Oklahoma City 122, Charlotte 95

Boxscore | Recap
Saturday, March 10, 2012 8:00 PM
Location - Chesapeake Energy Arena, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Officials - #70 Brent Barnaky, #13 Monty McCutchen, #65 Sean Wright
Attendance - 18203

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Charlotte 25 15 30 25 95
Oklahoma City 28 30 33 31 122

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Charlotte 5-34 3-15 2-19 L3
Oklahoma City 32-9 18-2 14-7 W1

Recap


THUNDER 122, BOBCATS 95: James Harden scored a career-best 33 points in a reserve role as Oklahoma City steamrolled visiting Charlotte.

Harden, considered the odds-on favorite to win the NBA's Sixth Man of the Year award, strengthened his case with a sensational showing in the Thunder's 10th win in the last 12 games. He connected on 11 of 16 shots while knocking down four 3-pointers.

Kevin Durant added 26 points and Russell Westbrook 23 for Oklahoma City (32-9), which improved to 18-2 at home.

D.J. Augustin led the way with 22 points for the Bobcats (5-34), who have just two victories in 21 games away from Charlotte.

Following a competitive opening quarter that saw the Thunder escape with a three-point lead, Oklahoma City broke the game open with a dominant second frame.

Harden scored the Thunder's first seven points of the quarter – highlighted by back-to-back 3-pointers – and added six more as Oklahoma City enjoyed a 58-40 advantage at the break.

The Bobcats wouldn't challenge the rest of the way as they allowed the Thunder to shoot a season-best 63 percent from the field.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Charlotte shot 7 for 14 from long range while the Thunder made 10 of 23 shots from beyond the arc. ... Durant has scored 20 or more points in 14 straight games. ... Oklahoma City outscored Charlotte 56-32 in the paint.

Top Game Performances

Charlotte   Oklahoma City
D.J. Augustin 22 Scoring James Harden 33
D.J. Augustin 7 Assists Reggie Jackson 7
Bismack Biyombo 8 Rebounds Kevin Durant 7
Corey Maggette 7 Free Throws Made Kevin Durant 8
Gerald Henderson 2 Steals Nazr Mohammed 2
Bismack Biyombo 1 Blocks Serge Ibaka 3

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Charlotte 95 40.9 7-14 16-19 24 37 2 8 11
Oklahoma City 122 63.0 10-23 20-26 27 39 13 8 14

Upcoming Games

  • Oklahoma City will play their next game at home against Houston. The Thunder have a W/L % of .750 after a win and .889 after a loss.
  • Charlotte will play their next game on the road against New Orleans . The Bobcats have a W/L % of .000 after a win and .147 after a loss.
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