Denver took out their brooms Friday night in OKC as the Nuggets racked the Thunder 115-105 to complete a four game sweep in the 2018-19 regular season. It was a close game until the Denver squad broke a third quarter 70-70 tie and dominated the final minutes of the third and the complete fourth quarter.
As any fan knows, basketball is a team game. It might behoove the Thunder that someone please tell OKC head coach Billy Donovan that ISO ball (when a player takes it on himself to be the primary scorer on a ball handle) is not better than team ball when team ball is played right. ISO ball is good with Russell Westbrook and Paul George but team ball is better when it is played correctly. Denver plays great team ball and just check the assists they had and you can see a significant difference tonight.
OKC needs to work at playing a well rounded game on offense if they want to get better. Even is the talent is better for the team on Reno Street than in the Mile High City which I think it is, team play trumps the game and works in bringing about wins.
OKC head coach summed up the night. “I thought our guys really battled and fought, I thought they gave incredible effort.” My feeling is
why would they not give incredible effort? They were well paid for their work were they not?
There are no players on the Denver roster that are better in this sport than Russell Westbrook and Paul George. That is disheartening. And the fact that Denver will get better in the next few years should have Thunder fans wondering where OKC is heading.
That is the way I see it sports fans.
Feature photo: (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
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