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NBA Game Summary - Oklahoma City at Charlotte



(Friday, December 27th)

Final Score: Oklahoma City 89, Charlotte 85

Charlotte, NC (SportsNetwork.com) - With the Oklahoma City Thunder announcing point guard Russell Westbrook will be out until after the All-Star break due to an arthroscopic procedure performed on his surgically repaired right knee, Kevin Durant willed his team to a victory on Friday night.

Durant scored 14 of his game-high 34 points in the fourth quarter to lead the Thunder to an 89-85 win over the Charlotte Bobcats from Time Warner Cable Arena.

Serge Ibaka and Thabo Sefolosha each scored 12 points, while Reggie Jackson and Jeremy Lamb chipped in with 10 apiece for the Thunder, winners in 11 of their past 12 contests.

Kemba Walker paced Charlotte with 18 points on just 6-of-17 shooting and Al Jefferson added a double-double with 16 points and 11 rebounds in the loss.

"We did a good job, sticking to what we do, playing defense, getting stops, keeping our composure," said Sefolosha.

Ben Gordon tied the game at 62 to start the fourth, but Oklahoma City responded with a 9-2 push after a Derek Fisher 3 with 8:26 to go.

Charlotte crept to within two after a McRoberts 3 with 5 1/2 minutes left, but Durant hit back-to-back treys to extend the advantage to 82-76.

Durant followed his 3-point barrage with a jumper and a layup as he personally went on a 10-4 push to give the Thunder an 86-78 lead with 1:33 remaining in the contest.

The Bobcats, however, didn't go away without a fight. Walker scored four straight late in the quarter to help the hosts pull within one, 86-85, and Jackson followed with 1-of-2 from the charity stripe to make it a two-point game with 10.7 seconds left.

Coming out of a timeout, Walker drove and kicked it over to McRoberts on the wing, who missed a 3-pointer with 3.9 seconds left and Sefolosha hit two clutch free throws to wrap it up for the visitors.

Oklahoma City was held below 90 points for only the second time this season.

"I'm not really disappointed but I'm not happy with how we played," said Bobcats head coach Steve Clifford. "We made too many mistakes."

The Thunder took a 28-25 lead early in the second after a pair of free throws from Durant and Charlotte used an 11-2 run to take a 36-30 advantage.

Jefferson scored the final eight points of the burst to help Charlotte to the lead with just under four minutes to play in the first.

Oklahoma City, though, ended the final 3:35 of the first half on a 12-0 run to take a 42-36 lead into the break.

Game Notes

The Bobcats have lost six straight meetings to fall to 2-8 against the Thunder since the franchise relocated to Oklahoma City prior to the 2008-09 season ... Both of their victories have come at home with the most recent being a 100-92 win on March 17, 2010 ... Gerald Henderson scored 14 points in the loss ... OKC outrebounded Charlotte 48-43.

12/27 23:03:25 ET

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2013 - 2014 Eastern Conference Standings
 
Atlantic W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Toronto 48 34 .585 --- 26-15 22-19 32-20 L 1
x-Brooklyn 44 38 .537 4 28-13 16-25 26-26 L 2
New York 37 45 .451 11 19-22 18-23 26-26 W 4
Boston 25 57 .305 23 16-25 9-32 21-31 L 2
Philadelphia 19 63 .232 29 10-31 9-32 14-38 W 2
 
Central W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Indiana 56 26 .683 --- 35-6 21-20 38-14 W 2
x-Chicago 48 34 .585 8 27-14 21-20 35-17 L 1
Cleveland 33 49 .402 23 19-22 14-27 21-31 W 1
Detroit 29 53 .354 27 17-24 12-29 23-29 L 4
Milwaukee 15 67 .183 41 10-31 5-36 12-40 L 3
 
Southeast W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Miami 54 28 .659 --- 32-9 22-19 34-18 L 3
x-Washington 44 38 .537 10 22-19 22-19 33-19 W 4
x-Charlotte 43 39 .524 11 25-16 18-23 30-22 W 3
x-Atlanta 38 44 .463 16 24-17 14-27 28-24 W 1
Orlando 23 59 .280 31 19-22 4-37 17-35 L 4
 
x= clinched playoff berth
y= clinched division title
2013 - 2014 Western Conference Standings
 
Northwest W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Oklahoma City 59 23 .720 --- 34-7 25-16 36-16 W 1
x-Portland 54 28 .659 5 31-10 23-18 31-21 W 5
Minnesota 40 42 .488 19 24-17 16-25 23-29 L 3
Denver 36 46 .439 23 22-19 14-27 20-32 L 2
Utah 25 57 .305 34 16-25 9-32 13-39 W 1
 
Pacific W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-LA Clippers 57 25 .695 --- 34-7 23-18 36-16 L 1
x-Golden State 51 31 .622 6 27-14 24-17 31-21 W 2
Phoenix 48 34 .585 9 26-15 22-19 28-24 W 1
Sacramento 28 54 .341 29 17-24 11-30 15-37 L 1
LA Lakers 27 55 .329 30 14-27 13-28 15-37 W 2
 
Southwest W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-San Antonio 62 20 .756 --- 32-9 30-11 38-14 L 2
x-Houston 54 28 .659 8 33-8 21-20 31-21 L 1
x-Memphis 50 32 .610 12 27-14 23-18 29-23 W 5
x-Dallas 49 33 .598 13 26-15 23-18 29-23 L 1
New Orleans 34 48 .415 28 22-19 12-29 15-37 W 2
 
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y= clinched division title
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Scoreboard
Local
12th
NOR 1
DUR 1
 
3:30pm Today
MIA
CHA
6th
CLE 2
TOR 4
 
5th
DET 1
ANA 1
 
6th
NYM 2
ATL 3
 
7th
MIA 1
SEA 2
 
5th
PIT 1
MIL 0
 
4th
WAS 0
STL 1
 
5th
TAM 0
NYY 1
 
2nd
KAN 0
MIN 2
 
2nd
CHC 0
CIN 0
 
3:05pm Today
TEX
CWS
4:05pm Today
OAK
HOU
4:10pm Today
LOS
ARI
4:10pm Today
COL
PHI
4:10pm Today
SDP
SFG
7:05pm Tonight
BOS
BAL
3rd
SAN 61
DAL 65
 
3:30pm Today
MIA
CHA
7:00pm Tonight
CHI
WAS
9:30pm Tonight
HOU
POR
3rd
NYR 2
PHI 3
 
3:00pm Today
BOS
DET
7:00pm Tonight
MON
TAM
10:00pm Tonight
SJS
LOS
12th
NOR 1
DUR 1