TICKETS ON SALEThe Thunder will place individual game tickets on sale for the final 18 home games today at 10 a.m. Featured games the final two months are against the Lakers (twice), Spurs (twice), Trailblazers (twice), Mavericks, Hornets, Jazz, Nuggets and Pistons. Tickets can be purchased at the Ford Center box office, online at thunder.nba.com or by calling 1-800-4NBA-TIX. At least 1,500 tickets are available for each game. Approximately 200 tickets will be held up for walk-up sales for every home game.
WILCOX CLOSE TO RETURN?After Chris Wilcox suffered a dislocated ring finger on his left hand last week, it was estimated he would be sidelined 10 days to two weeks. Wilcox expects to return earlier, possibly as soon as Tuesday’s home game against the Los Angeles Clippers. Wilcox will test the finger today at practice.
FAST BREAKKevin Durant recorded a career-high five steals in the loss Saturday at Dallas. ... Center Robert Swift, sidelined the past three weeks by back spasms, continues to make small improvement but hasn’t been able to participate in a full practice. ... Thunder players Desmond Mason, Damien Wilkins and Smith will deliver adidas sneakers to approximately 150 students today at Dunbar Elementary School, SandRidge’s Energy’s adopted school. BY MIKE BALDWIN