The Thunder has struggled with its shooting early this season, but certainly not from the free-throw line. The Thunder holds a comfortable lead as the NBAâ€™s top free-throw shooting team and upped its team percentage to an astounding .873 after converting 35 of 37 free throws in a 109-103 victory over Philadelphia on Wednesday night inside Oklahoma City Arena. â€œItâ€™s not just because we practice it. Our guys are good free-throw shooters,â€ Thunder coach Scott Brooks said. â€œYou donâ€™t expect to make 35 out of 37 every night, but I feel we should be in the 80s as a team. Itâ€™s definitely an asset to have knowing that if the game is close, we can throw it to anybody and I feel confident theyâ€™re going to make the two shots (at the line).â€ Kevin Durant led the barrage, going 16 for 16, and upped his season percentage to .914. Russell Westbrook had the teamâ€™s only two misses, going 9 for 11, and is now at .905 for the season. TECHNICALLY SPEAKING Durantâ€™s technical foul against Boston last Sunday has been rescinded after the leagueâ€™s review process. Referees whistled Durant for shoving Paul Pierce. What instigated the incident was Pierce grabbing and holding Durantâ€™s right arm after a basket. No hard feelings from Durant. â€œYou canâ€™t blame the refs,â€ Durant said. â€œThey were doing what they thought was right. I respect that. Of course, I thought it should have gone the other way, but itâ€™s over with now. Itâ€™s time to move forward.â€ COLLEGIATELY SPEAKING UCLA rules the roost with 14 players in the NBA, none of them rookies. One of those products is Westbrook, who said he was not aware ex-Bruins led the league. â€œIt doesnâ€™t surprise me, though,â€ he added with a smile. Asked if there was a playful competition among UCLA players, Westbrook said: â€œNot with me. Maybe with other people, but I donâ€™t know.â€ Alphabetically, here are the other 13 former Bruins in the league: Arron Afflalo (Denver), Trevor Ariza (New Orleans), Matt Barnes (LA Lakers), Darren Collison (Indiana), Baron Davis (LA Clippers), Jordan Farmar (New Jersey), Dan Gadzuric (Golden State), Jrue Holiday (Philadelphia), Ryan Hollins (Cleveland), Jason Kapono (Philadelphia), Kevin Love (Minnesota), Luc Mbah a Moute (Milwaukee) and Earl Watson (Utah). Duke and Kentucky are tied for the second-most players with 13 each. Kansas (two with the Thunder) and North Carolina have 12. UConn has 11. Arizona and Texas (two with the Thunder) have 10. COLLINS ON BROOKS Philly coach Doug Collins played for the 76ers from 1973-81. He injured both feet in a charity game before he played a minute in the NBA and wound up retiring at age 29. The Sixers were Brooksâ€™ favorite team as a youngster and he got to play for the franchise his first two seasons (1988-90). How would Brooks have fared against Collins, a 1972 Olympic team member and the No. 1 pick in the 1973 draft out of Illinois State? â€œHe was so much better than me,â€ Brooks said, shaking his head. â€œHe would have been better with his bad feet after he had his injuries.â€ Collins said he recalls watching Brooks play. â€œI remember him as a competitor, and being very smart, and hitting open shots, and being a good team player,â€ Collins said. â€œAnybody I ever talked to always talked about what a great teammate he (Brooks) was. Charles Barkley loves Scott Brooks, and I love Scott. Heâ€™s been around a lot of really, really good coaches and does a great job.â€ NOTEWORTHY Former Oklahoma State, Thunder and Hornets player Desmond Mason had courtside seats on the baseline near the Thunder bench. â€¦ Former Missouri coach Quin Snyder is a Sixers assistant. â€¦ The Thunder has sold out all four home games this season (18,203). ... Durant came in averaging 4.7 turnovers per game, third-worst in the league, but had only one turnover Wednesday.