In the high-flying Western Conference, where 10 teams are averaging over 100 points a game, only one team is holding their opponents under 90. No, not the Spurs; the upstart Oklahoma City Thunder. Young teams are not supposed to win this way, and last year the Thunder proved that. They fitáeasily into the mold of young talented teams. Youálive and die by shooting percentages. This year, the Thunder have gotten off to a respectable start in a way that young teams seldom do: with dominating defense. Last year, they added guard Thabo Sefolosha for one of their coveted draft picks after the Tyson Chandler deal fell through. While the move had many scratching their heads, Sefolosha's impact was felt immediately. The Thunder had already started to improve, but he showed the young team how much ...
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