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News » Long distance problems

Long distance problems

Long distance problems The Thunder was 1-of-15 on 3-pointers. They avoided going scoreless beyond the arc for the first time all season only because Serge Ibaka drained a 3-pointer in the final minute.

"I wouldn't say we're a bad 3-point shooting team, but our percentages are showing we're not a good one either," said coach Scott Brooks. "We just have to continue to work at it. It helps every team's offense if you can space the floor and knock down those shots. They were open looks."

Kevin Durant was 0-of-3. After shooting 42.2 percent beyond the arc last season, Durant is shooting 24.3 percent on 3-pointers (16-of-66) a fifth of the way into the season.


The Thunder finished with 20 turnovers, the most in regulation all season. The only time Oklahoma City had more was 21 in an overtime loss to the Lakers.


Guards Kevin Ollie and Kyle Weaver will both undergo surgery today. Ollie will have arthroscopic knee surgery. Weaver has a separated shoulder. Ollie is expected to be sidelined three to four weeks. Weaver's timetable is uncertain.


Nenad Krstic (left Achilles soreness) missed his first game this season. Nick Collison (sprained knee) sat out for the fourth consecutive game. Etan Thomas made his first start. Ibaka is now a key part of the rotation.

Ibaka is averaging 4.3 rebounds and 1.1 blocks, which ranks in the top six among rookies.


With Shaun Livingston sidelined following arthroscopic knee surgery, the Thunder had only nine available players. Ibaka, James Harden, D.J. White and Mike Wilks, who was signed Wednesday, were the only players available off the bench.


Livingston, who underwent surgery two weeks ago, was projected to be sidelined three to four weeks but could return sooner. ""He was at practice (Saturday) and shootaround (Sunday)," Brooks said.

Livingston's goal is to return later this week.


The game was announced as a sellout (18,203), giving the Thunder sellouts in six of eight home games. ... Byron Mullens has posted double-doubles in the Tulsa 66ers' first two games, including 15 points and 17 rebounds in a win Saturday night.

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