The Thunder may be able to add player via "Hardship Exception" soon. Four players missing three-plus games to injury to qualify.
Thunder will likely re-apply for hardship waiver from league after Satirday's game. Per league rules, teams have to play 3 RS games first
ESPN - NBA: Thunder G Russell Westbrook diagnosed with fractured right hand; uncertain how long he'll be out
Reminder: The Thunder are playing 5 games in 7 days, in Portland, L.A., Oklahoma City, Brooklyn & Toronto. Crazy schedule.
The 2008-09 Thunder went 2-16 in Oct/Nov. Will they do better or worse than that? I genuinely have no idea.
With Russell Westbrook out with a fractured hand, I wonder if the Thunder will look at Gal Mekel. He clears waivers tomorrow afternoon.
Thunder expect to know more tomorrow, after Westbrook is re-evaluated. Home opener on Saturday as part of 3 games in 4 nights.
Thunder coach Scott Brooks says Russell Westbrook has a small fracture in his right hand.
The Thunder finished with eight players, didn't have Westbrook or Durant and turned it over 27 times. AND HAD A VERY GOOD CHANCE TO WIN.
The Thunder deserve an airport greeting for that effort.
Thunder fall to the Clippers 93-90 as Serge Ibaka comes up short on a game-tying attempt. Jones with 32, Ibaka 17, Telfair 11.
Serge Ibaka misses a three at the buzzer. Thunder fall to (an extremely impressive) 0-2.
FINAL: Clippers 93, Thunder 90.
Blake Griffin fouls out on a double foul after that free throw. Clippers 91, Thunder 90 with 4.1 seconds left.
Good play by Clippers - bad play by Thunder - pass in to Nick Collison so he can be fouled for 2 FT
The Thunder really need one of their patented four-point plays here.
Thunder ball, down 89-88 with 13.4 seconds left. Perk iso for the win?
Wow. Chris Paul just missed both free throws. It's still Clippers 89, Thunder 88 with 13.4 seconds left. Thunder ball.
Chris Paul just missed a pair of FT that would have put the Clippers up 91-88 - instead 89-88 Thunder ball 13.4 left
If the Thunder beat the Clippers on the road without Westbrook and Durant after the Knicks-Cavs game earlier ... I give up.
Thunder are within one with 1:44 left. Cinderella!!!
Clippers 89, Thunder 88 with 1:44 left. Thunder are playing without Durant, Westbrook and Jackson.
I did not expect to still be watching this game so long after Westbrook's exit, but the freaking Thunder, man.
Incredibly, the Thunder, with only 8 players dressed, are within 1, 89-88, with 1:44 left
This is big for Perry Jones, who has the talent to become the next Thunder prospect to take a big step forward. 28 pts on 15 shots, 3 threes
Perry Jones now with 28 points on 14 shots. Thunder, somehow, still within six.
Somehow, the Thunder only trail 70-62 after three despite only having eight available players. Jones with a career-high 23.
"Kids, let me tell you about the night Perry Jones ran the point for the Thunder."
Clippers and Thunder are shooting a combined 5-of-33 from three-point territory.
Perry Jones is about to run point for the Thunder.
Basketball practice with my girls was time well spent - I'll still have the chance to watch Clippers/Thunder 2nd half and get some post game
Settling in early in third at Clippers vs. Thunder - Westbrook with a hand injury? Yipes
Fun fact: The Thunder have only played one game ever without both Westbrook and Durant. Happened last season in Boston, won 101-83.
Combined 2013-14 per game averages of currently injured Thunder players: 83.8 points, 21.2 rebounds, 18.5 assists.
The Thunder's entire remaining bench: http://t.co/iwf2fqIskO
Thunder's injury list would be #4 seed in East: PG: Westbrook SG: Lamb SF: Morrow PF: Durant C: McGary 6th Man: Jackson 7th Man: Jerrett
Without Westbrook, the Thunder cannot afford any foul trouble. Give up the layup instead of taking a foul.
The Thunder is 4-of-30 from three so far this season. Terrible but not entirely surprising, considering who is out.