3-POINT SHOOTING PLAGUES THUNDER
In the first half Sunday night, the Thunder was 2-for-4 from 3-point range.
In the second half, OKC went 5-for-19.
“We got a lot of open looks tonight, a lot of open 3s, that we did not make,” Brooks said. “You live with that. Our defense gave us a chance to stay in the game.”
In the decisive fourth quarter, the Thunder missed 10 of its 12 3-point tries.
Jackson, Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook combined to go 3-for-16 from 3-point range.
“I know I missed like 5 wide open 3s,” Durant said. “But their defense, they make you shoot those jump shots. They gave us wide open shots. It was their shots, but we just got to make them.”
Toronto guard DeMar DeRozan on whether the Thunder overlooked the Raptors: “It doesn't matter to us.”
The Thunder has a two-day layoff before playing on 1:30 p.m. Christmas Day at New York. OKC is 7-1 against Eastern Conference teams