Indiana Pacers vs. Oklahoma City Thunder 12/9/12: Video Highlights and Recap
The Oklahoma City Thunder continued their winning ways, dropping the Indiana Pacers in Oklahoma City, 104-93, Sunday night.
If you're looking for the difference in this game, it was the third quarter. Both teams were nearly dead-even in the first half, with the Thunder taking a one-point lead into the third quarter.
Oklahoma City would go on to outscore the Pacers 27-18 in the third frame and took a 10-point lead into the fourth. The Pacers would respond by bringing the score to within three, but the Thunder went on a 8-0 run to ensure a W in the win column.
Kevin Durant led all scorers with 27 points, and added eight rebounds and four assists to his impressive performance. Russell Westbrook was also all over the place, scoring 21 points with seven rebounds and six assists.
On the defensive end, Westbrook was superb, as he added two steals and two blocks. Kevin Martin, who was averaging 15.4 points coming into the game, made the difference on the offensive end after torching the Pacers for 24 points off the bench.
Indiana enjoyed balanced scoring in the contest, with David West leading the charge with 21 points and nine rebounds. Paul George had 17 points and eight rebounds, while Roy Hibbert's disappointing season continues after scoring 10 points and grabbing six boards.
Adding to Hibbert's forgettable night, the seven-footer got rejected by the tiny Westbrook down the stretch as the Thunder were pulling away.
Player of the Game: Russell Westbrook
Westbrook easily won this award hands down. There wasn't anything the Thunder point guard didn't do in this game, and that goes for both sides of the ball.
What's Next for OKC?
The Thunder should keep rolling right along and build on their eight-game winning streak. Next up will be the New Orleans Hornets in OKC on Wednesday, so look for a similar result against one of the worst teams in the NBA.
What's Next for Indiana?
Some relief is on the way for the Pacers, as they will head home to take on the lowly Cleveland Cavaliers on Wednesday. That should be a game the Pacers win, even without Danny Granger.
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