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Thunder change jerseys at halftime due to color mixup

Field Level Media
27 Feb 2021, 15:55 GMT+10

The NBA saw red over a uniform glitch Friday night in Oklahoma City.

For the first half of the game, the host Thunder wore orange jerseys while the Atlanta Hawks wore red tops. At halftime, Oklahoma City changed to white jerseys.

Team's uniform selections are submitted in advance to an NBA system that checks for potential conflicts. According to ESPN, the Friday mixup was the first in 4,000-plus games since the system has been in place.

Thunder coach Mark Daigneault said postgame, "I certainly didn't notice it or even think about it, to be honest with you, then it was a league mandate (to change at halftime) that we just reacted to. They made me aware of it at halftime when we went into the locker rooms that guys were (to wear) white uniforms, and then we went out and played the second half."

The uniform colors appeared to make little difference in the outcome. The Thunder led by eight points at halftime, and they went on to win 118-109.

--Field Level Media

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