Oklahoma City Thunder notebook: All those boards and all that Jazz

OKC coach Scott Brooks praises Jazz rebounders — and then his Thunder team goes out and whips Utah on the boards.
BY JOHN ROHDE, Staff Writer, jrohde@opubco.com Published: November 30, 2012
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Asked if he saved anything in his tank, Westbrook smiled and said: “Oh, I've always got something in the tank. I could run all night, man. If you say you're tired, then you'll be tired. But if you just keep going, then you'll be all right. That's just how I think. I think being tired is just a mind thing.”

NBA FAN NIGHT

NBA TV's Fan Night will feature the Thunder visiting the Brooklyn Nets on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. The weekly Fan Night selection is based on fan voting via NBA.com, the NBA Facebook page, NBA TV's Facebook page, Yahoo.com, NBA.com mobile web, mobile GameTime App and Twitter.

TIP-INS

OKC had a season-high 14 blocked shots and was led by league-leader Serge Ibaka with seven. Kevin Durant had four and Kendrick Perkins had three. … The Thunder led the NBA in free-throw shooting coming into Friday's game at 84.5 percent, but converted just 72.7 percent (24 for 33) against the Jazz and has shot 41 for 55 (. 745) from the line its last two games. … A sweet and innocent OKC team tied for last in the league in technical fouls during its first year of existence with 31 in 2008-09. The Thunder now ranks third (19) in technical fouls behind the Los Angeles Clippers (24) and Phoenix (20). Westbrook is the individual leader, picking up his fourth on Friday. … Favors only played 9:19 after suffering a strained right arch. Utah starting forward Marvin Williams did not play because of a concussion.

QUOTABLE

Utah coach Tyrone Corbin on whether he suffered a concussion as a player: “I probably did, I just didn't know it. I may be concussed now.”

BY JOHN ROHDE

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