OKC Thunder: Thunder's improved ball security key to recent run

In four of the past five games, OKC has committed 14 or fewer turnovers, including 13 in the win Sunday over Utah.
by Anthony Slater Published: March 30, 2014

VETERAN CONTRIBUTIONS

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.

QUOTABLE

Brooks on Ibaka: “I think he’s the best shot-blocker in the game.”

UP NEXT

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.


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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