OKC Thunder notebook: Jeremy Lamb goes off for career-high on his former team

In 26 efficient minutes, Lamb scored 22 points and added five assists, five rebounds, two steals and a block.
by Darnell Mayberry and Anthony Slater Published: December 29, 2013
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Jeremy Lamb was once a Houston Rocket. Didn't play a regular season minute for the franchise, but he was drafted and traded by them.

And on Sunday night in Oklahoma City — far more than James Harden — Lamb looked the like the talented two-guard trying to make the biggest statement against his former team.

In 26 efficient minutes, Lamb went 8-of-10 shooting for 22 points — five more than any Rocket — while adding five assists, five rebounds, two steals and a block.

“He's got great length, got a great stroke and he's a young kid,” said Houston coach Kevin McHale, who coached Lamb during the 2012 preseason. “So he's only going to get better.”

Harden finished 2-of-9 for eight points in 30 minutes.

REGGIE JACKSON BOUNCES BACK

After his first real rough stretch of the season — an 11-of-49 shooting performance the past three games — Reggie Jackson was frustrated.

“I got some easy looks,” Jackson said. “Unfortunately the shots didn't go in. But my teammates did a good job of encouraging me, telling me to keep finding those shots and eventually they'll fall.”


by Darnell Mayberry
OKC Thunder Senior Reporter
Darnell Mayberry grew up in Langston, Okla. and is now in his third stint in the Sooner state. After a year and a half at Bishop McGuinness High, he finished his prep years in Falls Church, Va., before graduating from Norfolk State University in...
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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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