Jackson Provides Spark off Thunder Bench
Reggie Jackson had played just 4 minutes, 17 seconds in the first half.
All he could do in that time is grab one rebound and dish one assist.
By the time Jackson checked in for the third quarter last Tuesday against Denver, the Thunder trailed by 13. The Nuggets were threatening to blow out Oklahoma City on its own court.
Jackson went on to play the entire fourth period. Though the Thunder couldn’t pull out the win, Jackson scored four points with four rebounds and one blocked shot in the frame, effectively providing a glimpse of the all-around impact he’s capable of producing.
Since the trade that sent Eric Maynor to Portland last month, Jackson has emerged as a versatile weapon off the bench. He’s scored when baskets have been needed, rebounded at a high rate and run the offense with rapidly improving control and confidence.