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By The Numbers: Thunder-Pistons

by Darnell Mayberry Published: January 24, 2012

Numbers to note from Monday’s 99-79 win over the Pistons.

1: Blocked shot by Detroit, tying an opponent low for the Thunder. Dallas also had one block against OKC on Dec. 29.

3: Thunder players with at least 20 points: James Harden, Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant. It’s the second time the Thunder has had three 20-point scorers. OKC is 2-0 in those games.

5: Blocks by Serge Ibaka, tying his season-high just one game after establishing it at New Jersey. Led by Ibaka, the Thunder recorded 10 blocks, the fourth time this season OKC has had at least 10.

6: Technical fouls called on Kendrick Perkins this season after picking up one late in the first half Monday. Perk is now seven away from an automatic one-game suspension.

7: 3-pointers made by the Thunder. OKC made just eight (on 36 attempts) in its previous two games combined.

10: Rebounds by Ibaka, a game-high. Over his past three games, Ibaka now has 29 rebounds.

14: Free throws attempted by the Thunder, a season-low. The previous low came against Phoenix on Dec. 31. Detroit attempted 13 more than Oklahoma City.

16.7: Percent shooting by the Pistons in the first quarter. Detroit was 3-for-18 in the period and missed 15 of its final 17 shots in the frame.

21: Assists by the Thunder, the first time in eight games that OKC has handed out at least 20 helpers.

24: Points scored by Harden, who is now averaging 19.8 points on 55.4 percent shooting in eight home games.

30: Team-high minutes played by Westbrook. Ibaka was the only starter to log a single second in the fourth quarter. His 2 minutes, 5 seconds of action in the final period kept the Thunder from extending its count of games in which all five starters could sit for the entire fourth to five.

32: Biggest lead for the Thunder, the largest of the season. The previous high was 31, set against New York on Jan. 14.

33: Pistons points at halftime, a new opponent low for the Thunder in any half. OKC set the previous low one game earlier, when the Thunder held the Nets to 35 first-half points.

34.1: Percent shooting by the Pistons. It became the second lowest field goal percentage by a Thunder opponent this season. New Jersey’s 31 percent, set on Saturday, is the low mark.

53.2: Percent shooting by the Thunder. It was the fifth time this season that the Thunder has connected on at least 50 percent of its shots.

18,203: Announced attendance inside Chesapeake Energy Arena, a sellout. It was the eight sellout in as many home games. If Thunder fans can sellout a Monday night game against the Pistons, it looks like the entire season will be sold out.

-DM-

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by Darnell Mayberry
OKC Thunder Senior Reporter
Darnell Mayberry grew up in Langston, Okla. and is now in his third stint in the Sooner state. After a year and a half at Bishop McGuinness High, he finished his prep years in Falls Church, Va., before graduating from Norfolk State University in...
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