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OKC Thunder notebook: Russell Westbrook increasing activity

The Thunder's star guard is still targeting a return after All-Star break.
by Anthony Slater Published: February 9, 2014
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/articleid/3932184/1/pictures/2342361">Photo - Oklahoma City's Russell Westbrook (0) encourages his team from the bench area during an NBA basketball game between the New York Knicks and the Oklahoma City Thunder at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman
Oklahoma City's Russell Westbrook (0) encourages his team from the bench area during an NBA basketball game between the New York Knicks and the Oklahoma City Thunder at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman

 

“That event is something I haven't done before,” Durant said. “It'll be cool, only take a couple minutes anyway.”

WOODSON FIRING TALK

The dysfunctional Knicks descended upon Oklahoma City on Sunday afternoon, and they brought a coaching controversy with them.

Recent reports out of New York say that Mike Woodson is expecting to be fired after the All-Star break.

Woodson denied that pregame, but did admit the lingering rumors and his unknown status might affect his team.

“They know it's dangling,” Woodson said of his team. “My theme to our players is Woodson is a big boy. He's been around the block a few times. It's a part of the business, if it happens. It's not about me, it's never been about me.”

STAT OF THE GAME

Durant has compiled at least 25 points and at least four assists in 18 straight games. That's the longest streak in the NBA the past 40 years, per Elias.

STANDINGS UPDATE

At 41-12, the Thunder has stretched its lead in the Western Conference to three games over the Spurs and four games over the Blazers

UP NEXT

The Thunder heads out on the road to complete the first half, with a 9 p.m. game in Portland on Tuesday and 9:30 p.m. game Thursday at Los Angeles (Lakers) before next weekend's All-Star break.

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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