Oklahoma City Thunder Playoff Dreams

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Oklahoma City Thunder Playoff Dreams

Xavier Judge

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The Oklahoma City Thunder have the toughest remaining schedule in the NBA. The Thunder have all the keys to succeed this year but in the past, they have had their issues come playoff time. I am a true Thunder fan and was there when they lost a 3-1 lead against the Warriors. Last year was also disappointing because they took a loss in the first round to the Utah Jazz with 3 Hall of Fame caliber players on the team. They are currently sitting in 3rd place in the Western Conference. They have talent, heart, and hustle, which can help push them a long way in the playoffs. They currently have the 7th best defense in the NBA. Paul George is the leading in steals in the NBA at 2.28 per game with Russell Westbrook in third after James Harden. The Thunder are playing this outstanding defense without their #1 defender Andre Roberson. Paul George is a candidate for MVP this season due to these outstanding numbers 28.6ppg, 8.1reb, 4.2ast. While Russell Westbrook is averaging a triple-double for the 3rd year in a row and broke an NBA record by having 10 straight triple-doubles, he currently sits in 3rd all-time for most triple-doubles and is 10 behind Magic Johnson. This season he is averaging 22.9ppg, 11.1reb, 10.6ast. The Thunder also have two solid big men to help during the postseason,  Nerlens Noel and Steven Adams, plus the new addition of Markieff Morris. The Thunder are definitely a team to look out for in the Western Conference looking almost unbeatable when Paul George and Russell Westbrook are clicking.