LAUNCHING FROM LONG RANGEThe Thunder had its best perimeter shooting night in a month against Toronto, going 6-for-12 from beyond the 3-point line against a much more skilled shooting Raptors squad. Oklahoma City hadn’t shot 50 percent or better from long range since going 5-for-9 (55.6 percent) against Dallas on Jan. 29. Jeff Green led the Thunder on Sunday, hitting all three of his 3-point attempts. Kevin Durant went 2-for-3 from behind the arc.
HOCKEY TOWNRaptors coach Jay Triano’s brother, Jeff, played minor league hockey in the Toronto Maple Leafs system years ago so it was understandable Triano postponed his pre-game press conference until after Sidney Crosby scored the overtime goal to lift Canada to a 3-2 win over the USA. "I think this (hockey) game was quite pivotal for the success of the (Winter) Olympics,” Triano said. "There was some tragedy before Opening Ceremonies. But overall, the Canadians did very well. It was a great way to wrap up the Olympics in your host country.” As for the dramatic outcome, "I’m a hockey fan. But to be honest, the fact the gold medal is on a day we play takes a little bit away from our preparation today getting ready for tonight’s game.”
THUNDER WINS AWARD