It looks like the Thunder saw the real Pistons as well - an inconsistent, defensively deficient team that lacks cohesion and a bona fide offensive lynchpin. Roberson will undergo further testing once he returns to Oklahoma City. George scored 26 points.
Anthony entered Saturday against the Pistons needing 17 points to reach 25,000.
Detroit's reserves actually outscored Oklahoma City's 64-25, but the Thunder's starters outscored Detroit's 96-44.
"Those guys all played really well, particularly Westbrook". "He was unbelievable. Their starting lineup just dominated us".
His three-pointer cut the lead to one in the fourth quarter as Billy Donovan attempted to steal a few minutes with Westbrook, Anthony and George on the bench, but Westbrook returned with a statement dunk before guiding his team to victory. The team also said Roberson had surgery Sunday at the McBride Orthopedic Hospital in Oklahoma City.
"They got more chemistry", Harris said. A little over half of the 76ers' games have finished over the O/U total. They are only two back in the loss column of the No. 3 San Antonio Spurs, who are without their best player, Kawhi Leonard, for an indefinite period. That was part of a 15-0 run for the Thunder at the start of the second half that pushed their lead to 27. "But down the stretch, we didn't take care of the ball and execute".
Embiid dunked on Westbrook during the first quarter, staring the prone point guard down while running back on defense. "I'm getting exhausted of his little normal dunks". The Thunder have a 7-3 record during their last 10-game stretch and are 10-13 in away games this season.
Durant's 28 points, 11 assists and 10 rebounds ensured the Warriors eased to victory against the Minnesota Timberwolves 126-113.
"Our turnovers lead to transition", said Lue, whose Cavs are the NBA's worst defensive team statistically.
Philadelphia ranks 30th in the National Basketball Association in ball protection (turnover percentage of 16.9 percent), while the pesky defense of Oklahoma City forces the most turnovers in the National Basketball Association (15.7 percent). We did not do a good job on the boards, (giving up) 24 second-chance points.
Making a deal will be challenging for Oklahoma City.