Hey, I'm talking about the thunders performance against Minnesota.
They have the game tonight against Toronto at home, and then they have another game at home against Miami and in Portland.
So they're in a three game home stand right now, and they got a really, really important win his Minnesota on Monday night.
We're just gonna talk a little bit about the game.
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The thunder played well the 1st 2/4 they didn't play so well.
The third and fourth quarter.
They played very, very well, well minus three in the third, plus six in the second, plus 10 in the third time, the fourth the game coming got away from Minnesota there in the third quarter.
In my opinion, we really started to collect our muscles.
Donovan's been running it, putting gal on the block.
When he has a smaller guard on him.
He's been posting him up.
That seems to be working for the thunder.
Thunder are the tops in the league and efficiency offense with Gallo, Schroeder, Chris Paul S G. A.
Adams on the floor that usually closed those guys on the floor.
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They usually close with those guys on the floor, but against the Timberwolves, they're closed. They're starting.
Five left. Ferguson in there.
They close their starting five, the leading scores for the game, where Gallo had 30 S K had a huge night 2020 and 10.
Adams had his usual double double off starters, scored double figures.
We had seven players and double figures in total.
We only missed three free throws in their high score was Covington with 18 and in Wiggins had 10.
Shabazz Napier had 16 and Reed had 20.
Our biggest lead was 18.
Their biggest lead was a HK.
We we won the boards 51 37.
We had 25 assists for steel, six blocks.
We still have 15 turnovers and we got double digits and fast break points with 11 which is something I mentioned in a broadcast previously that I want to see us getting those, um, double digits and fast break points.
We only had eight against the Lakers the night before.
Gallo shot 11 or 12 from the free throw line.
My surprise is in the top 10.
A free throw shooting up.
I mean, ninth time for nice and free shop, three free throw shooting.
He shoots a 9.9%.
So we hit free throws, the turnover, the fast break points.
We got double digits and we won double digits on the board as well.
We were still without still, without moral is no well and I think he's out again tonight and also um Nater is out.
He's questionable tonight as well, but they didn't have a cat, so they dropped to five and nine without Cat.
Um, they dropped to Excuse me, they the Minnesota just I don't know.
Um, they don't really play to their full potential Andrew Wiggins place.
Sometimes that play all the time.
There's no way that he should only have 10 points in Covington has 18.
I think Andrew Wiggins could easily average 20 points a game.
That's why a lot of people were kind of if you win.
Minnesota gave him that money and they started playing very well.
He's playing very well again of the *****, and then all of a sudden it's just he has been playing well.
He should be able to step up with cat out.
In my opinion, he's just not stepped up like I thought he would and be their leader.
Do that Alfa Male on the team.
There are different team without cat.
Can't the princess for the 20 50 ticket too.
I don't know what those are, but I appreciate it Anyway, he should be able to step up and be that Alfa male with Cat out, and he's just not been that.
He's just he's so up and down to me.
He just got paid that money and he's still not performing the way.
Should be performing with Cat out.
I wanted him to be more aggressive and B that, Like I said, that Alfa Male, he should be average 25 right now.
Um, the 70 Sixers are without Doyle and B, so all of their players have had to step up.
I'm not saying that I'm not comparing Minnesota's other guys, too.
76 other guys, but it just shows you the difference in personalities on both of those teams and awaiting us with a lottery pick.
I expected more from him.
Um, I give me an example of a guy that I kind of gave up on it.
So he went to another team.
Was Brandon Ingram.
I kind of gave up on Brennan Ingram like eyes.
He gets traded in that package deal that sent those placed in woolens and the Lakers got a D and Brennan Ingram is averaging about 25 points a game right now.
That's what I want to see from Andrew Wiggins.
I want to see the evolution in his game.
I want to see him take that next step.
Those games were looking Andrew Wiggins and you're like, Wow, this guy's stars, guys stud And then he has other games.
You look at him like against O K.
And it's like, How do you only score 10 points? You know, that doesn't make any sense to me.
