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Oakland, Calif. – The Oklahoma City Thunder had five players score in double figures on their way to an impressive 116-97 win over the Golden State Warriors late Thursday night in Oakland. With the victory, the Thunder (58-21) moved a half-game ahead of the idle San Antonio Spurs into the #1 seed in the NBA’s Western Conference with three regular season games remaining. The Thunder will play Portland tonight in Oregon starting at 9-o’clock Oklahoma time.

In Thursday night’s win, Kevin Durant again just missed a “triple double” with 31 points, 10 rebounds and eight assists. Kevin Martin came off the bench and poured in 23 points in just 19 game minutes of action. Russell Westbrook had 18 points and nine assists, Serge Ibaka scored 17 points and grabbed seven rebounds and Thabo Sefolosha hit a trio of “3” point shots in-a-row during one stretch and finished with 10 points to pace OKC. The Thunder turned it over 18 times, but dished out 30 assists as a team in beating a Golden State team that had another sell-out crowd at the Oracle Arena in Oakland.

After Friday night’s game against the Trailblazers, the Thunder returns home for a pair of games inside the Chesapeake Energy Arena against Sacramento (Monday) and Milwaukee (Wednesday) before awaiting the NBA Playoffs.