The Bucks figure to be tough this year, especially since their B-team stymied the Thunder almost all night, and presumably much to the dismay of both coaches, the game wound up going into overtime. It was, no surprise, the fastest overtime you might ever see. And when the preseason ground to a halt, OKC had salted this one away, 119-115.
Mamorize this name: Deonte Burton. A two-way signing by the Thunder who played last year in Korea, Burton got 11 of his 16 points in that five-minute overtime. And pay attention to Hamidou Diallo, tonight’s shooting guard, what with Andre Roberson still unhealed and Terrance Ferguson still de-concussing, who knocked down 19 points, second only to the mighty Paul George.
One week away: a trip to Oakland to visit the defending champions. And that’s the beginning of the real season, folks.