The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

January 18, 2014

Durant's 54 spark Thunder


Associated Press

OKLAHOMA CITY —  Kevin Durant scored a career-high 54 points to help the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Golden State Warriors 127-121 on Friday night.

Durant made 19 of 28 field goals and 11 of 13 free throws in his third straight game with at least 36 points.

Serge Ibaka had 21 points and eight rebounds, Reggie Jackson scored 14 points and Kendrick Perkins added 12 rebounds for the Thunder (30-10), who won for the third time in four games. Oklahoma City shot 58 percent from the field and scored a season-high point total.

Stephen Curry had 37 points and 11 assists and Klay Thompson added 26 points for the Warriors (25-16), who shot 52 percent but simply couldn’t match up with Durant.

THUNDER 127, WARRIORS 121

GOLDEN STATE (121) — Iguodala 1-8 0-2 2, Lee 6-14 1-2 13, Bogut 4-5 0-5 8,  Curry 11-18 9-11 37, Thompson 9-17 2-2 26, Barnes 0-4 0-0 0,  Green 3-4 3-6 10, Speights 4-4 4-6 13, Crawford 3-4 0-0 8,  Bazemore 0-1 0-0 0, Brooks 2-3 0-0 4. Totals 43-82 19-34 121.

OKLAHOMA CITY (127) — Durant 19-28 11-13 54, Ibaka 8-11 5-7 21, Perkins 3-5 0-2 6,  Jackson 6-13 1-1 14, Sefolosha 1-3 1-2 4, Lamb 5-9 0-0 12,  Collison 0-1 3-4 3, Adams 3-4 0-0 6, Fisher 2-5 3-4 7, Jones 0-2 0-0 0. Totals 47-81 24-33 127.



Golden State    32    33    26    30    —    121

Oklahoma City    39    32    30    26    —    127



3-Point Goals—Golden State 16-27 (Thompson 6-9, Curry 6-10, Crawford  2-2, Green 1-1, Speights 1-1, Barnes 0-1, Iguodala 0-3), Oklahoma City  9-22 (Durant 5-9, Lamb 2-4, Sefolosha 1-2, Jackson 1-3, Ibaka 0-1, Jones  0-1, Fisher 0-2). Fouled Out—Adams. Rebounds—Golden State 45 (Lee 9),  Oklahoma City 52 (Perkins 12). Assists—Golden State 22 (Curry 11),  Oklahoma City 23 (Durant, Jackson 6). Total Fouls—Golden State 29,  Oklahoma City 26. Technicals—Oklahoma City Coach Brooks. A—18,203  (18,203).