Following All-Star Weekend (Feb. 15-17), the NBA will require all teams to perform hand-wand searches of fans at every home game.
Before the break, NBA teams are required to do hand-wand searches at 50 percent of home games.
Security at Chesapeake Energy Arena has been doing hand-wand searches at every Thunder home game this season and will simply continue to do so.
Chesapeake Arena general manager Gary Desjardins said there have been no problems getting fans through security in time for the opening tip and is confident this will continue after All-Star break because there will be no procedural changes.
Arena doors open 90 minutes before tipoff.
Several Thunder records were set in Monday night's 114-69 victory over the Charlotte Bobcats at The Peake. Many more likely would have been shattered had coach Scott Brooks not removed his starters with 6:58 remaining in the third quarter.
*The 45-point victory was the largest in the Thunder era.
*The 69 points allowed was the fewest in the Thunder era.
*The 40-point halftime lead (64-24) was the largest in the OKC era and second-largest all-time for the franchise all-time (44-point halftime lead at Boston on Nov. 23, 1967).
*The last NBA team to lead by 40 or more points at halftime was Golden State against Sacramento (88-41 on Nov. 2, 1991).
*The 24 points allowed at halftime are the fewest in the Thunder era and tied for the second-lowest in all-time franchise history (a 47-20 lead against New Orleans on Jan. 4, 1975).
*The 21.6-percent field-goal shooting allowed by the Thunder in the first half is the lowest in the OKC era. The previous low was 26.8 percent against Detroit on March 13, 2012.
Despite every Charlotte player playing double-digit minutes, only rookie Jeff Taylor reached double-digits in points with 10.
Meanwhile, six Thunder players scored in double-digits between 11 and 18 points.
Thunder center Hasheem Thabeet recorded his first career double-double with 13 points and 10 rebounds.
OKC point guard Russell Westbrook played 22 minutes but still had enough time to post a double-double with 12 points and 11 assists.
Thunder guard Thabo Sefolosha tied a career-high with four 3-pointers. … OKC's biggest lead was 79-25. Charlotte's biggest lead was at 2-0. … The Thunder led the Bobcats 64-24 at halftime even though the score was 6-6 halfway through the first quarter. … Before the season, Charlotte's odds of winning the NBA championship were 500-1 and the over/under on total victories was 22.5. … Before Monday night, the Bobcats' largest loss this season was 126-99 at Dallas while their largest victory was 92-76 against winless Washington.
Charlotte coach Mike Dunlap when asked what he was most concerned about after the 45-point loss to the Thunder: “I don't know about being most concerned about one thing or another, but when you get blown out like that you can go anywhere with your comments.”