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

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.”

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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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