Oklahoma City 109, Milwaukee 99

Date - Saturday, March 30, 2013 8:30 PM
Location - BMO Harris Bradley Center, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Officials - #74 Curtis Blair, #45 Brian Forte, #36 David Jones
Attendance - 17578

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Oklahoma City 32 24 27 26 109
Milwaukee 28 18 37 16 99

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Oklahoma City 54-20 32-5 22-15 W1
Milwaukee 35-37 19-18 16-19 L1

Recap

Thunder 109, Bucks 99: Russell Westbrook recorded his sixth career triple-double and Kevin Durant poured in 30 points as visiting Oklahoma City held off a second-half rally from Milwaukee.

Westbrook collected 23 points, 13 rebounds and 10 assists for his first triple-double since Jan. 28, 2011, against Washington. Serge Ibaka added 16 points and eight blocks and Kevin Martin scored 17 off the bench for the Thunder, who rebounded after a stunning loss at Minnesota on Friday and moved within two games of idle San Antonio for the top spot in the Western Conference. 

Ersan Ilyasova led Milwaukee with 29 points and 14 rebounds and Ekpe Udoh (14 points, 11 rebounds) and Larry Sanders (12 points, 10 rebounds) also recorded double-doubles for the Bucks, whose magic number to clinch a playoff spot remained at four when Philadelphia beat Charlotte. Milwaukee has lost five of its last six.

The Thunder led 56-46 at halftime after holding the Bucks to 32 percent shooting, but Milwaukee heated up for 37 points in the third quarter on 13-of-21 shooting to forge a tie at 83 going to the final period.

Milwaukee led 92-87 after a Marquis Daniels jumper with 8:38 left, but a pair of Nick Collison dunks bookended a 12-0 Thunder run as Oklahoma City regained control. 

GAME NOTEBOOK: Durant has scored 20 or more points in 12 consecutive games. … Ilyasova recorded his sixth double-double in the last seven games. He has scored 20 or more points in five of the last seven contests and eight of his last 12. … Udoh's double-double is the first of his career.

Top Game Performances

Oklahoma City   Milwaukee
Kevin Durant 30 Scoring Ersan Ilyasova 29
Russell Westbrook 10 Assists Monta Ellis 7
Russell Westbrook 13 Rebounds Ersan Ilyasova 14
Russell Westbrook 10 Free Throws Made Ekpe Udoh 6
Russell Westbrook 3 Steals Marquis Daniels 3
Serge Ibaka 8 Blocks Ekpe Udoh 2

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Oklahoma City 109 53.3 4-16 25-32 24 48 12 7 13
Milwaukee 99 37.8 12-29 13-15 24 45 2 7 9

Upcoming Games

  • Milwaukee will play their next game at home against Charlotte. The Bucks have a W/L % of .457 after a win and .514 after a loss.
  • Oklahoma City will play their next game at home against San Antonio. The Thunder have a W/L % of .704 after a win and .800 after a loss.