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Game 23 Results: Hi KD, I Didn’t See You Come In

Final score: Thunder 111, Timberwolves 103

Record: 15-8

Division: 5-1

Stat Leaders

Points: Durant with 30, Beasley with 26

Rebounds: Kevin Love with 21, Durant with 11

Assists: Luke Ridnour with 9, Westbrook with 8, Durant with 6

Wow, I think I’m going to need some antacid medicine after that one.

For the first time this year (I think) I was actively getting angry at this team that I am devoting myself to.  It was a strange feeling, because I have not felt an emotional connection to an NBA team for a long time (with the exception of the Lakers; still hate them through and through).  Through two and a half quarters, I felt like I was subtly but openly despising what I was watching.  One of these teams has a record of 5-16?  You’d be forgiven if you guessed it was the team in blue.

How did I get there?

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A Congolese and a Hoya Enter the Octagon…

I’d like to once again highlight one of my previous links, a strong piece by Royce Young at DailyThunder.

It’s Officially Time to Ask the Question

That’s right, Royce finally decided to propose to Jeff Green.

Not really.

Young’s analysis of the delicate chemistry that is both the player’s psyche and the team’s dynamic is a good one and appropriate to consider while we’re still early in the season.

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Great work by Royce Young at DailyThunder creating this clip of Serge Ibaka’s ally-oop slam against the Spurs.  It seems like every game Ibaka is showing us one or two more things that are exciting to behold.

Watch this play develop a couple times.  The backup PG Eric Maynor is running the break (after an Ibaka rebound) , and Ibaka is originally trailing Maynor and four Spurs defenders.  As he glides by behind the Spurs’ transition defense, he calls for the ball and in two long strides elevates over Richard Jefferson’s head and flushes it with one hand.  Just a beautiful example of why the NBA is like nothing else.

Air Congo? Sure, why not.