Durant leads Thunder past Rockets
Oklahoma City, OK (SportsNetwork.com) - Kevin Durant registered his 11th 40- point game of the season and Serge Ibaka grabbed 16 rebounds to help the Oklahoma City Thunder snap a two-game slide with a 106-98 triumph over the Houston Rockets on Tuesday from Chesapeake Energy Arena.
Durant shot 12-of-22 for 42 points, while Ibaka scored 12 points with four blocked shots for OKC. Russell Westbrook stuffed the stat sheet with 24 points, seven assists and four steals while Caron Butler added 11 points off the bench.
Durant and Westbrook combined to shoot 24-of-30 from the free throw line, outscoring the Rockets (23-of-34) at the stripe by themselves.
James Harden flirted with a triple-double in the setback, putting in 28 points with nine assists and eight rebounds as Houston's five-game winning streak came to an end. Chandler Parsons donated 19 points.
03/11 22:56:51 ET