Thunder notebook: Holiday cheer

Oklahoman Modified: December 18, 2008 at 7:53 am •  Published: December 18, 2008
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photo - The Thunder’s Kevin Durant handed out some goodies on Wednesday. Photo BY NATE BILLINGS, the Oklahoman
The Thunder’s Kevin Durant handed out some goodies on Wednesday. Photo BY NATE BILLINGS, the Oklahoman

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DAY OFF
After playing three games in four days and practicing on Monday, players had Wednesday off. The team will practice today and have a shoot-around Friday morning before hosting Toronto that night.

"It’s a chance for us to get our minds together for Toronto,” said Kevin Durant. "They’re very good.”

STAT LEADERS
The Thunder has three players listed among the league leaders. Durant is eighth in scoring (23.2) and second in 3-point field goal percentage (48.4). Russell Westbrook is 12th in steals (1.69). Earl Watson is 13th in assists (6.2).

FAST BREAK
Collison has averaged 9.5 points and 8.0 rebounds the past six games after averaging 5.9 and 5.5 the first month. Collison leads the team in rebounds (6.0). ... The Thunder is 0-11 against the Eastern Conference. The next five games are all against the East. ... Despite a league-worst 2-24 record, players say practices have been good. "We’ve got to keep each other going,” said Chris Wilcox. "It’s been a rough two months, but I still think we can turn it around.”

BY MIKE BALDWIN



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