Originally Posted by okcchief
They swept the Clippers in the playoffs last year. Don't get me wrong. The Spurs can win the whole thing, but the Thunder give them more problems than any other team even with Martin.
I kind of like the mini slump because now OKC is in the dog role again. We are usually in every game so we will be right there. Match up wise we've had more problems with the Clippers than Spurs, and of course the fighting LeBrons.
I won't judge anything off regular season though. All the top teams know they will be there and it's hard to stay motivated. I think a Spurs/Thunder series is a toss up.
I just remember being infatuated with SA last year. They had won 20 in a Row and most of them impressively, then they dropped 4 straight to the Thunder.
We would be having the same struggles with Harden. Discipline and coaching is the issue not talent. Remember Harden had a couple of non-spectacular playoff series himself.
I think the break between when we finished our series and when the WCF started was terrible for our bench. They just went cold after having that 5-7 days off. OKC was playing hot and had better bench play.