Timberwolves Expose Thunder
As for what went wrong, the answer was pretty much everything.
The Thunder turned the ball over far too many times and in nearly every possible way, settled for jump shots all night and failed to muster anything in transition. And that was just the offensive side of the ball.
Defensively, the Thunder couldn’t guard without fouling, couldn’t keep the Wolves out of the paint, and couldn’t cover the 3-point line.
Taking advantage of Russell Westbrook’s absence, the Wolves loaded their defense on Durant and played an old-fashioned game of “make someone else beat you.”
The Thunder couldn’t.
And after two games, that dirty little secret could be out.