Oklahoma City Thunder notebook: Limited number of tickets for first-round playoff series on sale 10 a.m. Thursday

The Thunder will play either the Los Angeles Lakers or Houston Rockets in the first round. Game 1 is Sunday at Chesapeake Energy Arena.
BY JOHN ROHDE Staff Writer jrohde@opubco.com Published: April 17, 2013
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A limited number of tickets for the Thunder's first-round playoff series will go on sale at 10 a.m. Thursday and can be purchased at https://www.thunder.nba.com. Oklahoma City will play either the Los Angeles Lakers or Houston Rockets. Game 1 is scheduled Sunday at Chesapeake Energy Arena. The game time will be announced later.

CAREER NIGHTS

Here's how crazy a night it was for OKC's substitutions. With 4:42 left in the first quarter, 6-foot-3 guard Reggie Jackson entered the game for 7-foot-3 center Hasheem Thabeet.

Several Thunder reserves obliterated previous career highs in minutes and points. Jeremy Lamb played 41 minutes and had 13 points and seven rebounds, all career highs. Jackson had career highs with 36 minutes and 23 points. Perry Jones III had career highs with 39 minutes, 14 points and nine rebounds.

DURANT'S REIGN AS SCORING CHAMP ENDS

Kevin Durant's run of three straight NBA scoring titles ended Wednesday morning when he revealed he would sit out that night's game against the Milwaukee Bucks at Chesapeake Energy Arena.

It was a long shot anyway for Durant, who would have had to score 70 points to recapture the lead over new champion Carmelo Anthony of the New York Knicks.

“I definitely did not want to sit out, but medical staff and coaches thought it'd be a good idea,” Durant said after Wednesday's shootaround. “It would have been fun to try and get it. I don't know if I would have — 70s a lot of points. Who knows? That'd have been cool.”

Fellow starters Russell Westbrook, Thabo Sefolosha and Serge Ibaka saw limited action Wednesday night as OKC lost 95-89 to finish the regular season with a 60-22 record overall and 34-7 at home.

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