The Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Milwaukee Bucks 109-89 in the Bradley Center to capture their second win in two days.
The Thunder played the best they have on offense since their win over the Bulls eight days ago. Oklahoma City shot 48.1 percent from the field and made 8-of-20 threes.
Russell Westbrook led the way with 26 points and seven rebounds. Westbrook’s highlight of the night came at the end of the first half when he calmly hit a stepback trey over Brandon Jennings to give the Thunder a 61-47 lead at the break.
Kevin Durant played distributor tonight leading the team with eight assists to go along with his 19 points.
Thabo Sefolosha had one of his best games scoring 14 points and a career-high seven steals.
The Thunder owned the Bucks in the paint and on the glass early as the Bucks didn’t get a rebound until under six minutes to play in the first quarter. Oklahoma City had 13 offensive rebounds in the contest and Serge Ibaka helped protect the rim with five blocks for the second night in a row.
After scoring 48 points against the Thunder in a Golden State uniform earlier this season, Monta Ellis was held to just nine tonight. Ersan Ilyasova led the Bucks with 18 points but only had two rebounds.
The Thunder did whatever they wanted tonight and looked like the team they were a few weeks ago, rolling through opponents with the best record in the conference.
Milwaukee was out of sync and collected five technicals in the game with Larry Sanders being ejected after throwing an elbow at Nick Collison.
The Thunder (42-15) are off tomorrow and will return home Wednesday night to host the Los Angeles Clippers (34-22).