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Durant, Westbrook help Thunder crush Hornets
Oklahoma City, OK (Sports Network) - Kevin Durant played only three quarters, but still notched his third career triple-double with 18 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists, as the Oklahoma City Thunder walloped the New Orleans Hornets, 119-74, Wednesday night.
It was Durant's second triple-double in a week. He had 16 points, 12 boards and 11 assists in the Thunder's loss at Houston on Feb. 20.
Russell Westbrook had 29 points and Serge Ibaka totaled 18 points and seven rebounds, as Oklahoma City won its third straight game. It marked the first time in Thunder history they beat an opponent by at least 30 points in consecutive games. They blew out the Chicago Bulls, 102-72, on Sunday.
Kevin Martin and Reggie Jackson each had 14 points off the bench for the Thunder.
It was the largest margin of victory in the series, surpassing a 40-point triumph for the Seattle SuperSonics on Nov. 7, 1989.
Ryan Anderson scored 14 for the Hornets, who lost for the fifth time in six games. They were outrebounded 48-25 and shot just 35.1 percent, compared to 55.3 percent for the Thunder.
02/27 22:40:24 ET