NEW ORLEANS — It’s like the Oklahoma City Thunder are on a mission to prove that momentum is a metaphysical concept. The Thunder couldn’t hold onto it Monday in New Orleans. They couldn’t even quite touch it. They got out to a 25-6 lead over the first six minutes against the Pelicans. A 50-point quarter was within sight for those who obsess over what teams are on a pace to do. Turns out, it wasn’t. OKC just couldn’t grasp the momentum.
NEW ORLEANS — The new NBA isn’t for everyone, including Oklahoma City Thunder center Steven Adams.Adams may be a versatile defender, someone who can guard near and away from the rim. But he’s a traditionalist at heart. He thrives with physical play. He alters shots around the basket. He’ll poke and shove and bump and bounce. It’s his game.
By Fred KatzCNHI Sports OklahomaNEW ORLEANS — It’s like the Oklahoma City Thunder are on a mission to prove that momentum is a metaphysical concept. The Thunder couldn’t hold onto it Monday in New Orleans. They couldn’t even quite touch it.They got out to a 25-6 lead over the first six minutes against the Pelicans. A 50-point quarter was within sight for those who obsess over what teams are on a pace to do. Turns out, it wasn’t.
Super different feel tonight from last year. Not much signage. Not many boos when Durant took the floor for warmups. Hung out for a bit with Nick Collison and OKC coaches Royal Ivey, Mark Bryant on the court. The whole thing just seems looser.
Kerr on KD: “I expect he’ll get quite a reception, both good and bad. But it’ll always be special when KD walks into this building...He made too big of an impact and this city made too big of an impact on him.”
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Selecting a term
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