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By John Rohde Published: January 15, 2013
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/articleid/3746198/1/pictures/1928297">Photo - Oklahoma City Thunder center Kevin Durant, right, scores over Phoenix Suns center Marcin Gortat during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, Jan. 14, 2013, in Phoenix. The Thunder won 102-90. (AP Photo/Matt York)
Oklahoma City Thunder center Kevin Durant, right, scores over Phoenix Suns center Marcin Gortat during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, Jan. 14, 2013, in Phoenix. The Thunder won 102-90. (AP Photo/Matt York)

The last NBA tandem to combine for 77 or more points in a game? That would be the same two players, with Durant (43) and Westbrook (35) combining for 78 against in a 115-110 victory at Minnesota on April 14, 2012.

IBAKA UPDATE

As is always the case when it comes to injuries, the Thunder officially lists forward Serge Ibaka as “day-to-day” after missing the last two starts with a chest contusion.

The team flew home from Phoenix after Monday's game, had Tuesday off and will have a morning shootaround in preparation for Wednesday's 7 p.m. home game against Denver.

FOUL AT THE LINE

The Thunder inexplicably shot just 73.6 percent from the free-throw line on its road trip, yet still managed to go 3-0.

OKC still handily leads the league in free-throw percentage at .837, but has dropped from .845 in the last three games.

The NBA season record is .832 by the 1989-90 Boston Celtics.

TIP-INS

Ibaka now trails Milwaukee's Larry Sanders 3.23 to 2.81 for the league lead in blocked shots. … OKC had 11 turnovers against Phoenix and it cost them 10 points. Phoenix had 15 turnovers, which the Thunder turned into 23 points. … The Suns had 22 second-chance points to OKC's 16. … Phoenix had 14 offensive rebounds to the Thunder's nine. … The Suns shot horribly, even when unguarded — 41.7 percent on field goals, 36.0 percent from 3-point range and 61.1 percent at the free-throw line. … Phoenix (13-27) has now lost 13 of its last 15.

QUOTABLE

Westbrook when asked if he was aware he and Durant scored 47 of the Thunder's 51 second-half points? “No. Not aware. I just knew that we were winning. That's it.”


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