The Good, The Bad & The Ugly: Raptors Top Thunder In Wichita


Friday, October 17th 2014, 11:39 pm
By: News 9


The Raptors took down the Thunder 109-90 in Wichita, Kan. Oklahoma City sat most of its rotation players but there was still plenty to take from this one.

The Good

Russell Westbrook didn't shoot particularly well (5-15) but did finish with 16 points and eight assists. Westbrook brought some smiles to the Thunder supporters in Wichita.

Anthony Morrow was hot yet again. The sharpshooter knocked down 6-12 from the floor and 3-6 from downtown en route to 15 points. Morrow is 11-20 (55 percent) from 3-point range in the preseason.

Andre Roberson scored 15 points on 7-9 shooting and snagged 10 rebounds. Roberson continues to impress and appears to be the favorite to earn the starting shooting guard position.

The Bad

Steven Adams' foul troubles continued on Friday. Adams scored eight points and grabbed seven boards but fouled out in just 24 minutes. This is Adams' third preseason game with five or more fouls in which he played fewer than 30 minutes. He'll need to get this issue fixed for the real games.

Perry Jones shot just 2-8 from the floor, which is poor. But Jones somehow managed to shoot just 2-9 from the free-throw line, which is mind-blowing.

The Ugly

Jeremy Lamb shot just 1-9 and 0-5 from deep as his nightmarish preseason continued. and even by preseason standards (less-than-maximum effort and focus from guys is okay) Lamb has been downright awful. The third-year shooting guard is shooting 30 percent from the floor and is 4-28 from 3-point range.

Thunder players not named Anthony Morrow or Michael Jenkins shot 0-13 from downtown. We know Morrow can shoot, but the Thunder still needs to find an additional deep threat to compliment Westbrook, Serge Ibaka and Kevin Durant.