The Thunder is now 2-0 in bubble scrimmages and we have only 4 more days until that first matchup with the Jazz. OKC will play their final scrimmage on Tuesday night, before having two days of rest and preparation for the game on Saturday.
Before the season came to a stop back in March, the Thunder had built a reputation of making second half comebacks. After setting multiple franchise records for comeback victories, it started to feel like this team was never completely out of a game.
This Thunder squad was a team that you had to put away. You couldn’t just coast for the final twelve minutes, because CP3, Shai-Gilgeous Alexander, and Steven Adams were still eyeing that comeback victory.
Even in the scrimmage against the 76ers Sunday, we saw OKC mount a size-able comeback. It just seems to be what this team does. They are never out of the fight. Even after being away from basketball for four months during this pandemic.
This team had so many crazy victories this season, that narrowing it down to my absolute favorite of season was pretty tough. It’s hard not to go with both of the wins over Houston. Or you could even go with the Thunder’s last win against the Celtics on March 8th.
That being said, there’s one win that stands out in particular. The Thunder pulled off a stunning 139-127 overtime win against the Timberwolves on December 6th.
This was the same game we saw Jordan Bell receive a delay of game penalty after Chris Paul pointed out his untucked jersey to the referee. It was also the game that produced Steven Adams’ best pass of his career. A full court heave to Dennis Schröder for the game tying layup.
After finding a way to send this game to OT, the life was completely taken out of the Timberwolves. With everyone on their feet in the Peake’ for the entirety of overtime, the Thunder ran away with the game. Outscoring Minnesota 17-5 during OT for my favorite win of the season.
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