I expected him to play a lot, lot better this season.
I was watching him at the beginning of the season.
I wasn't watching very much basketball, but what I did watch was playing very well.
Maybe he plays better with cat on the floor, who knows? But when cat goes down and you're supposed to be that guy with Kay, if you're number one goes down, your number two is supposed to step up and he want to make the argument that he was the number one ahead of Cat.
So you want to make that argument? You gotta play better.
You've got to step up and can't have 10 points at home against.
Okay, See, that's just what it is.
The record right now they're last in the west, dead last in the West.
Memphis Grizzlies are the eighth spot.
They beat the Rockets last night.
John Moran had a hell of a performance.
He's my rookie of the year.
I was highly John Moran and Missouri a military state when he played.
He's just played out of his mind very well.
Nobody's seen expected Memphis to be the A C in the West.
You know, I expected Minnesota to be the last team in the West, either, so I don't know how I feel about Minnesota.
Um, Teague is there should back me up here.
I think out place to get times.
They're just too inconsistent there.
Think about trading Covington again, which doesn't I don't know if it makes sense for them or not.
You think Cat gets moved? I think he should get moved.
I mean, unless they put something else around him in Minnesota.
You know, weekends is supposed to be that guy for him.
It's supposed to be him and Wiggins and him and Wiggins, and they're supposed to be in a playoff spot.
They're last in the West.
There's no excuse for that.
If you're number one goes down, your number two was supposed to step up and be that guy.
And you want Wiggins to step up and be their God.
I'm not an ****ytical person.
I'm not a numbers guy.
I'm not those guys, those nerds, you know, Um, but if you're number one goes down and whatever you were averaging before, I say you should average 10 points more than that because you're getting more shots.
They want Andrew Wiggins to be that Alfa Dog Alex to ask your question.
So if cat gets moved, I would not be surprised if cat gets moving out.
Where would he go? Is a good question.
But do you rebuild in Minnesota or do you kind of ride it out with those players that you have? That's the real question.
It has to be answered.
Do you just kind of ride it out with Kat Riggins and give it another year? Or do you move cat and blow it up completely? So that's that's a real question in Minnesota has to answer XO, bang the drum.
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I appreciate if I screen name up, I apologize.
But cat getting moved, I say they give it another year.
I said to give it another year and see if they can make that work.
If you cannot make that work than somebody has to go, and I think you'll get peace is a lot more pieces back for cat than you would for Andrew Wiggins.
In my opinion, if you want to rebuild, start over, get those pieces.
Um, kind of built that roster.
The Nets did it.
The Celtics did it.
Okay, See? Is doing it.
So if I read, the sea can be moved because he's worth more, in my opinion.
But they played Pai weekends and money.
I wasn't I didn't think he deserved that money, but okay, see, he's been playing very, very, very well.
We have three tough home gangs toe, which starts tonight, Toronto, Miami, and then we have Portland.
So I expect them to come out and play well.
I would do a preview of the Toronto game around 6 30 I think we played it seven around 6 30 Tell you who's in, who's out for okay.
Who's out for Toronto preview kind of preview.
Toronto's last game, I'm previewing.
Okay, see his last game right now I watched sparingly the game.
I tried to keep up with it as much as possible because I was T.
Dan on Trevor, Laurence and Joe Borough going at it for the national championship.
But we won a lot of the categories.
They had 10 steals.
I did not like the 15 turnovers that we had and they had nine.
But off the non turnovers that they had, we had 11 points.
So I guess I'm happy with that.
With those double digit, fast break points, that makes me happy.
What also makes me happy is Gallo.
I'm doing what he did and Steven Adams being Steven Adams, he's played very well.
He's involved his game so much since being with the Oklahoma City Thunder.
And also the star of the night, of course, was a Jay with 2020 team game 20 boards for guard.
It's not very big and stature with New Orleans Noel being out.
We do need to help Steven Adams out there on the boards off Mission that in previous broadcast every broadcast, I say that when I stream the games, I also say, Hey, we need to help Steven Adams on the boards, he can't do it by itself.
