Oklahoma City at Golden State

Thunder 104, Warriors 95

SportsLine.com wire reports
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OAKLAND, Calif. -- While Kevin Durant was lighting up the scoreboard in the second half, Russell Westbrook was chasing a quadruple-double.

Although Westbrook settled for a double-double, he made things interesting.

Durant scored 29 points, Westbrook added 21, and the Oklahoma City Thunder won their fifth straight, beating the Golden State Warriors 104-95 Saturday night.

"Everybody knows it's coming; he's been flirting with triple-doubles all season," Durant said. "A quadruple-double doesn't come around very often. He did a great job of initiating the offense, getting his steals and making easy baskets. We followed his lead tonight. He does a great job of filling up the stat sheet."

Jeff Green had 18 points for the Thunder, who matched their best winning streak this season. Westbrook added 10 assists, a career-high -- and the most in an NBA game this season -- eight steals and seven rebounds.

"I just try to get into passing lanes," Westbrook said. "When you're playing, people throw the ball real lackadaisical. I was sitting there, waiting and waiting. They threw it and I'd go."

Corey Maggette scored 24 points to lead the Warriors, who have lost eight straight and are 3-8 in their last 11 home games. Stephen Curry had 24 points, Anthony Tolliver added 11 points and 11 rebounds, Monta Ellis had 15 and Andris Biedrins grabbed 18 rebounds.

"We just didn't look like a team," Warriors coach Don Nelson said. "A lot of guys didn't play well at the same time."

Durant and Green combined for 22 points in the third quarter, helping the Thunder score 36 in the period and open a 15-point lead entering the fourth.

"Russell did a great job of controlling the pace of the game," Thunder coach Scott Brooks said. "Defensively we turned it up in the second half and got our hands in the air. Russell gets eight steals -- that's amazing. That doesn't happen very often."

Oklahoma City eventually led by 19 points before the Warriors made a late run.

"Sloppy turnovers and then the third quarter," Curry said. "We let them get a double-digit lead and we can't come back from that."

There wasn't much to separate the two teams through the first half, with Westbrook hitting a driving layup with 1:33 remaining to give the Thunder a 52-50 advantage at the intermission.

Durant scored 25 or more for the 24th consecutive game, the longest since Allen Iverson reached 27 in 2000-01.

"I continue to be aggressive and open some stuff for my teammates," Durant said. "I did a better job of looking on the weak side and taking jumpers there. My teammates got me going in the second half."

Durant, who needed to score 32 to take over the league scoring lead, started slow, and was limited to three points in the second quarter, all on free throws. He opened the game 1 of 5 and missed all four of his second-quarter shots.

Notes

Biedrins' 10 first-quarter rebounds were the most by a Warriors player in one period this season. ... The Thunder have used the same starting lineup in 48 games. ... The Thunder's 36 points in the third quarter matched their second-best effort of any quarter. ... Tolliver was signed for the rest of the season after playing on two 10-day contracts. ... Warriors G Speedy Claxton, who has yet to appear in a game due to a knee injury, was waived. ... The Thunder scored 100-plus points for a season-high fifth straight game and are 21-2 when doing so. ... The Warriors are 0-12 when scoring less than 100 points.
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Scoreboard
Oklahoma City (29-21) «26263616104
Golden State (13-36) 2723232295
OKC:K. Durant 29 Pts
OKC:N. Collison 10 Reb
OKC:R. Westbrook 10 Ast
GS:C. Maggette 24 Pts
GS:A. Biedrins 18 Reb
GS:M. Ellis 6 Ast
Players of the Game
Golden StateOklahoma City

C. Maggette

K. Durant
PtsRebsAstPtsRebsAst
24632984
Oklahoma City
K. Durant, SF427-2113-1484129
J. Green, PF367-162-230418
R. Westbrook, PG368-175-6710121
T. Sefolosha, SF334-70-08248
N. Krstic, C204-102-271110
N. Collison, PF261-40-010122
J. Harden, SG223-80-02047
E. Maynor, PG122-30-01445
S. Ibaka, PF82-30-03024
B. Mullens, C20-10-00000
K. Ollie, PG20-00-00000
E. Thomas, CDid Not Play
K. Weaver, SGDid Not Play
D. White, PFDid Not Play
Totals 38-9022-24492223104
 42.2%91.7% 
Golden State
M. Ellis, PG406-221-236415
A. Biedrins, C322-50-018234
C. Maggette, SF308-168-1263324
C. Karl, PG304-121-221310
S. Curry, PG279-152-314323
A. Tolliver, PF365-100-0111411
A. Morrow, SG162-40-01205
R. Turiaf, C131-10-03312
C. Watson, PG130-30-02110
C. Hunter, PF30-01-21001
D. George, SGDid Not Play
B. Wright, PFDid Not Play
K. Azubuike, SFDid Not Play
R. Bell, SGDid Not Play
V. Radmanovic, SFDid Not Play
A. Randolph, PFDid Not Play
S. Claxton, PGDid Not Play
Totals 37-8813-2148232295
 42.0%61.9% 
Other Games
Atl 0 PPD
Wash 0
NO 104 Final
Char 99
NY 106 Final
Cle 113
NJ 92 Final
Det 99
Mia 91 Final
Chi 95
Mem 102 Final
Min 109
Phi 102 Final
Hou 95
Ind 81 Final
Mil 93
Den 106 Final
Utah 116
LAL 99 Final
Port 82
SA 98 Final
LAC 81