Thunder's Serge Ibaka not focused on dunk contest or favorite

by Darnell Mayberry Modified: January 6, 2011 at 10:11 pm •  Published: January 6, 2011
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Durant has garnered 945,944 votes, more than 200,000 more than second placed Carmelo Anthony.

If Durant finishes first or second among forwards in fan voting, he will make his first appearance as a starter in the All-Star Game.

PETERSON, DURANT TO HOST CLINIC

Durant and guard Mo Peterson will host a Thunder Fit clinic today for nearly 60 students at Del Crest Middle School in Del City.

The visit is part of the 2011 NBA FIT Live Healthy Week. Durant is a member of the NBA Fit team.

The clinic will lead students through a series of exercises, strength training, nutrition lessons and basketball drills. Durant and Peterson will conclude the event with a question-and-answer session with the students.

BRIEFLY

In the Thunder's last visit to American Airlines Center, the team clinched a 121-116 victory on April 3, 2010, that secured the franchise's first playoff berth in the Oklahoma City era. … Mavs forward Shawn Marion scored a season-high 25 points on 12-for-17 shooting. Marion's previous season high was 22 points. He had scored 21 points by halftime. … James Harden had his career-best streak of at least 10 points end at 12 games. Harden scored seven points Thursday.

by Darnell Mayberry
OKC Thunder Senior Reporter
Darnell Mayberry grew up in Langston, Okla. and is now in his third stint in the Sooner state. After a year and a half at Bishop McGuinness High, he finished his prep years in Falls Church, Va., before graduating from Norfolk State University in...
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