Heading into Sunday night's visit to the Portland Trail Blazers, the Oklahoma City Thunder are very much a work in progress.
That fact was magnified in Oklahoma City's disturbing 101-94 home loss to the Boston Celtics Friday.
After taking an 18-point lead into halftime, the Thunder were outscored 64-39 in the second half.
"Who we can we be was out in front of us the first 24 minutes," Thunder coach Billy Donavan said. "And what we can be on the other end of it the second 24 minutes."
The Thunder (4-4) were dominant at both ends of the court in the first half. In the second half, it was quite the opposite as Oklahoma City shot 33.3 percent.
"That's who we are that first 24 minutes," said forward Carmelo Anthony, who shot 3 for 17 from the field, including 1 for 12 in the second half. "In the second half, there were just too many mental lapses. That's not who we are. We know what type of team we can be. That first half, we showed that."
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