The agony of defeat often surpasses the joy of winning.
After a loss in Game 2 (albeit a controversial one), Oklahoma City's first and only home loss of this postseason, the Thunder began a four-game losing streak that was their longest since 2009 and ended their landmark season in bittersweet disappointment. Many people see this second-place finish as a stepping stone to becoming a championship team, but I have my doubts.
General manager Sam Presti has done an excellent job building this team, but it remains to be seen how long the core of the Thunder remains intact in the long-term future.
Plus, with the Orlando Magic plucking OKC's Assistant GM