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By Brian Mahoney, Associated Press
BROOKLYN—Kevin Durant scored 32 points, Russell Westbrook had 25 points and nine assists, and the Oklahoma City Thunder held off the Brooklyn Nets 117-111 on Tuesday night for their sixth straight victory.
Serge Ibaka added 18 points and Thabo Sefolosha 14 for the Thunder, who revved up the NBA's No. 1 offense to surpass 100 points in a 10th straight game for the first time in 15 years. They beat the Nets for the seventh consecutive time, but had to work much harder for this win than they have lately.
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By Jake Appleman, for NBA.com
TURNING POINT: With 1:52 remaining, Kris Humphries (12 points, 12 rebounds) pinned a Durant floater against the backboard and was called for goal-tending. The Nets and the crowd were shocked at the call, but after an official review, the play was upheld, giving the Thunder a 110-106 lead. The Nets did not score again until the outcome had all but been decided.
INSIDE THE ARENA: Due to a scoreboard malfunction, Thabo Sefolosha's surname was written as "Sedohosha" during the first quarter. Other surname malfunctions continued throughout the game. At one point, the Nets purportedly had a player whose last name was Pooks.
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Deron Williams (33 points, 4 rebounds, 7 assists) became the first Nets player to top 30 poins this season, shooting 5-of-9 from three and 10-of-20 overall...Andray Blatche, starting again in place of Brook Lopez (sprained right foot), posted 19 points and 11 rebounds, good for his second double-double of the season...Forward Mirza Teletovic hit two three-pointers (six attempts), scoring a career-high eight points.
The Nets scored a season-high 38 points in the third quarter, led by Gerald Wallace, who hit four threes in the period...Oklahoma City set opponent season-highs for points (117), field-goal percentage (.606), free throws (30) and free-throw percentage (.882)...This defeat marked the Nets' second home loss in nine games.
|G · Deron Williams||G · Joe Johnson||F · Gerald Wallace||F · Kris Humphries||C · Andray Blatche|
Brook Lopez (sprained right foot) is OUT.
Reggie Evans (flu) is OUT.
Oklahoma City Thunder
|G · Russell Westbrook||G · Thabo Sefolosha||F · Kevin Durant||F · Serge Ibaka||C · Kendrick Perkins|
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33 PTS, 4 REB, 7 AST
10-20 FGs, 5-9 3Ps, 8-10 FTs
|"A loss is a loss to us. We're not the Nets of the past few years. No moral victories. We're trying to win games. Friday, that's our approach: get a win. We can't go on losing streaks. That's not what this year's about."|