Wednesday Bolts: 11.06.19
While the Thunder closed impressively to defeat the Orlando Magic, the moment of the night occurred before the game, when the team honored the victims of the Oklahoma City bombing:
Chris Paul understands the important role that the 1995 bombing plays in shaping Oklahoma City and why each Thunder player visits the Oklahoma City National Memorial:
Steven Adams returned from injury and shined in OKC’s victory, writes Joe Mussatto (The Oklahoman).
The sequence of the night goes to Danilo Gallinari, running around with one shoe and contributing to a defensive stop:
In other NBA news, Atlanta Hawks’ forward John Collins received a 25-game suspension for testing positive for a performance enhancing drug. Collins says he took a supplement that, unbeknownst to him, contained the banned substance. (I’ve never heard this explanation before.)
ESPN has the Thunder no. 21 in its latest power rankings, while NBA.com has the squad at no. 17.
The Thunder are no stranger to fans nailing half-court shots to win big prizes, so enjoy this OU student who dropped a half-court shot for free tuition and acted like he’s been there before:
I think I get more excited when I earn a reward for free waffles fries at Chick-Fil-A.
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