Thunder notebook: Kevin Martin practices, will play against the Heat

Sixth man Kevin Martin (quad) practiced Sunday and will play in the Thunder's 4:30 p.m. game (ABC) on Christmas Day at Miami.
BY JOHN ROHDE Published: December 23, 2012
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Sixth man Kevin Martin (quad) practiced Sunday and will play in the Thunder's 4:30 p.m. game (ABC) on Christmas Day at Miami.

“He looked good,” coach Scott Brooks said after his team's 90-minute practice. “He's fine. He'll play.”

Martin suffered the injury last Wednesday in a victory at Atlanta and did not play the following night in a 99-93 loss at Minnesota, where OKC's bench was outscored 22-7.

Martin is averaging 15.7 points and shooting 93.5 percent (second in the NBA) from the free-throw line and 45.8 percent (seventh) from 3-point range.

JACKSON SCORES 37

Thunder players continue to excel while on assignment with the Tulsa 66ers of the Developmental League.

Guard Reggie Jackson had 37 points, nine rebounds and five assists Saturday night to help the 66ers overcome a 14-point deficit to post a 99-91 victory over the Canton Charge at SpiritBank Event Center. Jackson shot 14-for-15 from 2-point range, 0-for-4 from 3-point range and 9-for-9 from the free-throw line.

It was the most points scored by a D-League player this season. Thunder teammate DeAndre Liggins had nine points and five rebounds while Perry Jones III had eight points, four boards, two assists and two blocked shots.

All three players were called back up to OKC on Sunday.