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OKC Thunder escape in OT, beat Philadelphia 76ers 116-109

The Oklahoma City Thunder didn’t score in the final 4:33 of regulation. The Philadelphia 76ers came back and forced overtime.

The threes started falling in the extra period for OKC. The best 3-point shooting team in the league drained three triples from four different players in overtime to escape Philadelphia with a 116-109 win.

Kevin Durant scored a season-high 37 points to go with eight rebounds, five assists, four steals and three blocks. He went 10-for-22 from the field and 15-of-17 from the free throw line.

Russell Westbrook got off to a hot start scoring 12 points in the first quarter and finished with 30 to go with nine dimes.

The Thunder came into the game turning the ball over more than anyone in the league but did so just 12 times tonight while Philly turned the rock over 15 times.

Defense was a problem for the Thunder tonight as they allowed 49.5 percent shooting from the field by the 76ers. They made up for it by attempting 20 more free throws and grabbing 18 offensive rebounds.

Nick Collison had his best game of the season scoring 14 points off the bench in 21 minutes to go with five boards.

Kevin Martin didn’t exactly bounce back from last night but did hit a huge three in overtime to help seal the victory. He finished with only six points as he was featured very rarely, especially down the stretch.

The Thunder collect their 10th win of the season tonight and will be off tomorrow night before taking on Charlotte Monday at home.

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