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Kevin Durant scores 36 as Thunder cruise past Pacers

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Kevin Durant put up 36 points and recorded 10 rebounds, while Russell Westbrook added 26 points and 13 assists to help the Oklahoma City Thunder dominate the Indiana Pacers, 118-94. The Thunder had no trouble knocking down shots in this game, finishing 47-77 (61.0%). Oklahoma City (15-4) has now won nine of their last 10 games.

Durant finished 14-23 (2-3 from three-point range) and 6-6 from the free throw line, in a solid performance. Paul George had another big game for Indiana in the loss, putting up 32 points on 9-17 shooting (4-6 on 3-point attempts), in addition to going 10-11 from the free throw line. Roy Hibbert added 12 points and 9 rebounds.

The Thunder combined hot shooting (eFG% of 64.3%) with high-quality work on the offensive backboards (OR% of 33.3%). They are 1-1 on the season when exceeding 55% and 30%, respectively, in those metrics. The Pacers, however, are 0-1 when giving up those numbers to their opponents.

Coming up, the Thunder take on the Atlanta Hawks, who are 11-10 on the season. The Pacers match up with the Miami Heat, currently sitting at 16-5 this year.


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