Oklahoma City 99, Charlotte 81

Boxscore | Recap
Tuesday, December 21, 2010 7:00 PM
Location - Time Warner Cable Arena, Charlotte, North Carolina
Officials - # Kane Fitzgerald, #51 Leroy Richardson, #9 Derrick Stafford
Attendance - 16876

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Oklahoma City 21 24 23 31 99
Charlotte 23 17 29 12 81

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Oklahoma City 20-9 10-5 10-4 W1
Charlotte 9-19 6-7 3-12 L4

Recap

Kevin Durant scored 32 points and Russell Westbrook added 15 as the Oklahoma City Thunder dominated the fourth quarter en route to a 99-81 victory over the host Charlotte Bobcats on Tuesday.

Jeff Green chipped in 12 points and Serge Ibaka had 10 and nine rebounds for the Thunder, who have won six of their last seven.

It looked like the Bobcats were going to make a game of it as they held a 69-68 lead going into the fourth quarter. But James Harden gave the Thunder the lead right away with a 3-pointer at the top of the frame.

That shot sparked a 23-3 burst over the first nine minutes of the period, giving the Thunder a 91-72 lead and putting away the game. Green scored nine points during the spurt, Westbrook tacked on five and Harden capped it with another 3-pointer before Oklahoma City emptied the bench.

Stephen Jackson scored 20 points and Boris Diaw added 13 for Charlotte, which played without injured second-leading scorer Gerald Wallace and has dropped four in a row.

Top Game Performances

Oklahoma City   Charlotte
Kevin Durant 32 Scoring Stephen Jackson 20
Jeff Green 5 Assists Boris Diaw 8
Nick Collison 10 Rebounds Boris Diaw 7
Kevin Durant 14 Free Throws Made Stephen Jackson 6
Nick Collison 3 Steals Derrick Brown 2
Serge Ibaka 2 Blocks Nazr Mohammed 4

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Oklahoma City 99 43.7 7-16 30-36 17 44 3 9 14
Charlotte 81 40.0 4-14 17-26 18 32 10 6 15

Upcoming Games

  • Charlotte will play their next game at home against Detroit. The Bobcats have a W/L % of .111 after a win and .421 after a loss.
  • Oklahoma City will play their next game on the road against New York . The Thunder have a W/L % of .579 after a win and .900 after a loss.
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