Thunder Bounce Bobcats
Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook led the Oklahoma City Thunder to a 116-99 win over the Charlotte Bobcats on Sunday night at Chesapeake Arena in Oklahoma City.
Durant led all scorers with 28 points, making all 12 free throw attempts, while having a tough shooting night from the field.
KD made just 8 of 24 shots, and missed all six three-point attempts.
Westbrook had 26 points and did have a good shooting night, making 10 of 12 from the field.
The Thunder led almost the entire game, but never could pull away from the Bobcats until the final few minutes.
Serge Ibaka had a double-double, with 15 points and 10 rebounds.
Reggie Jackson added 17 points off the bench.
The Thunder won despite missing two starters due to injury.
Kendrick Perkins continues to sit out with a groin injury, and Thabo Sefolosha missed the game and will miss 4 to 6 weeks after suffering a calf strain
in OKC’s last game against Memphis.
Steven Adams and Perry Jones, respectively, started in place of Perkins and Sefolosha, and both scored 4 points.
The Thunder shot 50 percent from the field and outrebounded Charlotte by 15.
The Bobcats were led by Al Jefferson’s 25 points.
The Thunder’s newly acquired Caron Butler is now officially on the roster, but had travel problems due to the bad weather and wasn’t able to make it in to Oklahoma City.
Butler should suit up for OKC’s next game.
OKC has won two in a row after a three-game losing streak.
They improved to 45-15, and will conclude their six-game homestand on Tuesday night when they host Philadelphia at 7:00 at Chesapeake Arena.