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Thunder notebook: OKC remains NBA's third-youngest team

BY JOHN ROHDE, Staff Writer, Published: March 21, 2011


The Thunder is 17-5 in games after a loss and will have a chance to improve on that record at home Wednesday against Utah on the heels of Sunday night's 95-93 loss at home to Toronto.

OKC's .773 winning percentage in games after a loss ranks second in the NBA behind San Antonio (12-1).


Sunday was the 28th sellout in 34 home games this season, which ties last season's total with seven home games remaining. The Thunder is at 99.6 percent capacity this season at home, which ranks ninth in the league.

EASY AS 1-2-3

The biggest sequence in Sunday night's game came off an in-bound feed with the Thunder leading 93-90. Raptors guard Leandro Barbosa easily broke free from James Harden and swished a wide-open 3-pointer from the top of the key to tie the score with 38.5 seconds left.

Barbosa stood underneath the basket and went straight through a double-screen at the free-throw line set by Andrea Bargnani and Amir Johnson.

"It's a play that we've had," Raptors coach Jay Triano said. "We've tried it a couple of times in the middle of other games and saved it for a late-game situation and the guys executed it to perfection and we got the 3."


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