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Tulsa 66ers guard Reggie Williams has been named D-League Performer of the Week. Teammate Mustafa Shakur earned Player of the Month honors.
Tuesday's game between the Thunder and Sixers will be a meeting of a 45-15 team and a 15-45 team.
Nevermind, just Player of the Week for James Harden. Player of the Month should come out soon.
Brooks was non-committal on everything from Butler's role to his minutes. Said he wants to ease him in but said he could play 1-48 minutes.
Scott Brooks says Caron Butler could start at shooting guard in place of injured guard Thabo Sefolosha.
Scott Brooks says Caron Butler will be available tomorrow vs Philly.
Butler will play tomorrow.
Caron Butler on the practice floor with the Thunder for the first time. http://t.co/u1HKzzDbUD
Caron Butler was at Thunder practice today. Scheduled to talk to the media shortly.
Everyone talked up KD's crazy January, but he followed that up with a February of 33.4 points, 7.7 rebounds and 7.4 assists
At 405* combined inches, the Thunder featured the tallest starting lineup in the NBA this season.
The bird is the word
Russell Westbrook post-dunk (photo via Sarah Phipps): http://t.co/wOcMeUV2ik
Russell Westbrook pre-dunk (photo via Sarah Phipps): http://t.co/WRDrl8xByF
Kevin Durant asked what he knew about New Zealand before Steven Adams arrived: "Nothing. To be honest, I thought it was in Australia."
Scott Brooks ends his postgame with "drive safe everyone." Good thing he said that, because I was planning on driving like a maniac.
Scott Brooks: "That steal and the dunk, it was vintage Russell"
The 10-12 shooting is still the best percentage game of Westbrook's career, though.
When I tweeted Westbrook's numbers earlier, I guess a Jackson bucket had been credited to him. So he finished with 26 on 10-12 shooting.
Thunder beat the Bobcats 116-99. Westbrook 26 (11-13 shooting) and 5 assists, Durant 28, 6 rebounds and 5 assists, Ibaka 15-10, Jackson 17.
Final: Thunder beat the Bobcats 116-99. Russell Westbrook the star: 26 points in 24 minutes. Shot 10/12 overall, 4/5 from three.
Reggie Jackson just put Bismack Biyombo down with a cross, but couldn't knock down the jumper. We need a name for this.
Final: Thunder 116, Bobcats 99.
This is the best shooting game of Westbrook's career (min. 10 attempts). He hit 84.6 percent (11-13). Previous best was 76.9 (10-13).
Russell Westbrook tonight: 28 points on 11-13 shooting, 4-5 from 3 and five assists. Man, the Thunder really should've traded him.
Welp, the Bobcats played hard.
Russell Westbrook 10/12 overall, 4/5 from three, has 26 points. Now 10/16 from deep the past four games.
Durant's now scored at least 25 points (really, 26) in 25 straight games. Longest streak of 25+ in his career is 29.
Three point guard for the Thunder. Same group that got torched in fourth quarter vs Memphis. But been pretty good most of the year.
Adams, Collison and Thabeet all have five fouls. Still nine minutes left.
Worst shooting games of Durant's career: 2-17, 3-17 and 3-20. Two were from his rookie season, the last one from 2009.
Despite 14 straight misses, Kevin Durant still leads all scorers with 24 points. He's 6-for-21 but is 12-for-12 from the free throw line.
End 3Q: Thunder lead Charlotte 85-81.
After three, the Thunder leads the Bobcats, 85-81.
KD goes baseline for a dunk to break a string of 14 straight misses. I can't believe that's a real sentence that I just typed.
Baseline dunk breaks KD's streak of 14 straight missed shots.
Durant finally puts one in on a driving dunk past Anthony Tolliver.
Now 14 straight misses for KD
Kevin Durant started the game 5-for-6. He's missed his last 13 shots.
At some point this season, I'm gonna need an "M-V-P" chant when Nick Collison is shooting free throws.
