Oklahoma City Thunder notebook: Thunder on four-day break before facing Spurs

The Thunder is 0-2 when it has at least four days rest, with losses at Miami on Christmas and at Houston in the first game out of the All-Star break.
by Darnell Mayberry Published: March 31, 2013

After a 109-99 win at Milwaukee on Saturday, the Thunder will enjoy four days off before its showdown with San Antonio on Thursday inside Chesapeake Energy Arena.

The Thunder is 0-2 when it has at least four days rest, with losses at Miami on Christmas and at Houston in the first game out of the All-Star break.

“We're going to get some rest and we're going to come out and practice hard and we'll be ready,” said Kevin Durant. “Four days off in this league is always good no matter who you are. So we got to recover well and practice well and be ready.”

REBOUNDING A GROWING CONCERN

The Thunder allowed the Bucks to grab 19 offensive rebounds Saturday, the second time in six games that OKC allowed 19 offensive rebounds.

Oklahoma City yielded 12.6 offensive rebounds in March and 14.6 in the final seven games.

The Thunder is now tied for third-to-last in offensive rebounds allowed at 12.1 per game. Denver (12.4) and Milwaukee (12.5) rank 29th and 30th, respectively.

QUOTABLE

Ibaka on his desire to lead the league in shot blocking again: “It's not really my obsession. But it's great, too, when you know you work hard and you give everything. But it's not really my obsession.”


by Darnell Mayberry
OKC Thunder Senior Reporter
Darnell Mayberry grew up in Langston, Okla. and is now in his third stint in the Sooner state. After a year and a half at Bishop McGuinness High, he finished his prep years in Falls Church, Va., before graduating from Norfolk State University in...
+ show more


Trending Now


AROUND THE WEB

  1. 1
    Lower court ruling affirmed in case against Tulsa officer
  2. 2
    The best high school basketball classes of the last 10 years
  3. 3
    Former Millwood star Josh Turner reinstated at Texas
  4. 4
    Chevy Volt top safety pick says insurance group
  5. 5
    Why won't the FAA let students fly drones?
+ show more