Game 59: Oklahoma City Thunder (36-22) vs. Sacramento Kings (24-33) - 8:00 PM ET

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Game 59: Oklahoma City Thunder (36-22) vs. Sacramento Kings (24-33) - 8:00 PM ET 

Post#1 » by ducler » Thu Feb 27, 2020 2:51 pm

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Re: Game 59: Oklahoma City Thunder (36-22) vs. Sacramento Kings (24-33) - 8:00 PM ET 

Post#2 » by RunOKC » Fri Feb 28, 2020 1:48 am

It's been time to stop playing Ferguson. Not sure what they see to keep trotting him out.
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Re: Game 59: Oklahoma City Thunder (36-22) vs. Sacramento Kings (24-33) - 8:00 PM ET 

Post#3 » by getrichordie » Fri Feb 28, 2020 2:10 am

RunOKC wrote:It's been time to stop playing Ferguson. Not sure what they see to keep trotting him out.


I wouldn't go that far. He's still long on defense and causes smaller guards problems. He'd actually probably guard Hield better than Dort. Dort has left Hield open in the corner 3 times this game. Defense is breaking down for some reason.

We just aren't playing defense tonight. Period.
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Re: Game 59: Oklahoma City Thunder (36-22) vs. Sacramento Kings (24-33) - 8:00 PM ET 

Post#4 » by getrichordie » Fri Feb 28, 2020 2:56 am

Good defensive adjustments at halftime by Billy D. We are back in the game, fellas. Held Kings to just 21 in the 3rd. Noel is just more rangy than Adams and sometimes that’s more beneficial depending on the opponent.
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Re: Game 59: Oklahoma City Thunder (36-22) vs. Sacramento Kings (24-33) - 8:00 PM ET 

Post#5 » by getrichordie » Fri Feb 28, 2020 3:00 am

Really want to see us start attacking the basket and take advantage of this bonus. This is where I hate to see early shot clock 3s and semi-contested 3s unless they are just wide open.
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Re: Game 59: Oklahoma City Thunder (36-22) vs. Sacramento Kings (24-33) - 8:00 PM ET 

Post#6 » by ThunderBolt » Fri Feb 28, 2020 3:35 am

Missed this one. I’ll have to watch the replay tomorrow after work. Looks like Giles played well. Hopefully presti took notice.
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Re: Game 59: Oklahoma City Thunder (36-22) vs. Sacramento Kings (24-33) - 8:00 PM ET 

Post#7 » by NaturalThunder » Fri Feb 28, 2020 3:53 am

It may not last long after we lose to the Bucks tomorrow night, but at the 59 game mark we're officially in 5th place.

I thought we'd be in the current Grizzlies/Portland/Kings/Suns/Spurs/Pelicans group of "below .500 teams scrapping out for the 8-seed" at this point in the season.
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Re: Game 59: Oklahoma City Thunder (36-22) vs. Sacramento Kings (24-33) - 8:00 PM ET 

Post#8 » by Old Man Game » Fri Feb 28, 2020 5:47 am

And another game the Russ led teams probably loses.

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Re: Game 59: Oklahoma City Thunder (36-22) vs. Sacramento Kings (24-33) - 8:00 PM ET 

Post#9 » by getrichordie » Fri Feb 28, 2020 6:41 am

Old Man Game wrote:And another game the Russ led teams probably loses.

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All of our current point guards are a breath of fresh air to watch after watching so many botched games by Westbrook. :nod:
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Re: Game 59: Oklahoma City Thunder (36-22) vs. Sacramento Kings (24-33) - 8:00 PM ET 

Post#10 » by mcscotty » Fri Feb 28, 2020 6:59 am

If the season ended today, it would be the Rockets and Thunder in the first round. I want that series so a bad!!
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Re: Game 59: Oklahoma City Thunder (36-22) vs. Sacramento Kings (24-33) - 8:00 PM ET 

Post#11 » by sleestak33 » Fri Feb 28, 2020 12:11 pm

OKC is 3 games out from being the 2 seed in the West. They had a 25 game stretch before the all star break with the 2nd best record in the NBA in that time span. They have the best 5 man lineup in the NBA (Paul, Schroder, Adams, Gallinari and SGA). Paul, SGA and Schroder are all shooting over 50% in closeout situations late in the 4th qtr. Is there a point where we have to start talking about this team as an actual title contender? They have a pretty good sized chink in their armor with the collection of wing players they're having to use as the starting 3 and backups but it one of them always seems to have a good enough game to contribute enough to be fairly legit. Maybe I'm drinking the Thunder koolaide (like Michael Cage LOL) a bit here but if they keep winning and get all the way up to the 2 seed it really wouldn't surprise me.
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Re: Game 59: Oklahoma City Thunder (36-22) vs. Sacramento Kings (24-33) - 8:00 PM ET 

Post#12 » by Old Man Game » Fri Feb 28, 2020 12:31 pm

Am I the only one that hates playing the kings by the way? With their former OU great shooter so a large portion of the crowd starts audibly rooting for him if he starts torching us?
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Re: Game 59: Oklahoma City Thunder (36-22) vs. Sacramento Kings (24-33) - 8:00 PM ET 

Post#13 » by ThunderBolt » Fri Feb 28, 2020 12:41 pm

Old Man Game wrote:Am I the only one that hates playing the kings by the way? With their former OU great shooter so a large portion of the crowd starts audibly rooting for him if he starts torching us?

It seems very small town-ish to me.
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Re: Game 59: Oklahoma City Thunder (36-22) vs. Sacramento Kings (24-33) - 8:00 PM ET 

Post#14 » by RunOKC » Fri Feb 28, 2020 6:53 pm

Remaining sched, A=Away H=Home

Playoff teams: 9 Away / 4 Home
MIL A
LAC x2 H/A
BOS A
UTA x2 H/H
DEN x2 H/A
MIA A
LAL A
DAL A
MEM x2 A/A

Non playoff: 5 Away / 5 Home
DET A
NYK x2 A/H
MIN H
WAS A
ATL A
CLT H
GSW A
PHX H
BKN H

Prediction: 14-9, 51-31

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