National Basketball Association
BOXSCORE | RECAP
Oklahoma City 100, New Orleans 79
When: 8:00 PM ET, Saturday, December 1, 2012
Where: New Orleans Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana
Officials: #33 Sean Corbin, #17 Joe Crawford, #68 Marat Kogut
Attendance: 14547

Thunder 100, Hornets 79:
Kevin Durant collected 20 points and eight rebounds while Russell Westbrook added 18 points and 10 assists as visiting Oklahoma City cruised past New Orleans.

Kevin Martin scored 19 points and Nick Collison chipped in 12 for Oklahoma City, which shot 50.6 percent from the floor in its fifth straight victory

Ryan Anderson recorded 21 points and 10 rebounds, Robin Lopez scored 12 points and Roger Mason had 11 for New Orleans, which has dropped back-to-back games and nine of its last 10.

Durant scored 13 points in the first half to help the Thunder take a 54-44 lead into the locker room. Oklahoma City really took control in the third quarter, when it closed the period with a 17-2 burst highlighted by Westbrook’s 3-pointer at the buzzer.

The Thunder entered the fourth with an 84-57 lead and gave Durant and Westbrook the final frame off as the reserves closed it out.

GAME NOTEBOOK:
Oklahoma City improved to 5-0 on the second night of back-to-back sets. … The Hornets fell to 1-6 since Anthony Davis went down with an ankle injury. … New Orleans shot 37 percent from the floor, including 25 percent (6-of-24) from 3-point range.
Top Game Performances
 
Oklahoma City   New Orleans
Kevin Durant 20 Scoring Ryan Anderson 21
Russell Westbrook 10 Assists Greivis Vasquez 7
Kevin Durant 8 Rebounds Ryan Anderson 10
Kevin Martin 6 Free Throws Made Ryan Anderson 6
Nick Collison 3 Steals Xavier Henry 2
Hasheem Thabeet 3 Blocks Jason Smith 2
Team Stats Summary
 
Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Oklahoma City 100 50.6 7-16 13-17 21 45 12 10 14
New Orleans 79 37.0 6-24 13-18 18 43 5 7 17
Upcoming Games
  • New Orleans will play their next game at home against Milwaukee. The Hornets have a W/L % of .200 after a win and .300 after a loss.
  • Oklahoma City will play their next game on the road against Brooklyn. The Thunder have a W/L % of .714 after a win and 1.000 after a loss.