National Basketball Association
BOXSCORE | RECAP
Oklahoma City 104, Indiana 93
When: 7:00 PM ET, Sunday, December 9, 2012
Where: Chesapeake Energy Arena, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Officials: #54 Nick Buchert, #16 David Guthrie, #41 Ken Mauer
Attendance: 18203

Thunder 104, Pacers 93: Kevin Durant scored 10 of his 27 points in the fourth quarter to help host Oklahoma City pull away for its eighth consecutive victory.

Kevin Martin scored 24 points off the bench and Russell Westbrook added 21 points, seven rebounds and six assists to give the streaking Thunder their 11th win in 12 games.

David West had 21 points and nine rebounds to pace Indiana, which managed only two free throws after Paul George's 3-pointer pulled the Pacers within 94-91 with 5:26 to play.

Oklahoma City responded with an 8-0 spurt, capped by back-to-back baskets from Westbrook, to extend the lead to 102-91 with 2:58 to play. The Thunder reached 100 points for the 12th consecutive game and handed Indiana its second straight loss.

Martin scored 22 points to stake Oklahoma City to a 57-56 halftime edge. The Pacers forged ahead by four with seven minutes left in the third period, but Serge Ibaka scored six points in a 10-0 spurt and the Thunder closed the quarter with a 19-5 run to take an 84-74 lead.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Durant was 4-for-6 from the floor in the final quarter after connecting on only 5 of 18 through the first three periods. ... George had 17 points and George Hill added 15 as all five starters scored in double figures for the second straight game for Indiana, which surrendered 100 points for only the fifth time this season. ... Oklahoma City, the league's best free-throw shooting team, had a substantial margin at the stripe by converting 25 of 30 while the Pacers were 11 of 13.
Top Game Performances
 
Indiana   Oklahoma City
David West 21 Scoring Kevin Durant 27
Paul George 3 Assists Russell Westbrook 6
David West 9 Rebounds Serge Ibaka 9
Paul George 4 Free Throws Made Kevin Durant 8
Paul George 2 Steals Russell Westbrook 2
Roy Hibbert 2 Blocks Serge Ibaka 2
Team Stats Summary
 
Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Indiana 93 46.3 6-17 11-13 13 34 4 4 7
Oklahoma City 104 48.7 5-19 25-30 16 40 5 4 10
Upcoming Games
  • Oklahoma City will play their next game at home against New Orleans. The Thunder have a W/L % of .765 after a win and 1.000 after a loss.
  • Indiana will play their next game at home against Cleveland. The Pacers have a W/L % of .300 after a win and .636 after a loss.