Record: 29-27, third in National
Conference of a nine-team league.
Playoffs: Beat Yakima on the road to win a best-of-five, first-round
set 3-2; then lost another epic match vs. Mo McHone and Sioux
Falls, 3-2, in conference finals.
leaders: Jeff McInnis 21.0, Jeff Grayer 18.5, James
Collins 16.9, Jimmy King 15.0, Jesse Pate 14.8.
leaders: Steve Scheffler 6.7, Bakari Hendrix 6.5,
Doug Smith 6.4.
leaders: Lazarus Sims 5.9, McInnis 5.6, Pete Myers 4.2.
in review: An NBA lockout-impacted season never quite got
rolling, but the Thunder actually got better after the end of
NBA labor problems took McInnis to the Washington Wizards. ...
A streak of nine wins in 10 games from Feb. 12 to March 5 was
followed by a closing stretch of seven losses in the final eight
games. ... Rookie of the Year Bakari Hendrix really came into
his own in the playoffs, averaging 19.3 points and 6.8 rebounds,
but another contentious series with Sioux Falls ended with a
flat 99-86, Game 5 loss.