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Real +/-: Thunder lose to Nuggets

It’s not time to meltdown in Oklahoma City, but it’s close. Oklahoma City lost to the Denver Nuggets on Thursday night 102-94. The Thunder have lost four straight, the longest losing streak in the NBA.

PLUS

Rebounding

The Oklahoma City Thunder had 18 offensive rebounds against the Denver Nuggets with Russell Westbrook and Steven Adams both finishing with four each, Paul George, Jerami Grant and Andre Roberson finishing the game with three each. On the defensive side, they finished with 26 rebounds with Adams getting seven of them.

Jerami Grant

Jerami Grant has been great for the Thunder this year, and it continued against the Nuggets. Grant scored 11 points off the bench shooting 3-of-6 at 50 percent and 2-of-3 from three shooting at 66.7 percent if he can keep up his form he can become a very integral part of this Thunder team. Grant was also able to give the Thunder five rebounds, two steals, and a block in 19:49 minutes of game time.

MINUS

Points in the paint

The Thunder got outscored 54 points to 38 in the paint against Denver. The Nuggets also had eight more free throw attempts than the Thunder scoring 17-of-22 free throws at 77.3 percent while the Thunder shot 7-of-14 at 50 percent.

Westbrook’s shooting

Russell Westbrook shot 6-of-22 from the field at 27.3 percent also going 1-of-6 from three at 16.7 percent. It was a brutal night for Westbrook as his free throw shooting woes continued as he shot 0-of-3 from the line. Westbrook is trying to find the balance between being the aggressive Westbrook and the facilitator, and at the moment it is hurting the Thunder. He needs to find the balance soon, or It might be too late.

Nobody could stop Emmanuel Mudiay

Emmanuel Mudiay was unstoppable against the Thunder. Mudiay shot 8-of-10 from the field on 80 percent and perfect from three shooting 4-of-4 at 100 percent. Mudiay also had seven rebounds and five assists he was a massive player against the Thunder off the bench, Mudiay was someone the Thunder had no answers for.

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