Cha 25 30 26 18 99
Okc 31 30 24 31 116
Date of game: 3/2/2014

Recap: Oklahoma City vs. Charlotte

Oklahoma City, OK (SportsNetwork.com) - Kevin Durant had 28 points, six rebounds and five assists and the Oklahoma City Thunder defeated the Charlotte Bobcats, 116-99, on Sunday night.

Durant was just 8-of-24 from the field and missed all six of his 3-point attempts, but sunk all 12 of his foul shots.

Russell Westbrook tallied 26 points and five assists, while Serge Ibaka provided 15 points and 10 rebounds for the Thunder, who dropped their first three games since Westbrook returned before winning two straight.

"He really controlled everything we were doing out there. He's in a good place right now," Thunder head coach Scott Brooks said of Westbrook.

OKC has beaten Charlotte seven consecutive times.

Al Jefferson had 25 points and seven rebounds and Anthony Tolliver supplied 17 points for Charlotte, which has dropped two in a reel on the heels of a four- game winning streak.

"We just made too many mistakes in the fourth quarter, turned the ball over (seven times) they really picked up the defensive pressure," Jefferson said.

OKC was up 86-84 with 9:50 left before extending its margin following an elongated 21-8 run. Reggie Jackson netted eight points during the burst, which was capped on a Westbrook triple for a 107-92 cushion with 3:41 remaining.

The Thunder led by as many as 20 down the stretch before coasting to the easy win.

Earlier, OKC led 31-25 after a quarter of play, 61-55 at the break and 85-81 heading into the fourth.

Game Notes

Oklahoma City recorded 25 points off 18 Charlotte turnovers ... The Thunder outrebounded the Bobcats 44-29 and held a 50-32 points in the paint edge ... Jackson finished with 17 points.

Late FG only points in Illinois State spring game

Defense dominated in the Illinois State spring football game before Sean Slattery's late 31-yard field goal lifted the Red team to a 3-0 win over the White on Saturday.

NASCAR News
Rain postpones Sprint Cup race at Richmond to Sunday

Persistent rain at Richmond International Raceway forced NASCAR officials to postpone Saturday night's Toyota Owners 400.

Dodgers place Puig and Peralta on DL

The Los Angeles Dodgers placed All-Star outfielder Yasiel Puig and right-handed reliever Joel Peralta on the 15-day disabled list on Sunday.

Price, Rinne, Dubnyk named Vezina finalists

Carey Price of the Montreal Canadiens, Pekka Rinne from the Nashville Predators and Minnesota's Devan Dubnyk have been named finalists for the Vezina Trophy as the NHL's top goaltender.

Stay Connected with WDEF News 12
 
Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.
Mobile advertising for this site is available on Local Ad Buy.