Strong Second Half Leads Thunder to Rout of Hornets
Six players scored in double figures, and the Oklahoma City Thunder took control in the second half to beat Charlotte 109-90 on Saturday night, January 2, in Charlotte, North Carolina.
OKC led 66-64 early in the third quarter when they begin to take the game over, pulling away to win by 19 for their fourth straight win.
Kevin Durant led the Thunder with 29 points and added 11 rebounds.
Russell Westbrook had 16 points, but made just 4 of 15 shots.
Serge Ibaka had 14 points, and three Thunder reserves also had double figures, with Anthony Morrow and Enes Kanter scoring 12 and Dion Waiters 10.
The Thunder held Charlotte to just 35 percent field goal shooting and outrebounded the Hornets 53-34.
The Hornets made just one field goal in the final 8:07 of the game.
OKC improved to 24-10 on the season.
The Thunder return home on Monday night, January 4, to host Sacramento at 7:00 at Chesapeake Arena.