Minnesota is coming off a victory Friday over Utah, while the Oklahoma City Thunder enter Sunday's game with the Timberwolves dealing with a humbling loss to the Jazz on Saturday. If the Jazz are a barometer, the Thunder will be in trouble against Minnesota Sunday at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma
I joined the NBA's opening night a bit late last week, tuning in to the Boston Celtics-Cleveland Cavaliers game on TNT with a minute left, and witnessed LeBron James driving to the basket, pivoting with one foot, pivoting with the other, then pirouetting into the lane for a critical layup while taking
Offensive firepower isn't the only thing new-look Oklahoma City has to offer. The Thunder are showing early signs of being equally capable of overwhelming opponents on the defensive end. Oklahoma City made a big defensive statement in its season opener.