Thunder Notebook: Kevin Durant was bashful when initially meeting Kobe Bryant

Oklahoman Modified: February 24, 2009 at 6:33 pm •  Published: February 24, 2009
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COMPETING FOR MINUTES
Brooks said guard Thabo Sefolosha’s playing time over the next few days will be similar to the 18 minutes he played in his debut at Golden State on Saturday. Brooks added that Sefolosha will have the opportunity to earn more minutes in the coming days.

"We feel what he brings to our team (defense) is something that we need and we want,” Brooks said. "So it’s up to him now to earn more.”

Sefolosha didn’t waste time making his presence known at his first practice on Monday. He accidentally elbowed guard Earl Watson above his right eye, causing Watson to receive three stitches.

"It was just like a little welcome, like I’m here,” joked Sefolosha.

Said Rose: "I guess he was letting us know those five fouls the other night wasn’t a fluke.”

COURT OF DREAMS
The Thunder will host 126 boys and girls from 13 area high schools before tonight’s game as part of the team’s Court of Dreams promotion.

KSBI MOVES TO CHANNEL 15
Thunder games on KSBI-TV will now air on COX Channel 15 in Oklahoma City instead of Channel 9. The move does not affect the satellite or U-verse signal, which will continue to air games on Channel 52.

BY DARNELL MAYBERRY AND MIKE BALDWIN


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