OKC Thunder notebook: Thabo Sefolosha returns to starting lineup

Sefolosha looked good in 22 minutes, scoring eight points on 3-of-6 shooting, while adding three rebounds, an assist and a block.
by Anthony Slater Published: November 18, 2013

After missing the Thunder's recent win in Milwaukee with flu-like symptoms, Thabo Sefolosha returned to the starting lineup on Monday.

And he looked good in 22 minutes, scoring eight points on 3-of-6 shooting, while adding three rebounds, an assist and a block.

Sefolosha also made two 3-pointers, an encouraging sign considering he missed 15 of his first 16 in November. He has now made four of his last five from deep.

FANS WEAR ROCKETS JERSEYS COURTSIDE

As Thunder players stormed the court for warm-ups on Monday night, there was a strange sight near the OKC bench.

Sitting a few seats down from coach Scott Brooks' in-game perch, two fans were decked out in Houston Rockets gear: One, a bright red Dwight Howard jersey; the other, a matching James Harden getup.

And the players noticed.

Kendrick Perkins was the first, eyeing the duo up and down, before Sefolosha and Kevin Durant wandered over to give them a playful lecture.

Minutes later, they both took off the Rockets jerseys, with an apparent nudge from someone with significant pull.


by Anthony Slater
Thunder Beat Writer
Anthony Slater started on the Thunder beat in the summer of 2013, joining after two years as NewsOK.com's lead sports blogger and web editor. A native Californian, Slater attended Sonoma State for two years before transferring to Oklahoma State in...
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