The OKC Blunder stormed out of the preseason gates on Wednesday and promptly lost to the Memphis Grizzlies, 99-91. The Blunder picked up where they left off last season: losing! According to future ex-Blunder Kevin Durant "I think [the game] was a step forward." He probably means a step closer to the day he leaves the dust bowl in his rear view mirror. No one loses to the Grizzlies and uses it as a 'step forward'. Durant had 17 points in the losing effort.
Byron Mullins led the Blunder lowlights with one point while top draft pick James Harden went 1-6 from three-point land.
As part of Daid Stern's 'get tough' negotiating policy with the refs, Michael Henderson, was called back as a replacement official during the current lockout and was part of Wednesday's officiating crew. Henderson was fired by the league in 2005.
Stay classy, David Stern!
Preseason record: 0-1
Next loss: Saturday at New Orleans.
Season outlook: dusty
More corndogs! More Losses! More Blunder!