Thunder notebook: Game-time decision

Oklahoman Published: November 14, 2008
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DIALING LONG DISTANCE

Green surprisingly has shot much better behind the 3-point arc than inside it. His 52.2 percentage on 3-pointers (12-of-23) ranks among the league leaders.

"I’ve been practicing it, shooting a lot every day,” Green said. "These past two games, my shots have been falling. Teams have been backing off me, so I’ve just been taking what they give me. If they keep doing that, I’ll keep shooting. I’m trying to do whatever I can to help my team win.”

SHOE DEAL

Durant will have his first signature shoe in January. The "Home” shoe features a white leather upper with an orange swoosh on the outside of the shoe and a white swoosh on the inside.

BARBER CHAIR

Center Robert Swift said teammates razzed him about his second haircut in three years. Since the team arrived in Oklahoma City, the 7-footer stood out with his tattoos and shaggy, red hair. Earlier this week, he switched to a short, gel-enhanced ’do.

"They’re all telling me it looks better,” Swift said, smiling. "I cut off around 14 inches this past summer, changing back to a shaggy look instead of it being really long. This time, I took most of it off. I’ve relatively had the same haircut for three years. I just wanted a change. I meant to do it a while ago but haven’t had time.”

BY MIKE BALDWIN