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LeBron's -39 today ties his career worst plus/minus, which he set only 12 days ago

LeBron's -39 today ties his career worst plus/minus, which he set only 12 days ago

Obviously single-game +/- is noisy and he's clearly not the cause of the Cavs slide, but it's been a bad few weeks for Cleveland.

Wasn't he -33?

LeDecline

It's only meaningful when it makes him look good.

Alternatively, he puts on a show of trying to seem uninterested to disguise the times he's genuinely struggling.

[Young] This is the second 20-20 game of Westbrook's career. He had 26 and 22 against the Suns last season.

[Young] This is the second 20-20 game of Westbrook's career. He had 26 and 22 against the Suns la...

well he isn't. Russ just has the ball and then it appears in other people's hands and they score

Remember that guy that posted on here and said Russ wasn't an elite Playmaker lol

Well don’t get blown out then?

20/20 vision

The Oklahoma City Thunder (148 points) have set a franchise record for most points scored in a regulation game (since moving to OKC)

The Oklahoma City Thunder (148 points) have set a franchise record for most points scored in a regulation game (since moving to OKC)

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Previous record in OKC was 138, set on 4/11/15 against the Timberwolves in a 138-115 victory.

My god thats a fuckload of points

I really wanted them to hit 150 tbh

I was weirdly invested in OKC getting 150...

Thank Terrance Ferguson for being the only guy playing hard in garbage time.

LeBron James played 38 minutes, his team lost by 24 points, and he did not reach the 30k point milestone

LeBron James played 38 minutes, his team lost by 24 points, and he did not reach the 30k point milestone

He was subbed out with about 7 minutes to go and was on pace for 44-45 minutes. Insane. What is lue thinking, this game was practically over in the 1st quarter. (Cavs cut it to 8 at one point but were quickly snuffed)

He also finished 7 points short of the hyped up 30k point mark.

A night to forget for Bron.

This is Derrick Rose's team now.

If Spo had this exact same roster they'd at least be a top 15 defensive team this is fucking embarassing.

lebron needs to hold himself accountable dude is half-assing on the defense and expecting to get foul calls on the other end and walks up the court whinning. i know its the regular season, but when you give up 148 to any team thats a crime

-33 and got killed even by OKC's bench lineups.

[Post Game Thread] The Oklahoma City Thunder (26-20) defeat the Cleveland Cavaliers (27-18), 148-124.

[Post Game Thread] The Oklahoma City Thunder (26-20) defeat the Cleveland Cavaliers (27-18), 148-124.ESPN BOX SCORE OKC Min FG FT 3PT +/- OR Reb A Blk Stl TO PF Pts P. George 32:05 12-19 7-8 5-11 +29 0 7 2 0 0 1 3 36 C. Anthony 28:12 11-19 4-4 3-6 +22 2 10 3 0 1 0 2 29 S. Adams 29:12 12-13 1-5 0-1 +30 5 10 1 1 0 1 3 25 R. Westbrook 34:37 9-17 4-5 1-1 +26 2 9 20 0 2 5 1 23 A. Roberson 29:57 4-7 0-4 0-0 +32 4 6 2 0 2 1 5 8 J. Grant 22:14 1-5 2-2 0-1 -6 0 1 2 0 0 1 2 4 P. Patterson 19:26 2-5 0-0 2-3 +8 0 1 2 0 2 1 2 6 R. Felton 16:47 3-8 0-0 2-4 +6 1 6 5 1 0 1 1 8 J. Huestis 13:01 0-2 0-0 0-1 -9 2 2 0 0 0 1 2 0 T. Ferguson 11:09 4-5 0-0 1-2 -8 0 0 0 0 2 1 2 9 Á. Abrines 1:40 0-0 0-0 0-0 -5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 D. Johnson 1:40 0-0 0-0 0-0 -5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 N. Collison D. Hamilton P. Dozier K. Singler Totals 240 58-100(.580) 18-28(.643) 14-30(.467) - 16 52 37 2 9 13 23 148 CLE Min FG FT 3PT +/- OR Reb A Blk Stl TO PF Pts L. James 38:22 8-17 2-4 0-4 -33 0 3 7 1 0 2 2 18 J. Crowder 26:03 7-12 1-1 2-5 -24 1 4 4 0 1 2 2 17 K. Love 3:04 0-2 0-0 0-2 -5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 J.R. Smith 25:56 3-11 0-0 2-9 -21 0 4 5 0 1 0 2 8 I. Thomas 25:43 8-14 4-5 4-8 -24 0 0 4 0 1 3 2 24 T. Thompson 25:56 2-3 5-6 0-0 -11 1 7 3 1 0 1 3 9 J. Green 21:39 4-8 4-5 0-2 -5 1 4 0 1 0 0 1 12 D. Rose 21:10 5-9 2-2 0-1 -1 0 2 3 0 0 1 1 12 D. Wade 20:04 4-5 3-3 0-1 -5 0 3 3 0 2 5 3 11 K. Korver 14:40 1-3 1-1 1-3 +1 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 4 C. Frye 8:53 2-3 0-0 1-2 +4 0 0 1 0 1 1 1 5 J. Calderón 4:15 1-1 0-0 0-0 +2 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 2 C. Osman 4:15 1-1 0-0 0-0 +2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 L. Perrantes J. Holland A. Zizic I. Shumpert Totals 240 46-89(.517) 22-27(.815) 10-37(.270) - 3 28 32 4 7 15 18 124 nbaboxscoregenerator.com by /u/Obi-Wan_Ginobili - Download_Swish_an_app_for_r/nba

