This was a completely bizarre basketball game. It had everything you’d want as a fan. The feel was like a playoff game from last spring which could have taken place if the Thunder had extended the Utah Jazz to seven games. The only thing missing was Russell Westbrook not punking Mitt Romney and the GOP for cowering to Donald Trump. Otherwise, the ending of this game had absolutely everything as the Thunder somehow won in Salt Lake City with a stunning 107-106 road win.
I’ll start with Westbrook. It was vintage Wild Thing as he shot a horrific 3-17, committed six turnovers, missed a questionable three late, and yet at the end of the game made a defensive play on Donovan Mitchell at the rim which in essence won the game for the Thunder. Think about what I just wrote…that being, for most of this game Westbrook played like shit and was -12, but in the end made the play of the game on the defensive end.
These are our New Thunder.
Berry Tramel won’t even know how to write what I just wrote.
It wasn’t pretty, but in the end this New Thunder made gritty plays. Winning plays. Gut check plays. Plays that sent my TSN meter shaking off the lab table… and it wasn’t just Westbrook.
Terrance Ferguson made a long two near the end which would be clutch and it would be his only basket of the game. Tell me with a straight face you can visualize Andre Roberson making that shot. You can’t, I won’t let you…so don’t.
Dennis Schroeder after burning the Thunder’s last timeout late on a side inbounds play, turned the ball over, then busted his ass and stole it back from Donovan Mitchell to set up Westbrook’s three point miss which he never should have taken because Paul George was the guy who should have taken that shot.
Tramel…don’t even try this, dude.
That’s how goofy the ending of this game actually was in that Paul George was the best player on the floor on a 43 point, 14 rebound game and I really didn’t notice him late except for him getting his ass burned by Donovan Mitchell on that last fateful play when Wild Thing bailed him out with a defensive play at the rim which made you realize Russell Westbrook really is a defensive stud when he wants to be. Just a stunning play, and BTW I didn’t think Wild Thing fouled the beleaguered Mitchell who in no way looks like the player who took the NBA by storm last spring in his rookie campaign.
This is where I write Donovan Mitchell looks like overrated shit right now…as in lost. You can’t do this, Barry Tramel. The Daily Oklahoman doesn’t allow it.
What a game and what an ending! Consider this as well… the Utah Jazz had 35 assists at home and still lost. I’m to guess that
has never happened before when they hit the 30 assist plateau at home and lose. I bet when Nick Gallo read that stat he literally got a boner and wanted to kiss Russell.
You wonder if these two teams are once again going to meet each other in the first round come this April with say the Thunder at No. 3 and the Jazz at No. 6. It only seems right. They hate each other. Joe Ingles is a punk and seems to always be in Westbrook head, as does Little Ricky Rubio…who knows, even by the this spring Mitt Romney might find his balls and be that Howard Baker dude the GOP is so sorely missing right now. If Caligula is being impeached and the Thunder and Jazz hook up again with Romney taking center stage…I’d have everything in the first round of the Western Conference Playoffs a guy like me could ask for. Hell… I wouldn’t even know what was the storyline.
So… amazingly enough, this New Thunder emerge from the smoke at 21-10 and tied for first in the West with Denver and Golden State.
The Thunder host the soft Minnesota Timberwolves tonight at the Peake.
The New Patrician GOP. Somewhere in hell…William F. Buckley is laughing his ass at these clowns.