NBA Game Summary - Oklahoma City at Toronto
(Friday, March 19th)
Final Score: Oklahoma City 115, Toronto 89
Toronto, ON (Sports Network) - Kevin Durant hit 17-of-18 from the foul line en route to a 31-point effort, as Oklahoma City crushed Toronto, 115-89, at Air Canada Centre.
Jeff Green added 25 points and seven rebounds for the Thunder, who have won six of seven overall. Kyle Weaver chipped in 12 points off the bench, and Russell Westbrook logged 11 points and 10 assists in the lopsided victory.
"Our guys came out with a lot of energy on the defensive end," Thunder head coach Scott Brooks said. "We really got after it. That was out best game of the year."
Chris Bosh paced the Raptors with 22 points and 10 rebounds. Andrea Bargnani ended with 15 points for Toronto, which has dropped six of seven.
A pair of Weaver three-pointers bookended a 17-4 run to end first quarter, helping the Thunder jump out to a 39-25 lead.
"They came in acting like the better team and they carried themselves that way," Bosh said of the Thunder. "They were trying to run us out of our own building."
Oklahoma City continued to pour it on in the second quarter, and the margin reached 64-42 on a Green three with a little over a minute to play.
The visitors scored the final seven points of the stanza for a healthy 71-44 cushion at halftime.
The Thunder, who blew a 19-point lead against the Bobcats on Wednesday, kept their foot on the gas pedal in the third. Green scored 10 straight points in less than two minutes, hitting back-to-back threes for an 85-51 differential near the seven-minute mark.
The 97-65 score at the end of the third was never threatened in the final 12 minutes.
This was the Thunder franchise's first win in Toronto since November 13, 2005, a span of three games...Durant has 38 games of 30-plus points this season... The Raptors were the seventh Eastern Conference team the Thunder have swept this season...Marco Belinelli scored 12 points for the Raptors, who were outrebounded 53-37.
03/19 22:58:13 ET