Thunder notebook: Rajon Rondo suspended against OKC

Boston has lost six of its last seven games. Rondo will miss game after flinging the ball into the midsection of an official.
BY JOHN ROHDE, Staff Writer, jrohde@opubco.com Published: February 21, 2012
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The Thunder is …

9-0: When shooting 50 percent or better.

8-0: With 10 steals or more.

7-0: Opponent scores less than 90 points.

6-0: Outrebounding opponent by 10 or more.

4-0: Three OKC players score 20-plus.

2-0: Overtime games.

13-1: Home record.

10-1: More assists than opponents.

10-1: Opponent shooting less than 40 percent.

14-2: Serge Ibaka blocks 3-plus shots.

12-2: Fewer points in paint

11-2: National TV games.

8-2: First game back-to-back.

13-3: Bench outscores opponents' bench.

10-3: Kevin Durant scores 30-plus points.

38-11: Record with for Kendrick Perkins in the starting lineup.

BIGGER STORY?

Results from an ESPN SportsNation poll that asked: Which was the biggest NBA story from the weekend?

Jeremy Lin with 28 points and 14 assists vs. Dallas Mavericks? – 26 percent

Durant and Russell Westbrook combine for 91 points vs. Denver Nuggets – 74 percent

QUOTABLE

Durant on playing the Celtics and Lakers: “We can't look at these games as any more special than the others. We just have to come out and play like we know we can.”

UP NEXT

Please note Wednesday's game against the Celtics starts at 6 p.m., one hour earlier than usual due to national television coverage on ESPN.

The Thunder plays its last game before the All-Star break on Thursday, facing the Los Angeles Lakers at 8:30 p.m. in a nationally televised game on TNT.

After All-Star break, OKC opens with three straight road games – Philadelphia next Wednesday; Orlando on March 1; Atlanta on March 3 – but then returns to play 10 of its next 12 at home, including five straight at the outset.


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