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Oklahoma City Thunder: OKC's 3-point troubles continue

Through its first three playoff games, OKC is 18-of-74 from three, an abysmal 24 percent. This season, the Thunder shot 36 percent from beyond the arc, 14th best in the NBA. No team shot worse than 31 percent.
by Anthony Slater and Erik Horne Published: April 24, 2014
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At the most important time of the season, the Thunder has gone cold from deep.

Through its first three playoff games, OKC is 18-of-74 from three, an abysmal 24 percent. This season, the Thunder shot 36 percent from beyond the arc, 14th best in the NBA. No team shot worse than 31 percent.

“We got to make some shots,” Thunder coach Scott Brooks said after a 98-95 overtime loss at Memphis in Game 3 of a first-round playoff series. “I don’t know if they were all good shots. I’ll find out tonight after I watch the film.”

The biggest culprits during these recent struggles have been the Thunder stars. Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook have fired up a combined 52 threes in the three games and only made 13.

Durant went 0-of-8 on Thursday. The Thunder went 5-of-28.

“A lot of them came when we needed them,” Westbrook said. “Down three points, you gotta shoot them...I took some bad ones, gotta do a better job of attacking.”

Durant said, “Personally, I think I got some good looks.”

WESTBROOK’S BROTHER TAKES TWITTER SHOT AT BROOKS

As the Grizzlies piled on the points early in the second half, a frustrated Thunder fan base spewed knee jerk reactions all over the Internet.

That included Ray Westbrook, the brother of Russell Westbrook, who took a not so subtle shot at Brooks.

“We need a new coach ASAP like rocky!!!!” he tweeted, before later deleting it.

“Why take him out!!!!” Ray also tweeted earlier in the game, likely referring to his brother.

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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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by Erik Horne
Online Sports Editor
Erik Horne joined The Oklahoman as a sports web editor/producer in September 2013, following a five-year stint at The Ardmoreite (Ardmore) – first as a sports writer, then sports editor. At The Ardmoreite, Horne reported on everything from prep...
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