Corey Brewer, somehow, makes sense for the Thunder in the starting lineup as a Roberson replacement. He’s been hanging around on the fringes of the NBA for years now, but all of a sudden he is a wanted cog in a playoff team. I’m not even going to make jokes about how he scored 51 once so obviously the Thunder want him. I want to, but I’m not going to. Brewer has earned the right not to have jokes made about him, with this performance.
And with Terrence Ferguson presumably out due to being knocked unconscious by Steven Adam’s protruding forehead, Brewer is now, dare I say, a CRITICAL piece to the OKC puzzle? That might be stretching it, but if he can do, like, half of what he did tonight on a regular basis, he’ll be a big help. His three-point shooting has been garbage this season, but he has proven he can shoot them, which is something. He doesn’t pass up looks if he’s open. And his manic streaking around the court at all times will at least add a little confusion to the normally stagnant Thunder offense.