SEFOLOSHA’S EYE NOT EXPECTED TO BE A PROBLEMThabo Sefolosha played in Sunday’s game at Minnesota without wearing the set of protective goggles he needed in the second half Saturday at New York after being poked in the eye by Eddie House late in the first quarter. Sefolosha said he sustained a minor cut in his eye when House’s fingernail brushed him as he attacked the basket. Sefolosha said the injury affected his vision against the Knicks, but he’s no longer having trouble with his sight. "It’s better,” Sefolosha said. "My vision is better so it’s good. Asked whether he liked the goggles look, Sefolosha said, "Not really.”
GETTING BETTER IN BACK-TO-BACKSOne small measure of improvement in the Thunder this season has been the team’s play in back-to-back games. After starting the season 1-4 on the second night of back-to-backs, the Thunder moved to 6-5 following its 109-107 win against the Wolves. It’s a stat that disproves a common theory that says young teams should have ample energy and shows that the Thunder has needed time to mature mentally in back-to-backs like many other aspects of the game. "I don’t believe in young legs,” said Russell Westbrook, who recorded his first triple-double this season with 22 points, 14 assists and 10 rebounds. "People get tired regardless of how young they are. We play hard, but we don’t just have super energy all the time.”
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