OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Kevin Durant scored 25 points to lead the
Oklahoma City Thunder to their 10th win in 11 games, 101-91 over
the New Orleans Hornets on Wednesday night.
The Thunder improved to 15-3, the best record in the Western
Conference, despite an off night from guard Russell Westbrook and
Oklahoma City led throughout, including by as many as 14 in the
first half. The Hornets pulled to 83-81 with 9:07 left in the game,
but Westbrook hit back-to-back shots and the Hornets never got
closer than four the rest of the way.
Westbrook started 1 for 10 with four turnovers. He finished 4 of
14 for 14 points.
Jarrett Jack scored 20 points to lead New Orleans. Gustavo Ayon,
who came in averaging just 3.2 points, added 16 and Carl Landry 15
for the Hornets.