Thunder forward Jeff Green returned to the starting lineup after a three-game absence due to a sprained left ankle.
He finished with 12 points, three rebounds and two assists in 25.5 minutes during the Thunder's 117-104 loss to San Antonio inside Oklahoma City Arena.
â€œJeff gave us some good minutes when he was in there,â€ Thunder coach Scott Brooks said.
Backup power forward Nick Collison entered the game to a standing ovation with 4:09 left in the first quarter. It was his first action of the season due to a lower left leg stress reaction.
â€œI wasn't expecting that,â€ Collison said of the ovation. â€œOur fans are great. Felt good to be out there. I've got a ways to go, till I feel real comfortable. That's just the way it is. I'm not going to get training camp. I'm not going to get practice.â€
Collison played 11:04 and finished with three rebounds, two points, one steal and also took one charge, which was the Thunder's team total in the first eight games without him.
â€œI thought Nick was good,â€ Brooks said. â€œThat's no easy thing to do after missing eight weeks of basketball.â€
Both players will be re-evaluated before tonight's game at Utah, and their playing status will be a game-time decision.
BOMBS FROM BONNER
San Antonio backup forward Matt Bonner went 0 for 3 from two-point range but was 7 for 7 from 3-point range â€“ none of which hit any part of the rim â€“ to finish with 21 points.