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OKC Thunder to raise funds for center Nenad Krstic's earthquake stricken hometown

Oklahoma City Thunder center Nenad Krstic's hometown of Kraljevo, Serbia was the epicenter of an earthquake that killed two and injured 100. The Thunder will support relief efforts by matching funds raised at Sunday's game against Boston at the Oklahoma City Arena.
By JOHN ROHDE, Staff Writer, jrohde@opubco.com Modified: November 6, 2010 at 8:12 pm •  Published: November 6, 2010
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Krstic's mother and sister already were in Oklahoma City to be with Krstic and his wife, Tatjana, who on Oct. 14 had their first child, Elena.

"There are a lot of poor people living there," Krstic said. "They don't really have money, so it's a hard thing that happened over there. A lot of people are living in the streets, not only because their house was destroyed. They were scared to spend the night in the house because they were saying another earthquake was coming. They were scared something might fall down on them.

"Two people died, but it could be much worse. I'm all right. I'm just sad about my hometown."

Krstic said many people in Kraljevo work for $200 or $300 a month, "So you can imagine how much it (tonight's fundraiser) is going to help. I really appreciate the organization."



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