Thunder Digits: Buzzer beaters suck

The Oklahoma City Thunder lost to the Minnesota Timberwolves 115-113 on Sunday, Oct. 22. Andrew Wiggins hit a 30-foot buzzer beater seconds after Carmelo Anthony hit a three-pointer to give Oklahoma City the lead. However, the Thunder fall to 1-2 on the season and Minnesota improves to 2-1.


I know it’s early but Oklahoma City is averaging 19.0 free throws per game. You compare this to last season where Oklahoma City averaged 25.8 attempts per game. It’s a drastic change. While you think six free throws, come on man. Oklahoma City is 3-0 if they’re near 26 attempts per game.


Russell Westbrook’s 31 points is the first time someone in a Thunder uniform scored 30 points this season.


Oklahoma City is 1-2 for the first time the 2014-15 season.


Oklahoma City is averaging 34.0 three-point attempts a game. This, like the free throw attempts is really different than last season. The Thunder are averaging almost 10 more attempts per game. They’re shooting the ball considerably better, so that’s a good sign.


Only two turnovers for Russell Westbrook tonight. He was averaging 6.5 turnovers per game before tonight.


Steven Adams did his dirty work tonight down low and the Thunder thrived. He played the tough Karl Anthony-Towns toe-to-toe all evening. He scored 17 points and pulled down 13 rebounds in the loss.


The Thunder are averaging 12.3 steals per game, No. 1 in the NBA.


Oklahoma City’s 11 turnovers was a season low.


Oklahoma City’s largest deficit on Sunday was 14 points, in the second half against Minnesota. Oklahoma City has now trailed by 14 or more in two of their three games this season.


Oklahoma City scored 20 points in transition against Minnesota. They also decided they were going to score 23 points on 18 Minnesota turnovers.


Oklahoma City average 28.0 points off turnovers. That’s tops in the NBA.


The Thunder average 21.0 fast break points, second in the NBA only behind Golden State’s 30.3 fast break points per game.

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