Brooks: Thunder Learning as We Go
But this time, the Thunder was prepared.
“We learned from it,” said Thunder coach Scott Brooks. “That first game, we didn’t move the ball as well as we did, and we didn’t defend as well as we were capable of defending.”
A 3-minute, 43 second scoring drought is what tested the Thunder this go-round.
After a James Harden converted a four-point play to put the Thunder up 101-88, the Thunder didn’t score again until Westbrook willed in a pull-up jumper with 1:36 remaining. Before that basket, Westbrook was just 8-for-22 from the field.