Thunder rolls past Nets, 114-93

Russell Westbrook dunk gets OKC rolling.
by Darnell Mayberry Modified: December 30, 2010 at 10:53 am •  Published: December 29, 2010

The Thunder benefited from the Nets' 23 turnovers, which set an opponent season high and led to 23 Oklahoma City points.

“Our hands were pretty active tonight,” said Thunder coach Scott Brooks. “Our defense was pretty solid, and we were causing turnovers.”

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.

“I like that,” Brooks said with a chuckle. “If we do lose a game, we come back with some toughness. Our guys have a lot of pride.”

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.

“We played a good game from start to finish,” said Thunder guard Thabo Sefolosha.

Wednesday's box score
by Darnell Mayberry
OKC Thunder Senior Reporter
Darnell Mayberry grew up in Langston, Okla. and is now in his third stint in the Sooner state. After a year and a half at Bishop McGuinness High, he finished his prep years in Falls Church, Va., before graduating from Norfolk State University in...
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