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OKLAHOMA CITY — The Thunder’s playoff mission statement: Team Is One. They proved that Saturday night in Game 4.

Serge Ibaka had the game of his life going 11 of 11 from the field and scoring a career high 26 points.

Of his success, a confident¬†Ibaka said, “It’s no surprise to me or my teammates because I work hard everyday.”

Kendrick Perkins had a field day in the first quarter, he scored 9 of his 15 points.

Nick Collison completed the Oklahoma City “Big 3″ by going 4 of 5 from the field.

In all, Perkins, Ibaka and Collison combined for 49 points on, 22 of 25 shooting and 16 rebounds.

Then the fouth quarter happened.

Despite only taking four first half shots, Kevin Durant scored a game high 36 points, 18 of those came in the fourth.

At one point, KD had scored 16 straight by himself.

A humble Durant said, “There’s times where I need to pass it and times when I need to score, I just try to take it on.”

With the 109-103 win, the Thunder even the series up with the Spurs at two games a piece.

Game 5 is Monday in San Antonio.