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Thunder notebook: Thabo Sefolosha’s impact

Oklahoman Modified: March 6, 2009 at 6:01 am •  Published: March 6, 2009

ame it on the coaches or each other. It’s that old theory the front of the bus talks about the back of the bus and vice versa. But our guys knew we’d get better if we worked hard and pushed each other in practice.”

Damien Wilkins played only 21 minutes combined over a 24-game span before seeing extensive playing time in wins over Dallas and Washington. Wilkins has played a combined 29 minutes in the two wins, scoring seven points against the Mavericks, eight against the Wizards.

"I’ve had to treat practice like games,” Wilkins said. "It is what it is. You take the good with the bad. If you sit and pout about it, then you’re being childish. But all players want an opportunity. It’s fun to be out there on the floor. ”

Fans can vote for their favorite fan at through March 17. The crowd the following night, when the Thunder hosts the Bulls, will choose the Ultimate Fan from among four finalists. The winner receives an all-expenses paid trip to see the Thunder play the Celtics on March 29 in Boston.

Green (sore back) worked out briefly with the team Thursday and remains day-to-day. Durant (sprained ankle) has not participated in a practice since suffering the injury a week ago and probably won’t play this weekend. ... The Thunder has improved at home — 10-6 in the Ford Center since New Year’s Eve — but is 4-25 on the road. With the Big 12 Tournament coming to town next week, four of their next five games are on the road. The only home game during that stretch is Sunday against Philadelphia.