Going overtime on Thunder notes
Tidying up the notebook after the Thunder's heart-thumping 123-120 triple-overtime victory Wednesday night against the Nets in New Jersey:
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THE NUMBERS GAME
*The Thunder is now 3-0 in overtime games this season.
*Against Eastern Conference teams, the Thunder is 7-1 overall and 5-0 on the road.
*OKC's next game is Friday night at Toronto. The Thunder is 4-0 on Fridays this season and 7-2 overall on the road.
*The Thunder is 9-1 in two-possession games (decided by six points or less), the lone setback being 99-98 last Sunday at Houston. Here is a point breakdown:
*Last season, Thunder starters missed a total of six games, all by center Nenad Krstic. So far this season, starters have missed 10 games.
The Thunder is a combined 8-2 without its usual starting lineup of Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook, Jeff Green, Thabo Sefolosha and Krstic, and 5-4 with the starting lineup intact.
*At the end of regulation, Westbrook had 17 points, 10 rebounds and nine assists. Despite the 15 extra minutes of overtime, Westbrook still failed to capture the third triple-double of his career, finishing with 38 points, a career-high 15 rebounds and nine assists.
Told Westbrook did not have a single assist in three overtimes, a smiling Green joked, â€œYeah, man. Pass it to some open guys â€¦ Nah, Russell played tremendous. He took over. He's playing great.â€
Westbrook's previous triple-doubles came against Dallas two seasons ago (17-10-10) and at Minnesota last season (22-10-14).
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