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OKC Thunder notebook: Reggie Jackson misses game vs. Kings with back sprain

Jackson tweaked his back during Thursday’s practice. He is listed as day-to-day.
by Anthony Slater Published: March 28, 2014
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During the Thunder’s practice on Thursday, Reggie Jackson tweaked his back, forcing him to sit out Friday’s game against the Kings.

He is listed as day-to-day.

With Jackson missing the game, Steven Adams is the lone Thunder player to appear in all 72 games this season.

DURANT DONE WITH TECHNICALS?

DeMarcus Cousins, the NBA’s leader in technical fouls, was in Oklahoma City on Friday night.

And his leading competitor for that dubious award was residing on the other bench.

Entering Friday, Cousins had 15 technicals. Thunder star Kevin Durant, who was once tied with Cousins, had his latest tech rescinded, knocking him back to 14.

But Durant doesn’t plan to get another one this season. Although he admits purposely getting them at times this season, he doesn’t want to run risk of a one-game suspension, which the NBA hands out for a player’s 16th technical.

“Sometimes, to be honest, I wanted a tech,” Durant said. “Just to inspire my team or, I don’t know, to psyche myself out and maybe make myself feel stronger and better than what I was doing.

“But I just can’t do that anymore. I gotta be stronger and better with how I approach the refs and how I approach the other team. I guess I’m done with techs, I hope I’m done with techs.”

SMART SIGHTING

Oklahoma State guards Marcus Smart and Markel Brown both attended the Thunder-Kings game on Friday night.

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