OKC coach Scott Brooks lauded newcomer Thabo Sefolosha, who was acquired from Chicago before the trade deadline, for his work against Kobe Bryant in the Thunder's last game.
Before you laugh and say Kobe scored 36, he had only 10 at halftime and was 5-of-12 from the field while Sefolosha was guarding him.
So tonight, Brooks said, Sefolosha will start again and will guard Josh Howard in the beginning.
It'll be interesting to see if Howard has one of his trademark hot first quarters.
By the way, Brooks and a handful of other employees moved from Seattle down to Oklahoma City with the Sonics/Thunder. All of them say it's been a wonderful move professionally, although the personal side of things isn't necessarily that great.
"We got tornadoes,'' said Brooks, who had one touch down just a couple miles from his house last week.