Oklahoma City (TSN) – Kevin Durant scored a game-high 27 points and grabbed eight rebounds as the Oklahoma City Thunder ran their winning streak to eight in a row with a 104-93 triumph over the Indiana Pacers on Sunday at Chesapeake Energy Arena.

Kevin Martin netted 24 points on 7-of-12 from the floor and Russell Westbrook donated 21 points, seven rebounds and six assists for the Thunder. Serge Ibaka contributed 12 points and nine boards.

David West hit 10-of-16 from the field for a team-high 21 points to go with nine rebounds, while Paul George gave 17 points and eight boards for the Pacers, who have lost two straight.

It was a close game early on, as a fadeaway jumper by West gave the Pacers a 14-9 advantage with 5:51 to play in the opening frame.

West then hit a jump shot to give the visitors a 16-11 lead, but the Thunder responded with a 14-6 push and headed into the second quarter with a 25-22 lead.

Oklahoma City opened the second stanza with a 20-10 run which allowed it to take a seemingly comfortable 45-32 lead with 5:49 to play before the half.

But, the Pacers responded with 13 straight points, including seven by George during the run, to tie the game at 45-45 with 3:14 to go.

It was a one-possession game the rest of the half as Lance Stephenson canned a deep trey with 20.1 seconds on the clock and the Pacers went into the locker room trailing, 57-56.

It remained a two-possession contest for most of the third quarter, until the Thunder gave themselves a bit of breathing room late in the frame.

George Hill buried a deep trey with 4:05 on the clock, pulling the Pacers within 75-72, but the home side closed the quarter on a 9-2 surge to take a 10-point lead into the final quarter.

A deep triple by George with 5:26 to play cut the Pacers deficit to 94-91, but the Thunder closed out the contest with a 10-2 burst en route to the victory.

Notes: Eight straight wins matches the Thunder’s longest winning streak since they prevailed in nine consecutive contests from Jan. 29-Feb. 21, 2010 … Indiana has lost seven of its last eight as the road team in this series … Oklahoma City shot 48.7 percent from the floor, while the Pacers shot 46.3 percent.

Team 1 2 3 4 Score
Indiana 22 34 18 19 93
Oklahoma City 25 32 27 20 104
Officials:  Ken Mauer, Nick Buchert, David Guthrie Attendance:  18203
Time Of Game: 2:04
Stats: Final
Indiana MIN FG FGA 3P 3PA FT FTA OR DR TOT A PF ST TO BL PTS
P.George 39:21 5 15 3 6 4 4 1 7 8 3 3 2 1 0 17
D.West 38:25 10 16 0 0 1 3 2 7 9 1 2 1 2 0 21
R.Hibbert 26:31 4 9 0 0 2 2 2 4 6 1 2 0 0 2 10
G.Hill 38:45 5 14 2 7 3 3 1 3 4 3 1 0 0 0 15
L.Stephenson 25:00 4 8 1 1 1 1 0 1 1 2 4 1 0 0 10
I.Mahinmi 21:29 2 7 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 1 0 1 1 4
G.Green 23:00 4 7 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 1 0 8
D.Augustin 9:15 2 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 2 0 4
S.Young 8:39 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 3 0 0 0 2
T.Hansbrough 9:35 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 2 0 0 1 2
J.Pendergraph DNP – Coach’s Decision
B.Hansbrough DNP – Coach’s Decision
M.Plumlee DNP – Coach’s Decision
TEAM TOTALS 240 38 82 6 17 11 13 9 25 34 13 20 4 7 4 93
PERCENTAGES FG: 46.3% 3PT: 35.3% FT: 84.6% TEAM REB: 4 TOTAL TO: 7
Oklahoma City MIN FG FGA 3P 3PA FT FTA OR DR TOT A PF ST TO BL PTS
K.Durant 39:16 9 24 1 5 8 10 0 8 8 4 0 0 4 0 27
S.Ibaka 33:03 6 9 0 1 0 0 3 6 9 0 5 0 1 2 12
K.Perkins 29:31 1 2 0 0 2 2 1 8 9 1 2 0 1 0 4
T.Sefolosha 25:25 1 4 0 2 0 0 1 1 2 0 2 1 0 0 2
R.Westbrook 34:26 7 17 1 3 6 7 2 5 7 6 0 2 2 2 21
K.Martin 31:19 7 12 3 6 7 8 0 0 0 1 4 0 1 0 24
N.Collison 19:22 2 3 0 1 1 1 1 2 3 0 2 1 0 0 5
H.Thabeet 14:04 1 1 0 0 1 2 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 3
E.Maynor 13:34 3 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 1 0 0 0 6
D.Liggins DNP – Coach’s Decision
R.Jackson DNP – Coach’s Decision
TEAM TOTALS 240 37 76 5 19 25 30 9 31 40 16 16 4 9 5 104
PERCENTAGES FG: 48.7% 3PT: 26.3% FT: 83.3% TEAM REB: 12 TOTAL TO: 10
POINTS OFF TURNOVERS
Indiana 11
Oklahoma City 6
TECHNICALS: Indiana 1, Oklahoma City 1
Indiana: Defensive Three Second
Oklahoma City: R.Westbrook

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