Some Fun Facts About The Thunder’s Destruction Of Golden State
Jake ODonnell 09:40 am, May 23rd, 2016
How many Game 3's can you remember? Exactly. Expect Sunday night's blowout of the Golden State Warriors to come to mind any time you get asked that question going forward, because damn, that was an unprecedented thrashing of the greatest regular season team in NBA history. In fact, it was one of the biggest blowouts in playoff history, period. Only two playoff teams have scored more than the Thunder did last night -- and one of those teams was the Los Angeles Lakers, who also happened to be playing the Golden State Warriors in the Western Conference Finals (a 56-point blowout in 1973).
The significance of this epic ass-kicking, whether that takes the form of "we've underestimated OKC" or "the Warriors are losing steam", will inevitably be overstated (as it did after games 1 and 2), so here are some objective observations to help you put last night's thrashing into your own perspective...