The Oklahoma City Thunder snapped their three-game losing streak beating the Toronto Raptors 91-75 Sunday night.
The Thunder led Toronto 58-55 with 6:05 left in the third quarter and would then go on a 24-0 run that lasted into the fourth quarter. The Thunder starters did not have to play in the final period.
Kevin Durant led the way for Oklahoma City scoring 23 points and making 4-of-6 threes. Russell Westbrook looked like he might be on pace for a triple-double early and finished with 15 points, six assists and six rebounds.
The Thunder bench was the difference in this one, along with the fact that the Raptors might have the worst roster in the NBA. James Harden, Nick Collison, Daequan Cook and Derek Fisher were all plus-16 or better while on the floor.
Harden had only five points through three quarters but turned it up in the fourth and finished with 17 points and four assists. Collison was a beast on the glass with nine rebounds, seven of which came on the offensive end. Cook had his highest scoring output since early March with eight points including two treys.
The Thunder were going through a tough stretch losing their last three games and they really didn’t look all that great tonight. They scored just 91 points which is right around what they’ve been averaging in their losing streak. The Thunder also committed 16 turnovers in the game tonight.
Three-point shooting helped Oklahoma City out tonight as they made 10-of-23 attempts. On defense they held Toronto to 37.2 percent shooting with Serge Ibaka spearheading the attack with five blocks.
The Thunder (41-15) will travel tomorrow to play in Milwaukee (28-28).