Oklahoma City Thunder's three worst 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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A look at the Thunder's worst three defensive games.

L.A. Clippers, Nov. 3

The Clippers entered the game ranked last in both points per game (87.5) and field-goal percentage (39.9). They scored 107 points on 52.5 percent shooting. The Thunder allowed rookie guard Eric Bledsoe, playing his fifth career game, to dominate.

Utah, Oct. 31

The writing was on the wall in the first loss of the season, a 120-99 defeat to the Jazz. The Thunder gave up 30 points and 16 rebounds to Paul Millsap and 23 points and 10 rebounds to Al Jefferson, which foreshadowed this season's struggles against big men, allowed Utah to shoot 53 percent and watched the Jazz dish out an opponent season-high 32 assists. The Thunder also gave up 64 points in the second half.

San Antonio, Nov. 14

Matt Bonner drained seven 3-pointers. Tony Parker made his living in the paint. And the Spurs scored 56 second-half points, including 34 in the fourth quarter.

By Darnell Mayberry


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