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OKC Thunder: Houston to start Francisco Garcia to guard Kevin Durant in Game 4

by Berry Tramel Modified: April 29, 2013 at 10:43 pm •  Published: April 29, 2013

The Rockets will start Francisco Garcia to guard Kevin Durant in Game 4 against the Thunder on Monday night.

Rocket assistant coach Kelvin Sampson said "starting Francisco on Durant will help. Make him work prior to the catch."

Earlier Monday, Rocket coach Kevin McHale downplayed Garcia's defense on Durant and said the entire Houston team needed to do a better job on the Thunder star. McHale also said tha Chandler Parsons, who guarded Durant for most of the first 21/2 games, did a much better job in the second half.

Durant had 41 points on Game 3 Saturday night, including 17 in the first quarter.

by Berry Tramel
Berry Tramel, a lifelong Oklahoman, sports fan and newspaper reader, joined The Oklahoman in 1991 and has served as beat writer, assistant sports editor, sports editor and columnist. Tramel grew up reading four daily newspapers — The Oklahoman,...
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