Oklahoma City Thunder notebook: Thunder GM Sam Presti chats with Hugo's Trey Johnson

Presti confirms that Johnson will be a guest for the Thunder's Sunday afternoon game against the Boston Celtics.
By John Rohde Published: March 8, 2013
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Thunder general manager Sam Presti on Friday contacted Hugo High School junior Trey Johnson, who scored the game-winning basket for the wrong team in a Class 3A boys state basketball tournament game on Thursday at Yukon High School.


Johnson's layup into his own basket as the final buzzer sounded gave Millwood a shocking 38-37 victory.

Presti was on hand for the Thunder's 116-94 victory over the Charlotte Bobcats at Time Warner Cable Arena on Friday night and was asked what he said to Johnson.

“I'd rather just keep that conversation between us,” Presti said.

Presti confirmed Johnson will attend Sunday's noon contest between OKC and Boston Celtics at Chesapeake Energy Arena as a guest of the Thunder.

NO REST FOR WEARY

Despite being in the middle of four games in five days, the Thunder (46-16) will have a shootaround session Saturday morning in preparation for Sunday's noon contest against the Celtics at The Peake.

Afterward, OKC will leave for San Antonio for Monday's 7:30 p.m. game against the Spurs at AT&T Center.

Having back-to-back games — four games in five days — is arguably the most demanding stretch in a team's yearly schedule.

“That's probably the toughest part of any NBA team's schedule, but it's part of it — back-to-backs; four in five nights; six in nine nights; eight in 11 — it doesn't matter,” Thunder coach Scott Brooks said. “Everybody has a time during the year where they have a tough part. No question, this is definitely a tough part.”

Friday completed the 10th of OKC's 15 back-to-backs this season. Thus far, the Thunder is 8-2 on the first night, 7-3 on the second and has five sweeps.

STREAK IS ALIVE

Despite needing pregame treatment for a sprained right ankle suffered early in Thursday night's 95-94 victory at New York against the Knicks, Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook started Friday's game for his 374th consecutive game played, the NBA's longest active streak.



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