OKLAHOMA CITY -- The soft stretch of the Oklahoma City Thunder's schedule is over. Over the last three weeks, the Thunder have played six of their nine games against teams near the bottom of the standings. Oklahoma City won all six of those games and beat one of the three teams -- the San Antonio Spurs -- who they played who are battling for a playoff spot. But starting with Friday's game against the Los Angeles Clippers, the Thunder have 11 consecutive games against teams with winning records.
PITTSBURGH — In the locker room deep inside PPG Paints Arena after Thursday's 83-78 Oklahoma loss to Rhode Island in the NCAA Tournament, the Sooners tried to process what had just happened. The result was equal parts stunning and expected. Throughout the early part of the season, it looked like these Sooners were destined for greatness. Trae Young tore up college basketball in a way no player had ever done.
So, too, might be the brief Trae Young era. The No. 10-seed Sooners led, then struggled, and then scratched and clawed to get into overtime before struggling there as No. 7-seed Rhode Island pulled off an 81-74 win Thursday afternoon at PPG Paints Arena. In the first half and late, as Oklahoma made its final push to force overtime, Trae Young looked like the player that took college basketball by storm.
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Selecting a term
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Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
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Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
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