OKC Thunder's Kevin Durant not as worried about efficiency

by Anthony Slater Published: December 10, 2013

And in 12 minutes, Roberson proved useful, scoring two points, grabbing five rebounds, blocking a shot and harassing Hawks sharpshooter Kyle Korver all over the court.

Brooks said he went to Roberson, who recently returned from an impressive three-game stint with the D-League's Tulsa 66ers, for his defensive capability, but also as a way to keep the bench rotation the same.

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 Durant on Kyle Korver's NBA record streak of 91 straight games with a 3-pointer: “That's amazing. I was thinking about that the other day. I don't think I could last 50 games (making) one 3-pointer a game. Ninety, that's just an amazing, amazing accomplishment.”

HAWKS HOPING TO BUILD SPUR-LIKE CULTURE

For the past 18 seasons, Hawks head coach Mike Budenholzer has been working under Gregg Popovich in San Antonio.

 Now in Atlanta, Budenholzer is hoping to bring that Spurs' culture with him.

“They don't have the exact same offense, but they move the thing and they're one of the best passing teams in the league and that's exactly what the Spurs did last year,” Durant said. “Budenholzer is a great coach, man. He's got those guys playing hard, buying into the identity of the team.”

 STAT OF THE GAME

 Reggie Jackson has hit a 3-pointer in eight straight games, a career-high.


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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