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Thunder Rebound to Beat Pelicans

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The Oklahoma City Thunder started slowly, but came back to beat the New Orleans Pelicans 109-95 on Friday night in New Orleans.

The Pelicans started the game on a 16-7 run, but led by only two points after the first quarter.

The Thunder went on a 9-0 run spanning the two halves to take the lead for good.

Kevin Durant led all scorers with 29 points, while Russell Westbrook had 25 points and hit three 3-pointers.

Serge Ibaka had a double-double with 17 points and 13 rebounds, and Reggie Jackson scored 15 points off the bench.

The Thunder hit 51 percent from the field, on their way to their ninth straight win over New Orleans.

OKC got back in the win column after having an eight-game winning streak snapped with a loss at Portland on Wednesday.

The Thunder host Indiana on Sunday night at 6:00.