OKLAHOMA CITY – Goran Dragic had never been to an NBA game as a fan, until Saturday.
What did he think?
“Boring,” he said. “I’d rather be on the court and play.”
The Heat arrived in Oklahoma City from Toronto Saturday afternoon, just before the Thunder were getting ready to play Minnesota.
Dragic said he received a message from Justise Winslow.
“He asked me if I wanted to go to the game,” Dragic said today following the Heat’s practice. “I said ‘Why not?’ I’m sitting in my hotel room all day. I’m watching (soccer), laying on my bed and then my back is sore the next day. It’s good to get up and go.”
They walked to Chesapeake Energy Arena, arrived around halftime, and sat in the stands.
Dragic said nobody recognized them during the game but someone yelled for them as they were leaving.
“We had the hoodies,” Dragic said. “I don’t have that type of problem anyway. I’m short, skinny, nobody thinks I’m an NBA player anyway.”
The Thunder blew open a close game by outscoring the Timberwolves 31-19 in the third quarter on the way to a 112-92 win.
The Heat face the Thunder Monday at 8 p.m.
Dragic said very little scouting was done because the game got so out of control.
“It was a tight game but then OKC destroyed them,” he said. “Minnesota didn’t look good at all. They didn’t even run any action. Everything was in the open court. It was defense and run. The only scouting is get back.”