The San Antonio Spurs destroyed the visiting OKC Thunder 130-91 Wednesday night, but it wasn’t the only victory that Tim Duncan got to savor.
Duncan won a $100 bet with an old college buddy, after swishing his second three-pointer of the season. It marks the 30th time that Duncan has connected from beyond the arc during his brilliant 18-year NBA career.
Tim's BFF from college bet Tim $100 to make a 3-pointer… What a happy loss! pic.twitter.com/x0c3OLCZVS
— Vanessa Macias (@VanessaLMacias) March 26, 2015
There was, of course, far less smiling in the Thunder locker room.
Per The Oklahoman:
Before the Thunder took the court Wednesday night in San Antonio, Thunder coach Scott Brooks was asked what specific areas his team must focus on to shore up its struggling defense. […] Brooks paused, pondered the question and then chuckled. “Well,” Brooks said, “there’s a lot of things to focus on.”
“It was a tough night all the way around, both ends of the floor,” Brooks said. “Give them credit. They played at a high level. They were defending. They were passing. They were making shots. We got to get better. We got to regroup; bounce back. This is definitely not a night to remember, but it’s a night that we have to get better from.”
The Thunder’s typically well-tuned offense, which had scored at least 100 points in 23 of the previous 24 games, was nowhere to be found this time. (Russell) Westbrook and (Enis) Kanter scored 16 points apiece, and Dion Waiters was the only other Thunder player in double figures with 14 points. OKC shot 40 percent from the field. […] “They just played harder than us,” Westbrook said. “We just wasn’t ready to play. Simple as that.”