Kevin Durant scored 37 points, Russell Westbrook had 30, and the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Philadelphia 76ers 116-109 in overtime Saturday...
PHILADELPHIA — Kevin Durant scored 37 points, Russell Westbrook had 30, and the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Philadelphia 76ers 116-109 in overtime Saturday night.
Serge Ibaka scored 18 points for the defending Western Conference champions, who’ve won nine of 11 to go to 10-4.
The Thunder missed their last seven shots in regulation, but got three-pointers from four different players in OT.
“We weren’t making shots at the end, but I like the fact guys continued to stick with each other and trust each other,” Thunder coach Scott Brooks said. “Trust isn’t a word we throw around loosely. You’re not always going to make shots, but if a guy is open, you have to trust he’ll make the next one.”
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Thad Young had a season-high 29 points and career-high 15 rebounds, and Evan Turner scored 26 points for Philadelphia, which has lost two in a row after winning three straight.
Meanwhile, Andrew Bynum’s debut with the 76ers is on hold again.
General manager Tony DiLeo said that Bynum is out indefinitely and there’s no timetable set for his first game. The All-Star center was acquired from the Los Angeles Lakers in a four-team trade before the season.
• Ray Allen took a pass from LeBron James and made a three-pointer with 18.2 seconds left, and Miami rallied from a seven-point deficit in the final 1:52 to beat the visiting Cleveland Cavaliers 110-108.
James finished with 30 points for the Heat, which remained perfect at home.
• Jeff Teague had 19 points and 11 assists, Zaza Pachulia had 19 points and 12 rebounds, and the Atlanta Hawks won their fifth straight game with a 104-93 victory over the visiting Los Angeles Clippers.
Blake Griffin scored 22 points and Chris Paul had 19 for the Clippers.
Los Angeles has lost a season-high three consecutive games after winning six in a row.
• Former WSU standout Klay Thompson scored a season-high 24 points, Stephen Curry had 20 points and six assists, and Golden State beat visiting Minnesota 96-85. Kevin Love had 15 points and 15 rebounds for Minnesota, his third straight double-double since returning from a broken right hand.
• Metta World Peace made three early three-pointers to spark a Los Angeles barrage from long range, and the Lakers scored 36 points before Kobe Bryant took his first shot in a 115-89 blowout of host Dallas.
Bryant, the league’s leading scorer, finished with 19.
• Byron Mullens scored 27 points, Ramon Sessions had 20 and Ben Gordon had 19 as Charlotte earned its seventh win of the season and kept host Washington winless with a 108-106 double-overtime victory.
Last season, the Bobcats went 7-59 in the lockout-shortened season, the lowest winning percentage in NBA history, but have already equaled that victory total in their 12th game.
Former Seattle Prep star Martell Webster had 21 points for Washington and Nene scored 19.