Thunder get time to rest after 1st round sweepPosted by Inside Hoops
First, the Thunder took a hard-earned day off Sunday while waiting to find out whom they’ll face in the Western Conference semifinals. Kevin Durant and Co. won’t know until at least Tuesday night, and possibly not until Saturday, whether it will be the Los Angeles Lakers or the Denver Nuggets
The Lakers held a 2-1 lead heading into Game 4 in Denver on Sunday night.
The Thunder won the season series against both potential opponents 2-1, losing to both in the final week of the regular season with top reserve James Harden out for the last part of the Lakers game and all of the Nuggets game after getting elbowed by L.A.’s Metta World Peace.
The sweep could give Oklahoma City its longest break of this lockout-shortened season. The only time the Thunder had more than three straight days off was a five-game layoff over the All-Star break.
– Reported by the Associated Press