"We've got a whole new coaching staff, we've got five new players on the team. We're just trying to jell together," said ex-Thunder center Byron Mullens, who went 4 for 10 on 3-pointers and scored 16 points. "We had summer league, but all the guys weren't there of course because it's summer league.
"We're getting there. We had a really good first half. We've just got to put two together."
Three-time NBA scoring champion Kevin Durant scored 13 points in his most extensive playing time of the preseason, going 2 for 8 in the first half before hitting his first three shots as Oklahoma City pulled away after leading 57-53 at halftime.
Durant and Russell Westbrook scored all the points during an 11-2 run midway through the third quarter that stretched Oklahoma City's lead to 72-59.
Both were on the bench throughout the fourth quarter, when Brooks let the training camp invitees loose. Rautins showed off his shooting, Liggins his perimeter defense, Orton his inside skills and Russell his ability to lead the team from the point.
"We definitely have a lot of good choices. We have guys that can do things that the other guys can't," Brooks said.
He's not tipping his hand yet on who might get the last spot, with four preseason games still to go.
"It's tough. It's not going to be an easy day because there's going to be somebody disappointed, and somebody who played well enough to make the team," Brooks said. "But you can't keep 19 guys. It's a tough business. This is a tough league to make and it's a tough league to stick, and we have that right in front of our eyes."