New Orleans 91, Oklahoma City 101

Boxscore | Recap
Wednesday, January 25, 2012 8:00 PM
Location - Chesapeake Energy Arena, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Officials - #75 Eric Dalen, #73 Ed Malloy, #65 Sean Wright
Attendance - 18203

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
New Orleans 22 29 20 20 91
Oklahoma City 30 30 18 23 101

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
New Orleans 3-15 1-9 2-6 L9
Oklahoma City 15-3 8-1 7-2 W3

Recap


Kevin Durant scored a game-high 25 points as the Oklahoma City Thunder held off the visiting New Orleans Hornets 101-91 Wednesday night.

While it wasn't a defensive gem like the Thunder's previous two games, Oklahoma City still became the first Western Conference team to reach the 15-win plateau.

James Harden had 18 points in a reserve role while Serge Ibaka and Russell Westbrook added 14 apiece.

Jarrett Jack paced the Hornets with 20 points. New Orleans failed to take advantage of 21 Thunder turnovers and shot just 1 for 7 from beyond the arc.

Durant, Ibaka and Harden combined for 42 of Oklahoma City's 60 first-half points as the Thunder built a nine-point advantage at the break. The Hornets trimmed the deficit to as low as five but couldn't jump ahead as Oklahoma City entered the fourth up 78-71.

New Orleans closed to within two on a pair of Carl Landry free throws with 9:07 remaining, but the Thunder countered with a 16-8 run capped by six straight points from Westbrook. Durant followed with back-to-back baskets to put the game away.

Top Game Performances

New Orleans   Oklahoma City
Jarrett Jack 20 Scoring Kevin Durant 25
Jarrett Jack 5 Assists James Harden 6
Emeka Okafor 8 Rebounds Kevin Durant 7
Carl Landry 11 Free Throws Made James Harden 9
Al-Farouq Aminu 3 Steals Russell Westbrook 3
Trevor Ariza 2 Blocks Kevin Durant 3

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
New Orleans 91 46.7 1-7 20-21 16 32 8 11 17
Oklahoma City 101 53.1 5-13 28-33 21 31 8 10 21

Upcoming Games

  • Oklahoma City will play their next game on the road against Golden State. The Thunder have a W/L % of .867 after a win and .667 after a loss.
  • New Orleans will play their next game at home against Orlando. The Hornets have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .071 after a loss.
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