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Oklahoma City Thunder notebook: Thunder squanders shot at first place

Instead, the 105-93 loss dropped Oklahoma City two games behind San Antonio.
by Darnell Mayberry Published: March 11, 2013

OKC is 4-5 in its alternate uniforms.


Serge Ibaka scored 13 points with 16 rebounds in the Thunder's loss Monday, his 11th double-double serving as one of the team's few bright spots.

Ibaka added three blocked shots and made four of five shots in 36 minutes.

More impressively, Ibaka scored eight points with eight rebounds in the first quarter alone. He finished with four of the Thunder's 13 offensive rebounds.


Oklahoma City University will name Thunder general manager Sam Presti this year's recipient of its Abe Lemons/Paul Hansen Award for Sports Excellence at the annual OCU Sports Spectacular dinner and auction.

The event will be held Monday, March 25, at 6 p.m. inside the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum.

Last year's honoree was Oklahoma City University rowing coach Mike Knopp. Other past winners include Ron Norick, Thunder chairman Clay Bennett, Lee Allan Smith, Dr. William Grana, Stanley Draper Jr., Bob Funk, Barry Switzer, Mick Cornett, Bill Self, Sherri Coale, Tom J. McDaniel, Bart Conner and Bobby Murcer.

Individual tickets are $100. Tables for eight are $750. Proceeds benefit OCU's 19 varsity intercollegiate sports programs, the Paul Hansen Memorial Scholarship and the Abe Lemons Endowed Athletic Scholarship.

For ticket or sponsorship information, or to donate auction items, call (405) 208-5660 or (405) 208-5309.

by Darnell Mayberry
OKC Thunder Senior Reporter
Darnell Mayberry grew up in Langston, Okla. and is now in his third stint in the Sooner state. After a year and a half at Bishop McGuinness High, he finished his prep years in Falls Church, Va., before graduating from Norfolk State University in...
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