Game 58: Oklahoma City Thunder (35-22) @ Chicago Bulls (20-38) - 8:00 PM ET

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Game 58: Oklahoma City Thunder (35-22) @ Chicago Bulls (20-38) - 8:00 PM ET 

Post#1 » by ducler » Tue Feb 25, 2020 7:09 pm

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Re: Game 58: Oklahoma City Thunder (35-22) @ Chicago Bulls (20-38) - 8:00 PM ET 

Post#2 » by 1bigfan13 » Tue Feb 25, 2020 7:36 pm

Unless Zach Lavine goes off for 45+ OKC *should* win this one rather easily.

I assume Dort will draw that defensive assignment in order to make sure SGA doesn't get into foul trouble.
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Re: Game 58: Oklahoma City Thunder (35-22) @ Chicago Bulls (20-38) - 8:00 PM ET 

Post#3 » by ThunderBolt » Tue Feb 25, 2020 8:28 pm

Hopefully we see Shai and Lauri talking with jerseys over their mouths after the game.
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Re: Game 58: Oklahoma City Thunder (35-22) @ Chicago Bulls (20-38) - 8:00 PM ET 

Post#4 » by getrichordie » Wed Feb 26, 2020 1:39 am

Ugh. Watching Ferguson play is so upsetting. It's like he has lost his drive or spark or whatever you want to call it. Last season, we saw him smiling all the time. This year, he just seems down. He front-rimmed that open 3 he got around the 2 minute mark in the 1st quarter. He's just so passive. At least Dort drives.
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Re: Game 58: Oklahoma City Thunder (35-22) @ Chicago Bulls (20-38) - 8:00 PM ET 

Post#5 » by ThunderBolt » Wed Feb 26, 2020 1:47 am

The bulls make our offense look better than it is.
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Re: Game 58: Oklahoma City Thunder (35-22) @ Chicago Bulls (20-38) - 8:00 PM ET 

Post#6 » by getrichordie » Wed Feb 26, 2020 1:51 am

Ferguson is making me eat my words. Decent drive for the foul and made both free throws. Proceeds to hit three 3s in a row and flashes that smile. Lol.
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Re: Game 58: Oklahoma City Thunder (35-22) @ Chicago Bulls (20-38) - 8:00 PM ET 

Post#7 » by ThunderBolt » Wed Feb 26, 2020 1:51 am

getrichordie wrote:Ugh. Watching Ferguson play is so upsetting. It's like he has lost his drive or spark or whatever you want to call it. Last season, we saw him smiling all the time. This year, he just seems down. He front-rimmed that open 3 he got around the 2 minute mark in the 1st quarter. He's just so passive. At least Dort drives.

It’s pretty obvious that he plays to his confidence level.
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Post#8 » by getrichordie » Wed Feb 26, 2020 1:55 am

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getrichordie wrote:Ugh. Watching Ferguson play is so upsetting. It's like he has lost his drive or spark or whatever you want to call it. Last season, we saw him smiling all the time. This year, he just seems down. He front-rimmed that open 3 he got around the 2 minute mark in the 1st quarter. He's just so passive. At least Dort drives.

It’s pretty obvious that he plays to his confidence level.


Oh, for sure. In these easier games, like this one, I’d like to see our guards actively looking for him to get him touches and get him in rhythm. I think that would certainly help. By no means, do I think we should cater to him, but I think it helps if we look for him some games.
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Re: Game 58: Oklahoma City Thunder (35-22) @ Chicago Bulls (20-38) - 8:00 PM ET 

Post#9 » by ThunderBolt » Wed Feb 26, 2020 1:55 am

Dennis just threaded the needle on these two passes to Nerlens.
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Post#10 » by getrichordie » Wed Feb 26, 2020 1:58 am

That’s twice in a row now that Shai is trying to play hero ball. He just needs to settle for running a simple P’n’R sometimes.
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Post#11 » by getrichordie » Wed Feb 26, 2020 1:58 am

ThunderBolt wrote:Dennis just threaded the needle on these two passes to Nerlens.


He just keeps making me look smart :roll:
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Re: Game 58: Oklahoma City Thunder (35-22) @ Chicago Bulls (20-38) - 8:00 PM ET 

Post#12 » by ThunderBolt » Wed Feb 26, 2020 2:26 am

Adams has never really learned how to shield the ball from defenders when he catches it in the paint. He either pushes the ball directly in to the body of the defender or ends up flinging the ball with one hand across his body.
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Re: Game 58: Oklahoma City Thunder (35-22) @ Chicago Bulls (20-38) - 8:00 PM ET 

Post#13 » by ThunderBolt » Wed Feb 26, 2020 2:37 am

Felicio is worse than I realized.
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Re: Game 58: Oklahoma City Thunder (35-22) @ Chicago Bulls (20-38) - 8:00 PM ET 

Post#14 » by ThunderBolt » Wed Feb 26, 2020 2:42 am

Shai looks really slow on defense. I hope he can find a three point shot this offseason. Lavine has had his way with Dort.
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Re: Game 58: Oklahoma City Thunder (35-22) @ Chicago Bulls (20-38) - 8:00 PM ET 

Post#15 » by ThunderBolt » Wed Feb 26, 2020 2:48 am

The silver lining to a potential collapse is that I really don’t want to lose our draft pick.
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Re: Game 58: Oklahoma City Thunder (35-22) @ Chicago Bulls (20-38) - 8:00 PM ET 

Post#16 » by 1bigfan13 » Wed Feb 26, 2020 2:48 am

1bigfan13 wrote:Unless Zach Lavine goes off for 45+ OKC *should* win this one rather easily.

Welp. It looks like the thing I feared would happen is happening.

Just gotta pray that his legs get tired in the 4th qtr since he played the entire 3rd.
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Re: Game 58: Oklahoma City Thunder (35-22) @ Chicago Bulls (20-38) - 8:00 PM ET 

Post#17 » by NaturalThunder » Wed Feb 26, 2020 2:57 am

We're also catching the Bulls during a time where Coby White is going on an unexpected torrid rookie scoring tear. That's three-straight 30+ games for him.

Still doesn't excuse turning our 17 point halftime lead into a 2-point deficit at the end of the 3rd against a terrible team.
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Coxy wrote:I think with a PG like George Hill, they'd be better than current.
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Re: Game 58: Oklahoma City Thunder (35-22) @ Chicago Bulls (20-38) - 8:00 PM ET 

Post#18 » by 1bigfan13 » Wed Feb 26, 2020 3:19 am

Lavine is going crazy out there.
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Re: Game 58: Oklahoma City Thunder (35-22) @ Chicago Bulls (20-38) - 8:00 PM ET 

Post#19 » by Galloisdaman » Wed Feb 26, 2020 3:23 am

Wow last minute is taking forever.
My eyes glaze over when reading alternative stat (not advanced stat) narratives that go many paragraphs long. If you can not make your point in 2 paragraphs it may not be a great point. :D
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Re: Game 58: Oklahoma City Thunder (35-22) @ Chicago Bulls (20-38) - 8:00 PM ET 

Post#20 » by 1bigfan13 » Wed Feb 26, 2020 3:28 am

Close one. I fully expected that last second heave by Lavine to go in.

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