Originally Posted by KC_Connection
I don't think anybody simplified it to that, but the offense was clearly a mess in the 2nd half. When Westbrook is struggling (and he does that occasionally such as tonight), there's just nobody exactly left to fill that offensive void (unless Ibaka develops more).
Martin had 15 and 5. Those are pretty much the numbers Harden would have. He was sitting on the outside wide open when Russ was driving wildly.
Russ and Ibaka played like junk, and KD played just ok. We lost on a last second jumper on the road to a team we have never best in the regular season on their home floor.
OKC has 18 of the first 24 games at home. If they start out rough then I'll worry.
If they want to win this year another move will probably have to be made. That with or without Harden. I think they can still win the West.
Miami with the extra outside shooters and LeBron/DWade penetrating is going to be close to impossible to stop for anyone with their current rosters.