The Thunder frequently has been whistled for offensive fouls on screens this season. Is there something they players are doing wrong technically?
“Well, I'm sure if you rewound it, there was something technically wrong with it,” Collison said of his play. “History has told us late in games they (refs) usually let guys grab and hold. It's more important for me to try and set (a screen) than to try and get technique. But, I'm sure I moved and he called it. Technically, I'm sure I moved because I wasn't 100 percent set.”
Perkins calmly discussed his thought on the question of technique.
“We'll just continue to set good screens,” Perkins said. “That's what we do over here. That's not going to stop us. It happens in the flow of the game. It'll be like that some nights. You've just got to fight through it. You never know how the game is going to be determined.”
Russell Westbrook and Durant led the late surge with 11 and 10 points, respectively, in the fourth period.
Durant, who scored a career-high 52 points in an overtime victory at Dallas on Friday night, led OKC with 37 points, eight assists, seven rebounds and two steals.
For the first time in his career, Westbrook scored 30-plus points for the fourth straight game and finished with 36 points, nine assists and eight rebounds.
The game was marred by 61 total fouls and 48 turnovers, 24 from each team. Westbrook and Durant both struggled, with seven and five turnovers, respectively.