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TULSA — It was a defensive start, but the McAlester Buffaloes got their offense rolling to take a 21-0 win on the road against Tulsa's Edison Prep.

In William Shakespeare's Hamlet, the namesake king told a troupe of visitors to “suit the action to the word, and the word to the action” — meaning to say what they mean, and mean what they say. Daniel Amos is quick to do so much of the same in his everyday life.




OKLAHOMA CITY — On the day Nick Collison’s No. 4 was raised to the Chesapeake Energy Arena rafters, marking 14 selfless seasons with the franchise that became the Oklahoma City Thunder, the sentence he uttered in which his voice first cracked was this:

At 4:30 p.m. Friday, Oklahoma City begins play in the NBA’s summer league in Las Vegas. Just in time, the Thunder know who’ll be available to put on the floor.

If you’re going to follow the NBA in depth, you’re going to have to get used to a coterie of expert witnesses, because there’s just too many moving parts to consider, too much to understand, too many plates to keep in the air.

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