New Orleans 88, Oklahoma City 92

Boxscore | Recap
Wednesday, December 12, 2012 8:00 PM
Location - Chesapeake Energy Arena, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Officials - #70 Brent Barnaky, #19 James Capers, #35 Kane Fitzgerald
Attendance - 18203

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
New Orleans 19 25 18 26 88
Oklahoma City 17 19 22 34 92

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
New Orleans 5-16 3-9 2-7 L5
Oklahoma City 18-4 12-2 6-2 W9

Recap


Thunder 92, Hornets 88:
Kevin Durant scored 25 of his 35 points in the second half as host Oklahoma City rallied from a double-digit deficit to stretch its winning streak to nine games.

Kevin Martin added 17 points and Russell Westbrook had 14 points and nine assists as the Thunder recovered from an 11-point, third-quarter deficit and survived a late-game scare.

Brian Roberts scored 16 points and Ryan Anderson added 14 for New Orleans, which lost its fifth straight contest. The Hornets were down two when Greivis Vasquez missed a go-ahead 3-point attempt with three seconds left before Oklahoma City’s Thabo Sefolosha hit two free throws with under a second left to sew up the victory.

The Hornets led 44-36 at halftime and boosted the lead to 11 on a basket by Austin Rivers with seven minutes left in the third quarter. The Thunder outscored New Orleans 16-2 over the ensuing 10-plus minutes to take a 67-64 lead with 8:56 remaining in the game.

Oklahoma City had an 86-80 edge after Nick Collison’s basket with 2:05 left. A 3-pointer by Roberts made it a one-point game with nine seconds left before the Thunder held on.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Oklahoma City’s streak of 12 consecutive 100-point games was snapped. … Rivers with 12 points and Anthony Davis with 11 also scored in double figures for New Orleans. … Westbrook attempted just three second-half shots – making two – after going 2-for-11 in the first half.

Top Game Performances

New Orleans   Oklahoma City
Brian Roberts 16 Scoring Kevin Durant 35
Ryan Anderson 5 Assists Russell Westbrook 9
Robin Lopez 8 Rebounds Kevin Durant 9
Anthony Davis 5 Free Throws Made Kevin Durant 12
Brian Roberts 2 Steals Eric Maynor 3
Robin Lopez 4 Blocks Serge Ibaka 3

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
New Orleans 88 39.8 9-22 13-16 20 43 7 7 10
Oklahoma City 92 43.7 5-15 25-32 19 43 8 9 11

Upcoming Games

  • Oklahoma City will play their next game at home against Sacramento. The Thunder have a W/L % of .778 after a win and 1.000 after a loss.
  • New Orleans will play their next game at home against Minnesota. The Hornets have a W/L % of .167 after a win and .267 after a loss.