Halftime entertainment: A. Usually, dog acts don't do much for me. But the Olate Dogs, 2012 winners of America's Got Talent, were amazing. Jumping rope, riding a scooter, hopping over barriers on their hind legs, doing back flips, climbing ladders to slide down a slide? Teach those dogs to shoot foul shots, and they could play for a team or two in the Eastern Conference.
Ball movement: A. The Thunder had 28 assists. Westbrook had 10 through three quarters, and three of his four teammates — Durant, Nick Collison, Reggie Jackson — had four each. The Thunder does not lose when it gets into the 28-assist range.
Slump-busting: A. The Thunder missed 13 of its first 18 shots — then made 28 of its next 46 shots and took an 89-66 lead after three quarters, which made the fourth quarter a breeze.