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DeAndre Liggins Came To Play

We know exactly what Oklahoma City Thunder Forward Kevin Durant can do on any given night on the basketball court. We've seen Point Guard Russell Westbrook push the ball up the floor at an unreal pace during a fast break, but preseason is about finding out what the others are capable of if given the chance. Tonight, we saw such a player emerge. Six-foot-six Shooting Guard DeAndre Liggins found himself on the floor for 25 minutes during the Thunder's first preseason game against the Houston Rockets at the State Farm Arena in Hidalgo, Texas. The Rockets won the game 107 to 105. Three starters for Oklahoma City, tending to various injuries, missed the opening game with the Rockets: Kendrick Perkins, Thabo Sefolosha, and Serge Ibaka. Cole Aldrich, Daequan Cook, and Lazar Hayward started the game instead. But it was Liggins, off the bench, who made the biggest impact. Liggins, one of the seven new faces to join the 12 returning Thunder players scored 10 points, shooting 4 - 6, grabbed 4 rebounds, 2 assists, and 2 steals. "Liggins was very active defensively," Thunder Coach Brooks said to reporters after the game. What the stats won't tell you is the level of energy Liggins played all 25 minutes. He made impressive defensive stops and knocked the ball away with active hands. Of course, this is just one game. The Thunder has six more preseason games. Their next one is this Friday, October 12, against Utah at the EnergySolutions Arena in Salt Lake City. To obtain a spot on the roster of an already talented team like the Thunder, Liggins would need to duplicate his performance each time he takes the floor.

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