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Oklahoma City Thunder: Reggie Jackson getting backup point guard minutes

Coach Scott Brooks will not confirm whether Jackson has won the job over Eric Maynor; Jackson is playing admirably, both with Oklahoma City and the farm team Tulsa 66ers
by Darnell Mayberry Published: December 26, 2012
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Durant was called for three fouls in the first half, which forced him to the bench for the final 3:16 of the opening stanza, and finished with four. The reigning three-time scoring champ had just eight points in the first half mostly because of the infractions.

“It slowed me down early,” Durant said. “In the first half I wasn't in the game. It took me out of the game. I think I was a little too aggressive, I guess. But in the second half I just played my game. I was able to put my team in a position to win, but unfortunately we didn't come out on top.”

Durant shook off the early foul trouble and went on to score 25 of his game-high 33 points in the second half. Durant's foul rate against the Heat, however, has become an issue. Durant is averaging four fouls over the past six games against Miami, which includes the five-game Finals series.

“Well, I'm just going to continue to play aggressive,” Durant said when asked how to deal with the foul trouble against Miami. “Every time we come in here I play a little too aggressive, I guess. I got to calm down.”

RATINGS WATCH

Tuesday's showdown between the Thunder and Heat generated a 6.0 overnight rating, making it the fourth highest-rated NBA regular season game ever on ABC, the NBA announced Wednesday.

The game delivered a 23.2 rating in Oklahoma City, which is the highest-rated NBA regular season game on ABC ever in the OKC market. In Tulsa, the game delivered a 10.9 rating, also the highest-rated regular season game for that market.

Miami also set a record for the highest-rated regular season ABC game in its market with a 15.9 rating.

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By Darnell Mayberry

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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