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    Originally Posted by 2121sooner View Post
    You haven't watched the Mariners in a while, have you.

    And this team isn't bad, but they are playing a shitty brand of basketball. Can they turn it.around? Of course they can, but they need some significant changes.

    If Westbrook indeed does decide to become "the man" again (read "dominating the ball") I'll be curious to see how George responds.
    I don't ever watch the Mariners, so no.
    I am even starting to doubt if they can turn it around. But since I can't predict the future, I will hold final judgement for a while. They have the pieces and I think they want to make it work, I just don't know if they can do it as fast as they need to. This isn't a team that has several years to grow together, it has to work immediately or it will fall apart.
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    Originally Posted by SG1 View Post
    What happened to the Russ postups?

    We need that again, with PG, Melo and Abrines on the wing for kickout opportunities for three.

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    No doubt. In reality we need to have players ready to roll to the basket to support a rebound off of Russ post ups with 2 in position to take a kick out and whip it to the weakside 3 or drive. Right now schematically we aren't in position to do so, most possesions. Neither are we in position (or have personnel when robes is on the floor) to pnr to a high %shot or drive. Maybe this can be addressed with time and familiarity, idk. That might be what they are supposed to do & just aren't executing. But I expected to see us stressing defenders with Russ drives and then stretching them apart with competent shooters. That happens about 2-4 times a game and otherwise it's an iso show. Need to be sought 30% iso most nights and not vice versa.

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    Originally Posted by Malicong View Post
    I don't ever watch the Mariners, so no.
    I am even starting to doubt if they can turn it around. But since I can't predict the future, I will hold final judgement for a while. They have the pieces and I think they want to make it work, I just don't know if they can do it as fast as they need to. This isn't a team that has several years to grow together, it has to work immediately or it will fall apart.
    they can turn it around, but seeding is important in the West too. Pressure packed situation. Hopefully it comes together around hambre 17-25 because we have the D to make some serious runs and get to 3rd-5th seed.

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    Originally Posted by Malicong View Post
    Apparently for some it was after the 1st loss. You are proposing that this team is done and the entire season is already decided TWO WEEKS BEFORE THANKSGIVING.
    One-eighth of the season is the equivalent of saying an NFL team is bad after week 2, a MLB team is bad before the end of April, or a hurdle race is over after the 1st jump.
    Where have I said they are done? Just they are bad team right now.

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    One problem is taking too many iso/spot up 3’s and too many 3’s in general. Game before last we took almost half our shots from hero range.

    Those who rail on Stevo i just laugh at their low BB IQ. When he is involved in the game he is a monster. Sure he has shortcomings all our players do. He also has to be careful not to take too many fouls he’s our only true center. But those who have watched know he used to be bad at FTs and now he hits them at a good clip. When we go to him early it worked then we stopped. Last night of our first 11 shots in 3rd qtr 10 were hero 3 tries. Yet we have resident trolls complaining he missed a block lol. Talk about dumb posters.

    General comments:

    Billy needs to go one game and say “in the first quarter we will not attempt any 3’s. Make em work for points.

    Refs are contributing to our losses but we have to fight through it without getting too upset. Problem is we need Billy to go off on them and get tossed. Since he has never been tossed it will get air time and maybe league will look into these shit calls. Russ is getting absolutely beat up, hacked, hit, swiped, elbowed and everything else and not getting calls. Yet last night I watched 5 trips in a row where the other team got an and 1 or 2 FTs for minor contact. Just call it the same but Billy needs to get tossed just once to support his players. And maybe they will figure out how to play together without Billy but for Billy.

    Russ needs to stop whining about non calls every time he drives basket.

    Melo is doing great and fighting hard.

    PG is a quiet player but needs to be more assertive

    Robes is an absolute waste of starter time. We need offense

    Our D is good

    We could be 7-4 with equal reffing and my main point is not to complain about refs but to put things in perspective that we are not nearly as bad as our record says. Far from it we have talent and are in every game we just need to close games oit.

    Loving Felton I said pre season his addition is as important for bench as Melo/PG for starters. Guy is balling

    Grant is also balling realling liking his progression.

    No Singler sightings life isn’t all that bad.

    Billy needs to get control of starters. Settle Russ down. Orders to team to take less3’s. Bench Robes.

