Kevin Durant had 29 points and 10 rebounds and the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the New Orleans Hornets 95-85 on Wednesday night.
Durant hit 11 of his last 14 shots after missing his first
three. He took over in the third quarter, scoring 11 points in the
first eight minutes as the Thunder extended a two-point halftime
lead to 12 points. The Hornets pulled within four early in the
fourth, but never threatened after that.
Russell Westbrook had 22 points and seven assists, and James
Harden added 14 points for Oklahoma City, which won its fifth in a
Chris Kaman and Carl Landry had 17 points for New Orleans, which
lost for the seventh time in eight games. The Hornets outscored the
Thunder 42-32 in the paint but connected on only 1 of 16
3-pointers, missing their last 12.