Oklahoma City struggled through three quarters for the second straight day before again rallying with a dominant fourth quarter. The Thunder outscored Detroit 36-21 in the final period to move to 3-0 this week.
With the win, the Thunder earned another five points in the summer league standings, three for the win and two for winning the second and fourth periods. OKC now has summer-league leading 14 points going into Wednesday's noon game against Philadelphia. The two teams with the most points will play in the championship game on Friday at 11 a.m. Central.
Dwight Buycks added 13 points, six rebounds and three assists for the Thunder. Steven Adams, the 12th overall pick scored 11 points with six rebounds. Thunder forward Andre Roberson, the 26th pick, had a team-high 10 rebounds.