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Frank Vogel on Russell Westbrook: "As good as I've ever seen him."
Russell Westbrook: "When we play like that, there aren't too many teams that can beat us but ourselves."
Paul George on if KD is his toughest cover in the league: "It is"
Scott Brooks downplays the win, noting the Pacers' back-to-back and that they're on a long road trip.
The 118 points the Pacers gave up tonight is the most they've allowed since Jan. 4, 2012 (against Miami).
Combined plus/minus for the Thunder starters: +105.
Downplay the win because the Pacers were on a back-to-back if you like, but most didn't grant OKC the same grace after the loss in Portland.
Thunder smoke the Pacers 118-94, improve to 15-4 overall, 10-0 at home. Most impressive win this season.
Thunder rout the Pacers, 118-94. Durant with 36-10-5, Westbrook 26-7-13, Jackson with 15, Ibaka with 13. OKC shot 59.5 percent.
Final: Thunder 118, Pacers 94. (Somebody check my work).
Russell Westbrook's night: 26 points (11-17 shooting), seven rebounds, 13 assists in 32 minutes.
Arena shows Gabe Ikard, Clint Chelf and Shaun Lewis on the big screen. Loud applause for all.
Thunder put Clint Chelf on the big screen and spell his last name "Shelf." Oof.
Durant checks out with four minutes left sitting on 36 points (14-23 shooting), 10 boards and five assists.
KD leaves the game with 36 points (on 14/23 shooting), 10 rebounds and five assists in 34 minutes.
PJ3 checking in for the final four minutes.
Pacers empty the bench with six minutes left and OKC up 18.
Reggie Jackson just finished a reverse two-hand layup. I really don't even know how to describe it.
Reggie Jackson with double-digit points in five straight games. Regular season career-high.
(Incrementally louder with each basket) "Paul George. PAUL George. PAUL GEORGE." -- Me
Ninth 30-point game of the season for KD. He has 32 on 12/21 shooting.
Pacers pulling a Spurs on the Pacers but on the Thunder.
Welp, that other 6-10 forward has to check in.
If Nick would've busted out a Eurostep, you would've seen a lunatic running across the court waving a shirt around his head.
NICK COLLISON SOLO FAST BREAK
Through three in OKC: Thunder 90, Pacers 69. Durant with 28-8-5, Westbrook with 24-7-12.
Thunder up 90-69 on the 18-2 Pacers through three quarters. Impressive performance all around.
Man, Paul George can cook with the best of 'em.
Kendrick Perkins with six points and seven rebounds in 21 minutes. Mission accomplished.
Tonight, Kendrick Perkins looks like a $9 million player. Playing wonderfully.
At this rate, Reggie might not be needed much in the fourth. Perry Jones III fans, get ready.
Russell Westbrook now with 22 points, a season-high 11 assists and seven rebounds.
OKC's interior help defense has been as good as I've seen it this season. Great communication, great rotations.
Frank Vogel just got hit with a tech for yelling loudly, "Hey! That's a moving screen!" Where was the magic word there?
Guessing Reggie Jackson plays the entire fourth.
Durant blows up a 3-on-1 fastbreak for the Pacers, grabs the rebound and dishes to Westbrook for a 3 on the other side. Five-point swing.
Four points and six rebounds for Kendrick Perkins in 17 minutes tonight. Only had 3 pts/5 rebs in 48 mins on 3-game road trip.
Thunder are just shredding the Pacers in the high pick-and-roll. Westbrook dishing everywhere for easy looks at the rim.
Russell Westbrook (12 points, 10 assists) with his second double-double of the season.
Paul George and Lance Stephenson a combined 4/14 shooting in the first half. Pacers 0/9 from three.
My bad. Typo. Thunder 56, Pacers 37 at halftime.
Thunder starters had a combined plus/minus of +73 in the first half. Box score: http://t.co/opMiIpwVaQ
Thunder lead the Pacers 56-37 at the half. Durant with 19, Westbrook 12, 6 rebounds and 6 assists. OKC shooting 54.8% on NBA's best defense.
