New Orleans 85, Oklahoma City 95

Boxscore | Recap
Wednesday, January 11, 2012 8:00 PM
Location - New Orleans Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana
Officials - #60 David Guthrie, #13 Monty McCutchen, #50 Olandis Poole
Attendance - 13565

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Oklahoma City 22 27 24 22 95
New Orleans 27 21 22 15 85

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Oklahoma City 10-2 5-1 5-1 W5
New Orleans 3-7 1-4 2-3 L1

Recap


Kevin Durant scored 29 points and the Oklahoma City Thunder extended their winning streak to five games with a 95-85 victory over the host New Orleans Hornets on Wednesday night.
 
Oklahoma City (10-2) scored nine straight points early in the third quarter to break a 50-50 tie and send New Orleans (3-7) to its seventh loss in eight games.
 
Chris Kaman and Carl Landry each scored 17 points to pace the Hornets, who have yet to reach the 100-point mark this season. New Orleans was 1 of 16 on 3-pointers.
 
The Thunder's winning streak has come in a grueling stretch that has seen them play five games in six nights.

Durant was 11 of 17 from the field and added 10 rebounds and four blocked shots. Russell Westbrook scored 22 points and James Harden added 14.
 
Durant scored five points while Westbrook added four to give the Thunder a 59-50 lead in the third quarter. Oklahoma City maintained the lead throughout the second half. New Orleans cut the margin to six late in the game, but could get no closer.
 
Oklahoma City has won six of the last seven games against New Orleans.

Top Game Performances

Oklahoma City   New Orleans
Kevin Durant 29 Scoring Chris Kaman 17
Russell Westbrook 7 Assists Jarrett Jack 8
Kevin Durant 10 Rebounds Al-Farouq Aminu 9
James Harden 6 Free Throws Made Marco Belinelli 4
Russell Westbrook 3 Steals Al-Farouq Aminu 2
Kevin Durant 4 Blocks Chris Kaman 2

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Oklahoma City 95 47.9 7-20 18-26 19 36 10 6 12
New Orleans 85 45.0 1-16 12-17 20 42 5 4 15

Upcoming Games

  • New Orleans will play their next game at home against Minnesota. The Hornets have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .167 after a loss.
  • Oklahoma City will play their next game at home against New York. The Thunder have a W/L % of .900 after a win and .500 after a loss.
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