Wednesday November 5th, 2014

Sebastian Telfair was assessed a flagrant 2 foul, resulting in an automatic ejection, late in the fourth quarter of Tuesday night's 100-88 loss to the Toronto Raptors.

Telfair's ejection left the Thunder with six active players: Nick Collison, Kendrick PerkinsReggie Jackson, Steven Adams, Serge Ibaka and Lance Thomas.

Oklahoma City entered the game with several players nursing injuries, and Perry Jones was removed in the third quarter with a right knee contusion.

Telfair's left hand appeared to make contact with Tyler Hansbrough's face after the Raptors big man set a screen.

[H/T hank barstool sports]

 MAHONEY: Injuries put Thunder's season in early jeopardy

Kevin Durant fractured his foot, Russell Westbrook broke his hand and Andre Roberson sprained his ankle. Jeremy Lamb, Anthony Morrow and rookie Mitch McGary are also out with injuries. Jackson returned to the lineup against Brooklyn on Monday after battling a wrist injury.

Telfair has emerged as an important backcourt contributor as the short-handed Thunder continue to try to cobble together viable lineups without their stars. Including Tuesday, Telfair has logged at least 27 minutes in the team's last three games. Over four games this season, the 29-year-old has averaged 8.8 points and 6.0 assists. 

The loss drops Oklahoma City to 1-4. The Thunder get two nights off before hosting the Grizzlies (4-0) on Friday.

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