Thunder Streak Continues, Durant’s Ends
One streak continued, and another one ended for the Oklahoma City Thunder on Friday night.
The Thunder won their 10th straight game, in a 120-95 rout of the Brooklyn Nets in Brooklyn.
Kevin Durant’s streak of 12 straight games of scoring at least 30 points came to an end because of that rout, as Durant settled for 26 points.
KD didn’t play in the fourth quarter because OKC’s lead was so big they didn’t need him.
Durant hit 10 of 12 from the field, made all three 3-point attempts, and added 7 assists.
Serge Ibaka set a Thunder record by making all 12 of his field goal attempts and finishing with 25 points and 9 rebounds.
The Thunder blew the game open with a 37-10 run from midway through the first quarter to late in the second quarter, and led 63-35 at halftime.
OKC led by as many as 32 points, and the Nets never really made a run.
Six Thunder players scored in double figures, with Reggie Jackson and Thabo Sefolosha scoring 14 each.
Off the bench, Jeremy Lamb scored 12 and Perry Jones 11.
The Thunder scorched the nets for 64 percent field goal shooting, and outrebounded Brooklyn by an incredible margin of 41-17.
Former Thunder player Shaun Livingston led the Nets with 16 points.
OKC improved their league best record to 38-10.
The Thunder wrap up their three-game road trip on Saturday night at Washington at 6:00.