Late-game shooting slumpThe Thunder has gone a combined 0-of-18 in the final five minutes of its last two games. Leading by 10 points with 5:02 left Tuesday night, OKC missed its final eight field-goal attempts in a 104-102 loss to Phoenix. In a loss to San Antonio Wednesday night, OKC led 85-83 with 4 1/2 minutes to play but missed its final 10 field-goal attempts.
Ibaka, Collison updateThe Thunder’s two inside reserves — Nick Collison (sprained right knee) and Serge Ibaka (back spasms) — sat out Wednesday’s game and are questionable for tonight’s game. Collison said he was in some pain the second half against Phoenix and would have to see how the knee responds following Thursday’s day off. Ibaka is hopeful he can return tonight. Their status might be a game-time decision depending on how both players feel at this morning’s shootaround.
Anderson gratefulAntonio Anderson, signed to a 10-day contract this week, has been inactive his first two games. A defensive specialist on Memphis’ national runner-up team, Anderson said Thunder officials told him on All-Star Sunday night they probably would sign him but it wouldn’t be official until paperwork was completed. "I’ve met the guys. Trying to get to know them and know the playbook and the coaching staff was a lot the first 48 hours,” Anderson said. "This is huge for them to give me a chance to come here. I’ll help them anyway I can, in practice or whatever they need. I feel blessed.”