OKC Thunder notebook: Andre Roberson assigned to Tulsa — again

For the third time this season and second time this month, the Thunder has assigned the rookie forward to the Tulsa 66ers of the NBA Developmental League.
by Berry Tramel and Anthony Slater Published: January 17, 2014
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Hopefully Andre Roberson got a Pikepass for the new year.

Because for the third time this season and second time this month, the Thunder has assigned the rookie forward to the Tulsa 66ers of the NBA Developmental League.

Roberson has appeared in 16 games for OKC this season, including four spot starts, averaging 8.7 minutes.

But he's been out of the rotation of late, so the Thunder planted Roberson in Tulsa for some needed game action.

He was with the 66ers on Friday night and expected to play in their game against the Bakersfield Jam.

ROCKET LAUNCH?

In an 82-game season, few games stick out as season-changers. But coach Scott Brooks conceded that the Thunder's defense-inspired comeback against the Rockets on Thursday night could stand out.

The Thunder trailed the Rockets 73-59 at halftime but held Houston to 19 second-half points and won 104-92.

“I think as you look back on a season, last night could be a game that we grew,” Brooks said. “That second quarter was frustrating. Nine 3's against a team that takes pride in defense. That was discouraging. But bouncing back in the third quarter when we weren't making shots early on. That could have been demoralizing. But we fought and fought. Definitely a confidence builder.”

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by Berry Tramel
Columnist
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...
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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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