National Basketball Association
Oklahoma City 104, Toronto 92
When: 1:00 PM ET, Sunday, January 6, 2013
Thunder 104, Raptors 92:
Where: Air Canada Centre, Toronto, Ontario
#19 James Capers, #73 Tre Maddox, #59 Gary Zielinski
Russell Westbrook scored 23 points and Kevin Durant added 22 to lead five players in double figures as visiting Oklahoma City pulled away in the second half.
Serge Ibaka had 19 points and eight rebounds and reserves Kevin Martin and Nick Collison scored 16 and 10 points, respectively, as Oklahoma City handed Toronto its second straight home loss following a five-game winning streak at Air Canada Centre.
Alan Anderson came off the bench to score a career-high 27 points and Amir Johnson added 19 and nine rebounds in his first start of the season for the Raptors, who lost for only the third time in 11 games. Jose Calderon had a double-double with 10 points and 11 assists.
The Thunder took control near the midway point of the third quarter. Ibaka and Westbrook scored four points each to spark a 9-0 run that built the lead to double digits. Oklahoma City limited Toronto to one field goal in 5 1/2 minutes during a 16-2 spurt and carried a 78-67 edge into the fourth.
Toronto's bench had sparked its second-quarter comeback. Anderson hit his first six shots and scored 19 points in the quarter, including a personal 9-1 run that gave the Raptors their first lead with just over 5 1/2 minutes to play in the half. A 3-pointer by Thabo Sefolosha sent the Thunder into the break with a 52-50 edge.GAME NOTEBOOK:
Anderson and Johnson missed only one shot between them in the first half and helped Toronto shoot 59.1 percent (13-of-22) in the second quarter, but the Raptors were just 5-of-16 (31.3 percent) in the decisive third quarter. ... Durant (6-for-11) matched his second-fewest shot attempts of the season. He had 15 points on 4-of-11 shooting in a 108-88 win over the Raptors on Nov. 6. ... Johnson started at center in place of Aaron Gray, who was sidelined with the flu. Teammate Linus Kleiza sat out his fourth straight game due to a sore right knee.
Top Game Performances
Russell Westbrook 23
Alan Anderson 27
Kevin Durant 7
Jose Calderon 11
Nick Collison 8
Amir Johnson 9
Kevin Durant 8
||Free Throws Made
Quincy Acy 4
Russell Westbrook 3
Jose Calderon 2
Serge Ibaka 2
Amir Johnson 3
Team Stats Summary
Toronto will play their next game at home against Philadelphia. The Raptors have a W/L % of .462 after a win and .286 after a loss.
Oklahoma City will play their next game on the road against Washington. The Thunder have a W/L % of .769 after a win and .857 after a loss.