â€œOur hands were pretty active tonight,â€ said Thunder coach Scott Brooks. â€œOur defense was pretty solid, and we were causing turnovers.â€
Jeff Green, with 4 minutes, 55 seconds, was the only Thunder starter to log any time in the fourth quarter. The Thunder entered the final period with an 88-70 lead and had the rare luxury of watching its reserves close out the victory.
With the win, Oklahoma City moved to 22-11 and is now 10-1 after a loss. The last time the Thunder lost two straight games came in games three and four against Utah and at the Los Angeles Clippers on Oct. 31 and Nov. 3.
â€œI like that,â€ Brooks said with a chuckle. â€œIf we do lose a game, we come back with some toughness. Our guys have a lot of pride.â€
Durant scored a game-high 27 points to lead five Thunder players in double-digit scoring. Westbrook added 17 points, seven assists and four rebounds.
â€œWe played a good game from start to finish,â€ said Thunder guard Thabo Sefolosha.Wednesday's box score