Nov 6, 2012; Oklahoma City, OK, USA; Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook (0) celebrates a shot against the Toronto Raptors during the first half at Chesapeake Energy Arena. Mandatory Credit: Mark D. Smith-US PRESSWIRE

OKC Thunder win fourth straight, beat Cleveland Cavaliers 106-91


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When Russell Westbrook gets hot, it sure is something else.

Westbrook made four straight 3-pointers in the Oklahoma City Thunder’s 106-91 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers Sunday night and finished with 27 points and 10 assists.

Westbrook ended the third quarter with a heave from just inside halfcourt that struck backboard then through the net and the Thunder led 79-63.

Kevin Durant added 26 on the night to go with eight boards.

The Thunder were at their best with Kevin Martin on the floor outscoring Cleveland by 25 in his 30 minutes. Martin scored 16 in the game on 6-of-9 shooting to go with five boards and three assists.

The Thunder were over 50 percent from the field for the second straight game tonight shooting 54.8 percent while holding Cleveland to 41.0 percent. OKC turned the ball over 21 times but it didn’t matter once Westbrook got hot.

The marquee matchup tonight was the point guard one as Kyrie Irving in just his second year in the league showed why he was a No. 1 overall selection in the NBA Draft. He was cool as a veteran dropping 20 points and five assists in 34 minutes.

Irving and the Cavs got the best of the Thunder last year in their lone meeting at the Peake but that was not the case tonight.

Serge Ibaka continued his strong play with 14 points to go with seven boards and seven blocks. He missed both of his 3-point attempts from the corner as his progression with that shot is taking longer than some expected.

The Thunder are now 5-2 on the year, a fine record with the Pistons up next again tomorrow night.

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