Originally posted on NBA.com | Hang Time Blog with Sekou Smith:
HANG TIME, Texas — After getting run out of The Finals by Miami, there was something the Thunder had to prove coming into this season.
Could they pick themselves up from the 4-1 whipping and get back on track for another shot next June?
After James Harden took his beard and his explosive game off to Houston in the stunning trade just days before the season opener, the Thunder had something else to prove.
Could Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook and their teammates close ranks around their new sixth man Kevin Martin and make the transition as seamless at possible?
After taking care of business and cruising through the first two months of the 2012-13 season with the best record in the NBA, there is yet another hurdle for the Thunder to clear.
Can they do it on the road?
After the Thunder face the Sixers tonight at Chesapeake Energy Arena…
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