Thunder notebook: No lineup changes, yet

Oklahoman Published: November 21, 2008
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Thunder coach P.J. Carlesimo said he won’t make any changes in the starting lineup for tonight’s game but might consider shaking things up after a back-to-back against the Hornets.

"(Even if you change) it’s still going to be a lot of the same people out there,” Carlesimo said. "We may just have to do it, because maybe some people will play better off the bench. Maybe some people are better suited to start. We may have to look at it. I just didn’t think today was the best day to make significant changes.”

Share the load

None of the Thunder’s young players are used to losing. All played for elite college teams. One theory to extended droughts is players might be trying to do too much individually.

"That’s a fair assessment, something you have to fight all the time,” Carlesimo said. "But one guy can’t carry five guys. It doesn’t work that way. It’s a collective thing, players and coaches.”

Boo birds

Some fans booed while others groaned during a turnover-marred, third-quarter collapse Wednesday night.


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