Technically, it was an NBA team that the Oklahoma City Thunder hosted Tuesday night, but it felt more like a D-League roster when the Philadelphia 76ers came to town.
The game was never in question as OKC rolled over the 76ers for a 125-92 victory.
Russell Westbrook played 21 minutes and that’s all he needed to record a triple-double. He finished with 13 points, 10 rebounds and 14 assists. He had eight assists midway through the first quarter. It was Westbrook’s second triple-double of the season with the first coming vs. New York on Christmas, also completed in just three quarters.
Kevin Durant had 42 points despite sitting the entire fourth quarter. He shot 14-for-20 from the field and also pulled down nine rebounds. If Durant had made all of his free throws, he would’ve been at 48 after three quarters with LeBron’s 61 in reach.
The game was already all too in hand entering the fourth quarter so Durant was not needed.
Every Thunder player would score including the newly acquired Caron Butler, who had just two points. Butler looked like a newbie feeling his way through the game for most of the night.
Perry Jones once again starter in place of the injured Thabo Sefolosha. He scored 12 points. The other two Thunder players in double-figures were Serge Ibaka and Reggie Jackson who each had 14.
The Thunder will play next Thursday on the road vs. Phoenix.