    We’ll be in the humt.
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    So according to the Yahoo!, heading into tonight's game the Thunder are:
    24th in points scored,
    21st in FG%,
    28th in FT%,
    21st in 3PT%,
    9th in 3PT shots made,
    19th in total rebounds,
    20th in assists,
    11th in TO,
    15th in assist/TO ratio, and
    5th in blocked shots.

    Yikes.

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    Originally Posted by Mixer! View Post
    So according to the Yahoo!, heading into tonight's game the Thunder are:
    24th in points scored,
    21st in FG%,
    28th in FT%,
    21st in 3PT%,
    9th in 3PT shots made,
    19th in total rebounds,
    20th in assists,
    11th in TO,
    15th in assist/TO ratio, and
    5th in blocked shots.

    Yikes.
    But Stevo missed a block on the other end lol


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    Originally Posted by Mixer! View Post
    So according to the Yahoo!, heading into tonight's game the Thunder are:
    24th in points scored,
    21st in FG%,
    28th in FT%,
    21st in 3PT%,
    9th in 3PT shots made,
    19th in total rebounds,
    20th in assists,
    11th in TO,
    15th in assist/TO ratio, and
    5th in blocked shots.

    Yikes.
    Only stats that matter...Thunder are awful in crunch time offense and defense.

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    No Stevo tonight


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    Originally Posted by SoonerVikeThunder View Post
    One problem is taking too many iso/spot up 3’s and too many 3’s in general. Game before last we took almost half our shots from hero range.

    Those who rail on Stevo i just laugh at their low BB IQ. When he is involved in the game he is a monster. Sure he has shortcomings all our players do. He also has to be careful not to take too many fouls he’s our only true center. But those who have watched know he used to be bad at FTs and now he hits them at a good clip. When we go to him early it worked then we stopped. Last night of our first 11 shots in 3rd qtr 10 were hero 3 tries. Yet we have resident trolls complaining he missed a block lol. Talk about dumb posters.

    General comments:

    Billy needs to go one game and say “in the first quarter we will not attempt any 3’s. Make em work for points.

    Refs are contributing to our losses but we have to fight through it without getting too upset. Problem is we need Billy to go off on them and get tossed. Since he has never been tossed it will get air time and maybe league will look into these shit calls. Russ is getting absolutely beat up, hacked, hit, swiped, elbowed and everything else and not getting calls. Yet last night I watched 5 trips in a row where the other team got an and 1 or 2 FTs for minor contact. Just call it the same but Billy needs to get tossed just once to support his players. And maybe they will figure out how to play together without Billy but for Billy.

    Russ needs to stop whining about non calls every time he drives basket.

    Melo is doing great and fighting hard.

    PG is a quiet player but needs to be more assertive

    Robes is an absolute waste of starter time. We need offense

    Our D is good

    We could be 7-4 with equal reffing and my main point is not to complain about refs but to put things in perspective that we are not nearly as bad as our record says. Far from it we have talent and are in every game we just need to close games oit.

    Loving Felton I said pre season his addition is as important for bench as Melo/PG for starters. Guy is balling

    Grant is also balling realling liking his progression.

    No Singler sightings life isn’t all that bad.

    Billy needs to get control of starters. Settle Russ down. Orders to team to take less3’s. Bench Robes.

    We’ll be in the humt.
    Tltr

  11. #2461
    Furk, thought the game was at 7 tonight. Sped all the way home for no apparent REASON.
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    Originally Posted by SoonerDevil View Post
    It's going to be so awesome when OKC ends up with 0 NBA Titles after having Harden, Durant, Westbrook, Paul George, and Carmelo Anthony. So much fail.
    You Mavs fans have some serious **** envy.
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    Oh dear lord...
    https://twitter.com/royceyoung/statu...62456550854656


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  14. #2464
    Dakari is starting in place of Adams. I think he will do fine he played in a tough Australian league.

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    Originally Posted by SoonerTech View Post
    Oh dear lord...
    https://twitter.com/royceyoung/statu...62456550854656


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    I expect a dominant performance tonight

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    Originally Posted by SoonerVikeThunder View Post
    Dakari is starting in place of Adams. I think he will do fine he played in a tough Australian league.
    Oh my sweet baby Jesus.

    Did you really just ****ing say that?

