OKC Thunder: Steven Adams looks sharp in Thunder debut

The 12th overall pick out of Pittsburgh came off the bench in win over Indiana and had six rebounds in 20 minutes.
by Darnell Mayberry Published: July 7, 2013
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JACKSON SITS SUNDAY

Guard Reggie Jackson did not play in Sunday's opener against the Pacers.

Jackson is expected to play in as many as two games this week. It appears Jackson will play Monday against Orlando and the Magic's No. 2 overall pick Victor Oladipo and again on Tuesday against the Pistons.

JERRETT SHOWS SHOOTING TOUCH

Grant Jerrett, the 40th overall pick in this year's draft, scored a team-high 17 points with four rebounds and three blocked shots in 27 minutes Sunday.

Jerrett made four of five 3-pointers and finished 6-for-9 from the field.

“There's a lot of (shooting power forwards) in the league,” Kalamian said. “He provides that for us in this setting here. And we'll just try to keep putting him in positions to be able to show that.”

TIP-INS

Under the Orlando Summer League's new scoring system, the Thunder earned five of a possible seven points Sunday. One point is awarded for every quarter won — the Thunder won the first and fourth quarters against Indiana — and three points are awarded for a win. … The Thunder's starting lineup Sunday was Dwight Buycks, Jeremy Lamb, DeAndre Liggins, Jerrett and Daniel Orton. … Orton scored 15 points on 7-for-11 shooting with four rebounds and two blocked shots. … Buycks scored 12 points with a game-high 13 assists. … The Pacers had 13 total assists. … A pair of former Sooners had good showings Sunday. Magic forward Romero Osby scored 18 points with five rebounds and one assist while making seven of eight shots in 24 minutes. Amath M'Baye, meanwhile, scored two points with three rebounds and one assist while supplying quality defense in 16 minutes for Utah.

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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