THUNDER RECORDS SEASON HIGH IN STEALS
In Friday's win over the Wolves, the Thunder registered a season-high 16 steals. The record number moved Oklahoma City ahead of Washington for fifth in the league at eights steals per game.
“That's one of our strengths defensively,” said Thunder coach Scott Brooks. “We have some active wing defenders that can play passing lanes. When we have a lot of activity on the ball, it allows our wings to be more aggressive … But we don't look for steals. We let our defense get the steals. And when we do, we have to get out and run in transition.”
SHOULD COLLISON SCORE MORE?
Each day Perkins seems to learn something new about his teammates. His latest revelation is reserve forward Nick Collison has some scoring ability. Collison helped cement that thought in Perkins' mind by scoring 13 points on 6-for-7 shooting against the Wolves.
“I think sometimes he gets a little passive and gets a little bit caught up into his role, which is good,” Perkins said. “But he can put the ball in the basket. He can make plays. And going into the playoffs, I think we're going to need everybody. Every night in the playoffs, it's a certain guy that wins a game for you, they have a big night. So whether it's the first or the 10th man, everybody got to be ready.”
NBA ON ESPN RV TOUR RETURNS TO OKC
The NBA on ESPN RV once again will be parked outside the main entrance of the Oklahoma City Arena during ESPN's telecast of Sunday's Thunder-Blazers game.
The RV will be open for fans to tour before the game. Games and giveaways will be available.