Thunder notebook: Thabo Sefolosha, Nenad Krstic recovering

BY JOHN ROHDE, Staff Writer, jrohde@opubco.com Modified: February 3, 2011 at 7:31 pm •  Published: February 3, 2011
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The Thunder might be missing two starters for Friday's 8 p.m. contest at Phoenix.

The MRI on the right foot of starting center Nenad Krstic came back negative Thursday, but his playing status remains day-to-day. Krstic suffered the injury in the third quarter against New Orleans on Wednesday night and did not return.

Starting guard Thabo Sefolosha, who has missed the last three starts with a sprained left knee, also remains day-to-day.

The Thunder did not practice Thursday and flew to Phoenix in the afternoon.

MULLENS TO TULSA

One day after rookie center Cole Aldrich was called up from the Tulsa 66ers for the second time, second-year center Byron Mullens was sent to the NBA Development League team for a second session.

Mullens will be in uniform Friday night when the 66ers play the Utah Flash at the Tulsa Convention Center. 

NO NASH

The Thunder tonight faces Phoenix point guard Steve Nash, who failed to be named to his sixth All-Star Game.

Despite statistics eerily similar to his MVP seasons of 2004-05 and 2005-06, and even though he has his highest scoring average in five seasons, Nash predicted his chances of being chosen as a reserve Thursday were “not good.”

“If there's any year that he should make the All-Star team, it should be this year,” Suns coach Alvin Gentry told The Arizona Republic. “What he's done for our team. He's played great … We just don't have the record (24-25) that would merit everyone going, ‘He's got to be on there,' but he's had a great year individually.

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