The Thunder assigned rookie guard Reggie Jackson to the Tulsa 66ers of the NBA Development League, and he was in uniform for Saturday night's game against the Iowa Energy at the Tulsa Convention Center.
During the 2011-12 season, the former Boston College guard has appeared in 41 games with the Thunder with averages of 3.4 points, 1.7 assists and 1.2 rebounds in 11.8 minutes per game.
There's a good chance Jackson will rejoin the Thunder for Sunday's 7 p.m. game against the Miami Heat at Chesapeake Energy Arena.
RANK AND FILE
With Kevin Durant (27.9), LeBron James (27.0), Russell Westbrook (24.3) and Dwyane Wade (22.9), four of the league's top scorers will meet Sunday at The Peake.
Also competing will be the NBA's top shot-blocker in Serge Ibaka (3.33) and top 3-point shooter in Mike Miller (.493). Mario Chalmers is 13th (.421) in 3-point shooting. James is No. 4 in steals (1.98) and No. 13 in assists (6.7).
Recapping some records set in the Thunder's 149-140 double-overtime victory over Minnesota on Friday night, compliments of the Elias Sports Bureau:
*Kevin Love of the Timberwolves had 51 points and 14 rebounds, and in the last 21 seasons, only three other players have recorded at least 50 points and 14 rebounds in a losing effort: Sacramento's Chris Webber (51 points and 26 rebounds on Jan. 5, 2001), Golden State's Antawn Jamison (51 points and 14 rebounds on Dec. 3, 2000) and Houston's Hakeem Olajuwon (51 points and 14 rebounds on Jan. 18, 1996).
*Westbrook (a career-high 45 points) and Durant (40) scored 40-plus in the same game for the second time this season, previously doing it Feb. 19 against Denver when Durant scored 51 and Westbrook 40. They are the first pair of teammates to each score 40-plus points in the same game twice in a career, let alone the same season.
*Love and teammate J.J. Barea (25 points, 14 assists and 10 rebounds) became only the second tandem in NBA history to score 50-plus and have a triple-double and still lose the game, joining Wilt Chamberlain and Guy Rodgers of the 1962-63 Philadelphia Warriors.
*Barea recorded his first career triple-double, which also was a first for an NBA player born in Latin America.
The Thunder is 8-5 in March. Last season, it went 14-2. … OKC is 4-0 on Sundays, with upcoming back-to-back games against the two best teams in Miami and Chicago. … A James dunk from Saturday afternoon's light practice at The Peake was posted on YouTube. … OKC's 36-12 record is tied for the second-best start in franchise history behind the 37-11 start by the 1997-98 Seattle SuperSonics. … The Thunder is 3-0 in overtime games this season. Last year they went 8-2 and become only the fifth team in NBA history to win eight OT games in a season. … OKC is 11-1 after a loss this season and 31-7 after a loss the last two seasons.
After Sunday's contest against Miami, the Thunder plays at Portland at 9 p.m. Tuesday and at the Los Angeles Lakers at 9:30 p.m. Thursday before returning home for a game against Chicago next Sunday at noon.
Detroit Pistons coach Lawrence Frank after losing 88-73 at home to the Heat, a season-low for a Miami opponent this season: “We knew exactly how they were going to defend us, but we weren't able to do much against them. We kept trying to move the ball through the forest of hands, and they were getting all kinds of tips and deflections.”