Until Thunder coach Scott Brooks hears differently from team doctors, injured forward Jeff Green remains day-to-day and his playing status will be a game-time decision tonight against Philadelphia inside Oklahoma City Arena.
Green sprained his left ankle during Saturday's practice and hasn't played or practiced since.
"Jeff is improving," Brooks said. "He took some shots (Tuesday). He's improved a lot over the last day. I don't know exactly what that means, but he's improving every day."
IGUODALA ALSO UNCERTAIN
Sixers shooting guard Andre Iguodala missed Sunday's game at New York with a strained right Achilles tendon, ending his streak of consecutive starts at 252.
Asked if he would play against the Thunder, Iguodala told The Philadelphia Inquirer: "Not sure. I haven't practiced. I talked about that with our trainer as well, about not practicing and then getting thrown right back into the flame too fast — going from just walking around to all out sprinting in NBA action. We'll see how it goes."
Philly coach Doug Collins said: "I would think, unless he had a dramatic setback or whatever, I would think that he would probably be able to go."
Based on the Thunder's statistics to this point — last in the league in both 3-point percentage offense and defense; 28th in field-goal percentage offense; 27th in field-goal percentage defense — having a 3-3 record seems unlikely having already played upper-echelon teams in Boston, Utah, Portland and Chicago.
"We've had some games that weren't good," Brooks said. "Last game (a 92-83 loss at home to Boston), 15 to 20 minutes were not good, and you can't do that against some of the better teams. We've had some moments that were good. We have to put some more consistent minutes together. We haven't shot the ball well, and that's going to change."
PHILLY SMALL BALL
The Sixers are 2-5 and coming off a 106-96 victory at Madison Square Garden three days ago.
"Against the Knicks, I thought they looked really good," Brooks said. "They're well-coached and they play hard. They play with a lot of smaller lineups with three guards at a time. (Evan) Turner is really good and seems like he's getting comfortable each game. They play three point guards on the court at times with (Lou) Williams, (Jrue) Holiday and Turner. We have to be able to stop them from transition scores."