Thunder notebook: Bring on the Pelicans

By John Rohde Published: December 11, 2012
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ODDS ARE

Updated odds to win the 2013 NBA championship, courtesy of Bovada:

19/10: Miami Heat

4/1: OKC Thunder

11/2: Los Angeles Lakers

9/1: San Antonio Spurs

10/1: Los Angeles Clippers

15/1: Memphis Grizzlies, New York Knicks

20/1: Chicago Bulls

25/1: Boston Celtics

TIP-INS

A crew from “Jim Rome on Showtime” interviewed Durant on Tuesday. The show will air at 9 p.m. Wednesday. … Westbrook had his first extensive photo shoot Monday with Nike's Jordan Brand, the company he joined shortly before the season. … Since center Kendrick Perkins made his OKC debut on March 14, 2011, at Washington, the Thunder has a 76-27 record (.738) in games he has started. … OKC rookie forward Perry Jones III continues rehabilitate a sprained left ankle.

QUOTABLE

Brooks on New Orleans center Anthony Davis, who has battled an ankle injury this season: “They're a better team with him. He's one of the best players on their team. If he plays, he's a star in the making. He can do so many things at both ends of the floor.”