Video analysis: Thunder tries to take playoff lessons from in-season sweep of Rockets

Video analysis: Thunder tries to take playoff lessons from in-season sweep of Rockets

A two-game series with the Rockets in February hardly passes for playoff experience. But OKC tried to draw what it could from games — and adjustments.

Brett Dawson

By Brett Dawson

| Feb 28, 2024, 8:53am CST

Brett Dawson

By Brett Dawson

Feb 28, 2024, 8:53am CST

The Thunder’s defense stifled the Rockets from 3-point range, while Shai Gilgeous-Alexander made a season-high four 3-pointers to lead OKC to a 112-95 home win. It was the Thunder’s second win in three days against the Rockets, a chance for the young Thunder to simulate parts of a playoff series. 

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Brett Dawson, the Thunder beat writer at Sellout Crowd, has covered basketball for more than 20 seasons at the pro and college levels. He previously worked the Thunder beat at The Oklahoman and The Athletic and also has covered the New Orleans Pelicans, Los Angeles Lakers and L.A. Clippers. He’s covered college programs at Louisville, Illinois and Kentucky, his alma mater. He taught sports journalism for a year at the prestigious Missouri School of Journalism. You can reach him at [email protected] or find him sipping a stout or an IPA at one of Oklahoma City’s better breweries.

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