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                     === Durant, Thunder thump Hornets ===
 
 New  Orleans, LA  (Sports  Network) -  Kevin Durant  donated  27 points,  nine
 rebounds  and  five assists on  Friday to lead the  Oklahoma City Thunder to a
 110-95 thumping of the New Orleans Hornets at New Orleans Arena.
 
 Kevin  Martin poured in 27 points off the bench and Russell Westbrook recorded
 a  double-double with  10 points and 12  assists for the Thunder, who have won
 six of their last seven games.
 
 "We  dominated the  game," Durant remarked. "Our offense was there and we just
 picked our spots. We just put ourselves in good positions to score."
 
 Ryan  Anderson paced  the Hornets with 15 points and seven boards, while Robin
 Lopez  netted 12  points and Roger Mason  Jr. added 11 points for New Orleans,
 which has lost two in a row.
 
 "They are a really good team first of all and you can't just show up and think
 that  you  are going to  play against a team  like that without playing hard,"
 Hornets  coach  Monty Williams  said. "I  didn't see our  team play with force
 tonight  and  that's something that  is concerning  for me because that's what
 we've done around here."
 
 Oklahoma  City scored the first seven points of the game and never looked back
 en route to the wire-to-wire victory.
 
 The  Thunder  shot 68.4  percent from the  field in the  first quarter and led
 by as many as 20 before taking a 36-18 advantage into the second.
 
 Durant and Martin combined for 23 of the Thunder's 30 points in the second, as
 the visitors carried a 66-37 lead into the locker room.
 
 Oklahoma  City's lead peaked  at 34 in the third and only dipped below 20 late
 in the fourth as the Thunder cruised to the double-digit victory.
 
                                   Game Notes
 
 The Thunder have taken five straight meetings with the Hornets ... New Orleans
 outscored  Oklahoma  City, 36-30,  in the paint  and outrebounded the Thunder,
 40-36  ... Oklahoma City shot 54.1 percent from the field and held the Hornets
 to 42.3 percent shooting.
 
 11/16 23:16:46 ET