San Antonio Spurs v Oklahoma City Thunder - Game Four

What sprained ankle? Thunder’s Reggie Jackson will start in Game 5


It looked nasty when Reggie Jackson turned his ankle on a drive just ore than three minutes into Game 4. That was a bone touching the floor kind of sprain.

But he got back out there and played 8 minutes in the third quarter, not quite his explosive self but hitting a three and not playing poorly.

And he will be out there ready to start Game 5, Jackson said at shootaround Thursday, as reported by Darnell Mayberry of the Oklahoman.

Scott Brooks inserted Reggie Jackson into the starting lineup for Game 3, replacing Thabo Sefolosha, and while the Serge Ibaka return has been the bigger story (for good reason) this was another smart move by Brooks. Jackson was a +17 in Game 3 as his ability to shoot and get out and attack in transition were a key part of the starting rotation’s success in that game.

If Jackson can’t go full speed in Game 5, expect to see more Jeremy Lamb — which is a good thing, he has played well the last couple games, using his length and athleticism (the things that have given the Spurs trouble the last couple of games).

Bradley Beal drives around, dunks over Kristaps Porzingis (VIDEO)

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If you’re a Knicks fan, the positive is that at least Kristaps Porzingis tried to make a play.

But he was not going to stop the athletic Bradley Beal with a full head of steam, and the result was a Beal dunking over Porzingis as he tries to block the attempt.

Beal wasn’t sharp, scoring 12 points on 5-of-14 shooting. The Knicks has an efficient Carmelo Anthony and that got them the win.

Carmelo Anthony drops 21 on Wizards in preseason Friday

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We had an efficient Carmelo Anthony sighting in the preseason.

Anthony and the Knicks went up against the Wizards and ‘Melo hit 10-of-15 shots to score 21 points. He also had four rebounds and four assists.

Derrick Williams had 23 points on 11 shots to lead the Knicks in scoring, and New York won 115-104.