* The Thunder continues to take much better care of the ball under Scott Brooks than it did under P.J. Carlesimo, giving it up only 11 times tonight. Under Carlesimo, the Thunder averaged 17 turnovers a game. Under Brooks, the team is down to 11.8 turnovers per game in five games.
* OKC shot a season-high 38 free throws tonight, making 32 of them. Durant’s 16 tied a career high. Memphis got to the line only 24 times.
* One area of concern has to be opponent field-goal percentage. The Thunder entered the game allowing opponents to shoot an average of 47.1 percent from the field, fourth worst in the league. OKC gave up 57.7 percent tonight. The 14-attempt difference in free throws and 18 Memphis turnovers (which led to 17 points) helped the Thunder walk away with a win tonight. But the Thunder won’t win many games allowing teams to shoot 58 percent.
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