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Under control Westbrook and injury bug do not seem to stymie Thunder…..

Maybe the Oklahoma City Thunder has found the right recipe for winning with Russell Westbrook and Paul George as the super-stars they are.  With winning eleven out of their last thirteen games (after a zero and four start of the season), OKC has found that a under-control Russell Westbrook can make a difference in both his productivity and team success.  A blowout win over a depleted (but still good) Golden State Warriors squad on Wednesday was significant, even if the team still has issues with ball-movement and “too much Russell” at times.  Westbrook got his first triple double this year against the Warriors.  Injuries seem to not bother the  Thunder in winning as they are suffering a rash of players going down, yet excellent play by those that are “next man up” are not allowing this team to falter.


The Thunder will win more than they lose, and for the first time in a couple years since the departure of Kevin Durant, this team seems to understand that Russell Westbrook can direct the action on the court and not “be” the action.  OKC plays two home games in succession, tonight against the Charlotte Hornets and on Saturday evening against the Denver Nuggets.  A couple of more wins is expected.   That is the way I see it sports fans.


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About Fred Pahlke

Fred Pahlke, an Oklahoma native has viewed over 10,000 sporting events in his 65 years. A season ticket holder of the Oklahoma City Thunder, former season tickect holder for the Oklahoma Sooners, Oklahoma City University Chiefs/Stars, he is an expert in both professional and college basketball and football. A high school athlete at Classen High School in basketball and tennis, he played amateur tennis after high school in the Missouri Valley Tennis Association. A graduate of Oklahoma City University, he taught in the public schools for 6 years before becoming a building administrator in the Oklahoma City Public Schools for 31 years, 28 as the Principal of various schools in the district. He has guided various high school and college athletes in his time as an educator and coach. Fredsportsextra has recorded 101, 410 article views in its first ten months, from August 2015 through May 2016.

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