The ball was never moved.".
0:29, paul George on the Thunder's 0-2 start: "It's no panic, we've got one of the best players coming back to our team at some point.
I've still got to get this group ready.".
Change Password, current Password Enter your current password.I was positive us magazine discount subscription theyd mail it in after last nights heartbreaker the way they did against Cleveland after the Phoenix game.Russell Westbrook is playing tonight against the Kings.Its not like were going to have a parade down Sheridan Ave tomorrow morning over it, but after losing 14 in a row, this kind of feels good.Show Password, sports Illustrated treats this information with care and respect.The defense, though, has been atrocious.The, thunder fell to the, knicks on the second night of back-to-back games, 111-96.It's very much a Captain Obvious statement, but Westbrook just changes the complexion of OKC so drastically.The Thunder were without, steven Adams, who is in concussion protocol following last nights game.Alas it didnt matter, as the defense never woke up in the 2nd half and OKC is once again left to ponder what it will take to designate themselves as a winning team.Kevin Durant scores 30 and General Disarray Jeff Green adds.Alonzo Adams/USA today Sports 14hRoyce Young, the Thunder welcomed back Russell Westbrook on Sunday, but the former MVP's presence wasn't enough to stop them from starting the season 0-3 for the first time in the Oklahoma City era.And this is a good first step.But boy, they didnt.Westbrook plays terrific and the role players do their jobs.The two primary alarms ringing for the Thunder: 1) they are 26-109 (24 percent) from 3 this season; and 2) with Andre Roberson still out for multiple weeks, they are a strikingly mediocre, if not downright bad, defensive team.He is so ridiculously athletic.
Thats the mantra from here on out.
However, the Knicks were also without their all-star.
And you might have thought that, even missing their giant defensive anchor, the Thunder might be able to keep the Knicks to a reasonable shooting percentage, given that their starting small forward.