The Oklahoma City Thunder own the best record in the NBA at 24-7. But there is minor panic down here concerning the defending Western Conference champs.
See, the Thunder has won only half of their past six games and they did get blitzed, 110-93, Wednesday by the visiting Brooklyn Nets. According to local reports, there have been a couple of spots in recent games in which the team hasn't played particularly well.
If only the Sixers had such minor concerns. It was funny to pick up the local paper today and read a very long story detailing miniscule moments over the past couple of weeks in which the Thunder has not played up to par. When asked about it, stars Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook shrugged it off, both basically saying that you can't play well every night during an 82-game season and lulls, no matter how minor they appear, are going to happen.
The Sixers couldn't have visited at a worse time. Not only is the Thunder coming off that loss, but Durant was also ejected late in that game for the first time in his career. Think they are going to have a little bit of a chip on their collective shoulders tonight?