Oklahoma City Thunder's three best defensive performances this season

By Darnell Mayberry, Staff Writer, dmayberry@opubco.com Modified: January 16, 2011 at 11:14 pm •  Published: January 16, 2011
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Cleveland, Dec. 12.

It took the league's worst team for the Thunder to have its best defensive effort. OKC held Cleveland to 77 points and 33.8 percent shooting, both opponent lows on the season. Cleveland's 32 second-half points also ranks as an opponent season low. Only two Cavs players scored in double digits, with Cleveland's leading scorer finishing with just 12.

Boston, Nov. 19

Without Kevin Durant and Jeff Green, the Thunder purposely slowed the pace to take away Boston's offensive rhythm. It worked. The Celtics scored just 84 points, then a season-low and presently Boston's fourth lowest total.

New Orleans, Dec. 10

Numerous first-half turnovers helped the Hornets score 59 points in the first 24 minutes. But the Thunder held New Orleans to 33 points in the second half, including a 12-point third quarter in which the Hornets shot 4-for-16. The Hornets shot just 35.5 percent in the second half.


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