Preseason Game 1 Recap: Thunder (1-0) def. Spurs (0-1) 121-108
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In perhaps the least meaningful game in over a decade for Oklahoma City, we still had plenty to obsess over. The Thunder won’t (and don’t want to) win many games in the regular season, so the outcome for a preseason contest is moot. What isn’t: what we see from the band of merry young Thunder (including the baby faced coach). Theo Maledon (20-2-5) looked immediately, supremely comfortable for a 19-year-old second rounder, Aleksej Pokusevski canned 4 of 8 from deep, and coach Mark Daigneault employed perimeter-stretching shooting up and down most lineups, marking OKC’s break from the limitations of their star anchors of the past (primarily Steven Adams, whose absence, nonetheless, still breaks our hearts).