Oklahoma City’s Jeff Green puts up a shot over Toronto’s Hedo Turkoglu during the Thunder’s 119-99 win Sunday at the Ford Center. PHOTO BY JOHN CLANTON, THE OKLAHOMAN
"We’ve developed a base line and a habit of who we are defensively and effort-wise, which has allowed us to be in almost every game and to win a lot of them.”
Improving to 25-3 when it scores 100 points, Oklahoma City essentially led wire-to-wire, trailing only once in the opening stages. Brooks said it was one of the Thunder’s most complete games.
The Thunder held the Bosh-less Raptors to 43.7 percent shooting. The 119 points were the third highest behind a recent win in New York and a season-high 127 against the Wizards Thanksgiving week.
"You could throw this game up there,” Brooks said. "We played (well) on both sides of the ball. After a little lull, we came back and played good defense and made them miss a lot of shots.”
With six weeks left in the season, OKC has posted 35 wins, which leads to the question: is 50 wins doable?
"If we continue to play the way we have and don’t have a major letdown, that’s definitely possible,” Collison said. "As long as we have consistency with our defense and our effort, we’re tough to beat. Who knows what will happen?”
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