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Oklahoma City Thunder notebook: Fog delays Golden State arrival to OKC

Warriors diverted to Tulsa, do not arrive in Oklahoma City until 4 a.m. Wednesday.
By John Rohde Published: February 6, 2013

*The OKC bench outscored Golden State's bench 45-32. The Thunder is now 15-2 when it outscores the opposing bench.

*OKC had 12 steals and is now 15-3 with 10-plus steals.


Because Wednesday was the back end of a back-to-back for the Warriors, center Andrew Bogut did not play. During his return from ankle surgery, Bogut is not expected to play in back-to-backs until after the All-Star break.

Also held out against the Thunder was Golden State reserve point guard Jarrett Jack, who had a right shoulder contusion and is day-to-day.

OKC reserve guard DeAndre Liggins suffered a left ankle sprain and is day-to-day.


Oklahoma City police officer Chad Peery, who was partially paralyzed after being attacked while trying to keep the peace two years ago at an Oklahoma City bar while he was off-duty, was honored between the first and second quarters.

He received a standing ovation from the sellout crowd and from both teams as he stood up from his wheelchair and took several steps forward and back.


Entering Wednesday's game, OKC led the NBA in scoring (105.9) and the Warriors were seventh (101.3). … The Thunder was No. 1 in free-throw percentage (. 834) and Golden State (. 803) was No. 2, but both teams shot just 75.0 percent from the line. … OKC will not have a formal practice on Thursday and instead will have a “developmental day” for players to receive treatment and do individual work. … The Thunder now plays two straight games against the Phoenix Suns — at home on Friday at 7 p.m. and at Phoenix on Sunday at 7 p.m. … OKC is now 22-3 at home.


Curry on the Warriors not arriving to OKC until 4 a.m. Wednesday due to heavy fog: “It's different. You know, it definitely throws your routine off, especially on a back-to-back. On game day you can't really think about it; about that being a crutch for you. Just try to overcome it as much as possible.”



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