With some extended run in the first half on Sunday, Nick Collison put together one of his best games of the season.
In 11 first half minutes, Collison had all eight of his points and four of his seven rebounds, nailing a mid-range jumper and finishing strong in traffic a couple times.
And another Thunder veteran, Caron Butler, also provided a nice spark off the bench. Butler had 15 points, making all five of his threes.
JACKSON SITS AGAIN
Reggie Jackson missed his second straight game with a mid-back sprain. He is still listed as day-to-day.
STAT OF THE GAME
Serge Ibaka had four more blocks on Sunday afternoon, raising his season average to 2.61, second in the NBA behind Anthony Davis (2.86). Ibaka has had four or more blocks four times this month and 17 times this season.
Brooks on Ibaka: “I think he’s the best shot-blocker in the game.”
The Thunder has three days off before an intriguing back-to-back against a pair of rivals. It starts at 7 p.m. Thursday at home against the Spurs and closes at 8:30 p.m. Friday in Houston. OKC is a combined 6-0 against the two this season.