OKC Thunder's Kevin Durant to miss second straight game tonight

BY JOHN ROHDE, Staff Writer, jrohde@opubco.com Modified: December 3, 2010 at 12:07 pm •  Published: December 3, 2010

"That's good news, and it's because we've got good players," Brooks said. "Our players have all stepped up and they've played well when they're needed."

Toronto coach Jay Triano said the key to containing Westbrook is to mix in various defenses.

"You try to show him different things," Triano said. "Don't give one look continuously over the game – it could be personnel-based, it could be themed-based. He's got great instincts, a great nose for the basketball, a great ability to get to the rim."

The Thunder's next game after tonight is at home against Golden State on Sunday.

"Kevin will get treatment (Saturday) and we'll re-address it on Sunday," Brooks said.

Wednesday night's contest against the Nets took three hours, 21 minutes to complete and had 19 lead changes and 13 ties.

"When you win a triple-overtime game, you tend to feel much better," Brooks said. "We're ready to go. (Fatigue) won't be an issue tonight."


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