Oklahoma City Thunder: Thunder driving down easy street — for now

OKC has won its past four games by an average margin of 25.3 points. As a result of its recent dominance, the Thunder hasn't had to call on Russell Westbrook, Kevin Durant or Kendrick Perkins for a single second in any of the previous four fourth quarters.
by Darnell Mayberry Published: February 11, 2013
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Over the past four games, the Thunder has averaged 113.8 points, which only boosted its league-leading average to 106.4 points. OKC also averaged 26.5 assists during its last four games, continuing a trend that has seen the Thunder improve from the worst passing team statistically a year ago to the 16th ranked squad this season.

“We've been playing an all-around game as far as everybody contributing on the offensive end,” Durant said. “On the defensive end, we always did it as a unit. On the offensive end, we're doing a better job of just playing together. Everybody's getting touches. Everybody's feeling good about themselves. It's good to do that as the season goes along.”

In the last week, Thabo Sefolosha has scored his season high in back-to-back games, Perkins has pumped in 17 points — the most he's ever had in a Thunder uniform — all 13 active OKC players scored in a game and the Thunder netted a season-high 127 points.

The Thunder also connected on a combined 50.1 percent of its shots in the past four games.

“We know the formula to winning for us is to move the ball on offense, play together, rebound the ball, on the defensive end use our length … and get out and get some easy points,” Durant said.

“Everybody's playing well. We got to continue to keep doing that. We just can't get too satisfied. We just got to always kick it in full drive every single game.”

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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