OKC Thunder notebook: Marriage proposal highlights halftime show

John Koyck threw his fleece jacket to the floor, revealed a white box and held it up while requesting audience attention by pumping one arm in the air. He then asked his girlfriend, Katie, to marry him.
by Darnell Mayberry and Anthony Slater Published: December 15, 2013

SEFOLOSHA RETURNS TO LINEUP, ROBERSON BACK TO BENCH

Following a four-game absence to rest his sprained right knee, Thabo Sefolosha returned to the Thunder lineup on Sunday night.

In 19 minutes, the veteran shooting guard had six points and three rebounds. OKC is now 14-1 when it has its typical starting five.

But Sefolosha's return did have collateral effect on the rotation, shooting rookie Andre Roberson back to the end of the bench.

In three spot starts, Roberson impressed with his energy, relentless defense and ability to fit within the offense.

“That's the hard thing about this league,” Oklahoma City coach Scott Brooks said of Roberson. “You start and then you don't start and you probably won't play very much. We like him, we're going to continue to develop him. Even if he doesn't play a lot, we're going to continue to develop him, continue to challenge him to get better. But we know what he can do. He can guard, and he can rebound.”

QUOTABLE

Scott Brooks on his mixed rotation: “If you gave me a choice, I'd rather have all of our guys right now at the same age, all at 27. You play your best basketball between 25 and 27. We have a lot of guys who are playing really good basketball who are younger.”

UNSUNG HERO

Jeremy Lamb had 16 points, three rebounds and three assists on 7-of-10 shooting in 23 minutes.

UP NEXT

The Thunder visits Denver on Tuesday night for a nice road test against the 13-9 Nuggets. OKC beat Denver 115-113 earlier this season at Chesapeake Energy Arena. Tip on Tuesday night is 8.


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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