New Orleans 93, Oklahoma City 104

Boxscore | Recap
Wednesday, February 2, 2011 8:00 PM
Location - Ford Center, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Officials - #19 James Capers, #35 Kane Fitzgerald, #52 Pat Fraher
Attendance - 17849

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
New Orleans 25 30 17 21 93
Oklahoma City 29 20 32 23 104

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
New Orleans 32-19 20-5 12-14 L1
Oklahoma City 31-17 18-7 13-10 W1

Recap

Kevin Durant scored 43 points on just 19 shots and added 10 rebounds to lead the host Oklahoma City Thunder to a 104-93 victory over the New Orleans Hornets on Wednesday.

Durant was 14-of-19 from the field, including 5-of-7 3-pointers, and 10-of-11 from the line for his fifth 40-point game of the season. Three of those have come in his last four outings.

The Hornets made it in safely to Oklahoma City late Tuesday night despite a wintry storm that paralyzed much of the Midwest on Tuesday. They showed no effects of any travel issues, opening a 55-49 halftime lead.

But the Thunder turned things around with a big third quarter. Durant scored 13 points, including the last six to give Oklahoma City an 81-72 lead.

The Thunder also corraled Chris Paul, limiting the All-Star guard to one basket in the second half. Paul finished with 15 points and five assists, returning after being helped off the floor with a twisted ankle in the first quarter.

Jeff Green had 12 points and Serge Ibaka had 12 rebounds for Oklahoma City (31-17), which made a season-high 10 3-pointers to overcome a subpar performance by Russell Westbrook, who scored just 10 points.

David West had 20 points and 15 rebounds for New Orleans (32-19), which lost forward Trevor Ariza to an ankle injury in the third period.


 

Top Game Performances

New Orleans   Oklahoma City
David West 20 Scoring Kevin Durant 43
Chris Paul 5 Assists Russell Westbrook 8
David West 15 Rebounds Serge Ibaka 12
Chris Paul 4 Free Throws Made Kevin Durant 10
Chris Paul 2 Steals Kevin Durant 1
David Andersen 1 Blocks Serge Ibaka 6

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
New Orleans 93 44.6 3-12 16-21 18 32 3 8 7
Oklahoma City 104 52.9 10-24 22-30 22 44 10 3 14

Upcoming Games

  • Oklahoma City will play their next game on the road against Phoenix. The Thunder have a W/L % of .533 after a win and .833 after a loss.
  • New Orleans will play their next game at home against L.A. Lakers. The Hornets have a W/L % of .688 after a win and .526 after a loss.
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