Thunder notebook: Westbrook, Green double up

Oklahoman Published: December 22, 2008
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ebounding average. He’s even sent Green text messages on game days. Green responded with a 10-rebound performance Sunday night.

"I was guarding one of the best rebounds in this league in Ben Wallace,” Green said. "I tried my best to keep him off the boards. When the ball went up, I tried my best to go get boards, and they were dropping right in my hands. And Nick (Collison) and Kevin did a good job blocking their man out.”

COMING HOME
When the Cavs’ morning shoot-around was ending, James hollered: "Hey, D-Block, let’s go. You haven’t done any interviews all year. What is this, your hometown?’ James knew Darnell Jackson, best known by his nickname D-Block, is from Oklahoma City.

Jackson, who played at Northwest Classen and Midwest City high schools and was on Kansas’ national championship team, is a rookie with Cleveland. He left tickets for approximately a dozen friends and relatives, including his mother, who lives in Midwest City.

"It feels good to be home,” Jackson said. "I saw all my old friends (Saturday) night. It feels good to have an NBA team here in Oklahoma City. The fans here are great.”

BRIEFLY
Center Robert Swift (back spasms) participated in the full practice Saturday and said it’s now up to Brooks when he plays. Swift would like to play Tuesday night in Atlanta.

BY MIKE BALDWIN


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