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Oklahoma City Thunder: Kevin Martin sits out game vs. Minnesota due to injury

Martin, who suffered a right quad contusion on Wednesday at Atlanta, hopes to return to lineup for Christmas Day game at Miami
by Darnell Mayberry Published: December 20, 2012

“It's so many people in this league that jump so much higher than I do, everybody else can do it,” said Westbrook, clearly being modest. “It's a lot of people that can jump. I only can jump high in the games. That's it. I think if it's just regular people would be disappointed.”

Westbrook, however, said he does have a few tricks up his sleeve.

“I got a few dunks, but it ain't nothing that you ain't seen before,” he said. “These dunk contests you've got to dunk on three baskets, do cartwheels and do something to get points. But I don't know, man.”

JACKSON TAKES BLAME FOR BAREA'S HOT STREAK

Brooks opted to play second-year guard Reggie Jackson 24 minutes, 30 seconds against the Wolves.

Jackson contributed four points, two rebounds and one blocked shot while turning the ball over once and committing five fouls.

But the most glaring thing about Jackson's court time was his fourth-quarter stint in which he was assigned to J.J. Barea, who scored 14 of his 18 points in the final period.

“I let J.J. Barea get going, so I think I failed definitely on the defensive end,” Jackson said. “I tried to impact the ball the best I could, but he got hot. He's a good player, and I think they were just making some shots tonight.”

Westbrook refused to put the blame on Jackson.

“It's not his fault,” Westbrook said. “It's not his fault at all. It's the team's fault. As a team, we've got to be able to take ownership of that.”

By Darnell Mayberry

by Darnell Mayberry
OKC Thunder Senior Reporter
Darnell Mayberry grew up in Langston, Okla. and is now in his third stint in the Sooner state. After a year and a half at Bishop McGuinness High, he finished his prep years in Falls Church, Va., before graduating from Norfolk State University in...
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