It wasn’t the prettiest win, but it was certainly the Thunder needed after two, tough losses on the road on national television earlier this week.
The Thunder shot just a hair over 40 percent from the field in the game but held Milwaukee to under 35 percent as they went on to win 92-79.
Serge Ibaka led the way with 15 points, 20 rebounds and four blocks as he continues his hot play of late.
Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook were solid as well. Durant was quiet by his standards but scored 10 of his 24 points in the third quarter to help the Thunder begin to pull away. Westbrook shot the ball well again from outside as he led the Thunder with 26 points and four assists.
The big lift for OKC came at the end of the third quarter and beginning of the fourth when Reggie Jackson came off the bench to do some damage. The second unit for OKC allowed the Bucks to hang around in the first half, but led by Jackson in the second half helped the Thunder to close out the game.
Jackson finished with 11 points while Jeremy Lamb added seven.
Andre Roberson started for Thabo Sefolosha, who missed the game with flu-like symptoms. Roberson played just 13 minutes, but had some nice defensive efforts on O.J. Mayo.
Kendrick Perkins returned to the lineup for OKC after missing the last two games due to a death in the family. Perkins’ numbers never really stand out, but he did have three nice assists.
The Thunder are now 6-3 on the season and will play at home vs. the Denver Nuggets Monday night for their next game.
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