It really was a great game to watch. I just watched it on the DVR with my dad about an hour ago. The defense was terrible early on(70% for the Thunder!), but the Warriors D picked up as the game went on.
Watson and Azubuike were HUGE for them towards the end.
Jackson... hated him for the stupid turnovers, but loved him for the positives he brought.
Monta... you can see him inching closer and closer to full form. Even though there aren't any inside shot blockers for the Thunder to keep guys like Monta out, you still could see the old Monta getting to the rim as smooth as he used to.
. He had his mistakes, just like any other 19 year old should, but he provided good energy tonight. What I've really noticed about him, is that, whether it be a positive or negative for him on a play, he's always putting in 110% every play. If he gets beat on defense or rebounded over, you still see him put him tough effort on that play. Still, he tends to think too much, which causes him to make mistakes. Other times, he's not even thinking at all. So he's learning, and I'll take that.
Oh, and I CANNOT forget to talk about the block Turiaf had on Westbrook. Westbrook had that ally from Watson off the backboard and got Turiaf in the air before getting fouled. Then, it was the play when Westbrook came from the baseline side and tried to dunk it down. But guess who was protecting the rim at the time. Yes, Ronny motherf*cking Turiaf was. That block was awesome. The Warriors ended up running it off for a score and then the Thunder called a timeout. Before they did though, Ronny ran back down the court and jumped in the air in excitement and was all smiles. Gotta love Ronny.
Don't hate yourself in the morning... sleep 'til noon.