Kevin Durant registered a triple-double with 32 points, 14 rebounds and 10 assists to lead the Oklahoma City Thunder to a victory over the Philadelphia 76ers, 103-91. The Thunder took quality shots from the field in this one, going 40-76 (52.6%). This is the seventh straight victory for Oklahoma City (35-10). The streak began with a 104-92 victory over Houston on January 16th.
Durant finished 12-17 from the field (1-4 on 3-pointers) and 7-7 from the free throw line, in a good performance. Serge Ibaka also chipped in for Oklahoma City, finishing with 25 points and 11 rebounds. Despite the loss, James Anderson scored 19 points for Philadelphia on 7-16 shooting (1-7 on 3-point attempts), in addition to going 4-5 from the free throw line. Spencer Hawes added 14 points and 6 rebounds and Thaddeus Young finished with 13 points and 10 rebounds.
The 76ers posted an eFG% of just 40.0%, including 14.8% from 3-point range. This year, they are 1-11 when they record marks below 45% and 30% in those respective categories. On the other hand, the Thunder are 7-2 when holding their opponents to such low percentages.
Philadelphia (14-30) has now dropped consecutive games after losing to Toronto on Friday.
Coming up next, the Thunder battle the Atlanta Hawks, who are 23-20 on the year. The 76ers go up against the Phoenix Suns, currently 24-18 this season. The Thunder have a 1-0 record against Atlanta this season. The 76ers have a 0-1 record against Phoenix this season.
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