OKC Thunder: Thabo Sefolosha hopes big game helps him return to offensive form

Sefolosha scored 14 points in the season opener against Utah, flashing an array of off-the-dribble moves. Then, over the next month, Sefolosha fell into a deep offensive slump, shooting nearly career-low percentages and looking tentative on open threes.
by Anthony Slater Published: December 19, 2013
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But when Sefolosha is making shots, it provides the Thunder with a different and dangerous dynamic.

It's something they had all last year, when Sefolosha made a career-high 108 threes on a career-best 42 percent shooting from deep.

But this season, he's shooting only 27 percent from three, far below his career average of 35 percent.

And he's only made 11 3-pointers the entire year. His lone make on Thursday was only his second of December.

 “It's coming back,” Sefolosha said confidently. “I'm shooting extremely well, I'm confident in my shot, it's just not falling for me right now. But again, I just don't want to think too much about it.”

Defensively, with his wingspan and versatility, Sefolosha will always impact the game. But last season, his improved offense boosted his value and importance.

Sefolosha and the Thunder hope Thursday was the first step on the road back to that form.


by Anthony Slater
Thunder Beat Writer
Anthony Slater started on the Thunder beat in the summer of 2013, joining after two years as NewsOK.com's lead sports blogger and web editor. A native Californian, Slater attended Sonoma State for two years before transferring to Oklahoma State in...
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