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OKC Thunder: No update on center Kendrick Perkins

BY DARNELL MAYBERRY, Staff Writer, Published: May 9, 2012
“It's really unique to all of a sudden have six or seven days off,” said Nick Collison. “But we're making the most of it. We're getting good practices in but also able to mix in recovery days so you don't feel like you're pushing too hard and worry about losing your legs and things like that. So it's been good for us, and obviously with Perk's injury it's a bonus, too.”


If the Thunder starts its second-round series Saturday, it will have had six days off between Game 4 against Dallas and Game 1 against the Lakers.

If the Thunder starts the next round Monday, it will have had eight days off between the closeout game against the Mavs and Game 1 against either the Lakers or Nuggets.

Too much time?

“It's always good to get some time off because you can rest,” Brooks said. “Everybody has aches and pains, and when you go through a season — any season, not just this shortened season this year — it's always a physical grind on your body mentally and physically. I think our guys needed it. We gave them a couple of days off and the last two days were really good.”

Brooks said he hasn't sensed boredom creeping in.

“There's time when you might have that,” he said. “But right now, I haven't experienced that with our group. Maybe in a couple of more days we might, but I think our last two practices were high-energy practices.”