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                    === Durant leads Thunder past Hawks ===
 
 Atlanta,  GA (SportsNetwork.com)  - Kevin Durant filled the stat sheet with 30
 points,  10 rebounds  and five assists as the Oklahoma City Thunder overcame a
 late Atlanta charge to top the Hawks 101-92 from Philips Arena.
 
 Paul  Millsap  and Shelvin  Mack drained consecutive  triples for a four-point
 margin  with 3:28 remaining.  Mack then cut it to 95-92 with a jumper with two
 minutes  left, but Russell  Westbrook went to his left hand on a reverse layup
 on the other end and Durant made 4-of-4 from the foul line to put it away.
 
 Westbrook  scored 14 points with 11 assists for OKC, winners in three straight
 and 11 of 12. Serge Ibaka added 19 points and 10 boards.
 
 "Offensively  we moved the ball, found good shots," said Durant. "We were able
 to take that punch and give a bigger punch back on the defensive end."
 
 Millsap's  23-point, 12-rebound effort paced Atlanta, which had its brief two-
 game winning streak come to an end to fall back to .500. The loss leaves Miami
 and  Indiana  as the only  two teams in the  Eastern Conference with a winning
 record.
 
 Jeff  Teague  and Mack  had 17 points  and six assists  apiece in the setback,
 while  Kyle  Korver extended  his 3-point  shooting streak to  91 games with a
 third quarter trey.
 
 "I  thought  defensively we played  hard," said Korver.  "I thought we had our
 moments. We just had a couple of stretches during the game, we're just killing
 ourselves."
 
 The  first  quarter featured  four ties  and 10 lead  changes, as Ibaka's free
 throws made it 21-21 after 12 minutes.
 
 OKC  quickly went  ahead early in the  second quarter on a three-point play by
 Ibaka,  and it  never trailed  after that.  Durant drew  a foul  in the  final
 seconds of the first half and split a pair for a 48-39 halftime advantage.
 
 Andre  Roberson, starting in place of an injured Thabo Sefolosha, capped a 6-0
 Thunder  flurry with a putback four minutes into the third quarter to push the
 visitors' lead to 60-47.
 
 Teague's floater had Atlanta's deficit at seven midway through the period, but
 Durant came back with a trey to keep the Hawks at arm's length.
 
 Westbrook  drained his only 3 of the contest with 4:24 left in the final frame
 before Mack caught fire to make it competitive down the stretch.
 
 
                                   Game Notes
 
 OKC won the rebounding margin 54-45 ... The Thunder outscored Atlanta 38-28 in
 the  paint ...  Mack's 17  points were  a career-high  ... Reggie  Jackson and
 Jeremy Lamb netted 13 and 11 points, respectively, for OKC ... Sefolosha has a
 sprained right knee and is considered day-to-day.
 
 
 12/10 23:16:44 ET

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