Oklahoma City Thunder: Mike Miller torches Thunder with Game 5 masterpiece

For the second time in three postseasons, Mike Miller shoved a Game 5 dagger in the Thunder’s hopes.
by Anthony Slater Published: April 29, 2014

“The Oklahoma City Thunder strongly supports the decisive action taken today by NBA Commissioner Adam Silver,” Bennett said in a news release. “Ours is a league of inclusion, tolerance and fairness. The Thunder organization will continue to work to foster the tenets of diversity and respect, and build on that standard moving forward.”

Before the game on Tuesday night, OKC coach Scott Brooks echoed those sentiments.

“I’m proud of the commissioner’s quick decision to what has happened over the weekend,” Brooks said. “I think it’s great. Proud of him.”

BUTLER REVEALS FISHER’S SECRET

As expected, Derek Fisher became the NBA’s all-time leader in postseason games played on Tuesday night, passing former teammate Robert Horry.

On Monday, before the feat, fellow veteran Caron Butler was asked why Fisher has lasted so long as an impact player in the NBA.

“He’s always in the cold tub, man,” Butler said. “You know how some people do two-a-days on the court? He’s two-a-days in the cold tub. Grant Hill was the same way.”

Butler went on to say he’s learned a lot from Fisher in his brief time with the Thunder, mostly involving body maintenance.

“It’s been nothing but a privilege and pleasure to play with a super vet like that,” Butler said.

IBAKA RECEIVES KIA COMMUNITY ASSIST AWARD

Before Tuesday’s game, Serge Ibaka was presented with the Kia Community Assist Award, given for his generous time in the Oklahoma City community and donations to his hometown of Brazzaville, Congo.

NBA legend Bob Lanier was in town to present Ibaka with the award.

Along with the recognition, the NBA will donate $10,000 to the U.S. Fund for UNICEF on behalf of Ibaka.

UP NEXT

Game 6 is in Memphis on Thursday night. Tip time is 7 on TNT.


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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