OKC Thunder notebook: Reggie Jackson continues strong play against Spurs

Jackson has scored 21 or more points in five games this season. Three have come against San Antonio. Combined in the three games, he has 71 points on 30-of-45 shooting.
by Anthony Slater Published: January 22, 2014

There's something about that San Antonio silver and black. It seems to get Reggie Jackson going.

For the third time in as many tries, Jackson had a huge game against the Spurs, going off for 27 points (on 12-of-17 shooting) and eight assists.

Jackson has scored 21 or more points in five games this season. Three have come against San Antonio. Combined in the three games, he has 71 points on 30-of-45 shooting.

“He's a confident young man,” Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said. “He's taking no prisoners, he's not deferring to anyone, he's not doing it gingerly, he's being aggressive and he's playing to win. That's impressive.”

“And then secondly,” Popovich continued, “he's made pretty darn good decisions. A young guy can come out, try too hard, try to do too much on his own, not find open people, but his decision making has been really good.”

KAWHI LEONARD OUT INDEFINITELY WITH HAND INJURY

The Spurs lost the game. But more importantly, it looks like they've lost a key piece for the foreseeable future.

In the middle of the second quarter on Wednesday night, promising San Antonio forward Kawhi Leonard left with a right hand injury.

By halftime, the team had announced it was a non-displaced fracture of the right fourth metacarpal. It's not immediately clear how much time Leonard will miss, but it could be a substantial amount.

LAWSUIT AGAINST DEREK FISHER DROPPED

The two remaining actions in Billy Hunter's lawsuit against current Thunder reserve Derek Fisher have been dropped.


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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