uot;It’s amazing. This is a young team that needs some time to improve and still the support has been there.”
The Thunder’s eight-point, first-quarter lead was its largest lead all season. ... Rookie guard Kyle Weaver
made his debut late in the first quarter when Earl Watson
and Russell Westbrook
had two fouls each. ... Center Robert Swift
suited out but didn’t play. Center Mo Sene
was inactive. ... Funny moment: Veteran guard Sam Cassell
, inactive for the Celtics, playfully pulled the handkerchief out of Thunder assistant coach Mark Bryant’s
suit at the end of the third quarter and pretended to blow his nose.
Point guard Watson on the election: "For my generation it was the first time we’ve had something historical happen as far as social change. The ’60s had their moments. But for our generation, we didn’t have a person, or a situation, that was a historical event that we could relate to or actually see. For us, it was very influential.”
If you’ve attended any of the first three home games, you probably realized the pregame introduction of the song "Thunderstruck” isn’t AC/DC’s version of the hit song. Thunder officials hired the Oklahoma City-based rock band Hinder to record a new version. Hinder appeared on "Jimmy Kimmel Live” Wednesday night.
BY MIKE BALDWIN