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Final: Thunder beat the Sixers 125-92. Largest margin of victory this season. OKC is 46-15 on the season. Philly is 15-46.
Final: Thunder 125, Sixers 92. Largest margin of victory for OKC this season.
Thunder beat the Sixers 125-92. Durant with 42 on 14-20 with 9 rebounds, Westbrook 13-10-14 in 21 minutes, Jackson and Ibaka each with 14.
Brett Brown's boys are down 125-88 with 1:29 left to play and he's still calling timeouts.
I'm officially ready for Hasheem Thabeet to launch a 3. Come on. Do it for us, Hash.
Per Elias, Westbrook's triple-double is the second fastest in NBA history. Jim Tucker did it in 17 minutes in 1955.
Three UConn players on the court right now for the Thunder right now: Jeremy Lamb, Hasheem Thabeet and Caron Butler.
Fastest triple-double in NBA since '55 was Jim Tucker on Feb. 20, 1955. Syracuse vs. New York. Did it in 17 minutes. Russ is 2nd fastest.
Even the refs are smiling at Thabeet's jumper.
Hasheem Thabeet midrange jumper. It's over now, 76ers. Your season is over.
Hasheem the Dream drilling mid-range Js, Thunder up 31 on Philly. Can we call it now?
Unsustainable Derek Fisher 3
Remember: KD let his 30-point streak die because he sat the fourth in a blowout against the Nets. Not thinking about that stuff like we are.
Only six minutes for Jeremy Lamb so far tonight. Casualty of the Butler signing.
So if you're hoping for KD to go for 50 (or more), root for a 12-0 Sixers run.
After three, the Thunder leads the Sixers 98-76. Eat your heart out, Hasheem Thabeet fans.
Unless things get close, Durant's done for the night. He doesn't play fourth quarters in blowouts.
Meanwhile... Kevin Durant has 42 on 14-20 shooting after three quarters. This is Durant's 10th game with at least 40 this season.
End of the third quarter: KD has 42 points on 14/20 FG. Westbrook has 13-14-10 triple-double in 21 minutes. OKC up 98-76 on Philly.
Good to know Caron Butler's not afraid of letting halfcourt shots at the end of quarters fly.
Meanwhile, Brett Brown still coaching 'em up.
That's the 10th 40-point game for Durant this season.
He makes all three. He's got 40.
Kevin Durant with 40 points (on 13/19 shooting) and nine rebounds before the end of the third quarter.
Durant to the line for three. He makes all three, he'll have 40.
Now, someone could've recorded a trip-dub in 21 mins, and then played another 10. So if Russ wants this record, he better not come back in.
Kevin Durant's been having free throw issues (by his standards) for the past month. Missed six tonight.
Durant has now missed six free throws. He'd have 41 if he made those six.
According to my quick Basketball Ref research, nobody has ever recorded a points-rebounds-assist triple-double in less than 21 minutes.
Kevin Durant, meanwhile, has 32 points on 12-for-17 shooting. Also has seven rebounds and three assists. Just missed his fifth foul shot tho
Westbrook's now got 10 rebounds, 13 points and 14 assists, his second triple-double of the season and eighth of his career.
Russell Westbrook has his triple-double: 13 points, 10 rebounds and 13 assists. IN 21 MINUTES.
Triple-double for Russell Westbrook in three quarters: 13 points, 13 assists, 10 rebounds in 21 minutes.
Westbrook's now got 13 points, nine rebounds and 13 assists.
Russell Westbrook yapping at MCW after that layup-layup-assist sequence: "I do this sh**!! I do this sh**!!"
Russell Westbrook and Michael Carter-Williams are getting after each other pretty good. Lots of talking.
This little game within the game has made this game fascinating. Westbrook finds Ibaka for an open dunk and screams "I DO THIS (****)!"
Westbrook now with a double-double (11points and 12 assists). Needs three more rebounds for a triple-double.
Now Westbrook takes exception to a hard foul on a driving layup. Throws a chicken wing in Carter-Williams' direction. Another stare down.
Westbrook and Carter-Williams talking trash to each other. Gutsy if nothing else by the rookie. Stares down Westbrook after a Sixers 3.
Durant makes it 26 straight games with at least 25 points.
Durant has now missed four free throws tonight. Something's up.
Westbrook's career high is 16 assists. He's got 12 with eight minutes left in the third.
