OKC Thunder: Derek Fisher continues strong play in loss to Clippers

The ageless veteran continued his recent shooting streak, making five of his seven threes for 15 points. He's shooting 52 percent from deep in the past 12 games.
by Anthony Slater Published: February 23, 2014

If not for Derek Fisher, the Thunder's Sunday loss to the Clippers would have been a lot worse.

 

The ageless veteran continued his recent shooting streak, making five of his seven threes for 15 points. He's shooting 52 percent from deep in the past 12 games.

 

“Just trying to have a positive impact,” Fisher said. “Just trying to make plays, make things happen.”

 

And that hasn't been limited to the offensive end. Fisher's defense has also been impressive of late.

 

On Thursday, he had two big steals, including a pickpocket of the crafty Jamal Crawford in the open court.

 

Plus, he was tasked with guarding Chris Paul for much of the fourth quarter.

 

“He makes his guy struggle to score the basketball,” Oklahoma City coach Scott Brooks said. “And that's what we need to have all our players do.”

 

BLAKE GRIFFIN RECEIVES CHEERS IN RETURN

 

It might not be as loud as it used to be, but former Sooner and current Clipper forward Blake Griffin was cheered in pregame introductions on Sunday.


by Anthony Slater
Thunder Beat Writer
Anthony Slater started on the Thunder beat in the summer of 2013, joining after two years as NewsOK.com's lead sports blogger and web editor. A native Californian, Slater attended Sonoma State for two years before transferring to Oklahoma State in...
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