OKC Thunder fall behind early, can’t recover at home vs. Brooklyn Nets

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The Brooklyn Nets ended the Oklahoma City Thunder’s 12-game home winning streak Wednesday night beating the Thunder 110-93.

The Nets led by as many as 23 points in the first half before the Thunder started to claw back. Brooklyn led by 16 at halftime then OKC outscored the Nets 27-15 in the third quarter to cut the deficit to four.

Kevin Durant then Kevin Martin hit back-to-back threes midway through the fourth quarter to tie the game at 85 but that was as close as the Thunder would get.

Durant scored 27 points to go with five rebounds and five assists but was then ejected for the first time in his career late in the fourth quarter when frustration got the best of him.

Russell Westbrook also played a good game for the Thunder finishing with 26 points and 10 assists.

The Thunder were unable to find that third scoring wheel tonight however as Serge Ibaka finished with 14 points and Martin with 11.

Joe Johnson led the Nets with 33 points and scored 20 of his points in the first half. Brook Lopes – who didn’t play in the first meeting between these teams – had 25 points on the night.

Deron Williams scored 19 points to go with 13 assists and five steals. The Nets scored 28 points off 19 Thunder turnovers.

The Thunder fall to 24-7 on the year. They’ll play the Philadelphia 76ers at home for their next game this Friday.

Topics: Brooklyn Nets, Oklahoma City Thunder

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