Ferguson's Big Night
Even without the presence of Russell Westbrook and Paul Geroge, the one thing the Thunder will not be this year is dull. Friday night Oklahoma City captured its fifth win of the season a 127-119 overtime victory against the Philadelphia 76ers. For Terrence Ferguson tonight was especially sweet. Ferguson not only had one of his best offensive outings ( 7-9 from the floor, 5-7 from three for 19 points) his daughter saw her dad play at the Peake for the first time in her life.
Ferguson missed Tuesday's game in Indianapolis to appear at a custody hearing. A judge denied his ex-fiancee's motion to gain sole custody of the couple's daughter. Asked if he knew he was in for a big night, Ferguson said he was "feeling it" at shootaround.
A couple of streaks are staying intact. For the fifth straight game, the Thunder bench outscored its opponents (22-11). And for the sixth consecutive game, Oklahoma City was on the low side in the third quarter this time Philadelphia got the edge 34-26. It's worth noting this was the Thunder's first win over a team above .500.
In his pre-game press conference, Billy Donavon was asked by Clay Horning of the Norman Transcript if Andre Roberson would play at all this year. Donovan says "He's a lot better off today than he was last year. I'll say that but where that leads and how far away he is from playing is just too hard for me to say." That's the most transparent Donovan or anyone from the Thunder have been about Roberson's status, Donvan also says he is updated on Roberson as needed.
The Thunder are heading West for a back to back in Los Angeles starting with the Clippers on Monday. Tipoff is at 9:30 on 97.1 The Sports Animal in Tulsa.