Oklahoma City found a defeat in Milwaukee on Monday evening while everyone else watched the Sugar Bowl. Milwaukee used a powerful second half to beat the Thunder 98-94. Oklahoma City fell to 21-14 on the season. Here are a few Thunder digits that led to the loss:
Oklahoma City made their first 11 shots of the game. It’s why Oklahoma City found it so easy to go up 27-13 early in the first quarter. Oklahoma City only made 25 field goals the remaining 42 minutes of the game.
Steven Adams made his first eight shots of the game. He then rebounded his first miss and put it back in off the glass. Adams finished with 20 points on 9-of-11 shooting.
Not only was this Russell Westbrook’s three-point shooting int he loss to Milwaukee, it’s also what he shot when he dribbled it more than seven times. Not a random seven dribbles, this is consecutive. That ISO-ball that we’ve come to all hate bit Oklahoma City in the backside tonight.
Both teams now have 68 wins against one another, if you count the Seattle days.
Victor Oladipo nailed down four three-pointers, two in each half. He’s 6-of-12 (50 percent) from three-point range since returning from his injury.
The Thunder are now 5-2 in road games against the Eastern Conference. Their only losses are to Detroit and now Milwaukee. They’re 10-6 overall vs. the East.
The Bucks had a 10-0 run over the final 1:38 of the third quarter that saw a three-point Thunder lead morph into a seven-point Milwaukee lead.
The number of wins Oklahoma City has when they don’t score at least 100 points. They’re 3-7 in games in which they don’t. Not great.
Current playoff seeding for the Thunder if the playoffs were to end today. They would take on the San Antonio Spurs.
Oklahoma City will try to rebound on Wednesday night against Charlotte. Oklahoma City have won 11 straight over the Hornets.