Choosing a bounce pass over a chest pass, sprinting to the top of the key to set a pick and communicating on defense might seem small in the grand scheme of a 48 minute basketball game. Those details, however, can be the difference between winning and losing.
OKLAHOMA CITY, December 17, 2012 – The Oklahoma City Thunder has recalled guard Jeremy Lamb and forward Daniel Orton from the Tulsa 66ers of the NBA Development League, it was announced today by Executive Vice President and General Manager Sam Presti. Lamb has appeared in seven games (all starts) with the 66ers this season, averaging 23.0 points (2nd in the D-League), 4.9 rebounds, 3.3 assists, 1.0 steal and 1.1 blocks in 35.9 minutes.
Thousands of Thunder fans get to see their team on the floor at Chesapeake Energy Arena, but on Sunday night, they got to see three Thunder players up close and personal.
Russell Westbrook called a young girl’s name over the microphone, and she responded by doing a full cartwheel on her way to receive her Christmas present.
With knees bent, arms spread wide and eyes glued to his opponent’s chest, Russell Westbrook is the first wall of defense for the Thunder.
This season Head Coach Scott Brooks’ club is only allowing 95.6 points per game on 42.6 percent shooting, figures that become more remarkable when factoring in the up-tempo pace at which the Thunder plays. Led by Westbrook at the top, all five players on the floor for the Thunder at any given time are locked in and playing with effort, enthusiasm and focus.