OKC Thunder notebook: Kendrick Perkins' presence helpful against Clippers

Thunder guard Reggie Jackson: “Perk takes a lot of bullying for us. He makes it easy. He brought that fire for us.”
by Berry Tramel and Anthony Slater Published: November 21, 2013

STAT OF THE NIGHT

The Thunder bench had a combined plus/minus of plus-45 against the Clippers. Jeremy Lamb, Steven Adams and Jackson combined for 26 points.

INTRIGUING HOMESTAND

From here, the Thunder get a two-day rest before what seems to be an appealing matchup on Sunday with the 1-12 Utah Jazz.

But after that, in the final three games of this lengthy six-game homestand, OKC is in for a challenge.

The defending Western Conference champion San Antonio Spurs are in town next Wednesday, before the Warriors (Nov. 29) and Timberwolves (Dec. 1) visit The Peake. Those three teams have a combined record of 25-11.

QUOTABLE

Doc Rivers on Steven Adams: “He's gonna be good. I liked him in our workout. I was still the coach of Boston when he worked out for us, and I really liked him. He's going to be a good player, has great hands, can shoot the ball very well. What is he 20? He's gonna be a good player. That was a helluva draft pick.”

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 Oklahoman,...
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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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