OKLAHOMA CITY — First, we’re not in Seattle anymore. The SuperSonics moved from Seattle to Oklahoma City last summer and became the Thunder. Or as Phil Jackson calls them the Tornadoes. First impressions of OKC are mixed. Friendly people. Easy to get around. Bland downtown. All of which describes Fresno, too.
Second, the Thunder have lost five consecutive game and are 13-43, last in the Northwest Division. The Lakers started the Thunder’s skid by defeating them by a modest 105-98 margin Feb. 10 at Staples Center.
Third, Kevin Durant has scored 30 or more points in eight of nine games in February. The 20-year-old second-year player from the University of Texas is fourth in the league in scoring with an average of 26.2 points.