Oklahoman Modified: October 24, 2008 at 8:22 am •  Published: October 24, 2008
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/> "I think it’s Bruce Springsteen who said, ‘Leave the stage while they’re still applauding,’” Westhead joked. "It usually doesn’t happen that way.”

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Tonight’s Thunder-Lakers game will be televised nationally on ESPN (Cox 29) at 9:30. The Thunder will have only one nationally televised game during the regular season, a Friday night ESPN game against New Orleans on Nov. 21.

"I guess we got to prove ourselves,” said Kevin Durant. "But we’re not worried about if we’re playing on ESPN or not. We just got to come out and play hard every game.”

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Robert Swift made his first appearance this preseason in a reserve role against Phoenix ... D.J. White (jaw surgery) traveled with the team on the two-game road trip ... Joe Smith warmed up with his protective facemask before the game but did not play ... Kyle Weaver said his strained groin is progressing, but it’s doubtful he’ll make his preseason debut tonight against the Lakers.

BY DARNELL MAYBERRY



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