Thunder notebook: Nick Collison sits, Nate Robinson activated

By John Rohde, Staff Writer, jrohde@opubco.com Published: March 29, 2011

Ranked ahead of the Thunder is 1. ESPN; 2. Turner Sports; 3. Livestrong; 4. Fenway Sports Group; 5. Qcue.

HEADED FOR EXITS

The sellout crowd of 18,203 lost a few thousand fans who left the arena during a Golden State timeout with 13.5 seconds remaining and the Thunder leading 106-100.

The Warriors buried two 3-pointers in a span of 4.2 seconds to tie the score — Reggie Williams with 11.1 left; Monta Ellis with 6.9 left after a steal — and the game eventually went into overtime.

BRIEFLY

The Thunder is 13-2 in March, the most victories in a month in Thunder history. Seattle went 14-3 on two occasions (in March 1994 and November 1996). … After getting outrebounded 20-2 on the offensive end last time against Golden State, OKC and the Warriors tied 8-8 on Tuesday. … Golden State took an astounding 40 more shots in the last meeting (99-59). This time, the Warriors had 16 more attempts (104-88). … Former Edmond Santa Fe standout Ekpe Udoh had 12 points, six rebounds, three blocks and had to find 20 tickets for friends and family. … The Warriors scored 28 points off 19 Thunder turnovers, and OKC was outscored 15-4 on second-chance points. … The game had 11 ties and 18 lead changes.

QUOTEBOARD

"We got off to a great start tonight and I felt like we outplayed them or played them neck-to-neck. They just came up with some plays at the end to win it." – Golden State forward David Lee.


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