By John Rohde Modified: December 9, 2008 at 1:50 pm •  Published: December 9, 2008

/> "We didn’t win the world championship, but it sure felt like it,” Golden State coach Don Nelson said afterward. "It was just an unbelievable performance.”

Oh, come on. Consider the opponent.

If the Lakers, Celtics or Cavaliers come in here and win with ease, hey, we get it.

Not the Warriors — and shorthanded, no less.

Golden State was ripe. The Thunder was rancid.

"We can play good basketball,” Brooks said. "I know it sounds like a broken record.”

Keep this up and the next record the Thunder might break is the league futility mark.


Opportunities for a victory come around rarely for a team like the Thunder.

Monday was an opportunity lost.

Somewhere out there is a victory for the Thunder.

If not Golden State, then who?

If not Monday night, then when?

Memphis, another 5-15 team, visits on Wednesday night.

We’ll see.

John Rohde: 475-3099. John Rohde can be heard Monday-Friday from 9-11 a.m. on New JOX 930 (AM).

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