Patterson felt good in first game back

Patterson felt good in first game back
December 30, 2012, 11:00 am
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Patrick Patterson said he felt good in his first game back coming back from a bruised bone in his foot.

Patterson had missed the previous seven games. Against the Thunder on Saturday, Patterson scored two points and grabbed two rebounds in almost 10 1/2 minutes of action.

"It felt good," Patterson said. "No problems with my ankle. It's all about getting my leg stronger and getting my wind back up. My stamina, my endurance. Overall, just getting back to the flow of the game. Missing easy opportunities that I normally would make. All of us missed easy shots, but for myself, pretty much just getting comfortable again, getting back in the swing or groove of things, just getting more comfortable out there, just getting back to where I was before I stopped playing.

"No more soreness, no more pain," he continued. "The rest, the treatment, it helped, so we could focus on my ankle and out there, it felt fine. I was able to run up and down the court with no pain, so I was a-okay pretty much."