Kevin Durant put up 31 points and recorded 8 rebounds to help the Oklahoma City Thunder blow out the Los Angeles Lakers, 122-97. The Thunder shot 47-99 (47.5%) from the field and dominated the offensive glass, pulling down 20 boards. Oklahoma City (18-4) is now on a five-game winning streak.
Durant shot 10-13 (3-5 from three-point range) and 8-8 from the free throw line, in an efficient offensive performance. He also recorded 5 assists and 4 steals. Other top contributors for Oklahoma City included Russell Westbrook with 19 points and 12 assists, Serge Ibaka with 19 points and 10 rebounds, and Reggie Jackson with 19 points and 5 rebounds. On 6-13 shooting, including 4-7 from behind the arc, Nick Young put up 17 points off the bench for Los Angeles in the loss.
Los Angeles (10-12) has now dropped their last three consecutive games.
Coming up, the Thunder square off against the Orlando Magic, who are 7-16 on the season. The Lakers meet the Charlotte Bobcats, currently sitting at 10-13 this year.
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