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Even Adelman has been absent lately, missing the last two games for personal reasons. It’s not immediately clear when the coach will rejoin his team.

“The NBA doesn’t stop for us,” said assistant Terry Porter, who is filling in for Adelman. “I wish I could make it stop and just twist the schedules a little bit. I don’t want to stop seeing somebody but I just want to re-shift when we see them. Like OKC, we want to see them in March maybe.”

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AP Sports Writer Jeff Latzke in Oklahoma City contributed to this report.

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