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Oklahoma City Thunder: Derek Fisher excels at keeping low profile

Newcomer Ronnie Brewer brings an excitement to the team, chemistry and spirit. “He's just another winning player,” OKC coach Scott Brooks said.”
By John Rohde Published: February 28, 2013

Curry shot 18 for 28 from the field, including a remarkable 11 for 13 from 3-point range, just shy of the NBA record of 12 3-pointers shared by Bryant and Donyell Marshall.

Curry's point total was the NBA high this season, which previously was Durant's 52-point game at Dallas.

Several Thunder players watched the completion of the game inside their locker room immediately after disposing of New Orleans 119-74 at Chesapeake Energy Arena.

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With its 45-point victory over the Hornets, the Thunder's league-leading point differential jumped from 9.1 to 9.7. San Antonio is second at 8.2. … OKC is 12-2 against the Pacific Division, 11-3 against the Southwest, but only 6-3 in its own Northwest Division. The Thunder has seven Northwest games remaining, starting at 9:30 p.m. Friday at Denver. … According to espn.com's roster listings, Brewer will make $854,389 and Fisher $261,343 with OKC this season. The Thunder never discloses salaries. … After going 130 for 138 (. 942) at the free-throw line the last five games, OKC's league-leading team free-throw percentage has risen to .836. The season record is .832 by the 1989-90 Boston Celtics. The Thunder also leads the league in points (106.8) and blocks (7.6).

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Durant on how quickly Fisher and Brewer have blended in as teammates: “Fish, it feels like he never left (after being with the team last season). Ronnie, it feels like he's been here the whole year. That's the best part about it. They fit in so well. They don't have any egos. They're humble guys and they just want to play, so it's a blessing having them on our team.”


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