Game 56: Oklahoma City Thunder (33-22) vs. Denver Nuggets (38-17) - 8:00 PM ET

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Game 56: Oklahoma City Thunder (33-22) vs. Denver Nuggets (38-17) - 8:00 PM ET 

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Post#2 » by Thunder Up » Sat Feb 22, 2020 1:13 am

some nice rest for a week and Adams is still trash
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Post#3 » by getrichordie » Sat Feb 22, 2020 1:38 am

We are playing really well, right now. Dort is doing a solid job on Murray/Jokic P'n'Rs.
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Post#4 » by Thunder Up » Sat Feb 22, 2020 2:41 am

man, Dort is sooo much better than Ferguson and everyone else not named Bazley for upside and current skill level
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Post#5 » by Thunder Up » Sat Feb 22, 2020 2:45 am

Dort is a basketball player, Ferguson is just a guy on the court who is athletically gifted
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Post#6 » by Thunder Up » Sat Feb 22, 2020 3:00 am

can we please get a re-branding this off-season based around charcoal grey, gold, and last year's city uniform turquoise / light blue... these uniforms are fire
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Post#8 » by Thunder Up » Sat Feb 22, 2020 3:21 am

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Post#9 » by QPR » Sat Feb 22, 2020 3:22 am

Adams is never going to stop stretch bigs like Jokic getting theirs, but he has at least made him accountable the other way.
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Post#10 » by Dadouv47 » Sat Feb 22, 2020 3:25 am

Not watching the game but how are we winning with Gallo/SGA shooting so badly and Schroeder with only 11 points?
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Post#11 » by Thunder Up » Sat Feb 22, 2020 3:30 am

Dadouv47 wrote:Not watching the game but how are we winning with Gallo/SGA shooting so badly and Schroeder with only 11 points?


Point God, SGA stepped up in the second half, Adams actually rebounding the basketball well, and Dort clamping / energy
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Post#12 » by Young Sterling » Sat Feb 22, 2020 3:33 am

Clipper fan here. You guys are lucky to have CP3 on a team where they allow him to do his thing. Blake and DJ were overrated liabilities. Shai, Danilo and CP3 were some of our favorites from that era. I hope we don't match up in Playoffs lol. We'll try to get the 1st seed so yall can embarrass the Lakers.
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Post#13 » by Dadouv47 » Sat Feb 22, 2020 4:21 am

It's so nice to see CP3 balling in OKC but it's going to be a problem. We ''need'' to tank, he's too good for to allow us to be trash and no team is willing to take on his salary. Feels like it's a lose/lose situation. Presti will need some miracle.
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Post#14 » by getrichordie » Sat Feb 22, 2020 6:31 am

Dadouv47 wrote:It's so nice to see CP3 balling in OKC but it's going to be a problem. We ''need'' to tank, he's too good for to allow us to be trash and no team is willing to take on his salary. Feels like it's a lose/lose situation. Presti will need some miracle.


Just look at the silver lining here. Paul is going to mentor our young franchise point for a couple of years. Maybe more. And then possibly be the trade chip needed to go get a George. This could end up being a really good thing. We just need to get more creative and careful with how we approach building this team. We don’t want to have to rely on drafting 3 MVPs to build contenders

I can’t wait until we find Shai a partner.
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Post#15 » by Old Man Game » Sat Feb 22, 2020 6:37 am

Another game where Lu was quietly impressive.

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Post#16 » by Old Man Game » Sat Feb 22, 2020 6:38 am

Thunder Up wrote:can we please get a re-branding this off-season based around charcoal grey, gold, and last year's city uniform turquoise / light blue... these uniforms are fire
1000% agree. The black and gold is sharp.

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Post#17 » by sleestak33 » Sat Feb 22, 2020 11:25 am

I just can't say enough about how much fun this team is to watch. I never really got a chance to see Chris Paul play throughout his career other than highlights but I had no idea how good he was, especially in clutch time and he's done it over and over this season. He basically just came in and COMPLETELY took this game over in the 4th qtr. when OKC was struggling a bit and up only 3 points. That's the kind of thing Michael Jordan did with regularity that made him so great. This Nuggets team is legit and had the 5th best record in the NBA and OKC took it to them. If guys like Noel, Dort and Abdul-Nader can continue to contribute to that level this team has a chance against anybody in a 7 game series. I don't think anybody wants to get OKC in the playoffs.
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Re: Game 56: Oklahoma City Thunder (33-22) vs. Denver Nuggets (38-17) - 8:00 PM ET 

Post#18 » by ThunderBolt » Sat Feb 22, 2020 11:58 am

Dadouv47 wrote:It's so nice to see CP3 balling in OKC but it's going to be a problem. We ''need'' to tank, he's too good for to allow us to be trash and no team is willing to take on his salary. Feels like it's a lose/lose situation. Presti will need some miracle.

As long as we don’t lose our pick, might as well try to enjoy what we can about this team. I doubt there are very many players in this years draft that presti couldn't trade up to get if he really wanted him. It’s not the worst year to not be tanking.
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Re: Game 56: Oklahoma City Thunder (33-22) vs. Denver Nuggets (38-17) - 8:00 PM ET 

Post#19 » by Galloisdaman » Sat Feb 22, 2020 12:47 pm

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Dadouv47 wrote:Not watching the game but how are we winning with Gallo/SGA shooting so badly and Schroeder with only 11 points?


Point God, SGA stepped up in the second half, Adams actually rebounding the basketball well, and Dort clamping / energy


Game had a weird vibe. Both teams seemed like they had a mild hangover from the layoff. Jokic and Murray are great but not much after them. CP3 and Adams had strong games. Some good offensive rebounding.
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Post#20 » by Thunder Up » Sat Feb 22, 2020 4:04 pm

do some of you still actually think SGA is the future PG? He is clearly going to be a combo guard at best, which is a shame because Dort is looking like a promising back-court tandem if SGA were actually a point

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