Defend then get out in space and play with speed. It sounds like a simple recipe for the Thunder, but it’s something that it focuses on every day.
Heading into tonight’s contest against the Los Angeles Lakers, the Thunder had two days to prepare and work on different aspects of its game. Head Coach Scott Brooks always keeps his practices and shoot-arounds consistent, giving his players a great sense of what is expected of them day in and day out. Over the past two days, Brooks’ squad has honed in on its defense and ball movement, in addition to its transition game.