So he's been doing a really good he did.
A really good job against Minnesota.
Would help in Steven Adams on the board, even though Steven Adams had double digit rebounds.
So the s yet he had 20 which is very, very good for guard.
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Um, he did very, very well.
I'm so proud of him.
I saw something on Twitter that said would read the start.
Who is gonna be better than long? Run him Trey Young or Job Moran.
I really thought that SG A Doc Rivers brought him along last year in the playoffs and kind of let him be his own man.
Messier kind of really showed me something in the playoffs against the clip against the Warriors in that series where they won two games and they beat Golden State at home, which hadn't been done in a long time in the playoffs.
He really showed me something.
I wasn't quite sure what he would be for O k C, but he's our leading score right now.
He's that alpha male.
He has a mentor and Chris Paul and He also has shooter coming off the bench text with that pressure off of him has a big man that can run the floor rebound, and it's very physical.
He has a shooter in Gallo.
Ah, lot of people are talking about one to trade gala to get pieces back.
I think we should keep Gallo when the seven seed in the West.
Right now, we could make a little push as long as we keep pace with Dallas.
I've mentioned that every broadcast as well, because that's very realistic for us to keep up with Dallas.
I think we're two games behind Alice right now.
I'm not quite sure, but I think it is two games because we want.
And then, of course, we lost the Lakers and the Dallas lost in Lakers, but not before we lost the Lakersnext night and then Dallas one that next night.
So I think we are two games behind Dallas for that six seed in the West.
The 16 is the most realistic.
See for us right now.
Um, like I said, Memphis has played very well.
They beat um, Houston last night.
John Moran just went bananas on James Harden and James Harden had a James Harden game rest.
Russell Westbrook did not play against Memphis, but I'm pretty sure he'll be playing guest us on Martin Luther King Day on the 20th When we got to Houston, Toronto will be a very, very interesting matchup for us.
Uh, do we match up well with Toronto of, say, kind of, sort of.
They have the championship mentality.
They have Pascal seaq, um, which has been playing very, very well this season.
And also they got back.
Um, I think his name is Ana Jobe.
I think I've seen his name right.
I'm not sure, but they got him back.
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They gas in those pieces back.
Everybody's pretty much trying to come back from injury.
I think Marcus always still out, but Ibaka played well with markets all out.
Fred Van Fleet play Wells Calorie.
Um, I think Norman pals back.
So I'll see who's Anna, who's out to give you a better idea of who we will be playing against her will be matching up against.
I'll give you the starting five.
Well, I think it started finds gonna be right now I'm two for two on guessing the starting five lineups after, um, the live broadcast.
Well before a live broadcast, I guess the starting five lineups with injuries and such.
And right now I'm two for two.
So for me, I could be three for three for night, for guessing, no starting five lineups.
But then Minnesota game.
If first I was like, Oh, my goodness, here we go, coming out flat.
And in the second quarter, we kind of got our legs up underneath us well, plus six.
And after halftime, their third quarter like Okay, here we go, Here we go.
We built out because Leader 18 in the third quarter and in the fourth quarter, we were even By that point, the game is pretty much over.
The final score was 1 17 toe, +104 I was proud of my guys.
We came out flat and we made up for it, which was great.
I really love the intensity that we play with as well.
In its 2nd 3rd and fourth quarter, the first quarter was awash.
I didn't really like the first quarter from what I was watching And when that game, the national championship game one on commercial, I was tuned into the thunder game.
I watched enough of it to give you my ****yst, um, and what I thought about it.
Now we'll be streaming the game tonight because there's nothing else on, so I will be streaming that game tonight.
I'm not sure which quarter I'll be streaming a problem trucks from the third quarter, but if you follow me on Twitter, simply me underscore a V, I will tell you which quarter that I will be streaming so you guys can come along with me if you're not able to watch them the game, because it's not gonna be on NBA TV.
But we get all the thunder games here in Oklahoma City, so I'm able to wash those games.
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