Monday night. He was watching his former team Kentucky play for the national championship.
But he was smiling at his former Oklahoma State pupil Tony Allen.
Allen and Memphis locked up the Thunder, who came into the game as the hottest team in the league, fresh off wins against Miami, Chicago and the Lakers.
Yeah, the Thunder lost this one 94-88 kidney punch by a Memphis team that was stronger, more physical and more aggressive. But look closer. The Thunder were losers for the first time in seven games because one of their big three of Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook and James Harden didn't play well enough.
"I don't know," Westbrook said. "Sometimes it happens like that."
Here's how it happened Monday.
Durant had 21 points. Westbrook had 19 and Harden had 14 which seems like an output Oklahoma City can live with, but Monday it killed them. Only Harden's 5-of-9 shooting was better than 50 percent and Westbrook ne...