The Thunder had four guys in double figures and almost scored 150. Holy shit the Cavs defense is bad

Lebron James announces he didn't want to hit 30K points in front of his family, instead will do it in front of Gregg Popovich.

Wanted 150 so badly

Michael Jordan gave up a total of ZERO points to the Thunder. Checkmate LeBron

OKC will be potent come April-June

OKC will be potent come April-June

The key is their defense/length. Stops lead to transition where Russ is most dangerous and comfortable. Few teams can play at his pace and when he's proficient in his shot selection and overall decision making he's next to unstoppable. PG has shown he can spot up which does wonders for OKC in half court sets. Melo is still a legitimate 3rd option to take advantage of mismatches if the ball stops, but this should be more of a safety net than anything.

The playoffs usually mean a much slower pace due to heightened intensity of defense, something OKC will excel at. They have to find a balance between half court ball movement and transition. Embrace isolation as a bail out tactic rather than a way of life. The 26-20 record doesn't mean much to me. They're the only team that has something comparable to Golden State's combination of offense/defense/skill.

I've always thought they'd gonna be scary in the playoffs. The west semis are gonna be pretty damn fun

I think the success of OKC is heavily dependent on Andre Roberson. If he stays healthy and is not completely useless on offence then the sky's the limit for OKC in my opinion

They changed the way they use him on offense back in December and it's made a world of difference.

The Thunder are the highest variance team in the NBA I think. Any given night they can punk the Cavs and Warriors, but any other given night they can lose to the Suns by double figures.

I agree that if the Thunder figure it out and play to their potential (which probably involves adding another bench piece through trade or the buyout market) that they're the least desirable first round matchup in the West.

[Lewenberg] The Raptors will play their 15th and final Western Conference road game of the season tonight... in late-January! The Celtics still have to play 11 of their 15, Cavs 8 of 15.

[Lewenberg] The Raptors will play their 15th and final Western Conference road game of the season...

They gotta fix the scheduling mate.

OKC about to 150 bomb the cavs im fucking done

It just means that our schedule for the rest of the season is softer

Honestly the scheduling has been a lot better this year. Completely eliminated 4 in 5s and a lot less back to backs than previous years.

Russell Westbrook records his first 20-20 game of the season

Russell Westbrook records his first 20-20 game of the season

Currently has 23 points and 20 assists on 9-17 shooting. Also 5 TOS and 8 rebounds. The Cavs defense has been pretty terrible and the thunder are taking advantage of it with 4 20 point scorers

4 players scored 113 points....

But I thought he stops passing after 10?

He had 18 when all the starters were in. He stat-padded 2 in one of his best games of the season when we haven’t played in 2 days and won’t play for another 2. I see no harm.

For the assists not the the rebounds, a 20-20 game is more of an anomaly than a triple double is for Russ

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