OKC Thunder notebook: Reggie Jackson's struggles hurt in loss to Toronto

The OKC guard finished with six points on 1-for-11 shooting, missing all five of his 3-point attempts while dishing five assists against three turnovers.
by Darnell Mayberry Published: December 22, 2013
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photo - Toronto's DeMar DeRozan (10) gets by Oklahoma City's Serge Ibaka (9) as he shoots a lay up during an NBA basketball game between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Toronto Raptors at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Sunday, Dec. 22, 2013. Oklahoma City won 107-95. Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman
Toronto's DeMar DeRozan (10) gets by Oklahoma City's Serge Ibaka (9) as he shoots a lay up during an NBA basketball game between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Toronto Raptors at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Sunday, Dec. 22, 2013. Oklahoma City won 107-95. Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman

“That's part of the game. We had a great little streak going at home. Now we just have to go on the road and get a win.”

3-POINT SHOOTING PLAGUES THUNDER

In the first half Sunday night, the Thunder was 2-for-4 from 3-point range.

In the second half, OKC went 5-for-19.

“We got a lot of open looks tonight, a lot of open 3s, that we did not make,” Brooks said. “You live with that. Our defense gave us a chance to stay in the game.”

In the decisive fourth quarter, the Thunder missed 10 of its 12 3-point tries.

Jackson, Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook combined to go 3-for-16 from 3-point range.

“I know I missed like 5 wide open 3s,” Durant said. “But their defense, they make you shoot those jump shots. They gave us wide open shots. It was their shots, but we just got to make them.”

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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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