Is four-day break good or bad for Thunder?

By John Rohde Published: December 22, 2012


Christmas carols played over the loudspeaker at the end of Saturday's practice.

Brooks joked that he borrowed Kendrick Perkins' iPod to hear some Christmas songs and the first carol he heard was “The Grinch.”


Sixth man Kevin Martin, who suffered a bruised quad Wednesday at Atlanta and missed his first game of the season Thursday in Minnesota, saw limited action in Saturday's light practice and remains day-to-day. … OKC wore its navy blue “third” uniform at Minnesota on Thursday and at Miami will wear the league's Christmas Day uniform, which is a lighter shade of blue with orange trim around the letters and numbers. … The Thunder will practice Sunday, will not practice before it leaves for Miami on Monday afternoon, and will not have a morning shootaround on Christmas Day. … Tuesday's tipoff is at 4:30 p.m. and the game will be televised on ABC. … The Heat, which hosted Utah on Saturday night, has played the fewest road games of any NBA team this season with nine (5-4).


Thunder forward Serge Ibaka on the anticipation of getting a blocked shot: “It's like my food, when I play.”

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