Thunder notebook: Indiana Pacers are 10-10 without Danny Granger

By John Rohde Published: December 8, 2012


Second-year Thunder point guard Reggie Jackson, rookie guard Jeremy Lamb and center Daniel Orton were reassigned to the NBA Developmental League's Tulsa 66ers in time for Saturday night's game against the Rio Grande Valley Vipers at the SpiritBank Event Center.

Lamb is the league's fourth-leading scorer with a 26.0 average.

It is the second assignment for Lamb and Orton and the first for Jackson.


OKC is 8-2 against Eastern Conference teams and 8-2 against Western Conference teams. … The Thunder is 5-1 on Fridays, 2-0 on Mondays, Tuesdays and Saturdays, 2-1 on Sundays and Wednesdays and 1-1 on Thursdays. … OKC's seven-game winning streak is the league's longest active run. During the streak, the Thunder has outscored opponents by an average of 17.0 per game. … OKC is 10-0 when five or more players score in double figures. … The Thunder is 9-1 this season when Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook score 20-plus points in the same game. … Sunday will be the 60th straight regular-season sellout at The Peake and 82nd straight including postseason play.


Collison on the Thunder playing so well early in the season: “It's not seen as a negative for us to be playing well early. I think we're happy to be playing well. But we know if we don't play well tomorrow, then all of the sudden we're not playing well anymore. So it's just (concentrating on) the next one. We've got to keep going to the next one.”


SUNDAY: vs. Indiana, 6 p.m. (FSOK) — The Central Division's infirmary is overflowing with Danny Granger of the Pacers, Derrick Rose of Chicago and Kyrie Irving of Cleveland.

WEDNESDAY: vs. New Orleans, 7 p.m. (FSOK) — This will be the third meeting of the season between the Thunder and the future Pelicans, but the first at Chesapeake Energy Arena.

FRIDAY: vs. Sacramento, 7 p.m. (FSOK) — Playing its fifth game in 13 days, Thunder should be well-rested when it faces a talented Kings team that just can't seem to figure out things.

DEC. 17: vs. San Antonio, 7 p.m. (FSOK) — The 16th home game in the first 24 starts, and it all began with Spurs winning at the buzzer in Thunder's season opener on the road Nov. 1.

DEC. 19: at Atlanta, 6:30 p.m. (FSOK) — Thunder should be out to avenge its 104-95 loss at home Nov. 4, when the Hawks won easily despite not having their best player in Josh Smith.

By John Rohde

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