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By The Numbers: Thunder-Blazers

by Darnell Mayberry Published: February 7, 2012

Numbers to note from Monday’s 111-107 overtime win at Portland.

1: Free throw attempt by Kevin Durant. It was his least amount of foul shots in a regular season game since April 13, 2011, when he played just 23 minutes in the season finale against Milwaukee.

2: 3-pointers made by Durant on eight attempts. It continues a bit of a slump from deep for Durant. In four February games, KD is now 4-for-21 (19.3 percent) from beyond the arc. In 15 January games, he was 21-for-67 from 3 (31.3 percent).

4: Overtime points scored by the Blazers. The Thunder held Portland to 1-for-9 shooting in the extra session.

7: Rebounds for KD. By finishing three shy of double digits, Durant’s streak of double-doubles ended at five games.

13: Lead changes Monday night. The two teams also exchanged the lead 13 times.

19: Points scored by James Harden…on the road! Harden was 6-for-12 from the field, the second time in as many road games that he’s shot exactly 50 percent. He’s just 1-for-8 from 3 in those games. But baby steps are better than no steps.

20: Turnovers by the Thunder. OKC had just 17 assists, marking the ninth time in 24 games that the Thunder has finished with more turnovers than assists.

23: Thunder points off Blazers turnovers. Portland committed just 13 turnovers, but the Thunder scored six more points off seven fewer Portland turnovers.

24: Wins the Thunder has after losses over the past two seasons. OKC is 4-1 after a loss this season and 24-7 after a loss including last season.

33: Shot attempts by Durant, a new career-high. Durant needed all 33 shots to net his 33 points. The most shots Durant had previously attempted was 31 in a home loss to San Antonio on Jan. 13, 2010. When you think about how great of a scorer KD is, it’s kind of amazing that he’s attempted at least 30 shots only twice, huh?

39: Points scored by Blazers forward LaMarcus Aldridge. The soon-to-be All-Star now has two of the top three individual scoring performances against the Thunder this season. Tony Parker leads the pack with 42. Aldridge also scored 30 against the Thunder on Jan. 3. L.A. was 0-for-3 in overtime, though.

45: Minutes played by Durant, a season-high. Not exactly the way you’d like to see him start a back-to-back set.

59: Rebounds by the Thunder. Oklahoma City put together its best rebounding game this season, out-rebounding the Blazers by 20, including an 18-15 advantage on the offensive end. Serge Ibaka had a season-high 13 rebounds, two shy of tying his career high. Kendrick Perkins gobbled up 10 boards, only the second time he’s pulled down at least 10 rebounds. Nazr Mohammed pulled down seven boards, tying his season high. Russell Westbrook had a season-high 11 rebounds.

-DM-

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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