We're currently in some alternate reality right now where Westbrook 9-10 and 3-4 from 3, while Durant is 5-18 and 0-5 from 3.
Westbrook then takes a seat sitting on 23 points on 9-for-10 shooting.
Russell Westbrook just got a steal and a MONSTER fast break dunk. He took off from a step inside the free throw line.
Think Russell Westbrook just dunked that one from halfcourt. Not totally sure, though.
Kevin Durant is just 5-17 (29 percent) so far. Hasn't had any game this season where he shot under 30 percent. Only 10 shooting under 40.
Westbrook's first miss comes with 6:09 left in the third quarter on a 3-point try.
Kevin Durant started the game 5/6 shooting. He's now 5/17. Missed 11 straight shots.
Best shooting game of Russell Westbrook's career is 12-16 (done it twice). He's 8-8 so far tonight for 19 points.
Nice start to the second half for Steven Adams. Couple rebounds, couple buckets, Thunder up seven.
Westbrook now has a game-high 19 points on 8-for-8 shooting.
At halftime, the Thunder leads Bobcats 61-55. Russell Westbrook leads all scorers with 17. He's 7-for-7 from the floor, 3-for-3 from 3.
Halftime: Thunder up 61-55 on the Bobcats. Russell Westbrook: 17 points, 0 missed shots. OKC defense remains poor.
Thunder lead the Bobcats 61-55 at half. Westbrook 17 (7-7 shooting), Durant with 15 and 3 assists, Ibaka 10 and 6 rebounds.
Russell Westbrook 7/7 overall, 3/3 from three from deep in the first half: 17 points.
Kevin Durant back on the court, not even limping.
Durant stays in the game after stepping on Gerald Henderson's foot.
Kevin Durant just rolled his left ankle on a drive to the rim. He gets up and hobbles to the bench. Looks like no big deal.
Ah, looks to be an ankle roll for KD.
Kevin Durant hurt his leg (banged knees?) but is walking it off. Looks like he's staying in the game.
Left ankle twist for Kevin Durant. Looked pretty painful.
First half minutes for Andre Roberson. Thabo injury would seem to give him opportunity, but Butler signing likely takes it away.
Russell Westbrook now 5/5 for 12 points in the first half.
Steve Clifford could definitely play Phillip Seymour Hoffman in a future biopic.
Derek Fisher does not miss threes any more.
After one, the Thunder leads the Bobcats, 31-25. Durant and Westbrook combine for 21 points on 8-for-13 shooting.
Only players with more technicals than Kevin Durant (11) this season: Blake Griffin 12, DeMarcus Cousins 15.
End 1Q: Thunder up 31-25 on the Bobcats. Kevin Durant with 13 points, Russell Westbrook with eight.
Kevin Durant's been barking for the past few minutes, finally called for a tech. His 11th of the year, 3rd most in NBA.
Kevin Durant picks up a technical, his 11th of the season.
Westbrook and Durant have all 17 of OKC's points after six minutes. On 7-8 combined shooting.
Thunder up 17-12 early. Durant and Westbrook have combined for all 17 Thunder points. KD with 9, RW with 8.
Russell Westbrook is 8-of-13 from three the past four games. He's a career 30 percent 3-point shooter.
Smallest crowd of the season in OKC. Patches of empty seats. But understandable, considering rough weather/road conditions.
With the arena only about 60 percent full because of horrible weather in OKC, the Bobcats have to feel right at home tonight.
Scott Brooks was noncommittal on whether Caron Butler could play Tuesday vs Philly: "I haven't met him yet. I'd like to get to know him."
Durant also went to the OU-Texas game earlier on Saturday: "A good day for me, full of basketball and that’s how I love it.”
KD on the OSU-KU game: "(Seeing) five first round picks play was nice and to see OSU guys run on the floor was something I’ve never seen."
KD was asked about being listed at 6-9 and what his real height is: "I'm 6-8, 6-7." Riiiiight.