For the second-straight game, the Raptors balled out in the first half against OKC, leading 58-48 at the break. Ball was humming, guys were hitting shots, team defense was excellent, and all was good. They kept it going for a few minutes in the second half before the bench came in and gave up a huge run. The Raptors kind of got away from the ball movement and found themselves down by 10 at one point. Even an insane 20-point 4th quarter effort by Kawhi wasn't enough to get them back in it. It was absolutely aggravating to watch guys like Schroder, Ferguson, and Grant drill a bunch of 3s and especially PG who I thought faced some really tough Raptors defense but managed to hit some insane shots. Also turnovers were (and have been for a while) a HUGE issue: 21 tonight. Gotta clean that up - Kawhi went into another mode in the fourth quarter. He was LOCKED IN. Might be a little glimpse of what we're going to see from him in the playoffs. He finished with 37, 6 boards, 4 assists and 2 steals on 12-23 shooting, 4-5 from 3 and 9-10 from the line. Siakam dropped 25-5-2-2-1 on 9-14 shooting, 2-3 from 3 and 5-5 from the line. Danny remains on fire from 3. He went 6-11 for 19 points and 7 boards. Vanvleet added 8 and 5 assists but struggled with his shot for the first time since returning from injury. Not too concerned there. Gasol only had 2 points but finished a +7. He had 5 rebounds and 6 assists but, again, never judge this man's game by looking at the box score. He does so many valuable little things for this team. Ibaka added 11 and 6 off the bench. - Tough loss. Almost forgot we didn't have the most valuable player on our team tonight. If we would have been able to pull out back-to-back games against OKC without Kyle, that would have been insanely impressive. Hornets on Sunday.