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Do not fool yourself on the OKC Thunder…..

Did Oklahoma City General Manager Sam Presti contemplate that when he put together this 2019-2020 edition, the 12th for the team on Reno Avenue, he might have a better team than the one in the previous year, abet without the two superstars that consumed the team the past two seasons?


And with that,  the Thunder would not only be a nudge better, but in reality, from Thanksgiving to today, the third best, by win/loss record, team in the Association?  Make no mistake about what is happening in OKC.


The Thunder are not only good but are a tough team to take down on any given night. And that is at home or on the hardwood in some other NBA city.  With a 30-12 record (Since the day of Thanks) the Thunder currently have an road winning streak of nine and with wins against Utah (A), the Clippers (H), Toronto (A), Dallas (H), Houston (A), and Denver (H), wins against the good teams has been consistent.


Tonight the Thunder go against the Kings and could provide a stiff test for Chris Paul and company.  Paul leads the best closing five in the NBA.  With a line up of Dennis Schroder, Danilo Gallanari, Steven Adams, Shai Gilgeous-Alaxander and Chris Paul, the most effective lineup in the NBA, SAC will have difficulty beating OKC.


Look for OKC to win tonight and it might not be close.  OKC 122, SAC 105.

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.

2 Responses to “Do not fool yourself on the OKC Thunder…..”

  1. February 27, 2020 at 12:04 pm

    you always make for a good read. nothing like a good old fashioned tell th e truth newstory. thanks

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