WHATâ€™S UP, DOC?
Rivers and Brooks chatted briefly at midcourt after the game.
â€œHe said, â€˜Keep working with your young guys. Theyâ€™re going to get a lot better,â€™ â€œ Brooks said. â€œI have a lot of respect for Doc. Heâ€™s one of the best coaches in the league and he understands what it takes to win a league championship. We want to get to that level one day.â€
Longtime wrestling announcer and Norman resident Jim Ross had a chance to work with the Celtics radio broadcast crew during the first half.
â€œIt was on my Bucket List,â€ a smiling Ross said at halftime while visiting with OU womenâ€™s coach Sherri Coale.
The Thunder and Celtics will complete their two-game season series in Boston on Nov. 19. â€¦ An estimated $10,000 was raised for the earthquake relief fund for center Nenad Krsticâ€™s hometown in Serbia. â€¦ Thunder rookie Cole Aldrich grew up in Minnesota and was a Timberwolves fan. His favorite player was the man he defended on Sunday night, 13-time All-Star Kevin Garnett.