Thunder Pay Back Lakers at Home


Just four days after blowing an 18-point lead in Los Angeles and losing to the Lakers, the Oklahoma City Thunder cruised past L.A. on Thursday night at Chesapeake Arena in Oklahoma City, tallying a season high in points in a 131-102 rout.

Los Angeles native Russell Westbrook had 29 points, hitting four 3-pointers and dishing out 9 assists.

Kevin Durant matched Westbrook with 29 points for his 30th straight game of scoring 25 or more points.

KD hit all 11 free throw attempts.

Serge Ibaka had a double-double with 15 points and 13 rebounds, as the Thunder dominated from the start, leading by 14 after the first quarter.

The lead swelled to 31 in the fourth quarter as OKC pulled away, with every player scoring.

Caron Butler added 11 points off the bench, with three 3-pointers of OKC’s 13 as a team.

The Thunder dominated the glass, outrebounding LA by 23.

OKC was also great at the free throw line, making 28 of 30.

The Thunder improved to 48-17, and now trail San Antonio by a half game for the best record in the Western Conference.

OKC finishes their three-game homestand Sunday with a 6:00 tipoff against Dallas.


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