The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

Sports

December 4, 2012

Thunder holds off Nets

NEW YORK —  —  Kevin Durant scored 32 points, Russell Westbrook had 25 points and nine assists, and the Oklahoma City Thunder held off the Brooklyn Nets 117-111 on Tuesday night for their sixth straight victory.

Serge Ibaka added 18 points and Thabo Sefolosha 14 for the Thunder, who revved up the NBA’s No. 1 offense to surpass 100 points in a 10th straight game for the first time in 15 years. They beat the Nets for the seventh consecutive time, but had to work much harder for this win than they have lately.

Oklahoma City, which had won its last four by 25 points a game, leads the NBA in victory margin, beating teams by 9.8 points per game. But their 16-point lead was sliced to two down the stretch, even as they shot 60.6 percent for the game.

Deron Williams scored a season-high 34 points for the Nets, who had their six-game home winning streak snapped. They played without starting center Brook Lopez (sprained right foot) and reserve forward Reggie Evans (flu), leaving them without their leading scorer and top rebounder.

They still almost pulled it out after the Thunder threatened to run them off the floor in the first half, but lost their second straight following a five-game winning streak.

The Thunder hit 21 of their first 30 shots in an offensive clinic by the team that came in averaging an NBA-best 105.1 points per game, feeling so confident that Durant even tried a dunk that left the Barclays Center crowd gasping.  

Andray Blatche had 19 points and 11 rebounds in Lopez’s place.

Sign up for ENE's free Thunder text alerts at enidnews.com.

THUNDER 117, NETS 111

OKLAHOMA CITY (117) — Durant 9-16 12-12 32, Ibaka 8-12 2-2 18, Perkins 2-2 3-4 7,  Westbrook 9-17 6-8 25, Sefolosha 6-8 0-0 14, Martin 2-4 2-2 7,  Collison 2-3 1-2 5, Thabeet 0-0 0-0 0, Maynor 2-4 4-4 9. Totals 40-66 30-34 117.

BROOKLYN (111) — Wallace 4-11 2-2 14, Humphries 5-9 2-4 12, Blatche 7-15 5-5 19,  Williams 10-20 8-10 33, Johnson 8-21 0-0 17, Bogans 0-1 0-0 0,  Teletovic 3-6 0-0 8, Stackhouse 2-6 2-2 8, Watson 0-1 0-0 0,  Brooks 0-1 0-0 0, Childress 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 39-91 19-23 111.

Oklahoma City    31    30    29    27    —    117

Brooklyn    28    20    38    25    —    111

3-Point Goals—Oklahoma City 7-14 (Durant 2-2, Sefolosha 2-3, Martin  1-2, Maynor 1-2, Westbrook 1-5), Brooklyn 14-34 (Williams 5-9, Wallace  4-7, Teletovic 2-5, Stackhouse 2-6, Johnson 1-7). Fouled Out—None.  Rebounds—Oklahoma City 39 (Perkins 7), Brooklyn 47 (Humphries 12).  Assists—Oklahoma City 22 (Westbrook 9), Brooklyn 22 (Williams 7). Total  Fouls—Oklahoma City 19, Brooklyn 25. Technicals—Perkins, Oklahoma City  defensive three second, Brooklyn defensive three second. A—17,732  (17,732).

 

 

1
Text Only
Sports
  • Ravens' Rice suspended for 2 games

    Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice received a two-game suspension from the NFL on Thursday following his offseason arrest for domestic violence.
    Rice will miss the season opener against AFC North champion Cincinnati on Sept. 7 and the Sept. 11 game on Thursday night against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

    July 24, 2014

  • Jaguars won't part ways with Blackmon

    The Jacksonville Jaguars have no plans to part ways with troubled receiver Justin Blackmon.
    Owner Shad Khan made it clear Thursday that Blackmon will remain on the roster despite his latest arrest.

    July 24, 2014

  • Christian Voitik Missed chances, controversial call end Majors' season

    For the second time in a little over 24 hours, the Enid Majors had a lead in the Connie Mack South Plains Regional Tournament, and for the second time they couldn’t hold it.
    On Wednesday, it ended their season.

    July 23, 2014 2 Photos

  • Dave Ruthenberg..THE DEEP END.. Column: Tolerance mob lashes out at Tony Dungy

    The Michael Sam lynch mob has former NFL head coach Tony Dungy in its cross hairs.

    July 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • Minors fall in Alva

    The Enid Minors became the first of the South Plains Regional’s two co-hosts to be eliminated, spoiling a 5-0 lead to fall 9-7 to Texas Stix Black Wednesday in an elimination game in Alva.

    July 23, 2014

  • Connie Mack scoreboard

    July 23, 2014

  • EHS volleyball breaks camp on positive note

    Enid High School’s volleyball team, which graduated five starters from last season’s 24-11 team, accomplished its main goal at a camp in Branson, Mo., last week.

    July 23, 2014

  • Radio-TV for 7-24-14

    July 23, 2014

  • David Clyde Ex-MLBer goes from pitching phenom to Connie Mack coach

    David Clyde was a picture of contentment after his Houston Miracles shut out the Texas Stix Black of the Dallas area 4-0 in the first round of the Connie Mack South Plains Regional Tuesday at David Allen Memorial Ballpark.

    July 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • Majors fall Majors stumble late, fall to regional losers' bracket

    Cherry Creek, Colo., broke out for six runs in the top of the seventh for a 7-3 come-from-behind victory over the Enid Majors in the first round of the Connie Mack South Plains Regional Tuesday at David Allen Memorial Ballpark.

    July 22, 2014 1 Photo

Click here for NASCAR headlines
Sports Photos


Enid News & Eagle sports photos from the month of February 2014. Enjoy all the ENE photos with full access at http://enidnews.smugmug.com.