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                      === Thunder clash with Cavaliers ===
 
 (Sports Network) - The Oklahoma City Thunder will be in search of their fourth
 straight win Sunday versus the Cleveland Cavaliers at Chesapeake Energy Arena.
 
 After losing two of three to start the new season, the Thunder have ripped off
 wins  over Toronto, Chicago and Detroit. In Friday's 105-94 victory versus the
 Pistons,  Serge Ibaka set  a new career high in points with 25 and pulled down
 seven rebounds.
 
 "It  feels  good," Ibaka  said of his  performance. "First of  all I've got to
 thank my teammates. They did a great job of finding me and they knew I was hot
 which gave me confidence. They did a great job passing me the ball."
 
 Kevin  Durant recorded  a  double-double  with 25  points  and  13 boards  for
 Oklahoma  City, which  made 53.5 percent of its shots. Durant has four double-
 doubles  in six  games this  season. Kevin  Martin had  16 points  and Russell
 Westbrook notched 10 and six assists.
 
 Durant,  Martin  and Westbrook scored in  double figures for the sixth time in
 six games this season.
 
 Oklahoma  City held its opponent under 42 percent shooting for the fourth time
 this season and for the third straight game.
 
 Cleveland  will resume its  six-game road trip Sunday and is 1-3 so far on the
 current sojourn.
 
 The  Cavaliers  fell to 2-4  on the season  following Friday's 107-105 loss at
 Phoenix, as rookie Dion Waiters paced the team with 23 points and Kyrie Irving
 added  17 and  eight assists. Daniel Gibson scored a season-best 19 points off
 the bench.
 
 "The story doesn't change, it's on the defensive end; 12 good minutes. It's as
 simple  as that," Cavs  coach Byron Scott said. "Obviously we have to get more
 out of our bench then what we're getting these first six games."
 
 Cleveland  had a 37-16 advantage after the opening quarter. Even though Irving
 posted 17 points against the Suns, he has tallied 20 or more points in four of
 the Cavs' six games. Cleveland will close the trek Tuesday at Brooklyn.
 
 Anderson  Varejao had 14  points and 10 rebounds in the recent loss and is one
 steal shy of 400 in his career. He has recorded three straight double-doubles.
 
 The  Cavs won  the  only showdown  with  Oklahoma City  last  season and  have
 prevailed in six of the last nine meetings between the teams.
 
 
 11/11 10:52:48 ET

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