Thunder coach Scott Brooks presumably will hear some more boos when his team plays at Chicago on Tuesday night. Brooks got an earful on Friday night in Tulsa when he refused to insert popular sixth man James Harden (groin injury) against Phoenix, despite chants of "We want Harden" from a sellout crowd at the BOK Center. Fans attending the preseason contest between the Thunder and Bulls at the United Center might voice their displeasure when they realize Brooks has opted to not play three-time scoring champion Kevin Durant and All-Star teammate Russell Westbrook. Brooks has yet to repeat the same starting lineup this entire preseason, which will make Tuesday the sixth different combination. In Sunday night's 108-101 victory at home against Denver, Brooks was able to use his normal starting for the first time with the returns of guard Thabo Sefolosha (thigh bruise) and center Kendrick Perkins (left wrist) from injury rehab.
Scott Brooks will rest Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook against Bulls
The Oklahoman | Oct 23