Kevin Durant finished with 35 points and recorded 11 rebounds to help the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Cleveland Cavaliers, 102-95. The Thunder shot 38-89 (42.7%) from the field and dominated the offensive glass, pulling down 18 boards. Oklahoma City (50-18) has now won seven of their last 10 games.
Durant went 12-21 (3-8 from three-point range) and 8-9 from the free throw line, in a quality performance offensively. Other top performers for Oklahoma City were Serge Ibaka with 16 points and 11 rebounds, and Reggie Jackson with 13 points and 6 assists. Dion Waiters had a strong game for Cleveland in the loss, putting up 30 points on 11-25 shooting (2-3 on 3-point attempts), in addition to going 6-12 from the free throw line.
Cleveland (26-43) has now dropped their last three consecutive games.
Coming up, the Thunder square off against the Toronto Raptors, who are 38-29 on the season. The Cavaliers go up against the Houston Rockets, currently sitting at 45-22 this year. The Thunder have a 0-1 record against Toronto this season. The Cavaliers are 0-1 versus Houston this season.
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