About the best thing you can say about the NBA preseason is that it's over...at least for the Thunder. These games can be a slog and last night's was pretty much that.
The Thunder led by as many as 15 points then had a terrible 3rd quarter, giving up 46 points, to trail by 17 and then they came back in the 4th and lost by just five 124-119.
That's kinda what can happen when you're playing a mix of NBA vets and young guys along with G-Leaguers and hopeful G-Leaguers.
The Thunder now have almost a week to get ready for the real deal, an opening trip to Salt Lake City to play the Jazz then back home a couple nights later to host the Wizards.
One of the coolest things last night was seeing the arena in blue light, so the next time there's a blue out at The Peake it will REALLY be a blue out.
There were a couple of other highlights too. Two-way player Devon Hall came on and scored 19 points, including three 3s, to lead OKC in scoring. Mike Muscala had a nice night playing big minutes as Steven Adams' backup. Muscala hit four 3s and scored 17 points on 5-for-7 shooting overall. Nerlens Noel did not play so Donovan could get more of a look at Muscala in that role.
Chris Paul did not play last night, out for rest reasons. Hami Diallo is sick so he didn't play either and neither did Terrance Ferguson. T-Ferg was involved in a minor traffic accident on his way to the arena. He was not injured but was shaken up a bit. And once again Andre Roberson was held out of game action.
Head coach Billy Donovan telling reporters before the game he doesn't know for sure when Roberson will play. Donovan indicated he hasn't suffered a setback and that it's more about just easing him back slowly into playing shape.
You can hear more about last night's game in today's Thunder Game Report in the block below.