Thunder notebook: Limit on players' minutes could be coming

Thunder coach Scott Brooks reiterated Friday that he has no plans on sitting players out in the final three games of the season. It's more likely that Brooks limits his players' minutes in the final two games.
by Darnell Mayberry Published: April 20, 2012
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Perkins received the technical for jawing with Suns center Robin Lopez as the two ran down court.

TIP-INS

Thunder center Cole Aldrich said Friday that he plans on playing in summer league this year. He had to sit out last year while his contract was being finalized. … Police shut down a section of Interstate 80 in Sacramento for six hours on Friday in the wake of a crime spree that involved three carjackings carried out by a gunman. Heavy traffic ensued and altered the route of the Thunder's team bus to and from the arena. … Hall of Famer Oscar Robertson attended Friday's game, sitting courtside near half-court. He received a standing ovation when shown on the scoreboard during a timeout with 5:49 remaining in the first quarter. In between the first and second quarters, Robertson presented Kings guard Isaiah Thomas with the Oscar Robertson Triple-Double Award for his contributions on and off the court. … Hall of Famer Bill Walton also was in attendance Friday.

UP NEXT

The Thunder will face the Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday inside the Staples Center. It will be the last game of a five-game trip. Tipoff is scheduled for 2:30 p.m. on ABC.

Friday's box score: Thunder 103, Kings 92
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by Darnell Mayberry
OKC Thunder Senior Reporter
Darnell Mayberry grew up in Langston, Okla. and is now in his third stint in the Sooner state. After a year and a half at Bishop McGuinness High, he finished his prep years in Falls Church, Va., before graduating from Norfolk State University in...
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