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Thunder notebook: Kendrick Perkins falters late at line

BY JOHN ROHDE, Staff Writer, jrohde@opubco.com Published: March 20, 2011

RHYTHMIC APPROACH

The Thunder is in the middle of an enviable schedule consisting of six straight home games, with four coming against teams with losing records.

What also makes the schedule so appealing is its rhythm – Friday-Sunday-Wednesday-Friday-Sunday-Tuesday.

"It gives you time to pick your weaknesses out and work on them between the games," Thunder coach Scott Brooks said. "You also can go over you've done well. We don't look it as one big picture. We look at it as six games."

The Thunder will not practice Monday.

BRIEFLY

The Thunder is now 22-7 against Eastern Conference teams, 9-2 in March and 24-10 at home. … Center Byron Mullens was at Oklahoma City Arena on Sunday night and went through a workout session in the weight room, but he has not been recalled from the Tulsa 66ers in the Developmental League. … Also on hand was former Thunder coach P.J. Carlesimo, an assistant coach with Toronto.

QUOTABLE

"I knew they were going to come out and play hard. They're a team of young guys who play hard. They're talented. They have a lot of guys over there who are capable of going for 40 points." – Perkins on the Raptors, who are now 20-49.


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