When you think you've done a lot , sometimes it isn't enough
Thunder lead the 76ers 61-45 at half. Durant with 21 (8-11 shooting) and 6 rebounds. Westbrook 5, 7 rebounds and 11 assists, Jones with 10.
Halftime: Thunder up 61-45 on the Sixers. Stats all around: KD with 21 on 8/11 FG. Westbrook with 5-7-11. OKC with 18 asts.
At halftime, the Thunder leads the Sixers, 61-45.
Westbrook pulls up for a ridiculous 2-for-1 3 from about 30 feet, without any rebounders under the bucket. And naturally, he nails it.
Westbrook just got three of them on the ballsiest 2-for-1 ever
Triple-double alert: Russell Westbrook with 5 points, 6 rebounds, 11 assists in the first half.
Westbrook needs eight points and four rebounds for a triple-double.
Durant's first miss comes with 2:35 left in the second quarter on a heat check 3. Started the game 7-7.
Westbrook's 11 first-half assists are the most in the first half in Thunder history.
That's a Thunder era record 11 assists for Russell Westbrook in the first half.
Here's the thing too: Most of these Westbrook passes are ridiculous. He's firing one-handed bounce passes everywhere.
I promise you watching Brett Brown is more entertaining than watching this game.
Westbrook with his 10th assist with 4:30 left in the first half. He's yet to score (0-3 shooting).
Russell Westbrook: 10 assists, 0 points in nine minutes.
Perry Jones with 10 points in 11 first half minutes. His first double-figures game since late January.
Scott Brooks wasn't this fiery when the Thunder went 23-59.
Brett Brown also loves to use naughty language. (Just got T'd up).
Brett Brown is kind of terrifying.
Russell Westbrook dropping dimes tonight. Just drilled Fisher with a beautiful pinpoint crosscourt liner. Has nine assists in eight mins.
Brett Brown loves calling timeouts.
Russell Westbrook's eight assists tied the OKC record for most in a quarter. Last to do it was...Westbrook last season (1/25 at Kings).
Thunder with a weird lineup right now. Jackson, Fisher, Lamb, Butler and Collison. Super small.
Caron Butler with a bucket, a steal and a block early. Making a nice impact on both ends.
End 1Q: Thunder lead the Sixers 37-23. KD with 13, PJ3 with eight, Westbrook with eight assists in six minutes.
Reggie Jackson with six points, three rebounds in the first quarter. Russell Westbrook with eight assists. PGs playing well.
Caron Butler elbow post up, face up, little 15-foot jumper. His first points on the Thunder.
Caron Butler walks to the bench for a timeout giving Lamb instructions.
Caron Butler gets a standing ovation from Thunder fans upon checking in. I'd be surprised if half these people knew him two weeks ago.
Standing ovation from the Thunder crowd for Caron Butler.
Caron Butler makes his Thunder debut with 5:26 left in the first quarter. Gets a raucous standing ovation.
Caron Butler into the game for the first time for the Thunder.
Russell Westbrook has eight assists, and we're not even halfway through the first quarter.
Westbrook's got eight assists in the first six minutes. Could set a career high tonight.
Now eight assists for Russell Westbrook in the first six minutes.
Perry Jones making a late push to get into the MVP conversation. Has eight quick points on 3-3 shooting.
Russell Westbrook with six assists in the first five minutes. Perry Jones with eight points.
I feel horrible for Thaddeus Young. He didn't do anything to deserve this.
Lot of Thunder dunks and layups early.
Thunder vs Sixers: 45-15 vs 15-45. Game tips in about five minutes. OKC a 21-point favorite.
Thabo Sefolosha just walked in the locker room on crutches. Said he'll need them for a couple of weeks to take pressure off his calf.
Scott Brooks says Caron Butler will likely play somewhere between 15 to 24 minutes tonight.
Scott Brooks said his range for Caron Butler tonight is around 15-24 minutes.
Brooks says Caron Butler will play roughly 15 to 24 minutes tonight.
Perry Jones will start at shooting guard again tonight, Scott Brooks says.
Scott Brooks says he'll start Perry Jones III in place of the injured Sefolosha
Wonder if Brooks will start a small(er) lineup tonight w/ KD at power forward and Ibaka at center. Philly's a team he could do it against.
I cannot wait until the playoffs start!
Bovada's released updated MVP odds: Kevin Durant is the favorite at 1/3, with LeBron at 2/1.
Thunder open as 20-point favorites over the Sixers tomorrow night. Wow. As high as I've seen an NBA line.
Sixty for LeBron.