    This thread is all yours tonight
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    Originally Posted by SoonerVikeThunder View Post
    Dakari is starting in place of Adams. I think he will do fine he played in a tough Australian league.
    I thought that was Turd...
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  19. #2469
    I expect the same shit but hopefully Clips just bad enough for thunder to get a win.

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    Hello ‘Peake. So far this season, Thunder has played 7 road games. Tied for most in NBA.

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    Originally Posted by Mixer! View Post
    I thought that was Turd...
    Yup I mixed up Fergie somehow

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    Not a great start:

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    Voodoo curse at the line

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    Anyone catch George throw his warmups at Jordan?

    And the said we were second in league in paint defense.

    But adams sucks right


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    Voodoo curse lifted, and extra passes. So far so good.

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    blessed to get 2 early fouls on Roberson

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    We finally got some calls at rim and now everything is moving again. Russ is fired up he loves this home crowd. PG is such a smooth player.

  28. #2478
    OKC out to a big 1st quarter. This all seems very familiar...


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    Once a Sooner always a Sooner

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    Blake Griffin dropped the upside down horns as he ran out for starting lineups. #boomer
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    Originally Posted by SoonerTech View Post
    OKC out to a big 1st quarter. This all seems very familiar...


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    Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaand it’s gone.


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    All that good work, evaporated by the second unit

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    Originally Posted by barlowd View Post
    All that good work, evaporated by the second unit
    Remember: they don’t suck a**, they’re just not playing well...


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    Originally Posted by SoonerTech View Post
    Remember: they don’t suck a**, they’re just not playing well...


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    This thread is unreadable.
    The people that aren’t fans supposedly make the most posts.

    Pretty sad


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    Dakari looks. Like Jeremy Lamb at times. That can’t be good.


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    Refs this year are shit. We have 18 to their 21 but my point is they are the game anymore. Way too many bogus touch fouls on both sides. In all games too. Its changed the games to where its hard to watch. I am finding myself listenimg after almost every play for a whistle. Its bonkers

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    Well best game of the year so far. Still time to blow it though.
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    Originally Posted by SoonerVikeThunder View Post
    Refs this year are shit. We have 18 to their 21 but my point is they are the game anymore. Way too many bogus touch fouls on both sides. In all games too. Its changed the games to where its hard to watch. I am finding myself listenimg after almost every play for a whistle. Its bonkers

    Please stop with the refs. You sound like Michael cage. Sad.
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  39. #2489
    Shit even cage and the white guy said this was the best game of the year in regards to the officials.

  40. #2490
    **** these NBA refs

    EDIT: I'm sorry. It's criminal.

  41. #2491
    Originally Posted by Keef View Post
    Please stop with the refs. You sound like Michael cage. Sad.
    You never even read it. I said all games and for both sides. Learn to read and maybe add to discussion.

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    sickening

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    Originally Posted by Spade1000 View Post
    blessed to get 2 early fouls on Roberson

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    Yes! Lol

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    Originally Posted by SoonerVikeThunder View Post
    You never even read it. I said all games and for both sides. Learn to read and maybe add to discussion.

    You saying the ref sucks doesn’t add anything. Can you provide anything other than the refs suck? It’s every game, multiple times. You’re way worse than the trolls.
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    Originally Posted by oucub23 View Post
    Dakari looks. Like Jeremy Lamb at times. That can’t be good.


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    Hahaaa... jeremy lamb on steroids
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    Originally Posted by Keef View Post
    Please stop with the refs. You sound like Michael cage. Sad.
    I get your sentiment, but the NBA can do better than this. I'm a ref backer, did it for many years.

    To add...I don't think the league office does the officials any favors.
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    Originally Posted by Keef View Post
    Please stop with the refs. You sound like Michael cage. Sad.
    Glad i’m not the only one

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    George may get 40.

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    Originally Posted by wheelihan View Post
    I get your sentiment, but the NBA can do better than this. I'm a ref backer, did it for many years.
    I dont think he disagrees about the refs, he is simply tellin him to stop ****ing bout refs and bring something more insightful to the thread... could be wrong though
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    Originally Posted by SoonerRO View Post
    I dont think he disagrees about the refs, he is simply tellin him to stop ****ing bout refs and bring something more insightful to the thread... could be wrong though
    Gotcha. Agree.

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