Thunder make NBA history in OT win
February, 20, 2012
By ESPN Stats & Info
Russell Westbrook added a season-high 40 points, making Durant and Westbrook just the third pair of teammates in NBA history with a 50-point game and a 40-point game in the same game, according to the Elias Sports Bureau.
Don’t forget about Serge Ibaka, who had his first career triple-double with 14 points, 14 rebounds and a Thunder/SuperSonics-record 11 blocked shots. Elias tells us the Thunder trio is the first set of teammates in NBA history with a 50-point game, a 40-point game and a triple-double in the same game.
Durant recorded just the sixth 50-point game in franchise history and only Fred Brown, Ray Allen and Dale Ellis have ever scored more in a SuperSonics or Thunder uniform.
Durant and Westbrook are the first pair of teammates to each score at least 40 points in the same regular-season game since Michael Jordan (44) and Scottie Pippen (40) did it on Feb. 18, 1996.
Durant and Westbrook combined to score or assist on 60 of Oklahoma City’s 71 points in the second half and overtime. The Nuggets -- as a team -- scored 60 points in the same three periods.
The Thunder have won nine straight home games, their longest home winning streak since moving to Oklahoma City. The last time they won nine in a row at home was the 2004-05 season when they were in Seattle. They last won 10 consecutive home games from Feb.-April 1998.
The Nuggets are in a free fall, having lost three straight and eight of their past 10 games.