Going overtime on Thunder notes

By John Rohde, Staff Writer, jrohde@opubco.com Modified: December 3, 2010 at 10:42 am •  Published: December 2, 2010

Tidying up the notebook after the Thunder's heart-thumping 123-120 triple-overtime victory Wednesday night against the Nets in New Jersey:

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:

Margin: Record

1: 3-1

2: 1-0

3: 1-0

4: 1-0

5: 1-0

6: 2-0

7: 1-0

OT: 3-0

TIDBITS

*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, “Yeah, man. Pass it to some open guys … Nah, Russell played tremendous. He took over. He's playing great.”

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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