their home court they’re a very good team.”
Tied for the team lead in double-doubles with 14, Nick Collison
said a strained groin he suffered two weeks ago hasn’t completely healed. Collison, though, said the injury hasn’t gotten worse. During Thursday’s brief 45-minute practice, Collison worked out on the side with the training staff.
Also playing with a splint on both hands (broken left thumb and chip fracture on the middle finger on his right hand), Collison plans to play through the injuries the final 11 games of the season.
After starting the season 3-17 in games decided by six points or less, the Thunder has won its last three close games against Washington, Sacramento and San Antonio... Rookie forward D.J. White
, sidelined most of the season following jaw surgery, did not make the road trip due to a stomach virus. There’s a chance White might return to the Tulsa 66ers in the Development League. White averaged close to a double-double (17.3 points, 9.7 rebounds) in three games with the 66ers... OKC has won 12 consecutive games when holding its opponent to less than 100 points.
BY MIKE BALDWIN