NBA Game Summary - Oklahoma City at Indiana
(Sunday, March 21st)
Final Score: Indiana 121, Oklahoma City 101
Indianapolis, IN (Sports Network) - Danny Granger poured in 32 points to lead Indiana to a surprising 121-101 drubbing of Oklahoma City.
Troy Murphy added 22 points and 13 rebounds, and Roy Hibbert went for 20 and eight for the Pacers, who have won five straight at home and three of four overall.
"We did a lot of very, very good things," Pacers head coach Jim O'Brien said. "We're playing solid right now. I think our movement and passing have been really good of late."
Jeff Green led the Thunder with 20 points, while Kevin Durant had 16 points on just 4-of-16 shooting in the loss, the third for the club in the last 12 games.
Oklahoma City, which never led, allowed a season-high point total as the Pacers shot 51.7 percent from the field.
Earl Watson hit consecutive three-pointers late in the first quarter to help the hosts take a 32-25 lead after 12 minutes.
Murphy's two-handed slam with under four minutes left in the second frame capped a 12-2 Indiana run for a 54-39 cushion.
Oklahoma City trailed 59-48 at halftime and 13 straight Indiana points -- nine coming from Murphy -- early in the third swelled the differential to 74-53.
The Thunder never threatened the 93-74 deficit they faced heading to the fourth.
"How we came out was a disgrace to the game of basketball," Durant said. "That starts with me. I apologize to all the fans and all of my teammates that I came out like that."
Durant, who had his lowest point total since a 13-point effort against Houston on December 19th earlier this season, joined LeBron James as the only other player in NBA history to score 2,000 points through 68 games under the age of 22...Eric Maynor recorded 15 points and 11 assists for the Thunder, who received 10 points and 12 rebounds from Serge Ibaka...Brandon Rush and Watson netted 15 and 11 points, respectively, for Indiana. Watson also had eight assists.
03/21 20:36:48 ET