Last night was another rough one for the Oklahoma City Thunder, who have sputtered out of the All-Star break, and have dropped 6 of their last 8 games. Prior to the break, basketball insiders predicted this stretch from the last couple weeks of February to the first couple weeks of March would be the perfect test of whether or not the Thunder were real contenders, given the difficulty of their schedule, and Billy Donovan‘s boys have failed that test miserably, collapsing in the fourth quarter several times en route to losses to the Pacers, Warriors (twice), Clippers and Pelicans. Needless to say, they could use a break.
As one would expect, they didn’t get it last night when they traveled to Oakland to play the Golden State Warriors. It was just a 2-point game at halftime, but the Warriors would eventually pull away and win decisively, 121-106, behind 33 points from Stephen Curry, who wasn’t confirmed to play until just hours before the game. Why? A bum ankle that kept him out of the Warriors previous game, against the Hawks.
According to the Vine above, there was nothing wrong with Stephen Curry’s ankles. In fact, someone may need to check Kevin Durant‘s out before the Thunder travel to Milwaukee to take on the Bucks on Sunday.