Oklahoma City Thunder's Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook lead Thunder over 76ers
All-Stars Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook combined for 67 points in the Thunder's 116-109 overtime victory Saturday night against the Philadelphia 76ers, but the two biggest baskets of the game might have come from two teammates who had combined for six points up to that point.
PHILADELPHIA — All-Stars Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook combined for 67 points in the Thunder's 116-109 overtime victory Saturday night against the Philadelphia 76ers, but the two biggest baskets of the game might have come from two teammates who had combined for six points up to that point.
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After leading by as many as 13 points against the Sixers before a crowd of 19,611 at Wells Fargo Center, the Thunder went stone cold in the final period and managed just 13 points in the final 12 minutes of regulation.
Through four quarters of play, “shooting” guards Kevin Martin and Thabo Sefolosha had gone a combined 2 for 14 from the field and 0 for 8 from 3-point range.
Martin was 1 for 8 and 0 for 4. Sefolosha was 1 for 6 and 0 for 4.
“Oh, my. Oh, my. Oh, my. That's all I can say about that,” said Martin, who had shot 1 for 7 against Boston one night earlier.
After shooting 23.8 percent from the field in the fourth quarter, the Thunder (10-4) converted nothing but 3-point field goals and free throws in the overtime period.
*Durant started the barrage by burying a 25-footer to give OKC a 103-100 lead. He finished with 37 points on 22 shots, went 15 for 17 from the free-throw line and also had eight rebounds, five assists, four steals and three blocks.
*Martin curled in a 3-pointer with 2:01 left for a 106-100 lead. The shot doubled his point total to six. He added four rebounds and two steals.
*Westbrook buried a 26-footer with 1:24 left for a 109-102 lead. Westbrook had 30 points, nine assists, five rebounds, two steals and one block.
*Sefolosha slammed the door with a 26-footer with 51.9 seconds left for a 112-104 lead. The shot also doubled his point total to six. He added five rebounds and three assists.
OKC shot 4 for 6 from the field in overtime, going 4 for 5 from 3-point range, and also went 6 for 6 from the free-throw line to score 18 points in the five-minute extra period.
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