Thunder's'embarrassing' 57-point Reduction to Pacers is Biggest home defeat in NBA history

Thunder's'embarrassing' 57-point Reduction to Pacers is Biggest home defeat in NBA history

OKLAHOMA CITY -- Beneath a franchise listing 152 points, the Indiana Pacers given the Oklahoma City Thunder the most significant house loss in NBA history on Saturday, 152-95.

The 57-point margin tops the previous mark of 56, set from the Celtics within the Bulls at 2018 and the SuperSonics over the Rockets at 1986.

The Pacers led by as many as 67, the most significant lead in a match in 25 seasons. The biggest margin of victory ever in a match is 68, place from the Cavaliers within the Heat at 1991.

"It is embarrassing. I am not gonna attempt to twist that," Thunder coach Mark Daigneault said. "We are still thankful to be playing basketball. Adversity tests the link of the group. It checks everything. It disturbs you.

He is the fourth participant in the past 25 seasons to set a first half triple-double.

"This is a timeout in the second quarter and Myles was just like,'You want two ' And he then explained," Sabonis explained. Men were becoming open and that I had been attempting to locate them and they left the shots"

Asked if he is undergone a match like this before where matters came easily, Sabonis reported this was a first.

"No, not particularly at the expert level," he explained.

The Pacers came out hot and maintained a ridiculous shooting speed through the match, posting divides of 65.5% in the field and 63.6percent from 3, hitting 21-of-33 out of heavy. "This was a sterile uppercut," Daigneault said. "It is demoralizing."

The Thunder, that are in a developmental mindset, played a roster chiefly composed of rookies, minimal midsize players along with 10-day contracts. They broke a 14-game losing series in Boston and have lost 16 of the past 17.

The Thunder do not have long to take a seat the blowout, however.

"I told the guys after the match, you have ta get off your toes, get emotionally, emotionally and physically zero and zero tomorrow ," Daigneault said. "It is all about turning off the page and maintaining the men attached. And getting them back to another moment and the following game. That is one we obtained ta flush"