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National Basketball Association
Oklahoma City 100, Atlanta 92
When: 7:30 PM ET, Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Where: Philips Arena, Atlanta, Georgia
Officials: #47 Bennie Adams, #49 Tom Washington, #60 James Williams
Attendance: 16284

Thunder 100, Hawks 92: Kevin Durant scored a season-high 41 points to go with 13 rebounds and Russell Westbrook added 27 points and 11 assists as visiting Oklahoma City held on to extend the NBA's longest active win streak to 12 games.

Serge Ibaka grabbed a game-high 14 rebounds to go with four points for the Thunder, who have won 20 of 22. The win streak is the club's longest since moving to Oklahoma City and the longest for the franchise since the Seattle SuperSonics took 14 straight in 1996.

Jeff Teague kept Atlanta in it with 19 points and nine assists and Josh Smith collected 17 points and 12 rebounds for the Hawks, who lost for just the fourth time in 15 games.

The Thunder led by as many as 17 in the first half and held a 55-41 halftime advantage. Oklahoma City got it back to 17 at 71-54 with 3:12 left in the third quarter before the Hawks used a 15-2 run to get back within four.

Durant made sure Atlanta didn't get any closer by scoring 18 in the fourth quarter, including 13 straight Oklahoma City points. Westbrook scored 21 of his 27 points in the first half.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Oklahoma City improved to 11-1 when Westbrook and Durant each top 20 points. … Atlanta lost the second of back-to-back games for the first time this season, dropping to 4-1 in that situation. … The season series is tied at a game apiece with each team winning on the opponent's floor.

Top Game Performances
Oklahoma City   Atlanta
Kevin Durant 41 Scoring Jeff Teague 19
Russell Westbrook 11 Assists Jeff Teague 9
Serge Ibaka 14 Rebounds Josh Smith 12
Kevin Durant 9 Free Throws Made Anthony Tolliver 4
Nick Collison 2 Steals Kyle Korver 4
Serge Ibaka 3 Blocks Kyle Korver 3
Team Stats Summary
Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Oklahoma City 100 42.9 9-25 19-20 20 52 12 8 16
Atlanta 92 38.3 9-24 11-17 21 44 6 11 11
Upcoming Games
  • Atlanta will play their next game on the road against Philadelphia. The Hawks have a W/L % of .000 after a win and .000 after a loss.
  • Oklahoma City will play their next game on the road against Minnesota. The Thunder have a W/L % of .000 after a win and .000 after a loss.