Thunder awaits longest road trip in franchise history
BY JOHN ROHDE NewsOK.com
Friday, January 18, 2013
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DALLAS - Heaven knows how many times we've heard coaches and players blurt out they're approaching things "one game at a time." When it comes to what the Thunder is about to face, however, perhaps that's the best approach.
On Thursday afternoon, OKC embarked on the longest road trip in the franchise's five-year history - a six-game, 10-day venture against four projected playoff teams and the NBA world champions from two years ago.
It begins Friday with a nationally televised (ESPN-25) 8:30 p.m. game at Dallas, and that is followed by: a 7 p.m. game Sunday at Denver; a 9:30 p.m. Tuesday game at the Los Angeles Clippers; a 9:30 p.m. Wednesday game at Golden State; a 9 p.m. game next Friday at Sacramento; and concludes with a 2:30 p.m. game Jan. 27 at the Los Angeles Lakers.
To approach such a gauntlet in its entirety could easily prove too daunting, which is why the "one day at a time'' cliché might actually be beneficial here.
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Thunder forward Kevin Durant dunks on the Lakers' Antawn Jamison last week. MARK J. TERRILL/Associated Press