Wednesday, March 09, 2011

Durant lifts Thunder over Sixers

Philadelphia - The NBA's all about star power and the Sixers found that out on Wednesday night.

Kevin Durant scored 34 points, including a contested three-pointer in the final 10 seconds of regulation that sent the game into overtime, as Oklahoma City outlasted the Sixers 110-105 in front of 19,283 at Wells Fargo Center.

Durant also pulled down 16 rebounds as the Thunder dominated the boards in key moments. Russell Westbrook, Robin to Durant's Batman, added 27 points and 12 assists for Oklahoma City, which won for the fourth time in five games. Nick Collison tallied 13 points and 10 boards off the bench.

Lou Williams and Jrue Holiday each finished with 22 points for the Sixers, who had a three-game winning streak snapped. Jodie Meeks donated 17 points and seven rebounds.

Andre Iguodala chipped in with 14 points, eight assists and six boards for Philadelphia, which has lost five in a row against Oklahoma City.

"It's disappointing we let this one slip away tonight," Sixers coach Doug Collins said.

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