Thunder Trail Early, Win Going Away Over Brooklyn
The Oklahoma City Thunder gave up 40 first quarter points and were playing behind much of the first half, but got the lead by halftime and won easily, 124-105 over the Brooklyn Nets on Friday night at Chesapeake Arena in Oklahoma City.
Russell Westbrook had another triple double, with 30 points, 13 assists, and 11 rebounds.
He was one of six Thunder players to score in double figures, with Victor Oladipo scoring 26.
OKC shot 55 percent from the field and outrebounded the Nets 46-30.
Steven Adams had 15 points, while Enes Kanter and Joffrey Lauvergne added 13 apiece.
Alex Abrines scored 10 points and hit three 3-pointers with his parents from Spain in attendance.
After the slow start, the Thunder led 64-61 at halftime and outscored Brooklyn by 16 in the second half.
OKC improves to 8-5 on the season and will conclude their three-game homestand on Sunday when they host Indiana at 6:00 pm at Chesapeake Arena.