Thunder Players All Business at Practice
If you wanted to use a word to describe the Thunder’s Monday morning practice, “agitated” would work well. Maybe “annoyed.” Or even downright “angry.”
Normally a bunch that crack jokes, talk loud and act like a group of 23-year-olds would, the Thunder were quiet, reserved and businesslike. As players made their rounds with the media, others sat with headphones on and waited. No jovial bursts of laughing or wise cracks. Russell Westbrook talked in three-word sentences. Kevin Durant clearly looked much more concerned with getting to the film room than talking to anybody. And Kendrick Perkins, well, Kendrick Perkins looks agitated and angry even when he’s the happiest person alive.
It’s to be expected that there’s a little bit of a hangover though as the Thunder entered the fourth quarter of Game 1 with a nine-point lead but watched it melt away as baskets and stops came few and far between.