Thunder 56, Pacers 47 at halftime. Indiana shooting 32.6 percent.
In a possible Thunder-Heat series, Kendrick Perkins would be a liability. We've seen that. But vs Pacers/Hibbert, he'd be useful.
Hibbert backs off Perk giving him a free 15-footer, Perk takes and makes it. Hibbert smiles the whole way back to the other end.
Loudest cheer of the night: Kendrick Perkins mid-range J.
Who wants to try and grab the ball out of Steven Adams' hands? Anyone? No?
Thunder up 19 on Indiana in the first half. Everyone contributing.
And KD, from the bench, just told him to "Go to work" some more.
Reggie Jackson is torching C.J. Watson.
KD with 17 pts, 5 rebs, 3 assists in the first 15 minutes. Paul George with 6, 2 and 0.
Nick Collison called for a flagrant foul for the cleanest hard foul you can possibly commit. After review, downgraded to a personal foul.
Refs downgrade it to a personal foul.
Easy way to get the Thunder crowd from friendly and calm to immediate booing: Announce questionable flagrant on Nick Collison.
Flagrant foul on Nick Collison. Hard foul on Orlando Johnson. Refs reviewing.
Same for Paul George.
Durant starting the second quarter after playing the entire first.
Pacers outscored the Spurs by 30 in the middle two quarters last night. Something to watch.
KD and Westbrook combine for 20 points, 8 rebounds and 7 assists in the first quarter. Thunder up 10 on Indiana.
"Everywhere" isn't a good enough word to describe where Russell Westbrook is tonight. Omnipresent is better.
Ten minutes into the game, KD is 6/7 shooting for 14 points. The Pacers are 5/20 shooting for 10 points.
Don't know if it's related, but a production truck from Dallas wasn't able to make it to the game tonight because of weather. So maybe that.
Russell Westbrook with four points, four assists and three rebounds in the first quarter. Everywhere defensively, too.
Lots asking about an apparent non-HD feed of the game on FSOK. Don't know anything about it.
Steven Adams on Roy Hibbert. Interesting matchup to watch.
KD with some early 50-point potential tonight. Has 12 midway through the first. Looks determined.
Attention Perk critics: Early yet, but he's doing excellent defensive work against Roy Hibbert and David West inside.
Kendrick Perkins is shutting down the post. Very impressive.
Kevin Durant 9, Indiana Pacers 4 in the first five minutes. OKC up by seven.
Perk so desperately wants to be Kevin Love with his outlet passing. But Kevin Love, he is not.
Paul George has averaged only 10.3 points on 31% shooting in four career games vs OKC. But this is a different Paul George.
Steven Adams and Nick Collison's pregame handshake routine: Just a straight up, firm, nice-to-meet-you handshake.
Thunder-Pacers tips soon in OKC. Combined records of the teams: 32-6.
I think Westbrook *can* be an elite defensive point guard. And at times, is. But overall? Too much of a gambler and too inconsistent.
Vogel on how important the development of Lance Stephenson has been: "Every bit as Paul George's. I don't want to understate that."
Frank Vogel says he considers Russell Westbrook an elite defensive point guard.
Thunder 4.5-point favorites over the Pacers tonight. Indiana on a back-to-back after impressive win over Spurs last night.
Remember when we thought Thunder at Knicks on Christmas Day was a good idea? Yeah, that happened.
Thunder 9-0 at home, Pacers 9-2 on the road, including a win at San Antonio last night. Good one in OKC tonight.
Damian Lillard again. This game is bananas!
Good grief, Dirk.
Mavs and Blazers tied at 94 with 3:58 left to play in Portland. Catch the finish on NBA TV.
Spurs comeback aside, extremely impressive performance by the Pacers tonight in San Antonio. Pacers come to OKC on Sunday at 18-2.
Dorial Green-Beckham = Young Plaxico Burress
For those asking, tonight's Spurs-Pacers game is not a national broadcast.
Before tomorrow's showdown between Kevin Durant and Paul George, we'll get a good one between Paul George and Kawhi Leonard tonight.