Gutty win against a Wolves team that will beat a lot of contenders. But the Thunder survived in a game set up for them to lose. They did it by just being good. This game was a perfect example of how one team understands how to win and how another is trying to figure it out. OKC did the little things, made the plays, hit free throws and Perk made two big plays to get it done. Impressive win by the Thunder... ...A few thoughts on Ricky Rubio: He was fantastic. I’ve been a big doubter of his, but tonight was a great example of how dynamic he can be. He had six points and six assists, but it felt like he controlled the game. He was a truly dangerous offensive weapon every second he was on the floor. When he had the ball, I was terrified because I could just feel a perfectly threaded bounce pass coming at any second. He’s a passing virtuoso. He no-looks everything, which keeps the defense guessing and gives the guy he’s passing it to just an extra second of space. Color me impressed.