Record: 36-18, second in Western
Division of 12-team league.
Playoffs: Ousted by Rockford again, 4-2 in best-of-seven first-round
leaders: Kevin Gamble 27.8, Bill Jones 20.9, Anthony
leaders: Barry Sumpter 11.1, Cedric Henderson 9.4.
leaders: Corey Gaines 9.0, Greg Jones 5.6.
in review: The fast-breakin’-est bunch in Thunder
history scored their first win of the season on the road at Charleston,
by a count of 155-147, the highest-scoring game in Thunder history.
Kevin Gamble had 45 in that game and averaged just under 28 through
12 games before the Boston Celtics made the former Iowa star
the first Thunder player ever called to the NBA. ... Points and
call-ups became a theme. The Thunder averaged 117 points that
year, and Corey Gaines, Bill Jones, first-ever Thunder league
MVP Anthony Bowie and a rookie center named Barry Sumpter made
treks to the NBA behind Gamble. ... Bowie’s call came with
the Thunder leading Rosen and Rockford 2-0 in a postseason rematch.
The Thunder lost the next four games, the last after Sumpter
had been summoned to the L.A. Clippers.