12/28 Daily Links
December 28, 2010
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While the Thunder lick their wounds, let’s take a walk around the league to see what people are saying.
What the pros are saying:
“Dallas is No. 1, and OKC is a close second as far as the best fans in the NBA. It’s unbelievable. They’re here early. They stay late. They’re cheering. They’re just unbelievable. And it’s great to know that in a small market like this you have die-hard fans. They’re some of the best.” – Jason Terry
- Mayberry’s post-game nuggets. Some really good quotes in there, from which I pulled the one above.
- Mayberry’s post-game write-up. He takes a good look at Jason Terry’s 4th quarter heroics.
- John Rohde offers some notes from his notebook. Westbrook appears to be okay after his 4th quarter fall, and Collison keeps drawing offensive charges.
- DailyThunder gives its post-game write-up. Royce notes the strange way the Mavs ended the game as the clock hit zeros.
- Royce also chimes in at ESPN’s Daily Dime today. He writes about the Thunder’s big missed opportunity.
- LoudCity recaps the game, lamenting the pain of watching the 4th quarter collapse.
- SI writes about the Mavs’ new toughness this year, which we saw on display after Dirk went down.
- Rob Mahoney coins the phrase “Spursian Rhythm” in regards to the Thunder’s play this year. I’m not totally sure what the phrase means, but I AM totally using it tonight when I tell me wife how work went that day. “You know dear, nothing big. Spursian rhythm kind of day.”
- Ian Thomsen recounts his top 10 stories of the past year. Durant’s ascendancy dials in at #3.
- Hoopsworld takes a look at trade possibilities for the Thunder and around the league. Outside shooting and interior big men remain priorities.
- Big TV ratings from the NBA’s all-day showcase. The Thunder-Nuggets matchup earned a 1.4 fast national rating. No, I don’t know what that means.
- A look back at the biggest sports moments for Oklahoma City.
- Nowitzki, injured in the 2nd quarter, as an MRI scheduled for today.
- Shockingly, a Dallas writer considers the Dallas team the league’s best. I’m shocked.
- Not Thunder-specific, but an excellent read on the now defunct professional relationship between Steve Nash and Amar’e Stoudemire. It is a reminder that even those that make the sweetest music together only get to do it for a brief moment in time, so it is best to savor all of it.