National Basketball Association
Oklahoma City 100, Atlanta 92
When: 7:30 PM ET, Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Where: Philips Arena, Atlanta, Georgia
#47 Bennie Adams, #49 Tom Washington, #60 James Williams
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
Kevin Durant 41
Jeff Teague 19
Russell Westbrook 11
Jeff Teague 9
Serge Ibaka 14
Josh Smith 12
Kevin Durant 9
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Anthony Tolliver 4
Nick Collison 2
Kyle Korver 4
Serge Ibaka 3
Kyle Korver 3
Team Stats Summary
Atlanta will play their next game on the road against Philadelphia. The Hawks have a W/L % of .600 after a win and .750 after a loss.
Oklahoma City will play their next game on the road against Minnesota. The Thunder have a W/L % of .810 after a win and 1.000 after a loss.