Sunday February 28 2010 – 8:39pm Central - Oklahoma City, OK 

Raptors @ Thunder

Final Score:
119-99, Thunder (Toronto now 31-27)

“Smith and Jones” Player of the Game:
JEFF GREEN
20 points
6 rebounds 
3 assists
4 steals
6/12 FG (including 3/3 from 3PT)
5/7 FT

“Alice Fazoolis” Player of the Game:
* We weren’t joined by a member of the Thunder (due to the fact that we had to get out of our broadcast ASAP for the Olympic closing ceremonies) … but if we had chatted with someone it would have been:
KEVIN DURANT
29 points
6 rebounds
9/18 FG
9/10 FT

Shout-out to the Raptors:
SONNY WEEMS
14 points (*tied his career high)
5/11 FG
4/4 FT

Stats that stood out:
- Points in the Paint:  52-48, Thunder
- 2nd Chance Points:  18-15, Thunder
- Fast Break Points:  21-10, Thunder
- Toronto is now 2-3 this season without Chris Bosh in the line up
- Thunder now 18-6 vs the East (including 11-4 at home)
- Thunder now 25-3 when scoring 100+ points
- Thunder now 30-7 when leading after 3 quarters
- Durant now has 30 straight games of 25 or more points
- Thunder now 18-3 when Nenad Kristic scores 10+ points (he had 16 points and 3 rebounds)
- Thunder now 28-7 when holding their opponents under 100 points
- Thunder now 15-4 when Russell Westbrook goes for 10 or more assists (he had 14 points, 10 assists, 4 steals, and 3 rebounds)

Thumbs Up:
- This is a stretch … but … Toronto did out-rebound the Thunder (the #3 rebounding team in the league) 45-38

Thumbs Down:
- Turnovers.  They piled up early and often and in the end the Raptors gave up 29 points on 18 turnovers.

Smith Says:
- “Did we mention Canada beat the U.S. in Olympic hockey earlier today?”

Jones Says:
- “Oklahoma City stayed true to its character.  They forced turnovers and converted them in points while shooting the ball well all night.”

Keep the 3-ball Streak Alive (918 games and counting):
- The Raptors were 6 of 15 from 3PT range

Next game:
- Raptors @ Rockets – Monday March 1 2010 – 8:30pm Eastern
- Tune in at 8:00pm for the pre-game show and just after 8:30pm for the “Pizza Pizza” starting line ups

One Response to “Toronto Thunderstruck In OKC”
  1. 1.

    That’s a lot of stats that stood out, and most of them meaningless when compared to the only one that mattered – turnovers. That was bad basketball.

    - Michel G
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