By Professor Fred Whitted NORTH CAROLINA (BASN) — The title above...
OKC Bench Steps Up As Thunder Beat T-Wolves (92-84)
Oklahoma City Thunder are coming off a lose to the Hawks and the Cavs over the past weekend. They needed to find that edge that was going to motivate them to come out and win. That motivation was a mixture of KD hurting his big toe and the fans that were pouring out ovations for their team. The Thunder have not been home in about a week and came out on a mission. This was a game that the Thunder needed as they had everyone involved tonight with spread out offense. The bench was able to get into the game and maintain as the starters needed rest. Reggie, Anthony and Dion were the spark that the Thunder needed as they were able to do anything they wanted against the younger and unexperienced Timberwolves.
As the games progress we have seen the bench’s big three progress as well Anthony Morrow has found his stroke from the field and also he has been hitting clutch shots in big moments. Thats exactly what OKC needed and he has provided that as he poured in 14 points tonight. Reggie Jackson has been everything and more to this team doing anything they ask of him. Wether its him playing 10 minutes or 20 minutes Reggie has came in and been a professional and has done anything he can to get wins. Dion Waiters has came into OKC and has found his groove as he has noted many times “He Actually Touches The Ball”.
The Thunder have all the pieces to make that playoff push they just need to keep the chemistry up and they need everyone to be on the same page. The fact they were able to grind out a win against the T-Wolves with their bench power was very impressive. Andrew Wiggins and Thaddeus Young combined for 45 points tonight and the Thunder were able to lock down the rest of the team.
The Thunder play the Knicks on Wednesday and with the weather in the Northeast we will see if they actually play or not. Hopefully KD will be back on the court by then to help out with his scoring.